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(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

(10/24) Fairfield Downs Fort Madison In JV Volleyball

The Fairfield JV volleyball team got by Fort Madison 20-25, 25-23, 15-11 last evening. Sarah Swanson totaled 17 digs and 4 ace serves. Brooke McLain came through with 15 digs, 2 set assists, 2 kills and one ace. Olivia Wallerich had 11 digs, 5 assists from setting and 4 kills. Mackenzi Harwood ripped 5 kills and 3 aces. Aspen Bowman racked up 5 digs. Emma Kuehl distributed 4 set assists. Mikaela Amendt had 4 blocks. Natalie Angstead added 3 kills and 2 blocks. They close the season 11 and 17 which included winning 6 of 8 Southeast Conference matches.

(10/24) Fairfield Volleyball Team Topped By Fort Madison

Fairfield came up just short 25-16, 21-25, 10-25, 25-17, 13-15 in varsity volleyball last night at Fort Madison. Kelsey Roberts handed out 31 assists from setting, hit 21 of 24 serves including 7 aces, provided 11 digs and 3 blocks. Kaylee Watson provided 17 digs, went 15 of 16 serving with one ace and converted 15 of 26 passes. Madison Roberts put down 15 kills and 3 blocks. Jolea Burkhart was 12 of 16 passing. Delaney Neil finished with 11 kills and 6 blocks, 2 of them solos. Alexis Ring racked up 9 digs. Brooke McLain didn't miss 8 serves with 2 aces. Shelby Heston ripped 7 kills. Mackenzie Flattery went 3 of 5 on passes. 

​The 20 and 13 Trojans shared 2nd in the Southeast Conference with Mount Pleasant. Fairfield will host the Panthers Monday night at 7 in a Class 4A regional tournament first round match. Fort Madsion won the league championship going 8 and 0. 

(10/24) Fairfield 5th At Solon In Girls Cross Country

The Fairfield girls cross country team was 5th during the Solon Class 3A state qualifying meet yesterday with 134 points. Sami Fritz took 12th in 16:05, only 8 seconds out of the top 10 that advanced to state. Ashlyn Elmore was 14th at 16:10, Taylor Ferrel ended up 20th with a time of 16:17, Nicole Buch had the 40th place clocking of 17:07 and Maggie Ferrel rounded out the total taking 48th in 17:28.

Jordan Guezimane paced the Fairfield boys finishing 22nd at Solon with a time of 17:59. Bowen Richmond was 54th in 19:09 while Mitchell Burnstedt, Darren Roberts and Connor Ryan came across 65th through 67th with times ranging from 19:44 to 19:53. The Trojans were 10th of 12 teams scoring 274. 

(10/24) No Fairfield Girls Swimming Results

Fairfield was at Keokuk for a girls swim meet last evening but no information is available due to the computer crashing after getting wet. Officials will try to recover them if possible.

(10/24) Cross Country Highlights For Area Schools

The Van Buren boys had Dalton Haynes take 20th in the Class 1A state qualifying cross country meet yesterday at Ottumwa and finished 9th as a team with 314 points. That total also included Adam Smith 46th and Nolan Lydolph 50th. Maharishi School was represented by Shawn Spurrier in 25th and Jordan Town 61st. 

Van Buren ended up 7th in the Ottumwa girls competition scoring 247. The top performances came from 33rd place Kaitlyn Johnson, Sarah Davis 37th, Sydney Atwood 38th and Ceyda Nazli 44th. Cardinal was led by Allison Metcalf finishing 79th and Ryley McElderry 83rd but didn't have enough runners for a team score.

(10/24) Fairfield 9th Grade Volleyball Team Downed At Fort Madison

Fairfield lost to Fort Madison 8-25, 10-25 in 9th grade volleyball last evening. Alie Kensett came through with 8 digs and 2 kills. Taylor Myers provided 5 digs. Kristen Daugherty hit all 4 serves and put down one kill. Sophia Allen didn't miss on 4 serves and Ashley Pool was good on each of 3. Amanda Carminhato contributed one kill. They finish the season with a match record of 7 and 16.

