Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:26pm
Competing for the second time on the Friend High School track, Meridian’s track and field teams came up with one event champion and six runner-up medalists at last Tuesday’s 10-team Friend Invite.
Earlier this month, both Meridian track squads competed in the Mustang Invite which was held on the Friend High School track.
For the Mustangs, the team scored in 11 events to rack up a fourth place finish with 68 points.
East Butler coasted to the team title amassing 124 points, while Cross County placed second tallying 95 points.
Senior Cody Lundholm came through with a second place finish in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at 43.4, and the Mustangs’ 400-meter relay claimed runner-up behind Diller-Odell with a time of 48.1 for the team’s top finishes.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:20pm
Spencer Feldkamp signs with Doane College. Fairbury high school senior Spencer Feldkamp smiles after signing his letter of intent to play baseball next year for Doane College. Attending the signing were seated, Spencer's parents Randy and Mary Feldkamp. Standing are, Doane college assistant baseball coach Dean Henson, Fairbury legion baseball coaches Steve Zimmerman, Bob Hinrichs and Jesse Bauer. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:41am
FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE JUSTIN PETERSON chips his golf ball to the green on hole number nine during play in the Fairbury Invite held on the Fairbury Country Club golf course last Wednesday. Peterson was one of four individual medalists for Fairbury leading the team with an 81 which placed him sixth individually. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Everything clicked last Wednesday for the Fairbury Jeffs varsity golf team.
Sparked by consistency from all five golfers, the Jeffs came away with four top 15 medalists, and a second place team finish in their own 10-team Fairbury Invite played on the Fairbury Country Club golf course.
Fairbury shot a 334 which is the team’s best score this season to finish 12 strokes behind team champion Beatrice at 322.
Sophomore Justin Peterson shot the low score for Fairbury placing sixth individually with an 18-hole score of 81.
Junior Nick Christiansen shot an 82 to place seventh, senior Spencer Feldkamp carded a 85 to finish 12th individually, and freshman Zach Reikofski fired a 86 to earn the 14th place medal.
Senior Dalton Hinrichs was just two shots out of the medals placing 17th with an 18-hole score of 88.
Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the play of his varsity squad.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:40am
TRI COUNTY JUNIOR KELSEY CRAWFORD goes airborne off the board in the finals of the girls’ long jump at last Tuesday’s Dan Tesar Invite held on the Tri County High School track. Crawford finished third in the long jump with a mark of 15’ 9 1/2”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Tri County’s Lady Trojans track and field team placed fourth, and the Trojans finished sixth in their respective divisions at last Tuesday’s Dan Tesar Invite held on the Tri County High School track.
The Lady Trojans scored in 11 events to rack up 55.50 points with Lincoln Lutheran winning the 10-team invite by six points, 98-92 over Fillmore Central.
Tri County’s 3200-meter relay team of Kailey Weichel, Sloane Holtmeier, Josie Weise, and Haydyn Weise claimed the gold by winning the race in a time of 10:27.16.
Sophomore Haydyn Weise earned the lone second place finish for the Lady Trojans placing runner-up in the 800 posting a time of 2:32.62.
Weichel was an individual double medalist placing third in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs with times of 6:01.49 and 12:53.70.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:32am
Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released the names of students who earned degrees, diplomas or certificates during graduation exercises following the 2015 Winter Quarter.
Dylan Wayne Knigge, Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Business & Management Technology, Fairbury, NE; Riley Jay Meyer, Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Business & Management Technology, Daykin, NE; Karlee Jo Schwisow, Associate of Arts, Tobias, NE; Paige Renae Paneitz, Associate of Applied Science in Food Service/Hospitality, Waco, NE; Bailey Nicole Fogel, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Hubbell, NE.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:31am
Ashli Soukup and Blair Hofstetter will be representing Meridian Schools at Nationals in Chicago at the end of June. (Contributed Photo)
At the opening general session of the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Omaha, it was announced that this was the 53rd annual conference with 2,500 members and advisers attending. This was the largest conference held and was also the largest delegation--twenty-three members--that Meridian has taken to this conference. Meridian received an award at the opening session with being the Second Largest Chapter Membership in Class D with 55 members. A certificate was given in honor of this award.
Three awards were given at the Second General Session on Friday night. Ashli Soukup received the Who's Who in FBLA and received a small plaque. Also receiving awards that night were Ricky 'Nunez-Word Processing-Honorable Mention and Erin Johnson-Inro to Business Communication-Honorable Mention.
At the Awards of Excellence Program on Saturday morning, Meridian received several honors. Honors included were: