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(9/23) CC, Swimming And Volleyball Going On Today

The local sports schedule today will include:
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Cardinal, Fairfield and Van Buren among the schools at the Mount Pleasant invitational

Girls Swimming
Des Moines Hoover visiting Ottumwa

High School Volleyball
Davis County at Chariton
Fairfield travels to Keokuk
Ottumwa hosting Des Moines Hoover

(9/22) SEISC Volleyball Tourney Groupings Announced

Southeast Iowa Superconference volleyball tournament pool play is taking place on Thursday at 4 locations including:
In Wayland with Van Buren, overall top seed Holy Trinity, Highland, Lone Tree and host WACO
At Mediapolis featuring Cardinal, 2nd seeded host Mediapolis, Burlington Notre Dame, Central Lee and Louisa-Muscatine
Wapello hosting Pekin, number 3 seed West Burlington, IMS and Harmony
In Danville Maharishi School, 4th seeded New London, Winfield-Mount Union, Columbus Junction and host Danville

Pekin is the 6 seed, Cardinal 10th, Van Buren number 16 and MSAE 20th. Play gets underway at 5 Thursday. The top 2 from each site advance to the finals at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington Saturday.

(9/23) Pekin Cross Country Runners Compete At Albia

The Pekin girls cross country team won the Albia meet yesterday with 18 points as champion Gwynne Wright ran a 15:08 and 2nd place Taylor Lock was clocked at 16:13. Taking 4th through 9th with the last 3 not scoring were Shea Dahlstrom in 16:30, Sloan Reighard a time of 17:10, Bonnie Becker, Devin Dailey and Payton Lock all at 17:11 followed by Taylor Winn in 17:34. The rest of the schools included Albia, Centerville, Chariton and Knoxville. None of them had a team score.

Pekin also took the boys title totaling 30 points, 9 less than host Albia. Finishing 2nd through 4th were Ryan Millikin in 17:05, Austin Fariss at 17:25 and Malcolm Myers a time of 17:35. Rounding out the score Sam Roth ending up 7th in 18:25 and Nate Kielkopf 14th at 18:59. Centerville, Chariton and Knoxville had runners compete but not enough for a team score.

(9/23) Fairfield JV Football Team Falls To Washington

Fairfield lost a 24-0 home JV football game agaisnt Washington last evening. Will Hurst provided 9 tackles. Drew Stever was credited with 8 tackles and grabbed an interception. Chris Hansen made 7 tackles, Steeler Higdon had 6 and Tristen Ledger added 5. Trenton Hanen paced the offense totaling 63 yards rushing and Brandon Smithburg contributed 45. Cade Lisk completed 2 of 12 passes netting 23 yards. Ledger had a 14 yard reception and Hurst made the other catch.

(9/23) Fairfield Topped By Washington In Freshman Football

The Fairfield 9th grade football team fell 54-8 at Washington Friday evening. Steeler Higdon scored the touchdown and 2 point conversion. He finished with 83 yards from 10 runs and paced the defense with 11 tackles. James Lyman made 5 tackles while Saban Simons contributed 3 plus a fumble recovery. They host Fort Madison Friday at 5.

(9/23) Van Buren Volleyball Team Downed 3 Times

Van Buren dropped 3 varsity volleyball matches last evening at Fort Madison. The scores:
Wapello 17-21, 21-23 
Danville 20-22, 21-15, 7-15
Class 1A top ranked host Holy Trinity 6-21, 4-21
Overall stat leaders
Kortney Banks 22 assists from setting
Courtney Hervey 20 digs
Shayla Filson hit all 19 serves, 2 of them aces and had 8 kills
Hannah Heiserman 17 of 18 serving with 3 aces
Grace Thomas 8 blocks and 8 kills
Jenna Thornburg added 4 kills
Hannah Heiserman 17 of 18 serving with 3

(9/22) Pekin Rips New London In Football

The 4 and 0 Pekin varsity football team hammered New London 54-7 Friday night. Chase Copeland racked up 153 yards from 11 rushes, 3 were touchdowns with a long of 54 while also making 2 catches that gained 61 yards including 40 on a TD. Trevor Northup hit 6 of 8 passes netting 131 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tanner Adam totaled 77 yards on only 7 carries, 2 of them TD's. Keaton Winn had a 31 yard touchdown reception. Northup provided a 21 yard TD run. Adam finished with 8 tackles. Tyler Copeland made 6 tackles, Cole Reighard was credited with 5 and Scott Entsminger recovered a fumble. The Panthers play at 3 and 1 Van Buren this Friday.

