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Thayer Central Upends Centura for First Win

The Thayer Central Titans picked up their first home win of the season, edging the Centura Centurions 20-6 Friday night.

The Titans excelled on both sides of the ball. Led by Caleb Goedekens 119 rushing yards, the Titans totaled 199 on the ground and had three players who amassed over 100 total yards. Quarterback Jay Cottam and receiver Trev Mumm also broke the century mark. Mumm totaled 117 total yards, 40 rushing and 77 receiving, while Cottam added 100 all-purpose yards of his own. Goedeken, who scored on a 12-yard run, and Cottam who ran in two one-yarders, featured each of the Titans touchdowns.

Our boys came out and executed very well, Coach Josh Lanik said. Offensively we lined up and ran the ball right at them.

Tue
08
Oct
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Success on The Ground Leads To TC Victory

Sparked by nearly 300 yards rushing, Tri Countys running game lifted the Trojans to their second straight win of the season Friday night against Conestoga played at Murray.

The Trojans chalked up six rushing touchdowns en route to a 41-8 win.

It was another nice win on the road for the Tri County Trojans on a blustery night at Conestoga. The weather certainly contributed to a pretty conservative game plan. We kept the ball on the ground and had success there early and often, Trojans coach Brett Scheiding said.

The guys responded well on both sides of the ball and we as coaches were happy with the effort. It would have been easy to be distracted by a 45 minute lightning delay midway through the first quarter, but we came out after that period and did what we had to do to earn the win, Scheiding added.

Colby Ensz was Tri Countys leading rusher with 125 yards on 20 carries, and scored two rushing touchdowns.

Tue
08
Oct
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Griffins Earn District Gridiron Win

Diller-Odell took the suspense out of the game early on Friday night.

Deshler was unable to contain Diller-Odells rushing attack as the Griffins ran to a 52-6 home victory.

The win was Diller-Odells first in district play evening their mark at 1-1.

Diller-Odell erupted for 31 first quarter points en route to their second win on the season.

Chalking up first quarter touchdowns for the Griffins were Austin Vitosh, 32-yard run, Christian McCown, 33-yard run, Bladen Ahl, one-yard run, Vitosh 29-yard pass to Stetson Meyer and Brady McMurray with a seven-yard run.

In the second quarter Diller-Odell increased its lead to 45-0 at half with Vitosh scoring a pair of touchdowns on runs of nine and 11 yards.

Ahl tallied Diller-Odells lone touchdown of the second half on a 15-yard run in the third quarter.

A one-yard run for a touchdown by Dlouhy in the fourth quarter got Deshler on the scoreboard.

Tue
08
Oct
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Four Solid Quarters Equal Victory For Jeffs

The wait is finally over.

After beginning the season (0-4), Fairburys football team put together four quality quarters of football to earn its first win of the season Friday night, 40-21, against Sandy Creek.

The win was also the Jeffs first district victory of the season.

Sandy Creek held a 7-6 lead after one quarter and left its home field at half maintaining a 14-12 advantage.

The second half belonged to Fairbury as the Jeffs outscored the Cougars, 28-7 to pull away for the 19-point win.

Scoring first half touchdowns for the Jeffs were Tyler Theye on an 88-yard run. Spencer Feldkamp blocked a punt and returned the ball 48 yards for six points.

Second half touchdowns for Fairbury included Theye, 22-yard run, Theye, 26-yard run, Theye, eight-yard run and Lane McLain with a four-yard run.

Fairbury outgained Sandy Creek in total yards, 450-327.

Theye was the leading rusher for the Jeffs with 271 yards on 22 carries.

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Oct
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Meridian Splits Road Matches

Meridian took on a pair of Twin Valley Conference opponents in triangular play Oct. 1 at Harvard.

The Lady Mustangs earned a straight sets, 25-13, 25-8 win over Harvard in the opening match.

Meridian was 47-52 serving in the match with six ace serves against the Lady Cardinals.

Miranda Johnson was 12-14 serving with two aces, Bridgette Jackson connected on 8-10 serves with two aces, Ann Endorf and Blair Hofstetter were 8-9 serving with Hofstetter recording one ace.

As a team, the Lady Mustangs put down 30 kills paced by Becca Taylor with nine kills and Endorf registered eight kills.

Twenty-four set assists were dished out by Johnson.

In their second match, Lawrence-Nelson defeated Meridian, 25-18, 25-14.

Taylor, Ashli Soukup, and Hofstetter led all Meridian attackers with four kills apiece.

