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Wed
20
Jan

Jeffs Win At Home


FHS senior Cody Huss (No. 44), right, stares down Taten Minton of Auburn during varsity action Friday night in Fairbury. The Jeffs won 61-44. On Saturday the Jeffs lost on the road to Lakeview, 51-36. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wed
20
Jan

Lady Trojans Split Games

It was a weekend of mixed results on the home hardwood for the Tri County Lady Trojans.
Friday evening, the Lady Trojans snapped a two-game losing streak coming away with a 47-37 win over Milford.
Nine players scored for Tri County led by Haydyn Weise and Josie Weise with 12 points each, Miranda Vogt, seven points, Madison Freese, six points, and two points were put in by Sloane Holtmeier, Eryn Husband, Shalayna Niemeyer, Halle Weise, and Shae Wattjes.
Wattjes grabbed a team-leading five rebounds, while Haydyn Weise blocked three shots, and Josie Weise topped the squad in steals with four.
Cold shooting and double-digit turnovers proved too much for Tri County to overcome in Saturday’s 45-11 loss to (11-3) Sutton.
Tri County (8-6) was topped in scoring by Haydyn Weise and Josie Weise with three points apiece, Kailey Weichel and Holtmeier, two points each, while Wattjes tallied one point.
Wed
20
Jan

Griffins Win Over Mustangs

It wasn't pretty at times, but Diller-Odell turned up its play in the second half on both sides on the ball on Saturday to secure a 48-33 win against Meridian in the MUDECAS Boys Class B Division consolation game played at SCC-Beatrice's Truman Center.
At halftime, Diller-Odell maintained a slim 19-16 lead.
Two minutes into the third quarter, the Griffins upped their lead to 22-18 only to have Meridian draw even at 22 on back-to-back hoops by Jakub VanWesten and Fred Kujath.
With its five lead, Diller-Odell caught fire on offense erupting for 17 points sparked by Tybor Smith tossing in six points, while Bladen Ahl chipped in five points.
Diller-Odell Griffins head coach Eric McMurray felt the play of the team in the second half was the key to their victory.
“I thought late in the third quarter and throughout the fourth quarter our guys played really well on both sides of the ball,”said McMurray.
Wed
20
Jan

D-O Players Receive Honors


HONOREES--Diller-Odell juniors Madison Hajek, left, and Madison Jurgens, right, with Lady Griffins head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Displaying a drive to win and a want to be challenged formed Diller-Odell juniors, Madison Jurgens and Madison Hajek in to all-around superb volleyball players.
Through their exceptional athletic ability displayed on the court, the pair received numerous post-season volleyball honors.
Madison Jurgens, a 5’10” setter/outside hitter was named Super State second team by the Lincoln Journal Star, and she was chosen first team all-state in Class D-1 by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Jurgens was also tabbed first team all-state in Class D-1 by the Omaha World-Herald.
Last year, Jurgens received first team all-state honors by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald.
Besides being selected all-state in volleyball for the second straight year, Jurgens was named Player of the Year in Class D-1 by Nebraska Prep Volleyball.
Wed
20
Jan

FHS Has Three Champs


CONTROL--Fairbury junior Anthony Moyer has control of his first round opponent Seward’s Caleb Martin during action in the 145-pound weight class at last Tuesday’s Blue River Riot Tournament held at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym. Moyer won by major decision, 21-8 over Martin and then went on to win his next two matches to place first at 145 pounds. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
With two regular varsity wrestlers out of the lineup, the results were not what Fairbury was looking for at last Tuesday’s four-team Blue River Riot.
Spearheaded by three individual champions, Fairbury placed third in the final team standings with a score of 127 points.
Individual champions for the Jeffs were Anthony Moyer, 145 pounds going 3-0, Damian Green, 160 pounds went 3-0, and Patrick Ondrak, 182 pounds turned in a mark of 3-0.
Second place finishers were Logan Slater, 132 pounds, Lathen Block, 152 pounds, and Paul Mach, 285 pounds.
Coming through with third place finishes in their respective weight classes were Quinton Gwin, 120 pounds, Austin Barnts, 126 pounds, Tyler DeBoer, 138 pounds, and Zach Reikofski, 195 pounds.
Turning in fourth place finishes included Autumn Branson, 106 pounds, and Devin Holliday, 113 pounds.
Wed
20
Jan

