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(10/31) Pekin Football Stats From North Linn Contest

Pekin individual highlights in the 62-13 Class A 1st round playoff victory against North Linn Wednesday included:
Trever Northup completed 4 of 6 passes netting 138 yards and 2 touchdowns
Chase Copeland totaled 101 yards on just 6 runs with 67 of those on a TD play and had a 45 yard catch
Christian Wittrock finished with 94 yards from 5 rushes, one a touchdown
Tanner Adam carried the ball 4 times gaining 76 yards and scored a touchdown
Keaton Winn had 2 receptions that racked up 67 yards including 55 from a TD
Northup scored on 2 touchdown runs 
Ryan Swanson added a rushing TD
​Zach Buller went 8 of 9 kicking PAT's
Topping the defense:
Northup a 22 yard interception return for a TD and recoverd a fumble
Brady Donovan picked off a pass and had a fumble recovery

(10/31) Both Fairfield Divers Advance To State

The girls regional diving took place last evening and junior Katherine Mueller of Fairfield qualified for state as a champion at Southeast Polk with the 5th best score from all 6 regions totaling 465.3 points. The Trojans Kristin Burnstedt also made it to state getting the 30th and final spot after scoring 341.25 which was 4th of the 8 girls at Southeast Polk. The state competition is Friday November 7th in Marshalltown. The Fairfield girls swim team is in the regional meet Saturday at Indianola.

(10/31) Fairfield Volleyball Team Falls At Xavier

Fairfield dropped a 20-25, 7-25, 22-25 Class 4A regional semifinal volleyball match at Cedar Rapids Xavier last night. Kelsey Roberts handed out 17 assists from setting, hit all 12 serves including 2 aces, provided 5 digs and 2 blocks. Alexis Ring didn't miss 11 seves. Kaylee Watson finished with 10 digs. Delaney Neil was good on each of 8 serves, one an ace and put down 3 kills. Madison Roberts hammered 8 kills. Mackenzie Flattery converted all 5 passes and totaled 5 digs. Molly Ryan had 3 blocks and Shelby Heston added 2.

Both K. and M. Roberts were named 1st Team All-Conference by the Southeast Conference coaches. Heston and WatsonTrojans made the 2nd Team. Trojans receiving Honorable Mention included Jolea Burkhart, Flattery, Neil, Ring and Ryan. Earning Conference All-Academic recognition were Mikaela Amendt, Aspen Bowman, Gabrielle Kuehl, Olivia Wallerich, Burkhart, Flattery, Ring, K. Roberts, M. Roberts and Ryan.

(10/31) Regional Volleyball Results

Scores from regional semifinal volleyball around the area last night included:
Class 4A
Cedar Rapids Xavier downed Fairfield  25-20, 25-7, 25-22
5th ranked Clear Creek Amana swept number 13 Fort Madison 25-11, 25-16, 25-20
Class 3A
9th rated Mediapolis topped Davis County 25-18, 25-16, 26-24
West Liberty beat Mid-Prairie 25-21, 25-17, 25-12
Class 5A
West Des Moines Valley defeated Ottumwa 25-12, 25-16, 25-12

(10/30) Football Scores Last Night

Finals of the area high school football 1st round playoff games last night included:
Class A
Pekin 62 North Linn 13 
Van Buren 30 Belle Plaine 28 
Maquoketa Valley 49 Winfield-Mount Union 20
Lisbon 40 Lone Tree 0
Class 3A
Pella 41 Fairfield 0 
Washington 24 Independence 17
Newton 23 Clear Creek Amana 21
Solon 38 Davenport Assupmtion 20
Class 4A
Iowa City West 28 Ottumwa 0 
Class 2A
Albia 49 Mid-Prairie 8 
Mount Vernon 20 Mediapolis 9
Cascade 42 West Burlington 0
Class 1A 
Panora-Panorama 42 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 18 (Class 1A)
West Branch 49 Sigourney-Keota 22

(10/30) Pekin Hammers North Linn In Football

The Pekin football team started the Class A playoffs with an easy 62-7 home win over North Linn last night. Stat leaders will be listed once they are provided. Trever Northup had a good night throwing while Chase Copeland led the rushing attack. The 10 and 0 Panthers host 7 and 3 Lisbon Monday night at 7. They rolled 40-0 over Lone Tree last night. This will be a rematch from the 2nd round last year when the Panthers took a 27-6 game at Lisbon on November 4th, 2013.

