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
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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.

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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Girls’ basketball split over Tri-County, Aurora

After winter break the girls’ basketball team traveled to Aurora and Tri-County for their games. At Tri-County the girls beat the Tri-County Trojans 47-39 after coming back from a 9-0 deficit. Sara Huss ‘20 and Sydney Miller ‘18 lead the scoring with 10 points each. Sara Huss lead the team in total rebounds with 14.

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On Jan. 6 the Lady Jeffs lost to Aurora 61-27. According to MaxPreps, Jaelle Johnson lead the scoring with 6 points. Sara Huss lead rebounds with a total of 7.

“Aurora was rough, they’re very good very athletic class B school, and I think we were a little tired from the night before,” said Engle- Evans, “We got down 19-0 before we scored and when you dig yourself that big of a hole against that good of a team it’s kind of hard to come back from that.”

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Wrestlers place third at Bennington

The Fairbury wrestling team headed to Bennington on New Year’s  Eve to compete in the Badger duals. Fairbury placed third out of six teams behind the Bellevue East Chieftains and the Bennington Badgers.

Damian Green, Paul Mach, Jacob Johnson, and Austin Barnts all went undefeated winning all five of their matches. It was the first competition after winter break.

“I thought that we’d be in the hunt for a team title…Bennington was rated fifth in the state for class B and Bellevue is rated 8th in class A so we knew that both those would be tough duals,” said Coach Derek Garfield.