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(12/18) Basketball And Wrestling Taking Place Tonight


The areal high school sports schedule tonight will feature:
Girl/Boy Basketball Doubleheaders
Cardinal hosting Pekin with both varsity games live on FM95.9, Classic 96 starting at about 6
Danville is visiting Fairfield
 

Wrestling
Cardinal and Highland at New London
Van Buren hosting Pekin and West Burlington

(12/18) Fairfield Middle School Wrestling Highlights


Fairfield, Burlington, Mid-Prairie and Mount Pleasant were at the Washington middle school wrestling meet Tuesday. Trojan double winners included:
All pins
Austin Simpson 23 and 33 seconds
Kosta Pappazglou 25 seconds and 1:03
Fall and major decision
Cole Engel 2:34 and 14-2
Pin and decision
Brad Swanson 1:45 and 6-0
Jamie Johannes 3:48 and 4-3

Picking up one victory
Pins

(12/18) IHCC Topped At Mineral Area In Basketball


The 6th ranked Indian Hills Community College basketball team fell 83-74 at number 25 Minenal Area (Missouri) last night. They trailed most of the game and the biggest lead was 62-60. IHCC was only down 72-71 with less than 3 minutes left but couldn't pull it out. The 12 and 2 Warriors are off unitl Friday January 2nd when they host Northwest Community College at 7. Mineral Area is now 15 and 1 after winning just 17 games last season.

A key to the outcome last night was the host team hitting 33 of 53 free throws compared to IHCC getting to the line only 29 times and making 20.

(12/17) IWC Womens Basketball Team Downs Viterbo


Iowa Wesleyan took a 56-52 womens basketball game at Viterbo last night. That is the Tigers 5th straight win. IWC is now 5 and 3. They are scheduled to face Washington University Monday December 29th at 2 in Waverly, Iowa as part of the Wartburg tournament.

(12/17) Cardinal Shuts Down Danville In Girls Basketball


The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team pounded Danville 55-14 last evening. Jessie McElderry finished with 20 points, 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Delaney Ridgway proiided 16 points and 9 boards. Lexi Fullenkamp had 8 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Danae Moses scored 5 and Sarah Schmidt handed out 4 assists. The 3 and 3 Comets host 5 and 1 Pekin tomorrow night at 6. The game will be aired live on Classic 96.

(12/17) Ottumwa Girls Basketball Team Rips Des Moines Hoover


Ottumwa blasted Des Moines Hoover 62-33 in varsity girls basketball last night. Rachel Zingg led the way with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Jami Nickerson scored 15. Jaylin Carter totaled 11 points and 2 steals. Devin Leffler had 10 boards, 5 points and 4 assists. Dani Reed finished with 5 steals. Jada Schrage distributed 3 assists. Kristi Cary chipped in 2 assists and a pair of steals. The 2 and 4 Bulldogs head to Indianola Friday.

(12/17) Pekin Beats Mediapolis In Boys Basketball


The Pekin varsity boys basketball team picked up a 67-49 win at Mediapolis last night. Ryan Swanson came through with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 steals. Brady Donovan totaled 18 points, 7 boards and 4 assists. Keaton Winn grabbed 12 rebounds and netted 7 points. Christian Wittrock scored 9 and handed out 2 assists. Trever Northup contributed 6 assists. 

Coach Ken Hutchinson reviewed the film of the Highland game last Friday and found that Winn had 25 boards which broke the school record of 24 set by Jared Bond last season. The 2 and 3 Panthers are at Cardinal tomorrow night and the contest is being broadcast live on FM95.9, Classic 96.

(12/17) Fairfield JV Girls Bowling Team Rolls Over Keokuk


Fairfield hammered Keokuk 1787-1387 in JV girls bowling last evening. The high games featured Maddy Osborn 155, Carrigan Haile 135 and Paris Bickham 133. The Trojans host Mount Pleasant Saturday afternoon at 1:30.

(12/17) Davis County Gets By Knoxville In Boys Basketball


The Davis County varsity boys basketball team nipped Knoxville 81-79 last night at Bloomfield, the Panthers first loss of the season after starting 4 and 0. Justin Utt and Justin Vollmer led the way to the win scoring 15 apiece. More stats will be listed once they are available. The 4 and 1 Mustangs visit Albia Friday night.