(9/22) Van Buren Football Team Pulls Away From Waco

Van Buren trailed 16-6 early but then exploded to win 48-23 over Waco in varsity football at Wayland Friday night. Garrett Saunders completed 16 of 23 passes netting 293 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brandon Plecker grabbed 7 catches that gained 178 yards and 3 TD's, the longest an 81 yard play. Vaughn Helling provided 135 yards from 12 carries, 3 of them touchdowns including a 66 yard run. Brayden Starnes 3 receptions gained 49 yards. Will Mertens had 3 catches totaling 44 yards. Noah Whitten got the other TD reception. Dakota LaRue paced the defense making 8 tackles and recovered a fumble. Justin Hagans had 8 tackles. Mertens came thorugh with 7 and a half. Helling totaled 7 tackles. Hunter Coffman and Sam Dickinson added 6 apiece. Jesse Fuller and Saunders both recovered fumbles. The 3 and 1 Warriors host 4 and 0 Pekin in a key district game Friday night.

(9/22) Fairfield Diver Wins In Marshalltown

The Fairfield girls swim team was at Marshalltown Saturday and Katherine Mueller took the diving championship with a meet and school record of 525 points. Kristin Burnstedt finished 4th of 9 scoring 343.8. The swimming results are going to be mailed out and the Trojan highlights will be listed once they are provided.

(9/22) Cardinal Volleyball Team Performs Well At Harmony

Cardinal took 3 of 4 matches during the Harmony varsity volleyball competition Saturday. They were led by:
Cassidy McMartin 37 of 39 serving with 9 aces, 17 digs, 14 kills and 2 solo blocks
Danae Moses 34 set assists and connected on 33 of 34 serves, one an ace
Ashley Hart 28 digs and 5 aces
Jessie McElderry 28 of 30 serving including 7 aces, 20 kills and 18 digs
Shelby Smith 18 assists from setting and one solo block
Dakota Durflinger credited with being in on 9 blocks, one a solo
Riley Liles chipped in 2 solo blocks
Scores featured:

(9/22) Fairfield Is 6th In Ottumwa Volleyball Tournament

The Fairfield varsity volleyball team was 2 and 3 which took 6th place at the Ottumwa invitaional Saturday. The individual leaders on the day featured:
Alexis Ring 58 of 60 serving with 6 aces, 36 assists from setting and 19 of 23 passing
Delaney Neil didn't miss 48 serves including 3 aces, totaled 16 kills and was in on 6 blocks, one a solo
Madison Roberts ripped 34 kills
Jolea Burkhart was 33 of 36 serving with an ace and converted 16 of 21 passes
Kesley Roberts came up with 31 digs and handed out 29 set assists
Shelby Heston put down 16 kills
Molly Ryan was in on 15 blocks with 9 solos
The scores were:

(9/22) Van Buren Volleyball Team Wins Once At Harmony Competition

Van Buren went 1 and 3 in the Harmony varsity volleyball tournament Saturday, winning over the host school in 2 straight games. They were downed by Cardinal 21-25, 15-25, West Burlington and West Hancock. The other scores and individual stat leaders are not available yet.

(9/22) Ottumwa Nipped At Indianola In Football

The Ottumwa varsity football team lost a 32-26 double overtime contest at Indianola Friday night. Isaiah Cox provided 99 yards on 22 runs. Brok Hopwoo went 6 of 10 through the air netting 87 yards and 2 touchdowns. Papay Kruah grabbed 4 receptions totaling 57 yards and a TD. Bradley Bramschreiber had a 24 yard touchdown catch. Hopwood netted 64 yards from 16 rushes, one a TD. Isaiah Hutchinson carried the ball 10 times picking up 62 yards. Sam Kramer paced the defense with 10 tackles. Sam Moreland made 8 tackles while Chase Wood contributed 7 and a half. Corey Ridgeway intercepted a pass. The 3 and 1 Bulldogs host 0 and 4 Iowa City High Friday.

(9/22) Fairfield Football Team Topped At Washington

Fairfield dropped a 42-12 district opening varsity football road game to Washington Friday night. Cam Baumann hit 21 of 35 passes gaining 182 yards and 2 touchdowns. Alex Crile made 11 catches that totaled 97 yards and both TD's. Jordan Reid came through with 49 yards from 4 receptions. Zane Richmond had 7 and a half tackles, Alex Christensen was credited with 6 and a half, Landen Greiner had 6, Dakota Nye 5 and a half while Fejon Redd added 4 and a half. The 2 and 2 Trojans host 0 and 4 Fort Madison Friday. 

