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(11/21) Van Buren School announcements & Cancellations

This is a message from the Van Buren Community School District.  The Junior High Girls Basketball game has been postponed:   Due to the forecast of inclement weather this evening, the girls Junior High Basketball game scheduled tonight at New Lo

(11/21) Fairfield Edges Keokuk In 8th Grade Girls Basketball

The Fairfield 8th grade girls basketball A team nipped Keokuk 27-26 on the road yesterday. Malory Jones led the way totaling 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Kara Jeffrey racked up 6 points, 3 boards and 2 steals. Blair Bowman scored 5 and had 5 steals. Ashley Bloomquist netted 5 points. Alison Godwin provided 3 rebounds and 2 points. Jill Dunlap and Olivia Roberts contributed 2 points apiece. 

(11/21) IWC Womens Basketball Team Defeated By Simpson

Iowa Wesleyan opened the womens basketball season last night and came up short 70-56 against Simpson in Mount Pleasant. The Tigers are scheduled to visit 4 and 2 Mount Mercy tomorrow afternoon at 1. Van Buren High School graduate Makenzie Zeitler is the leading rebounder for the Cedar Rapids college with 9.3 per game. The junior has the 2nd best scoring average of 10.8 and has started each contest.

(11/21) Fairfield Topped By Keokuk In 7th Grade Boys Basketball

The Fairfield 7th grade A boys basketball team lost to Keokuk 47-29 yesterday. Drew Martin finished with 8 points and 2 steals. Nick Schillerstrom scored 7. Matthew Swanson provided 6 points and 3 rebouns. Carter Ferrel totaled 4 boards and 4 points. Josh Brewington had 4 points. Elon Ledger grabbed 4 rebounds.

Fairfield dropped the B game 24-14. No individual stats were available.

(11/21) Fairfield And Pekin Playing Girls Basetball This Evening

Pekin is visiting Fairfield tonight in a JV and varsity girls basketball Pride scrimmage. Admission is 2 dollars and NO acitvity passes will be accepted. Proceeds go to the Carry on Bag program that provides food to area students. The Fairfield girls are also teaming up with Parview Care Center in serving a holiday meal to the residents. Pekin will have boxes at each of their home games allowing people to donate non-perishable food and paper products for the PMA/REACH program providing assistance to families in the area. This will count as one of 3 scrimmages each team can participate in during the season played like a live game but not counting on the record.

(11/21) IHCC Meeting State Fair And Western Nebraska In Basketball

The 6th rated 4 and 0 Indian Hills basketball team will face 2 and 5 State Fair of Missouri tonight on the Ottumwa campus. The Warriors then host Western Nebraska tomorrow night. Both games start at 7.

(11/21) IWC Mens Basketball Team Playing Twice This Weekend

Iowa Wesleyan will play Ozark Christian College at 4 today in Ankeny as part of the Faith Baptist Bible College tournament. The Tigers then are scheduled to face the host team Saturday at the same time. IWC is 1 and 0 this season.

(11/20) Several Rated Teams On Fairfield Girls Basketball Schedule

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union preseason basketball polls are out and many of the teams are on the Fairfield schedule including Class 3A 13th ranked Mid-Prairie for the season opener Monday night. Also Class 2A number 12 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Class 1A top rated defending champion Burlington Notre Dame along with Class 4A 9th rated Keokuk and number 10 Pella. Other Southeast Iowa Superconference members that appear in the Class 3A poll are number 2 Mediapolis and 15th rated Central Lee.

The rest of the top ranked teams include:

(11/19) Fairfield Over Twin Cedars In Girls Basketball

The Fairfield varsity girls basketball team had an impressive half outscoring Twin Cedars 39-6 at the Pekin jamboree last evening. Nicole Buch came through with 22 points and 9 steals. Kylie Kurtz had 5 points and 5 rebounds. Sami Fritz totaled 4 points, 4 boards and 4 steals. Mikaela Lunsford racked up 4 points and 4 rebounds. Mackenzie Flattery added 3 steals and 2 assists. They built a 29-2 advantage after the first quarter. Tomorrow is Meet the Trojans night with the players and coaches being introduced followed by a scrimmage. Fairfield is hosting a Pride scrimmage against Pekin Friday night.

(11/19) Pekin Girls Basketball Team Tops Van Buren

Pekin got by Van Buren 30-15 in 2 quarters of varsity girls basketball last night during their home jamboree. Sloan Reighard netted 8 points. Beth Atwood and Maci Gambell each scored 6. Cassidy Tolle provided 5 points and Gwynne Wright hit a 3 point field goal. The Panthers wre up 13-8 at the end of the first period. Pekin travels to Fairfield for the Pride scrimmage Friday then will start the season Tuesday at Lone Tree.

Kaitlyn Johnson led the Van Buren scoring with 7 while 4 other girls added 2 apiece. The Warriors host Belle Plaine Monday night in the season opener at Keosauqua.

(11/19) Davis County Defeats Moravia At Pekin Girls Basketball Jamboree

The Davis County varsity girls basketball team outscored Moravia 28-17 in a half during the Pekin jamboree last night. Kate Birchmier led the way with 11 points, Mason Roberts netted 7 and Cami Guiter contributed 6 on a pair of 3 point field goals. They were ahead 17-8 after the first quarter. Davis County will begin the season Monday hosting Keokuk.

