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(12/6) Davis County Rolls Over Twin Cedars In Girls Basketball


The Davis County varsity girls basketball team ripped Twin Cedars 62-28 last night at Bloomfield. Bailea Yahnke provided 19 points and 5 steals. M'chelle Allen scored 7 from just 5 shots and handed out 4 assists. Kennedy Clyman finished with 7 points. Klaire Fipps and Kali Rudd each scored 6.

The 2 and 1 Mustangs travel to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont this evening.

(12/6) Fairfield Boys Bowling Team Drills Pella


Fairfield rolled over Pella 2935-2256 at home in varsity boys bowling to start the season Saturday. Eric Swan had scores of 252 and 232. Bradyen Fishel rolled games of 248 and 200. Kyle Ruckman finished with 219 and 183 scores. They had Baker games of 212 and 211. Rounding out the top scores were Brayden Miller with a 191 and 176 from Logan Stark. 

The JV team was led by Davin Myers and Dalton Rippey with 151 each while Drake Rippey added a 150.

(12/6) Fairfield Tops Pella In Girls Bowling


The Fairfield varsity girls bowling team opened the season with a 2398-1800 home win against Pella Saturday. Top individual games featured Sara Trent 205 and 174, Shannon Morrissey 202 and 182, Taylor Marlay 169 and 162 plus a 155 from Kylee Marlay. Olivia Hammel turned in the best JV score of 146.

(12/6) Fairfield Girls Basketball Team Rips Mount Pleasant


Class 4A number 15 Fairfield rolled 62-38 in varsity girls basketball at Mount Pleasant on Friday. Sami Fritz totaled 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Nicole Buch finished with 18 points, 8 deflections, 5 steals and 4 assists. Kylie Kurtz had 7 assists, 7 points, 4 deflections and 3 steals. Mikaela Lunsford scored 6 and handed out 3 assists. Brooke McLain netted 5 points. Brynna Bowman provided 4 points and 2 steals. Kara Jeffrey added 4 boards and 2 blocks. The 4 and 1 Trojans visit Ottumwa this evening.

(12/6) Van Buren Beats New London In Girls Basketball


The Van Buren varsity girls basketball team shut down New London 40-33 Friday evening. Taryn Scheuermann totaled 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Madi Bartholomew came through with 12 points, 6 assists, 4 boards and 2 steals. Hannah Hudson scored 8 and pulled down 7 rebounds. Grace Thomas had 4 boards. Kylee Bass and Hannah Heiserman each chipped in 2 assists. The 3 and 0 Warriors travel to Class 1A 12th rated Burlington Notre Dame this evening.

(12/6) Davis County Girls Basketball Team Knocks Off Centerville


Davis County took a 58-45 varsity girls basketball home game against Centerville Friday. M'chelle Allen led the way with 30 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Bailea Yahnke provided 14 points and 8 boards. Shelby Motykowski grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Kali Rudd scored 10. 

(12/6) Pekin Downs Mediapolis In Boys Basketball


The Pekin varsity boys basketball team picked up a 58-49 win at Mediapolis Friday night. Ryan Millikin totaled 22 points and 3 steals. Levi Long had 11 rebounds and 9 points. Caleb Comstock finished with 10 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Chandler Eckley contributed 8 rebounds, 4 points and 4 steals.

(12/6) IWU Basketball Teams Top Blackburn


Iowa Wesleyan University hammered Blackburn College 68-39 in womens basketball Saturday afternoon, their 3rd straight win. The 3 and 4 Tigers visit Spalding University Saturday at noon in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Iowa Wesleyan University mens basketball team beat Blackburn College 76-65 Saturday. The 4 and 3 Tigers host Principia College tonight at 7.

(12/6) IHCC Takes 2 Of 3 In Basketball Over The Weekend


The Division One 17th rated Indian Hills basketball team ripped Kankakee 96-54 Sunday at Ottumwa. The Warriors got by Richard J Daley College 73-61 Saturday night but came up short against Vincennes University 86-85 Friday night. IHCC is now 10 and 2 on the season. They host State Fair Community College Friday night and John Wood Community College Saturday.