(10/24) Football In The Area Tonight

The area high school football schedule tomorrow night (overall/district records) will feature:
7-1/5-0 Clear Creek Amana at 5-3/3-2 Fairfield with the varsity game live on 1570/KMCD
6-2/5-1 Van Buren visiting 2-6/2-4 Cardinal live on FM95.9 Classic 96
5-3/4-2 Winfield-Mount Union travels to 8-0/6-0 Pekin
5-3/2-2 Ottumwa at 3-5/1-3 Cedar Rapids Prairie
2-6/1-5 Keokuk at 2-6/2-4 Davis County (non-district)
0-8/0-5 West Marshall heads to 4-4/3-2 Sigourney-Keota
1-7/0-5 Fort Madison at 2-6/1-4 Mount Pleasant
3-5/1-4 Columbus Junction at 4-4/3-2 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
2-6/1-5 New London visiting 5-3/4-2 Lone Tree
7-1/4-1 Mediapolis hosting 4-4/3-2 Mid-Prairie
3-5/2-4 Highland at 5-3/3-3 Central Lee (non-district)
7-1/4-1 Albia at 0-8/0-5 Clarke
1-7/1-5 WACO heads to 2-6/1-5 Danville
8 player
0-8/0-6 Harmony at 4-4/3-3 Twin Cedars

(102/23) Fairfield Sweeps Keokuk In JV Volleyball

The Fairfield JV volleyball team ripped Keokuk 25-16, 25-12 on Tuesday evening. Brooke McLain totaled 9 digs, 2 aces and a pair of kills. Olivia Wallerich was credited with 8 digs, 3 assists from setting and one ace. Mackenzi Harwood provided 6 digs, 4 kills and 3 ace serves. Emma Kuehl handed out 5 set assists. Mikaela Amendt put down 4 kills. Natalie Angstead and Gabrielle Kuehl each nailed 2 kills. Courtney Gilmore added 2 set assists.

On Saturday the Trojans went 1 and 3 at the Indianola tournament. Sarah Swanson came through with 28 digs. G. Kuehl totaled 23 digs and 11 kills. Wallerich had 19 digs, 14 assists from setting, 10 kills and one block. Aspen Bowman racked up 17 digs. E. Kuehl distributed 11 set assists. Amendt finished with 10 kills and one block. Gilmore ripped 7 kills. Kensett chipped in 3 blocks and Kristen Daugherty added one.
The scores:

(10/23) Fairfield 9th Grade Volleyball Team Gets By Keokuk

Fairfield nipped Keokuk 25-18, 20-25, 15-10 in 9th grade volleyball Tuesday. Kristen Daugherty distributed 11 assists from setting, didn't miss 10 serves including 2 aces, totaled 7 kills and 6 digs. Ashley Pool was 13 of 14 serving with 2 aces and had 6 set assists. Sophia Allen hit 9 of 10 serves, one an ace and provided 8 digs. Alie Kensett had 5 digs and 4 kills. Kelsey Hollander finished with 5 digs. Amanda Carminhato, Megan Davisson and Amiah Neff each contributed 2 kills. They wrap up the season in Fort Madison this evening starting at 5:45.

(10/23) Ottumwa Topped By Roosevelt In Volleyball

The Ottumwa varsity volleyball team lost 13-25, 23-25, 20-25 against Des Moines Roosevelt Tuesday night. Kelsey Peyton racked up 16 digs. Hope Bittner hit all 14 serves including one ace and had 9 digs. Mallary Simmer didn't miss on 14 serves, 2 were aces and provided 2 solo blocks. Chloe Davis handed out 11 assists from setting. Ellie Hammack, Andi Kurtz and Hannah Lien came through with 5 kills apiece. Kaleigh Schreiner added 2 solo blocks. The Bulldogs end the regular season 17 and 17. They take on host West Des Moines Valley the Class 5A Region 5 semifinal match next Thursday night at 7.

(10//22) Fairfield Volleyball Team Rolls Over Keokuk

Fairfield drilled Keokuk 25-10, 25-12, 25-11 in varsity volleyball last night. Kelsey Roberts distributed 24 set assists and hit 17 of 18 serves, 2 of them aces. Kaylee Watson totaled 16 digs, was 12 of 13 serving with 3 aces and converted 7 of 13 passes. Madison Roberts had 11 kills, 10 digs and 2 blocks. Delaney Neil hit all 11 serves and nailed 6 kills. Alexis Ring racked up 10 digs. Mackenzie Flattery didn't miss 8 serves including 2 aces. Shelby Heston ripped 6 kills. Molly Ryan was creidted with 4 kills and 2 blocks. Jolea Burkhart went 3 of 4 passing. The 20 and 12 Trojans play at Fort Madison tomorrow night.

