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Sports Briefs

Pawnee City Rolls

Past Meridian

In a matchup of third seed Pawnee City and sixth seed Meridian, the Indians used a potent offense and a suffocating defense to pick up a 52-25 first round win versus Meridian Jan. 14 in the Class B MUDECAS Boys Basketball Tournament played at Southern High School.

Pawnee City took charge right from the start opening an 11-6 first quarter lead.

The Indians offense didnt slow down in the second quarter tallying 12 points against Meridians defense to extend their lead at half to 23-11.

Meridian battled to stay within 13 points, 32-19 after three quarters of play however Pawnee City put the game out of reach with a 20-6 scoring outburst in the fourth quarter.

Ty Brakhage and Kyle Schwisow topped the (1-12) Mustangs with nine points each, Jakub VanWesten, had three points and Tyler Nolte and Cesar Nunez contributed two points apiece.

Intensity, Hustle Spark Griffins To MUDECAS Win

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Float Like a Butterfly...

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury Junior Nate Klaumann flies to the basket Friday against Auburn.

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Young Jeffs Wrestling Team Finishes Fourth In Own Quad

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsJONATHAN FLETCHER OF FAIRBURY presses the shoulders of his first-round opponent Beatrices Tyler Fralin to the mat during action in the 113-pound weight class at last Tuesdays Blue River Riot Quadrangular held at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. Fletcher pinned Fralin in a time of 3:28, and went on to claim the individual championship with a pin over Sewards Callen Christensen in the finals.

A young Fairbury wrestling squad exemplified their hard work ethic on the mats and secured 11 medals in the Blue River Riot quadrangular Jan. 14 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium.

Senior Jonathan Fletcher was the lone individual champion going 2-0 to win the 113-pound weight class.

Fletcher won by pin against Beatrices Tyler Fralin in 3:28 and in the final he won by pin over Sewards Callen Christensen in 2:32.

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Turnovers, Cold Shooting Too Much For Jeffs

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Fairbury Junior Spencer Feldkamp moves the ball down the court Friday against Auburn.

A bad combination of too many turnovers and cold shooting in three quarters proved devastating for the Jeffs in their 52-32 home loss Friday.

Fairbury began the game coming out flat notching just five first quarter points.

After one quarter of action Auburn maintained a 14-5 lead.

Fairbury showed a little improvement offensively in the second quarter as three players accounted for nine points.

On the opposite side, Auburn shot the basketball quite well scoring in double figures in both quarters to build a halftime lead of 27-14.

Fairbury pieced together its best offensive quarter in the third burning the nets for 14 points sparked by eight points from Nate Klaumann.

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Hofstetter Sets School Scoring Record Twice

Meridan junior center Blair Hofstetter established a school record for points in a single game by scoring 29 points in the Lady Mustangs 46-16 win in first round play of the Class B MUDECAS Girls Basketball Tournament versus Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Jan. 13 at SCC-Beatrices Truman Center.

The Lady Mustangs opened a 10-4 lead on the Lady Titans and stretched their margin to 24-6 at half, as Meridian out scored HTRS 14-2 in the second stanza.

Hofstetter accounted for seven of the Lady Mustangs 14 points while Miranda Johnson contributed five points.

Meridians defense continued to play well in the second half limiting the Lady Titans to just 10 points.

In the third quarter, Meridian tallied 15 points to extend its cushion to 39-12.

Fourteen points were scored by Hofstetter as she connected on seven two-point field goals in the third quarter uprising.

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Lady Jeffs Now 14-0 FHS Cagers Split Conference Games

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Fairbury Senior Paige Husa out reaches everyone for this rebound Friday night against Auburn in the Last Jeffs 13th win of the year. They also knocked off Columbus Lakeview Saturday to go 14-0 for the season.

It turned out to be a .500 road trip Saturday night for the Lady Jeffs and Jeffs.

A fast start set the tone for the Lady Jeffs, as the Class C-1 state-rated round-ballers improved its season record to 14-0 with a 64-46 win against Columbus Lakeview.

The Lady Jeffs faced a 2-1-2 zone early in the game, which did little to slow down their offense.

Paige Husa put in eight points and Jordan Johnson tallied five points pushing Fairbury out to a 15-6 first quarter lead.

A little bit of a lull in the second quarter by Fairbury allowed the Lakeview to get back into the game trailing, 27-17 at half.

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Horticultural Happenings Checking Out the New Seed Catalogs

Our seed catalogs have started appearing! We can now start to think about gardening outdoors in the nice warm spring weather. Anything that helps us look toward warmer weather and away from below freezing temperatures and all the snow and ice that comes with winter, is a welcomed experience. It is at this time of year that we can begin to prepare for a summer full of beautiful blooms and delicious gardens. It is a good time to plan for spring because it will help us realize that spring will be here before we know it, with all its warmth and beauty.

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Explore Your Winter World

Calling all kids! Join park rangers at Homestead National Monument of America to Explore Your Winter World on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Education Center.

Go for a nature hike through the prairie and woodland to see what amazing winter wonders can be found at the park!

Many different species of animals have been caught on Homesteads trail camera just this week - search for signs of these animals action out in nature!

Imagine having to live outside all winter long. It sounds hard! But many creatures have amazing adaptations to help them deal with the winter environment. Learn the different strategies used by all different species to survive the harsh, cold months.

Where do the butterflies go when its cold?

What do the frogs and turtles do when the ground and stream freeze?

Play a game to figure out which animal does what!

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 17 - The Redbird

The Endicott Village Life articles for the past few visits have been from the Florence Fairchild Milne collection of the Endicott High School Redbird newspaper. Jane Fairchild Bakewell donated the collection to the Endicott High School Alumni Association and the collection is housed at the Endicott Town Hall.

A May 1949 issue of the Redbird lists the Senior Class roster as Dale Lange, Mervin Knocke, Wendell Hughes, Vennie Klaumann, Patricia Everett and Nancy Hardy.

In September of 1950 the school faculty included Jack Christopher as Superintendent, Miss Strain as high school faculty, Miss Wallace as high school faculty, Merle Lange as grammar room teacher and Florence Milne as primary room teacher.

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