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(1/23) Sports Taking Place Arournd The Area Today

Local sports scheduled for today will feature:
High school basketball
Davis County in Fairfield with a 9th grade game at 4:45 then JV and varsity follow
Girls and boys
Van Buren visiting Scotland County at Memphis, Mo.

Boys and girls high school bowling
Ottumwa at Des Moines North

(1/23) Fairfield Victorious In Boys Bowling

The Fairfield varsity boys bowling team totaled 2811 which topped Louisa-Muscatine with a 2755, Keokuk 2528 and 2496 from Sigourney on Saturday afternoon. Top indiviudal games came from:
Kyle Ruckman 226 and 182
Eric Swan 223 and 199
Shane Morrssey 213 
Brayden Fishel 190
and Logan Stark 170
They also had a Baker score of 203
JV highlights were Anthony Osborn a 206, Ben Johnston 169, Daltom Rippey 161 and 159 plus Drake Rippey 159.

(1/23) Fairfield Girls Bowling Results

Fairfield racked up a score of 2630 in girls bowling at home Saturday to beat the 2626 by Keokuk and Louisa-Muscatine's total of 2479. Sara Trent broke her own school records with a 258 game and 469 series that also featured a 211. Other top scores included:
Kylee Marlay 212 and 208
Shelby McKune 173
Shannon Morrissey 171
They were trailing Keokuk going into last frame of the final Baker game but Trent rolled 3 strikes in a row to wrap up a 191 and pull out the win by 4. The Trojans also had a 187 Baker score.

(1/23) Van Buren Rips West Burlington in Girls Basketball

The Van Buren varsity girls basketball team hammered West Burlingon 54-24 on the road Saturday night. Taryn Scheuermann came through with 18 points, 7 blocks and 6 rebounds. Hannah Hudson totaled 13 points, 5 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals. Madi Bartholomew provided 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ally Taylor had 7 points, 5 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals. Grace Davidson grabbed 6 rebounds and handed out 3 assists. Hannah Heiserman finished with 5 boards and 2 assists. Riley Warner scored 4 and distributed 3 assists. Grace Thomas contributed 4 points. The Warriors are now 11 and 4 this season.

(1/23) Fairfiedl Girls Basketball Team Rolls Over Washington

Class 4A 14th rated Fairfield rolled 52-32 in Southeast Conference varsity girls basketball Friday night. Nicole Buch came through with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Sami Fritz provided 21 points, 9 boards and 4 steals. Kara Jeffrey had 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Mikaela Lunsford distributed 4 assists. Brooke McLain scored 4. The 10 and 4 Trojans are unbeaten after 6 league games this season.

(1/23) IHCC Defeats SCC In Basketball

The 24th ranked Indian Hills basketball team took an 82-67 Region 11 conference home victory over Southeastern Saturday night at Ottumwa. The 17 and 4 Warriors have a league record of 2 and 1 Iowa Western tops the region at 2 and 0 after winning 79-69 at Marshalltown Saturday. IHCC will visit 1 and 1 Marshalltown Wednesday night. Northeast Community College is 1 and 1 while SCC has dropped all 3 conference games.

(1/23) Ottumwa Boys Basketball Team Beats Des Moines East

Ottumwa topped Des Moines East 60-45 in varsity boys basketball Friday night. Wyatt Crosby had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals. Andrew Curran scored 12 and handed out 3 assists. Jayqwon Bridges totaled 10 points, 8 boards and 5 assists. Dalton Bowers finished with 6 points. Noah Boyer provided 5 boards and 5 points. Trey Thomas added 3 assists. The Bulldogs had been defeated by the same score at East on January 12th.

(1/23) Pekin Downs Wapello In Girls Basketball

The Pekin varsity girls basketball team took a 47-33 game at Wapello Friday, their 9th straight victory. Maci Gambell finished with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks. Kaylee Linder provided 12 points, 6 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals. Haley Gambell scored 11. Zoey Wright had 8 assists, 6 points and 4 steals. Shea Dahlstrom contributed 2 assists. The Panthers are now 12 and 3 this season.

