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Wed
22
Oct

Friend Takes Charge

In a key D1-4 District matchup Friday evening, undefeated (7-0) Friend benefited from a strong rushing attack to remain perfect on the season securing a 40-22 home win against Diller-Odell.
Each squad scored once in the first quarter with Diller-Odell’s touchdown resulting on a seven-yard pass from Brady McMurray to Stetson Meyer.
McMurray ran in the two-point conversion tying the game at 8.
The second quarter belonged to Friend, as the Bulldogs outscored Diller-Odell, 16-2 to open a 24-10 halftime lead.
Diller-Odell’s lone points came on a safety by Tyler Roberts tackling a ball carrier in the end zone.
Both of Friend’s touchdowns came through the air with strikes of eight and 46 yards from Emmett Beckler to Simon Sandberg.
In the third quarter, Friend continued to pile on the points outscoring the Griffins, 16-12.
Wed
22
Oct

TC Runners Conclude Season At District Meet


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.
Wed
22
Oct

What A Crazy Postseason

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.
Wed
22
Oct

Exeter-Milligan Rolls Past Meridian

Top rated Class D-2 Exeter-Milligan got its engine on offense going right from the start, and Meridian had no answers for slowing down the Timberwolves.
The (7-0) Timberwolves struck for 32 first quarter points racing to a 62-13 district victory Friday night in Milligan.
Kyle Jensen scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Timberwolves on runs of 48 and 13 yards in the first quarter.
Sam Zeleny added a 15-yard touchdown pass to Derek Luzum, while Luzum closed out the scoring in the opening quarter for Exeter-Milligan returning an interception 30 yards for six points.
In the second quarter, Exeter-Milligan’s rushing attack continued to flourish accounting for three touchdowns on runs of five, 60, and 20 yards with two scores turned in by Dustin Axline.
Wed
22
Oct

Jeffs Can’t Stop Raymond Central Rushing Attack

It was one of those nights where Fairbury’s defense didn’t shine.
The Jeffs were gutted for 465 yards rushing by Raymond Central, as the Mustangs cruised to a 48-7 home district win Friday evening.
Fairbury Jeffs head football coach Derek Garfield remarked the team had a tough time stopping Raymond Central’s running game.
Fairbury’s lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by quarterback Adam Wasserman.
For the game, Raymond Central amassed 477 yards of offense, while Fairbury chalked up 156 yards of total offense.
Jacob Johnson paced all rushers for the Jeffs with 96 yards on 19 carries.
 
Wed
22
Oct

TC Seniors Victorious In Home Finale

Tri County counted on a stellar ball control game to earn a 34-14 district victory played Friday night on Trojan Field against Thayer Central.
Both squads came into the game with one win in district play.
Tri County came ready to play relying on a potent rushing attack to wear down Thayer Central’s defense.
Midway through the first quarter, Tri County took the ball and marched down field finishing off the six-play drive with a one-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Cooper Smith.
Keldon Barr followed up with the PAT kick for a 7-0 lead.
Tri County’s lead didn’t last but :11 seconds, as on the ensuing kickoff Robert Dodes returned the kick 83 yards for a touchdown.
Preston Brinegar booted the PAT kick tying the game at 7.
Tri County’s second touchdown of the opening quarter came after Shane Jiskra recovered a Thayer Central fumble at midfield.
Wed
22
Oct

Lady Jeffs Head To State


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.
Wed
22
Oct

Little Bo Beep Has Lost Her Sheep

I have heard a lot of people say that sheep are stupid. 
But I don’t think they are any dumber than any other animal. If you leave a gate open, the sheep will get out. If you fail to latch or wire a gate, the sheep will get out, or in as the case may be. They are constantly in the feed shed because a gate was left open a foot. 
They are also smart enough to recognize a pail that may or may not be full of grain from a hundred yards away, and they come running. If you don’t have that pail, they will not come. They also know the difference between me calling them home in the evenings and Michael calling them home. They come to my call. They just stand and stare at Michael’s. 
But in the past couple days I’ve found myself saying, for the first time, “They are so stupid.”
The 50 sheep graze during the day and are shut into their pen at night to protect them from coyotes.
Wed
22
Oct

Letters to the Editor

Supports Ebke For Legislature

Wed
22
Oct

No Paparazzi And Please No Autographs

I’m Fred Arnold and I approved this column.
My good friend Steve Glenn of Pawnee City is running for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. In addition being a business associate and one heck of a guy, he really has his finger on the pulse of UNL and would provide a great leadership force.
 Now, having said all that, Steve had asked me if I would help him with his campaign. Sure I said, thinking yard signs the occasional testimony, or finding a local service group for him to speak to.  He apparently was thinking bigger. 
 Steve asked me to appear on a television commercial along with other Nebraskans from various communities and in my case telling people, “I’m Fred Arnold and I’m voting for Steve Glenn for the Nebraska Board of Regents.” It was all pretty harmless and took about 15 minutes to film my segment.  I hope Steve is getting the mileage out of the segment because I sure am.

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