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Volleyball Roundup

FHS Spikers Place Fifth At Falls City

A busy week on the court was capped off with a fifth place finish at Saturdays eight-team Falls City Tournament.

Fairbury opened play dropping a two-set match to Beatrice.

The Lady Orange won by scores of 25-14, 25-15.

Senior Paige Husa accounted for seven of the Lady Jeffs 17 kills and Sidney Pollman handed out 10 set assists on 52-52 setting.

With its first-round loss, the Lady Jeffs moved on to play Falls City in consolation action.

Fairbury was victorious in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21.

Kylee Barber and Husa each had two ace serves on 10-11 and 6-6 serving.

Sixteen kills were nailed down on Falls Citys side by Husa while Sidney Pollman put up 15 set assists.

Fairbury advanced to play Sidney, Iowa in the fifth place match.

The results were positive, as Fairbury came away with a 25-13, 25-23 win.

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Fairbury Goes 1-1 in Conference Triangular

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com File Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Teammates Megan Siebe, 3, and Rachel Bender, 5, block a spike at the net earlier in the season.

Coming off a four-set road win Tuesday, Fairburys Lady Jeffs volleyball team traveled on Thursday to Schuyler for a triangular.

In their opener, the Lady Jeffs earned a three-set win against Schuyler.

Fairbury was victorious, 15-25, 27-25, 26-24.

Sidney Pollman led the squad in scoring with 12 points and she had a team-high five ace serves.

Kylee Barber was second on team with seven points tallied along with two aces.

As a team the Lady Jeffs hammered home 28 kills, led by Paige Husa with 12 kills and Shelby Pollman contributed 11 kills.

Eighteen set assists were dished out by Sidney Pollman.

In its second match, Fairbury lost to Central Conference rival, Seward in straight sets, 23-25, 11-25.

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16
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Trojans Suffer Tough District Loss

When it was all said and done, Tri County dominated Southern in all the key categories of the game except the most important which was on the scoreboard.

The Trojans gave it their all but suffered a heartbreaking, 7-6 home district loss to Southern last Thursday evening.

It was a defensive struggle throughout the game with the only scoring taking place for both teams in the second quarter.

Southern scored on a 56-yard run and were successful with the PAT kick for a 7-0 lead.

Tri County answered back later in the quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Sam Schmidt.

A missed extra point by the Trojans left Tri County trailing 7-6 at half.

Tri County had several chances to score in the fourth quarter, however dropped passes, and a holding call wiped out a touchdown catch with just 90 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Trojans outgained the Raiders 233-128 in total yards and ran twenty more plays from scrimmage than Southern.

Wed
16
Oct
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Diller-Odell Sweeps Triangular

Taking part in its second triangular in a week, Diller-Odells Lady Griffins volleyball team ventured across the border to compete Oct. 5 in the Hanover, Kan. triangular.

The Lady Griffins had a successful day sweeping a pair of matches on the Lady Wildcats home court.

Diller-Odell topped Hanover in two sets, 27-25, 25-12.

As a team, the Lady Griffins had 20 kills versus the Lady Wildcats with Erin Saathoff recording a team-high nine kills, and Kaitlyn Schultis added six kills.

Behind the service line, Taylor Landenberger connected on team-leading three aces off 17-20 serving.

Madison Jurgens dished out 10 set assists while Josie Vitosh contributed eight set assists.

The Lady Griffins made quick work of St. Xavier-Junction City, Kan., by scores of 25-9, 25-13.

Josie Vitosh and Katie Zarybnicky each had three ace serves in the match for Diller-Odell.

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Diller-Odell Gets Past Lewiston

In a matchup featuring district opponents looking to pad their resumes, Diller-Odell scored late in the fourth quarter to earn a 62-50 road win Friday against Lewiston.

Diller-Odell scored three fourth quarter touchdowns while its defense limited Lewiston to a single touchdown to escape with their second district win.

