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Wed
16
Dec

Lady Jeffs Hold Off Milford


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.
Wed
16
Dec

T.C. Rebounds From Loss

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.
Wed
16
Dec

FHS Sweeps Thayer Central

Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs and Jeffs concluded the week on a winning note sweeping a pair of road games Saturday evening versus Thayer Central.
In girls action, a quick start by Fairbury lifted the Lady Jeffs to convincing, 58-40 victory.
Riding the 1-2 scoring punch of Regan Schmidt with seven points and Macy Ohlde with five points, Fairbury shot out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter.
With its offense continuing to click and its defense keeping the pressure on the Lady Titans, Fairbury increased its lead to 32-13 at half.
Following halftime, Fairbury had a sluggish third quarter playing even with Thayer Central with both squads scoring 14 points.
Ten of the 12 points that the Lady Jeffs scored in the fourth quarter came from the free throw line, including Ohlde hitting 4-6 charity tosses.
Wed
16
Dec

Defense Earns Meridian Win

A solid night of defense by the Lady Mustangs boosted Meridian to a 38-26 home win Friday over Cross County.
The Lady Mustangs held Cross County to single digit scoring in three quarters to improve to 2-2 on the season.
Meridian sprinted to a 19-9 halftime lead and kept the upper hand in the second half with a scoring advantage of 19-17 to close out the 12-point win.
Allison Klipp paced the Lady Mustangs with a game-high 18 points; Erin Johnson, 15 points; Bridgette Jackson and Rylee Pieper, two points each; while Hailey Schafer added one point.
The Mustangs were not as fortunate in the second game, as Meridian struggled with its shooting and came up short to the Cougars, 61-18.
Cross County stormed out to a 17-4 first quarter lead and were never pushed the remainder of the game.
Wed
16
Dec

FHS Sweeps Thayer Central

Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs and Jeffs concluded the week on a winning note sweeping a pair of road games Saturday evening versus Thayer Central.
In girls action, a quick start by Fairbury lifted the Lady Jeffs to convincing, 58-40 victory.
Riding the 1-2 scoring punch of Regan Schmidt with seven points and Macy Ohlde with five points, Fairbury shot out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter.
With its offense continuing to click and its defense keeping the pressure on the Lady Titans, Fairbury increased its lead to 32-13 at half.
Following halftime, Fairbury had a sluggish third quarter playing even with Thayer Central with both squads scoring 14 points.
Ten of the 12 points that the Lady Jeffs scored in the fourth quarter came from the free throw line, including Ohlde hitting 4-6 charity tosses.
Wed
16
Dec

Trojans Finish Out December On High Note

Tri County's wrestling team closed out its December schedule on the mats by finishing eighth out of 15 teams at Saturday's North Bend Central Invite.
This was the first time that Tri County has participated in the North Bend Central Invite.
As a team, the Trojans had four individual medalists and scored 58 points for their eighth-place finish.
North Bend Central won its own invite with a score of 174 points with Logan View runner-up scoring 172.50 points.
Junior Colby Ensz went 4-1 in his matches to finish second in the 152-pound weight class. Ensz lost in the finals by pin in 3:30 to Logan View's Garrett Knoell.
Junior Travis Likens placed third at 195 pounds with a record of 4-1.
Likens won, 6-4 against Twin River's Jake Studhem in his third place match.
Sophomores Ethan Paxton and Peter Spilker each placed fourth in the 126- and 132-pound weight classes.
Wed
16
Dec

Griffins Pummel Dorchester

It was a clean sweep last Tuesday night for the Diller-Odell basketball teams.
In the opener, the Lady Griffins benefitted from a strong night of shooting from beyond the three-point line to cruise to a 60-29 home win Dec. 8 against Dorchester.
Paced by the scoring of Madison Hajek and Madison Jurgens with four points each in the opening quarter, Diller-Odell sprinted out to a 14-3 lead.
Spearheaded by five second-quarter points from Hajek, the Lady Griffins expanded its lead to 30-9 at halftime.
Dorchester outscored Diller-Odell, 12-8 in the third quarter, but the Lady Griffins broke the contest wide open in the fourth quarter erupting for 22 points with eight girls scoring in the quarter.
Wed
16
Dec

Jeffs Medal Nine At Crete

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.
Wed
16
Dec

Jeffs Dominate Quad


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.
Tue
15
Dec

Loran William Pfeiffer

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.                             

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