Hawks football preps for State Playoffs against Spalding Academy

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs Hawks football team closed out their regular season on Friday, October 20 as they met their goal of making the playoffs.

Coming into the game, the Hawks were coming off a bye-week and had an overall record of 6-1, which put them in third place in state standings for playoffs.

As the Hawks prepared for the Hyannis Longhorns, they stayed focused on their offensive and defensive strategies that made them successful throughout the season. The Hawks controlled the

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Lady Mustangs, Lady Lions come together after volleyball match to remember Lily Martin

By Lauren Brant

After the Lady Mustangs dominated on the volleyball court against the Morrill Lions on Tuesday, October 17, they recognized the loss of Morrill Lion Lily Martin.

Martin was a senior at Morrill High School who lettered in three sports. In late August, Martin was tragically killed in an auto accident.

Coach Kim Turnbull-Campbell talked to her team after the accident and asked if they wanted to do something. “We brainstormed what we could do and it was brought up that the

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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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