Hawks Cross Country competes in Gering

By Scott Bidroski

The Hawks Cross Country team traveled to Gering this past week to take part in the second meet of the season.

The pair of sophomores who make up the High School team once again had strong showings for the Hawks.

Parker Wellnitz cruised his way to a 12th place finish in the race, posting a time of 19:25.80.

His teammate, Mason Albrecht, was right behind him in 37th place with a time of 22:20.95.

On the Junior High side of things, Arian Mata continued his strong running


Hawks pick up two more wins to push record to 4-1

By Scott Bidroski

The Hawks Volleyball team hit the road once again to write the next chapter in the 2023 season.

It was a very successful trip to Garden County High School as the Hawks walked away with two solid wins.

They began the evening with another match-up against the Banner County Wildcats. 

The Hawks swept the first match-up and they continued that trend, taking two more straight sets for the win.

Sophomore Mya Turman was electric at the net, tallying 12 kills in the 2


Barker, Laws notch top ten finishes in Gering

By Scott Bidroski

Another week and another strong showing for the young men and women on the Gordon-Rushville Cross Country team.

Junior Rylie Barker and freshman Luke Laws each finished in 9th place respectively to lead their teams to 4th (girls) and 10th (boys) place finishes.

If you are keeping track at home, the 9th place finish by Laws is his second in a row this season. 

And of course, nothing worth working for ever comes easy.

According to Head Coach Amy Schmidt, Laws shoe fell


Mustangs down Bulldogs, Tigers to improve record to 4-1

By Scott Bidroski

Following an opening week that had the Mustangs winning 2 of 3 matches, the team turned their attention to a pair of Western Trails Conference teams in a triangular on Tuesday, August 29.

Bridgeport played host for the triangular and the Mustangs took the floor against the Bulldogs first.

These two teams turned in an instant classic, as the match-up proved to be very even.

The Bulldogs took control late in set number 1, winning by the score of 25-21. 

In set 2, the


Mustang Girls Golf hosts WTC Tourney at Sand Ridge

By Scott Bidroski

Sand Ridge Golf Course in Rushville played host to the Western Trails Conference Tournament this past Thursday, August 31.

Teams from all over the Panhandle came in for the Girl’s Golf Tournament and the athletes enjoyed a beautiful day on the links.

“We had a great experience last Thursday for WTC. This year was our year to host, and four other schools made the trip to Rushville. Sand Ridge was in great shape and proved to be a great test for the


Mustang comeback falls short against Alliance

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Mustang football team returned to GRHS to open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, August 31.

Their opponent for the evening would be the Alliance Bulldogs and the teams had a beautiful late August evening to battle it out on the gridiron.

Alliance would use a 30 yard pass and a 12 yard pass to stack their lead up to 16-0 heading into halftime.

Following the break, the Bulldogs would find paydirt once again, completing a 40 yard pass for


Local ranchers persevere through long winter to bring new life to the Sandhills

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon Jones, along with his wife Jan, ranch in the center of Sheridan County, approximately 30 miles south of Gordon.

Embedded deep in the Sandhills, Jones and his family have owned the property since 1996.

The ranching lifestyle is nothing new to Gordon though, who grew up south of Broken Bow.

During his high school years, he was an active member of FFA and 4-H and has owned livestock  for 60 plus years.

“I guess ranching is what I was made to do,” he


Hawks off and running in 2023 at Morrill Invite

By Scott Bidroski

The Hay Springs Hawks began their 2023 campaign with a meet hosted by Morrill High School on Friday, March 24.

The schools moved up the date due to the impending weather and were able to get the full meet in.

A bevy of athletes got their first taste of action in 2023 for the Hawks, with multiple individuals finding the podium in their respective events.

Leading the Hawks was sophomore Dylan Raymer. Raymer was the only top finisher for the Hawks, finishing in first place in


Mustang track begins 2023 season at Binfield Invite

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Mustang Track & Field team is officially out of the blocks in 2023.

The team traveled to Scottsbluff, Neb. to get their season started and all the athletes got in on the action.

G-R was one of five teams attending the meet. They were joined by Scottsbluff, North Platte, Torrington, Wyo., and Lingle Ft. Laramie, Wyo.

While the weather has not been conducive for workouts, the Mustangs had a strong showing.

“This meet went very well. We had a


Mustang Girls drop one to Badgers; run past Tigers

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Girls Basketball team originally had three games scheduled for the past week but mother nature stepped in and postponed their match-up with Cody-Kilgore.

So the girls got an extra day of practice and took off on Friday, January 7 to play the Valentine Badgers.

The two teams locked in and played mirrored basketball through three quarters, ending up tied at 35 a piece.

But the Badgers came out strong and fast in the fourth quarter, running away from the

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