(9/22) Cardinal Defeated By Lone Tree In Football

The Cardinal varsity football team fell to Lone tree 41-14 Friday night. Tyler Albert finished with 111 yards on 16 rushes, one a touchdown. Nathan Yeager had a TD run plus 21 and a half tackles. Brandon Potts completed 5 of 10 passes netting 45 yards. Chase Courtney got 21 of those on 2 receptions. Jacob Bonner recovered a fumble and returned it 45 yards. Courtney provided 8 tackles. Quinn Honomichl was in on 5 and a half tackles. Justin Conger and Kaleb Durflinger each added 5. The Comets host Waco Friday with each team entering the game 0 and 4.

(9/22) Week 4 Football Winners

Area high school football scores Friday night included:
Pekin 54 New London 7
Van Buren 48 Waco 23
Washington 42 Fairfield 12
Indianola 32 Ottumwa 26 (2 overtimes)
Lone Tree 41 Cardinal 14
Mount Pleasant 57 Chariton 33
Albia 53 North Polk 21
Sigourney-Keota 29 Pella Christian 27
Clear Creek Amana 28 Fort Madison 8
Davenport Assumption 27 Keokuk 3
Winfield-Mount Union 47 Danville 24
Mid-Prairie 34 West Burlington Notre Dame 20
Iowa City Regina 38 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6
Mediapolis 42 Central Lee 6
8 player
Melcher-Dallas 68 Harmony 8

(9/19) Fairfield Downs Ottumwa In 8th Grade Volleyball

The Fairfield 8th grade A volleyball team took a 21-8, 21-14 win at Ottumwa yesterday. Kara Jeffrey hit 12 of 13 serves including 4 aces and put down a kill. Danae Drish went 6 of 7 serving. Mia Ellis connected on 6 of 8 serves, 2 of them aces. Alison Godwin ripped 2 kills and had a block. Olivia Roberts added one. kill.

Fairfield swept the B match 21-17, 21-2. Jill Dunlap didn't miss 15 serves with 5 aces. Drish hit each of 9 serves including 4 aces. Ellis was 4 of 5 serving with an ace. Godwin came through with 3 aces. Roberts provided 3 kills and Blair Bowman added 2.

The Fairfield 8th grade C team lost to Ottumwa 13-21 in both games. Bailey Travis went 16 of 22 serving with 14 aces. Abby Waldon put down 3 kills and Angel Samuelson contributed 2.

Fairfield knocked off the Ottumwa D team 21-10, 21-18. No indivudal stat leaders were listed.

(9/19) Cardinal Volleyball Team Sweeps MSAE

Cardinal beat Maharishi School 25-16, 25-8, 25-9 in varsity volleyball last evening. Cassidy McMartin ripped 15 of 16 serves, 4 of them aces, totaled 6 kills and 5 digs. Danae Moses went 14 of 15 serving with 6 aces and dished out 10 set assists. Shelby Smith finished with 11 assists and 2 blocks. Jesie McElderry didn't miss 10 serves, one an ace, had 7 kills and 5 digs. Dakota Durflinger wnet 8 of 9 serving including 4 aces and put down 5 kills. Candice Guiter and Riley Liles each chipped in 2 blocks. The Comets are at the Harmony tournament Saturday.

MSAE was led by Amanda Valentine hitting 8 of 9 serves. Kadie Roberts was 6 of 7 serving. Anna Unger was good on each of 5 serves with one ace and racked  up 3 digs. Jivani Rodriguez provided 3 digs. Amie Saine had 2 kills and Loreena Hansen chipped in a solo block.

(9/19) Ottumwa Tops Mount Pleasant In Volleyball

The Ottumwa varsity volleyball team defeated Mount Pleasant 25-19, 25-21, 13-25, 25-23 on the road last night. Kassidi Henderson came through with 26 digs. Chloe Davis totaled 19 set assists. Ellie Hammack ripped 14 kills and Mallary Simmer added 5 blocks. The Bulldogs host a tournament Saturday starting at 8:30 in the morning which also will include Fairfield, Davis County, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Mount Pleasant, Albia, Burlington and Washington.

