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Wed
17
Dec

Jeffs Post First Win, Lady Jeffs Come Up Short

In its first home game of the season, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs didn’t have things go their way in a 44-37 setback to Superior.
Superior jumped out to an 18-9 first quarter lead sparked by the 1-2 scoring punch of Jaysa Hoins and Leah Meyer combining for 11 of the Lady Wildcats’ points.
Fairbury senior Shelby Pollman did her part to keep the Lady Jeffs in the game in the first half scoring 17 points.
Pollman scored all nine points for Fairbury in the second quarter keeping the Lady Jeffs within 10 points, 28-18 at halftime.
Fairbury went stagnant on offense in the final eight minutes of action, and Superior took charge tallying 13 points, including six from Meyer to seal the win.
Fairbury was led in scoring by Shelby Pollman with 19 points, Sidney Pollman, 10 points, Halle Knigge, six points, and Sydney Miller tossed in two points.
Wed
17
Dec

Meridian Lady Mustangs, Mustangs Fall To Deshler

Not enough offensive firepower for both Meridian basketball teams proved the difference in last Tuesday’s doubleheader home loss against Deshler.
Meridian’s Lady Mustangs cagers offensively were limited to single digit points in all four quarters resulting in a 41-29 loss to the Lady Dragons.
Deshler forged out to a 15-7 lead after one quarter of play paced by the 1-2 scoring punch of Lauren Schmidt and Laeh Werner.
Meridian seized the momentum in the second quarter, outscoring Deshler, 8-3 led by Blair Hofstetter scoring six points to inch back within three points, 18-15 at half.
Schmidt had the hot hand for the Lady Dragons in the third quarter, scoring five of her team’s 11 points to help the visitors expand their lead to 29-21.
Wed
17
Dec

Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts Lady Mustangs Past Cross County

The Lady Mustangs offense awoke in the fourth quarter torching the Lady Cougars’ defense for 21 points, as Meridian rallied from a double-digit deficit to come away with a 54-51 victory.
Both squads had the hot hand in the opening quarter, as the two teams combined to score 24 points leaving Cross County with a slim, 13-11 lead.
Cross County continued its strong offensive outburst in the second quarter tallying 18 points, while Meridian netted 14 points, led by the 1-2 scoring punch of Blair Hofstetter with six points, and Erin Johnson scoring four points to keep the Lady Mustangs within six points, 31-25 at half.
A 12-point third quarter by the Lady Cougars increased their lead to 43-33 heading to the pivotal fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter belonged to Meridian, as the trio of Hailey Schafer, Hofstetter, and Johnson combined for 21 points, led by Schafer with eight points, including two key three-point hoops.
Wed
17
Dec

12-17-14


GAMBLES ON THE SQUARE--Downtown Fairbury in 1966. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
Mentioned in a report from District No. 78 (1 mile east  and 1 ½ south of Thompson), by Nettie Paden, teacher, were Emma and Lee Adkins, Fred and Joe Cawdrey, Bessie, Edith and George Dopp, John Drake, Millie and Roy Fickett, Artie and Eddie Grinstead, Daisy Hughes, Wallace Quinn, Gertie Rhode, Frank and Nellie Sampson, Martha Thompson, Arthur Wagner and George Wheeler.
Ed Waples sold his north side restaurant and bakery to J.B. Lewis of Washington, Kan.  On the west side, Martin Oerter planned a two-story building to be rented to Jack Fitton.
Endicott vicinity residents had rousing “literaries” each Friday evening at the Mount Vernon school south of town.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
Wed
17
Dec

FHS Wrestlers Medal Nine At Crete Invite

Fairbury put forth a solid showing on Saturday coming away with nine medalists and an upper half team finish in the 15-team Crete Invite.
Freshmen Austin Barnts and Jacob Johnson led the parade of medalists for Fairbury each placing third in their respective weight classes.
Barnts went 4-1 in the 113-pound weight class, while Johnson posted a record of 4-1 in the 160-pound weight class.
In his third place match, Barnts won by pinfall in 1:53 over Syracuse’s Pierce Agena.
Johnson was victorious in his third place match by pinfall in a time of 1:55 against Crete’s Casey Viger.
Fourth place medalists included Damian Green, 145 pounds, Justyn Franklin, 152 pounds, and Paul Mach at 285 pounds.
Green went 3-2 in his matches losing his third place match by pinfall in in 1:49 to Crete’s Ethan Sherman.
Wed
17
Dec