Late in the final quarter, Diller-Odells defense stone walled Lewiston on downs, and got the football back and scored on a fourth-down-and-five play with 50 seconds left in the game on a 25-yard half back pass from Brady McMurray to Zach Rash to secure the victory.

Before Diller-Odells fourth quarter rally the game was tied at 42 after three quarters of play.

McMurray led all Diller-Odell rushers with 142 yards on 17 carries while scoring two rushing touchdowns.

Austin Vitosh was 14-23 passing for 207 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

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Husband Medals for Lady Trojans at SNC Meet

Photo caption: TRI COUNTY SOPHOMORE ERYN HUSBAND battles to stay on the heels of a Superior runner as the two competitors head to the finish of the girls 5k race last Thursday at the Southern Nebraska Conference cross country meet held on the Hebron Country Club golf course. Husband came away earning the 15th place conference medal with a time of 23:11.0.More photos under photos tab.

Runners from nine schools battled a warm breeze and temperatures in the 80s at the Southern Nebraska Conference cross country meet held Oct. 10 on the Hebron Country Club golf course.

For the Lady Trojans, sophomore Eryn Husband earned a conference medal by finishing 15th out of 37 runners covering the 5k race in a time of 23:11.0.

Senior Kate Likens placed 21st with a time of 24:44.8.

With just two competitors, Tri County did not contend for the conference title.

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Lady Mustangs Continue Winning Ways

Fresh off a pair of home victories, Meridians Lady Mustangs volleyball squad continued its winning streak by sweeping a pair of road matches Oct. 8 at the Hampton triangular.

Meridian earned a straight-set 25-11, 25-16 win over High Plains in its first match.

The Lady Mustangs attackers registered 20 kills versus the Lady Storm.

Blair Hofstetter put down a team-leading 10 kills on 19-21 hitting and Becca Taylor added five kills.

Miranda Johnson led the team with two ace serves on 10-10 serving and she put up 12 set assists.

In their second match, the Lady Mustangs defeated Hampton 25-15, 25-22. Taylor paced Meridians attackers with seven kills, and Hofstetter had two of the four ace serves for the team, while Allison Klipp was 10-11 serving and she contributed a pair of kills.

Hofstetter and Johnson were 1-2 in set assists with nine and seven, respectively.

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FHS Cross Country Teams Seventh at Conference

It was a tough assignment for Fairburys cross country teams at Thursdays Central Conference cross country meet run on the Concordia University course at Seward.

Competing against a stacked array of teams and runners, Fairburys cross country squads each placed seventh in the respective team race.

Sophomore Anna Schouboe was the lone medalist for Fairbury on the day.

Schouboe finished 11th out of 50 runners in the 5k race with a time of 22:21.98.

Senior Jordan Johnson placed just out of the medals finishing 19th at 23:04.72.

Freshman Hannah Yantz earned 30th place in a time of 24:47.06, and senior Alex Medina finished 39th at 25:42.84.

Seward was the Central Conference girls team champion with a score of 30 points.

York was runner-up with 34 points, and Fairbury scored 96 points for seventh place.

On the boys side, the Jeffs finished seventh out of 10 schools with a score of 124 points.

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Oct
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Falls Citys Complex Offense Gives Fairbury Fits

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Wide Receiver Nate Klaumann, 8, a junior, escapes Falls City defenders Friday night to find a hole in the line for a nice gain. More photos under photos tab

In a non-district game on Friday, Fairbury had a hard time getting things going on either side of the ball against Falls City.

As a result, Falls City jumped out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and came away with a 49-8 win on the Jeffs home field.

The Tigers scored on runs of 48 and 17-yards by Jordan Stoller in the first quarter to establish a 16-0 lead.

Spearheaded by two second quarter touchdowns, the Tigers stretched their lead to 29-0 at half.

Stollers third rushing touchdown of the game in the third quarter accounted for the lone points as Falls City extended its advantage to 35-0.

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