Flashback Friday 1985

This week we are taking a look at a couple highlights from the 1985 school year.

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Claiming another victory Steve Knigge ’85 has his hand raised in triumph on his way to a gold medal at the State Wrestling Tournament. Photo by Dan Nuckolls
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This 10-foot set shot by Denise Zimmerman in the girls basketball game against York was too  little and too late. Photo by Deb Claeys

Wrestling makes its mark in Jeff history

The Jeffs are sending a record breaking eight state qualifiers to Omaha. The state meet is taking place Thursday, Feb. 15-Saturday Sat, Feb. 17 taking place at the CenturyLink Center.

There’s no doubt about it, the 2016-17  wrestling season has been quite the memorable season. Five boys earned their spot onto the 100 win club this year, doubling the count since the 1960s, as well as Damian Green ’17 breaking the overall career win record. 

The achievements don’t just stop there. This year eight Jeffs broke the previous record of seven state qualifiers which was set in 2015-16. This record tied the previously set record in the 2012-13 season.

Wrapping up the wrestling season, The Jeffs will head to Kearney next weekend, and participate in the state duals for the first time in Jeff history.

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Patrick Ondrak ’17 wrestling 182
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Paul Mach ’17 wrestling 285
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Damian Green ’17 wrestling 160
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Anthony Moyer ’17 wrestling 152
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Jacob Johnson ’18 wresting 170
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Austin Barnts ’18 wrestling 126
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Logan Slater ’18 wrestling 132
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Zach Reikofski wrestling 195

Girls basketball earns subdistrict victory

The Fairbury Lady Jeffs basketball team traveled to Seward on Feb. 13 to take on the Wilber/Clatonia Wolverines in subdistricts. The teams had already met twice in the regular season with the Lady Jeffs winning both games.

Fairbury got off to a hot start offensively and led by a score of 17-13 after the first quarter. Wilber was able to stay in the game and tied the game at 48-48 to end regulation. During overtime the Lady Jeffs outscored the Wolverines to squeak out a 55-53 victory.

The Lady Jeffs again travel to Seward to compete in subdistricts on Feb. 14. They will face off against Malcolm.

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Lady Jeffs pound the Warriors

On Friday Feb. 10th the Lady Jeffs played the Schuyler Warriors at home. The Jeffs started off the

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Sydney Miller ’18 dribbles down the court on her way to shoot a 3-pointer

game very well with a score of 15-7 after the first quarter.  They continued finishing the first half  27-14.  The Lady Jeffs lead the whole game finishing it off 49-16

The Lady Jeffs travel to Seward on  Monday Feb. 13th to play Wiber-Clatonia in the first game of subdistrics.

Warriors knock off Jeffs in overtime

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Fairbury coach Travis Steinhoff watches as his team takes on Schuyler during overtime. 

On Friday, Feb. 10 the Fairbury Boys Basketball team played host to the Schuyler Warriors. The Jeffs jumped out to an early lead and led by a score of 26-23 at halftime. Schuyler fought their way back into the game and tied the score at 49-49 to end regulation.

The Warriors outscored the Jeffs in overtime to knock off the Jeffs by a final of 57-53. Adam Wasserman ’18 led the Jeffs as he had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Blake Bauer ’17 also had a solid night as he contributed 13 points.

The next competition for the Jeffs is Feb. 17 as they host the Falls City Tigers.

Flashback Friday

Starting new in the X-Ray, the journalism staff will be sharing a “flashback” every Friday from previous Trail yearbooks, and Blazer newspapers, and the original X-Ray of Fairbury alumni.rielee-ff20170210_3832

Pictured above is current high school business teacher Melissa Dux, then known as Melissa Williams ’04, sharing a laugh during one of her senior year dances.

Boys drop game to Bluejays

The Fairbury boys basketball team traveled to Seward on Feb. 7 to take on the Bluejays. The Jeffs led in the

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Adam Wasserman ’18 dribbles past BlueJays at Seward.

first quarter 16-14 but Seward rallied for 20 points to take a 24-34 lead in the second quarter.

The Jeffs played well throughout the second half but ultimately unable to overcome the deficit. The final score was 47-55. Top scorers were Cayman DeBeor with 13 points and Adam Wasserman with 12 points.

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Lady Jeffs fall to Seward

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Sara Huss ’20 looks to pass the ball against Seward. The Jeffs lost the game by a final score of 50-30.

On Tuesday Feb. 7 the Fairbury girls basketball team traveled to Seward to take on the Lady Jays.  After one quarter of action the Lady Jeffs led by a score of 8-7. However Seward outscored Fairbury in the second quarter to take a 20-11 lead into halftime.

Seward also outscored the Lady Jeffs in the second half to win the game by a final score of 50-30. The next competition for the Lady Jeffs is Feb. 10 as they host Schuyler.

 

Journalism students garner awards

Earlier in the year the Journalism students entered their published work into the Journalism Education Association contest and waited patiently to hear results. Six students received honorable mention and excellent in multiple categories.

Honorable mentions were won by juniors Destini Warnke in newspaper sports writing and photo illustration, and Evie Schwab in photo illustration, and seniors Shaye Stall in editorial writing and Mary Lawrence in graphic illustration, yearbook theme and copy writing.

Excellents were awarded to sophomore Joy Ondrak in sports/action photography, senior Mary Lawrence in news/feature photography and editorial cartooning, and seniors Shaye Stall, Mary Lawrence, and Kelsea Swartz for in-depth coverage.

To see the complete list of winners, click the following link:

http://www.omahamarian.org/nhspa/2017/jeaneb2017.htm