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


Johnson goes 1-2 at state wrestling

By Kris House

Hay Springs senior Jake Johnson earned the right to be part of the 2016 State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha this past weekend by getting second at Districts the weekend prior. Jake ended his high school wrestling career with a 1-2 record in Omaha.

The wrestling began on Thursday afternoon for Class D. Jake’s first match was against senior Mathew Sweet from Franklin. Jake found himself in a pinning hold with 41 seconds left in the second period.

On Friday afternoon, Jake’s hopes


Mustangs stay alive, Hawks out after subdistrict opener

The Hay Springs Hawks and Gordon-Rushville Mustangs began subdistrict play Tuesday night, with hopes of advancing to their respective subdistrict finals on Thursday. Hay Springs faced Hyannis (14-8) in Gordon Tuesday night, falling by a final score of 60-42. Gordon-Rushville travelled to Alliance to take on Mitchell (5-19), sending the Lions home with a 52-36 defeat.

Hay Springs traded baskets with Hyannis throughout much of the fist half, the lead changing several times, but a late first half


Belskey advances to final day of State Tournament

Only one Sheridan County wrestler remains after day two of the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha. Gordon-Rushville’s Logan Belskey has advanced to the consolation semi-finals Saturday morning to compete for a chance at third place.

Individual results:

C113 - Quin Child (27-19) scored 4.00 team points for the Mustangs.

Champ. Round 1 - Quin Child 27-19 won by fall over Jacob Paczosa (St. Paul) 29-14 (Fall 4:33)

Quarterfinal - Talon Mues (Arlington) 42-4 won by fall over Quin Child


Sheridan County Wrestlers Unable to Remain in Championship Bracket Through Day One

As the sun sets on day one of the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, all five Sheridan County wrestlers find themselves in the consolation bracket going into day two.

Gordon-Rushville has four Mustangs competing in the tournament this year.

At 113 pounds, Quin Child (27-18) pinned St. Paul’s Jacob Paczosa (29-13) in 4:33 to go on to fall to Talon Mues of Arlington (42-4) in 2:54 in the quarterfinals. Child will now wrestle in round two of the consolation rounds late Friday morning.

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