Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:02pm
TRI COUNTY FRESHMAN ETHAN PAXTON keeps up a steady pace in the 5k race at last Thursday’s D-2 District Cross Country Meet run on the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Geneva. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Tri County took part in their final meet of the season last Thursday afternoon in the D-2 District Cross Country Meet run on the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Geneva.
Freshman Ethan Paxton and senior William Stokebrand ran the 5K race along with 70 other runners on a warm and pleasant day.
Paxton finished 68th out of 72 runners in a time of 23:41.5, and Stokebrand finished 71st crossing the finish line in a time of 25:05.0.
The top three teams on the boys side that qualified for the state cross country meet were district champion, Nebraska Christian with a score of 19 points, district runner-up Doniphan-Trumbull amassing 56 points, and Fillmore Central was third with a score of 63 points.
The top 15 individuals in the race qualify for the state cross country meet in Kearney on Oct. 24.
District medalist was Aquinas Catholic’s Elijah Frasher covering the course in a time of 16:54.85.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:00pm
Alright be honest how many people would have thought or believed that 110th World Series would have a matchup featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals haven’t been to the postseason in 29 years, while the Giants look to win their eighth title in franchise history.
Kansas City is the first team ever to start a postseason winning eight straight games, while the Giants will be playing in their third World Series in five years.
The two teams are both wild card teams from their respective leagues. This is the first time since the 2002 World Series pitting the San Francisco Ginats against the Anaheim Angels that both teams were wild card teams. That series was won in seven games by the Angels.
The two squads played a three-game interleague series in Kansas City this past August with the Royals earning a sweep.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:58pm
STATE CROSS COUNTRY QUALIFIERS Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs cross country team for the second straight year qualified to compete this week in the NSAA State Cross Country Championships in Kearney. State qualifiers include front (l-r) MaKayla Fletcher, Lilibeth Estrada, Hannah Yantz, Shaye Stall, and Anna Schouboe. Back (l-r) Head coach Kristi Peterson, assistant coach Tyler Weatherholt, and assistant coach Mary Jantz. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It turned out to be a spectacular day for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs cross country team at last Thursday’s C-3 District Cross Country Meet held on the Elks golf course in Hastings.
The Lady Jeffs came through with a strong showing with four individual district medalists in the top 15.
As a result, Fairbury finished in third place overall qualifying for this week’s NSAA State Cross Country Championship.
Adams Central won the district title with a score of 27 points, Ord was runner-up with 29 points, and Fairbury tallied 42 points to claim third.
Sophomore Shaye Stall led the parade of medalists for the Lady Jeffs finishing ninth in the 5 k run in a time of 22:13.03.
Lilibeth Estrada placed 10th out of 43 runners posting a time of 22:14.51, Anna Schouboe was 11th at 22:37.02, and Hannah Yantz finished 13th with a time of 22:58.19.
MaKayla Fletcher placed 22nd overall in a time of 24:34.12.