Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:52pm
At the conference tournament for Fairbury’s softball squad, coming away 2-1 with as loaded as the talent is in the conference is a good weekend.
The Lady Jeffs started off the conference tournament, held Oct. 3 at Columbus Lakeview, with a hard-fought 6-5 win over Aurora in eight innings.
“Delaney Miller did a great job of pitching for us this weekend and had some key hits by Destini Warnke, Sarah McCown, Sydney Miller and Marah Schumard to beat Aurora in extra innings in our first game,” Taylor Biehl, FHS head softball coach, said.
York provided a huge offense and defeated FHS 10-0 in the second game.
In the third game, Biehl noted that timing helped the Lady Jeffs crush Lakeview, 11-1.
“In the Lakeview game everyone contributed with timely hitting, solid defense and excellent base running,” Biehl said.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:52pm
MAKING THE CUT--Tri County rushing sensation Colby Ensz (No. 21) cuts up the field while TC senior quarterback Houston Parker helps the play unfold as the Trojans plays Shelby-Rising City on the road Friday night.(Photo by Tyler Ellyson/Columbus Telegram)
It was a game of critical timing and execution between Tri County and Shelby-Rising City on Oct. 2. Neither team wanted to give an inch and the game came down to the wire, with TC pulling out a 27-24 victory.
The Trojans had a big night on the ground, racking up 349 rushing yards, while S-RC had a big night in the air, earning 220 passing yards.
“Shelby did a nice job of eliminating many big plays for us,” Brett Scheiding, TC head football coach, said. “We chipped away offensively and came up with a couple of critical stops defensively when we needed them.”
Down 24-20 to start the fourth quarter, TC put the ball in the hands of their big-yardage player, Colby Ensz. Ensz would break off a 22-yard TD run with Steffen Hotes putting in the PAT to put the Trojans up 27-24 in the fourth quarter. The defense held the Huskies and the Trojans moved forward with a win.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:51pm
HERE’s THE PITCH--Adsam Wasserman (No. 3) pitches the ball to Jacob Johnson during the opening half of the Fairbury versus Lincoln Lutheran game in Fairbury on Friday. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
It was an absolute and complete dominating win for Fairbury's football team Friday night.
The Jeffs absolutely controlled Lincoln Lutheran in Fairbury to come away with a 41-0 win.
Fairbury had 488 total yards with six touchdowns, holding the Warriors to just 128 total yards on the night.
The Jeffs defense was a wall that the Warriors could not penetrate, picking up 36 yards of rushing all night on 25 carries (1.44 yards per carry average). Conversely, Jacob Johnson of Fairbury averaged 8.2 yards per carry to out-rush the entire Lutheran team by 116 yards with 224 yards.
The Jeffs had 46 carries for 319 yards with Johnson attributing over 70 percent of those yards (27 carries, 224 yards, four touchdowns).
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:50pm
I noticed something at the football game on Friday, or rather I failed to see something…the student section. It was all but unrecognizable. They were no where to be heard, let alone be seen.
I have attended a fair share of games at the athletic complex and I have to say, Quinn Field will always hold a special place for me. It feels like now, there’s more disconnect between the fans and the game.
At Quinn, it always felt more close-knit, like you were more a part of the game. The students that were at the game spent most of the time on their phones, or back by the concessions. It’s a shame really, after a slow start, the Jeffs started running on all cylinders.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:47pm
Free assistance in changing or reconsidering Medicare D or Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Open Enrollment is available from October 15 through Dec. 7. Appointments are required, and can be made by calling Lori DeBoer at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:46pm
The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends and participants don't have to be a member to attend.