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Seniors Shine Bright In Pink Out Game Versus Malcolm

Photo caption: DALTON HINRICHS pushes off the mound as he delivers a pitch toward the plate in last Wednesdays home game against Malcolm. Hinrichs pitched a complete game for the win, allowing five hits with four strikeouts, while at the plate he had three hits in Fairburys 4-2 win. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

On a night where there were no losers, the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team came through with a stellar 4-2 home win against Malcolm last Wednesday night in the Pink Out Game to raise funds to defeat cancer.

Members of the Husker Rehab 12-and-under girls softball team accompanied Fairbury Seniors starters to their position on the field prior to the National Anthem.

Fairbury wasted no time in lighting up the scoreboard.

In the bottom of the first inning, Fairbury sent four batters to the plate and scored one run on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Dalton Hinrichs.

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West Holds Off East Rally

Photo caption: BOYS ALL-STAR ACTION The Wests Kyle Schwisow, No. 32, drives past an East defender on his move to basket in second half play Saturday evening. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

A 26-point third quarter helped the West gain momentum, and then the team had to withstand a fourth quarter rally by the East to come away with a hard-fought, 75-71 win Saturday night in the Southeast Nebraska Boys All-Star basketball game played at Southeast Community Colleges Truman Center in Beatrice.

Meridian graduate Kyle Schwisow was a member of the West All-Stars.

It was deja vu at the start just like in the girls game with the West racing out to a quick 7-0 lead.

Two free throws by Beatrices Rylee Zimmerman with 2:35 on the clock gave the West its largest lead in the first quarter at 21-8.

The East regrouped and concluded the quarter on a 5-0 run to slice the deficit to eight points.

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Fairbury Journal-News' Athletes of the Year

ELEVEN AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES were chosen 2014 Athletes Of The Year by the Fairbury Journal-News sports department. Honorees were selected by a criteria setup by Fairbury Journal-News Sports Editor Jim Phelps. Head coaches from the area high schools voted on their schools senior or junior student-athletes from those guidelines.

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West All-Stars Soar Past East

Photo caption: GIRLS ALL-STAR ACTION The Wests Jordan Johnson, No. 42, battles for position in the lane with the Easts Sarah Schmidt, No. 43 for a rebound in Saturdays Southeast Nebraska Girls All-Star basketball game played at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice. Johnson scored 15 points for the West, while Schmidt tallied six points for the East, as the West trounced the East, 86-47. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

The stars were shining Saturday evening in Beatrice.

Powered by balanced team scoring, with three players in double figures along with a rock-solid defensive performance, the West All-Stars cruised to an 86-47 win over the East in the Southeast Nebraska Girls All-Star basketball game played at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice.

Fairbury graduate Jordan Johnson was a member of the victorious West squad.

Diller-Odell graduates Sarah Schmidt and Erin Saathoff were teammates on the East All-Star team.

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Fairbury Seniors Suffer Let Down

It was one of those nights.

The Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team fresh off winning the Marysville, Kan., Tournament, suffered a disappointing home loss June 17 against Marysville, Kan.

Fairburys offense was limited to just five hits in the 7-2 seven inning loss.

Marysville began the scoring with a single run in the top of the first inning.

Following three scoreless innings, Marysville plated five runs in the fifth inning to take control.

Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Fairbury pieced together three straight hits capped off with a two-run RBI single by Adam Wasserman.

In the top of the sixth inning, Marysville scored its final run on a RBI single.

Connor Livingston, pitched four innings on the mound allowing five hits with three earned runs along with three strikeouts.

Bryce Barnts threw three innings scattering four hits, with three strikeouts, while allowing one earned run.

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10-Year-Old Races 'Itching To Run Take Laps At Fairbury Race Track

Photo caption: Dylan Sillman

When you talk to Dylan Sillman of Alvo, Nebraska the Bruce Springsteen Song "Born To Run" just naturally goes through your mind.

On the surface he is just like a lot of other 10-year old red-blooded American boys. He wears sleeveless t-shirts, plays baseball and is glad school is out for the summer. And Starburst candy? He loves Starburst candy.

But what separates Dylan from a lot of other boys his age is his passion for racing. Not radio control cars. Not go-karts. But bonafide race cars. The kind that goes fast. Upwards of 100 miles an hour fast.

On the most recent Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway, June 21, in Fairbury Dylan showed up to race. But because there is no 'restrictor class' in Fairbury Dylan couldn't compete. Local race officials still wanted to let the young "hot shoe" go however and let him run several laps during intermission prior to the feature races.

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Jayhusker Races

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Free Optimist T-Ball

Free Optimist T-Ball

will be held July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5 at the Fairbury Softball Fields for boys and girls 4 years of age or older as of May 1. Instruction begins a 6:30 pm followed by games. Gloves are not provided. Bats, balls, hitting Tee, caps and shirts are provided by the Optimist Club. There is no charge.

Registrations may be obtained from Starr-Buckow Insurance Agency, 417-5th St. LVS, 520 E St. or the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, 518 E Street or at the Optimist Fireworks stand at 14th and K Street. Please do not phone businesses.

For information contact coordinators: Robert Fritz Kluge at 203-767-0852 or bkluge59@yahoo.com; Judith Kluge at 203-767-0325 or jck1tophen4usa@yahoo.com or either at 402-797-4021 or coaches Tim/Janel Hynek, 402-729-5035 or Anthony/Amanda Harris, 402-881-5973.

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Friends of Blue Valley

Friends of Blue Valley is in need of volunteers to assist at the Jefferson County Immunization Clinic, held at the Jefferson County Health Center. Jefferson Clinic back to school clinics will be July 8th 9-11 & 1-4, July 24th 9-11 &1-4 and Aug.12th 9-11 & 1-4. Regular Clinics are 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1-4 and the 4th Thursday of each month 9-11.

Please contact Kathryn Molczyk for an application/interview at 402-729-2278, kmolczyk@bvca.net or visit our office at 620 5th St. Fairbury, NE.

FHS Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 35 year class reunion July 25-27, 2014. For more information contact Kim Schmidt Bush at 402-729-2410.

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Firecracker Run

The Tri County Educational Foundation is hosting our annual Firecracker Run during this years DeWitt 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 5, 2014. This run will be the Foundations primary fund raiser for 2014.

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