The Pekin varsity boys track team was first in the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Ike Ryan meet last night scoring 134. Their wins included Colton Lanman the high jump and Ryan Millikin the 1600. Taking 2nd were Isaiah Wittrock the 400 meter low hurdles and open 400, Tyler Copeland the 100, Zack Conger the high jump, Matthew Jones the discus, Malcolm Myers the 3200, the 4 by 200 of Keaton Winn, Christian Wittrock, Chase Eckley and Copeland plus the 4 by 800 that featured Sam Roth, Chandler Eckley, Cole Reighard and Millikin.
They had several 3rds including Cody Hassenin the 100, J.D. Hollingsworth the discus, Austin Fariss the 400, the 4 by 100 of Copeland, Winn, C. Wittrock and Lanman along with 4 by 400 that had Fariss, Conger, Hassenin and I. Wittrock. Mediapolis was 2nd of 13 totaling 99 points.
Fairfield took the championship of the Mid-Prairie varsity girls track invitational last night scoring 102. Leading the way with wins were Sami Fritz the 800 and 3000, Taylor Ferrel the 1500 and Madison Roberts the discus. They had 2nds from Shelby Heston in the high jump and Jada Lippincott the shot put.
Adding 3rds were Maggie Ferrel the 1500, the distance medley featuring Mackenzi Harwood, Heston, Ashlyn Elmore and Abby Melcher and the 4 by 200 of Sarah Swanson, Kaylee Watson, Kenady Waugh and Aluna Olaniyi. T. Ferrel turned in a solid 2:33 leg during the 4 by 800 relay that coach Ron Hunerdosse wanted to mention.
The Pekin girls track team got a win from Beth Atwood in the high jump at the Mid-Prairie meet last night. Taking 2nd place were Kaylee Linder in the 100, Marion Fears the 400, Taylor Lock the 1500 and the 4 by 100 of Mallory Reed, Willoh Mills, Courtney Comstock and Linder.
Their 3rds included Bridget Fritchen the discus, McKenna Gambell the 400, Comstock the 200, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Chelsea Lanphier, Devn Dailey, Caylee Swearingen and Reed, the sprint medley featuring Reed, Atwood, Linder and Shea Dahlstrom plus the 4 by 800 of Sloan Reighard, Dahlstrom, Lock and Mackenzie Martin. The Panthers were 2nd overall totaling 94 points.
Gwyne Wright of Pekin finished 7th in the high school girls 3000 at the Drake Relays yesterday. The junior ran a 10:15.09 which was just short of the 5th place time of 10:14.90. Kaysha Dodson is competing in the high jump at Drake this morning along with Hope Bitner of Ottumwa. The Panthers also have Shelbie Williams joining Kate Burchmier of Davis County in the shot put. Birchmier was 19th in the girls discus yesterday.
The Maharishi School varsity boys tennis team was without 3 of the usual top players but still beat Keokuk 6-3 yesterday. Coming out on top in singles were Sam Stickels, Kai Vessey, Daniel Zhu and Alex Hoffman. They also ended up winning 2 of 3 in the doubles competition. The Pioneers are scheduled to be at the Pella tournament on Saturday.
Van Buren defeated Central Lee 173-194 in varsity boys golf yesterday. They were led by medalist Austin Bartholomew with a 38 that featured 2 birdies and runner-up Braxton Bainbridge shooting 43. The rest of the total included Tyson Sprouse with a 45 and the 47 from Austin Giberson.
The Van Buren girls racked up a 253 including the medalist round of 53 by Emily Jester. Central Lee only had 2 players so no team score but one finished as the runner-up at 54. The 2nd lowest Warrior was Bethany Millard shooting 64.
Cardinal first place finishes at the Winfield-Mount Union boys track meet last night came from Tyler Albert the 110 meter high hurdles, Adam Giltner the shot put, Quinn Honomichl the 400, the shuttle hurdle relay that featured Sam Pedersen, Justin Conger, Bryce Benedict and Ty. Albert plus the 4 by 400 of Marcus Olson, Pedersen, Conger and Ty. Albert. Giltner was 3rd in the discus. Trevor Albert set a school record of 10:34.15 in the 3200 which ended up 4th. The Comets were 3rd as a team but the scoring was not available.