(10/30) Van Buren Football Team Nips Belle Plaine

Van Buren got by Belle Plaine 30-28 last night in Keosauqua, the first football playoff win in school history. Garrett Saunders went 18 of 24 through the air racking up 334 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brandon Plecker was the receiver on all the scoring plays which was part of 9 receptions that gained 156 yards and a 2 point conversion. Will Mertens 5 catches totaled 106 yards. Vaughn Helling carried the ball 9 times racking up 72 yards and a touchdown. Brayden Starnes had 44 yards from 3 catches. Saunders ran in a pair of 2 point conversions. Mertnes paced the defense with 14 tackles, Hunter Coffman, San Dickinson and Justin Hagans contributed 13 apiece. The 8 and 2 Warriors visit 9 and 1 Mount Ayr for a Class A second round game Monday night at 7. That team blasted Colfax-Mingo 63-7 last night.

(10/30) Fairfield Falls At Pella In Football

The Fairfield football team dropped a 41-0 Class 3A opening round playoff road game to number one ranked Pella last night. Dakota Nye was credited with 9 tackles, Nick Jackson totaled 6 and a half, Fejon Redd had 5 and a half, Bryce Lunsford and Cam Baumann each made 4 and a half while Michael Fritz contributed 4. Baumann completed 4 of 17 passes netting 67 yards. Alex Crile had 61 of those on 2 catches including a 56 yard play that highlighted the offense. The Trojans went 6 and 4 this year.

(10/30) Ottumwa Football Team Blanked By Iowa City West

Ottumwa lost 28-0 at Iowa City West in a Class 4A first round football playoff game last night. Individual stat leaders are not available at this time. The Bulldogs finish the season 5 and 5.

(10/29) Davis County Individual Highlights From Monday

The stat leaders for Davis County in the 25-17, 25-16, 25-13 home win against Centerville Monday included:
Connor Wilfawn 18 set assists and didn't miss 15 serves with one ace
Hallie Owens hit all 18 serves and totaled 11 digs
Kate Birchmier finished with 16 kills and connected on 11 of 12 serves, 2 of them aces
Kaitlin Francis distributed 16 assists from setting
Lauren Lynch had 13 digs and hit all 13 serves
Mallory Wells added 11 kills and 3 blocks including 2 solos
Now 26 and 15 this season, Davis County will visit 9th ranked 34 and 6 Mediapolis for the Class 3A Region 8 semifinal match Thursday night at 7. The winner faces West Liberty or Mid-Prairie Tuesday night at Muscatine.

(10/29) Pekin Falls To West Branch In Volleyball

The Pekin varsity volleyball team lost a Class 2A regional quarterfinal match 17-25, 10-25, 19-25 at 8th ranked West Branch last night. Whitney Horras handed out 17 assists from setting. Courtney Comstock didn't miss 10 serves including one ace. Cassidy Tolle provided 6 digs, 5 kills, 2 block assists and one ace. Beth Atwood had 5 digs, 4 kills and an ace. Maddy Baker contributed 4 digs and 3 kills. The Panthers end the season 15 and 8.

