The Mitchell girls basketball team qualified for the Nebraska state tournament for the first time since 1995 after beating Hershey 38-24 in the Class C-1, District 6 championship game on Friday night at Bridgeport High School.

After splitting a pair of meetings during the regular season, the Mitchell and Chadron girls basketball teams used the championship game of the Class C-1, Sub-district 12 Tournament to break the tie on Thursday night at Alliance High School.

The Mitchell and Kimball girls basketball teams faced off in the semifinals of the Class C-1, Sub-district 12 Tournament on Tuesday night in Alliance. While the game was close throughout, the Tigers’ ability to consistently land shots led them to a 59-47 win.

The Mitchell girls basketball team moved into the semifinal round of the Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament after toppling Bayard 68-21 in a first-round game on Thursday night in Mitchell.

Bolstered by an exceptional showing of patience and control, especially in the second half, the Mitchell boys basketball team registered a 50-38 win over Kimball in the first round of the Western Trails Conference Tournament on Thursday night in Kimball.

Over the course of the past week, the Kimball girls basketball team has enjoyed the kind of success some squads must wait a whole season for. In the span of just four days, the Longhorns managed to knock off a pair of state-rated opponents while making school history in the process.

The Mitchell girls and Kimball boys basketball teams recorded wins on Friday night at Mitchell High School. The girls’ game came down to the final seconds as Mitchell escaped with a 44-42 win. Kimball picked up a 70-55 win in the boys’ game.

Riding high thanks to a four-game winning streak, the Mitchell girls hoped to keep their momentum going when they faced Bayard on Tuesday night in Mitchell. The drive will continue, as the Mitchell girls downed Bayard 71-23. In the boys’ contest, Mitchell also picked up a solid win, 57-38.

What a race it was for the Western Conference boys meet title. Mitchell and Gering both tallied 23 points. The tie-breaker was the highest fifth-place runner, and since Christian Arellano came in 15th, that put Gering on top Monday at Five Rocks in Gering.

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