(1/23) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Rallies To Beat Washington

Fairfield trailed 46-35 after 3 quarters but came back to take a 62-56 Southeast Conference varsity boys basketball game at Washington Friday night. Carson Crile scored 23 and grabbed 14 rebounds. Dante Cingire provided 12 points, 5 assists and 5 boards. Collin Breen had 11 points and 2 steals. James Lyman scored 8 and handed out 4 assists. Tristin Waugh totaled 6 points and 2 steals. Cole Engle added 2 steals. The Trojans are now 3 and 3 in the league.

(1/23) Ottumwa Tops Des Moines East In Girls Basketball

The Ottumwa varsity girls basketball team knocked off Des Moines East 48-40 Friday, avenging a 28 point road loss on January 12th. Kacy Nickerson came through with 13 points. Lily Anderson totaled 12 rebounds, 8 points and 3 assists. Jada Schrage had 10 points and 2 steals. Jaylin Carter scored 7 and pulled down 6 boards. Morgan Greiner finished with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Ellen Carlson provided  points and Kaylee Bix distributed 2 assists.

(1/23) Pekin Boys Basketball Team Nips Wapello

Pekin pulled out a 73-71 overtime varsity boys basketball win at Wapello Friday night. Cameron Millikin led the way with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Chandler Eckley racked up 16 points and 5 boards. Ryan Millikin scored 14. Levi Long grabbed 10 rebounds. Caleb Comstock and Trevor Northup added 6 points apiece. The Panthers overcame a 33-21 halftime deficit.

(1/23) Davis County Downed By Knoxville In Girls Basketball

The Davis County varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Knoxville 47-31 Friday. Individual stat leaders are not available at this time.

(1/23) Van Buren Boys Basketball Team Falls At West Burlington

Van Buren lost on the road 72-35 in varsity boys basketball Saturday night. Jaeden Gerig netted 18 points while Caleb Johnson had 11.

(1/23) Cardinal Falls To Holy Trinity In Girls Basketball

The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team fell 72-18 at Holy Trinity Friday evening. Maddie Cloke provided 6 points. Autumn Deshler grabbed 5 rebounds. Jamie White contributed 4 points.

(1/23) Cardinal Boys Basketball Team Topped By IMS And HolyTrinity

Cardinal dropped a 52-28 varsity boys basketball home game to IMS Saturday night. Trevor Albert came through with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Dawson Hamm scored 6 and handed out 4 assists. Wyatt Gatton added 4 boards.

Friday the Comets lost 63-30 against Holy Trinity at Fort Madison. Gabe Clarkson totaled 15 points and 5 rebounds. Albert had 8 points and 7 boards.

(1/23) Fairfield Middle School Wrestling Highlights

The Fairfield Middle School wrestling team was at Keokuk Friday along with Burlington and Mount Pleasant. Winning twice were:
All pins
Aidon Pohren 35 seconds and 3:57
Blake Metz 1:20 and 1:25
Dagan Burnett 1:25 and 1:52
Brody Angstead 2:25 and 3:10
Payton CLine 1:58 fall and 8-3 decision
Gage Vanveen 12-0 major and 5-2 decision
Teddy Metcalf 7-2 and 4-3 decisions

Taking one match apiece:

(1/23) Fairfield Wrestling Team Edges Mount Pleasant

Fairfield pulled out a 39-34 Southeast Conference varsity wrestling win at Mount Pleasant Thursday night. They were led by pins from Gannon Courtright at 120, 126 Dallas Peebler, Zach Barnes at 132, 152 Noah Stone, Michael Fritz at 195 and heavyweight Brendon Lunsford. Charles Heisel took a 6-3 decision at 145. In JV comeptition, Stetson Spees got a pin and Caleb Heisel picked up a 6-3 decision.

The Trojans were in the Clinton tournament Saturday. Fritz ended up 2nd at 195. Taking 6th were 220 pounder Trenton Hanen and Lunsford at heavyweight. Fairfield was 14th of 23 totaling 50 points. Davenport Assumption took first scoring 166 while 2nd place Western Dubuque had 150 and a half.

