Lady Griffins Secure Win

A suffocating fourth quarter defense allowed the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins to fight back and secure a 50-44 win against Johnson-Brock in consolation play Saturday in the Pioneer Conference Basketball Tournament.
“This was a good way for the Lady Griffins to bounce back in the Pioneer Conference Tournament after a disappointing first round loss,”remarked Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head coach John Mohr.
Diller-Odell (12-7) was topped in scoring by Madison Hajek with 17 points, Katie Zarybnicky, 13 points, Madison Jurgens, 12 points, Paige Vitosh, five points, Bailey Schroeder, two points, and Katie Schultis contributed one point.

Four Medalists, Fourth Place For Meridian

In its final tournament prior to district action, Meridian’s wrestling team came away with four medalists and a fourth place team finish at last Thursday’s Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament held at Cross County High School.
A trio of wrestlers earned second place finishes in their respective weight classes accounting for 34 team points.
Senior Joshua Traynor placed second in the 152-pound weight class posting a record of 2-1.
Junior Baxter Beals finished second in the 160-pound weight class with a mark of 3-1.
Junior Jacob Durflinger posted a second place finish in the 220-pound weight class going 1-1.
Sophomore Micah Noel placed fourth in the 170-pound weight class finishing with a record of 1-3.
High Plains won the Crossroads Conference title amassing a score of 144 points, while Meridian finished with 37 points for fourth place.

Alvin E. Schoenrock

Alvin E. Schoenrock, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Fairbury, NE, passed away Feb. 5, 2016 in Beatrice. He was born Nov. 19, 1927 in Fairbury.
He is survived by son Mark and his wife Denise Schoenrock, son Merrell Schoenrock, grand-daughters Christie Schoenrock Grayson, Nikki (Ray) Keller, Sarah (Josh) LeMonte, Olivia (John) Spence, great-grandchildren Avery and Jaden Smith, Ivan, Maia and Gideon Keller, and numerous other family and friends.
Services will be Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel with Sharon Schuster officiating.  The family will greet friends Thursday Feb. 11th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Fairbury VFW in lieu of flowers.  Burial in the Fairbury Cemetery.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fairbury Resident Arrested on Several Charges

 James R. McClain Age 20 of Fairbury was arrested on February 03, 2016 for Alleged Domestic Assault (1 Misdemeanor), Terroristic Threats (3A Felony), Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (3 Felony).

On February 03, 2016 at approximately 2039 hours, officers with the Fairbury Police Department were dispatch to a residence in the 1000 block J Street reference a verbal argument. While officers were enroute to the location, the verbal argument escalated and when the suspect, who was later identified as James R. McClain, heard law enforcement was coming, he took off running on foot. When officers arrived, they located McClain near McNish Park.



County Court:
Elsie J. Graves, of Fairbury; Domestic assault, class 1 misdemeanor. Entry of plea is scheduled for Feb. 3.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; Drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; improper/defective vehicle lighting, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Tori L. Schultz, of Fairbury; Contribute to delinquency of child, class 1 misdemeanor. Found guilty; sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for four days served. 
James J. Rasmussen, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; fail to appear, class 3 misdemeanor. Found guilty fined $150.

Meridian Loses To Osceola

A tough night shooting the basketball hampered the Meridian Lady Mustangs last Wednesday evening in its 51-36 first-round loss to Osceola in the Crossroads Conference Basketball Tournament played at the York City Auditorium.
Johnson topped the (9-8) Lady Mustangs in scoring with 11 points, Allison Klipp, 10 points, Bridgette Jackson, seven points, Hailey Schafer, four points, and Rylee Pieper and Jaicee Sobotka contributed two points apiece.
Klipp led Meridian on the boards grabbing a team-high nine rebounds, while Johnson handed out four assists, and she forced six steals.

T.C. Drops Duel To Orangemen

Tri County closed out its duel portion of its season losing Friday evening on the road at the Ozone against Beatrice by a score of 65-14.
The duel began at 195 pounds with Beatrice winning seven straight matches to grab a sizeable 41-0 lead.
Tri County picked up its first win of the duel at 132 pounds, as Peter Spilker won by major decision, 18-6 over Quintin Hartig.
Colby Ensz in his match at 145 pounds won by pinfall in 3:11 against Carter Aden.
Cooper Smith in the final match of the duel earned a 14-2 major decision over Jacob Adams at 182 pounds.

Lady Jeffs Dealt Loss By Schuyler

It was the same song for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs basketball team Saturday morning in consolation play of the Central Conference Girls Basketball Tournament played at Grand Island Northwest High School.
Fairbury started out decent in the first quarter, however after that point it was down hill, as Schuyler took advantage of a strong second quarter of play to hand the Lady Jeffs a 48-29 loss.
Following one quarter of play, Schuyler maintained a 7-5 lead.
The second quarter proved to be the key part of the game, as Schuyler doubled the scoring on the Lady Jeffs, 20-10.
Fairbury could not handle Schuyler’s 1-3-1 extended press and the squad struggled running its offense they had drawn up prior to tipoff.
As a result, the Lady Jeffs could never recover from the hole that they dug for themselves.

Calm, Cool Gains D-O Win

As the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finish.
That describes the play put forth by the Griffins in the hard-fought battle with the Trojans.
Diller-Odell started out slow, but in crunchtime the Griffins showed superb composure and experience which they put to use rallying for a 51-47 home win last Tuesday night versus Tri County.
Ahl paced the Griffins in scoring with a game-high 23 points, Wolbert, 17 points, Smith, six points, Christian McCown, four points, and one point was put in by Peyton Mohr.
Niemeyer led the Trojans scoring 14 points, Knust and Carson Hicks, 10 points each, Jiskra, nine points, while Tyler Connelly and Musil chipped in two points apiece.

Pair Medal For Mustangs

Continuing to compete short handed, Meridian's wrestling team came away from Thursday's Freeman Invitational with a pair of medalists.
Senior Joshua Traynor went 4-1 in his matches to place third in the 152-pound weight class.
In his third place match, Traynor won by fall in 3:51 over Louisville's Ryan Lane.
Junior Jacob Durflinger recorded a mark of 3-2 in finish seventh in the 220-pound weight class.
Durflinger was victorious in his seventh place match by fall in a time of 2:30 against Zach Brant of Plattsmouth.
Freshman Micah Noel did not place in the 160-pound weight class going 1-2 in his matches.
Meridian placed 13th with a total of 23 points.