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Trojans Suffer Frustrating Homecoming Loss

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsTri County Quarterback Wyatt Kowalski evades tacklers Friday night in the Trojans Homecoming Game against Johnson County Central.

Mistakes and miscues proved costly for Tri County in its 13-0 homecoming loss last Friday night against Johnson County Central.

Both squads came into the contest with 1-1 records in district play.

Johnson County Central scored in the first quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass and added the PAT for a 7-0 advantage.

The Thunderbirds padded their lead scoring on a 72-yard run in the second quarter.

Neither team scored in a defensively played second half.

Tri County Trojans football coach Brett Scheiding felt the game came down to details.

Wed
23
Oct
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Diller-Odell Spikers Dominate College View

After being on the road for over a month, Diller-Odells Lady Griffins volleyball team finally got to play a match on their home court Oct. 15 against College View Academy.

The Lady Griffins took advantage of their familiar surroundings by sweeping the Lady Eagles in three sets.

Diller-Odell posted a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 win.

For the Lady Griffins this win improved their home record to 2-1.

Serving was a strong suit for Diller-Odell in the match, as the Lady Griffins connected on 88.3 percent of their serves.

Josie Vitosh was 12-12 behind the service line with three ace serves. Delanie Vitosh nailed 11-11 serves and Kaitlyn Schultis contributed 9-9 serving along with three aces.

On the night, Diller-Odell racked up nine ace serves on the Lady Eagles.

Eight different attackers had at least one kill in the match for the Lady Griffins.

Wed
23
Oct
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Tri County Concludes at District Meet

The Tri County girls cross country team came so close to extending its season by a week.

Coming off earning a conference medal last week at the Southern Nebraska Conference Meet, Tri County sophomore Eryn Husband had her sights set on claiming a district medal and qualifying for the NSAA State Cross Country Championships by placing in the top 15 individually.

Husband missed out on qualifying for the state meet by two places.

Her time of 23:30.79 for the 5k race placed her 17th out of 51 runners at last Thursdays D-1 District Cross Country Meet run on the Branched Oak Lake course.

Senior Kate Likens finished 23rd in a time of 24:25.20.

The top three teams that qualify for the state meet from this district on the girls side were Malcolm, district champion with a score of 17 points, Wilber-Clatonia, runner-up recording 35 points and Weeping Water claimed third amassing 56 points.

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23
Oct
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Jackson Powers Meridian Past Diller-Odell

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsDILLER-ODELL RUNNING BACK BLADEN AHL No. 24, gets spun around as he is tackled by Meridians Ricky Nunez on a carry in Fridays Homecoming game against the Mustangs.

In a cross-county match up Friday evening of 3-3 district opponents, Diller-Odell had no answer for stopping Meridian running back Brandon Jackson.

The Griffins defense had a tough time tackling as Jackson ran through, around, and over en route to scoring five touchdowns, including four rushing lifting Meridian to a convincing 56-15 win on the Griffins home field in Diller.

Following three plays resulting in a punt by Diller-Odell, Meridian went right to work offensively.

Ty Brakhage capped off a four-play drive scoring on a five-yard run for Meridians initial touchdown with 9:59 on the clock.

Wed
23
Oct
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Jackson Powers Meridian Past Diller-Odell

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsDILLER-ODELL RUNNING BACK BLADEN AHL No. 24, gets spun around as he is tackled by Meridians Ricky Nunez on a carry in Fridays Homecoming game against the Mustangs.

In a cross-county match up Friday evening of 3-3 district opponents, Diller-Odell had no answer for stopping Meridian running back Brandon Jackson.

The Griffins defense had a tough time tackling as Jackson ran through, around, and over en route to scoring five touchdowns, including four rushing lifting Meridian to a convincing 56-15 win on the Griffins home field in Diller.

Following three plays resulting in a punt by Diller-Odell, Meridian went right to work offensively.

Ty Brakhage capped off a four-play drive scoring on a five-yard run for Meridians initial touchdown with 9:59 on the clock.

Wed
23
Oct
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Meridian Knocks Off Shelby Rising City

Three-Game Streak Comes to end

A three-game volleyball losing streak came to an end in impressive fashion for Meridian.

Following an opening match loss to Osceola at last Tuesdays Osceola triangular, Meridian regrouped and stunned Class C-2 state-rated (19-3) Shelby/Rising City in three sets.

Meridian outlasted Shelby/Rising City 15-25, 25-22, 25-22.

The week prior, Meridian lost a pair of matches against Deshler and Friend in triangular action at Friend.

Meridian had a pair of attackers record double-digit kills against the Lady Huskies.

Blair Hofstetter put down 11 kills and teammate Becca Taylor blasted 10 kills, which accounted for 21 of the squads 31 total kills.

Behind the service line, Hofstetter came through with three aces as the team was 65-68 serving for 95.38 percent.

Miranda Johnson put up 15 set assists on 19-19 setting, and Hofstetter manufactured 13 set assists.

Wed
23
Oct
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Lady Jeffs Go 1-2 in District Softball Tourney

A respectable season on the diamond came to end for the Fairbury/Thayer Central softball team at the B-4 District played Oct. 10-11 at Plum Creek Park in Seward.

The Lady Jeffs went 1-2 in the double elimination tournament.

In its first-round game, Fairbury/Thayer Central took down Seward, 6-2.

A three-run first inning got the Lady Jeffs going in the right direction.

Seward was held scoreless in the game until the top of the seventh inning.

Collecting hits for the Lady Jeffs were Michaela Barber, double, triple, Sydnie Schmidt, double, two singles, Anna Mach, double, triple, Chelsea Sasse, triple, Taylor Miller, single, and Haley Knobel singled twice.

Anna Mach earned the pitching win allowing four hits with four strikeouts over seven innings.

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23
Oct
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Lady Jeffs Soar to State Meet

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY SOPHOMORE ANNA SCHOUBOE races to the finish line on the Fairbury course neck-and-neck with Lincoln Christians Collette Williams in the girls 5k race Thursday afternoon in the C-1 District Cross Country Meet. Schouboe finished second to Williams in the race with a time of 21:19.16 helping the Lady Jeffs win the district cross country title with a team score of 46 points.

This is as good as it gets.

As their team motto states Run Like a Champion, that is exactly what the Fairbury Lady Jeffs cross country team did last Thursday en route to winning the district championship in the C-1 District Cross Country Meet held on the Fairbury cross country course.

The Lady Jeffs had three individuals place among the top 15 district medalists.

Wed
23
Oct
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Insurance a Risk Management Tool

The forage insurance program is only in its second year of existence.

Not all agriculture producers may be aware of Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance (PRF) coverage, or that the deadline to sign up for coverage for the 2014 year is Nov. 15.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) educators encourage producers to take a few minutes and actually consider this program, especially if they suffered a loss of forage production within the last two years due to drought.

Wed
23
Oct
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Endicott Village Life Visit Life Visit # 9 - The School

In the last few visits to Endicott we have learned about the hand drawn map Pearl F. Rickey drew and gave to Viola Polly Perkins June Casper Ahrens in the 1930s. This is a very unique map. It shows the location of the early school and business locations. It also gives the names of some of the 1890s school children. Hopefully, you will recognize some of the family names.

The early years of a village the church and the school were the main focus of life of the community. They were the center around which the community revolved. As we have learned the village resulted with the coming of the Burlington Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad.

Soon there were two churches, the Presbyterian and the Methodist Episcopal.

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