(10/29) Regional Volleyball Scores

The results from area regional quarterfinal volleyball last night featured:
Class 2A
8th rated West Branch defeated Pekin 25-17, 25-10, 25-19
5th ranked Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont swept Pleasantville 25-13, 25-13, 25-9
Class 1A
Top rated Holy Trinity rolled over Harmony 25-6, 25-3, 25-3
Number 13 Keota topped Montezuma 25-13, 25-16, 25-20
5th ranked New London got by Burlington Notre Dame 25-15, 25-12, 25-23
12th rated Winfield-Mount Union downed Sigourney 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23

(10/28) Fairfield Volleyball Team Gets By Mount Pleasant

Fairfield beat Mount Pleasant 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-6 in Class 4A regional tournament varsity volleyball last night. Kelsey Roberts handed out 46 assists from setting and totaled 19 digs. Kaylee Watson came through with 32 digs and converted 16 of 26 passes. Alexis Ring racked up 25 digs, didn't miss 15 serves and went 10 of 12 passing. Mackenzie Flattery was 22 of 24 serving and good on each of 7 passes. Delaney Neil hit all 21 serves, provided 8 kills and 5 blocks. Madison Roberts hammered 21 kills and Shelby Heston put down 20. Molly Ryan was credited with 4 blocks and Natalie Angstead contributed 3. The 21 and 13 Trojans advance to the regional semifinal round against 17 and 18 host Cedar Rapids Xavier Thursday night at 7.

(10/28) Davis County Sweeps Centerville In Volleyball

The Davis County varsity volleyball team took a 25-17, 25-16, 25-13 Class 3A regional home win over Centerville last night. Individual stat leaders are not available at this time. The 26 and 15 Mustangs visit 9th rated 34 and 6 Mediapolis Thursday night at 7.

(10/28) Regional Volleyball Scores Last Night

Results from area regional volleyball matches last night featured:
Class 4A
Fairfield nipped Mount Pleasant 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-6
13th ranked Fort Madison over Keokuk 25-17, 25-7, 28-26
Davenport North swept Washington 25-21, 25-12, 25-10
Class 3A
Davis County topped Centerville 25-17, 25-16, 25-13
9th rated Mediapolis defeated Central Lee 25-7, 25-11, 25-14

(10/28) Fairfield Downed By CCA In 9th Grade Football

The Fairfield 9th grade football team dropped a 20-8 home game against Clear Creek Amana Friday evening. Steeler Higdon came through with 120 yards from 17 runs including the touchdown, grabbed 2 receptions that gained 38 yards and made 13 tackles. James Lyman had a 38 yard catch as Cade Lisk completed 3 of 8 passes. Lyman provided 10 tackles, Zach Barnes had 5 while Derek Beasley added 4 plus an interception.

Coach Brad Repp said, "We played, by far our best game of the year, We finally played hard all 4 quarters and showed huge improvement on defense. Our offense was able to sustain a few drives, something we have struggled with all year. It was a pleasure for our staff to cacoh these kids. They had a rough year but never gave up and played as hard as they could. It's hard to keep a good attitude when you're not winning but these players had a great attitude the whole season.

(10/27) Pekin Rolls Over WMU In Football

The Pekin varsity football team ripped Winfield-Mount Union 43-6 Friday night to complete a 9 and 0 regular season. Trever Northup hit 9 of 15 passes netting 206 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ryan Swanson had 144 of that total from 4 catches including 2 TD's, the longest an 84 yard play. Chase Copeland carried the ball 13 times gaining 89 yards including 34 on a touchdown and scored another with a 46 yard interception return. Northup provided 46 yards on 5 runs. Tanner Adam grabbed 2 catches that gained 38 yards. Christian Wittrock had TD's from both a reception and rushing. Zach Buller nailed a 20 yard field goal and was 4 of 6 kicking PAT's. Tyler Copeland made 6 and a half tackles, Cole Reighard 5 and a half while Colton Lanman added 4 with 2 of them solo sacks. The Panthers host 4 and 5 North Linn 7 Wednesday at 7 in the opening round of the Class A playoffs and the game is being broadcast live on FM95.9, Classic 96.

