Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:30am
By Jim Phelps
After an impressive season-opening home win last week versus Osceola, Meridian had to make the 2 ½ drive to Falls City last Friday night to face Class D2 power Sacred Heart.
Meridian grabbed the initial lead in the game, but had no answer in slowing down Sacred Heart’s potent offense the remainder of the game.
As a result, the Irish handed the Mustangs a 58-12 loss.
A three-play drive by the Mustangs on their first possession resulted in a 43-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ty Brakhage with 10:46 on the clock in the first quarter giving Meridian a 6-0 lead.
Falls City Sacred Heart answered back on its first possession piecing together a six-play drive which was capped off on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Austin Malone to Zavan Kirkendall tying the game at 6.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:29am
By Jim Phelps
A slightly smaller Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf team competed last Thursday in the 11-team York Invitational played on the York Country Club golf course.
Senior Shyanne Adams led the Lady Jeffs placing 24th out of 48 golfers with an 18-hole score of 123.
Sophomore Madison Black finished 37th individually shooting an 18-hole total of 135.
Aurora won the team championship with a score of 405 with O’Neill runner-up firing a 448.
“Since we are so young I had just two girls compete in this tournament at York. I didn’t take everybody because I feel York is a course that the way the tournament is setup that it would be a detriment to our younger less experienced golfers,” Lady Jeffs coach Jed Martin replied.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:09am
By Jim Phelps
There was a bright moment on the diamond for the Fairbury/Thayer Central Lady Jeffs softball team last week, as the squad claimed their first win of the season on Thursday defeating winless Schuyler, 20-0 in 2 ½ innings.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:06am
DILLER-ODELL SENIOR AUSTIN VITOSH No. 23, works to break free from a tackle by Lourdes Central Catholic’s Alex Hogeland No. 58, on a first half carry Friday night on the Griffins’ home field in Diller. Diller-Odell improved to 2-0 on the season with a 49-20 win over the Knights. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It didn’t take long for Diller-Odell to its get its offense in high gear at home on Friday night.
The Griffins scored on their second offensive possession and cruised to a 49-20 win against Lourdes Central Catholic.
Stetson Meyer got the home crowd revved up, as the Griffin senior defensive back intercepted a Central Catholic pass and returned the ball nine yards to the Knights’ 38-yard line.
Three plays later, Diller-Odell senior quarterback Austin Vitosh delivered a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ely Hroch. Vitosh ran in the two-point conversion for a quick 8-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Diller-Odell found the endzone once again, as Vitosh broke through the line for a one-yard touchdown run.
An unsuccessful two-point run left the Griffins with a 14-0 lead after one quarter.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:47pm
Krause Family Reunion
The descendants of Herman and Friedericka Krause gathered at the Union Bank Community room in Fairbury for a noon meal on August 17 2014 for the 84th annual reunion. Forty two members of the families were present.
Of the original twelve brothers and sisters f the Krause family, nine families were represented.