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BLEICH BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

BLEICH Brandon and Andrea (Strnad) Bleich of Fairbury, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Braxton Thomas Bleich, weighing 9 pounds and 1 and a half ounces. He was welcomed home by brother Beckett. Grandparents are Dale and Linda Bleich of Hebron, and Doug Lambert of Mahaska, Kan. Great-grandparents are Ginger and George Johnson of Agenda, Kan., and Earl and Donna Strnad of Gillette, Wyo.

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Judson Gaston

Judson Gaston

The family of Judson Gaston would like to honor him with a card shower for his 101 birthday on Jan. 28.

Cards may be sent to Judson Gaston, Cedarwood Assisted Living, 828 22nd Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Sports Briefs

Pawnee City Rolls

Past Meridian

In a matchup of third seed Pawnee City and sixth seed Meridian, the Indians used a potent offense and a suffocating defense to pick up a 52-25 first round win versus Meridian Jan. 14 in the Class B MUDECAS Boys Basketball Tournament played at Southern High School.

Pawnee City took charge right from the start opening an 11-6 first quarter lead.

The Indians offense didnt slow down in the second quarter tallying 12 points against Meridians defense to extend their lead at half to 23-11.

Meridian battled to stay within 13 points, 32-19 after three quarters of play however Pawnee City put the game out of reach with a 20-6 scoring outburst in the fourth quarter.

Ty Brakhage and Kyle Schwisow topped the (1-12) Mustangs with nine points each, Jakub VanWesten, had three points and Tyler Nolte and Cesar Nunez contributed two points apiece.

Intensity, Hustle Spark Griffins To MUDECAS Win

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Float Like a Butterfly...

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury Junior Nate Klaumann flies to the basket Friday against Auburn.

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Young Jeffs Wrestling Team Finishes Fourth In Own Quad

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsJONATHAN FLETCHER OF FAIRBURY presses the shoulders of his first-round opponent Beatrices Tyler Fralin to the mat during action in the 113-pound weight class at last Tuesdays Blue River Riot Quadrangular held at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. Fletcher pinned Fralin in a time of 3:28, and went on to claim the individual championship with a pin over Sewards Callen Christensen in the finals.

A young Fairbury wrestling squad exemplified their hard work ethic on the mats and secured 11 medals in the Blue River Riot quadrangular Jan. 14 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium.

Senior Jonathan Fletcher was the lone individual champion going 2-0 to win the 113-pound weight class.

Fletcher won by pin against Beatrices Tyler Fralin in 3:28 and in the final he won by pin over Sewards Callen Christensen in 2:32.

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Turnovers, Cold Shooting Too Much For Jeffs

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Fairbury Junior Spencer Feldkamp moves the ball down the court Friday against Auburn.

A bad combination of too many turnovers and cold shooting in three quarters proved devastating for the Jeffs in their 52-32 home loss Friday.

Fairbury began the game coming out flat notching just five first quarter points.

After one quarter of action Auburn maintained a 14-5 lead.

Fairbury showed a little improvement offensively in the second quarter as three players accounted for nine points.

On the opposite side, Auburn shot the basketball quite well scoring in double figures in both quarters to build a halftime lead of 27-14.

Fairbury pieced together its best offensive quarter in the third burning the nets for 14 points sparked by eight points from Nate Klaumann.

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Hofstetter Sets School Scoring Record Twice

Meridan junior center Blair Hofstetter established a school record for points in a single game by scoring 29 points in the Lady Mustangs 46-16 win in first round play of the Class B MUDECAS Girls Basketball Tournament versus Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Jan. 13 at SCC-Beatrices Truman Center.

The Lady Mustangs opened a 10-4 lead on the Lady Titans and stretched their margin to 24-6 at half, as Meridian out scored HTRS 14-2 in the second stanza.

Hofstetter accounted for seven of the Lady Mustangs 14 points while Miranda Johnson contributed five points.

Meridians defense continued to play well in the second half limiting the Lady Titans to just 10 points.

In the third quarter, Meridian tallied 15 points to extend its cushion to 39-12.

Fourteen points were scored by Hofstetter as she connected on seven two-point field goals in the third quarter uprising.

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