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Fairbury Tracksters Place Fourth At Scott Nisley Invite

Both Fairbury boys and girls track and field teams put forth solid efforts at last Thursday's eight-team Scott Nisley Invitational held on the Syracuse High School track.

In the boys team standings, Fairbury placed fourth with 39 points, while Crete was the team champion, scoring 150 points.

Senior Pierce Griffin continued to shine in the field events winning the gold medal in the discus competition with a throw of 164'1", and he placed fourth in the shot put at 45'8½".

Rounding out the list of medalists for the Jeffs were Adam D' Angelo, second, pole vault, 11'6", Tanner Specht, third, high jump, 5'10", John Reyes, tied for fourth in the pole vault at 11'0", 1600-meter relay, fourth, 3:47.34, Clay Medina, sixth, triple jump, 39'4", Joe Horky, sixth, 110-meter high hurdles, 17.9, Seth James, sixth, 200, 24.77, and the 3200-meter relay placed sixth in a time of 9:47.5.

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20
Apr
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Kris Kugel Huss Inducted Into Creighton University Hall Of Fame

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

As a high school and collegiate basketball player, Kris Kugel Huss meant business when she took the court.

That passion for the sport of basketball led her to be one of the top basketball players in high school at Hebron, and at the collegiate level at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Kris stamped an exclamation point on her basketball career by being selected into the Creighton University Athletic Hall Of Fame on April 11th.

Huss was very pleased when she found out that she was chosen to be inducted into the Creighton University Athletic Hall Of Fame.

"This honor means a lot to me. There have been only 68 people that have been inducted with just one or two a year since 1968," Huss said.

Wed
20
Apr
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Meet And School Records Set By Lady Griffins At Lewiston Invite

Even though the competition was once again challenging, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins track and field team came away with a seventh place finish in the 12-team Lewiston Invitational held April 12 at Tecumseh.

The Lady Griffins placed in four individual events and had all three relays earn medals.

As a team, the Lady Griffins tallied 35 points for their seventh place finish.

Sterling won the girls team title, scoring 126 points.

Senior Kelly Theye claimed first place in the 400-meter dash, breaking her own meet record in a time of 60.7. Theye held the previous time of 61.7 set in 2010.

The time of 60.7 establishes a new school record for Theye in the 400.

In the 100-meter dash, Theye finished fourth with a time of 13.2 to account for four team points.

Wed
20
Apr
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Junior High Girls Thinclads Compete In Home Triangular

Fairbury's seventh and eighth grade girls track and field teams competed in a home triangular April 11 hosting Crete and Thayer Central.

In the seventh grade triangular, Crete was first with 61 points, Thayer Central runner-up, scoring 49 points, and Fairbury was third with 16 points.

Fairbury's 1600-meter relay team of Erin Simmerman, Amy Ward, Paige Forney, and Paige Eden turned in a runner-up finish in a time of 5:44.35.

Simmerman also placed second in the triple jump at 24'1", and she was third in both the long jump, 11'7½", and the 200-meter dash in 33.50.

Fairbury earned second place in the eighth grade triangular, scoring 36.50 points.

Crete took top honors with 87.50 points, and Thayer Central scored 35 points for third.

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20
Apr
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Meridian Track Teams Third, Fifth At MUDECAS, Diller-Odell Squads Fourth, Eighth

Strong showings were put forth by the Meridian track and field teams, as the Mustangs placed third, and the Lady Mustangs claimed fifth at Saturday's MUDECAS Invitational held on the Pawnee City High School track.

In the Boys B Division, Sterling was the team champion in the eight-team field, amassing 152 points, while the Mustangs tallied 69 points.

Jeff Taylor and Josh Lundholm were both individual winners for the Mustangs.

Taylor won the shot put competition with a put of 43'7", while Lundholm won the 800 in a time of 2:09.5.

Runner-up performances were turned by Shane Roesler, 110-meter high hurdles, 16.7, 1600-meter relay, 3:44.90, and the 3200-meter relay in a time of 9:25.60.

A time of 54.6 earned Garrett Hofstetter the bronze medal in the 400-meter dash.

Wed
20
Apr
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Matzner, Hahn, And Kowalski Lead Trojans To Team Title At Milford, Lady Trojans Finish Runner-Up

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Facing larger schools in Classes B and C, Tri County's boys track and field teams proved their merit by winning the eight-team Milford Booster Club Invitational on April 12.

Class B schools taking part included Wahoo, Ashland-Greenwood, David City, Raymond Central, and Milford, while Centennial, Southern, and Tri County represented Class C.

In the boys division it came down to the last couple of events.

Tri County was able to score enough points to hold off David City for the team championship, 109-106.50.

Leading the parade of medalists for the Trojans were gold medalists, Talon Matzner, 200-meter dash, 22.96, and the 400-meter dash in 51.97, Samuel Hahn, shot put, 51'9", and Garrett Kowalski with a time of 4:50.80 in the 1600-meter run.

Wed
20
Apr
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Inconsistent Play Holds Back Fairbury Linksters At York

Inconsistent play proved costly for the Fairbury Jeffs varsity golf team at last Thursday's York Invitational.

As a team, the Jeffs placed 12th out of 15 teams shooting a score of 380.

Aurora won the invite carding a score of 323, while Lincoln Pius X was second at 327.

Jason Peterson led the Jeffs with an 18-hole score of 85 with rounds of 42-43.

Patrick Backer fired a 90 shooting rounds of 43-47.

Dylan Hinrichs had a 96 with rounds of 51-45, Cody Welsch shot a 109 with rounds of 50-59, while Aaron Hilligas came away with a score of 110 off rounds of 48-52.

"York's Country Club is a course that can give players fits if they do not approach it the right way," Jeffs coach Jed Martin said.

Wed
20
Apr
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Fairbury Tracksters Place Fourth At Scott Nisley Invite

Both Fairbury boys and girls track and field teams put forth solid efforts at last Thursday's eight-team Scott Nisley Invitational held on the Syracuse High School track.

In the boys team standings, Fairbury placed fourth with 39 points, while Crete was the team champion, scoring 150 points.

Senior Pierce Griffin continued to shine in the field events winning the gold medal in the discus competition with a throw of 164'1", and he placed fourth in the shot put at 45'8½".

Rounding out the list of medalists for the Jeffs were Adam D' Angelo, second, pole vault, 11'6", Tanner Specht, third, high jump, 5'10", John Reyes, tied for fourth in the pole vault at 11'0", 1600-meter relay, fourth, 3:47.34, Clay Medina, sixth, triple jump, 39'4", Joe Horky, sixth, 110-meter high hurdles, 17.9, Seth James, sixth, 200, 24.77, and the 3200-meter relay placed sixth in a time of 9:47.5.

Wed
20
Apr
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Dale and Carol Hinz

The family of Dale and Carol Hinz would like to honor them with a surprise card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary. Dale and Carol Hinz of Kearney are formerly from Plymouth and were married May 13, 1961. Cards may be sent to in care of Angie Palmer, 11134 746 Road, Elm Creek, NE 68836.

Wed
20
Apr
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Dale and Carol Hinz

The family of Dale and Carol Hinz would like to honor them with a surprise card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary. Dale and Carol Hinz of Kearney are formerly from Plymouth and were married May 13, 1961. Cards may be sent to in care of Angie Palmer, 11134 746 Road, Elm Creek, NE 68836.

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