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Upcoming Sporting Events in McCook

McCook girls light up win from long distance (01/18/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Deep thinking was the secret to McCook's 49-39 victory over Lexington Tuesday night. "Finally," coach Scott Leisy said about his team's long-range vision. Bison guards JoAnn Neel and Robin Grigg could scrap right with the Minutemaids...
Sweet revenge for Bison boys vs Lex (01/18/17)
Few could light up the scoreboard or lift his teammates' spirits faster than what Clayton Stevens delivered Tuesday evening. "He's a great kid, fun to be around and his t eammates love him," McCook coach Jeremy Yilk proclaimed about the Bison junior. "And they've never lost faith in him."...
Bison pairings set for SWC (01/18/17)
akers will be McCook's first goal when Southwest Conference Tournament basketball tips off next week. The Bison are seeded sixth among eight girls teams and will play a Monday 6 p.m. quarterfinal at No. 3-seed Cozad. Cozad conquered McCook in a previous meeting last month...
Cougars fight off MCC women (01/18/17)
MCCOOK -- Jaleesa Avery scored nine of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Western Nebraska Community College picked up a 63-58 Region IX South sub-region win over McCook Community College Tuesday in McCook. While Avery tallied 16 points, Melisa Kadic buried clutch back-to-back 3-pointers in the third period. Kadic finished with 11 points while sinking three 3-pointers...
Falcons, Longhorns rule girls hoops (01/18/17)
PAXTON, Neb. -- With 10 Falcons hitting shots, it was truly a double-team effort for the Hitchcock County girls during their 51-31 win at Paxton Tuesday evening. Hitchcock's second five was just as productive as the starting five. The Falcons broke from a 9-9 tie with their 21-point second quarter...
Broncos, Warriors blast hoops foes (01/18/17)
AXTELL, Neb. -- Junior Parker Ehrke caught fire with six of seven shooting and 15 points to spark Arapahoe's 63-29 trouncing of Axtell Tuesday evening. Junior classmate Jacob Pruitt followed with 14 points and sophomore Gentry Anderson tossed in 10 to continue the 7-7 Warriors' recent success...
Bison swimmers break record (01/17/17)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- McCook's 200-freestyle girls relay set a new school record to highlight the Bison swimmers' all-time best finish at Saturday's Licoln High Invitational. Laurel Schmidt, Candace Coleman, Becca Tietz and Shayne Coleman finished their race in 1:47.57 -- slightly more than a half-second faster than any previous Bison 200-freestyle relay...
Bison burns Whippets for 37 points (01/17/17)
McCOOK, Neb. --Every McCook Bison player knew where the heat was coming from Saturday afternoon. Find the curly-haired fireball, get him a basketball and watch all those points go firing through the home-court nets. "It was a total team effort. Our guys did a great job of getting the ball to Hunter," coach Jeremy Yilk declared after junior Hunter Potthoff's 37 points fueled a 59-47 home win over the Minden Whippets...
Droughts cost Bison girls vs. Tigers, Whippets (01/17/17)
Taking the baskets out of basketball continues to be a problem for McCook High girls this season. A 17-0 third quarter decided the Hastings Tigers' 42-26 win Friday night. On Saturday, McCook was hanging close to visiting Minden especially after junior Jaden Bryant found classmate Bailey Honn sneaking behind the defense...
Bison break into Oberlin top four (01/17/17)
OBERLIN, Kan. -- McCook's Carson Richards won the 106-pound championship to lead Bison wrestlers at Saturday's Oberlin, Kan., Invitational. Richards raised his record to 16-4 with an impression 10-0 major decsion over Cole Rockwell of Wray, Colo., who brought an 11-2 record into their match...
MCC women rally past Laramie (01/17/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A super 29-16 fourth quarter sparked the McCook Community College women to their 90-80 win over Laramie, Wyo., Community College on Saturday. Kylea Watson from Edison put 25 points through the nets while frehsman A'Leah Davis tossed in 23...
Area boys hoops recaps (01/17/17)
The Cambridge boys improved to 8-4 with a 61-49 win over Sutherland Saturday evening. No individual stats were obtained. Other area boys results from the weekend: Dundy County 43, Arapahoe 40 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Dundy County's boys allowed only one basket in the second quarter and then fought off determined Arapahoe, 43-40, on Saturday...
