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


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


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


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.


Knocked to her Knees Gordon cowgirl prevails over knee, hip surgeries; is back to rodeo

By Ruth Nicolaus, courtesy of the Adams County Ag Society 

Morgan Darnell has seen the inside of more surgery rooms than she’d prefer.

The Gordon, Neb. cowgirl, a member of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, has had four surgeries in the last four years.

It all started when she hit her knee on a post while riding her horse. When her parents took her to the doctor, no damage had been done, but the doctor discovered that she had OCD: osteochondritis dissecans, a loss of


GR Girls fall in Subdistrict Final

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Girls Basketball team played their last game on Tuesday, February 16. The Lady Mustangs knew going into their subdistrict final game against Mitchell that they would need leading scorer, senior Josie Perez, more than ever. Unfortunately, so did the Tigers. Mitchell heavily defended Perez throughout the night, holding her well below her season average of 19.7 ppg at just 5 points. As a team, the Mustangs made only 19 percent of their shots en route to a


Lady Hawks fall to Crawford in final game

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs Lady Hawks basketball team concluded their season during subdistricts on February 14.

Their last game was against Crawford during the first round of subdistrict play. Coming into the game, the Lady Hawks had the advantage as they defeated the Rams twice this season. The Lady Hawks kept pace with the Rams during the first quarter and trailed only seven points. The second quarter was low scoring for the Lady Hawks, with six points to Crawford’s ten points


Lady Mustangs beat Chadron at Subdistricts

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Lady Mustangs played an exciting game of basketball on Tuesday, Feburary 14, in Alliance versus the Chadron Cardinals. The Mustangs went into their first round of subdistricts with a record of 16-6. Chadron had a record of 11-11. 

This matchup kept fans on their toes during the entire game. The first quarter was a low scoring one with the score being 6-4 in favor of Gordon-Rushville. During the second quarter, the Mustangs struggled with the Cardinal


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:


C113 - Tyrell Means (16-14) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.. Champ. Round 1 - Hailey

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