Mustang Football downs Mitchell for first win of 2021 season; first Mustang win for Chris Jones

By Scott Bidroski

The Mitchell Tigers have been a thorn in the side of the Gordon-Rushville Mustang Football team for several years.

And the Tigers have been handling the Mustangs on the gridiron but the tide has turned in 2021.

The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead and were able to hang on to secure the win, 30-28.

For Head Coach Chris Jones, this game will be one he will remember for a while. 

“Friday was an amazing team win and one of the best games I’ve ever had the


Hawks put together winning week on the Volleyball court

By Scott Bidroski

 The Hay Springs Hawks continued their strong start to the 2021 season with a solid 3-1 record this past week.

Three solid wins set the tone for the successful week, pushing the Hawks record to 6-2 on the season.

The Hawks spent the whole week on the road, traveling to Gordon and Crawford for triangulars.

First was the tri at Crawford which pitted the Hawks against the Rams and the Hemingford Bobcats.

The Hawks had a perfect day, winning all 4 sets they played and


Cardinals hold off Mustangs for the 28-7 win

By Scott Bidroski

Week two has come and gone for the Gordon-Rushville Mustang Football Team.

A rivalry match-up with the Chadron Cardinals took place in Chadron on Friday, September 3.

The Cardinals were able to amass a 21-0 lead at halftime with one touchdown in the first quarter and two more in the second quarter.

The Mustangs would pick up their pace in the second half but the Cardinals would hold on for the 28-7 home win.

Senior running back Beau Child scored the only touchdown for the


Hawks topple Wildcats for second win of season; receive first loss from Garden County

By Scott Bidroski

A pair of matches are in the books this week for the Hay Springs Volleyball team. The Hawks hosted their first home Triangular on Tuesday, August 31 and finished the day with a split record of 1-1.

The first opponent of the Tri were the Banner County Wildcats (0-2). 

The Hawks jumped out early in the first set and never looked back, downing the Wildcats 25-9 and 25-14.

Sophomore Gabby Twarling paced the offensive attack with 3 kills and 10 aces. Junior Samantha Toof


Mustang XC runs at 5 Rocks Amphitheater

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Mustang Cross Country team continued their 2021 campaign with the annual trip to the 5 Rocks Amphitheater in Gering to compete.

Sophomore Tyrah American Horse led the Mustang girls in the meet. American Horse finished in 12th place overall with a time of 23:12.29. This was over a minute and a half better than her time in the 2020 season.

Senior Brenna Bostock finished in 21st place with a time of 24:44.54 and fellow senior Shawna Shadbolt finished in


Tough week for Mustang Volleyball

By Scott Bidroski

Mustang Volleyball just finished up a tough week against some of the best competition the Panhandle has to offer.

That was a tall task for the Mustangs in only their second week of the season as a lot of their underclassmen are growing up by being thrown straight into the fire.

The Mustangs finished the week without a win but many positives can be used to build the foundation for these young ladies.

“Tough week in the W-L column for sure this past week, but that is


Coomes, Hurlburt finish in top ten at Kimball Invite

By Scott Bidroski

The Mustang Girl’s Golf team made the long trip south to Kimball to participate in the Kimball Invitational on Tuesday, August 31.

Fresh off a strong showing at the WTC Tourney in Bayard, the team continued their early season success.

Juniors Kylie Coomes and Tessa Hurlburt both carded scores good enough to place them in the Top Ten for the Invite.

Coomes shot a 107 to finish in fifth place and Hurlburt shot a 110 for a sixth place finish.

Senior Tatiana Higgins and


The Dynamic Duo; Pair of Freshmen Helping Lady Mustangs To Solid Season

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Mustang Girl’s basketball team is having an exceptional season, posting a 11-4 record through the third week in January.

A huge chunk of the production and success is coming from an unlikely source, a pair of freshmen, Haley Johnson and McKinley Grover.

The pair have wasted no time in getting their varsity careers jump started.  They have leapt into significant roles for Head Coach Randy Hurlburt’s squad.

“Both of them are very


Hay Springs Volleyball vs. Minatare 9-28-20

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Hawks advance to state championship with shutout win

By Jordan Huether

The Hay Springs Hawks football team has something special this year. They continued to prove that Friday night with a 38-0 performance over the Minatare  Indians in the Nebraska D-6 semifinal game on their home field. The Hawks have outscored their opponents 154-27 through the first three games of the playoff bracket. They now advance to face the undefeated Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. MT in Kearney.

Hay Springs jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead over

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