Golfers take on Beatrice; Superior invites

The Fairbury boys golf team traveled to Beatrice on April 24 to play in the Beatrice Invitational. The team struggled and ended up shooting a 424 for the team’s score. Robby Meyer ’17 led the charge for the Jeffs as he shot a 96 and finished in twelfth.

However the Jeffs rebounded on April 25 when they traveled to Superior. The Jeffs shot a 372 as a team score and finished as runner up in the team race. Justin Peterson ’17 won the invite as an individual and shot a 74 on the day. Robby Meyer ’17 finished as the invite runner up as he shot an 84.

The next competition for the Fairbury Golfers is Monday, May 1 as they will compete in the Crete Invite.

Track competes at Yowell Invite

On Saturday, April 22 the Fairbury track teams headed to York to compete in the Jerry Yowell Invitational. The invite consisted eight teams, with most teams in Class B. The boys team had a rough day at the invitational and finished in eighth place.

“Honestly we didn’t finish where I wanted to. We were last place and that’s not where we want to be. We have always done a good job in field events, but we have got to get better on the track,” head boys track coach Derek Garfield said.

On the girls side the Lady Jeffs also finished in eighth place in the team competition. Jaelle Johnson ’20 scored some major points as she finished runner up in the high jump.

The next competition for the Fairbury track teams is Saturday, April 29 as they travel to Centennial to compete in the Southern Nebraska Conference track meet.

SkillsUSA brings home gold medals from state convention

From March 30 through April 1 SkillsUSA held their state leadership conference in Grand Island. Fairbury took several students up to the state convention and was able to bring home a couple of first place finishes.

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Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 smile after being awarded their gold medals for Drone Tech.

Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 competed in the Drone Tech contest, which consists of being able to fly a drone and the other half was a journal about drones.  They were able to bring home a state championship as they earned a gold medal in the contest.

“The notebook was worth 700 points and that’s the only reason we won because nobody else had theirs done. But our flying was pretty solid too. ” Buxton said.

Also competing and bringing home a state championship was Madison Gregory ’19, as she took first place in the Cosmetology contest. The gold medal came as a surprise to Gregory.

“There was a lot of girls that did very well . . . I knew that I did good, but I didn’t think that I was even going to place,” Gregory said.

Being able to bring home some hardware from the state convention was a great accomplishment. Both Buxton ’19 and Gregory ’19 plan to return to the state convention and defend their state championships.

 

Track earns top honors at Superior Invite

On March 16 the Fairbury Track teams began their season as they traveled to compete at the Superior Invite. The invite had only three other teams consisting of Superior, Thayer Central, and Franklin. Both the girls and the boys teams had several athletes earn gold medals on the day. The boys team took the team title and the girls took the runner up honors.

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Hobie Gray ’17 and Colton Starck ’19 compete in the 300 Intermediate hurdles. 

The next action for Fairbury is Saturday March 25, as they host the Fairbury Invite with field events starting at 9:30 a.m.

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Emily Burkley ’18 tries to stay ahead of a Thayer Central runner during the girls 4×800 meter relay.  

 

Flashback Friday 1971

This Friday we take a look back at the 1970-1971 school year, as the Fairbury boys basketball team won their first state championship. In the championship game they won 65-64 over the Cozad Haymakers. Flashback Friday 1971 (2)

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Pictured above is Garth Gibson as he cuts the net following the Jeffs state championship  victory over Cozad.