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Fairbury Runners Start Strong at Superior

Fairburys cross country runners began the season Sept. 5 with a solid showing at the Superior Elks Invite held on the Superior Country Club golf course.

The Jeffs placed fourth out of 10 teams, scoring 67 points.

Grand Island Central Catholic claimed the team title with a score of 34 points.

A pair of Jeffs brought home medals from Superior, including Jonathan Fletcher who placed sixth in a time of 20:02.7, and Trey Forney finished 10th with a time of 20:34.0.

Additional top six runners for Fairbury included Samuel Netherton, 23rd, Alex Plummer, 28th, Jorge Barrera, 30th, and Erik Hart, 37th.

Fairbury cross country coach Kristi Peterson was pleased with the performances by a number of runners.

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Meridian Netters Lose In Five Sets

Fans got their moneys worth in last Thursdays Meridian-Silver Lake match played at Roseland.

Silver Lake outlasted Meridian on their home court by scores of 12-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-11, and 15-13.

As a team, Meridian had 10 ace serves led by Allison Klipp and Ann Endorf each with three aces.

Meridian had 35 kills in the five-set match, while putting up 208 attacks total.

Blair Hofstetter and Becca Taylor were 1-2 in kills for the Lady Mustangs attackers with 12 and seven, respectively.

Hofstetter put up a team-high eight blocks for the Lady Mustangs.

Twenty-one set assists were handed out by Miranda Johnson.

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Vetter, Kroeker Medal at York Golf Invitational

Competing in their third invite of the season, Fairbury had a pair of golfers bring home medals from the York Invitational played on the York Country Club golf course Sept. 5.

Anna Vetter and Sierra Kroeker each placed in the top 15 individually for the Lady Jeffs.

Vetter earned the seventh place medal with an 18-hole score of 106 and Kroeker claimed the 13th place medal with a score of 111 for 18 holes.

Shyanne Adams was three strokes away from a medal shooting a score of 116.

Aurora was the team champion with a score of 428, along with three medalists.

Fairbury did not field a full team on the day but Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the team leaving the invite with two medalists.

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Lady Griffins Begin Season at Freeman Invite

Diller-Odells Lady Griffins volleyball team took to the court last week competing in the two-day Freeman Invitational held at Freeman High School in Adams.

In Pool A play last Thursday, the Lady Griffins split their two matches.

Diller-Odell opened the invite losing in straight sets to Friend 16-25, 20-25.

The Lady Griffins bounced back and defeated Parkview Christian 25-11, 25-16 in their second pool play match.

On Saturday, Diller-Odell dropped its first Pool A match to Freeman by scores of 24-26, 15-25.

In their final match of the invite, the Lady Griffins lost in three sets to Elmwood-Murdock 10-25, 25-20, 17-25.

Friend topped Sterling in the championship to win the 10-team invite by scores of 25-21, 20-25, 25-12.

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McCool Junction Powers Past Meridian

In a battle of the Mustangs, McCool Junction used a balanced offensive attack to account for eight touchdowns in a 58-28 home win Friday night against Meridian.

McCool Junction racked up 307 yards rushing and added 230 yards through the air, while Meridian tallied 233 total yards with 203 yards gained on the ground.

The first quarter was a scoring barrage, as the two squads combined for 50 points.

First quarter touchdowns for Meridian were scored by Riley Noel on a fumble recovery with Brandon Jackson adding the two-point PAT on a run, Jackson scored on a two-yard run and Baxter Beals scored on a 14-yard run.

McCool Junctions offense continued to click in the second quarter, accounting for 14 of the teams 20 points increasing its lead to 50-28 at halftime.

Meridians lone second quarter touchdown was scored on a 25-yard run by Jackson.

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Tri County Golfers Host Own Invite

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsTRI COUNTY GOLFER MADISON KLAR swings her club and chips her golf ball airborne to the 15th green during play Friday afternoon in the Tri County Invitational held on the Hidden Acres Golf Course west of Beatrice.

Warm temperatures coupled with a light breeze greeted golfers from 11 schools at Fridays Tri County Golf Invite played on Hidden Acres golf course.

This season, the Lady Trojans have only three golfers on the squad, so team titles are out of reach. Improved play by each linkster is a key for success from meet to meet.

Madison Klar finished just out of the medals placing 17th out of 51 golfers with an 18-hole score of 107.

Riley Ensz fired a score of 124 for 18 holes of play to place 35th.

Crete earned the team championship with a score of 399, while Heartland was runner-up with a score of 418.

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Griffins Fall In Physical Home Opener

Photo caption: Diller-Odell Tight End Zach Rach cuts left against a Friend tackler Friday night in Diller.

Diller-Odells football team produced offensively early on but couldnt overcome key injuries to a pair of starters Friday evening, as the Griffins were overrun by Friend 56-21.

Diller-Odell got on the board first on a 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Vitosh to Stetson Meyer which capped a six-play drive.

Brady McMurray kicked the PAT for a 7-0 lead with 9:18 left in the first quarter.

Friend on its second offensive possession scored a touchdown on fourth and 11 play with a 27-yard touchdown pass thrown by Graham Stutzman to Luca David.

The two-point pass attempt by the Bulldogs was unsuccessful leaving Diller-Odell on top 7-6.

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Fairbury Finishes Fourth In Home Invite

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY/THAYER CENTRAL PITCHER ANNA MACH winds up, and pushes off the mound to deliver a pitch toward the plate versus Friend Saturday morning in first-round play of the Fairbury Invite.

A strong start went for not, as errors coupled with dominate pitching handcuffed the Lady Jeffs softball team Saturday in their own eight-team invite played at the Fairbury Softball Complex.

Fairbury/Thayer Central opened the invite with a strong showing on both sides of the ball resulting in a 9-1 win against Friend.

The Lady Jeffs took charge in the bottom of the second inning plating five runs on five base hits.

Friend scored an unearned run in the top of the third to slice the deficit to four runs.

That would be as close as the Lady Bulldogs could get as Fairburys offense heated up once again in the fourth inning.

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Columbus Lakeview Dominates Fairbury 77-6

It was one of those nights for Fairbury.

The Jeffs had no answer for Class C-1 state-rated Columbus Lakeview as the Vikings scored early and often on their way to a 77-6 home win Friday evening.

Lakeview scored 56 first quarter points to take total control.

The Vikings scored touchdowns in the game on two 62-yard runs, two-yards, 70-yard pass, 20-yard pass interception return, 68-yard pass, two-yard run, 15-yard run, 65-yard kickoff return, seven-yard run and a 35-yard run.

Fairburys lone touchdown was scored by Tyler Theye on a first quarter run of 82 yards.

Fairbury rolled up 210 yards of total offense including 154 yards rushing.

Lakeview amassed 410 yards of total offense with 332 yards gained on the ground.

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Lady Jeffs Toppled in Season Opener FHS Spikers Play Well In Loss to Auburn

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Senior Paige Husa digs a spike Sept. 5 against Auburn in the home opener.

Despite coming up short on the scoreboard, Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball coach Ryan Evans was pleased with how the team competed.

Auburn outlasted Fairbury in four sets, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, and 25-18 in the season-opener for both teams played last Thursday night on the Lady Jeffs home court.

Overall for the first game I thought the team played pretty well. I thought we played better than last years first game versus Auburn, Evans said. I told the girls at the end of the match that they fought hard and played very well. The only thing that I would have liked to seen different was where we were in the win loss column.

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