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Lady Jeffs Advance In Sub-District Play

By Jim Phelps

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Sports Editor

Two words describe Monday's first-round C1-2 Sub-District basketball game played at Wilber-Clatonia High School between Fairbury and Fillmore Central.

Intense and physical.

Fairbury overcame physical play by Fillmore Central to come away with a 49-42 win.

"This was very intense and physical game. No one wanted to lose and have their season end," Lady Jeffs coach Amy Engle said.

Fillmore Central the fifth seed in the tourney, rode the scoring of Maggie Malone with seven points, and Audrey Malone contributing four points to open an 11-8 lead after one quarter.

The momentum swung in Fairbury's favor in the second quarter, as the fourth seed Lady Jeffs got in to a better offensive flow.

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Lady Jeffs Bounce Lady Warriors In Home Finale

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

After losing to Lincoln Lutheran in the title game, 46-37 of the Lady Warriors' Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 29, Fairbury turned the tables on the Lady Warriors with a disrupting pressure defense to record a 47-24 home win Feb. 11.

Lincoln Lutheran got out to a 6-4 lead two minutes in to the first quarter, paced by the scoring of Rachel Royuk, Kelly Sanchez, and Emily Metschke.

Following a three-point hoop by Kalee Cromer, which put the Lady Jeffs on top, 7-6, Fairbury closed out the quarter on a 10-2 scoring spree.

The Lady Jeffs didn't let up on either side of the ball in the second quarter outscoring the Lady Warriors, 12-3 to increase their margin at half to 29-11.

Points were hard to come by for both teams in the third quarter.

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Quick Start Propels Sutton Over Tri County

For the second straight game, Sutton had all the momentum which led to a easy 80-33 home win last Tuesday against the Tri County Lady Trojans.

The Lady Fillies used a 25-4 first quarter scoring advantage to take control and never look back.

Sutton state-rated in Class C-2 did not let up in the second and third quarters outscoring the Lady Trojans, 47-16.

Scoring for the Lady Trojans were Annie Bock with 10 points, Brooke Knapp and Halie Meints, seven points apiece, Sydney Holtmeier, five points, while Maci Hicks and Amber Staroscik racked up two points each.

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Number One Seward Shoots Lights-Out Against Lady Jeffs

Fairbury ran into a buzzsaw last Tuesday evening falling to Class B number one rated Seward, 69-30 on the Lady Bluejays' home floor.

The (18-0) Lady Bluejays took the suspense out of the game right from the start forging a 28-0 lead after one quarter.

Fairbury got on the scoreboard in the second quarter led by Mandy Osborne, scoring five points, as Seward left the court at half ahead, 43-12.

The Lady Jeffs outplayed Seward in the third quarter outscoring the Lady Bluejays, 9-6.

Seward dominated play in the fourth quarter with a 20-9 scoring advantage.

For the game, Seward connected on 10 three-point baskets, and were 16-20 at the free throw line.

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Fairbury Wins Overtime Thriller Against Lincoln Lutheran On Chad Medina's Shot At The Buzzer

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Fans at Friday's home game between Fairbury and Lincoln Lutheran got their money's worth.

After four quarters of hard-fought action, Fairbury and Lincoln Lutheran were tied at 47-all.

In the four-minute overtime, the Jeffs and Warriors traded leads none larger than two points.

A two-point hoop by Lincoln Lutheran's Eric Beckman tied the contest at 54-all with :23 seconds on the clock.

Fairbury took possession and advanced the ball over half court and called timeout with 17.1 seconds.

After the timeout, Fairbury's offense ran a curl cut, and Chad Medina brought the Jeffs' fans to their feet by connecting on a six-foot shot from a challenging angle behind the the backboard as the buzzer sounded giving Fairbury a thrilling, 56-54 win.

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Co-op Swim Teams Tie Dual With Omaha Roncalli

Last Tuesday's swimming dual at Omaha Roncalli High School resulted in a tie.

The total team score for the dual ended in a tie. The boys won the their dual by nine points, which was the same score the girls team lost their dual.

"The total team score for this dual meet was a tie. The boys won the meet by about the same score, as the girls lost their dual," Beatrice swimming and diving coach Sandi Hoffman remarked.

"This rarely happens but indicates an evenness in the competition," Hoffman said.

"Once again we had numbers of team members set personal best performances," Hoffman replied.

"We were able to send in a time improvement for the state meet for the boys 200 relay team of Trenton McCown, Josh Johnson, Josh Karel, and Trevor Williams," Hoffman stated.

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Jeffs Struggle Against Seward

A superb man-to-man defense by Seward stifled Fairbury's offense which made for a long night on the court for the Jeffs.

As a result, the Bluejays had their way Saturday night earning a 54-31 home win over Fairbury.

Seward's defense limited Fairbury's offense to just 16 points through three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Fairbury's offense began to show some life breaking through for 15 points, led by Clay Medina scoring six points.

"Seward played really good man-to-man defense. It may have been the best man-to-man defense we have seen the entire season," Jeffs coach Erik Kohl commented.

"Seward wouldn't let us get into anything. They made us uncomfortable the entire game," Kohl said.

"We never really got anything going on offense. The team was able to score in the fourth quarter, but by then it was definitely too late," Kohl remarked.

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Johnson County Central Slips By Diller-Odell

It was a fight that went down to the very end.

Unfortunately, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins came up short end last Tuesday night losing a hard-fought, 51-49 road game to Johnson County Central.

The Lady Griffins held a 16-15 lead after one quarter of play, and stretched the margin to 32-27 at half.

Johnson County Central forged a 40-all tie after three quarters, and were able to outscore the Lady Griffins, 11-9 in the decisive fourth quarter to claim the victory.

"This was a back-and-forth game. Both teams took small leads throughout the contest," Lady Griffins coach John Mohr said.

"In the end it was Johnson County Central's three-point shooting that made the difference connecting on nine three-pointers in the game," Mohr remarked.

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Like Father, Like Son...

Holton Harman, 9, of Lincoln, placed first at York last Saturday in the Elks Hoop Shoot (state level) by hitting 23-25 free throws in the 8-9 age group. At the local level in Fairbury Holton hit 24-25 and in Lincoln at the Elks districts he was good on 21-25. The next level in the Elks Hoop Shoot competition is the Regional which takes place in Denver. The winner there advances to the National Competition. Holton's father was successful competing in the Elks hoop shoot 40 years ago and advanced to the regional competition where he placed second in the same age group his son will be competing in. Harman is a 1981 Fairbury High School graduate. Pictured are Holton and his parents Hunter and Sheila and sister Halli. (Journal-News photo by Vicki Check )

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Mustangs Win Nail-Biter

Meridian's defense managed to limit Friend to score a combined 17 points for three quarters, while the Mustangs had just enough offense to hold off Friend in a low-scoring, 32-29 victory played Feb. 10 on the Bulldogs' home court.

Meridian forged out to a 10-6 lead after one quarter, and widened its lead to 18-11 at half, behind five second quarter points from Eric Bartels.

Points were tough to come by for both teams in the third quarter, as the two squads combined for just nine points.

Meridian was able to maintain its lead in the fourth quarter by hitting 5-7 free throws, including 4-4 at the stripe by Bartels.

Bartels topped the (5-14) Mustangs with a game-high 14 points, Kyle Rohr, six points, Cody Nolte, five points, Shane Roesler, three points, and Blake Miller and Riley Meyer notched two points apiece.

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