Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:18pm
Oct. 10: A Deputy observed two vehicles driving recklessly and racing on K Street in Fairbury. The drivers were stopped and cited.
Oct. 12: Assisted Fairbury Police Department with a suspicious person/DUI. On approach to the vehicle, marijuana, less than one ounce, was observed in plain view.
Oct. 14: Report of a male hitchhiking on HWY 136 East of Jansen.
Oct. 4: Gidget A Fisbeck struck a school crossing sign with her 1992 Plymouth while attempting to back out of a private drive. She left the scene without reporting the accident. A witness to the accident positively identified the driver and contacted the police. There was $200 of damage to the sign and $1,000 of damage to Fisbeck's vehicle.
Oct. 10: Disturbance reported in the 900 Block of Fifth Street.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:14pm
INSIDE MOVE--Fairbury junior running back Damian Green cuts inside against Raymond Central on Friday night. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Both teams were looking to improve on their football resume in district play Friday evening as Fairbury (4-3) played host to (4-3) Raymond Central.
In a hard-fought defensive battle, Raymond Central made a third quarter touchdown stand up for a 7-6 win over the Jeffs.
Raymond Central held a 7-0 lead after three quarters.
Fairbury responded with 9:28 left in the game, as Adam Wasserman tossed a seven-yard scoring pass to Cayman DeBoer.
The Jeffs went for the win by going for the two-point conversion, but the run was unsucessful leaving Raymond Central with the one-point lead which they were able to hold on to for the rest of the fourth quarter.
Jacob Johnson was Fairbury top rusher with 37 carries for 114 yards.
Adam Wasserman was 3-10 passing for 23 yards with one score, while Patrick Ondrak, Cayman DeBoer, and Damian Green each had one catch.
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Diller-Odell's Lady Griffins volleyball team had good week on the court earning a pair of home wins.
Last Thursday evening in the a battle of Class D-1 state-rated volleyball squads, the Lady Griffins found a way to rally from a two set to one deficit to claim a 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 25-13, 15-9 victory over Friend.
“The girls played a hard-fought game, and found a way once again to finish,”remarked Lady Griffins coach Kandice Jurgens.
On the evening, the Lady Griffins racked up 53 total kills led by the 1-2 punch of Madison Jurgens with 23 and Madison Hajek with 13.
As a team, Diller-Odell connected on 106-113 serves with Paige Vitosh leading the team with four aces on 24-27 serving.
Bailey Schroeder and Jurgens chipped in two aces apiece off 21-23 serving and 16-16 serving.
Senior Katie Schultis paced Diller-Odell in blocks with five, including three solo.
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MAKING THE CUT--Diller-Odell sophomore fullback Tybor Smith (No. 35) makes a cut to the outside while senior guard Zach Reiman (No. 83) trails the play. (Photo by Fred Arnold/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Diller-Odell’s football team was put to a test Friday night by Friend.
However the Griffins relied on a solid first half of offense and a bend-but-don’t-break defense in the second half to come away with a 20-16 home D1-4 District victory.
The win improved the Griffins mark in district play to 2-1.
Diller-Odell answered back Friend’s first quarter TD with Christian McCown throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tybor Smith.
The PAT kick was no good leaving Friend with an 8-6 lead after the first quarter.
Momentum swung to Diller-Odell in the second quarter, as the Griffins outscored the Bulldogs, 14-0.
Diller-Odell’s first score came on a 16-yard pass from McCown to Cory Engelman. McCown ran in the two-point conversion for a lead of 14-8.
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KEEPING PACE--Fairbury runner Garret Ragland keeps up a steady pace amidst a group of runners at last Thursday’s C-3 District meet in Hastings. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs cross country is making qualifying for the NSAA State Cross Country Championships an old habit.
Last Thursday afternoon at the C-3 District, held on the Elks Country Club in Hastings, the Lady Jeffs hit their full stride, as the team placed third qualifying for Friday’s NSAA Cross Country Meet to be run on the Kearney Country Club.
This marks the third straight year that the Lady Jeffs team has qualified for the NSAA Cross Country Championships.
Fairbury tallied a score of 44 points with Adams Central district runner-up with a score of 30 points.
Fairbury had a trio of district medalists led by sophomore Emily Burkley placing eighth in a time of 21:14.38, junior Lilibeth Estrada finished ninth at 21:20.89, and junior Shaye Stall claimed 11th with a time of 21:28.85.
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In their final tournament prior to its Southern Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament, Tri County came away finishing fourth at Saturday’s eight-team Centennial Volleyball Invitational held at Utica.
The Lady Trojans earned a two set 25-22, 25-21 win over Gordon-Rushville in their first match of the invite.
Behind the service line, Tri County chalked up 10 aces paced by Tiffany Pearson with three, while Sloane Holtmeier and Delaney Uher recorded two aces apiece.
As a team, Tri County had 13 kills led by Josie Weise with four and Pearson chipped in three.
Holtmeier dished out all 13 assists for the Lady Trojans on 41-44 setting.
With the victory, Tri County advanced to face top seed Bishop Neumann in semi final action.
The Lady Cavaliers claimed a 25-15, 25-9 win over Tri County.