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


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


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


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


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


Domingo nearly halves Alliance swim meet record

By Lauren O’Brien

On July 9, the Rushville swim team competed at the Alliance meet. The 14 member team entered 47 events and swam against larger teams from bigger cities. They represented themselves and Rushville by earning 24 medals. To earn a medal, they had to place in the top three in their event and age group. Some swimmers competed above their age brackets to allow the team to enter more events and still earned a medal.

Abigail Bruns, age 12, swam in the 100m free with a time of


Nebraska Baseball Academy hosts baseball camp at Modisett Ball Park

By Lauren O’Brien

Young baseball players traveled to northwestern Nebraska on Wednesday for the Nebraska Baseball Academy baseball camp. The camp was from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rushville’s Modisett Ball Park. The temperature was in the low 70’s for most of the morning before climbing to the low 80’s in the afternoon. The camp used the three fields at Modisett Park for drills. 

There were 88 players signed up for the camp with around 82 present. After the players


Mustangs end season in district final

By Clint Andersen

The Gordon-Rushville Mustangs ended their season Monday night in the C1-6 district final with a loss to Gothenburg, 58-44.  The loss ended a nine-game winning streak and a tremendous late season run that saw the Mustangs claim the Western Trails Conference crown and battle their way through sub-district play to earn their spot in the district final.

The Mustangs began sub-district play against Mitchell on Tuesday.  The Tigers tried to keep Ryan Schwarting off of the


Mustangs pull off overtime thriller to advance to District Final

The Mustangs are a game away from the state tournament after a thrilling 42-39 overtime defeat of the Chadron Cardinals in the C1-12 subdistrict final in Alliance Thursday night. The Mustangs advance to the District C1-6 final to face Gothenburg (21-7). If the Mustangs can win that game, or be one of two wildcard teams, it would be the first trip to state since the schools consolidated (Rushville last went in 1960, losing to Fullerton in the first round.)

Both teams got off to a slow start


Gordon-Rushville takes four to Omaha

By Kris House

The 2016 State Wrestling Tournament was filled with excitement and firsts as it began on Thursday morning for the G/R Mustangs. None of these wrestlers had participated before in the State Tournament. Nothing can prepare a wrestler for the nervousness that sets in minutes before they are to walk out onto the mat, but once the whistle blows it is just like another tournament - both competitors determined to beat the other.

Sophomore Quin Child, at 113, was the Mustangs’ first

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