Trap Team Competes At Beatrice

Trap team 1 (l-r), Jake Maschmann, Brock Barton, Tyler Heidemann, Tyler DeBoer and Scylar Roop were the 16 yard team champions  with 238x250 and the High Overall Team runner up with 448x500.(contributed photo).

The Fairbury Trap Team traveled to Beatrice on Saturday, April 9 to participate in the Beatrice Gun Club Invitational.
Individual medal winners were Brock Barton,third place at 24 yd handicap after 10x10 in shoot off. Tyler DeBoer was second place 16 yd after 49x50 in shoot off.
High school scores include 16 yd and handicap combined:
Brock Barton 92x100
Scylar Roop 89x100
Jake Maschmann 92x100
Tyler DeBoer 89x100
Tyler Heidemann 86x100
Christian Lufkin 83x100
Mark Kroeker 87x100
Lathan Block 86x100
T.C.Bray 87x100
Colton Fangmeier 81x100
Chloe Brooks 67x100
Thomas Kroeker 79x100
Autumn Deepe 74x100
Angel Carillo 74x100
Jr high scores from 16 yds:
Riley Stewart 38x50
John Kerwood 42x50

FHS Golfers Can’t Take Advantage Of Course, Weather

It was a gorgeous day for golf last Monday, however Fairbury’s varsity golf team couldn’t take advantage of the day, finishing ninth out of 17 teams at the Lincoln Pius X Invite played on the Firethorn Golf Course in Lincoln.
As a team, Fairbury shot a team score of 363 in the invite.
Lincoln Lutheran edged Elkhorn South for the team title by one stroke, 332-333.
Sophomore Zach Reikofski led the Jeffs firing an 18-hole score of 87.
Nick Christiansen and Justin Peterson each carded scores of 88, while Robby Meyer shot a score of 100, and Blake Bauer finished with a 105.
“We had the opportunity to play on one of the best golf courses in the state at Firethorn against a really good field of competition,” said Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin.

Wind Halts Golf Meet

When have you heard of a golf invite being called due to wind in the state of Nebraska?
That was the case on the last day of March, as officials called the invite off after nine holes played at the 14-team Superior Invitational held on the Elks Country Club golf course.
With scores tallied after nine holes, Fairbury finished second overall in the team race with a score of 187.
Grand Island Central Catholic earned the team championship shooting a nine-hole score of 161.
Junior Justin Peterson posted the low score for Fairbury with a score of 40 earning the third place medal, while teammate senior Nick Christiansen carded a score of 44 to come away as the seventh place medalist.
Additional scores for the Jeffs included Robby Meyer, 50, Anthony Moyer, 53, and Keyten Pfingsten fired a 64.
Fairbury’s head golf coach, Jed Martin, was surprised and shocked that the meet was called due to wind.

Runner-Up Honors Earned By Trojans

Both Tri County track and field teams opened the month of April on a strong note with a pair of top four finishes at last Tuesday’s Thunderbird Invitational held on the Johnson County Central High School track in Tecumseh.
The Trojans came through with a solid second place finish bringing home the runner-up plaque with a score of 71 points.
Falls City Sacred Heart cruised to the team championship in the 11-team invite accumulating 113 points.
Tri County had one individual gold medalist and one relay which earned gold in the meet.
Freshman Creighton Niemeyer held off Lewiston’s Holden Christen to win the 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.49.
The Trojans’ 3200-meter relay team of Niemeyer, Colby Ensz, Cooper Smith, and Trevin Williams won the gold over Lincoln Lutheran in a time of 9:09.83.

What a Line

Up until last week, I had not been to FHS at dismissal time for years, but last week, I found myself there.  In attempting to drop the girls off to play practice, I had planned on going down the hill, parking in the lot and walking them in, but this was not to happen.  I do not have the best memory, but I do not recall there ever being a line of cars all the way to the top of the hill, waiting to go around the circle to pick up students. This was what I found each and every day last week, car after car waiting.  

Top Marks Plentiful For Diller-Odell, Meridian

ATTACKING THE HURDLES—Meridian sophomore Erin Johnson soars over a hurdle in her lane during the girls 100-meter high hurdles final last Wednesday at the Mustang Invite. Johnson placed fifth in the race turning in a time of 16.8. (Photo by Jim Phelps/

Winds in excess of 40 mph created a challenge for participants at the 11-team Meridian Mustang Invite held last Wednesday on the Friend High School track.
On the day, Diller-Odell and Meridian combined to medal in 24 out of 34 events competing against a stellar field of teams.
The Griffins led the way for the two area teams placing third in the boys team race, scoring 68 points.
Diller-Odell registered three first place finishes, including two individual champions.
Junior Cory Engelman won the pole vault clearing the bar at 12’6”, and junior Christian McCown soared 20’0” to win the long jump.
The Griffins’ 400-meter relay team of Tyson Landenberger, Reese Hennerberg, Cory Engelman, and Christian McCown turned in a time of 48.0 to take top honors in the event.

Wine and Dine

Kim Dowdy of Lazy Horse Vineyard of Ohiowa, Neb. uncorks a new bottle of wine at Pork N Pints Beer and Wine Tasting festival on Saturday, sponsored by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/


Awarding The Best

Wayne A. Weichel (left) was selected as the Elk’s Officer of the Year. Presenting him with the certificate is fellow Elk’s member Robert Kluge (right). Jeff Vetter (not pictured) was also selected as the Elk’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/


Pitch, Hit And Run

Above: Several area children weathered the cold temperatures Saturday morning to compete in the Pitch, Hit and Run competition sponsored by the Fairbury Optimist Club. They competed in the three different events at the softball complex at the City Park. Right: Dominic Joe pitches a baseball at a target to test his accuracy. All-Around Champions include, Girls: 7-8  Iaunna Lucking, 11-12 Macy Richardson; Boys: 7-8 Henry Judd, 9-10 Drew Watson, 11-12 Brendon Runge and 13-14 Bret Cole. The all around champions, as well as the champions in pitching, hitting and running, have the opportunity to compete in the sectional competition in Lincoln later this year. (Photos by Shaun Friedrichsen/



Sheriff’s Report:
April 2: Roseanna M. Sigrist was southbound on Highway 15 in a 1999 Ford when a deer came out of the west ditch making contact with the front of the vehicle, causing $2,500 of damage.
April 5: Traffic stop was conducted in rural Plymouth, and the driver was found to be in possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, and drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited and released.
April 5: Report of reckless driving in Jansen. Subject collided with an anhydrous ammonia trailer.
Police Report:
March 17: Suspended driver ticketed.
March 22: Suspended driver ticketed.
April 1: Report of a runaway in Fairbury.
April 2: Report of a theft on the 1000 block of Third Street.