(10/27) Fairfield Football Team Downs CCA

Fairfield took an impressive 27-14 varsity football home game against district champion Clear Creek Amana Friday night. Cam Baumann went 7 of 14 through the air racking up 157 yards and 2 touchdowns both caught by Jordan Reid covering 54 and 29 yards. Fejon Redd finished with 100 yards from 15 runs. Nick Jackson provided 2 rushing TD's. Alex Crile contributed 37 yards on 2 receptions. Jackson paced the defense making 9 tackles. Zach Martin and Redd each totaled 8 and a half. Dakota Nye and Zane Richmond both had 7 tackles. Dillan Carlson recovered a fumble and Baumann picked off a pass. The 6 and 3 Trojans open the Class 3A playoffs Wednesday night at 7 visiting top ranked 9-0 Pella. The contest will be broadcast live on 1570/KMCD.

(10/27) Van Buren Beats Cardinal In Football

The Van Buren varsity football team won at Cardinal 46-13 on Friday night. Garrett Saunders completed 18 of 27 passes netting 286 yards and 4 touchdowns plus carried the ball 8 times picking up 121 yards and a rushing TD. Will Mertens came through with 9 catches that gained 137 yards and 2 touchdowns, the longest covering 62 yards. Vaughn Helling provided 88 yards on 14 runs, one a TD. Jesse Fuller grabbed a 65 yard touchdown pass. Noah Whitten contributed a TD reception. Saunders totaled 11 tackles, Fuller 9 and a half, Mertens 8 and a half plus Hunter Coffman made 7. The 7 and 2 Warriors have the first home playoff football game in school history against 6 and 3 Belle Plaine Wednesday night at 7.

(10/27) Davis County Football Team Tops Keokuk

Davis County took a 25-13 varsity football win over Keokuk Friday night at Bloomfield. Zach Houf hit 8 of 10 passes totaling 190 yards and 3 touchdowns. Justin Utt gained 168 yards on 24 runs, one a TD and made 4 catches that netted 82 yards with 50 of those on a touchdown. Mathew Hopkins 2 receptions were TD's of 75 and 25 yards. Tackle stats were not available. Utt did grab an interception. The Mustangs wrap up the season at 3 and 6.

(10/27) Cardinal Defeated By Van Buren In Football

The Cardinal varsity football team dropped a 46-13 home game to Van Buren on Friday night. Tyler Albert came through with 140 yards on 32 rushes including a touchdown. Brandon Potts was 4 of 8 through the air gaining 47 yards and a TD to Quinn Honomichl. Nathan Yeager had a 31 yard catch and paced the defense with 10 tackles. Chase Courtney made 6 tackles while Trenton Durflinger racked up 4 and a half. Marcus Olson contributed an interception. The Comets finish with a record of 2 and 7 this year.

(10/27) Ottumwa Football Team Blanked At CR Prairie

Ottumwa fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie 48-0 in varsity football Friday night. Brok Hopwood completed 7 of 19 passes netting 93 yards. Corey Ridgway made a 30 yard catch. Papay Kruah provided 2 receptions that totaled 20 yards. Isaiah Cox had 8 and a half tackles, Chase Wood, Osha Wylie and Ridgway were each credited with 6 and a half while Sam Kramer added 6. The Bulldogs end the season 5 and 4.

(10/24) Pekin CC Teams Are 1st At Ottumwa

Pekin was led by the 2 individual champions and won both team titles of the Class 1A state qualifying cross country meet yesterday at Wildwood Park in Ottumwa. Gwynne Wright took the girls race with a time of 14:46 and Ryan Millikin topped the boys competition at 15:12. The girls scored 40 which also featured:
4th Taylor Lock 15:45
5th Shea Dahlstrom 15:49
13th Sloan Reighard 16:48
and 17th Payton Lock 16:58

Rounding out the boys total of 56 points:
3rd Austin Fariss 15:31
7th Malcolm Myers 15:58
18th Sam Roth 16:52
27th Nate Kielkopf 17:12