(10/22) Pekin Gets By Highland In Volleyball

The Pekin volleyball team started Class 2A regional competition with a 26-24, 25-14, 27-25 win at Highland last night. Whitney Horras provided 26 set assists. Emily Bemis was 21 of 22 serving and totaled 9 digs. Beth Atwood hit all 14 serves, 2 of them aces and drilled 13 kills. Cassidy Tolle had 11 digs, 6 kills and 2 aces. Maddy Baker came through with 7 kills and one ace. Shelbie Williams added 7 kills. The 15 and 7 Panthers visit 8th ranked 31 and 5 West Branch for a quarterfinal round match Tuesday night at 7.

(10/22) Cardinal Volleyball Team Downed At West Burlington

Cardinal lost 16-25, 20-25, 17-25 in Class 2A regional volleyball with West Burlington on the road last night. Shelby Smith handed out 12 assists from setting and nailed 5 kills. Ashley Hart had 11 digs and didn't miss 10 serves including one ace. Jessie McElderry totaled 11 digs, 5 kills and 2 solo blocks. Cassidy McMartin had 10 digs, went 10 of 11 serving and ripped 5 kills. Danae Moses was credited with 8 set assists. Dakota Durflinger put down 7 kills, 4 blocks, 2 of them solos and one ace serve. They finish the season 15 and 12.

(10/22) MSAE Topped At Sigourney In Volleyball

The Maharishi School volleyball team dropped a 12-25, 7-25, 8-25 Class 1A regional tournament first round match at Sigourney last night. No individual stat leaders have been provided at this time. The Pioneers wind down the season 1 and 22.

(10/22) Van Buren Volleyball Team Swept By Holy Trinity

Van Buren was defeated 3-25, 3-25, 2-25 in a Class 1A regional first round volleyball match against top rated Holy Trinity last night at Fort Madison. Hannah Heiserman provided 4 digs. Hannah Sprouse and Aletha Wenke totaled 3 digs apiece. Kortney Banks distributed 2 set assists. Shayla Filson and Jenna Thornburg each put down one kill. The Warriors end the season with a record of 3 and 27.

(10/22) Fairfield Falls To Davenport Assumption In 9th Grade Football

The Fairfield 9th grade football team was blanked 48-0 at Davenport Assumption on Friday. Zach Barnes paced the offense with 33 yards on 2 runs. Steeler Higdon came through with 11 tackles, Hunter Hoskins, Dakota Storto and Barnes each contributed 4. They finish the season hosting Clear Creek Amana Friday at 5.

(10/21) Fairfield Girls Swim Team Falls To Tipton

Fairfield was defeated 88-63 at Tipton in varsity girls swimming last night. Picking up wins were Jada Lippincott the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley, Brynna Bowman the 100 butterfly, Lauren Ward the 200 freestyle and the 400 free relay of Carolyn Lutovsky, Ward, Bowman and Lippincott.

(10/21) Fairfield Downed By Davenport Assumption In JV Football

The Fairfield JV football team dropped a 48-19 home game against Davenport Assumption last evening. Cade Lisk hit 8 of 16 passes netting 216 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brandon Smithburg carried the ball 16 times gaining 128 yards and one TD. James Lyman finished with 85 yards on 3 catches including 2 touchdowns. Steeler Higdon grabbed 3 receptions totaling 91 yards, had 68 yards from 10 runs and 8 tackles. Trsiten Ledger contributed a 24 yard catch. Drew Stever was credited with 12 and a half tackles, Will Hurst provided 9 and Gavin Stever 7. Smithburg made 6 tackles and recovered a fumble. Justin Swanson added 6 tackles.

(10/20) Fairfield Volleyball Team Goes 3 And 0 At Home Tournament

Fairfield took all 6 games in the varsity volleyball quad they hosted Saturday. The scores:
25-14, 25-18 over Centerville
25-19, 25-18 against PCM
25-14, 25-23 versus Davis County
Stat leaders featured:
Kelsey Roberts was 50 of 51 serving including 9 aces, 47 assists from setting and 23 digs
Kaylee Watson 28 of 49 passing and 27 digs
Jolea Burkhart 23 digs and hit 21 of 22 serves, 5 of them aces
Delaney Neil went 23 of 25 serving with 3 aces, totaled 8 kills and 3 blocks, one a solo
Madison Roberts ripped 23 kills
Shelby Heston put down 21 kills
Mackenzi Harwood racked up 18 digs
Mackenzie Flattery converted 10 of 11 passes
Molly Ryan had 7 blocks, 2 were solos
The 19 and 12 Trojans host Keokuk tomorrow on parents and senior night. Fans are asked to wear pink shirts to the match.

