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(9/1) Fairfield And Ottumwa Swim Teams Square Off Today

Local sports scheduled this afternoon will include:
Girls Swimming
Fairfield hosting Ottumwa and Oskaloosa

Boys and Girls Cross Country
Cardinal at IMS

High School
Davis County travels to Centerville
Junior College
Indian Hills at Missouri State University in West Plains, Mo.

(9/1) Pekin Results From Danville Volleyball Competition

The Pekin varsity volleyball team was 2nd at the Danville tournament Saturday with a 3 and 1 record. Courtney Comstock distributed 43 assists from setting and totaled 9 digs. Cassidy Tolle was 32 of 37 serving with 5 aces, had 13 digs and 10 kills. Beth Atwood provided 24 kills, 12 digs, 5 aces and 4 blocks. Maci Gambell hit 19 of 20 serves including 5 aces, hammered 15 kills and racked up 13 digs. Emily Bemis went 19 of 21 serving, 7 of them aces and totaled 13 digs. Shelbie Williams had 10 kills, 5 aces and 3 blocks. Madi Lathrop handed out 10 set assists and Nikole Arendt contributed 8 digs.

The scores:

(9/1) Ottumwa Boys Golf Team Downs Indianola And Des Moines Lincoln

Ottumwa had a 150 which beat host Indianola's 155 in varsity boys golf yesterday. Des Moines Lincoln rounded out the triangular. The Bulldogs Wyatt Crosby and Trey Thomas shared the medalist round of 36 with an Indianola player. Bron Bjerke was right behind at 37 and Jack Hardie completed the score shooting 41. Up next is the Ottumwa invitational next Tuesday on the country club course.

(8/31) Fairfield Rolls Over Davis County In Football

The Fairfield varsity football team started the season ripping Davis County 40-8 Friday night at Trojan Stadium. Cam Baumann went 13 of 18 through the air gaining 180 yards and one touchdown. Alex Crile got 105 of those from 5 receptions including the 36 yard TD. Fejon Redd came through with 103 yards on 10 runs, 3 were touchdowns. Baumann carried the ball 10 times gaining 86 yards and a TD. Brandon Smithburg contributed 72 yards from 14 runs, one a touchdown. Jordan Reid had 4 catches that netted 31 yards. Redd chipped in a 27 yard reception.

Drew Stever led the balanced defense with 5 and a half tackles including 3 solos. Steeler Higdon made 4 tackles, 3 were solo. Michael Fritz totaled 4 tackles, 2 of them solos and got credit for a fumble recovery. Hunter Hoskins had 3 and a half tackles with 3 solos. Brandon Smithburg finished with 3 and a half tackles, Jose Rojo made 3, both with 2 solos apiece. Solomon Constant nailed 4 extra point kicks.

(8/31) Pekin Football Team Knocks Off EBF

Pekin oepned the varsity football season with a 36-22 victory at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Friday. Trever Northup didn't miss on 4 passes racking up 135 yards and a TD. Chase Copeland ran the ball 12 times and totaling 118 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tyler Copeland netted 100 yards on 12 rushes and also scored twice. Keaton Winn got 2 catches that provided 81 yards, 54 on the TD play. Ryan Swanson had the other 2 receptions. Brady Donovan added 30 yards from 4 runs, one a touchdown. 

Winn finished with 9 tackles, 5 solos and picked off a pass. Kaden Baker was in on 6 tackles, 3 were solo. T. Copeland made 5 tackles including one solo. Zack Conger and Northup both had 4 tackles, 2 solos apiece. Donovan grabbed an interception and Garrett Greiner recovered a fumble.

(8/31) Ottumwa Tops Mount Pleasant In Football

The Ottumwa varsity football team had a good opening night winning 20-10 at Mount Pleasant Friday. Sam Moreland completed 5 of 15 passes netting 129 yards. Isaiah Cox gained 120 yards from 21 carries, one a touchdown. Moreland carried the ball 18 times totaling 99 yards and a TD. Isaiah Hutchinson had 77 yards on 2 receptions. Jalen Strunk made a 32 yard catch. Juan Carapia hit both point after kicks and was 2 of 3 on field goals. No defensive leaders were listed. The Bulldogs host Oskaloosa Friday night. The Indians were defeated by Winterset 20-9 last Friday.

