Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:51am
When have you heard of a golf invite being called due to wind in the state of Nebraska?
That was the case on the last day of March, as officials called the invite off after nine holes played at the 14-team Superior Invitational held on the Elks Country Club golf course.
With scores tallied after nine holes, Fairbury finished second overall in the team race with a score of 187.
Grand Island Central Catholic earned the team championship shooting a nine-hole score of 161.
Junior Justin Peterson posted the low score for Fairbury with a score of 40 earning the third place medal, while teammate senior Nick Christiansen carded a score of 44 to come away as the seventh place medalist.
Additional scores for the Jeffs included Robby Meyer, 50, Anthony Moyer, 53, and Keyten Pfingsten fired a 64.
Fairbury’s head golf coach, Jed Martin, was surprised and shocked that the meet was called due to wind.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:50am
Both Tri County track and field teams opened the month of April on a strong note with a pair of top four finishes at last Tuesday’s Thunderbird Invitational held on the Johnson County Central High School track in Tecumseh.
The Trojans came through with a solid second place finish bringing home the runner-up plaque with a score of 71 points.
Falls City Sacred Heart cruised to the team championship in the 11-team invite accumulating 113 points.
Tri County had one individual gold medalist and one relay which earned gold in the meet.
Freshman Creighton Niemeyer held off Lewiston’s Holden Christen to win the 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.49.
The Trojans’ 3200-meter relay team of Niemeyer, Colby Ensz, Cooper Smith, and Trevin Williams won the gold over Lincoln Lutheran in a time of 9:09.83.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:50am
Up until last week, I had not been to FHS at dismissal time for years, but last week, I found myself there. In attempting to drop the girls off to play practice, I had planned on going down the hill, parking in the lot and walking them in, but this was not to happen. I do not have the best memory, but I do not recall there ever being a line of cars all the way to the top of the hill, waiting to go around the circle to pick up students. This was what I found each and every day last week, car after car waiting.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:49am
ATTACKING THE HURDLES—Meridian sophomore Erin Johnson soars over a hurdle in her lane during the girls 100-meter high hurdles final last Wednesday at the Mustang Invite. Johnson placed fifth in the race turning in a time of 16.8. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Winds in excess of 40 mph created a challenge for participants at the 11-team Meridian Mustang Invite held last Wednesday on the Friend High School track.
On the day, Diller-Odell and Meridian combined to medal in 24 out of 34 events competing against a stellar field of teams.
The Griffins led the way for the two area teams placing third in the boys team race, scoring 68 points.
Diller-Odell registered three first place finishes, including two individual champions.
Junior Cory Engelman won the pole vault clearing the bar at 12’6”, and junior Christian McCown soared 20’0” to win the long jump.
The Griffins’ 400-meter relay team of Tyson Landenberger, Reese Hennerberg, Cory Engelman, and Christian McCown turned in a time of 48.0 to take top honors in the event.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:47am
Kim Dowdy of Lazy Horse Vineyard of Ohiowa, Neb. uncorks a new bottle of wine at Pork N Pints Beer and Wine Tasting festival on Saturday, sponsored by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:46am
Wayne A. Weichel (left) was selected as the Elk’s Officer of the Year. Presenting him with the certificate is fellow Elk’s member Robert Kluge (right). Jeff Vetter (not pictured) was also selected as the Elk’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:45am
Above: Several area children weathered the cold temperatures Saturday morning to compete in the Pitch, Hit and Run competition sponsored by the Fairbury Optimist Club. They competed in the three different events at the softball complex at the City Park. Right: Dominic Joe pitches a baseball at a target to test his accuracy. All-Around Champions include, Girls: 7-8 Iaunna Lucking, 11-12 Macy Richardson; Boys: 7-8 Henry Judd, 9-10 Drew Watson, 11-12 Brendon Runge and 13-14 Bret Cole. The all around champions, as well as the champions in pitching, hitting and running, have the opportunity to compete in the sectional competition in Lincoln later this year. (Photos by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)