(10/20) Pekin Drills WACO In Football

The Pekin varsity football team blasted WACO 48-2 Friday night. Trever Northup completed 13 of 17 passes totaling 201 yards and a touchdown. Tanner Adam carried the ball just 6 times but gained 117 yards and 2 TD's, the longest covering 39 yards, grabbed 2 catches gaining 40 yards and finished with 9 tackles. Chase Copeland finished with 105 yards on 8 runs, 2 were touchdowns including a 35 yard play. Keaton Winn provided 6 receptions that netted 94 yards, 37 on a TD. Christian Wittrock returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown. Zach Buller added a rushing TD. Ryan Swanson provided 7 tackles, Cole Reighard 6 and a half, Kyle Miller 5 and a half while Matthew Bollinger and Matthew Jones each had 4 and a half. Chandler Eckley also picked off a pass. The 8 and 0 Panthers host Winfield-Mount Union Friday night to close the regular season.

(10/20) Van Buren Blanks WMU Football Squad

Van Buren hammered Winfield-Mount Union 32-0 in varsity football Friday night. Garret Saunders provided 114 yards on 9 runs and was 11 of 22 through the air gaining 101 yards and 2 touchdowns. Vaughn Helling netted 112 yards from 16 rushes with 3 of them TD's. Brayden Starnes 3 receptions totaled 30 yards. Brandon Plecker had 25 yards from 2 catches, one a touchdown. Will Mertens 4 receptions racked up 24 yards and a TD. He also picked off 2 passes and was credited with 8 tackles. Noah Whitten contributed 22 yards on 2 catches. Hunter Coffman made 13 tackles and recovered a fumble. Justin Hagans had 8 tackles, Dakota LaRue 6 and a half while Jesse Fuller chipped in 6 plus a fumble recovery. The 6 and 2 Warriors finish the regular season Friday at Cardinal.

(10/20) Cardinal Football Team Downs New London

Cardinal took a 27-8 varsity football game at New London Friday, their 2nd straight win. Tyler Albert came through with 238 yards on 36 rushes, 3 of them touchdowns with the longest 40 plus had 108 yards from 3 punt returns, including a long of 42. Nathan Yeager carried the ball only 7 times gaining 73 yards with 50 of those on a TD, provided 13 tackles and recovered a fumble. Brandon Potts went 2 of 2 passing netting 20 yards and Chase Courtney made both catches. Justin Conger grabbed an interception. Courtney made 6 tackles, Marcus Olson had 5, Trenton Durflinger 4 and a half while Trevor Albert and Johnathan Rupe each added 4. The 2 and 6 Comets host Van Buren Friday night live on Classic 96.

(10/20) Ottumwa Rips Burlington in Football

The Ottumwa varsity football team built a 31-0 lead and went on to roll over Burlington 38-14 Friday night. Brok Hopwood was 13 of 22 through the air netting 295 yards and 4 touchdowns. Andrew Altfillisch came through with 163 of those on 4 receptions including TD's of 71 and 64. Isiah Hutchinson provided 98 yards from 20 runs, ine a touchdown. Papay Kruah made 4 catches totaling 52 yards and a TD. Jacob Stinson 2 receptions gained 42 yards and a touchdown. Justin Vonderhaar kicked a 28 yard field goal. Chase Wood was credited with 6 and a half tackles, Osha Wylie had 5 and Sam Moreland 4. Sam Kramer and Corey Ridgway both grabbed interceptions. The 5 and 3 Bulldogs travel to Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday night.

(10/20) Davis County Football Team Tops Centerville

Davis County beat Centerville 26-15 in varsity football Friday night. Jacob Jones racked up 86 yards on 17 rushes, one a touchdown. Zach Houf carried the ball 11 times gaining 62 yards and went 5 of 11 through the air totaling 46 yards and a TD. Justin Utt had 2 touchdown runs and 2 catches that netted 38 yards. Matthew Hopkins grabbed an 11 yard TD reception. Clay Hamaker finished with 6 tackles and a fumble recovery. Mac Chilton had 5 tackles. Connor Davidson, Dalton Lynch, Nick Prevo and Hunter Smoot contributed 4 tackles apiece. Utt picked off a pass. The 2 and 6 Mustangs end the season Friday hosting Keokuk.

(10/20) Alex Christensen And Landen Greiner Injured During Fairfield Game

The Fairfield varsity football team had a rough night at Davenport Friday. With 3:11 left in the 4th quarter senior Alex Christensen didn't get up after trying to block an opposing player. After several minutes he was taken off the field in an ambulance to a Davenport hospital then transferred by air care to Iowa City so a neurologist could check on him. Alex was released Saturday and walked out of the hospital following treatment for a concussion and spinal shock. Another senior Landen Greiner suffered a broken collar bone about halfway through the 2nd quarter. He started at linebacker and as a fullback/tight end for the offense. Christensen was also a starting linebacker and backed Greiner up on the offense. Both players are out for the rest of the season.