(12/17) Van Buren Boys Basketball Team Falls To Burlington Notre Dame


Van Buren was downed 56-48 in a varsity boys basketball home game against Burlington Notre Dame last night. Will Mertens came through with 13 points. Brandon Plecker scored 11. Garrett Saunders had 10 points and Brayden Starnes contributed 9. They both scored 9 on 3 point field goals, 6 of the 8 nailed by the Warriors. Now 4 and 2, Van Buren plays at New London Friday night.

(12/17) Van Buren Topped By BND In Girls Basketball


The Van Buren varsity girls basketball team came up short 51-38 against Class 1A top ranked Burlington  Notre Dame last night at Keosauqua. Kaitlyn Johnson totaled 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists. Shayla Filson finished with 14 boards, 6 points, 2 blocks and a pair of assists. Grace Thomas had 11 rebounds and 2 assists. Hannah Heiserman provided 6 boards, 2 assists and a couple of steals. Bonnie Saunders chipped in 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Taylor Murgia added 2 steals.

They trailed 37-23 early in the 3rd quarter but scored 10 straight. The Warriors were still only down 44-38 over halfway through the final period. Van Buren is 3 and 4 this season. They play at New London Friday and Scotland County (Missouri) Saturday.

(12/17) Fairfield Boys Bowling Team Edged By Keokuk


Fairfield was nipped 2585-2554 in varsity boys bowling yesterday at Keokuk. Cody Craff had their high series of 339 which included a 194 game. Logan Stark rolled a 191. Other top scores were Brayden Miller 174, Jacob Boughner 167 and 159 plus Eric Swan 155 and 154. The Trojans host Mount Pleasant Saturday at 1:30.

(12/17) Pekin Defeated By Mediapolis In Girls Basketball


The Pekin varsity girls basketball team fell 75-54 at Class 3A 2nd ranked Mediapolis last night, their first loss of the season. Beth Atwood came through with 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Gwynne Wright scored 8. Sloan Reighard racked up 6 boards. Maci Gamebll had 5 points. McKenna Gambell provided 4 points and 2 assists. Cassidy Tolle contributed 4 points and 2 steals. Bridget Fritchen scored 4. The 5 and 1 Panthers head to Cardinal tomorrow evening at 6. The game will be broadcast live on Classic 96.

(12/17) Fairfield Girls Bowling Team Downed At Keokuk


Fairfield dropped a 2483-2156 varsity girls bowling dual to Keokuk last evening. Their top individual scores featured Madelyn Swan 171 and 160, Shannon Morrissey 150, Sara Trent 149, Ryan Pate a pair of 148 games plus 146 from Kylee Marlay. The Trojans host Mount Pleasant Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30.

(12/17) MSAE Knocked Off By Central Lee In Boys Basketball


The Maharishi School varsity boys basketball team lost to Central Lee 64-25 last night. Lalith Pullapantula totaled 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Caleb Mullenneaux grabbed 7 boards and blocked 2 shots. Bimba Shrestha scored 6. Leo Han contributed 5 points and 2 steals. The 0 and 5 Pioneers visit 5 and 2 Burlington Notre Dame Friday night.

(12/17) Ottumwa Boys Basketball Team Loses To Des Moines Hoover


Ottumwa was defeated 68-34 in a varsity boys basketball home game against Des Moines Hoover last night. Nic Young scored 17. Brok Hopwood totaled with 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Matthew Moreland and Jalen Strunk each were creidted wiith 2 assists. The 2 and 3 Bulldogs travel to Indianola Friday night.

(12/17) Cardinal Falls To Danville In Boys Basketball


The Cardinal varsity boys basketball team was topped by unbeaten Danville 76-33 last night. Cody Streeby finished with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Kaleb Durflinger provided 7 points and 4 boards. Nathan Yeager contributed 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 points. The Comets are now 3 and 2 this season. They host Pekin Thursday night and the game is being broadcast live on FM95.9, Classic 96.

