A pair of first place finishes led the Meridian Mustangs to third place out of nine teams at last Tuesdays Turkey Creek Relays held on the Friend High School track.
In the final team standings, Meridian scored 60 points in 11 events finishing one point behind second place Pawnee City with 61 points.
Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic won the team title, amassing 78 points.
First place relays for the Mustangs included the Distance Medley at 16:01.29, and the 1600 Sprint Medley in a time of 4:05.78.
Second place relays were the 4x800 meter relay in 9:11.79, and the 3200 Distance Medley at 9:43.25.
Eighteen team points were tallied with third place finishes by the shuttle hurdle relay in 54.69, high jump duo of Cody Nolte and Dylan Brown with a height of 108, and the shot put duo of Jeff Taylor and Drew Endorf with a combined distance of 798.
Competing in its first outdoor invite of the season, the Diller-Odell Griffins notched a fifth place finish at last Tuesdays nine-team Turkey Creek Relays held at Friend.
The Griffins placed in nine events to amass 48 points.
Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic earned the team title with 78 points.
Diller-Odells 4x200-meter relay of Ethen Hroch, Zach Hajek, Kyle Stohs, and Ely Hroch earned the lone gold medal on the day breaking the tape in a time of 1:41.3.
Two Griffin relays recorded second place finishes including the 4x70-meter hurdle shuttle squad of Austin Vitosh, Zach Rash, Andrew Henrichs, and Marcus Eichmann in a time of 53.22, and the 4x100-meter relay team of Ethen Hroch, Hajek, Stohs, and Ely Hroch with a time of 48.44.
An 18-hole score of 84 by senior Jason Peterson led the Fairbury Jeffs golf team to a third place finish at last Thursdays Superior Invitational.
Peterson had an 18-hole score of 84 which earned him the seventh place medal in the invite.
Additonal team scores for the Jeffs were Aaron Hilligas with a 90, Sheridan Hutchison shot a 95, Kyle Russell fired a 101, and Dalton Hinrichs had a 105.
Fairbury shot a 370 team score for third place in the 10-team invite with Sutton the two-time defending Class C champions winning the invite shooting a score of 314.
We had a better weather day for golf than the week before at Beatrice. Teamwise we finished third with a score of 370, and Jason Peterson came away a medalist with a seventh place finish, Fairbury Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin said.
Youth soccer kicked off in Fairbury this past Sunday afternoon. Several youth from the age of four through sixth grade were in the City Park to compete in the program. There are 18 teams with 203 youth signed up for the 2012 season. The games will be held on the first, third, fourth and fifth Sundays in April. The first games begin at 1 p.m. and the last games begin at 5 p.m. The teams have two fields they compete on. There were 985 spectators last Sunday in attendance. Bring your lawn chair and cheer on your favorite team. There is no gate charge. (Journal-News photo by Vicki Check)
The Brush Creek 4-H Club volunteered with the DeWitt Community Club at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Brush Creek 4-Hers assisted by hiding eggs. 4-Hers also monitored the Egg Hunt at Rossiter Park where children 6 years of age and older were hunting for eggs.
After the Easter Egg Hunt the club held a meeting to discuss the QA classes required for the county fair, the food pantry community service, and the cupcake wars. If you wish to purchase a county fair t-shirt, you need to contact the extension office before May 15. The next meeting will be in April with Darci MeGee of LEAD giving a presentation. The Pesek family will be in charge of this meeting, on April 22nd at 6:00 at the Swanton Church.
The Tri County Speech Team sent six students competing in seven events to the NSAA State Speech Championship in Kearney March 22.
Angie Bass just missed advancing to finals in Oral Interpretation of Poetry and ended the day with a 7th place finish. Bass also received 8th place in the Serious Interpretation of Prose competition with Megan Stokebrand close behind in 10th place.
Sara Grummert received 12th place in Informative Public Speaking. Others competing from Tri County were freshmen Riley Ensz in Humorous Prose, Megann Freese in Entertainment and Cody McCain in Extemporaneous. Mrs. Kelly Smith and Ms. Jenni Borer coach the Speech Team
A frustrating day of tough rounds and intense competition, the team should be proud of a job well done by all. There were 34 schools represented in the Class C-1 State Competition.
50 Fabulous Years! Nebraska FBLA celebrated its 50-year anniversary at the 2012 FBLA Nebraska State Leadership Conference held March 29-31 in Omaha. The annual conference provided competition in 62 events, leadership training, networking, and fun for members across the state. Fairbury FBLAs twenty qualifying members joined over 2500 Nebraska members and advisers to compete and celebrate another successful year in FBLA.
This male German choir will be performing at the Hanover High School Auditorium, on April 12 at 7 P.M. It is being sponsored by the Low German Heritage Society. This is the first time the choir will travel beyond the European borders. From April 9th to 18th, 30 members will tour the American Midwest with performances in Topeka, Hanover, Lawrence, Kansas City (Kansas) and Davenport (Iowa). They look forward to concerts in local churches and Low German Communities, to discover the country and engage with its citizens. For the majority of the men it is the first time in the United States, since from 1949 to 1989 Penzlin was situated in the Eastern part of Germany. For most of their life time, traveling to the United States was completely unthinkable, and so the upcoming tour to Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois is a very emotional, exciting, and adventurous event that all of them are very excited about.
In anticipation of the opening of the Fairbury Pet Food Pantry, scheduled for its first distribution April 18th, Voice for Companion Animals is seeking donations of cat and dog food, both wet and dry.
A collection bin has been provided at Rays Apple Market. Participants are asked to buy two products, one for their pets, and one to donate. Just drop it in the donation bin located at the front of the store.
We are also accepting all things pet related, new or used: collars, leashes, treats, flea treatment, kennels, crates, beds, scratching posts, etc. For large items please call 402-239-5106 to make arrangements or bring them to the Pet Food Pantry distribution on April 18th, at the Blue Valley Community Action Building in Fairbury.