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17
Sep

Lady Mustangs Go 1-1 In Triangular


MERIDIAN SENIOR BLAIR HOFSETTER No. 12, goes airborne at the net for a block attempt in action last Thursday night at Meridian’s home volleyball triangular. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Playing at home for the second straight week, Meridian came away posting a .500 mark in last Thursday’s home volleyball triangular.
In its opening match, Meridian improved to 2-0 on the season defeating winless McCool Junction, 25-9, 25-8.
Blair Hofstetter and Ashli Soukup were the top attackers for Meridian with nine and eight kills.
Allison Klipp put down six kills on 11-12 hitting, as the team rolled up 34 total kills.
As a team, Meridian was 47-52 serving with five aces in the match.
Bridgette Jackson top the squad with 20 digs on defense
Erin Johnson dealt out 46 set assists for the Lady Mustangs.
In the final match of the evening, Exeter-Milligan (4-2) topped Meridian in three sets.
The Lady Timberwolves were victorious by scores of 17-25, 25-21, 27-25.
Hofstetter paced all Lady Mustang attackers with 11 kills on 33-38 hitting.
Wed
17
Sep

Thayer Central Outlasts Fairbury In Five Sets

Thayer Central rallied from a 2-1 set deficit to outlast Fairbury in five sets last Tuesday evening on the Lady Titans home floor.
The Lady Titans won by scores of 25-20, 12-25, 14-25, 25-20, and 15-5.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs coach Ryan Evans was pleased with how the team played for most of the match.
“In the first half of the opening set the girls played really well. We got Thayer Central out of system with tough serving and swinging hard at the net. Once we got to 16 points we didn’t serve that tough, and we stopped swinging at the net. We started trying not to lose instead of playing to win, and that cost us the set,” Evans replied.
“In the second and third sets we came out and were fired up. The girls served the ball tough and where they wanted to. Our passes were going to our hitters and we were able to put the ball down on their side,” Evans said.
Wed
17
Sep

Lady Griffins Spikers Win Twice

A young Diller-Odell volleyball team had a successful week on the court earning a pair of road victories.
Strong play in a number of key areas powered the Lady Griffins to a three set, 25-11, 25-10, 25-23 win last Thursday evening against Pioneer Conference foe Lewiston.
Katie Zarybnicky led Diller-Odell in scoring for the three sets with 18 points off 23-24 serving. She had a team-high 10 aces in the match.
As a team, Diller-Odell recorded 37 total kills at the net led the 1-2 hitting of Madison Jurgens with 13 kills, while Madison Hajek put down six kills.
Katie Schultis and Katie Zarybnicky each hammered home five kills each.
Josie Vitosh dished out a team-leading 17 set assists on 35-35 setting, while Jurgens contributed 13 set assists on 31-32 setting.
Schultis paced (4-2) Diller-Odell in blocks with two, and Jurgens had a team-high seven digs on defense.
Wed
17
Sep

Lady Jeffs Harriers Finish Runner-Up In Own Invite

Fairbury’s cross country runners competed in their own home invite last Thursday coming away with six medalists and a second place team finish which represented a solid day on the course.
The weather for the invite was more like late October with overcast skies and temperatures in the low 50s.
On the girls side, the Lady Jeffs had a solid showing on the day with four medalists in the top 12 which helped spark the team to a second place team finish with a score of 37 points.
Syracuse won the team title for the girls scoring 29 points with five runners finishing as top 20 medalists.
Sophomore Shaye Stall led the way for the Lady Jeffs earning the sixth place medal covering the 5K race in a time of 23:11.46.
Sophomore Lilibeth Estrada finished eighth out of 58 runners posting a time of 23:21.37.
Junior Anna Schouboe crossed the finish line in 11th place in a time of 23:2926.
Wed
17
Sep