(12/16) Fairfield Youth Wrestling Report


Fairfield highlights from youth wrestling competition last weekend featured:
Champions
Cael McCabe the Hammerin' Hawks Christmas Classic at Cedar Rapids Prairie
Aiden Westercamp the Morning Sun tournament Friday and at Oskaloosa Sunday
Zach Westercamp the Morning Sun meet Friday
2nds
Kenneth Houston and Z. Westercamp the Oskaloosa tournament
Elijah Simmons at Muscatine Sunday
 

(12/16) Van Buren Downs West Burlington In Boys Basketball


The Van Buren varsity boys basketball team picked up a 73-63 home win against West Burlington Friday night. Garrett Saunders totaled 27 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Will Mertens finished with 23 points, 10 boards and 4 assists. Brandon Plecker had 12 points and 3 steals. Pedrick Garrett added 7 points and 4 steals. The 4 and 1 Warriors host Burlington Notre Dame tonight.

(12/16) Ottumwa Girls Basketball Team Beats Lincoln


Ottumwa knocked off Des Moines  Lincoln 57-48 in varsiyt girls basketball Friday night. Rachel Zingg came through with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Jami Nickerson provided 15 points, 8 boards, 2 assists and a pair of steals. Kristi Cary had 10 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Dani Reed pulled down 5 boards. This was the 1st win of the season after 4 straight losses.

(12/16) Ottumwa Nips Lincoln In Boys Basketball


The Ottumwa varsity boys basketball team got by Des Moines Lincoln 69-66 Friday night. Nic Young led the way with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 3 steals. Brok Hopwood totaled 22 points, 4 boards and 3 assists. Aaron Roane had 9 points and 5 rebounds. Jalen Strunk scored 6 and handed out 5 assists. Matthew Moreland was credited with 4 assists. The Bulldogs are now 2 and 2 this season.

(12/16) Fairfield 8th Grade Girls A Team Hammers Edward Stone


Fairfield rolled over Edward Stone 46-11 in the 8th grade girls basketball A game yesterday. Ashley Bloomquist proivded 19 points and 4 steals. Kara Jeffrey came through with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Malory Jones had 10 boards and 8 points. Blair Bowman totaled 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 points. Alison Godwin grabbed 3 boards and scored 3. Jillian Dunlap contributed 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Madison Kraemer picked off 2 steals and Olivia Roberts added 2 points. They end the season 9 and 3.

The Trojans 8th grade B squad was downed by Edward Stone 22-8. Devyn Redmann scored 4 and Lura Gamrath chipped in 2 points.

(12/16) IWC Tops Fontbonne In Basketball


The Iowa Wesleyan College mens basketball team took a 71-65 win at Fontbonne University Saturday afternoon which snapped a 3 game losing streak. The 4 and 3 Tigers are off until January 3rd when they host Greenville College at 3.

IWC nipped Fontbonne 55-54 in the womens basketball contest earlier Saturday at Saint Louis. They are also 4 and 3 but with 4 straight victories. The Tigers face Viterbo at 6 this evening in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

(12/16) FHS Wrestling Corrections


Based on information that inititially was turned in, the E-News story yesterday indicated none of the Fairfield varsity wrestlers placed at the Mediapolis tournament Saturday. But coach Steve Miller said Michael Fritz finished 3rd at 195 plus they had 4ths with 126 pounder Zach Barnes, Charles Heisel at 138 and 170 Brenden Lunsford. The Trojans go the Iowa City Regina tournament Saturday.

(12/16) Fairfield Defeated By Edward Stone In 7th Grade Boys Basketball


The Fairfield 7th grade boys basketball A team lost 42-23 against Edward Stone of Burlington at home yesterday. Leone Gichure-Marira finished with 8 points and 3 rebounds. Cameron Ledger scored 5. Josh Brewington and Elom Ledger provided 4 points apiece. Nick Schillerstrom grabbed 4 boards. Matthew Swanson contributed 3 steals and 2 points. 

Fairfield fell in the B game 35-7. Jacob Scotton totaled 3 points. Michael Holt and Gage Hook each scored 2.