The Van Buren boys track team was at Louisa-Muscatine last night and got wins from Jesse Fuller in the 110 meter high hurdles, Garrett Saunders the 400 meter low hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Ty Stockwell, Donny Roberts, Fuller and Saunders. Taking 2nd place were Dakota LaRue the shot put, Will Mertens the long jump, the medley that included Vaughn Helling, Sam Dickinson, Mertens and Brayden Starnes plus the 4 by 100 of Helling, Starnes, Mertens and Saunders.
Their 3rds came from Justin Hagans the shot put, Wyatt Cole the 800, Stockwell the high jump the 4 by 800 with Robert Barker, Andrew Fitzsimmons, Starnes and Cole. The Warriors finished 3rd of 5 overall scoring 72. Lone Tree won the title totaling 150 points while Wapello was 2nd with 89.
Fairfield had Lindsey Repp shoot 84 which was 2nd in the Mid-Prairie varsity girls golf invitational yesterday at Kalona. She ended up one stroke behind the medalist from the host school. Madelyn Swan was 8th with a 102 which also earned a medal by making the top 10. The 108 from Kylee Marlay and 118 from Abby Adam gave the Trojans a 403 which finished 2nd of 10. Williamsburg won the title scoring 380. Fairfield's Taylor Marlay turn in an alternate round of 119 while Olivia Hammel was not able to finish due to illness.
The Fairfield varsity boys soccer team dropped a 7-5 overtime game at Keokuk last night. It was 3 all at the end of regulation with the Solomon Constant, Shawn Spurrier and Davin Titus had one goal apiece. The outcome was decided on penalty kicks with Bradyen Miller and Chaysten Titus scoring but the Chiefs netted 4.
Fairfield was in a boys track meet at Eddyville last evening and took 2nd in the 4 by 400 of Jacob Unkrich, Jordan Reid, Alex Crile along with Narendra Martin. The 4 by 200 featuring Nick Jackson, Hunter Hoskins, Crile and Reid ended up 3rd. The Trojans shared 6th of 13 as a team with Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont as they each totaled 22 points.
The Cardinal girls track team was at Winfield-Mount Union last evening. Their top performance was 2nd from the sprint medley featuring Alexis Adam, Shelby Smith, Peyton VanBlaricom and Dakota Durflinger. Adding 3rds were Jessie McElderry in the 400 meter hurdles, Durflinger the high jump, the shuttle hurdle relay including Lexi Fullenkamp, Riley Liles, Sarah Schmidt and Adam plus the 4 by 400 of McElderry, Cassidy McMartin, Durflinger and Adam. Team scoring was not provided from the competition.
Fairfield golfer Nick Higgins turned in the medalist round of 37 against Mount Pleasant yesterday. The Trojans dropped the home dual 171-186. The rest of the total included Nathan Davidson a 46, Drew Stever 47 and 51 from Doga Ozesmi. Brody Malone had a JV score of 45. The varsity alternates featured Gavin Stever shooting 52 and Brian Buch a 55.
The Maharishi School varsity boys tennis team dropped a 5-4 home dual with the Iowa City West JV Wednesday. Winning in singles were number one player Sam Stickels and Chandre Morales at 2. They took 2 of 3 in doubles including Kai Vessey and Morales at one and the 2 spot featuring Daniel Zhu and Stickels. Coach Steve Briggs said, "We have a ways to go before we're ready for post season, but we're making progress." Iowa City West has taken the last 3 Class 2A team state titles. The Pioneers host Keokuk this afternoon.
Fairfield blasted Davis County 195-234 in varsity girls golf yesterday at Bloomfield. They were led by medalist Olivia Hammel shooting 43 and runner up Lindsey Repp scoring 46. The rest of the total featured the 52 from Kylee Marlay and Madelyn Swan a 54. Low for the Mustangs were Bailey Spurgeon with a 57 and the 58 by Blair Bodkins. Fairfield alternates included Abby Adam shooting 59, Talor Marlay 61 and Joli Swan a 66.
The Fairfield varsity girls soccer team took a 6-0 home game against Centerville last evening. The Trojans Katie Bell scored twice. Emma Rossner provided one goal and 3 assists. Sidney Adam, Tracy Andermann and Ryan Pate netted one goal apiece. Kristin Burnstedt was credited with 2 assists and Courtney Gilmore added one. Fairfield was scheduled to host Keokuk today but it is postponed until tomorrow (Friday) at 5:30. Both teams are 5 and 0.
