Locals perform well as high school rodeo season starts

The Nebraska High School Rodeo season kicked off in McCook on April 22-23. Morgan Darnell and Clayton Symons from Mitchell, Neb., placed tenth in the team roping. 

Hyannis hosted the rodeo on April 29. Blake Henry placed fourth in the steer wrestling. On Sunday, April 30, they traveled to Arthur where Conner Halverson placed second in the bull riding and Morgan Darnell won the breakaway roping. They also competed at Burwell.

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Knocked to her Knees Gordon cowgirl prevails over knee, hip surgeries; is back to rodeo

By Ruth Nicolaus, courtesy of the Adams County Ag Society 

Morgan Darnell has seen the inside of more surgery rooms than she’d prefer.

The Gordon, Neb. cowgirl, a member of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, has had four surgeries in the last four years.

It all started when she hit her knee on a post while riding her horse. When her parents took her to the doctor, no damage had been done, but the doctor discovered that she had OCD: osteochondritis dissecans, a loss of

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GR Girls fall in Subdistrict Final

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Girls Basketball team played their last game on Tuesday, February 16. The Lady Mustangs knew going into their subdistrict final game against Mitchell that they would need leading scorer, senior Josie Perez, more than ever. Unfortunately, so did the Tigers. Mitchell heavily defended Perez throughout the night, holding her well below her season average of 19.7 ppg at just 5 points. As a team, the Mustangs made only 19 percent of their shots en route to a

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Lady Hawks fall to Crawford in final game

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs Lady Hawks basketball team concluded their season during subdistricts on February 14.

Their last game was against Crawford during the first round of subdistrict play. Coming into the game, the Lady Hawks had the advantage as they defeated the Rams twice this season. The Lady Hawks kept pace with the Rams during the first quarter and trailed only seven points. The second quarter was low scoring for the Lady Hawks, with six points to Crawford’s ten points

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Lady Mustangs beat Chadron at Subdistricts

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Lady Mustangs played an exciting game of basketball on Tuesday, Feburary 14, in Alliance versus the Chadron Cardinals. The Mustangs went into their first round of subdistricts with a record of 16-6. Chadron had a record of 11-11. 

This matchup kept fans on their toes during the entire game. The first quarter was a low scoring one with the score being 6-4 in favor of Gordon-Rushville. During the second quarter, the Mustangs struggled with the Cardinal

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Belsky takes fourth at State Wrestling

By Jordan Huether

Four Mustangs and Four Hawks competed in the NSAA State Wrestling Championships in Omaha this past weekend. Only one Mustang, senior Logan Belsky, would survive to the final day of the 3-day-tournament. Belsky improved on his fifth place finish last year, capping a season which already saw his 100th career win, with a 4th-place medal.

Individual results:

Gordon-Rushville

C113 - Tyrell Means (16-14) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.. Champ. Round 1 - Hailey

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Gordon-Rushville boys dominate at WTC

By Berklie Haag

Thursday, February 2, marked the beginning of the 2017 Western Trails Conference basketball tournament. 

The Gordon-Rushville boys took on the Bayard Tigers during the first round at home. The Mustangs never let the Tigers score more than eight points in a quarter, and in the end, the Mustangs came out on top with a score of 65-31. This advanced them to the winner’s bracket.

The next day, Friday, February 3, the boys played the Bridgeport Bulldogs at WNCC in the

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Lady Mustangs take 3rd at WTC

By Berklie Haag

The first round of the Western Trails Conference was held at home for the Gordon-Rushville girls basketball team on Thursday, February 2.

Coach Randy Hurlburt said “We had to focus on many different skills to prepare for WTC as the teams we had to play have very different strategies. I feel our team is very talented, and if we ever put it  all together in the same game, we are going to be tough to beat.” 

The Mustangs took on the Kimball Longhorns for

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Eight Sheridan County Wrestlers Statebound

The Mustangs and Hawks will each be sending four wrestlers to the state finals in Omaha Feb. 16-18. Gordon-Rushville’s Logan Belsky, Blake Henry, Quin Child and Tyrell Means all finished 3rd at the District C-4 tournament in Valentine this weekend to make the cut. Hay Springs’ Austin Anderson finished 4th, Coy Wolken took 3rd, Bryce Running Hawk finished 2nd, and Nathan Tobiasson finished 4th at the D-4 tournament.

Individual results:

Hay Springs

113 - Austin Anderson (17-25)

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