(11/19) Fairfield 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Rips Edward Stone

Fairfield hammered Edward Stone of Burlington 40-9 in the 8th grade girls basketball A home game yesterday. Ashley Bloomquist provided 14 points and 6 steals. Blair Bowman pulled down 8 rebounds. Alison Godwin totaled 6 rebounds and 5 points. Olivia Roberts had 6 boards, 4 points and 2 steals. Kara Jeffrey scored 4, Jillian Dunlap got 3 steals and Madison Kraemer added 2 points.

The Trojans B team was downed by Edward Stone 12-6. Devyn Redmann had all the Fairfield points. They visit Keokuk tomorrow afternoon.

(11/19) Cardinal Topped By Keota In Girls Basketball

The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team lost a 2 quarter match up with Keota 23-16 last night during the Pekin jamboree. Jessie McElderry netted 9 points and Delaney Ridgway added 4. The Comets were ahead 7-5 at the end of the first period. Cardinal will open the regular season Monday night at Albia

(11/19) Fairfield 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team Falls To Edward Stone

Fairfield was downed by Edward Stone 41-28 in the 7th grade boys basketball A game yesterday at Burlington. Drew Martin finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Leone Gichure-Marira totaled 7 boards and 7 points. Matthew Swanson had 6 rebounds and 4 points. Nick Schillerstrom grabbed 4 boards and Elon Ledger contributed 3 points.

The B squad lost to Edward Stone 40-22. Garrett Welsh scored 8. Josh Brewington, Gage Hook and Jacob Scotton added 4 points apiece. The Trojans host Keokuk tomorrow.

(11/18) IWC Downs Central Christian In Mens Basketball

The Iowa Wesleyan College mens basketball team started the season with an 85-76 win over Central Christian College last night at Moberly, Missouri. The Tigers meet Ozark Christian at 4 Friday afternoon in Ankeny as part of the Faith Baptist tournament. IWC will then play the host team up there Saturday at 4. 

(11/18) Fairfield 7th Grade Boys Basketball Teams Beat Fort Madison

Fairfield knocked off Fort Madison 57-48 in the 7th grade boys basketball A game yesterday. Drew Martin finished with 24 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Matthew Swanson racked up 9 points, 3 boards and 2 steals. Leone Gichure-Marira had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Carter Ferrel totaled 7 points, 5 steals and 3 assists. Elon Ledger scored 6. Cam Ledger had 3 points and Josh Brewington added 2.

The Trojans B squad defeated Fort Madison 24-20. Indivudual scoring leaders are not available at this time.

(11/18) Fairfield Tops Fort Madison In 8th Grade Girls Basketball

The Fairfield 8th grade girls basketball A team blasted Fort Madison 37-14 yesterday. Ashley Bloomquist came through with 12 points, 6 steals and 4 rebounds. Malory Jones totaled 8 points and 2 steals. Kara Jeffrey had 7 boards and 7 points. Jilian Dunlap grabbed 5 rebounds. Blair Bowman and Olivia Roberts each scored 4. Madison Kraemer contributed 2 points.

Fairfield dropped the B game 16-10. Jenna Wickencamp netted 6 points and TeAnna Simons got the other 4.

(11/17) IHCC Basketball Team Tops South Plains And McCook

The 6th rated Indian Hills basketball team got by McCook (Nebraska) 130-123 Friday night at Ottumwa. The Warriors were ahead 77-51 late in the first half before the opponent made an incredible comeback to tie the score at 114 with about 3 minutes left. IHCC then regained the momentum and held on for the win.

Indian Hills then came from behind to stun 3rd ranked South Plains 99-98 Saturday after trailing 60-38 at halftime. James Harris bounced the ball off the back of an opposing player during an inbound play with 1.8 seconds left and made the game winning layup. The Warriors biggest deficit was 47-24. They made it a one point game at 75-74 with just over 9 minutes left then fell behind 86-74 at the 7:10 mark. IHCC scored 9 straight and they were only down by 3 with 5:45 remaining. The Warriors first lead came at 90-89 before the visitors answered with a 5-0 run. Indian Hills went ahead 97-96 with 32 seconds left. South Plains would go back on top 98-97 with 15.6 seconds to go setting up the wild finish.

The 4 and 0 Warriors play State Fair (Missouri) Friday night and Western Nebraska Saturday night with each game starting at 7 on the Ottumwa campus.

(11/17) Holy Trinity Volleyball Team Takes State Title

Number one Holy Trinity beat 2nd rated Central Lyon 25-22, 25-13, 25-8 in the Class 1A state volleyball championship match Friday night at Cedar Rapids. All-Tournament team captain Mikaela Foecke ripped 30 kills, over a 3rd of the 88 she totaled during 3 matches at state. The senior will be attending the University of Nebraska on a Division One volleyball scholarship this fall.

(11/17) Albia Falls To Sioux Center In Football Playoffs

The Albia football team dropped a 47-7 Class 2A state semifinal football game against Sioux Center Saturday afternoon at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. The Blue Demons finish the season 11 and 2.