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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Tunnel Walk, tunnel vision A new take on the Husker experience

By Clint Andersen

I’m a big Husker football fan. No, really, I’m a HUGE Husker football fan. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was offered the chance to have a sideline media pass to the Huskers’ game vs Purdue last Saturday. I usually attend a couple of Husker games each year, but this was an opportunity to get a much closer look at what goes on both on and off the field at a college football game. 

Armed with two cameras and the biggest lenses I could get my

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Youth football program preparing kids for future

Youth football players from Gordon-Rushville, Valentine and Chadron gathered in Gordon Sunday, Sept. 25 for several games. The G-R 3rd and 4th graders played Chadron, and the 5th and 6th graders played Chadron and Valentine.

The team has also played Hay Springs and Crawford this year,  and will host Lusk, Wyo. this Sunday in Rushville at 1:30 p.m. and play at Morrill next weekend.

“This program was started 9 years ago when this year’s Juniors were 3rd graders,” said

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Hay springs football wins first 6-man game

By Lauren O’Brien

The Hay Springs Hawks football team competed against Sioux County for their first game in the 6-man league.

The coaching staff told the players how last year’s record does not influence the success they can achieve this season. 

Both teams made errors in the first half. The Hawks struggled with the Warrior’s tempo and offense. During the second half, Coach Josh Borm wrote, “we executed much better and ultimately made fewer mistakes than the

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Lady Mustangs drop opener to Scottsbluff

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon-Rushville Lady Mustangs opened their volleyball season Monday night in Gordon, hosting the Scottsluff Bearcats. The Lady Mustangs came out on fire, running away with the first set 25-19. The Bearcats rebounded quickly, taking the second set 25-13. The Mustangs kept thing close for the next two sets, never trailing by more than a point or two in the third, but ultimately dropped both by scores of 25-19 and 25-15 to lose the opening match 3 sets to 1. 

The 0-1

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Rushville’s ‘golden year’ to be recognized during hall of fame programs

By Con Marshall

It was a golden year in Rushville 50 years ago this fall.  The football team—always very important in the Sheridan County seat because the fans were ardent supporters—went 11-0 and the wrestling team became the first Class C state champions in Nebraska annals.

Now both sets of Longhorns and their coaches will receive the Golden Anniversary Team Award during the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame festivities on Sunday, Oct. 2 at East High School in

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Mustang football team has rough opener

The Gordon-Rushville football team had their hands full as they opened the 2016 season with a 19-0 loss to the Valentine Badgers in Gordon on Friday night.  The Mustangs got a few breaks, but couldn’t convert them into points against a big, physical Badger squad.

Valentine returned the opening kickoff to the Mustang 46 yard line, then marched down the field for a touchdown to lead 7-0 with 9:45 left in the first quarter.  The Mustangs failed to gain a first down and Valentine

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