Four Fairbury basketball players received honors by being tabbed to the East Division of the Central Conference basketball teams. Seated (l-r), Clay Medina, second team, and Chad Medina, first team. Standing (l-r), Trent Simpson, first team, and Paige Husa, second team. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)
Five Diller-Odell basketball players were selected by coaches to the Pioneer Conference basketball teams. Seated (l-r), Taylor Rupprecht, honorable mention, and Erin Saathoff, honorable mention. Standing (l-r), Sarah Schmidt, third team, and Conner Pahl, third team. Not pictured: Kolin Scheele, third team. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)
Fairburys junior high and senior high trap teams got its season started Mar.17th at the Crete Trap Shoot.
Shooters from both Thayer Central and Fairbury comprise the two squads.
Individual results posted at the Crete shoot were High Overall Female Becky Gasper, second shooting 86x100 targets. She won the shoot-off for second with a score of 16x20, High Female 18-19 Yard Handicap Kylee Barber, first shooting 42x50 targets, and High Male 18-19 Yard Handicap Cody Krula, second shooting 42x50 targets.
Senior high trap shooters include Cody Krula, Caleb Goedeken, Logan Kunc, Marshall Nichelson, Tanner Mumm, Becky Gasper, Kylee Barber, Kouper Griffin, Amber Hartley, Morgan Fangmeier, and Chelsea Sasse.
Despite not have as many athletes on their squads as other teams, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs and Jeffs track and field teams put forth their best efforts at Saturdays Central Conference Relays held at Grand Island Northwest High School.
The Lady Jeffs placed in eight relay events to place eighth out of nine teams with 19 points.
Seward won the Central Conference Relays with a total of 100 points.
The Lady Jeffs pole vault trio of Ashton Feldkamp, Anna Mach, and Moriah Schroeder earned the top finish on the day tying for third with Holdrege with a combined height of 223.
Fourth place medalists were the 400-meter relay of Michaela Barber, Feldkamp, Taylor Miller, and Krista Hintz in a time of 53.9, and the Sprint Medley foursome of Tiffani Bonsal, Miller, Hintz, and Amelia Stone in 2:04.6.
The quartet of Jordan Johnson, Paige Husa, Barber, and Emily Hill claimed fifth in a time of 4:36.1 in the 4x400-meter relay.
Six Tri County basketball players were chosen to the Southern Nebraska Conference East Division basketball teams. Seated (l-r), Kyle Riesen, honorable mention, and Samuel Hahn, first team. Standing (l-r), Halie Meints, honorable mention, Brooke Knapp, second team, Maci Hicks, second team, and Sydney Holtmeier, first team. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)
Four Meridian basketball players earned post season-honors. Standing (l-r), Brianna Jackson was chosen as an alternate to play in the CRC All-Star game on May 25th at Central City, Ashley Hansel was chosen first team, and Melanie Baxa received honorable mention honors. Both Hansel and Baxa will play in the CRC All-Star game. Standing Kyle Schwisow earned honorable mention status. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)