It’s party time in Gothenburg. For the first time in 10 years, and just the second time since 1964, the Swedes are off to the state tournament after defeating Gordon-Rushville 58-44 in the C-6 District Final on Monday in Sidney.

A big first quarter powered the Bridgeport boys basketball team past Gordon-Rushville in the first round of the Western Trails Conference Tournament on Thursday night at Bridgeport High School.

The Mitchell and Gordon-Rushville girls basketball teams, and the Bridgeport and Alliance boys basketball teams will play for the championship of the Alliance Holiday Tournament today at Alliance High School. All four teams returned from Christmas break by posting wins in the opening round of the tournament on Monday.

Gordon-Rushville senior Dani Wellnitz wanted to make sure the final cross country race of her high school career was a memorable one Friday during the Nebraska Class D state championships at the Kearney Country Club.