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Centennial Downs Young Trojan Squad

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News TRI COUNTY QUARTERBACK WYATT KOWALSKI gets a block from a teammate and sprints down field on a second half carry Friday night against Centennial. Kowalski scored two rushing touchdowns for the Trojans in their 35-21 home loss to the Broncos.

A young Tri County football team had a tough Friday evening falling 35-21 on Trojan Field against Centennial.

Tri County football coach Brett Scheiding remarked the loss was two-fold.

The loss is really attributed to not maintaining possession of the ball and also by giving up big plays, Scheiding said.

Centennial jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play.

The Trojans had a golden opportunity to get on the board late in the second quarter.

Tri County quarterback Wyatt Kowalski hooked up with Jacob Starkey on a 39-yard pass to the Broncos 19-yard line.

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Lady Jeffs Seventh At Malcolm

Competing in its first volleyball invitational of the season, Fairbury chalked up a 2-3 record to place seventh in the two-day 10-team Malcolm Invite.

Saturday morning in pool play, Fairbury lost both of its matches to Ashland-Greenwood and Lincoln Lutheran.

Ashland-Greenwood topped the Lady Jeffs in two sets 25-18, 27-25.

Senior middle hitter Paige Husa led Fairbury at the net with nine kills.

Megan Siebe handed out a team-high nine assists.

Husa and Rachel Bender combined for 10 blocks in the match with Husa accounting for six, and Bender put up four.

In its next pool play match, Lincoln Lutheran was victorious over Fairbury in straight sets 25-13, 25-12.

With its two defeats in pool play, Fairbury faced Fort Calhoun for seventh place in the invite.

It took three sets, but the Lady Jeffs came out on top of the Lady Pioneers by scores of 23-25, 25-20, 25-20.

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Lady Jeffs Sweep Triangular

Fairbury/Thayer Central softball team stretched its winning streak to three games by claiming a pair of wins Thursday in a home triangular played at the Fairbury Softball Complex.

The Lady Jeffs opened play posting a 4-0 win over Falls City.

An RBI single by Anna Mach accounted for one of the two runs collected by the Lady Jeffs in the bottom of the first inning.

Single runs were tacked on by the Lady Jeffs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings off an RBI ground out by Taylor Miller and a RBI single from Michaela Barber.

Mach picked up the win on the mound, as she threw a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out six batters and walking none.

Fairbury/Thayer Centrals offense included Barber, single, Sydnie Schmidt, two singles, Chelsea Sasse, two singles, Mach, two singles, Miller, single, Christine Welsch, double, and Madison Reece singled.

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Three FHS Golfers Medal at Home Invite

Photo caption: This Photo and more Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News FAIRBURYS SHYANNE ADAMS hits her ball toward the cup on the ninth green during her front nine holes of play Monday at the Fairbury Invite. Adams finished third overall on the day shooting an 18-score of 101.

Despite the weather being overcast and drizzly, three Fairbury golfers came away as top 10 medalists at the seven-team Fairbury Invite played Monday on the Fairbury Country Club golf course.

The threesome of Shyanne Adams, Sierra Kroeker and Anna Vetter placed third, sixth and ninth paving the way for Fairbury to finish runner-up in their own invite.

Adams shot rounds of 52-49 for a 101, Kroeker carded nine-hole rounds of 53-51 for a 104 and Vetter posted rounds of 52-57 for her score of 109.

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Fillmore Central Topples Lady Trojans in Three

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsTri Countys Josie Weise spikes the ball against Fillmore Sept. 12.

Hosting their second straight Southern Nebraska Conference opponent in two days, Tri Countys Lady Trojans volleyball team came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

Fillmore Central kept Tri County winless by sweeping the Lady Trojans in straight sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-16 last Thursday night at Tri County High School.

As a team, Tri County was 42-47 serving with one ace serve.

Haydyn Weise topped the team in serving going 9-9 with five points scored. Megann Freese was 6-6 serving, while Josie Weise connected on 7-8 serves.

Hitting on the night hampered Tri County as the team was -.100 percent for the match

Tri County registered 20 kills, as a team, with Josie Weise leading the way with five kills.

Emily Thornburg and Sarah Wollenburg each had four kills, while Miranda Vogt put down a trio of kills.

