Husker Rehab Team Champions

12 and Under Husker Rehab---The Husker Rehab softball team won the championship plaque by going undefeated in the Beatrice June Bug Jam Tournament over the weekend. Back row, left to right, Coach Taylor Biehl, Brynn Novotny, Ellie Ohlde, Jordan Tracy, Brittyn Wentz, Marlaney Deras, Mallonee Biehl and Coach Chad Mans. Kneeling, Marlee Biehl, Maggie Layton, Jami Mans, Leah Mach, Hailie Nicholson and Josi Mans. Front, Kacy Starck. (Contributed Photo)
Beatrice June Bug Champions 12U Husker Rehab
Game 1:  Lincoln Rockets 10-0
Singles:  Jami Mans, Leah Mach, Brittyn Wentz, Jordan Tracy
Jami Mans winning pitcher 5 K's, 2 BB's 1 hit
Game 2:  Lincoln Lightning 9-1
Singles:  Marlaney Deras
Doubles:  3-Jami Mans, Ellie Ohlde, Maggie Layton
Jami Mans pitcher:  8 K's, 1 BB, 4 Hits
Game 3:  Wilber Extreme 10-0
Singles:  Jami Mans, 2-Leah Mach, Maggie Layton, Brynn Novotny, Josi Mans
Doubles:  Ellie Ohlde
Triple:  Ellie Ohlde
Jami Mans pitcher 6 K's, 1 Hit
Game 4:  Lincoln LIghtning 5-1
Singles:  Jordan Tracy, Maggie Layton, Hailie Nicholson
Doubles:  Jami Mans
Jami Mans pitcher 4 K's, 2 BB's, 2 Hits
Game 5:  Wilber Extreme8-0

Wrestling Camp

FAIRBURY YOUTH WRESTLING CAMP last week, a youth wrestling camp was held on the wrestling deck at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. University of Nebraska-Kearney wrestler Connor Bolling was the special clinician for the two days. Bolling is shown demonstrating a move on the mat against Fairbury graduate and Doane College wrestler Jon Fletcher during a drill on day two of the camp. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

Total Team Effort Propels Fairbury Past Sabetha

  Stellar play from every player on the squad helped the Fairbury American Legion Seniors come away with a 3-1 nine inning win over Sabetha, Kan. in first-round play Saturday in the Marysville, Kan. Tournament.


Fairbury Juniors Past Test With Win Against Tri County

FAIRBURY JUNIORS CAYMAN DEBOER takes a swings and fouls off a pitch in last Tuesday’s home contest at Quinn Field versus Tri County. DeBoer came in and pitched the final three innings to earn the win, as Fairbury defeated Tri County, 10-8. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
After a week off from diamond action the Fairbury Juniors rallied late to post a 10-8 home win last Tuesday evening versus Tri County.
With temperatures in the upper 90s at first pitch, Fairbury scored in all but one inning of the game called after 5 ½ innings due to the two-hour time limit.
Tri County scored the initial run of the game in the top of the second on a passed ball.
Fairbury responded tying the game at one, on an infield error by Tri County in the bottom of the second.
In the bottom of the third, Fairbury’s offense struck for four runs, as Zach Holes drove in two runs with a two-out, two-run single in his second at-bat of the game.
Each squad plated two runs in their respective at-bats in the fourth inning leaving Fairbury with a 7-3 lead.
Tri County fought back in the top of the fifth scoring four times to tie the game at 7.

Four Area Athletes To Compete In Southeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball, Basketball Games

A quartet of area high school student-athlete graduates have been chosen to play in the Southeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball and basketball games to be held June 19 and 20 at the Truman Center on the campus of Southeast Community College in Beatrice.
The volleyball game will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and the women’s basketball game will tip-off at 6 p.m. with the men’s basketball game slated for an 8 p.m. tip-off on Saturday.
The approximate boundaries for the all-star games were Highway 81 to the West, Highways 2 and 6 to the North, the Iowa/Nebraska/Missouri border to the East, and the Kansas border to the South.
The teams were divided by Highway 77 and will be identified as the East and West teams.
Over 80 high schools were invited to make nominations for the squads.

