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Wed
18
Sep
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Fillmore Central Topples Lady Trojans in Three

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsTri Countys Josie Weise spikes the ball against Fillmore Sept. 12.

Hosting their second straight Southern Nebraska Conference opponent in two days, Tri Countys Lady Trojans volleyball team came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

Fillmore Central kept Tri County winless by sweeping the Lady Trojans in straight sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-16 last Thursday night at Tri County High School.

As a team, Tri County was 42-47 serving with one ace serve.

Haydyn Weise topped the team in serving going 9-9 with five points scored. Megann Freese was 6-6 serving, while Josie Weise connected on 7-8 serves.

Hitting on the night hampered Tri County as the team was -.100 percent for the match

Tri County registered 20 kills, as a team, with Josie Weise leading the way with five kills.

Emily Thornburg and Sarah Wollenburg each had four kills, while Miranda Vogt put down a trio of kills.

Wed
18
Sep
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Diller-Odell Spikers Notch Home Win

Paced by six ace serves from Erin Saathoff and eight kills slammed home by Madison Jurgens, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team put an end to a three-game losing streak by defeating Lewiston Thursday evening on the Lady Griffins home court in Odell.

Diller-Odell was victorious in straight sets over the Lady Tigers, 25-14, 25-14, 25-16.

As a team, the Lady Griffins racked up 16 ace serves in the three sets led by Saathoff with six, while Taylor Landenberger chipped in four aces.

Jurgens and Saathoff were 1-2 in kills at the net for Diller-Odell with eight and five respectively.

Landenberger and Kaitlyn McCown combined for seven kills in the match.

Paige Vitosh dished out 16 set assists on 36-39 setting, and Bailey Schroeder put up seven set assists for the (2-4) Lady Griffins.

On defense, Saathoff topped the squad with nine digs while Delanie Vitosh contributed eight digs versus Lewiston.

Wed
18
Sep
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Lady Jeffs Overcome Slow Start, Lightning Delay to Top Auburn

A tight game was broken apart in the late innings by Fairbury/Thayer Central, as the Lady Jeffs improved their season record to 8-5 with an 8-2 home win last Tuesday evening against Auburn/HTRS.

The pace of the game was pretty slow for the Lady Jeffs, as it took some time for the hitters to adjust to the movement on the ball that Auburns pitcher was throwing.

Auburn held a 1-0 lead through two-and-a-half innings, as Fairbury/Thayer Centrals hitters could manage just two base hits.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Lady Jeffs tied the game at 1 on a RBI ground out by Sydnie Schmidt, scoring Michaela Barber who led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a stolen base and moved to third on a passed ball.

Following play in the third inning, the game was delayed half an hour due to lightning.

Wed
18
Sep
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Fairbury Girls Third, Boys Fifth In Own Invite

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY SENIOR JONATHAN FLETCHER races up hill during the boys 5K race at last Thursdays Fairbury Invite. Fletcher was top individual medalist for the Jeffs finishing 10th out of 103 runners in a time of 19:33.3.

Ideal weather made for a great day to run as nearly 180 runners made their way around the course last Thursday afternoon at the Fairbury Cross Country Invitational.

On the girls side, Fairbury came in third place out of 10 teams, scoring 68 points.

Thayer Central was the team champion with a score of 34 points.

The Lady Titans had four medalists place in the top 15.

Rachel Heitman was the top runner for the Lady Titans finishing sixth in a time of 23:04.0, while teammate Bailey Linton was seventh at 23:06.4.

Fairbury senior Jordan Johnson led the squad, finishing third in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 22:22.2.

Wed
18
Sep
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Errors Slow Down Fairbury In Setback To Thayer Central

Photo caption: Thayer Central senior Trelby Virus makes a nice backward hit against Fairbury Sept. 10.more photos available under photos tab

Fairbury was in a giving mood last Tuesday night versus Thayer Central.

Unfortunately too many errors by the Lady Jeffs proved costly in their three-set home loss to the Lady Titans.

