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Fairbury Places Three On Conference Teams

A trio of Fairbury volleyball players earned honors by being selected to the 2013 Central Conference East Division volleyball teams.

Senior Lady Jeffs hitter Paige Husa was chosen to the first team.

Husa led the team with a team-high 270 kills, she had a team-leading 50 blocks and was second in digs on defense with 330.

Joining Husa on the first team were hitter Liz Loseke, Lakeview, hitter Ashlyn Hanson, Seward, hitter Taryn Luedtke, Lakeview, hitter Taylor Doremus, Crete, setter Lindsey Jaixen, Lakeview, and libero Molly Engebretson, Crete.

Senior libero Kylee Barber was named to the second team.

Barber paced Fairbury in serve receive with 469 and she had a team-high 435 digs on defense. Barber was tied for second on the squad in ace serves with Husa each with 31.

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Cammack, Freese Receive Post-Season Conference Honors

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Conference Honors

A pair of Tri County volleyball players were named to the Southern Nebraska Conference honorable mention team for their play this year.

Senior Shelby Cammack and junior Megann Freese were given honorable mention honors.

Additional honorable mention selectees were Sadie Svoboda, Sandy Creek, Ellie Hostetler, Milford, Savannah Schuerman, Sutton, Nicole Keenan, Sutton, Cacey Vavra, Centennial, Hannah Tomes, Centennial, Allison Braun, Heartland, Leah Friesen, Heartland, Macy Grotelueschen, David City, Cortney Krauter, Wilber-Clatonia, Briana Pulliam, Wilber-Clatonia, Megan Bulin, Thayer Central, Lauren Edgecombe, Thayer Central, Ashton OBrien, Fillmore Central, Makayla Utecht, Superior, and Taylor Jensby of Superior.

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Volleyball Briefs

Trio of Lady Griffins Tabbed to Conference Teams

Three Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball players earned selection to the Pioneer Conference volleyball teams.

Senior Erin Saathoff and freshman Madison Jurgens were chosen to the Pioneer Conference second team.

Joining Saathoff and Jurgens on the second team were Brooklyn Westenburg, Johnson-Brock, Tara Hestermann, Sterling, Madison Johnson, Friend, Courtney Allen, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer and Kelsey Buss of Southern.

Senior Sarah Schmidt was selected to the Pioneer Conference honorable mention squad.

Rounding out the honorable mention selections were Ashli Jordan, Falls City Sacred Heart, Sam Due, Friend, Carmen Alexander, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Erin Bohling, Johnson-Brock, Cydney Howell, Lewiston, Leah DeFreece, Lourdes Central Catholic, Courtney Mathewson, Pawnee City, and Jeryn Creek of Southern.

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Lady Griffins Split Home Games

Following an opening weekend of victories, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins split a pair of home contests versus Dorchester and Sterling.

Last Tuesday night, Dec. 10, the Lady Griffins put together four solid quarters of basketball and cruised to a 56-17 win over Dorchester.

Diller-Odell muscled out to a 28-9 lead at half and never looked back improving its record to 3-0.

The girls got off to a quick start in the first half, as they led 28-9 at the break. In the second half the team scored 14 points in each quarter while allowing Dorchester to score four points in both quarters, Lady Griffins coach John Mohr said.

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Griffins Hold On Against Dorchester

A quick start coupled with balanced scoring lifted Diller-Odell to a 39-36 home win over Dorchester Dec. 10.

Diller-Odell came out determined at the start of the game vaulting out to a 12-4 lead on the Longhorns.

The scoring was down in the second quarter with the Griffins maintaining a 9-6 scoring advantage on Dorchester for an 18-13 halftime lead.

Each team matched one another point for point in the third quarter scoring 11 points leaving Diller-Odell holding a 29-24 lead.

The Griffins struggled in the fourth quarter at the free throw line connecting on just 4-12 attempts which made things quite nerve racking for the home team.

Even though Diller-Odell was hampered with cold shooting at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, its defense played well enough to hold Dorchester off.

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Deshler Proves Too Much For Meridian

A cold night of shooting by Meridian coupled with a fast start by Deshler put the Lady Mustangs in a deficit too large to overcome.

Deshler had the hot hand in the early going building a 26-point cushion en route to a 66-15 home win last Tuesday night.

