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Trojans Earn Runner-Up Honors In Class C, Lady Trojans Win 3200-Meter Relay Place Third Overall

By Jim Phelps

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After scoring just one point on Friday, the Tri County Trojans thinclads performed like athletes possessed Saturday enroute to tying for runner-up team honors in Class C at the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Meet held at Omaha Burke Stadium.

By placing in seven individual events and one relay, the Trojans chalked up 37 points to tie Oakland-Craig for runner-up team honors.

Hastings St. Cecilia won the Class C state title, scoring 42 points.

Competing in six events on Friday, the Trojans earned an eighth place finish from junior Sam Hahn in the shot put with a put of 48'1¼" to account for their single point.

Talon Matzner placed first in his heats of the 100 and 400-meter dashes with times of 11.15, and 50.75 to advance to Saturday's finals.

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Trojans Earn Runner-Up Honors In Class C, Lady Trojans Win 3200-Meter Relay Place Third Overall

By Jim Phelps

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Sports Editor

After scoring just one point on Friday, the Tri County Trojans thinclads performed like athletes possessed Saturday enroute to tying for runner-up team honors in Class C at the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Meet held at Omaha Burke Stadium.

By placing in seven individual events and one relay, the Trojans chalked up 37 points to tie Oakland-Craig for runner-up team honors.

Hastings St. Cecilia won the Class C state title, scoring 42 points.

Competing in six events on Friday, the Trojans earned an eighth place finish from junior Sam Hahn in the shot put with a put of 48'1¼" to account for their single point.

Talon Matzner placed first in his heats of the 100 and 400-meter dashes with times of 11.15, and 50.75 to advance to Saturday's finals.

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Meridian Cagers Chosen To Play In All-Star Basketball Games

Four basketball players from Meridian High School will take part in the Crossroads Conference versus Goldenrod Conference basketball games to be played May 27 at the Central City Middle School gym.

Selected to compete for the Crossroads girls all-stars are Lady Mustangs' Allison Johnson and Brandie Sykes.

Johnson averaged 8.0 points per game on the season, and pulled down 5.3 rebounds per contest.

Sykes averaged 11.4 points per game for the season, 4.3 rebounds per contest, and 3.9 steals per game.

Additional Crossroads selectees on the girls team are Malinda Havlat, Dorchester, Heather Pribyl, Kelsey Moore, and Mariah Bigelow, all of Exeter-Milligan, Kaitlyn Schlief, Osceola, Erika Schroeder and Caressa Reinsch, both of Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, Nealey Hoffman and Whitney Engel, both High Plains, and Joce Hopkins of Shelby-Rising City.

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Kelly Theye Concludes Track Career With Bronze Medal

By Jim Phelps

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Diller-Odell senior Kelly Theye finished her high school track career by claiming the bronze medal in the Class D Girls 400-Meter Dash final this past Saturday afternoon at the 2011 Nebraska State High School Track and Field Meet held at Omaha Burke Stadium.

Theye posted a time of 59.873 in the 400-meter dash, to finish behind Audrea Werth, Eurtis-Furnam, 59.649, and Class D Champion Ansley's Siera Rohde at 59.195.

In the 400-meter dash prelims on Friday, Theye finished second in her heat with a time of 59.840 to advance to Saturday's final.

"My goal last year was to medal, but this year I wanted to place in the top three in the 400," Kelly Theye said.

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Meridian Tracksters Come Up Short Of Medals

By Jim Phelps

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Sports Editor

Meridian's Lady Mustangs and Mustangs track and field competitors came oh-so-close to earning medals at last weekend's Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held on the Omaha Burke Stadium track.

On the girls side, the Lady Mustangs participated in seven events, but didn't earn any medals in the two-day meet.

In last Friday's afternoon session, the Lady Mustangs competed in five individual events.

Ashley Hansel placed third in her heat of the Class D Girls 100-Meter High Hurdles prelims with a time of 17.052, but didn't advance to the final.

Becca Taylor turned in a time of 13.753 in her prelims of the Class D Girls 100-Meter Dash, however she did not qualify for the finals.

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Kenton Kobza Wins State Junior High Discus Title

Kenton Kobza, a seventh grader at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School won the gold medal in the discus event at the Nebraska Championship Junior High Track and Field Meet held May 14th in Gothenburg, Neb.

The top 24 boys and girls in each event throughout the state, were invited to compete based on 2011 junior high track and field meet results.

Kobza earned an invitation to compete at Gothenburg in both the discus and shot put.

Kenton won the discus event with a toss of 149'8½", setting a new meet record.

In the shot put, Kobza had a put of 34'4¾".

Kenton is the son of Kent and Annette Kobza of Fairbury.

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Lela Rohrbaugh

Lela M. Rohrbaugh 103 of Hebron, NE., fomerly of Daykin, NE., died May 24, 2011 at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Karl Lent officiating. The family will greet friends Friday May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Pauline Meyer

Pauline Meyer 82 of Fairbury, NE., died May 24, 2011 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Lawrence Fruhling officiating. The family will greet friends on Friday May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Meridian Students Reenact Civil War At Rock Creek Station

Meridian 4th, 5th and 6th graders gathered at Rock Creek Station for a Civil War Reenactment on May 23rd. Parents, grandparents and friends were invited to attend the production. Following the reenactment, speakers were stationed strategically throughout the scene explaining what life was like on the battlefield. Meridian teachers, Mrs. Meyer and Ms. Hanzlik, organized the reenactment. This event is performed approximately every other year by the students. (Journal-News photos by Sandy Zabokrtsky)

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Meridian Students Reenact Civil War At Rock Creek Station

Meridian 4th, 5th and 6th graders gathered at Rock Creek Station for a Civil War Reenactment on May 23rd. Parents, grandparents and friends were invited to attend the production. Following the reenactment, speakers were stationed strategically throughout the scene explaining what life was like on the battlefield. Meridian teachers, Mrs. Meyer and Ms. Hanzlik, organized the reenactment. This event is performed approximately every other year by the students. (Journal-News photos by Sandy Zabokrtsky)

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