Squaring off against all 11 conference schools, the Diller-Odell track teams came away placing in six events at last Thursday's Pioneer Conference Indoor track and field meet held at Doane College's Fuhrer Field House in Crete.
The Griffins placed in two events to account for their five team points and their 10th place finish out of 11 teams.
In the final team standings for the boys, Freeman won the team title, scoring 72.50 points with Pawnee City runner-up, amassing 65 points.
The Griffins' 1600-meter relay team of Ethen Hroch, Kyle Stohs, Ely Hroch, and Derrick Meyer tied for fourth with Sterling each posting times of 3:59.4.
Diller-Odell's 3200-meter relay foursome of Kyle Stohs, Stetson Meyer, Shane Meyer, and Andrew Henrichs placed fifth in a time of 9:39.3.
Fifteen area cagers were named All-State Honorable Mention for their play on the court this season by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald.
Receiving All-State Honorable Mention honors by the Lincoln Journal Star for girls were Class C-1 Paige Husa, Fairbury, Class C-2 Sydney Holtmeier and Maci Hicks, both of Tri County, Class D-1 Sarah Schmidt, Diller-Odell, and Class D-2 Ashley Hansel of Meridian.
Boys that received All-State Honorable Mention by the Lincoln Journal Star were Class C-1 Trent Simpson and Chad Medina, both of Fairbury, Class C-2 Samuel Hahn, Kyle Riesen, and Garrett Kowalski, all of Tri County, and Class D-1 Kolin Scheele of Diller-Odell.
Grace P. Buchli,98, of Fairbury, Neb. died March 25, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Friday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.