The (3-0) Lady Dragons erupted for 30 points in the first quarter and added on 12 second quarter points for a comfortable 42-8 halftime lead.

Meridian continued to encounter cold shooting, along with numerous turnovers in the second half managing to score just seven points.

Deshlers offense eased up a bit in the second half tallying only 24 points including 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Meridian was 6-26 shooting from the field on its two-point shot attempts for 23 percent and were 0-6 on its three-point shot attempts. For the game, Meridian was 6-32 shooting from the field for 19 percent.

At the line, the Lady Mustangs connected on 3-4 attempts.

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Meridian Earns Nine Medals at Bob Oliver Invite

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsBRANDON JACKSON OF MERIDIAN, top, applies pressure to the shoulders and back of South Centrals Brook Svoboda in his second round match in the 170-pound weight class at the Bob Oliver Invite. Jackson earned a pin in 51 seconds over Svoboda en route to winning the 170-pound weight class with a mark of 4-0.

After two weeks of competition, Meridians wrestling team is on the fast track.

Meridian finished second to start the season Dec. 7 at the Harvard Invite.

At their own Bob Oliver Invite last Thursday, Dec. 12, Meridian won the seven-team championship scoring 145 points spearheaded by nine medalists including five individual champions.

Individual champions were Liam Noel, 120 pounds, Guadalupe Dimas, 126 pounds, Brandon Jackson, 170 pounds, Riley Noel, 182 pounds, and Bryce Schweer, 220 pounds.

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Fairbury Places Seven On District Football Team

Fairbury was well represented on the C1-6 District football team.

Seven athletes were named to the first or second team/honorable mention.

Voting was conducted by coaches in the C1-6 District.

Teams in the district were Fairbury, Wilber-Clatonia, Sandy Creek, Milford-Dorchester and Fillmore Central.

Named to the first team were Dalton Hinrichs, Tyler Theye, Connor Livingston and Nate Klaumann.

Second team/honorable mention selectees were Chris Fisher, Paul Mach and Wesley Jackson.

Hinrichs, a junior quarterback/linebacker, threw for 613 yards with four touchdowns on 32-96 passing On defense, Hinrichs had 27 solo tackles and was in 18 assisted tackles.

Theye, a senior running back/linebacker, led the Jeffs in rushing with 1,068 yards on 162 carries. He had a team-high 11 rushing touchdowns.

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Crete Invite Yields Three Medals For Jeffs, Two For Trojans

Fairburys young wrestling team continued to show improvement competing Saturday in the brutally tough 16-team Crete Invitational.

As a team, the Jeffs placed 13th overall as they scored 38 points.

Adams Central won the invite amassing 192.50 points with Syracuse runner-up with 188 points.

On the day, Fairbury had a trio of medalists.

Senior Jon Fletcher went 4-1 in his matches to place third in the 113-pound weight class.

Fletcher won his third place match by decision, 3-0 over Ashland-Greenwoods Dawson Grell.

Sophomore Greg Borch placed sixth in the 132-pound weight class with a record of 3-3.

Freshman Patrick Ondrak finished sixth in the 160-pound weight class posting a mark of 1-3.

Going into the Crete Invite I knew it was going to be tough. I felt the team did a lot of good things. We are a young team that makes some mistakes but we are getting better, Jeffs wrestling coach Cory Schweitzer said.

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Second Quarter Drought Hampers Lady Trojans

A positive start went by the wayside last Tuesday night as the Tri County Lady Trojans had a cold stretch of shooting in the second quarter which led to the squad suffering a 34-24 home loss against Pawnee City.

Tri County maintained an 8-6 lead after the first quarter, but its offense went ice cold in the second quarter producing just a single point.

While the Lady Trojans offense struggled in the second quarter, the Lady Indians offense caught fire scoring 10 points to open a 16-9 halftime lead.

The second half was pretty even with Pawnee City outscoring Tri County, 18-15 to earn the 10-point win.

A slow second quarter really hurt us tonight. Anytime you only put up one point in a quarter, youre putting yourself in a tough position for the rest of the game, Lady Trojans coach Bryce Simpson said. We again struggled from the free throw line and the field, which is something we will have to correct in a hurry.

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