Fairfield topped Centerville 7-2 in varsity boys soccer last night. Solomon Constant came through with 3 goals and 2 assists. Brayden Miller, Derek Robinson, Shawn Spurrier and Davin Titus each scored once. Chaysten Titus contributed 2 assists. The Trojans are now 2 and 3 this season.
The Pekin varsity girls track team won the championship of their class at Montezuma last night with a score of 171. South Tama ended up 2nd of 6 totaling 169 points. Panther victories came from Gwynne Wright the 1500 and 3000, Mallory Reed the 100 meter hurdles, Shelbie Williams the shot put, Kaysha Dodson the high jump and the 4 by 800 that featured Sloan Reighard, Payton Lock, Shea Dahlstrom and Wright. The 2nds included Kaylee Linder the 100 and 200, Taylor Lock the 1500 and 3000 plus the 4 by 100 of Courtney Comstock, Willoh Mills, Reed and Linder.
Adding 3rds were Beth Atwood the high jump, Bridget Fritchen the shot put, Jerica Ingle the long jump, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Devin Dailey, Caylee Swearingen, Kodi Dailey and Reed, the distance medley featuring Mills, Reighard, McKenna Gambell and P. Lock, the 4 by 400 of
Fairfield defeated Fort Madison 6-3 in varsity boys tennnis yesterday. They took 3 through 6 singles with Cody Craff, Navin Martin, Gannon Courtright and Alex Christensen. Winning in doubles were Landen Greiner and Craff at one plus the 3 duo of Bryce Lunsford and Martin. Brandon Winkelman and Jarrod WiIlmon came out on top in JV singles.
The Pekin boys hosted the Panther Relays last evening with Danville and Davis County the only schools that joined them after the postponement on Monday. Pekin wins came from Tyler Copeland the 100, Austin Fariss the 400, Malcolm Myers the 3200, Colton Lanman the 110 meter high hurdles, the medley relay including Christian Wittrock, Keaton Winn, Copeland and Ryan Millikin plus the 4 by 400 of Wittrock, Winn, Copeland and Zach Buller. No team scoring was kept.
Van Buren was at the Waco varsity boys track meet last night and had wins from Garrett Saunders in the 400 meter low hurdles and the 4 by 200 that featured Vaughn Helling, Brayden Starnes, Will Mertens and Saunders. Finishing 2nd were Mertens the shot put and the 4 by 400 of Wyatt Cole, Mertens, Starnes and Saunders.
The 3rds included Jesse Fuller the 110 meter high hurdles and 4 by 800 of Robert Barker, Greg Wenke, Cole and Starnes. The Warriors team was 3rd of 12 scoring 66.
The Cardinal varsity boys shuttle hurdle relay featuring Sam Pedersen, Justin Conger, Bryce Benedict and Tyler Albert was first at the Waco invitational last evening. Albert added a 2nd in the 110 meter high hurdles. They finished 7th of 12 as a team racking up 39 points.
Fairfield came up just short 176-182 in varsity boys golf with Fort Madison at home yesterday. The total included Nick Higgins 41, Nathan Davidson 44, Gavin Stever 46 and one of the 51 scores by Drew Stever and Doga Ozesmi. The other alternate was a 57 from Brian Buch. The JV was paced by Brody Malone shooting 53, Tristan Ledger 55 and a 56 from Aaron Haines.
The Fairfield varsity girls tennis team lost to Fort Madison 8-1 yesterday. Aspen Bowman got the victory at number 6 singles. Winning in JV competition were Allison Krumboltz in singles plus the doubles team of Anna Beasley and Briseyda Jiminez.
Cardinal was in the Mount Pleasant varsity girls track meet last evening and their top performance was 3rd by the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Lexi Fullenkamp, Riley Liles, Sarah Schmidt adn Alexis Adam. Team scoring was not provided.
Van Buren took the Class A boys title of the Mustang Relays at Davis County last evening. They were led by wins from Will Mertens the long jump, Garrett Saunders the 400 meter low hurdles, the 4 by 800 of Brayden Starnes, Robert Barker, Greg Wenke and Wyatt Cole, the 4 by 100 that featured Saunders, Donny Roberts, Mertens and Jesse Fuller, the medley made up by Zach Smith, Roberts, Colt Crane and Cole plus the 4 by 200 of Mertens, Sam Dickinson, Starnes and Saunders.
