Mustangs fall to Mitchell in Subdistrict final to end season in heart-breaking fashion

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon-Rushville boys basketball team entered the C1-12 Subdistrict bracket as the top seed and favorite to advance to the district final on Monday. The door seemed wide open to advance to the state tournament with Cozad falling in subdistricts and two .500 teams playing Thursday on the other side of the bracket. All that stood in their way was the Mitchell Tigers, a sub .500 team whom the Mustangs had easily handled by an average margin of 16.5 points in two regular


Mustangs compete in state wrestling

Quin Child and Conner Halverson represented Gordon-Rushville High School at the 2018 NSAA State wrestling championships.

C126: Quin Child (26-23) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Wyatt Smydra (Norfolk Catholic) 39-14 won by major decision over Quin Child (Gordon-Rushville) 26-23 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Quin Child (Gordon-Rushville) 26-23 won by decision over Hunter Mcnulty (Logan View) 28-13 (Dec 7-5)

Cons. Round 2 - Quin Child (Gordon-Rushville) 26-23 won by


Running Hawk represents Hay Springs in state wrestling

Hay Springs’ Bryce Running Hawk competed in the 2018 NSAA Championships for wrestling and earned 7.00 team points.

D182: Bryce Running Hawk (22-12) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Running Hawk (Hay Springs) 22-12 won by fall over Kaleb Senff (Axtell) 15-25 (Fall 3:39)

Quarterfinal - Matthew Pearson (Cambridge) 42-7 won by fall over Bryce Running Hawk (Hay Springs) 22-12 (Fall 1:34)

Cons. Round 2 - Bryce Running Hawk (Hay Springs) 22-12 won by fall


Mustangs advance to subdistrict final against Mitchell

The Gordon-Rushville boys basketball team rode a five-game winning streak into the subdistrict opener in Alliance Tuesday evening as they looked to repeat their success over the Valentine Badgers. With the Mustangs’ 51-35 victory, they advance to the subdistrict C1-12 final. They face Mitchell on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. in Alliance.

The Mustangs came out strong on both sides of the ball against the Badgers. After establishing a 20-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, the


Hawks drop basketball game to Hyannis 57-38

By Lauren Brant

Hay Springs boys basketball team took the court on Tuesday, January 30 against Hyannis. 

After Hyannis received the opening tip-off, both offenses struggled to get on the board. Hyannis was first to convert and jumped out to a 6-point advantage. The Hawks struggled to maintain possession of the basketball as the Longhorns striped the ball.

On defense, the Hawks also struggled against the Longhorns’ fast breaks. Hyannis passed behind the Hawks’ defense, which


Longhorns defeat Lady Hawks 64-33

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs Lady Hawks hosted the Hyannis Longhorns on Tuesday, January 30. The Lady Longhorns won 64-33.

During last Tuesday’s basketball competition, the Hay Springs Lady Hawks struggled against Hyannis’ defense. Hyannis forced turnovers that put them up 33-13 at the half. 

Throughout the second half, the Lady Hawks struggled to rebound against the Lady Longhorns, despite having shot opportunities in the paint. While Hyannis ran a man-to-man defense to


Sheridan Co. teams – G-R and Hay Springs –compete in Gordon

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Mustangs and the Hay Springs Hawks boys and girls basketball teams met in Gordon on January 9 for a Sheridan County rivalry game. 

The varsity girls basketball game was an exciting one for both sets of fans. In the first quarter, offense was strong for both sets of girls, but with an inconsistent Hay Springs defense, the Mustangs went into the second quarter leading 13-9. The second quarter proved to be more successful for the Mustangs as they


Lady Mustangs lose thriller on last-second three

By Berklie Haag

On Saturday, January 6, the Gordon-Rushville girls basketball team traveled to Bayard to compete against the Tigers in an exhilarating basketball match-up. 

Early in the first quarter, the Bayard Tigers scored four unanswered points. The Mustangs took their first lead of the game when they scored 7 points in a row to have a score of 7 to 4. Throughout the rest of the first quarter, the score stayed fairly even. Going into the second quarter, Bayard lead 13-11. 



Hawks wrestle at Garden Co. Invitational

The Hay Springs boys varsity wrestling team traveled to Oshkosh for an invitational on Saturday, January 6 and scored 17.00 team points.

113 – Austin Anderson (7–9) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jaydon Walker (Hemingford) 18–7 won by fall over Austin Anderson (Hay Springs) 7–9 (Fall 3:07)

Cons. Round 1 – Austin Anderson (Hay Springs) 7–9 won by medical forfeit over Andrew Marquez (Gering JV) 0–2 (M. For.)



Mustangs wrestle at WTC, Ogallala Duals

The Mustang wrestlers’ winter break was cut short by a pair of tournaments, first Western Trails Conference January 4 in Morril, then the Ogallala Duals January 6. The Mustangs finished right in the middle of the nine-team WTC lineup with 107.5 team points.

113 – Round 1 - Nathaniel Murillo (Morrill) over Matt Hood  (Fall 0:33). Round 2 - Jaydon Walker (Hemingford) over Matt Hood  (Fall 1:28). Round 3 - Jordan Cluff (Kimball) over Matt Hood  (Fall 1:43). Round 4 -

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