(1/23) Pekin Defeats Lone Tree In Wrestling

The Pekin varsity wrestling team beat Lone Tree 34-12 Thursday night at Wayland. Kaden Baker had a pin at 152. The 126 pounder Elijah Sieren rolled with a major decision 13-0. Receiving forfeits were Drake Harbison at 145, 160 Keaton Baayen, Jordan Hixson at 170 and 195 Ethan Cooksey. 

Pekin was downed by host WACO 42-33. Panther pins came from Isaiah Wittrock at 138, 145 Harbison and Baayen at 160. The 152 pounder Baker won a 5-0 decision. They picked up forfeits to Hixson at 170 and 195 Cooksey.

(1/23) Cardinal Wrestlers Nip Van Buren

Cardinal had the edge on a tiebreaker and knocked off Van Buren 28-27 in varsity wrestling Thursday night at Louisa-Muscatine. The 152 pounder Brody Adam won by fall. Will Gonzalez-Tapetillo took a 10-4 decision at 220. Receiving forfeits were 145 Trey Albert, Andrew Martinez at 170 and 182 Austin Bride 

The Comets fell to host Louisa-Muscatine 58-9 Winning decisions:
Albert 9-2 at 145
170 Martinez 9-4
and Gonzalez-Tapetillo 10-5 at 220

Cardinal was at the I 35 tournament Saturday. Finishing 4th were Martinez at 170 and 220 Gonzalez-Tapetillo. The Comets were 15th overall scoring 53. Southeast Warren won the championship with 185 points. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont ended up 2nd at 160.

(1/23) Van Buren Wrestling Results

Van Buren was nipped by Cardinal 28-27 in varsity wrestling decided by a tiebreaker at Louisa-Muscatine Thursday night. Caleb Stoltz had a pin at 138. The 132 pounder Aidan Franklin racked up a 9-4 decision. They picked up forfeits to Adam Smith at 113, 126 Quentin Story and Micah Elam at 160. The Warriors lost to the host Falcons 69-0.

Saturday Van Buren competed at the I 35 tournament.  Stoltz was 5th at 138 while 113 pounder Smith took 6th. They were last of 16 teams with 33 points. 

(1/20) Davis County Wrestling Highlights

The Davis County varsity wrestling team fell to Central Decatur 35-27 at Albia last night. They got pins from 126 Davan Goering and Simon Ball at 132. The 145 pounder Wilston Wuthrich took a 7-3 decision. Receiving forfeits were Gerald Rupe at 106 and heavyweight Louie Chickering. 

Davis County came up short 48-36 against Pleasantville. Mustang pins included Goering at 126 and 138 S. Ball. The rest of the scoring came on forfeits to Rupe at 106, 113 Jack Ball, Adrian Gomez at 120 and 145 Wuthrich.

They were downed by host Albia 61-18. Winning by fall were Rupe at 106 and heavyweight Chickering. Logan Hale picked up a forfiet at 220.

(1/20) Fairfield JV Girls Basketball Team Rolls Over PCM

Fairfield ripped PCM 51-28 in JV girls basketball last evening. Shay Drish provided 16 points. Malory Jones scored 8. Ashley Bloomquist and Kara Jeffrey each had 6 points while Blair Bowman chipped in 4.

(1/20) Fairfield Beats PCM In 9th Grade Boys Basketball

The Fairfield 9th grade boys basketball team knocked off PCM 46-38 last evening. Drew Martin racked up 25 points. Matthew Swanson scored 10. Cam Ledger contributed 5 points. 

(1/20) Fairfield Girls Basketball Team Nipped By PCM

Class 4A 14th rated Fairfield fell to PCM 55-54 last night. Kylie Kurtz came through with 20 points, 5 deflections and 2 steals. Nicole Buch provided 17 points, 8 steals, 6 assists, 5 deflections and 3 rebounds. Sami Fritz scored 12 and handed out 4 assists. Kara Jeffrey grabbed 11 rebounds and had 4 deflections. Brooke McLain finished with 3 rebounds and Malory Jones added 3 deflections.

(1/20) Fairfield Comes Up Short In JV Boys Basketball With PCM

The Fairfield JV boys basketball team was edged by PCM 59-58 last evening. Individual highlihgts are not available at this time.

