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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Upcoming Sporting Events in McCook

Trio of boys basketball teams closing on state tourney (02/24/17)
The Southwest Roughriders, Dundy County-Stratton Tigers and Wauneta-Palisade Broncos all won subdistrict boys' basketball title games Thursday night. All three can earn state tournament berths with district final wins next week. Southwest surprised No. 1 seed Southern Valley, 42-38, at Cozad while DC-S and the Broncos scored decisive 13-point victories...
Cambridge girls' final moved to Saturday (02/23/17)
Due to expected winter weather, the Cambridge girls will play their C-2 district basketball championship game at Creek Valley High School in Chappell on Saturday rather than Friday evening. Cambridge (19-3 record) and Hemingford (20-5) will now tip at 2 p.m. central time with the winner advancing to C-2 state tournament play starting one week from today...
Bison boys' tip time moved on Saturday (02/23/17)
McCook High School officials have announced the Bison boys' B-6 district basketball game on Saturday at Ogallala has been moved to 4:30 p.m. central time (3:30 p.m. mountain). The Bison will play Sidney to earn a Monday semifinal game against No. 1 seed Scottsbluff. Saturday was originally scheduled for an evening start...
No easy trips to state for three area teams (02/23/17)
BENKELMAN, Neb. - Any little voices inside the head are just wasting their time by saying "you've made state...you've made state...you've made state." Certain parts of the brain are being ignored more than ever if you are a Dundy County-Stratton Tiger this week...
Bison swimmers start state meet (02/23/17)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Divers Taylor Ford, Syd Wier and Victoria Norgaard have started McCook's Nebraska State Swim Meet competiton this morning at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Girls' swim competition starts at 9 a.m. on Friday with a Bison record-setter Shayne Coleman leading two terrific relays...
Bison Brawl arrives on March 4 (02/23/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook's Bison Brawl youth wrestling tournament will feature both trophies and medals on Saturday, March 4. Tourney fee is $15 and registration will be closed after March 2. All registration and payment to the McCook Youth Wrestling Club must done on-line at AutoBracket.com/McCook...
McCook's track to cool new fun (02/23/17)
A few weeks ago, I put some friends and myself on the Amtrak train for a winter trip to the mountains. Half the group (a total of four, I'm not that popular) had never taken the train before, so this was a completely new experience. For the third person, she had taken her first train trip the year before with me and wanted to return. I take the train so often, the conductors, engineers and workers sometimes greet me by name when I board...
McCook Bowling League update (02/23/17)
Latest league results from TJ's Family Fun Center: Men's Major 16-17 Maris Gen. Cons. 172.5-97.5 Diamond Vogel 162.5-105.5 Wagner's Ford 149-121 Stockman's Feed 138-132 Family Issues 137-132 J&L Construction 124-145 Five Loners 98.5-171.5...
Bulldogs break down Devils (02/23/17)
QUINTER, Kan. -- The Quinter Bulldogs spoiled Decatur Commu- nity's latest basketball road trip with two wins on Tuesday night. Despite two dou- ble-digit scorers, the Red Devil boys dropped to 2-18 with a 51-36 defeat. Freshman James Garner sizzled the nets from three-point range where he hit four of his six shots...
McCook women win conference crown (02/22/17)
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- McCook rules the Nebraska Community College Activities Conference in women's basketball after an 82-57 Indian win over North Platte Tuesday night. Arapahoe alum and Edison native Kaylea Watson scored a team-high 17 points to lead the balanced attack...
Fast start only goes so far in Bison finale (02/22/17)
R.B. Headley Gazette Sports Editor OGALLALA, Neb. --Wise old folks have always said "a quarter doesn't go very far these days." The McCook Bison learned that tough lesson again Tuesday night after a fabulous first quarter of B-6 district basketball...
'Riders stun Trojans, play Eagles for title (02/22/17)
R.B. Headley Gazette Sports Editor COZAD, Neb. -- Playoff pressure brought perfection from senior Connor McConville as his Southwest Roughriders pulled a 54-38 upset of Cambridge Tuesday night. McConville hit all six shots for 13 points while senior Drew Hofman wasn't "too bad" either with his team-high 20 points...
Tiger boys leap into D1-11 title game (02/22/17)
BARTLEY, Neb. -- No. 1-seed Dundy County beat Arapahoe 57 - 42 in the D-11 subdistrict semifinals. The win moves Dundy County to a 21-3 overall record and ends Arapahoe'sseason at 9-14. Both teams played to their full potential and fought hard to keep the other team from scoring...