(8/31) Cardinal Football Team Falls To SE Warren

Cardinal came up just short 14-7 in the varsity football season opener at home with Southeast Warren Friday night. Marcus Olson provided 110 yards from 17 rushes. Justin Conger hit 4 of 15 passes racking up 82 yards. Trevor Albert had 61 of them on 2 catches including a 31 yard touchdown and kicked the PAT. Trenton Durflinger totaled 8 and a half tackles with 3 solos. Olson was credited with 7 and a half, 7 were solo. Grant Franklin made 6 and a half tackles, 2 solo. Seth Steen contributed 6 with 4 solos. Drayton Hamm grabbed an interception. Trenten Long, Hunter May and Dagisteno Shilling each recovered fumbles. The Comets travel to North Mahaska this Friday.

(8/31) Van Buren Falls To Lynnville-Sully In Football

The Van Buren varsity football team started the season with a 53-6 home loss against Lynnville-Sully. Will Mertens came through with 105 yards on 29 runs including the touchdown. He also completed 6 of 13 passes totaling 93 yards, made 9 tackles, 6 of them solo and recovered a fumble. Robert Barker racked up 29 yards from 2 receptions. Zach Smith had a 27 yard catch. Jon Spurgeon made 5 and a half tackles, 3 were solos. The Warriors visit Montezuma Friday.

(8/31) High School Football Finals In The Area From Opening Week

Area football scores on Friday night included:
Fairfield 40 Davis County 8
Pekin 36 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 22
Ottumwa 20 Mount Pleasant 10
Southeast Warren 14 Cardinal 7
Lynnville-Sully 53 Van Buren 6
Albia 36 Mount Ayr 6

BGM 20 Sigourney-Keota 6
Columbus Junction 43 WACO 38
Central Lee 27 Keokuk 0
West Burlington Notre Dame 49 Fort Madison 14
Pella 42 Washington 24
Highland 18 Danville 10
Wapello 41 New London 14

(8/28) Pekin Downs WMU And West Burlington In Volleyball

The Pekin varsity volleyball team swept Winfield-Mount Union 25-11, 25-23 and West Burlington 25-18, 25-12 last night at Winfield. Courtney Comstock provided 27 assists from setting. Beth Atwood ripped 17 kills and 5 ace serves. Emily Bemis finished with 12 digs. Cassidy Tolle had 8 digs, 7 kills and 3 aces. Maci Gambell totaled 7 kills and 4 aces. Shelbie Williams added 3 blocks. They are now 4 and 1 this season.

(8/28) Fairfield Volleyball Team Wins Twice

Fairfield started the varsity volleyball season taking 2 of 3 home matches in the Steve Hisel quad last eveing. Kelsey Roberts distributed 41 set assists. Kaylee Watson hit 27 of 28 serves including 4 aces and totaled 14 digs. Danae Drish racked up 26 digs. Shelby Heston ripped 25 kills. Delaney Neil was 21 of 23 serving with 2 aces and put down 9 kills. Mackenzie Flattery went 20 of 22 on serves with 6 aces, had 16 digs and converted 9 of 12 passes. Kara Jeffrey nailed 8 kills. Moly Ryan contributed 6 blocks, 3 of them solos.

The scores:

(8/17) Iowa Getting Ready For Football Opener

The University of Iowa football team is starting the season on Saturday September 5th hosting Illinois State. Classic 96 once again is your station for each Hawkeye game and coverage gets underway at 9 that morning leading up to the kickoff just after 11AM.

(8/13) Iowa Wesleyan Football Team Starting Season On The Road

Iowa Wesleyan University begins the football season visiting Cornell Saturday September 5th. Kickoff will be 7 that night in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The following week they head to Fulton, Missouri and face Westminter at 1 in the afternoon on Saturday September 12th.

(8/12) Soccer And Football Leagues Coming Up In Fairfield

The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring K through 6th grade youth soccer and K through 4th grade youth flag football leagues. The games are played on the Dexter Comples on West Grimes each Saturday September 9th until October 10th except a week off September 19th on Kiwanis Kids Day. The fee is 30 dollars which will include a tee shirt (not guaranteed after September 1st). There is a late charge of 10 dollars after September 7th.

There are minimum numbers required for each league. For more information call 641-472-7088. You can sign up at the Roosevelt Recreation Center on West Burlington or at the Parks and Rec website that cam be accessed from the front page of exploreseiowa.com.