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Lady Jets Defeat Lewiston, Fall to Sacred Heart in Class D-2 Subdistricts

Lady Jets Defeat Lewiston, Fall to Sacred Heart in Class D-2 Subdistricts
Lady Jets Defeat Lewiston, Fall to Sacred Heart in Class D-2 Subdistricts

The Sterling Lady Jets defeated the Lewiston Lady Tigers 3-0 in the opening round of the Class D2 subdistrict played at Pawnee City on Tuesday night, October 29. Sterling’s scoring was as follows: 25-12, 25-21, 25-22.

The Sterling Lady Jets faced the Lady Irish of Falls City Sacred Heart in the subdistrict finals later Tuesday night. The Lady Irish beat the Sterling girls 3-0 with scores of 25-5, 25-15 and 25-12.

 

 

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Nov
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Lady Thunderbirds are Class C2 District Runner-up

Lady Thunderbirds are Class C2 District Runner-up
Lady Thunderbirds are Class C2 District Runner-up

The Johnson County Central Lady Thunderbirds’ volleyball team advanced to the Class C2 District finals which were played in Fairbury on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Thunderbirds faced theSuperior Wildcats which came into the game as the 2018 defending state volleyball champions. The Superior girls handed the Lady Thunderbirds a 3-0 loss with scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-11. During the second set, the Lady Thunderbirds proved they were not about to give up easily as they rallied back several times before Superior went on to win the game 25-18.

JCC’s Senior Carrie Beethe topped the girls in kills with eight. Zadie Plager and Ava Berkebile contributed four kills each.

Ava Berkebile totaled 14 digs in this game. Morgan Moran helped out with eight digs.

Overall, Hayley Neemann totaled 15 set assists against the Superior girls.

Thu
24
Oct
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Howling Fun for Everyone at Homestead Nat’l Monument

It’s time for Howling Homestead at Homestead National Monument of America! This exciting, fun, and family-friendly event will be held at the Heritage Center on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6:00. We will provide a variety of stations to entertain and delight. Join us to learn about the night sky, have fun with the “mad scientist,” observe snakes and raptors and take a night hike through the tallgrass prairie, plus so much more! There is no fee for this event and the first 100 children receive a free pumpkin to take home from the Friends of Homestead, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the monument.

 

 

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Lady Thunderbirds Take Fifth in ECNC Volleyball Tourney

Lady Thunderbirds Take Fifth in ECNC Volleyball Tourney
Lady Thunderbirds Take Fifth in ECNC Volleyball Tourney
Lady Thunderbirds Take Fifth in ECNC Volleyball Tourney

The Thunderbirds beat two conference opponents to finish fifth in the ECNC Tournament. First, they beat Palmyra 25-23, 25-15. Down 23-20 in the first set, Zadie Plager helped serve the team to victory. “It was a scrappy comeback that helped carry the momentum into the second set,” said JCC’s Head Volleyball Coach Tim Hedger

Zadie Plager led the team with three aces and nine digs. Morgan Moran also added three aces. As a team, they compiled nine aces. The service pressure and consistency helped them take down the Panthers.

Offensively, the Thunderbirds were led by Carrie Beethe with nine kills. Saylor Rother and Moran both contributed four kills in the victory. Beethe added two solo blocks, including a monster block to close out the first set.

The second match-up was against Yutan, who beat Elmwood-Murdock earlier in the night. They won 25-17, 19-25, 25-15 to secure the fifth place finish.

 

 

Thu
17
Oct
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Lady Thunderbirds Lose to Malcolm; Beat Auburn 3-2

The Lady Thunderbirds of Johnson County Central Schools hosted Malcolm in volleyball action on Monday, October 7. The JCC girls were disappointed with a loss in three sets, 21-25, 19-25, 19-25

Ava Berkebile led the Lady T-Birds with nine kills and two aces. Carrie Beethe added seven kills and paced the team with 15 digs. Zadie Plager added nine digs and five kills, while Saylor Rother added nine digs. Morgan Moran led the team in blocks with two and Hayley Neemann paced the offense with 20 assists. “Malcolm was full of athleticism and talent, but the Thunderbirds fought hard on defense to stay on pace with the Clippers until the end of each set,” Tim Hedger, JCC head volleyball coach said.

