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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
Upcoming Sporting Events in McCook

Roughriders are going to state basketball tourney (02/27/17)
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- The Southwest Roughriders clinched their historic first boys' state basketball tournament spot with a 49-41 district finals win over Perkins County Monday evening. Senior Alec May's 13 points powered the 'Riders to their 14th win this season (14-11) and third straight post-season triumph...
Bison set records again at state swim (02/27/17)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- State swimming finished on Saturday with the McCook Bison setting two more school records. McCook had a strong team again this year, ranking eight for the women teams through event 24. McCook girls broke both 200-relay school school records...
Roughrider wrestlers take home state trophy (02/27/17)
The Southwest Roughrider wrestlers earned a trophy after taking third among eight teams at Saturday's Nebraska State Duals Tournament in Kearney. The Roughriders clinched their prize with a 36-31 dual win over Creighton. They also won their opening dual, 37-36, against Tri-County. More details and results will appear in Tuesday's Gazette. Amherst won the dual state title with a 39-33 conquest of Burwell...
Sizzling start ignites Bison boys' playoff win (02/27/17)
OGALLALA, Neb. -- McCook brought the perfect playoff formula to Sidney on Saturday: start on fire and finish like your hair might spontaneously ignite if you don't get a win. "They didn't want it (the season) to end," Bison coach Jeremy Yilk said about his team's 63-57 win over Sidney in this B-6 district play-in game...
McCook alum wins Big 12 championship (02/27/17)
AMES, Iowa -- McCook Bison alum and Oklahoma State University sophomore Molly Sughroue raced to a Big 12 Conference indoor championship in the mile run on Saturday. "It was not a great time, but it was one of the best races I have ever ran tactically," Sugrhoue explained as she passed the race leader with only about 150 yards remaining...
Big win sends unbeaten Tiger girls to state (02/27/17)
AXTON, Neb. --Emotions were firing up even faster than different Dundy County-Stratton girls hit shots Saturday night. When senior Hally Waters hit the final three of a 71-28 victory over D1 district finals foe Morrill, DC-S seniors could finally savor their amazing accomplishment of four straight state tournaments...
Trojans rally past Bobcats to reach state (02/27/17)
CHAPPELL, Neb. -- The Cambridge girls finished a perfect February by reaching their ultimate goal on Saturday. It certainly wasn't easy, as C-2 district finals foe Hemingford held a 36-34 lead over the Trojans through three quarters. Yet Cambridge stepped up again just as coach Jarrod Albers' team has throughout its nine-game win streak...
MCC women drop two at home (02/27/17)
MCCOOK, Neb. -- The new Nebraska Community College Activities Confernce champs ran into two tough basketball visitors last weekend. McCook Community College's women -- fresh off a league title clinched at North Platte on Tuesday -- dropped a 57-53 contest to Otero (Colo.) College Friday night...
Colorado teams top MCC men (02/27/17)
MCCOOK, Neb. -- Fast first halves for both Trinidad and Otero from Colorado led to wins over the McCook Community College men last weekend. On Friday, Otero was consistent with 44 and 43 points which was enough for an 87-82 win . The Indians (15-14 record) attempted 14 more shots but couldn't rally with just 38 percent success overall...
Tiger, Trojan girls punch tickets to state hoops (02/26/17)
The undefeated Dundy County-Stratton Tigers and Cambridge Trojans both won girls district championships on Saturday to clinch their trips to this week's Nebraska State Basketball Tournament. Dundy-County Stratton (25-0) defeated Morrill, 71-28, at Paxton and move into Thursday's D-1 tourney where they have earned a No. 2 seed. Sophomore Grayce Frederick's 14 points paced the balanced DC-S attack...
'Riders making darkhorse run to state (02/24/17)
COZAD, Neb. --The Southwest Roughriders are becoming a perfect blueprint for what makes post-season basketball so great. They fought through an 11-11 regular season where at least four or five games were one shot from being wins. Now the 'Riders are making those shots and plays at an absolute perfect time...
Tigers tear up Raiders' upset title plans (02/24/17)
BARTLEY, Neb. -- A 15-4 fourth quarter finally sealed Dundy County-Stratton's 58-45 win over Medicine Valley at the D1-11 subdistrict title game Thursday night. The No. 1-seed Tigers (21-3) couldn't shake those tenacious Raiders (10-10 final record), who pushed them into overtime before falling 60-55 last month...
Bronco boys move within one win of state (02/24/17)
HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- Few teams can be firing in early shots better than the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos during tournament play in Nebraska this week. The Broncos (8-6) unleashed a 21-10 first quarter Thursday night after hitting Elwood for 54 first-half points on Tuesday...
Bison diving into state swim (02/24/17)
The McCook Bison swim team proudly qualified three divers into this weekend's Nebraska State Championship meet at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Syd Wier (above) prepares for one his state dives on Thursday while senior Taylor Ford (right) and Victoria Norgaard gave McCook two in the girls' state diving. ...
Cookoff heats up MCC hoops on Saturday (02/24/17)
It's Chili Time! The MCC Indians Boosters 17th Annual Dick Driml Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday in the Peter & Dolores Graff Events Center on the McCook Community College campus. Trophies will be given to the top three chilis, as well as for the People's Choice award. ...
Southwest set for state dual wrestling meet (02/24/17)
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Coach Jay Helberg's five-year wait is over as the Southwest Roughriders have qualified for Saturday's Nebraska State Wrestling Dual Tournament. The Roughriders were selected among Class D's top eight teams based on various criteria...
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...
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.