Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:58pm
Melvin & Estel Edwards' family gathered to celebrate Christmas Eve at the Narka Hall. A wonderful time was had with good food, fun games, and good family time. Grandpa & Grandma gathered the kids for the Christmas story of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem followed by gifts. Joining Melvin & Estel were- Doug & Kitty Edwards; Clinton Edwards, Chaliegh and Brantley Johnson; Clayton Edwards and Rani Johnson; Justin Harrison and Harley Edwards; Jim & Kelley Edwards, Spencer and Jared; Marvin & Lisa Edwards; Ashley & Jeff Johnson, Makenna and Draven; Seth & Kayla Johnson and Vivian; Mandi & Travis Sinn, Ashton, Colter and Paisley; Troy & Jaci Speakman; Jacob Peterson, Brittany and Alexis Johnson'; Jake Speakman and Eion, Jennie Bredemeier; Shaun Luna; Rachel Peterson and Jason.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:57pm
From October 14-18, Jami Lindsley of Osceola, competed in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) Tony Lama World Championships held in Amarillo, Texas. She qualified for World’s by shotting all through spring, summer and fall by earning points. She ended up winning the Nebraska State Ladies High Point for 2014. Out of 323 shooters, Jami finished 209th and 23rd out of 32 shooters in her L3 class.
Jami has also qualified for Nebraska Women’s High Point for a few years and winning three Nebraska State Shoots back to back in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:22pm
Meridian’s basketball teams were dealt a pair of home losses Dec. 16 against Sterling.
In the girls game, Sterling broke open a close game at half with a 20-point third quarter on its way to a 54-42 win.
Sterling maintained an 18-15 lead at half, while in third quarter the Lady Jets’ defense limited Meridian to nine points, while their offense lit up the scoreboard tallying 20 points forging a 38-24 lead.
Meridian outscored Sterling, 18-16 in the fourth quarter, but could only trim two points off Sterling’s lead.
“The game was close until the third quarter when Sterling’s guards grabbed a couple of offensive rebounds for easy putbacks. That spurt gave Sterling an eight-point lead and we could never get back in the game,” Meridian Lady Mustangs coach Robert Schropfer remarked.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:12pm
Playing its second game of the week, both Fairbury’s basketball teams came up empty Friday evening dropping a pair of Central Conference games to Crete.
In the opener, the Lady Jeffs played hard for three quarters against the Lady Cardinals, but just didn’t have enough gas in the tank losing, 55-43.
“Sure we didn’t come out on the right side of things. However there was a period where we could have thrown in the towel, but the girls played hard to get back in the game,” Fairbury Lady Jeffs coach Amy Engle-Evans said.
Sidney Pollman and Shelby Pollman topped the (4-3) Lady Jeffs in scoring with 20 points apiece, and Halle Knigge contributed three points.
Turnovers were the main demise for the Jeffs in their 69-32 setback to the Cardinals.
In the first half, Fairbury scored 19 points, but turned the ball over 18 times.
On the night, the Jeffs had 28 turnovers for the game.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:11pm
After losing a pair of road contests on Friday, both Tri County basketball teams got back on the winning side sweeping a home doubleheader Saturday night against Thayer Central.
The Lady Trojans rebounded from a triple overtime loss to Johnson-Brock by playing a strong second half on both sides of the ball to claim a 37-14 victory over the Lady Titans.
In a low-scoring first half, Tri County held a slim, 13-10 lead on Thayer Central.
Tri County improved its play on both sides of the ball in the second half which led the Lady Trojans to outscore the Lady Titans, 24-4 and improve its overall record to 3-4.
“We didn’t play very well on the offensive end in the first half. We made a lot of turnovers and were trying to do too much individually. In the second half, we were much better about running things within our offense and waiting for good shots,” Tri County Lady Trojans coach Bryce Simpson said.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:42pm
For not having a full team due to illness and injuries, the Meridian Mustangs wrestling team brought home six medals and a sixth place finish at Friday’s Red Raider Invite held at Sandy Creek High School.
Second place medalists for the Mustangs were Triston Voight, 170 pounds with a mark of 2-1, and Cody Lundholm, 182 pounds with a record of 4-1.
Third place medalists included Guadalupe Dimas, 132 pounds posting a record of 4-1, and Baxter Beals, 152 pounds finishing with a mark of 3-1.
Liam Noel came away with the fourth place medal in the 120-pound weight class finishing with a 2-3 record.
Junior Joshua Traynor placed third in the 145-pound junior varsity weight class posting a record of 4-1.
Sutton won the team title in the eight-team invite with a score of 163 points.