Boys golf tees-off the season

Monday, March 20th the boys golf team traveled to Beatrice for a dual. This was the first meet of the season.

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Anthony Moyer ’17 follows through a put and watches it sink in the hole.

Robby Meyer ’17 had the lowest score out of the entire dual.

“I scored a 42… I think I had the lowest score out of everyone.” Meyer said.

Fairbury ended with a score of 200 and Beatrice with 183.

Justin Peterson ’17 scored a 50, Meyer ’17 42, Blaker Bauer ’17 56, Anthony Moyer ’17 65, and Tanner Novotny ’17 64.

 

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.

Jeffs bring home some hardware from the State meet

The 2016-2017 wrestling season broke a lot of records. One of the many was sending eight wrestlers to the state meet breaking the record of seven tied last year and set in 2013. 

The Jeffs medaled three wrestlers. Damian Green ‘17 became the first Jeff wrestler to to wrestle in the finals since 2002. Green placed 2nd in 160.

Jacob Johnson earned 5th in 170, and Logan Slater earned 6th in 132.

Wrestlers who also qualified for the state meet include Austin Barnts ‘18 (126), Anthony Moyer ‘17 (152), Patrick Ondrak ‘17 (182), Zach Reikofski ‘18 (195), and Paul Mach ‘17 (285).

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Austin Barnts ’18 shoots the leg looking for control at the York invite. Barnts finished second in districts and was one of eight record-setting Jeff wrestlers to qualify for State.

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