Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:17pm
Lawrence-Nelson capitalized on a stellar rushing attack to account for eight of the team's nine touchdowns, while its defense limited Meridian to only 60 yards of offense resulting in the Raiders handing the Mustangs a 68-0 road loss Friday night at Lawrence.
At halftime, Lawrence-Nelson held a 38-0 lead.
Lawrence-Nelson rolled up 446 yards of total offense in the game, including 390 yards rushing.
Baxter Beals was Meridian's leading rusher with 27 yards, while Micah Noel totaled 21 yards rushing.
Defensively for Meridian, Rasclyn Griffin was the team's top tackler with 12, Garrett Klipp was in on eight stops, and Carlos Dimas had six tackles.
“Our kids played hard and never quit. We finished the game with only nine players, five of which are freshmen,”said Mustangs coach Clint Jones.
“Our young kids are working hard to improve, but its been a tough schedule,”replied Jones.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:03pm
Fairbury Senior Paige Patton sets up a play at the net during varsity volleyball action on Oct. 6 in Wymore. The Lady Jeffs went down swinging to Southern, 25-12, 25-15, 21-25, 25-15. On Oct. 8 the Lady Jeffs lost to Seward 25-4, 25-5 and to Schuyler 25-9 and 25-16. On Oct. 10 the Lady Jeffs were defeated by Diller-Odell, 25-11, 25-9; Pawnee City, 25-2, 25-15 and Falls City, 25-10, 25-17. The Lady Jeffs are slated to face Central City on Saturday. (Photo by Dale Crawford, Wymore Arbor State)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:02pm
After being sidetracked in a loss last week to BDS, Diller-Odell got back on the winning track with a 42-12 road win Friday evening over Nebraska Lutheran.
Diller-Odell took charge of the game in the first quarter scoring a pair of touchdowns on an eight-yard run by Tybor Smith followed up by a 37-yard pass for six points from Christian McCown to Peyton Mohr.
Shane Sutton was successful with both PAT kicks increasing the Griffins' lead to 14-0.
Bladen Ahl crossed the goal line for Diller-Odell's lone touchdown of the second quarter on a 23-yard pass from McCown upping its advantage to 21-0 at half.
The two teams combined for 20 third quarter points with Diller-Odell's touchdowns scored on a 61-yard interception return from Reese Hennerberg and Ahl on a one-yard run.
Smith accounted for the Griffins' final touchdown in the fourth quarter off a 12-yard run.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:01pm
READY TO RUN--Tara Schroeder of Fairbury, looks to the plate as she makes herself ready to advance to second during action in game one of the C-4 District Championship between Fairbury and Milford played Friday afternoon in Geneva. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
A young Fairbury Lady Jeffs softball team played hard and confident for most of its games last Thursday and Friday in the District C-4 Softball Tournament held at the Geneva Sports Complex.
Fairbury, the fourth seed, opened play Thursday morning edging Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan in extra innings, 8-7.
Fairbury rallied in the bottom of the eighth scoring three runs for the win highlighted by an RBI double by Sarah McCown, a RBI triple from Sydney Miller, with the winning run scoring on infield error.
Picking up hits for Fairbury were Shumard, single, Schmidt, triple, Macy Ohlde, two singles, Destini Warnke, triple, McCown, single, double and Sydney Miller tripled.
Delaney Miller earned the pitching win allowing eight hits with seven strikeouts over eight innings.
With the win, Fairbury advanced to play top seed Milford Thursday afternoon, winning 3-2.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:58am
Having a baby around our house again has reminded me of the ability of small milestones to lead to much larger ones. The first time your baby smiles, the first rollover, first teeth, etc., all lead to something bigger just down the road. Smiles lead to coos and baby talk, which leads to first words, onto talking. Rolling over leads to army crawling, leads to crawling, leads to not being able to leave anything on the floor or within 24 inches on the walls, or it will end up in baby’s mouth.