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


Hawks drop pair to Alliance, Leyton

By Scott Bidroski

The Hay Springs Hawks had a tough week on the hardwood against Alliance and Leyton.

The Hawks first traveled to Alliance on Thursday, January 6 to face off with the Class B Bulldogs.

Alliance controlled this one from beginning to end, stifling the Hawks offense en route to the 67-16 win.

Senior Sadie Hanks led the scoring with 5 points and junior Emily Nelson pulled down 8 rebounds in the loss.

The Hawks looked to bounce back on Saturday, January 8 with a road game


Mustang Boys topple Tigers, win ninth game

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Boys Basketball team is putting together a season to remember.

The Mustangs won their only game over the past week to push their record to 9-1.

The win also catapulted the Mustangs into the top spot in the Nebraska Sports Athletic Association Wild Card Rankings in Class C-1.

Mother nature threw the Mustangs another curve ball though, postponing the match-up with Cody-Kilgore that was supposed to happen on Tuesday, January 4. That game has not been


Hawks battle hard but fall short twice this week

By Scott Bidroski

On a chilly, snowy January evening, the Oelrichs Tigers made the trip across the state line to take on the Hay Springs Hawks.

Even though the weather outside was quickly falling into the single digits, the action on the hardwood was hot.

The two teams battled it out, exchanging baskets until halftime in which the Hawks carried a 26-24 lead.

A huge third quarter from the Tigers, with most of the damage done with three point shots by sophomore sharpshooter Jaylen Rouillard


Hawks overwhelm Banner County for fourth win

By Scott Bidroski

The Banner County Wildcats came to Hay Springs for a match-up with the Hawks and not much went in favor for the visitors.

The Hawks jumped out early and scored often, winning their fourth game of the season, 80-17.

Junior Toby Scherbarth had a huge night on the hardwood for the Hawks.

Scherbarth scored a career and season high 24 points to lead the team and also collected 16 rebounds for a very solid double-double.

Senior Gwabe Varvel was right behind his teammate with 16


Mustang Boys earn second place finish at Sidney Holiday Tournament

By Scott Bidroski

The annual trip to the Sidney Holiday Tournament was on tap for the Mustangs over their Holiday Break.

The first game of the tourney was a match-up with the Chase County Longhorns on Monday, December 26.

The Mustangs started fast scoring 22 and 19 points in the first and second quarter to jump out to the quick 41-23 halftime lead.

The Mustangs would lean on this lead all the way to the final horn, winning the game 65-40.

Junior Carter Anderson led the scoring, dropping in


Wildcats no match for Hay Springs Girls Basketball Team

By Scott Bidroski

The Hay Springs Hawks Girls Basketball team continued their 2021-22 campaign with a home match-up against the Banner County Wildcats.

The Hawks controlled this one early, amassing a 20-2 lead after just one quarter of play. A 36-8 halftime lead would snowball into the 56-25 win for the Hawks.

A trio of ladies reached double digits in the scoring column. Senior Sadie Hanks led the way with 16 points. 

Junior Samantha Toof was right behind her teammate with 15 points


Mustang Girls finish fifth at Sidney Holiday Tournament

By Scott Bidroski

The Mustangs Girls Basketball team made their annual trip to Sidney, Nebraska to take part in the Holiday Shootout hosted by Sidney High School.

The first game of the tourney pitted the Mustangs against the 6-2 Chase County Longhorns.

The Mustangs began the game ice cold, only managing 2 points in the first quarter.

The Longhorns took advantage and pushed out to a 26-15 lead at halftime and never looked back. The final score was tilted towards Chase County, 52-30.



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

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