(12/15) IHCC Basketball Team Beats Kankakee And DMACC


Indian Hills knocked off Kankakee 103-82 in mens junior college basketball Friday night at Ottumwa. The Division One 7th rated Warriors then got another home victory Satrday night 96-91 over Division 2 number 3 DMACC. IHCC is 12 and 1 going into a road contest with 13 and 1 Mineral Area 5 Wednesday evening at Park Hills, Missouri.

(12/15) Fairfield Edges Newton In Girls Bowling


The Fairfield varsity girls bowliing team started the season defeating Newton 2254-2199 Saturday. Sara Trent led the way with 176 and 164 games. Ryan Pate rolled a 163. Hunter Hartman had a 141 and Shannon Morrissey 140. Host Pella Christian didn't have enough individuals for a score. The Trojans JV featured a 149 from Paris Bickham and Katherine Mueller rolling a 144. They bowl at Keokuk Tuesday.

(12/15) Cardinal Girls Basketball Team Pounds Harmony


Cardinal ripped Harmony 72-22 in varsity girls basketball Friday night. Jessie McElderry paced the Comets with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Lexi Fullenkamp provided 18 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. Delaney Ridgway had 12 points and 3 steals. Sarah Schmidt scored 9 and grabbed 6 boards. Danae Moses totaled 6 points and 4 steals. Ryley McElderry added 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Cardinal is now 2 and 3. They host Danville Tuesday.

(12/15) Pekin Downs Highland In Girls Basketball Showdown


The Pekin varisty girls basketball team pulled away and took a 56-40 home game against previously undefeated Highland Friday. Beth Atwood came through with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. McKenna Gambell totaled 10 points, 8 boards, 5 blocks and 5 steals. Maci Gambell scored 10, grabbed 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Gwynne Wright had 7 points and 2 assists. Cassidy Tolled chipped in 6 points and 4 steals. The 5 and 0 Panthers visit Class 3A 2nd ranked 5 and 0 Mediapolis Tuesday.

(12/15) Cardinal Boys Basketball Team Drills Harmony


Cardinal blasted Harmony 58-36 on the road in varsity boys basketball Friday night. Brandon Potts totaled 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Kaleb Durflinger had 10 points and 6 boards. Sam Pedersen scored 10, provided 3 assists and 2 steals. Nathan Yeager finished with 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Chase Courtney provided 6 points and 4 boards. Logan Rachford and Cody Streeby each distributed 3 assists. The 3 and 1 Comets host 4 and 0 Danville Tuesday night.

(12/15) Fairfield Tops Washington In Girls Basketball


The Fairfield varsity girls basketball team is 2 and 0 in the Southeast Conference after a 48-31 home win over Washington Friday nihgt. Nicole Buch came through with 15 points, 10 deflections and 5 steals. Sami Fritz totaled 14 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists and 4 deflects. Taylor Ferrel had 8 deflections and 4 points. Molly Ryan scored 6 and grabbed 3 boards. Mackenzie Flattery provided 5 points and 4 assists. Mikaela Lunsford scored 4 and Karley Williams added 3 rebounds.

Saturday the Trojans lost at Class 4A 14th rated Pella 59-38. Fritz finished with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Buch had 8 points and 4 steals. Williams contributed 6 boards and 5 points. Ferrel added 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 deflections. Fairfield is now 6 and 2. They host Danville Thursday.

(12/15) Van Buren Wrestler Jesse Fuller Takes Title At Tri-County


Jesse Fuller of Van Buren was the champion at 160 in the Tri-County varsity wrestling tournament on Saturday. Area wrestlers that finished 2nd included: 
Pekin 
113 pounder Clayton McKim 
and Clayton Greiner at 120 
Cardinal 
160 pounder Tyler Albert 
and Jonathan Rupe at 182
Van Buren 
152 pounder Hunter Coffman

Van Buren had 3rds from Ty Stockwell at 182 and 195 Dakota LaRue. Pekin 4th place wrestlers were Elijah Sieren at 106 and 138 Keaton Baayen. Cardinal got 5ths with 

(12/15) Fairfield Hammers Pella Christian In Boys Bowling


The Fairfield varsity boys bowling team opened the season Saturday with a 2273 that beat the 2039 of host Pella Christian but came up short against a 2426 from Newton. Cody Craff had a 2 game series of 355 including a 188. Other top scores featured Brayden Fishel rolling a 174, Eric Swan 170 and 151 plus another 151 by Brayden MIller. Cameron Jackson led the Fairfield JV boys with a 150. They will visit Keokuk Tuesday.

