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Tri County Golfers Place Third In Own Invitational

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

When the final putt rolled in the cup, the Tri County Lady Trojans golf team came away with a third place finish in their own invitational played Sept. 2 on the Hidden Acres Golf Course.

As a team, the Lady Trojans shot their best score of the season with a total of 427.

Norris won the 11-team invite with a score of 371, while the Lincoln Pius X junior varsity was runner-up firing a 405.

Tri County had a pair of medalists on the day led by Megan Stokebrand with an 18-hole score of 101, which placed her eighth, and Kelli Niemeier was ninth with a score of 101.

Also competing for Tri County were Angie Bass, 23rd with a 111, Heather Collins, 29th shooting a 114, and Michaela Pesek was 44th carding a 136.

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Falls City Sacred Heart Builds Big Lead, Cruises Past Griffins, 42-8

Class D-2 state-rated Falls City Sacred Heart scored early and often last Friday evening, as the Irish handed the Diller-Odell Griffins a 42-8 season-opening road loss.

The Irish built a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play and didn't look back.

Sacred Heart continued its offensive explosion in the second quarter scoring on a 70-yard run by Lane Barnhill, along with two touchdown passes of 18 and 23 yards by Lane Scheitel to Barnhill and Clay Sink.

Neither team scored in the third quarter leaving the Irish with a 34-0 lead.

Each squad scored in the fourth quarter with the Griffins scoring on a six-yard touchdown run by Ethen Hroch.

Hroch added the two-point conversion on a three-yard run.

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Meridian Spikers Open Season On Winning Note

Sparked by a team-high 29 kills along with eight ace serves in the match, the Meridian Lady Mustangs volleyball team swept a three-set match Sept. 1 against Silver Lake played at Bladen.

The Lady Mustangs won the match by scores of 25-19, 25-16, 25-14.

Melanie Baxa paced the team with four aces, and scored 11 points, while teammate Brianna Jackson scored 11 points and had one ace.

Ashley Hansel topped the Lady Mustangs in kills with seven, Becca Taylor added six, and Baxa chipped in five.

Baxa dished out a team-high 16 set assists.

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Lady Trojans Harriers Finish Third At Beatrice Invite

Going up against larger schools, the Tri County cross country teams began its season last Thursday competing in the Beatrice Invite.

The Lady Trojans came away with a third place team finish scoring 40 points.

Beatrice won its own invite with 27 points, and Waverly was second tallying 30 points.

Kayte Rohe was the gold medalist in the girls race turning in a first place time of 16:13.

Halie Meints claimed fourth place with a time of 17:14.

Additional Tri County runners were Katie Likens, 19th, Brianna Riesen, 25th, and Shelby Parker was 36th.

On the boys' side, the Trojans placed fifth in the team standings scoring 54 points.

Waverly captured the team title with 28 points.

The Trojans had a pair of top 10 medalists including Jake McCain fifth, 18:38 and Lucas Paswaters, 10th at 19:31.

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Lady Griffins Finish Winless In Freeman Invite

Diller-Odell's volleyball team began its season Sept. 1 at the Freeman Invitational losing a pair of matches in pool play.

In their first match in Pool B, Diller-Odell lost in three sets to Parkview Christian, 13-25, 25-14, 18-25.

Taylor Rupprecht and Erin Saathoff led the team with four aces each.

Rupprecht had a team-high four kills, while Stacy Grabowski, Kate McCown, and Sarah Schmidt contributed three kills apiece.

Ten set assists were handed out by Andrea Zarybnicky.

Southern defeated Diller-Odell in its next match in three sets.

The Lady Raiders were victorious, 25-21, 24-26, 25-23.

Rupprecht topped all Diller-Odell attackers with six kills, while Saathoff and Schmidt had two ace blocks each in the match.

Thirty one set assists were put up by Zarybnicky.