JCC vs. Auburn

Thu
17
Oct
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JCC Football TeamTriumphs 47-20 Against the Falcons

The Johnson County Central Schools’ football squad has seen its ups and downs this season, having lost three games to some very powerful Class C2 teams. However, the Thunderbirds experienced another boost on Friday as they hosted a winless Freeman Falcons team on a very bitter cold night. The Thunderbirds attacked Freeman 47-20.

Thu
17
Oct
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Sterling Jets Bomb Deshler Dragons Jets Head Football Coach Brent Heusman

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The Sterling Jets hosted the Deshler Dragons to conclude the home portion of the Jets regular season schedule this past Friday. The Jets rolled up nearly 500 yards in total offense and limited the Dragons to about half that total. The Sterling Jets claimed a sweet 60-20 victory on a cold and blustery Friday evening of football on October 11th.

The Jets scored two times in the first quarter on runs of 10 yards by Joel Rathe and on a 55 yard pass from Garrett Hier to Derek Buss. Carson McAuliffe converted one of the PAT’s. The Dragons also got on the scoreboard during the opening quarter with a 53 yard pass from Gavin Nash to Holden Ruhnke. The PAT kick by Adam Roth was also good. The Jets had a 14-8 advantage going into second quarter action.

Thu
10
Oct
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Results of JCC Volleyball Invitational Played October 5

Johnson County Central Schools hosted its annual volleyball invitational on October 5. In regular volleyball tournament action played Saturday afternoon, Johnson County Central defeated Falls City 2-0 (27-25, 25-17) to earn fifth place finish in the tournament. They previously lost to Exeter-Milligan 1-2 (19-25, 25-18, 19-25) and Thayer Central 0-2 (24-26, 22-25).

Ava Berkebile led the team against Exeter with nine kills and nine digs. Beethe and Moran added seven kills apiece.

Against state-ranked Thayer Central, Carrie Beethe led with 11 kills while Zadie Plager added eight kills. Hayley Neemann had 26 assists.

 

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10
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JCC Plays Best Volleyball Game Against Pawnee City

JCC Plays Best Volleyball Game Against Pawnee City

According to Coach Tim Hedger, the JCC Lady Thunderbirds played their best varsity volleyball game against Pawnee City on their home court Thursday night, October 3. JCC defeated Pawnee City in three sets, (25-12, 25-11, 25-18). “As a team, we had a season high 14 aces,” said Coach Hedger. This included four aces from Morgan Moran and three from both Zadie Plager and Ava Berkebile. Carrie Beethe led in kills with seven. However, all five JCC hitters had at least four kills. “Hayley Neemann distributed the ball well to all of the hitters, which helped our offense dominate at the net,” Coach Hedger added. Defensively, Beethe led the way with six blocks and 17 digs.

JCC hosts Triangular

JCC vs. Louisville

 

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JCC FB Struggled Against Wilber Friday

JCC FB Struggled Against Wilber Friday

Friday was a cool, rainy evening in Tecumseh and not much went right for the Thunderbirds as they met up with the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines. In their long history of matchups, JCC had never beaten Wilber-Clatonia, and the Wolverines were going to make sure that it didn’t happen last Friday night as well. Wilber-Clatonia won this contest 49-6.

Coach Meints had this to say about the game. “We knew that we would be in for a battle, and Wilber showed once again why they are a team to contend with in C2. There is just not a lot of words that one can say after a game like that other than we just need to play better. We need to be more physical, we need to play to the whistle, catch kicks on the run, pass better, catch the ball, and the list goes on. Where we go now is we forget about this game and focus on the remaining three.”

 

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