(12/15) Van Buren Girls Basketball Team Rips West Burlington


Van Buren rolled over West Burlington 48-15 in varsity girls basketball Friday night at Keosauqua. Kaitlyn Johnson racked up 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists. Shayla Filson had 15 boards, 3 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists. Jenna Thornburg totaled 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Hannah Heiserman provided 9 points, 6 steals, 5 boards and 2 assists. Taylor Murgia finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Savannah Findley pulled down 4 boards.

The Warriors were nipped at home by Belle Plaine 49-46 on Saturday. Johnson came through with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Filson pulled down 11 boards and blocked 3 shots. Grace Thomas had 8 rebounds. Hieserman and Thornburg each scored 7. Findley got 5 boards and Murgia handed out 3 assists. Van Buren is now 3 and 3 this season. They host Class 1A top rated Burlington Notre Dame Tuesday.

(12/15) Fairfield Knocks Off Pella In JV Girls Basketball


The Fairfield JV girls basketball team topped Pella 48-40 on Saturday. Brooke McLain netted 11 points. Amiah Neff scored 10. Brynna Bowman had 9 points, Kailey Kaska 7 while Natalie Angstead and Sarah Swanson each scored 6.

On Friday the Trojans were defeated by Washington 59-35. Bowman and Swanson had 7 points apiece. Kaska scored 5. Katrina Cecchini, Jenna Crile and Neff each provided 4 points.

(12/15) Fairfield Wrestling Highlights At Mediapolis


Fairfield was at the Mediapolis varsity wrestling tournament Saturday. Initial results passed along indicated none of the Trojans placed but coach Steve Miller said Michael Fritz took 3rd at 195. Adding 4ths were 126 pounder Zach Barnes, Charles Heisel at 138 and 170 Brenden Lunsford. The team scoring was not provided.

(12/15) Pekin Nipped By Highland In Boys Basketball


The Pekin varsity boys basketball team came up just short 39-38 against Highland Friday night. Keaton Winn grabbed 23 rebounds, one short of the single game school record set by Jared Bond last season at Columbus Junction. He also had 14 points and 2 assists. Christian Wittrock totaled 10 points, 4 boards and 2 assists. Cole Reighard scored 6 and Ryan Millikin added 5 points. The 1 and 3 Panthers travel to Mediapolis Tuesday.

(12/15) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Downed At Pella


Fairfield lost to Pella 84-38 in varsity boys basketball Saturday afternoon. Jordan Reid provided 17 points. Nick Higgins scored 6 and Landen Greiner added 5 points. The 0 and 4 Trojans host unbeaten Danville Thursday night. Fairfield also dropped the JV game 52-11 Saturday at Pella. No individual highlights were available.

(12/15) MSAE Falls To Holy Trinity In Boys Basketball


The Maharishi School varsity boys basketball team lost a 62-30 home game to Holy Trinity Friday night. Bimba Shrestha finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Lalith Pullapantula totaled 8 points and 4 boards. Caleb Mullenneaux had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Tomas Bousquet contributed 6 points, 5 boards, 2 blocks and 2 steals. The 0 and 4 Pioneers visit Central Lee Tuesday. 

(12/5) Fairfield Nips Washington In 7th Grade Boys Basketball B Contest


The Fairfield 7th grade boys basketball B team got a 27-25 win over Washington yesterday. Jacob Scotton provided 9 points, Nick Shillerstrom netted 8 while 5 other players each scored 2. 

Fairfield lost the A game 43-25. Leone Gichure-Marira finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds. Drew Martin totaled 7 points, 5 boards and 3 steals. Elon Ledger scored 4. Cameron Ledger distributed 3 assists and Carter Ferrel had 3 steals.