(1/20) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Downed By PCM

Fairfield dropped a 62-45 varsity boys basketball home game against PCM last night. Collin Breen led the way with 18 points. Dante Cingire scored 11. Carson Crile and Tristin Waugh netted 6 points apiece. 

(1/20) Cardinal Falls To Burlington Notre Dame In Boys Basketball

The Cardinal varsity boys basketball team was defeated by Burlington Notre Dame 82-46 last night. Trevor Albert totaled 11 points and 6 rebounds. Zack Steele scored 10. Gabe Clarkson had 8 points. Allen Waite pulled down 4 boards.

(1/20) Cardinal Girls Basketball Team Topped By Burlington Notre Dame

Cardinal lost to Class 1A 13th rated Burlington Notre Dame 78-22 in varsity girls basketball last evening. Maddie Cloke provided 11 points and 4 rebounds. Autumn Deshler netted 6 points. Sarah Schmidt grabbed 5 boards while Lydia Moses added 4.

(1/19) Fairfield Rolls Over Washington In 7th Grade Girls Basketball

The Fairfield 7th grade girls A basketball team blasted Washington 55-10 on Tuesday. Hannah Simpson came through with 16 points and 6 steals. Brynley Allison totaled 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Dannielle Breen had 11 points and 5 steals. Jenna Norris totaled 5 steals and 2 points. Anna Dunlap provided 4 boards, 4 points and 2 steals. Hannah Bergren and Malory Lyon each scored 4. Delaney Breen contributed 2 points.

Fairfield blanked Washington 19-0 in one quarter of B competition. Norris finished with 8 points and 3 rebounds. De. Breen scored 4 and picked off 2 steals. Dunlap had 3 boards and 3 points. Jayden Burke racked up 3 steals and 2 points. Bergren added 2 points.

(1/19) IWU Mens Basketball Team Hammers Eureka

Iowa Wesleyan University ripped Eureka College 106-74 in mens basketball last night. The 11 and 5 Tigers visit MacMurray College 3 Saturday afternoon. Wesleyan has a JV contest this evening at William Penn with a 7 o'clock tipoff.

(1/19) IHCC Downed In Mens Basketball At Iowa Western

The 24th ranked Indian Hills basketball team was edged by Iowa Western 69-64 on the road last night. They are now 16 and 4 this season. The Warriors host regional rival Southeastern Saturday night at 7.

The 12 and 8 Blackhawks have an 0 and 2 conference record after being topped by Northeast Community College 76-71 last night. Iowa Western (16-3)  and Marshalltown (14-6) are 1 and 0. Indian Hills and Northeast (14-6) each have started the region 1 and 1.

(1/19) Fairfield 8th Grade Boys Basketball A Team Falls To Washington

Fairfield was topped by Washington 45-40 in 8th grade boys baskebtall Tueday. Nate Whitney led the way with 16 points. Ethan Waugh scored 10. Blake Holden totaled 6 points and Landen Schafer added 5.

The Trojans 8th grade B squad fell to Washington 12-4. No individual scoring was provided.

(1/19) Iowa Wesleyan Downed By Eureka In Womens Basketball

The Iowa Wesleyan University womens basketball team dropped a 64-49 game with Eureka College last night at Mount Pleasant. The 6 and 9 Tigers visit Jacksonville, Illinois Monday evening to face MacMurray College at 6.

(1/13) Ottumwa Girls Basketball Team Falls At Des Moines East

Ottumwa lost to Des Moines East 69-45 on the road in varsity girls basketball last night. Jaylin Carter totaled 10 points and 5 rebounds. Kacy Nickerson scored 10. Kaylee Bix and Ellen Carlson each netted 8 points. Lily Anderson provided 5 boardsm 2 assists and 2 steals. Janielle Cobler handed out 3 assists. 

(1/9) Fairfield Boys Topped In Basketball At Fort Madison

The Fairfield varsity boys basketball dropped a 71-61 road game to Fort Madison Friday night. Carson Crile led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds. James Lyman scored 13. Dante Cingire totaled 9 points and 2 assists. Collin Breen added 4 points, 2 blocks and 2 steals.