Mustangs shutout Warriors on homecoming for third straight win

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon-Rushville football team continues to dominate the competition, with the Bennett County Warriors as their latest victim. The 63-0 victory Friday night marks the third straight game the Mustangs have won by 30 points or more. 

Before the game, coach Lindholm said he wanted to establish the run game early on before taking it to the outside. They did just that, scoring right away on a string of strong runs up the middle by senior Korby Campbell, punctuated by a

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Hawks football get a win during Homecoming

By Lauren Brant

As the Friday night lights glowed on McCarthy Field during Hay Springs’ homecoming week, the Hawks faced the Arthur County Wolves.

With a slight breeze on the field, the Hawks awaited the opening kickoff from the Wolves. Neither team moved the ball during their first possessions, but the Hawks’ defense helped give the offense momentum throughout the rest of the quarter. With just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter, senior Coy Wolken got a pick against

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Mustangs dominate Bulldogs for second straight win

By Jordan Huether

The Mustangs football team traveled to Bridgeport Friday looking to keep the momentum from a big home win vs Kimball the week before. They did that and more with a decisive 40-8 victory over the hometown Bulldogs. After opening the season with a tough 51-6 loss to Valentine, the Mustangs have rebounded to outscore their opponents 93-27 in their past two games. 

Despite both teams getting 48 plays in from scrimmage, the Mustangs were able to pick up 18 first downs to the

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Mustangs drop football opener to Valentine

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Mustang Varisty football team took on the Valentine Badgers for their first game in the regular season on Friday, August 25. 

The Mustangs struggled getting into a rhythm both defensively and offensively during the first and second quarters of the ballgame. The Mustangs trailed by 39 points at halftime. 

The Mustangs held the Badgers to zero points scored in the third quarter, but they could not score themselves. During the fourth quarter

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Hawks win football season opener 80-56

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs football team hosted the Sioux County Warriors on Friday, August 25 in their first home game of the season.

The Hawks’ game plan was to play fast and set the tempo on offense and defense. Coach Josh Borm said, “we initially planned to gamble and blitz heavily until they exploited us in that area.”

The Warriors put 16 points on the board within the first three minutes, so the Hawks adjusted their strategy. Coach Borm felt the team adjusted to

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Gordon-Rushville Fall Sports Previews

By Berklie Haag

As excited as all of the Gordon-Rushville athletics coaches are, it will be exciting for Mustang fans to watch the athletes improve and strive to reach their goals throughout the upcoming fall sports season. The head cross country, volleyball, football, and girls golf coaches gave some insight into their seasons and what is to be expected as the 2017-18 season progresses.

Cross Country

First-year coach Kinley Hadden will be the head Cross Country coach for the Mustangs this

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12-Under traveling team competes in Scottsbluff, McCook

The Gordon 12-under traveling team was able to compete in two tournaments this season.  They first competed in the Broadway Bombers Summer Slam Invite in Scottsbluff on June 24th and 25th.  They played five games, beating Ogallala and Sterling.  They finished the tournament 2-3.

The next weekend they traveled to McCook for the Firecracker Classic.  This was the second year they competed in this tournament.  The girls went 3-1, beating McCook Rebels Pink, Brush

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Campbell jumps to silver at state track

By Jordan Huether

Gordon-Rushville’s Kenna Campbell was one of only two girls to jump 5’4” at the NSAA State Track and Field Championships in Omaha last week. Campbell took second behind Kennedy Berreckman of Cozad, who reached the hight with just one fewer misses. The Mustang senior’s best jump of the year was 5’6” at the Chadron Twilight meet back in April, while Berreckman’s personal best was 5’5”.

Gordon-Rushville sophomore Faith

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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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