Thayer Central took advantage of Fairburys miscues to post a 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 victory.

Fairbury Lady Jeffs Coach Ryan Evans felt the difference in the match was the number of errors that the team committed.

The team continues to struggle with errors. In the first set we scored 10 points, while we committed 10 errors that gave Thayer Central 10 points, Evans said. In the second set, we earned 17 points, however we continued to have miscues which resulted in us giving them 17 points. In the last set our team scored 14 points, but we gave up 14 points. We have to cut down on our errors.

Wed
18
Sep
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Errors Slow Down Fairbury In Setback To Thayer Central

Photo caption: Fairbury Senior Paige Husa, 13, prepares to unleash her fury on this spike last week against Thayer Central.More photos for view or purchase under photos tab.

Fairbury was in a giving mood last Tuesday night versus Thayer Central.

Unfortunately too many errors by the Lady Jeffs proved costly in their three-set home loss to the Lady Titans.

Thayer Central took advantage of Fairburys miscues to post a 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 victory.

Fairbury Lady Jeffs Coach Ryan Evans felt the difference in the match was the number of errors that the team committed.

The team continues to struggle with errors. In the first set we scored 10 points, while we committed 10 errors that gave Thayer Central 10 points, Evans said. In the second set, we earned 17 points, however we continued to have miscues which resulted in us giving them 17 points. In the last set our team scored 14 points, but we gave up 14 points. We have to cut down on our errors.

Wed
18
Sep
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Jeffs Jumbled by Auburn 46-6

Photo caption: More Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Running Back Tyler Theye, a senior, escapes the clutches of an Auburn tackler Friday night. Theye also runs around the end in the photograph below.

When it rains it pours.

That summed up the opening quarter for Fairbury in their home opener 46-6 loss to Auburn Friday night.

Fairbury Jeffs coach Derek Garfield felt the team made too many mistakes along with penalties and turnovers which put them in a deep hole they couldnt get out of.

Friday night against Auburn the first quarter kind of unraveled on us. We quite frankly had too many mistakes with penalties and turnovers. It makes it awfully hard on yourself when you keep shooting yourself in the foot, Garfield said. After looking at film, I feel like some of the plays were there if we could have kept the penalties to a minimum. Turnovers really hurt us as well.

Tue
17
Sep
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Magazine Call Scam

It has come to our attention some local people are receiving phone calls from a Lincoln number saying they have been chosen to receive watches, trips, gift certificates or savings bonds, and when it comes down to it they want your credit card for magazine purchases, so please be mindful if you receive a call like this.

Sat
14
Sep
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Fairbury Police Officer Steals Police Cruiser Colby Held in Lincoln County on $100,000 Bond

Photo caption: Stanly Colbyphoto courtesy of 10/11 News

No one is sure if this kind of thing has ever happened before.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Fairbury Police Officer Stanly Colby was arrested in Lincoln County for stealing a police cruiser.

The arrest happened about six miles south of North Platte, at mile marker 68 on U.S. Highway 83 near Lone Star Road. Reports indicate Colby, 40 years old, was wearing his uniform at the time of the arrest.

He was first spotted about 6 p.m. near Lexington and a short time later Colby was seen in North Platte.

Lincoln County Chief Deputy Sheriff Roland Kramer said he was informed at 6:40 p.m. Saturday that the North Platte Police, Lincoln County Sheriffs Deputies and that Nebraska State Patrol troopers were chasing the stolen cop car.

During the chase, Colby apparently avoided spike strips used in a failed attempt to stop the cruiser.

Thu
12
Sep
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Grandparent/Grandfriends Success at Central School

Grandparents and grandfriends were honored by staff and students at Central School on Monday, September 9. I was very happy with the turnout, said Principal Jeremy Christiansen. We had 350 people registered to come and the turnout was over that number.

Grandparents and Grandfriends are very special to children. The day was organized to recognize not only the importance of our heritage but most importantly the relationship across generations.

The day was split into two sessions in order to be sure to have room for all the attendees.

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