Trojans, Broncos sweep weekend (01/17/17)
Cambridge and Wauneta-Palisade were among the area girls teams who scored a pair of strong wins last weekend. The Trojans (11-1 record) won a tough 62-49 home contest with Sutherland Friday night, then smothered Maxwell 49-13 on Saturday. Senior Alea Shaner's 21 points led the Friday victory as she hit three of four from three-point range...
Devil wrestlers win home tourney (01/17/17)
OBERLIN, Kan. -- The Decatur Community Red Devils won by a half-point over Smith Center in Saturday's Oberlin, Kan., Tournament title chase. Decatur scored 108 points to edge Smith Center with 107.5 while Goodland, Kan., totaled 103 points. Top Red Devil performances...
McCook-Minden tip times moved up (01/13/17)
Due to an expected winter storm, McCook High's varsity games on Saturday are now scheduled for the girls at 3:30 p.m. with the boys likely starting around 5 p.m. The games were earlier scheduled at 4:30 and 6 p.m. in McCook High School's gymnasium. Both McCook teams played at Hastings Friday night with the Tigers winning. More details on these games and Saturday's contests can be seen in the Monday Gazette...
Catholic school league not pleased with proposal (01/13/17)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Catholic Conference strongly objects to a proposal advanced yesterday by several districts of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) that would unjustly punish success and discriminate against private religious schools...
McCook sharpshooters soon to meet (01/13/17)
The first step to state and perhaps even international basketball success begins in McCook on Sunday. Jan. 22. That's when the McCook Kinghts of Columus will conduct their annual free-throw shooting contest in the St. Patrick's school gymnasium. Doors will open at noon, organizer Bob Burns announced...
Second Bison signs with MCC softball (01/13/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook High senior Taylor Ford became the newest softball signee with coach Josh Barnes' McCook Community College team this week. "The 2018 softball class has me really excited for the future of MCC softball. We add another great local player in Taylor Ford," Barnes remarked...
Longhorns split Perkins pair (01/13/17)
IMPERIAL, Neb. -- The Chase County Longhorns stormed to a 22-2 lead and 41-7 by halftime of their girls' 60-14 win over visiting Perkins County Thursday evening. It was quite a comeback after Tuesday's tough loss at McCook Community College against Southern Valley...
Raiders leading area state-rated wrestlers (01/13/17)
Medicine Valley features two top four state-rated wrestlers as the season moves into its most important meets. R.J. Tutlem-Hazen has earned the No. 4 spot at Class D 132 pounds, according to this week's Nebraska Wrestling Coaches Assocaition state rankings...
State raters are noticing Bison (01/12/17)
McCook wrestlers are definitely gaining weight with Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association voters who select the state's best each week. The Bison are currently ranked No. 9 among Class B dual teams after winning four of their first five duals this season...
Youth soccer sign-ups set to kick off (01/12/17)
The Ed Thomas YMCA is accepting registrations for youth coed soccer, grades kindergarten through eighth-grade. For the kindergarten level, students must turn 5 years old by the first game on March 11. The YMCA/Valmont league is coed at all levels, with grade divisions as follows: kindergarten(plus), first and second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth through eighth grade...
So much on the YMCA schedule (01/12/17)
From the fitness class fliers in the lobby to the youth sport registration dates on the website, the YMCA functions on a day-to-day basis because of schedules. The YMCA simply couldn't operate without schedules. When my alarm clock goes off at 4:30 a.m., I know that the YMCA doors will be open at 5 a.m. - and that several people are crazier than I am and have beat me there...
Roughriders dominate Dundy invite (01/12/17)
STRATTON, Neb. -- Southwest Roughriders scored 210 points to rule the Dundy County-Stratton Invitational on Friday. More about other area teams will be featured tomorrow, but here are the top Southwest wrestling performances. 106 pounds - Joel Costello (6-6) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points...
Buffs split with Titans (01/12/17)
ATWOOD, Kan. -- Abigail Horton's double-double and Grace Higley hot shooting sparked the Rawlins County, Kan., girls to a 57-38 win over Tri-Plains-Brewster Tuesday night. Horton attacked inside for 10 rebounds when she wasn't scoring 11 points. Meanwhile, Higley was money from long distance as she hit three triples en route to 17 team-high points...
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.
DCS Golf Invite (09/28/16)