Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:49am
MAKING THE CUT-- Regan Schmidt (No. 12), of Fairbury, makes a cut to the lane past Tyra Schoff of Milford during varsity basketball action last Friday night. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairbury journalnews.com)
For the first 16 minutes, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs played fantastic Friday night against Milford.
In the second half, the Jeffs overcame foul trouble and poor offensive rebounding to pull out their first win of the season, 55-45 over the Lady Eagles.
Friday’s home contest for the Lady Jeffs was a tale of two halves.
In the first half, Fairbury shot the basketball well from the field, and played aggressive defense limiting the visitors to single digit scoring and left the court at intermission ahead, 30-16.
The Lady Jeffs suffered through foul trouble to a pair of starters, Halle Knigge and Macy Ohlde in the second half which tested a young basketball team.
In the final two minutes of the fourth quarter with Milford having sliced the deficit twice to six points, 49-43 and 51-45, Fairbury kept its cool sinking 4-6 free throws in the last :42 seconds to pull out the win.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:48am
To end its second week of the season, the Tri County Lady Trojans basketball team split a pair of games.
After suffering its first loss on Friday, Tri County bounced back with a Saturday road overtime win, 32-30 against Centennial.
“We certainly didn't play very well for much of the game, but when it came down to the end of regulation and overtime, we did just enough to win,” replied Lady Trojans Head Coach Bryce Simpson.
“Sloane Holtmeier made a big three pointer in the fourth quarter and then connected on two free throws in overtime. Those were both big plays for us,” said Simpson.
“We again had a lot of people contribute at different times in the game. It was one of those games where no one really stood out, but instead those who played made one or two good plays which collectively put us in a place to force overtime and eventually get the win,” commented Simpson.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:45am
Fairbury bumped heads with the big boys on Saturday at the 14-team Crete Invite.
The Jeffs put forth a superb showing earning nine individual medals, while turning in their highest team finish ever in this invite placing third scoring 152 points.
Adams Central was the team champion on the day with a score of 169.50 points, while Central City finished second amassing 166 points.
“As a coaching staff, our goal going into the Crete Invite was to come home finishing in the top three. We thought that if that was going to happen that we were going to need to medal at least eight wrestlers. We were able to finish third and bring home nine medalists,” said Jeffs Wrestling Coach Derek Garfield.
“To my knowledge this is the best finish that Fairbury has ever had at the Crete Invite. This meet is filled with top notch Class A and B schools including a lot of conference schools,” commented Garfield.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:44am
TEXTBOOK--Tyler DeBoer of Fairbury has perfect form as he shoots in on Chatrin Samanchuen of Tri County during the 138-pound match at the Fairbury Wrestling Quadrangular on Dec. 10. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Nothing like some home cooking.
The Jeffs swept a three-team home duel last Thursday evening in convincing fashion.
In its first duel, Fairbury defeated Tri County, 73-6 followed up with a hard-fought, 45-33 victory against Waverly, and closed out the night with a 65-15 victory over Fillmore Central.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 3:45pm
Loran William Pfeiffer, 87 of Scribner, Neb died Monday, Dec, 7, 2015.
Survivors are brother Leon Pfeiffer of Arlington, Virg.; sister-in-law Maxine Pfeiffer of Morse Bluffs, Neb; sons LaVern and wife Lois Pfeiffer of Scribner, Neb, Chris and wife Linda Pfeiffer of Conroe, Texas, Stanley and wife Jolene Pfeiffer of Omaha, Neb; daughters Peggy and husband Larry Beerbohm of Fairbury and Patty and husband Steve Smith of Vermillion, S.D.; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.
The family will be receiving friends at the Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont, Neb on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 from 4-7 p.m., no viewing.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Scribner, Neb with the Rev. Nicki McIntrye officiating. Interment will be at a later date.