Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:39pm
Fairbury senior Paige Eden smiles after signing her letter of intent to play volleyball this upcoming fall for Doane College. Attending the signing last month were seated (l-r) Nicole Grummert, Hannah Rundle, Fairbury Lady Jeffs head volleyball coach, Paige Eden and Darin Grummert. Standing is Doane College assistant volleyball coach Ryan Gray. (Contributed Photo/fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:36pm
Despite battling breezy conditions, both Diller-Odell Griffins track and field teams put forth strong showings at last Tuesday's Turkey Creek Relays held on the Friend High School track.
The Lady Griffins finished second out of seven teams scoring 80 points.
As a team, the Lady Griffins placed in 14 events, including one first place finish.
Madison Hajek and Madison Jurgens combined for a height of 9'1” to win the high jump.
Thirty-two team points were chalked up with second place finishes by the 4x1200 relay of Paige Arnold, Sarah Stanoscheck and Kelsey Schlichtman in a time of 22:59.70, 1600 Sprint Medley team of Faith Novotny, Corina Lottman, Alexis Craw, and Bailey Schroeder with a time of 5:35.20, discus duo of Paige Vitosh and Carson Ebeling with a combined distance of 191'6”, and the shot put duo of Theresa Zarybnicky and Ebeling with a combined distance of 57'6”.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:35pm
Meridian’s track and field teams after a 12-day hiatus from competition got back in action last Tuesday participating in the Turkey Creek Relays held on the Friend High School track.
The Lady Mustangs came away with a third place finish out of seven teams chalking up 67 points.
Bruning-Davenport-Shickley was the team champion in the relays compiling 86 points.
First place performances for the Lady Mustangs included 4x800 relay with a time of 12:13.90, and the 4x1200 meter relay posting a time of 20:39.00.
Securing second place finishes were the 4x100 meter relay at 57.40, pole vault duo of Andi Kort and Addie Beals with a height of 12’6”, and the triple jump duo of Erin Johnson and Bridgette Jackson with a combine distance of 58’11 1/2”.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:35pm
HANG TIME--Fairbury senior Greg Borch hangs in the air on a successful vault of 12’0” in the boys pole vault competition at the Thayer Central Invite. Borch won the event with a vault of 12’6”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
In spite of chilly and windy conditions in Hebron last Thursday, Fairbury and Tri County track teams both had favorable showings at the Thayer Central Invite.
The Jeffs finished in a three-way tie for third in the 11-team field, scoring 54 points.
Fairbury secured a pair of first place finishes, both in the field and on the track.
Senior Greg Borch claimed the top spot in the pole vault winning the event with a vault of 12’6”.
Freshman Dillon Weichel took first in the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 17.1.
Double individual medalists for the Jeffs included Patrick Ondrak third in the 3200 at 11:13.86, and he was fifth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:08.62, while Trevin Likens earned fourth place in the 110-meter high hurdles at 17.9, and he placed fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at 45.0.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:26pm
After a cold and snowy winter for most of the United States, true baseball fans can’t wait for the boys of summer to return to the diamond now that Spring has arrived.
It’s been over five months since the Kansas City Royals won game 5 of the 2015 World Series in 12 innings over the New York Mets, 7-2 on Sunday, Nov. 1 at Citi Field in New York.
Now that the celebrating has toned down a bit for the Royals after winning its first series in 30 years its back to business for all 30 major league baseball teams to see if they can scale the summit and win the World Series in 2016.
The task at hand for the Royals will be to see if they can defend their world championship. They have the opportunity to be the first American League team to play in three straight World Series since the New York Yankees in 1998-2000.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:26pm
Three Fairbury High School Students participated in the Central Conference Honor Band held at York High School. Participating schools were Aurora, Central City, Columbus Lakeview, Crete, Fairbury, Grand Island Northwest, Holdrege, Seward, Schuyler, and York. Pictured are left to right: Christian Lufkin, Isaac Robertson and Ryan Umland. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:24pm
Ten Fairbury High School Students were selected to participate in the 14th annual Kansas Wesleyan Honor Band in Salina, Kan. Pictured front left to right: Megg Vaugh, Mark Kroeker and Alexis Tracy. Second row: Traislynn Nicholson, Seth Hart and Jolie Scott. Third row: Rosalyn Bray and Ashley Griffee. Back row: Zacc Snyder and Tyler Bray. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:23pm
Eleven Fairbury Junior High Students were selected to perform in the 30th annual York Middle School Honor Band day. Students rehearsed in mass bands by grade with notable Nebraska teachers conducting each band. Students participating were, front row left to right: Jadyn Rasmussen, Keely Schramm, Hailie Nicholson, Josh Robertson, Brooklen Bear. Back row: Adriana Kroeker, Jasmine Snyder, Brylee Yantz, Lauren Patton, Briaunna Knothe and Shelby Klaumann. (contributed photo)