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Lightning Cuts Short Game, As Tri County Shuts Out Yutan

Tri County struck fast which payed off in a 33-0 road victory Sept. 2 at Yutan.

The game was called late in the second quarter due to lightning.

Cody Wollenburg got the scoring started for Tri County returning a punt 45 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Zach Schuerman broke through the Chieftains' defense and scored the Trojans second touchdown of the opening quarter on a 21-yard run.

Kyle Riesen scored Tri County's third touchdown of the first quarter on a 42-yard run followed by the PAT kick from L.J. Haake giving the Trojans a 20-0 lead.

Schuerman added two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter on runs of one and eight yards to conclude the scoring for the (2-0) Trojans.

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Fairbury Bangs Out 10 Hits In 10-2 Win Versus Schuyler

Venturing on the road last Thursday, Fairbury came home with 10-2 win against Schuyler.

After a slow start in the first two innings with the game tied at 1-all, the Lady Jeffs took charge plating six runs in the top of the third inning for a 7-1 advantage.

"This was a good win by the team. The girls picked up 10 hits in the game after not hitting the ball very sharp in the first two innings," Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl said.

"Overall, I was pleased with the win, even though we didn't play as sharp as we have in our previous games," Biehl remarked.

Anna Mach earned the win on the mound as she tossed a no-hitter while striking out four.

Fairbury's offense included Michaela Barber, single, triple, Sydnie Schmidt, single, Michaela Schroeder, single, Jensen Cromer, double, two singles, Ashton Feldkamp, single, Tiffany Talkington, double, and Chelsea Sasse singled.

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All-Around Solid Game Propels Fairbury To 9-0 Win Against Crete

Everything clicked for the Lady Jeffs on the diamond last Tuesday versus Crete.

Fairbury played flawless defense in the field, executed their offense at the plate, while Jensen Cromer kept Crete's hitters in check firing a no-hitter in Fairbury's 9-0 five inning victory.

The Lady Jeffs broke the game apart in the bottom of the second inning scoring seven runs, as 11 batters came to the plate.

RBI hits in the uprising included Sydnie Schmidt, double, Chelsea Sasse, single, Michaela Barber, single, and Ashton Feldkamp with a two-run single.

Jensen Cromer fanned five batters in the five inning game enroute to pitching a no-hitter against the Lady Cardinals.

"Jensen Cromer pitched an outstanding game to earn the win. She struck out five batters, while the defense behind her played great in the field," Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl replied.

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Two Linksters Medal For Fairbury At York Invite

A pair of Fairbury golfers turned in strong performances which resulted in individual medals at last Thursday's 18-hole York Invitational.

Shalyse Ahl shot a score of 104 to place seventh individually, and Julia Hill carded a 108 to finish 14th.

As a team, Fairbury finished third out of 12 teams with a score of 441.

York won its own invite with a 425 score, while Columbus Lakeview was runner-up at 439.

"We played well as a team to finish third just two strokes out of second place. The girls had to feel very good about their finish," Lady Jeffs coach Jed Martin replied.

"York is probably the toughest course that the girls will play on all season. The girls felt really good about how they played as a team," Martin stated.

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Pawnee City Drops Meridian, 56-7 In Home Opener

Pawnee City's offense was on fire from the start building a 14-0 first quarter lead on its way to a 56-7 home win Sept. 2 against Meridian.

The Indians didn't let up in the second quarter tacking on 16 additional points off a 57-yard touchdown run by Garrett Borcher, and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Borcher to Huls.

Meridian scored its only points of the game in the second quarter on a five-yard pass from Drew Endorf to Riley Meyer. Jeff Taylor converted the PAT kick.

Devon Marteney scored two of the Indians' three touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of 41 and 24 yards.

A 35-yard touchdown run by the Indians' Jon Schilling in the fourth quarter concluded the scoring in the game.

Pawnee City outgained Meridian in total yards, 433-188, including 327-129 on the ground.

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