Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:05am
After finishing eighth place last year, Fairbury was on a mission to place in the top three at Saturday’s 10-team Central Conference Wrestling Tournament held at Holdrege High School.
Fairbury came through a tough day on the mats reaching its goal of placing in the top three with a third place finish in the team race spearheaded by three conference champions, and nine medalists overall.
York was the Central Conference team champion, amassing 212.50 points, Central City finished runner-up with a score of 193 points, and Fairbury racked up 159 points for third.
The Jeffs had a trio of conference champions including senior Justyn Franklin at 152 pounds, sophomore Jacob Johnson at 170 pounds, and junior Patrick Ondrak at 182 pounds.
Franklin won his conference championship by decision, 9-7 over Raymon Mastas of York.
Johnson won his first place match by decision, 6-3 against Crete’s Ethan Sherman.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:03am
A suffocating fourth quarter defense allowed the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins to fight back and secure a 50-44 win against Johnson-Brock in consolation play Saturday in the Pioneer Conference Basketball Tournament.
“This was a good way for the Lady Griffins to bounce back in the Pioneer Conference Tournament after a disappointing first round loss,”remarked Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head coach John Mohr.
Diller-Odell (12-7) was topped in scoring by Madison Hajek with 17 points, Katie Zarybnicky, 13 points, Madison Jurgens, 12 points, Paige Vitosh, five points, Bailey Schroeder, two points, and Katie Schultis contributed one point.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:02am
In its final tournament prior to district action, Meridian’s wrestling team came away with four medalists and a fourth place team finish at last Thursday’s Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament held at Cross County High School.
A trio of wrestlers earned second place finishes in their respective weight classes accounting for 34 team points.
Senior Joshua Traynor placed second in the 152-pound weight class posting a record of 2-1.
Junior Baxter Beals finished second in the 160-pound weight class with a mark of 3-1.
Junior Jacob Durflinger posted a second place finish in the 220-pound weight class going 1-1.
Sophomore Micah Noel placed fourth in the 170-pound weight class finishing with a record of 1-3.
High Plains won the Crossroads Conference title amassing a score of 144 points, while Meridian finished with 37 points for fourth place.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:16am
Alvin E. Schoenrock, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Fairbury, NE, passed away Feb. 5, 2016 in Beatrice. He was born Nov. 19, 1927 in Fairbury.
He is survived by son Mark and his wife Denise Schoenrock, son Merrell Schoenrock, grand-daughters Christie Schoenrock Grayson, Nikki (Ray) Keller, Sarah (Josh) LeMonte, Olivia (John) Spence, great-grandchildren Avery and Jaden Smith, Ivan, Maia and Gideon Keller, and numerous other family and friends.
Services will be Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel with Sharon Schuster officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday Feb. 11th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Fairbury VFW in lieu of flowers. Burial in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:49am
James R. McClain Age 20 of Fairbury was arrested on February 03, 2016 for Alleged Domestic Assault (1 Misdemeanor), Terroristic Threats (3A Felony), Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (3 Felony).
On February 03, 2016 at approximately 2039 hours, officers with the Fairbury Police Department were dispatch to a residence in the 1000 block J Street reference a verbal argument. While officers were enroute to the location, the verbal argument escalated and when the suspect, who was later identified as James R. McClain, heard law enforcement was coming, he took off running on foot. When officers arrived, they located McClain near McNish Park.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:34pm
Elsie J. Graves, of Fairbury; Domestic assault, class 1 misdemeanor. Entry of plea is scheduled for Feb. 3.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; Drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; improper/defective vehicle lighting, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Tori L. Schultz, of Fairbury; Contribute to delinquency of child, class 1 misdemeanor. Found guilty; sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for four days served.
James J. Rasmussen, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; fail to appear, class 3 misdemeanor. Found guilty fined $150.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:33pm
A tough night shooting the basketball hampered the Meridian Lady Mustangs last Wednesday evening in its 51-36 first-round loss to Osceola in the Crossroads Conference Basketball Tournament played at the York City Auditorium.
Johnson topped the (9-8) Lady Mustangs in scoring with 11 points, Allison Klipp, 10 points, Bridgette Jackson, seven points, Hailey Schafer, four points, and Rylee Pieper and Jaicee Sobotka contributed two points apiece.
Klipp led Meridian on the boards grabbing a team-high nine rebounds, while Johnson handed out four assists, and she forced six steals.