Hinrichs Walk Off Hit Lifts Fairbury Seniors Over Marysville

Fairbury’s American Legion Seniors came through with a seventh inning rally to slip past Marysville, Kan., 3-2 played June 10 at Quinn Field in Fairbury.
It didn’t take long for Fairbury to seize control scoring one run in the bottom of the first on a one-out RBI double off the bat of Dalton Hinrichs, scoring Brett Wanamaker who began the at-bat with a single.
Following three scoreless innings, the visitors got on the board in the top of the fourth scoring once on back-to-back infield errors by Fairbury.
In the bottom of the fourth, Fairbury scratched out a run to go back ahead, 2-1.
Marysville fought back to tie the game at 2, scoring an unearned run in the top of the seventh.
Fairbury plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Bryce Barnts led off with a walk, and came around to score the decisive run on walk-off RBI double from Hinrichs.

Terrific Trio To Compete For Team Nebraska

TEAM NEBRASKA MEMBERS Fairbury will be well represented at next week’s Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange dual to be held at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym. Team Nebraska wrestlers kneeling (l-r) Paul Mach, Jacob Johnson, Damian Green, and Patrick Ondrak. Mach will compete in the 285-pound weight class, Johnson will not compete due to surgery, Green will compete in the 160-pound weight class, and Ondrak will compete in the 170-weight class. Standing (l-r) Fairbury wrestling coaches who will coach Team Nebraska in the June 23 dual include Kam Lenhart, Cory Schweitzer, and head coach Derek Garfield. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
A trio of Fairbury High wrestlers have been selected as members of Team Nebraska for the 31st Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange.
Juniors to be Damian Green, Patrick Ondrak, and Paul Mach will represent Team Nebraska in the first dual held at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School on June 23, starting at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the wrestling dual.
The 17-man wrestling team along with coaches from Maine will arrive on June 22 at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield and will be picked up by Team Nebraska wrestlers and coaches.
Team Maine will compete in four duals at four host high schools over an eight-day span.
After competing at Fairbury, Team Maine will travel to participate in duals on June 25 at Adams Central High School in Hastings, June 27 at Central City High School, and finish up at Columbus Scotus High School on June 29.

Flag Day Celebration

The Fairbury Elks Lodge hosted a Flag Day Celebration on Sunday. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)

Local Facebook Group Starts Fun Park Campaign

  Hearing that the Frontier Fun Park in Fairbury may be in danger, a concerned, community-based group, has come together to help.  
Thad Corbin, Fairbury, started the group through Facebook to get the community involved in helping fix and update the Frontier Fun Park. 
“We just want to help our community and we are all willing to put in the time, labor, and even help with some fund raising,” Corbin said.
The Facebook group was created to save and restore the Fun Park, so that children and parents alike can enjoy it for another 20 years or more.
“More than anything we want to pull people together to do something worth while in our town, we don’t want to lose our Fun Park and we want to make it safe for everyone,” Corbin said.
Laura Bedlan, Assistant Street and Alley Superintendent for the city of Fairbury, she was happy to see so many people step up and voice their concern over the condition of the park.

The Summer Reading Program

Each Friday through the month of June, there are going to be events for the Summer Reading Program children to attend at the 4H building on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Fairbury Library. 
Linda Dux, Fairbury Librarian  stated, EMT Dan Lufkin met up with children from the Summer Reading Program on Jun 12, to teach them about fire safety and how to handle an emergency. 
“There are still two more programs that the Library will hold and those programs will be for the children who have completed their reading goal,” Dux said.
On June 19, the children in 3-8th grade will be able to make super hero costumes and play games at the 4H Club Building between 10:00-11:00 am. There will be popcorn and a movie that begin at 2:00 pm for grades five and up at the Library.
“In addition, the children will receive their free personal pan pizza certificate from Pizza Hut and a bag of goodies,” Dux said.