KHS Rowdies: going out with a bang

Today's rowdies cheering on the Bearcats at a home football game. Photo by: Sarah Pishna

Today’s rowdies cheering on the Bearcats at a home football game. Photo by: Sarah Pishna

Feb. 19 is the last home basketball game not only for the girls and the boys’ team but for this school. For years/generations the south gym has been a place of pep rallies, practices, great speeches, and, of course, basketball games. To help the present KHS Rowdies cheer on the varsity teams, past Rowdies are going to come back for one last hurrah. Bob Elliott and Wayne Garrelts year of 1969, have been contacting people that were students when the first year of “rowdies” were introduced to Kearney High. These men were also both co-sports editors in the ECHO. Back in 1969, students were being extra loud to try to distract the team and the crowd of the fact that they were probably going to lose once again. However, the student section got so out of control that the school officials had to stop the game to call out the students for being too rowdy. Later, the Kearney Hub had done a report over the game and mentioned how the event had to be delayed by “a rowdy bunch of boys”.

With the last game just around the corner, t-shirts are being made to raise money for a kiosk for the new school. This will include a video display of past, present and future KHS Athletic teams, supporters and athletes. Alumni from 1969 to 2015 are all welcome to join to support the Bearcats one last time in the “old” school. Go Cats!