Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:14pm
With a field of quality softball teams, Fairbury came away finishing sixth on Saturday at the eight-team Crete Invite.
Fairbury began the day losing to Seward, 7-2.
Fairbury sliced the deficit to 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning on a solo home run off the bat of Macy Ohlde.
The Lady Jeffs tallied their final run in the top of the sixth on a RBI single from Delaney Miller.
“I thought we played Seward respectively in the game. It was fun to see Macy Ohlde connect for a home run over the fence. She has been close all season on hitting a home run over the fence and that was nice for her,”remarked Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl.
Collecting hits for Fairbury were Regan Schmidt, single, Ohlde, single, home run, Sarah McCown, two singles, and Delaney Miller singled.
Fairbury put an end to an eight-game losing streak by defeating Nebraska City, 5-4 in loser's bracket play.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:11pm
GOING HOME--Tri County senior Eryn Husband was 19th at the Randall Smith Invite. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Another solid performance was put forth by the Fairbury Lady Jeffs cross country team at last Thursday's Randall Smith Invite run on the Hebron Country Club golf course.
Consistency from its runners was the key for the Lady Jeffs winning the team title with a score of 27 points.
Five runners earned individual medals by placing in the top 20 helping Fairbury win its third team championship this season.
Emily Burkley led the way for the Lady Jeffs placing third in a time of 21:43.1, Lilibeth Estrada was fourth at 22:03.4, Shaye Stall, sixth with a time of 22:20.0, Autumn Branson, 15th posting a time of 23:08.4, and Halle Knigge was 16th at 23:20.5.
Additional runners for Fairbury included Anna Schouboe, 22nd, 24:03.6, MaKayla Fletcher, 25th, 24:30.3, and Josey Zabokrtsky finished 29th out of 46 runners in a time of 25:28.8.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:10pm
SETUP--Diller-Odell senior Libero Theresa Zarybnicky calls out to a teammate during varsity volleyball action last week in Odell. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
After winning a three-set road match last Tuesday over Sterling, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team continued its winning ways Sept. 24, securing a three-set home victory against Tri County.
The Lady Griffins used 16 aces and 34 kills to defeat the Lady Trojans, 25-11, 25-14, 25-12 for their ninth win of the season.
Madison Hajek, Katie Schultis, and Paige Vitosh led Diller-Odell behind the service line with four aces each, while Bailey Schroeder had three aces.
Madison Jurgens paced the Lady Griffin attackers with a team-high 13 kills, Hajek, seven kills, Schultis, six kills, Katie Zarybnicky, three kills, Vitosh and Kirsten Bures, two kills apiece, and Schroeder added one kill.
Schroeder dished out a team-leading 20 assists with Jurgens contributing 12 assists.
Josie Weise led the way for Tri County in attacks with eight kills with Miranda Vogt and Tiffany Pearson slamming down four kills each.