Fairbury Wrestlers Conquer Quad Tournament


FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE PATRICK ONDRAK was one of five individual champions for the Jeffs in the four-team wrestling tournament held at Tri County High School last Thursday. In his first round match at 170 pounds Ondrak keeps his opponent Tri County’s Cooper Smith face down on the mat. Ondrak won by pin in 4:45 against Smith. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s wrestling squad put together an excellent showing at the four-team tournament held Dec. 11 at Tri County High School.
The Jeffs won the four-team tourney scoring 138 points powered by five individual champions on the night.
Waverly was runner-up with 137 points, Fillmore Central finished third racking up 136.50 points, and Tri County placed fourth amassing 110 points.
Individual champions for the Jeffs included Austin Barnts, 113 pounds, Damian Green, 145 pounds, Jacob Johnson, 160 pounds, Patrick Ondrak, 170 pounds, and Wesley Jackson, 182 pounds.
Barnts went 2-0 at 113 pounds winning both of his matches over Fairbury’s Jacob Niemand and Tri County’s Ethan Paxton by pinfalls, Green went 3-0 winning each match by decision, Johnson posted a mark of 3-0 with each match won by pin, Ondrak posted a 3-0 mark with two wins by pin and one from a major decision, and Jackson went 2-0 with both wins registered by pins.
Wed
17
Dec

Mustang Grapplers Place Third At Bob Oliver Invite


MERIDIAN SOPHOMORE BAXTER BEALS is just a second away from a first period pin in second round action against Shelby/Rising City’s Jaden Kuhnel in the 152-pound weight class at Saturday’s Bob Oliver Pin Tournament held at Meridian High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury/Journal-News
The bottom line, it was a good day on the mats for the Meridian Mustangs wrestling team at Saturday’s eight-team Bob Oliver Pin Invitational held at Meridian High School.
Meridian had a strong showing in the invite coming away with eight medalists and a solid third place finish.
York junior varsity number one claimed the team title with 242 points, Superior was runner-up scoring 182 points, and Meridian racked up a third place score of 139 points.
Senior Brandon Jackson was the individual champion in the 182-pound weight class going 4-0 with all four wins by pin.
In the his fifth round match, Jackson won by pinfall in 3:44 over Superior’s Sloane Willett.
Second place medalists for the Mustangs were Carlos Dimas, 145 pounds, and Triston Voight, 170 pounds.
Dimas went 4-1 in his matches winning his final match in round five by pin in 5:10 over York junior varsity’s Mason Linder.
Wed
17
Dec

Diller-Odell Brings Out Brooms Against Dorchester

Diller-Odell’s Lady Griffins continued its winning ways, while the Griffins bounced back from a loss to HTRS to claim road wins versus Dorchester on Dec. 9.
Paced by 10 players scoring in the contest, the Lady Griffins sailed past the Lady Longhorns, 47-21.
The Lady Griffins opened the game shooting out to an 11-3 lead behind the scoring of four cagers, including three points apiece by Madison Jurgens, Madison Hajek, and Bailey Schroeder.
Diller-Odell continued to dominate outscoring, Dorchester, 17-5 in the second quarter leaving the court with a 28-8 advantage.
Stellar defensive play by Diller-Odell continued to create problems for the Lady Longhorns, as Dorchester’s offense was held to just three points in the third quarter allowing Diller-Odell to widen its margin to 40-11.
In the final quarter, Dorchester was able to outscore Diller-Odell, 10-7 to cut the final deficit to 26 points.
Wed
17
Dec

Lady Trojans Net Two Straight Wins

After three straight losses to begin the season, the Tri County Lady Trojans basketball team had a good weekend posting a pair of wins over Centennial and Wymore Southern.
Saturday night, Tri County broke away from a halftime deadlock against winless Centennial with two double-digit scoring quarters in the second half enroute to a 40-29 home win.
The Lady Trojans maintained a 9-8 first quarter lead, before the Lady Broncos turned the tables outscoring Tri County, 6-5 to forge a 14-all tie at halftime.
Improved play on both sides of the ball in the second half proved favorable for the Lady Trojans.
Tri County’s offense racked up 26 points in the second half, with 13 points per quarter, while its defense locked down on Centennial allowing just 15 points.
Wed
17
Dec

First Place Finishes Power BNFF Swimmers Past Ralston

Five first place finishes lifted the Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman girls swimming and diving team to a home dual win last Thursday over Ralston.
Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman won the dual by a score of 123-96.
Fairbury swimmers sophomore Shaye Stall and senior Keanna Kroeker teamed with Makalah Scheele and Elizabeth Mike to claim first place in the 400 Free Relay in a time of 4:27.35.
Additional first place winners were Regan Monhollon in the 200 IM, Ainsley Hostetler, 50 free, and the girl’s 200 free relay team of Maddy Wagner, Joslyn Schiebur, Ciarra Benes, and Hostetler, and Wagner in the 100 meter backstroke.
The 200 Free Relay team of Stall, Hayley Schroeder, Lindsay Lee, and Haley Andreesen placed third in a time of 2:08.29.
A time of 2:27.25 by the 200 Medley Relay quartet of Keanna Kroeker, Makalah Scheele, Rebecca Garland, and Kaitlin Marley finished fourth overall.

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