Mustangs advance to subdistrict final against Mitchell

The Gordon-Rushville boys basketball team rode a five-game winning streak into the subdistrict opener in Alliance Tuesday evening as they looked to repeat their success over the Valentine Badgers. With the Mustangs’ 51-35 victory, they advance to the subdistrict C1-12 final. They face Mitchell on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. in Alliance.

The Mustangs came out strong on both sides of the ball against the Badgers. After establishing a 20-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, the


Hawks drop basketball game to Hyannis 57-38

By Lauren Brant

Hay Springs boys basketball team took the court on Tuesday, January 30 against Hyannis. 

After Hyannis received the opening tip-off, both offenses struggled to get on the board. Hyannis was first to convert and jumped out to a 6-point advantage. The Hawks struggled to maintain possession of the basketball as the Longhorns striped the ball.

On defense, the Hawks also struggled against the Longhorns’ fast breaks. Hyannis passed behind the Hawks’ defense, which


Longhorns defeat Lady Hawks 64-33

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs Lady Hawks hosted the Hyannis Longhorns on Tuesday, January 30. The Lady Longhorns won 64-33.

During last Tuesday’s basketball competition, the Hay Springs Lady Hawks struggled against Hyannis’ defense. Hyannis forced turnovers that put them up 33-13 at the half. 

Throughout the second half, the Lady Hawks struggled to rebound against the Lady Longhorns, despite having shot opportunities in the paint. While Hyannis ran a man-to-man defense to


Sheridan Co. teams – G-R and Hay Springs –compete in Gordon

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Mustangs and the Hay Springs Hawks boys and girls basketball teams met in Gordon on January 9 for a Sheridan County rivalry game. 

The varsity girls basketball game was an exciting one for both sets of fans. In the first quarter, offense was strong for both sets of girls, but with an inconsistent Hay Springs defense, the Mustangs went into the second quarter leading 13-9. The second quarter proved to be more successful for the Mustangs as they


Lady Mustangs lose thriller on last-second three

By Berklie Haag

On Saturday, January 6, the Gordon-Rushville girls basketball team traveled to Bayard to compete against the Tigers in an exhilarating basketball match-up. 

Early in the first quarter, the Bayard Tigers scored four unanswered points. The Mustangs took their first lead of the game when they scored 7 points in a row to have a score of 7 to 4. Throughout the rest of the first quarter, the score stayed fairly even. Going into the second quarter, Bayard lead 13-11. 



Hawks wrestle at Garden Co. Invitational

The Hay Springs boys varsity wrestling team traveled to Oshkosh for an invitational on Saturday, January 6 and scored 17.00 team points.

113 – Austin Anderson (7–9) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jaydon Walker (Hemingford) 18–7 won by fall over Austin Anderson (Hay Springs) 7–9 (Fall 3:07)

Cons. Round 1 – Austin Anderson (Hay Springs) 7–9 won by medical forfeit over Andrew Marquez (Gering JV) 0–2 (M. For.)



Mustangs wrestle at WTC, Ogallala Duals

The Mustang wrestlers’ winter break was cut short by a pair of tournaments, first Western Trails Conference January 4 in Morril, then the Ogallala Duals January 6. The Mustangs finished right in the middle of the nine-team WTC lineup with 107.5 team points.

113 – Round 1 - Nathaniel Murillo (Morrill) over Matt Hood  (Fall 0:33). Round 2 - Jaydon Walker (Hemingford) over Matt Hood  (Fall 1:28). Round 3 - Jordan Cluff (Kimball) over Matt Hood  (Fall 1:43). Round 4 -


GR Junior High Wrestling Results for Chadron and Alliance

Chadron Results

7th & 8th 80-84

Traiton Starr’s place is 4th and has scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Traiton Starr (Gordon/Rushville) won by decision over Daniel Kohel (Mitchell) (Dec 4-0)

Quarterfinal - Traiton Starr (Gordon/Rushville) won by decision over Braden Underwood (Chadron) (Dec 9-4)

Semifinal - Cayden Lamb (Valentine) won by decision over Traiton Starr (Gordon/Rushville) (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Semi - Traiton Starr (Gordon/Rushville) won by decision over Daniel


Riverside advances to state after defeating Hay Springs 82-34

By Lauren Brant

Despite the frigid temperature and wind that blew across the Hay Springs football field Friday afternoon, fans came out to show their support as the Hawks hosted the Riverside Chargers in the football semi-finals. The Chargers offense dominated the field and won the game 82-34.

The Hawks pressured the Chargers’ quarterback early but struggled to stop their running game. Riverside got on the board first, but Hay Springs’ Trent Reed answered after a scramble over


Hawks defeat Shamrocks, advance to semi-finals

By Lauren Brant

After a pep rally and community send-off, the Hay Springs football team traveled to Spalding on Friday, October 27 for the first round of sub-districts.

The Hawks came ready to play as their offense took an early 12-0 lead in the first quarter and the defense shutout Spalding Academy’s offense during the first half. Despite the Hawks’ momentum going into the half, the Shamrocks returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown, narrowing the Hawks’ lead to

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