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


Regulators overcome deficit to beat Sydney 12-8

By Lauren Brant

The Regulators baseball team hosted Sydney on Tuesday, June 26 and overcame an early deficit to win 12-8.

As the game got underway, the Regulators managed the field, limiting Sydney to two runs in the first two innings. At the plate, they struggled to get runners around the bases. “We played a pretty decent defensive game all around,” wrote Coach Rob Close. “Offensively, we flat out sucked for the first two innings.”

The Regulators were down 0-5, in


Regulators go 2-1 at Alliance tournament

By Lauren Brant

The Regulators baseball team traveled to Alliance for a three-day tournament over the weekend. They went 2-1 at the tournament.

Their first game was against Alliance. The Regulators were able to score two runs early in the game. They entered into the 5th inning tied with 2 runs but were unable to limit their errors and stop the Alliance offense. Alliance scored 3 runs in the fifth inning and then 4 runs in the sixth.  They lost 9-2. Trace Beguin pitched for the Regulators


Mustangs compete at District Track & Field: Campbell sets new school record

The Gordon-Rushville Mustangs traveled to Ogallala on Thursday, May 10 to compete in the District B6 track and field meet. The men’s team finished in 8th place with 22 points and the women’s team finished in 10th place with 2 points.

Individual results from the meet follow.

100 M preliminaries

17. Jared Nelson 11.95 sec.

23. Elijah Jackson 12.33 sec.

25. Tommy Bragg 12.97 sec.

25. Matison Moore 14.55 sec.

26. Sierra Garrett 14.66 sec.

27. Beth Bragg 14.73 sec.

200 M

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