Bison girls tip B-6 district tonight (02/21/17)
OGALLALA, Neb. -- Bison and Bearcats will decide their best of three and who will advance first in tonight's B-6 district basketball tournament. McCook has split two contests with Scottsbluff while sharing identical six-win records this season. The Bison are 6-16; Bearcats have slipped to 6-17 after an 84-33 defeat against Rapid City (S.D.) Central last weekend...
Husker Insider brings info to McCook (02/21/17)
Sean Callahan of Husker Illustrated told a capacity crowd at the Coppermill Monday night that this will be a pivotal year for the Nebraska football team, as it implements a new 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. Nebraska's recruiting class, ranked 20th on Rivals.com and fifth in the Big 10, including eight top lineman and three receivers. ...
Steamy scene for Bison's state final (02/21/17)
irisheyephotography.com McCook High junior Kaleb Taylor emerged from the steamy tunnel at Omaha's CenturyLink Center to wrestle in Saturday's Nebraska State Tournament finals. Steam was part of every state finalist's introduction leading into the biggest matches of this season. Taylor brought a McCook High School record 12 consecutive pins into the Class B 220-pound final but lost 5-3 to Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs' Cole Kreklow...
Warriors' narrow win knocks out Falcons (02/21/17)
BARTLEY, Neb. -- The Hitchcock County Falcons and Arapahoe Wariors battled it out during their D1-11 subdistrict contest Monday night. With an intense four quarters the final score was close. Arapahoe won 54-51, breaking the tie in the last couple minutes...
Younger Bison take second at tourney (02/21/17)
OGALLALA, Neb. -- McCook's eighth-grade boys beat Ogallala and Alliance St. Agnes to take second in an eight-team tournament on Saturday. Mark Arp's 11 points and another nine from Colten Stevens led the 40-31 opening victory over St. Agnes. Ty Stevens followed with six points, Payton Craw scored five and Luke Maris added four...
'Horns, Wolves make no playoff noise (02/21/17)
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Elwood's Pirates have been a big pain for Maywood-Hayes Center during playoff basketball this season. Exactly one week after the Pirate girls eliminated one Wolves team, Elwood's boys rallied from eight points down to score a 45-43 comeback win Monday evening...
Football trio picked for All-Star Game (02/21/17)
HASTINGS, Neb. -- A trio of top area football players have been selected to play in the MEMECA Sertoma All-Star Game at Hasstings College on June 17. East and West teams collide in this eight-man showcase. Listed on the West team's roster are Noah Kerchal from Dundy County-Stratton. Medicine Valley's Brice Hodson and Wauneta-Palisade's Brody Nordhausen...
Indian softball bats go cold (02/21/17)
LIBERAL, Kan. -- The McCook Community College softball team looked to avenge an early season loss to Seward County, but offensive struggles would doom the Lady Indians. MCC would drop game 1, 10-2 and game 2, 8-0. The losses drop MCC to 2-10 on the year and 0-3 against Seward County. The Lady Indians will look to 'right-the-ship' against North Platte on March 1 at the Jaycees Sports Complex. Games can be viewed live on Tribe Watch...
How area wrestlers finished in Class D (02/20/17)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A final glance at how area qualifiers finished last weekend: Southwest Juniors Anthony Starr (fourth, 220 and Cody Downey (sixth, 182) led the six Southwest state wrestlers. Sophomore Kaden Guerrero (126) won twice after a surprising first-round defeat but fell one win from medaling...
Bison boys build winning momentum (02/20/17)
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Counting down to playoff pressure brought out the perfect timely reaction from McCook High's boys Friday night. The Bison were facing a tie game and Grand Island Northwest fans who suddenly couldn't count what was blinking on their home scoreboards...
Bison record breaker steamed to finals (02/20/17)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nothing could shake Kaleb Taylor as more than 10,000 fans were roaring at the CenturyLink Center Saturday afternoon. Facing 47-1 Cole Kreklow, the McCook High junior kept attacking his 220-pound foe through those final dramatic remaining seconds...
What a weekend at state for Bison (02/20/17)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Quite an impact describes what every McCook state qualifier delivered during last weekend's Class B wrestling championships. Boom! Headlines were blasting from Omaha to Lincoln to caross Nebraska after senior Eric Langan upset two-time state champ Trevor Nicholsen from Ashland-Greenwood...
Swim Team (02/01/17)
McCook basketball vs. Gothenburg 12/20/16 (12/21/16)
2016 Cattle Trail championship (12/12/16)
D1-6 district final: DCS vs. Maxwell (11/04/16)
Medicine Valley at Elm Creek (11/03/16)
Photos from the second round of the Class D2 football playoff game between Medicine Valley and Elm Creek.