(9/19) Pekin Volleyball Team Edges IMS

Pekin got by IMS 19-25, 25-20, 19-25, 28-26 (overcoming a 19-23 deficit), 15-11 in varsity volleyball last night. Whitney Horras handed out 41 assists from setting. Courtney Comstock hit all 22 serves including 2 aces. Beth Atwood provided 18 digs, 13 kills and 2 aces. Maddy Baker had 15 digs and 9 kills. Cassidy Tolle contributed 14 kills and 10 digs. 

(9/19) Fairfield 2nd In Fort Madison Girls CC Invitational

The Fairfield varsity girls were 2nd of 6 large school cross country teams at Fort Madison yesterday scoring 57. Unofficial results had Taylor Ferrel 7th, Ashlyn Elmore 8th and Maggie Ferrel 12th. Sami Fritz was held out of the competition to rest after running hard at Oskaloosa on Tuesday. Host Fort Madison won the championship with 31 points and Mount Pleasant ended up 3rd at 73.

Fairfield took 4th of 6 in the AA boys with a score of 107. Jordan Guezimane led they way finishing 12th. The 14th ranked Mount Pleasant squad was 1st totaling just 21 points and runnerup Fort Madison scored 44.

(9/19) Fairfield Middle School Runner 2nd At Fort Madison

Ashley Bloomquist of Fairfield finished 2nd in the 8th grade girls division of the Fort Madison cross country meet yesterday with a time of 15:07. Dylan Harvey took 7th at 13:48 and Mark Diers was 10th with a 14:05 clocking among the 8th grade boys. Other top performances came from:
Destiny Gridley 10th fastest 7th grade girl
Madison Kraemer 14th during the 8th grade girls race
Bryan Wilkins 18th in the 7th grade boys division
Emma Carlson 19th among the 8th grade girls
Nickel Iseman 22nd in the 8th grade boys
Hailey Pohren-Gevock 29th place 7th grade girl

(9/19) IHCC Downed By Iowa Western In Volleyball

The Indian Hills volleyball team came up short 25-20, 16-25, 24-26, 20-25 at 15th rated Iowa Western on Tuesday night, their first loss of the season. The 13 and 1 Warriors host Iowa Lakes Saturday afternoon at 2.

(9/19) Van Buren Volleyball Team Falls To New London

Van Buren lost 8-25, 11-25, 7-25 in varsity volleyball last night at Class 1A 6th ranked New London. Libby King was 6 of 7 serving and distributed 4 set assists. Kortney Banks totaled 5 digs. Shayla Filson nailed 3 kills and Courntey Hervey added an ace serve. The Warriors are at the Harmony tournament Saturday.

(9/17) Fairfield 9th In Oskaloosa Boys CC Meet

The Fairfield varsity boys cross country team was 9th of 11 at the Oskaloosa invitational yesterday with 248 points. That total included (place/team points):
Jordan Guezimane 30/29 in 19:11
Elijah Parr 44/43 a time of 19:41
Bowen Richmond 59/56 clocked at 20:29
Connor Ryan 62/58 in 20:40
Eric Swan 66/62 with a time of 20:59
Williamsburg won the championship scoring 59 and host Oskaloosa was 2nd at 71.

(9/15) Fairfield Holds Off Knoxville In Football

The Fairfield varsity football team downed Knoxville 20-14 Friday night. Cam Baumann hit 10 of 18 passes totaling 124 yards. Nick Jackson came through with 93 yards on 23 rushes, one a touchdown. Landen Greiner carried the ball 8 times netting 66 yards. Baumann added a pair of TD runs. Alex Crile gained 61 yards on 4 receptions. Jordan Reid contributed 4 catches that totaled 44 yards. Alex Christensen made a team high 7 and a half tackles including 5 solos and one sack. Fejon Redd had 6 tackles, 5 of them solo. Zane Richmond was credited with 5 tackles and grabbed an interception. Dakota Nye got 5 tackles and Zach Martin recovered a fumble. The 2 and 1 Trojans begin district play Friday at Washington.

(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

(8/12) Fairfield Football Games

Here is the Fairfield High School football schedule for the 2014 season with each varsity contest broadcast live on 1570KMCD:
29 at Davis County
5 Albia (Home)
12 Knoxville (Home)
19 at Washington
26 Fort Madison (Home)
3 at Keokuk
10 Mount Pleasant (Home)
17 at Davenport Assumption
24 Clear Creek Amana (Home)