Lady Griffins Third at MUDECAS Tourney


SCOPING THE FLOOR--Diller-Odell junior Madison Jurgens, No. 14, scans the court as she prepares to pass the ball to a teammate. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Bouncing back from Thursday’s semi-final loss, Diller-Odell powered by a superb second quarter of play came away with a 45-34 win Friday night at the Beatrice City Auditorium versus Bruning-Davenport-Shickley.
The win earned the Lady Griffins the third place plaque in the MUDECAS Girls A Division Tournament.
After a closely played first quarter with Diller-Odell securing an 11-9 lead, the Lady Griffins pieced together a 10-0 run for a 21-9 advantage, highlighted by the scoring of Bailey Schroeder with three points, Madison Jurgens chipping in five points, and Katie Schultis putting in two points.
Scoring was down for both teams combining for just seven points in the third quarter leaving Diller-Odell in control up, 33-20 moving to the fourth quarter.
Despite the Lady Eagles outscoring the Lady Griffins, 14-12 in the fourth quarter, Diller-Odell was able to keep BDS at arms length.
Wed
20
Jan

Quick Start Fades For Lady Jeffs


BATTLE--Emily Burkley, left, and Jessa Eden (No. 55) of Fairbury battle for a loose ball from Chelsea Shelton of Auburn on Friday night in Fairbury. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
A positive start went by the wayside for Fairbury, as the Lady Jeffs got good looks at the basket, but struggled with their shooting the remainder of the game.
Auburn took advantage of Fairbury’s cold shooting along with chalking up points off of Fairbury turnovers to post a 47-23 win Friday night on the Lady Jeffs’ home floor.
Fairbury (4-9) was led in scoring by Sydney Miller with six points, Emily Burkley, five points, Britney Scheetz and Macy Ohlde, four points apiece, while Regan Schmidt and Marah Shumard accounted for two points each.
Following Friday’s home game versus York, the Lady Jeffs will host Grand Island Nortwest in first round play of the Central Conference Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday, Jan. 25 with tip-off at 6 p.m.
Wed
20
Jan

Three Medal at Shelton/Kenesaw

Meridian’s wrestling team traveled west on Saturday and came home with a trio of medalists from the Shelton/Kenesaw Invite.
Meridian’s five grapplers combined to score 35 points good for 10th place out of 13 teams.
Junior Jacob Durflinger had the top finish for the Mustangs earning the silver medal in the 220-pound weight class going 1-1.
Junior Baxter Beals placed fourth in the 160-pound weight class with a record of 2-2, while freshman Micah Noel was fourth in the 170-pound weight class.
Wed
20
Jan

T.C. Drops After Fast Start

It started out well for the Trojans in their Friday home matchup with Class C-1 state-rated (10-1) Milford.
Tri County hung with the Eagles after one quarter trailing, 16-15; however a poor second quarter put the Trojans in a hole they could not recover from.
As a result, Milford cruised to a 72-41 win.
Shane Jiskra led the (4-9) Trojans in scoring with 17 points, Niemeyer, 13 points, Carson Hicks, three points, and Riley Knust, Ryan Musil, Shane Parker, and Connelly tallied two points each.
Wed
20
Jan

T.C. Earns Two Medals At Syracuse

Tri County earned two medals at the Syracuse Pin Tournament on Friday.
Junior Colby Ensz and junior Travis Likens claimed fourth place medals in the 145 and 195-pound weight classes.
In the final team standings, Tri County placed 10th, while Wahoo won the team championship, and Ashland-Greenwood finished runner-up.

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