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Schmidt's Pounds Daykin, 10-1

Scoring runs in five of the seven innings played lifted the Schmidt Trucking Fairbury Seniors to a 10-1 win against Meridian played June 4th on Freedom Field in Daykin.

After a scoreless first inning, Fairbury's offense awoke scoring one run in the second inning, three runs in the third inning, and two runs in the fourth inning.

An RBI single by Cody Welsch, and a two-out RBI single off the bat of Aaron Hilligas in the top of the sixth inning increased Fairbury's lead to 8-0.

Meridian scored its lone run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-out RBI single by Kyle Rohr.

In the top of the seventh inning, Fairbury plated its final two runs with one run scoring on a RBI single by Pierce Griffin.

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07
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Prestigious Junior Golf Tournament Tees Up

The local qualifying round for the 43rd annual Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship will be held June 16th at the Superior Country Club. The tournament, sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, is open to local junior golfers 18 and under who have not started college, and features separate boys' and girls' divisions.

Top finishers from the local qualifying round will advance to the state finals at Eldorado Hills in Norfolk on July 7-8. From the state tournament, the top two finishers in the boys' and top two finishers in the girls' divisions will advance to compete in the Big "I" National Championship tournament Aug 1-4, at the Reunion Country Club in Madison, Mississippi. The 43rd annual national tournament is sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

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Mustangs Break 10 School Records During 2011 Softball Season Four Individual Records Set By Kylie Helmink

Kylie Helmink, a senior second baseman from Fairbury, Neb., set four new individual records on the diamond this season for the Morningside College Lady Mustangs softball team.

Helmink led the Lady Mustangs with 29 stolen bases this season to break the previous Morningside record of 19 thefts by Jessica Taff in 1995.

For her career, Helmink finished with 60 stolen bases to break Taff's former record of 50 career stolen bases set from 1995-98.

Kylie concluded her career with a record total of 157 career runs scored, and 104 career base on balls to break the former school marks of 155 runs by Kim Kadolph from 1992-95, and 98 walks by Jenna Jurrens from 2004-07.

Aside from her school-record 29 stolen bases, Helmink also led the Lady Mustangs with 26 walks and a .459 on-base percentage this season, and was their co-leader with 11 doubles.

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07
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Strong Pitching Gives Seniors, 3-1 Win Over Wilber

After losing its season opener May 25th against Beatrice to inclement weather, the Fairbury Seniors Schmidt's Trucking baseball team got their season underway with a 3-1 road win May 27th versus Wilber.

The Fairbury Seniors scored single runs in the third, fifth, and seventh innings.

Wilber avoided being shutout by scoring one run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Clay Medina earned the pitching win, as he allowed just two hits over seven innings along with striking out 13 batters.

Collecting hits for Fairbury were Clay Medina, single, double, Pierce Griffin, single, Jake Melcher, double, and Dalton Griffin singled.

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07
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Mandy Osborne To Play Women's Basketball For Morningside College

Mandy Osborne, a 2011 graduate of Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School is one of nine recruits who will join the Morningside College Lady Mustangs basketball team for the 2011-12 season announced by head coach Jamie Sale.

Osborne, is a 5'10" forward from Fairbury, Neb. She finished her career as the seventh leading scorer and fifth leading rebounder in school history with 693 career points, and 475 career rebounds, respectively.

As a senior, Osborne averaged 15.0 points, eight rebounds, and two steals per game this past season to earn honorable mention Class C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.

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07
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Zabokrtsky Earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete Distinction

RaeChael Zabokrtsky, a senior from Endicott, Neb., on Morningside College's Lady Mustangs track and field team was one of 15 athletes that have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in the sport of track and field.

Zabokrtsky has a 3.76 GPA with a major in biology.

Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

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07
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Boys State Representatives DeWitt, Plymouth

Ryan Pinkerton is the son of Mark and Roberta Pinkerton of DeWitt. He has been selected to represent DeWitt Hawes-Wood Post 212 at Cornhusker Boys State.

He is a junior at Tri County High School.

He has participated in wrestling, swing choir, jazz choir, band, choir, FBLA, Spanish Club, 4-H, 3-G's, National Honor Society. He attends St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Jake McCain is the son of Troy and Kim McCain of DeWitt. He has been selected to represent DeWitt Hawes-Wood Post 212 at Cornhusker Boys State.

He has participated in cross country, band, choir, swing choir, jazz band, FBLA, National Honor Society, 4-H, Trinity Youth Group, speech/drama, track, Beatrice Community Players, and been a donor for the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

He attends Trinity Lutheran.

Tue
07
Jun
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UNK Dean's List

The University of Nebraska at Kearney today announced the names of students who have earned a place on the Deans' List for spring semester.

To earn a place on the Deans' List, UNK students must complete 12 credit hours, or more, with a 3.5 or better overall average. At least 12 of the hours must be for quality points, i.e., 4.0 for an "A," 3.0 for a "B" and 2.0 for a "C." Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis do not earn quality points, and thus, cannot be included among the necessary 12 credit hours. Students who earned a 4.0 (all "A's") average are noted by an asterisk after their names.

Earning a spot on the list are, Michelle Dutton and Brooke Hofstetter of Daykin; Brian Dein, KiLee Edson, Shaun Friedrichsen, Michael Gaston, Amber Hansel*, Amanda Hansel*, Sarah Mach, John Mach and Charles Pitkin all of Fairbury; Krista Zarybnicky and Craig Zarybnicky of Odell.

Tue
07
Jun
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Gerlach Receives Doane College Writing Award

Thirteen Doane College students received Marianne Clarke Writing Excellence Awards at the college's annual student awards ceremony May 14.

The Clarke family established the Marianne Clarke Writing Excellence Award fund in 1987 in memory of Marianne, a 1938 Doane graduate. Clarke had a long and distinguished career in journalism in Chicago and California -- both as a writer and editor-- prior to her death in 1986. The awards encourage and recognize writing excellence.

Receiving the Marianne Clarke at large award: 2nd - Levi Gerlach, May 2011 graduate, Plymouth.

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07
Jun
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Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club To Attend Salt Dogs Game

The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met at the Plymouth Community Center on Sunday, May 22nd at 2 P.M.

The County speech contest was held in Fairbury on April 25th. Participating from our club was: Alexis Gerritse, Madison Freese, Kailey Weichel, Natalie Hueske and Claira Janssen. Madison and Claira won their respective divisions and Kailey received 3rd in the Junior Division. Madison and Kailey competed in the Regional contest in Lincoln on May 26th.

Camp Renegade will be held at Camp Jefferson on June 21st and 22nd for 8 - 10 year olds. Contact the Extension office for details and to register.

Our Fun Day will be on June 11th. We will be going to a Salt Dogs baseball game at 7:05.

Our club will be doing an entry in the DeWitt 4th of July parade again.

The Favorite Foods Review and Demonstration contest will be held at the 4-H building in Fairbury on June 29th.

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