Taking 2nd place were Fuller the 110 meter high hurdles and 400 meter low hurdles, Dalton Haynes the 3200, Ty Stockwell the high jump, Saunders the 100 and Mertens the 200. Cardinal ended up 2nd but the point totals were not available.
The Fairfield girls track team picked up wins with Jada Lippincott in the shot put and Madison Roberts the discus at the meet they hosted last night. Taking 2nd place were Sami Fritz the 800, Alexis Ring the 100 meter hurdles, the 4 by 800 of Ashlyn Elmore, Maggie Ferrel, Fritz and Emily Hanna plus the shuttle hurdle relay that featured Ring, Aluna Olaniyi, Sarah Swanson and Kristen Daugherty.
They had 3rds from Amiah Neff the 200, Kaylee Watson the discus, Taylor Ferrel the 3000, the 4 by 100 of Emma Kuehl, Gabrielle Kuehl, Ring and Neff, the 4 by 200 including Brynna Bowman, Shelby Heston, E. Kuehl and Mackenzi Harwood and the 4 by 400 of T. Ferrel, Fritz, Kenady Waugh and Elmore. The Trojans took 2nd with 120
The host Pekin boys won the Class 2 championship of the Ruritan Relays last night after racking up a score of 185. The first place finishes came from John Hollingsworth in the discus, Zach Conger the high jump, Ryan Millikin the 1600, the 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 both including Chase Copeland, Tyler Copeland, Keaton Winn and Christian Wittrock, the 4 by 400 of Chandler Eckley, Cody Hassinen, Isaiah Wittrock and Sam Roth, the 4 by 800 featuring Millikin, Eckley, Austin Fariss and Cole Reighard plus the medley made up by C. Copeland, Winn, C. Wittrock and Millikin.
Adding 2nds were I. Wittrock the open 400 and 400 meter low hurdles, Colton Lanman the high jump, Malcolm Myers the 3200, Zack Buller the long jump, Trever Northup the shot put, C. Copeland the 100 and Eckley the 800. Lone Tree was 2nd of 7 teams totaling 131 and Waco took 3rd at 80.
Iowa takes on Baylor in the NCAA womens basketball tournament 6:30 tomorrow night at Oklahoma City. The game is being broadcast live on FM95.9, Classic 96 with coverage starting at 6:15. The 26 and 7 Hawkeyes are ranked 15th by USA Today and number 18 in the Associated Press poll. Baylor is rated 5th by AP and has the 6th spot in the USA Today rankings. The winner will face Notre Dame or Stanford Sunday night at 7:30 in Oklahoma City..
The Davis County teams were at the Pekin indoor track meet in Pella Friday night. Winning for the boys were Clay Hammaker the 55 meter high hurdles, the 4 by 800 including Justin Vollmer, Zach Hougland, Jacob Jones and Doug Turner, the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Caleb Cowles, Hammaker, Justin Utt and Trenton Goode, the California mile made up by Utt, Connor Davidson, Michael Payne, Dalton Kanselaar, Hammaker, Goode, Matthew Hopkins and Payton Moss plus the shuttle relay with Nick Slayton, Payne, Kanselaar and Utt.
Finishing 1st in the girls competition included Hayleigh Sharp the 55 meter hurdles and long jump, Kate Birchmier the shot put, the shuttle hurdle relay that featured Jaylynn Sharp, Connor Wilfawn, H. Sharp and Klaire Fipps with a school record time of 42.09, the California mile including Aleaha Johnson, Mason Roberts, Mallory Wells, Addi McKee, Lauren Lynch, Makayla Moore, H. and J. Sharp running a new school record 4:01.07 plus the 4 by 800 of Alyssa Yahnke, McKee, Kalleigh Tharp and Madelyn Nelson.
Van Buren basketball players named 1st Team All-Conference in the South Division of the Southeast Iowa Superconference for the most recent season include senior Garrett Saunders and junior Will Mertens. Keaton Winn, a junior from Pekin, was on the North Division 1st Team list. Making the South 2nd Team were Cardinal senior Cody Streeby and senior Brandon Plecker of Van Buren. Pekin junior Ryan Swanson got 2nd Team recognition in the North. Honorable Mention went to: Cardinal