Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:34pm
Not one, but two car shows were held on Sept. 19-20. The first was held as a cruise night and open house for Schmidt Machine and Third Street Body and Glass on Sept. 19 (above). The second was held on Sept. 20 at the Fairbury City Museum (top) with a plethora of vintage cars, food and music on display for people to enjoy. (Photos by Fred Arnold, Jr., and Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:28pm
YOU’RE OUT--Fairbury third baseman Destini Warnke, No. 7, slaps the glove down and tags out Seward’s Autumn Hallberg, No. 10, as she slides into third base during fifth inning action on the Lady Jeffs’ home diamond last Tuesday evening. The score of the game was 8-2, Seward. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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FALL GUY--Diller-Odell’s Bladen Ahl (No. 24) dives into the end zone for a touchdown while Josh Quinn of Mead (No. 34) tries to stop him during varsity action last Friday. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Taking control, that’s what Diller-Odell did in the second half of Friday’s homecoming game versus Mead played at Diller.
The Griffins dominated the second half outscoring Mead, 22-0 to earn a come-from-behind, 34-16 win.
Despite two first half rushing touchdowns by senior running back Bladen Ahl, Diller-Odell trailed Mead, 16-12 at halftime.
Diller-Odell’s rushing game took over in the second half with Ahl scoring the lone touchdown of the third quarter off a six-yard run. Christian McCown ran in the two-point conversion giving the Griffins a 20-16 lead.
Sparked by a pair of fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns the Griffins put the game out of reach.
Ahl scored his fourth rushing touchdown on a 12-yard run followed up by a successful two-point conversion run from McCown.
Tybor Smith capped off Diller-Odell’s scoring with a six-yard run later in the quarter.
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BACK TO PASS--Baxter Beals of Meridian (No. 10) throws a pass over Jacob Meybrunn of Lewiston (No. 22). (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Meridian made the most of their scoring opportunities coasting to a 60-29 homecoming win over Lewiston Friday evening.
The victory by the Mustangs was the team's first win of the season.
Meridian tallied nine touchdowns in the game, including seven rushing scores.
It just took 50 seconds and two plays for Meridian to score its initial touchdown on a 61-yard pass from Baxter Beals to Jakub VanWesten.
Following a rushing touchdown by Lewiston, Meridian struck for back-to-back touchdowns on a seven-yard run by Beals and a 34-yard run from Corey Taylor.
With a five-point lead, 18-13 heading to the second quarter, Meridian expanded its margin to 13 points scoring with just 33 seconds remaining in the first half off a seven-yard pass from Beals to Cesar Nunez. The two-point conversion pass from Beals to Nunez was successful giving the Mustangs a 26-13 halftime lead.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:16pm
MAKING THE PLAY--Fairbury senior Paige Eden (No. 5) sets up a play during the opening game against David City at the Fairbury Volleyball Invite on Sept. 19. Watching the play unfold is Bailey Klaumann (No. 2). (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Playing host to their own six-team volleyball invite held Saturday, Fairbury showed some signs of improvement despite going winless in its three matches.
Fairbury opened pool play Saturday morning dropping a two-set match by scores of 9-25, 13-25 to David City.
In the first set, the Lady Jeffs could not overcome service and hitting errors, which put the team in a double-digit hole they could not fight back from.
David City raced out to a 5-1 lead in the second set and never let the Lady Jeffs get closer than 12-6 off a Lady Scouts’ hitting error.
Fairbury squared off against Auburn in its second pool match of the invite.
Auburn came away with a straight sets, 25-11, 25-19 win.
The Lady Jeffs cut the deficit to 21-10 off a tip from Paige Eden, but Auburn closed out the set on a 4-1 run.