Scheiding Feels Favorable About Team Despite Home Loss To Sutton

Tri County head football coach Brett Scheiding felt good with the effort put forth by his team after Friday’s 44-6 home loss to (3-0) Sutton.
“We played one of the top teams in Class C2 and went head-to-head with them for the most part,” Scheiding said.
“Going into the game we worked to take away their running game, as they are a very good team rushing the ball. They did pick up quite a bit of yards through the air, but we knew we were going to give up some yards through the air,” Scheiding remarked.
Tri County started strong on Friday evening scoring the first points of the game midway through the first quarter.
The Trojans marched down field picking up three first downs against the Mustangs on their way to the endzone.
Tri County’s scoring drive was capped off with a five-yard touchdown run by Shane Jiskra off a pitch from quarterback Wyatt Kowalski.
Wed
17
Sep

Fairbury Volleyball Earns Two Wins At Malcolm Invite

After starting the two-day Malcolm Invite off with a pair of losses, Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs volleyball team bounced back to place seventh in the 10-team invite.
On Saturday, Fairbury claimed its first two wins of the season helping the squad to a 2-1 mark on the day.
In its first pool play match on Saturday morning, Fairbury was defeated by Malcolm, 25-5, 25-18.
Fairbury regrouped and topped Fort Calhoun in two sets, 25-20, 25-18 in its final match of pool play.
Saturday afternoon, Fairbury matched up against Conestoga in the seventh place match.
Fairbury beat the Lady Cougars in straight sets, 25-23, 25-23 to improve to 2-5 on the season.
In their opening pool matches on Thursday, Fairbury went 0-2.
Ashland-Greenwood beat Fairbury in the first match by scores of 25-18, 25-9.
Wed
17
Sep

Jeffs Control Second Half, But Comeback Falls Short

Following a sluggish first half of play, Fairbury asserted themselves in the second half of Friday’s road contest at Auburn.  
Unfortunately, a strong second half of scoring wasn’t enough to offset a three-touchdown deficit at half, as Auburn hung on for a 28-20 win on its home field.
Auburn jumped on Fairbury right away scoring a pair of first quarter rushing touchdowns to open a 14-0 lead.
With :38 second remaining in the opening quarter Fairbury got on the scoreboard, as quarterback Dalton Hinrichs tossed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jake Johnson.
The PAT kick by Justin Peterson cut the deficit to 14-7 at the end of one quarter.
Auburn’s offense continued to roll in the second quarter tallying a pair of touchdowns.
Bulldog quarterback Hopps hooked up with Yates on a 58-yard touchdown strike for Auburn’s first score of the second quarter.
Wed
17
Sep

HOME OPENING LOSS


HOME OPENING LOSS--The Fairbury Lady Jeffs lost their home opener in three sets to Columbus-Lakeview Tuesday night. Shelby Pollman, left foreground and her sister Sidney Pollman. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News.
Wed
17
Sep

Sept. 17, 2014

Police Report 
Sept. 3: Report of a protection order violation in the 1300 block of Oak Street. 
Sept. 3: Report of threats in the 800 block of H Street. 
Sept. 3: Report of vandalism in the 600 block of 3rd Street. 
Sept. 4: Report of a complaint of a woman yelling in the 600 block of C Street. 
Sept. 4: Francis J. Rice, of Fairbury, was backing a 2005 Chrysler from a parking stall in Wal-Mart when the vehicle collided with a 2011 Chevrolet driven by Willard L. Endorf, of Daykin. Damages to Rice's vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Endorf's vehicle were estimated at $3,000. 
Sept. 5: Report of an animal complaint in the 1500 block of B Street. 
Sept. 5: Report of a threat in the 1200 block of 7th Street. 
Sept. 6: Report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 100 block of West 5th Street. 
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17
Sep

Sept. 17, 2014

120 Years Ago
1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
Statistics printed in The Journal showed France spending $4 for the military for every 70 cents spent for education; in the United States, 30 cents and $1.25, respectively.
Schools in Fairbury were dismissed for the campaign appearance of William McKinley. 
Honor pupils in District No. 37 (1 ½ miles east and two south of Reynolds) cited by C.E. McVay, teacher, were Frank Havlik, Dolly and Lula Harrington, Ferdinand, George and Hattie Huber, Rose Kasparek, Arthur Merrill, Edith, Emma, Emily and Frank Tuma.
 
 
110 Years Ago
1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
 

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