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Diller-Odell Spikers Notch Home Win

Paced by six ace serves from Erin Saathoff and eight kills slammed home by Madison Jurgens, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team put an end to a three-game losing streak by defeating Lewiston Thursday evening on the Lady Griffins home court in Odell.

Diller-Odell was victorious in straight sets over the Lady Tigers, 25-14, 25-14, 25-16.

As a team, the Lady Griffins racked up 16 ace serves in the three sets led by Saathoff with six, while Taylor Landenberger chipped in four aces.

Jurgens and Saathoff were 1-2 in kills at the net for Diller-Odell with eight and five respectively.

Landenberger and Kaitlyn McCown combined for seven kills in the match.

Paige Vitosh dished out 16 set assists on 36-39 setting, and Bailey Schroeder put up seven set assists for the (2-4) Lady Griffins.

On defense, Saathoff topped the squad with nine digs while Delanie Vitosh contributed eight digs versus Lewiston.

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Lady Jeffs Overcome Slow Start, Lightning Delay to Top Auburn

A tight game was broken apart in the late innings by Fairbury/Thayer Central, as the Lady Jeffs improved their season record to 8-5 with an 8-2 home win last Tuesday evening against Auburn/HTRS.

The pace of the game was pretty slow for the Lady Jeffs, as it took some time for the hitters to adjust to the movement on the ball that Auburns pitcher was throwing.

Auburn held a 1-0 lead through two-and-a-half innings, as Fairbury/Thayer Centrals hitters could manage just two base hits.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Lady Jeffs tied the game at 1 on a RBI ground out by Sydnie Schmidt, scoring Michaela Barber who led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a stolen base and moved to third on a passed ball.

Following play in the third inning, the game was delayed half an hour due to lightning.

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Fairbury Girls Third, Boys Fifth In Own Invite

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY SENIOR JONATHAN FLETCHER races up hill during the boys 5K race at last Thursdays Fairbury Invite. Fletcher was top individual medalist for the Jeffs finishing 10th out of 103 runners in a time of 19:33.3.

Ideal weather made for a great day to run as nearly 180 runners made their way around the course last Thursday afternoon at the Fairbury Cross Country Invitational.

On the girls side, Fairbury came in third place out of 10 teams, scoring 68 points.

Thayer Central was the team champion with a score of 34 points.

The Lady Titans had four medalists place in the top 15.

Rachel Heitman was the top runner for the Lady Titans finishing sixth in a time of 23:04.0, while teammate Bailey Linton was seventh at 23:06.4.

Fairbury senior Jordan Johnson led the squad, finishing third in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 22:22.2.

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Errors Slow Down Fairbury In Setback To Thayer Central

Photo caption: Thayer Central senior Trelby Virus makes a nice backward hit against Fairbury Sept. 10.more photos available under photos tab

Fairbury was in a giving mood last Tuesday night versus Thayer Central.

Unfortunately too many errors by the Lady Jeffs proved costly in their three-set home loss to the Lady Titans.

Thayer Central took advantage of Fairburys miscues to post a 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 victory.

Fairbury Lady Jeffs Coach Ryan Evans felt the difference in the match was the number of errors that the team committed.

The team continues to struggle with errors. In the first set we scored 10 points, while we committed 10 errors that gave Thayer Central 10 points, Evans said. In the second set, we earned 17 points, however we continued to have miscues which resulted in us giving them 17 points. In the last set our team scored 14 points, but we gave up 14 points. We have to cut down on our errors.

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Errors Slow Down Fairbury In Setback To Thayer Central

Photo caption: Fairbury Senior Paige Husa, 13, prepares to unleash her fury on this spike last week against Thayer Central.More photos for view or purchase under photos tab.

Fairbury was in a giving mood last Tuesday night versus Thayer Central.

Unfortunately too many errors by the Lady Jeffs proved costly in their three-set home loss to the Lady Titans.

Thayer Central took advantage of Fairburys miscues to post a 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 victory.

Fairbury Lady Jeffs Coach Ryan Evans felt the difference in the match was the number of errors that the team committed.

The team continues to struggle with errors. In the first set we scored 10 points, while we committed 10 errors that gave Thayer Central 10 points, Evans said. In the second set, we earned 17 points, however we continued to have miscues which resulted in us giving them 17 points. In the last set our team scored 14 points, but we gave up 14 points. We have to cut down on our errors.

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