(10/20) Fairfield Football Team Falls At Assumption

Fairfield was defeated 35-22 in varsity football at Davenport Assumption Friday night after the halftime score was 14 all. Fejon Redd finished with 121 yards from 21 runs. Cam Baumann completed 9 of 16 passes netting 95 yards and a touchdown to Jordan Reid who racked up 61 of that total on 6 catches. Nick Jackson had 58 yards on 12 carries plus 32 more from a pair of receptions. Reid retunred 3 kickoffs for a total of 83 yards. Baumann came through with 2 TD runs. Alex Christensen provided 8 and a half tackles, Zane Richmond made 5 and a half, Jackson 5 while Redd added 4 and a half. The 5 and 3 Trojans finish the regular season Friday hosting Clear Creek Amana.

(10/16) Ottumwa Individual Highlights From Des Moines North Match

Ottumwa stat leaders in the 25-9, 25-17, 25-12 varsity volleyball win over Des Moines North Tuesday featured:
Chloe Davis 17 of 18 serving with 3 aces, 10 digs and 9 assists from setting
Kaleigh Schreiner hit 17 of 18 serves, 6 of them aces, totaled 5 digs and 3 blocks, one a solo
Ally Vitko handed out 13 set assists and ripped 4 aces
Hope Bittner finished with 6 kills, 5 digs and 2 blocks including one solo
Ellie Hammack hammered 5 kills
Kelsey Peyton and Mallary Simmer each contributed 5 digs

(10/13) Fairfield Diver Katherine Mueller Wins At Marshalltown

Katherine Mueller of Fairfield was the champion of the 11 event girls diving competition at Muscatine Saturday with a personal best total of 542.6 points. The Trojans Kristin Burnstedt finished 4th of 5, also with a new high score at 388.45.

(10/9) Fairfield Defeated By Mount Pleasant In 9th Grade Volleyball

The Fairfield 9th grade volleyball team lost to Mount Pleasant 17-25, 19-25 on Tuesday. Sophia Allen finished with 18 digs, 18 good passes and went 7 of 8 serving. Amanda Carminhato hit all 9 serves, provided 6 digs, 5 passes and 3 kills. Ashley Pool handed out 7 set assists. Alie Kensett had 6 digs and 4 kills. Kristen Daugherty added 5 assists from setting.

(10/6) Fairfield Downs Keokuk In Football

The Fairfield varsity football team rolled 34-6 at Keokuk Friday night. Nick Jackson came through with 132 yards on 16 runs including a 73 yard touchdown. Cam Baumann was 9 of 20 through the air totaling 127 yards and 3 TD's. Jordan Reid had 72 yards from 4 catches with 2 touchdowns, the longest going 60 yards. Baumann added 68 yards on 8 rushes. Landen Greiner carried the ball 10 times picking up 57 yards. Alex Crile 3 receptions gained 52 yards and one TD. Alex Christensen had 8 tackles and picked off a pass. Zach Martin and Zane Richmond each made 5 and a half tackles while Dakota Nye provided 5. Michael Fritz recovered a fumble and Reid picked off a pass. The 4 and 2 Trojans have homecoming this Friday against Mount Pleasant.

(10/6) Ottumwa Falls To CR Washington In Football

The Ottumwa varsity football team was topped at 2nd ranked Cedar Rapids Washington 40-2 Friday night. Brok Hopwood completed 5 of 15 passes gaining 82 yards. Papay Kruah had 58 of those on 3 catches. Andrew Altfillisch grabbed 2 interceptions and Corey Rodgeway added one. Sam Moreland made 9 tackles including 2 in the backfield. Tyler Bookin-Nosbich finished with 8 and a half tackles. Chase Wood added 7 with 2 of them for a loss. The 4 and 2 Bulldogs host Muscatine Friday night.

(8/13) Cardinal, Pekin And Van Buren Football On Classic 96

The Classic 96 area high school football game of the week schedule for this season will feature:
29  Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Pekin
5 North Mahaska at Cardinal
12 Lone Tree at Van Buren
19 New London at Pekin
26 Pekin at Van Buren
3 Cardinal at Pekin
10 Danville at Cardinal
17 Winfield-Mount Union at Van Buren
24 Van Buren at Cardinal