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. 

Flashback Friday 1980

This week we take a look at the 1980-1981 school year.

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In the Blazer, the high school newspaper, the Journalism picked a vehicle called the Heap of the Month. This month’s winner was Phillip Luehring and his 1959 Blue Chevy Fleetside. 
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The 1980-1981 school year was the inaugural year that the Jeffs competed in the Central 12 Conference (now know as the Central 10). Fairbury’s last season in the Central 10 was 2016, when they joined the Southern Nebraska Conference. 

Grapplers compete at state duals

On Saturday Feb. 25 the Fairbury wrestling team traveled to Kearney to compete at the NSAA State Duals. This was the first time in Jeff history that a Fairbury team has qualified for the state dual tournament.

The Jeffs went into the dual tournament as the eighth seed in the bracket and took on the first seeded, and eventual champions, Gretna Dragons. Fairbury had a tough time scoring points against Gretna and lost by a final score of 57-12. In the second dual of the day the Jeffs squared off against the Grand Island Northwest Vikings. The Vikings got off to a hot start and the Jeffs couldn’t recover as they lost 51-26.

The Jeff wrestlers finished their season with many impressive accomplishments and records. They qualified eight wrestlers for the state tournament, which was a school record. Over the course of the season five wrestlers earned their 100th wins. The Jeffs graduate four seniors from this year’s team.

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.

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.

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.