Johnson and Hofstetter were 1-2 in set assists with nine and seven each.

Tue
08
Oct
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Fairbury Places Fifth at Ashland-Greenwood

Fairburys Lady Jeffs volleyball team turned in a 3-2 mark at the two-day Ashland-Greenwood Tournament.

With its record of 3-2, Fairbury finished fifth out of eight teams in the tournament.

In pool play on Thursday evening Fairbury came away with a 1-1 record.

The Lady Jeffs fell to (19-2) Wahoo in two sets, 6-25, 15-25.

Fairbury bounced back and defeated Omaha Roncalli in straight sets, 25-21, 25-23.

Continuing with pool play Saturday morning Fairbury came up short against Ashland-Greenwood, 16-25, 22-25.

In its next match, Fairbury posted a 25-10, 25-22 win against Plattsmouth.

With its record of 2-2, the Lady Jeffs squared off against Lincoln Lutheran in the fifth place match.

The Lady Jeffs came out victorious, 25-18, 26-24.

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08
Oct
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Lady Jeffs Winless in Conference Softball Tournament

It was a disappointing weekend on the diamond for the Fairbury/Thayer Central girls softball team.

The Lady Jeffs suffered two losses at Saturdays Central Conference Softball Tournament played at Holdrege.

In their first-round game, the Lady Jeffs were handed an 8-6 loss by Holdrege.

Picking up hits for the Lady Jeffs were Anna Mach, single, Chelsea Sasse, triple, single, and Halle Knigge singled.

Anna Mach took the loss on the mound as she pitched a complete game allowing six hits, while striking out seven batters and walking three.

With the loss, Fairbury/Thayer Central dropped into the losers bracket and faced Crete.

The Lady Cardinals came away victorious, 3-0.

Collecting hits at the plate for the Lady Jeffs were Sydnie Schmidt, single, Mach, double, Sasse, single, Taylor Miller, single, and Madison Reece singled.

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Oct
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Meridian Netters Sweep Home Triangular

Photo caption: Meridian Lady Mustangs Ann Endorf, 7, and Blair Hofstetter, 12 team up in an attempt to block a Diller-Odell Spike Oct. 3 in a Triangular that took place at Meridian High School.

Spectators got their moneys worth Thursday in the opening match of the Meridian volleyball triangular.

The Lady Mustangs playing their only home matches of the season did not disappoint their fans sweeping both of their matches.

Meridian overcame a first set loss to defeat Diller-Odell in three sets, 23-25, 25-19, 27-25.

In the first set there were 10 ties with the last being 22-all.

Following a double hit whistled on the Lady Griffins giving Meridian a 23-22 lead, Diller-Odell scored the last three points to claim the set.

Meridian jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the second set and never surrendered the momentum en route to squaring the match at a set each.

The third set was a nail-biter from the start.

Tue
08
Oct
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Lady Jeffs Place Sixth In Conference

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY JUNIOR SHYANNE ADAMS follows through and chips her golf ball to the green on hole eight during her second round of golf at Fridays Central Conference Golf Meet played on the Fairbury Country Club golf course. Adams led Fairbury on the day placing ninth individually with an 18-hole score of 100. More photos under photos tab.

Despite a day with heavy air and a strong southerly wind, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf team took advantage of playing on its home course to come away with a sixth place finish at Fridays Central Conference Golf Meet played on the Fairbury Country Club golf course.

Fairbury finished with a score of 428, while Crete won the conference championship shooting a team score of 393.

The Lady Jeffs had a pair of top 15 medalists.

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08
Oct
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Irish Overpower Mustangs Game Played With Just One Goalpost

Photo caption: Meridian quarterback Ty Brakhage, a junior, pitches the ball to junior I-Back Brandon Jackson.

Class D-2 state-rated Falls City Sacred Heart put forth a solid rushing and passing attack to remain undefeated (5-0) posting a 49-6 win Friday evening against Meridian played on the Mustangs home field.

While it might not have looked like this was a historic game based on the score, it actually was because they played with only one goalpost. The south goalpost was knocked down by a strong storm on Friday afternoon.

It is unknown if a football game has ever taken place in Nebraska with only one goal post.

All extra points could only take place on the north end of the field.

The Irish got their offense rolling early striking for three first quarter touchdowns to open a 21-0 lead.

Sawyer Kean opened the scoring for Sacred Heart on a 10-yard run completing a seven-play drive.

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