(12/6) Ottumwa Wrestling Results At Burlington


Joey Mitchell at 170 pounds and heavyweight Jacob Brownlee each took a championship for Ottumwa during the Burlington varsity wrestling tournament Saturday. Adding 2nds were Nathanael Shoemaker at 120, 126 Jacob Fitzner, Vincnet Vass at 132 and 160 Jonathan Morales. The Bulldogs ended up 2nd of 6 overall with a score of 347. Iowa City West won the meet totaling 362 while 3rd place Burlington had 333.

(12/5) Michael Fritz Of Fairfield Is Champion In Wrestling At West Delaware


The Fairfield varsity wrestling team had Michael Fritz win the title at 195 in the West Delaware invitational Saturday. Finishing 4th were 126 pounder Dallas Peebler and Trenton Hanen at 220. Heavyweight Brendon Lunsford was 5th. The Trojans ended up 10th of 11 scoring 67. Decorah was first with 185 points, beating Davenport Assumption by 13.

(12/5) Pekin Invitational Wrestling Highlights


Pekin's varsity wrestling tournament took place Saturday. Zach Hammes of the host Panthers was the champion at 132. Their 160 pounder Kaden Baker finished 2nd. Coming in 3rd were Keaton Baayen at 170 and 182 Jordan Hixson.

The Van Buren team had Adam Smith win the 113 pound division. They got 3rds from 138 Caleb Stoltz and Brody Caviness at 160.

Cardinal was led by seconds with Trey Albert at 152 and 170 Andrew Martinez at Pekin. Adding 4ths

(12/5) Pekin Drops Game To Mediapolis In Girls Basketball


The Pekin varsity girls basketball team came up short 70-56 at Class 2A 15th ranked Mediapolis Friday evening. Maci Gambell racked up 27 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Kaylee Linder totaled 13 points, 7 boards and 3 assists. Zoey Wright scored 6 and distributed 2 assists. Haley Gambell had 4 points and Shea Dahlstrom chipped in 2 assists. The Panthers were up at halftime 35-28.

(12/5) Fairfield 9th Grade Boys Basketball Team Defeated At Mount Pleasant


Fairfield was knocked off 59-49 in 9th grade boys basketball at Mount Pleasant Friday. Drew Martin scored 16. Matthew Swanson provided 9 points. Elan Ledger netted 8 points. Dylan Durbin and Cam Ledger each chipped in 7 points.

(12/5) Ottumwa Falls To Dowling In Basketball


The Ottumwa varsity boys basketball team dropped a 60-39 home game with Dowling Friday night. Andrew Curran scored 12 and handed out 3 assists. Noah Boyer provided 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Jayqwon Bridges scored 6. Kane Brumbaugh totaled 5 boards and 4 points. Sam Yeaway added 3 assists.

Ottumwa also lost in varsity girls basketball against Dowling 66-34 Friday. Karleigh Halpin and Kacy Nickerson finished with 7 poinst apiece. Kaylee Bix had 5 points and 4 assists. Jaylin Carter scored 4, Helen Altfillisch distributed 2 assists.

(12/5) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Downed By Mount Pleasant


Fairfield was defeated 66-38 in varsity boys basketball at Mount Pleasant Friday night. Carson Crile totaled 15 points. Collin Breen scored 6. Tristin Waugh had 5 points. while Dante Cingire added 4.

(12/5) Cardinal Defeated By Central Lee In Boys Basketball


The Cardinal varsity boys basketball team fell to Central Lee 61-21 Friday night. Gabe Clarkson grabbed 9 rebounds. Trevor Albert totaled 8 points and 6 steals. Zack Steele contributed 5 points and 3 assists. 

(12/5) Van Buren Boys Basketball Team Falls To New London


Van Buren dropped a 72-31 varsity boys basketball home game against New London Friday night. Jaedon Gerig provided 13 points. Brycen Starnes scored 5. Treygar Garrett and Caleb Johnson added 4 points apiece.

(12/5) Cardinal Topped By Central Lee In Girls Basketball


The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team lost to Central Lee 57-14 on Friday. Maddie Cloke and Sarah Schmidt each scored 4. 

(12/2) Fairfield Varsity Wrestling Team Tops Davis County And Centerville


Fairfield opened the varsity wrestling season last night and beat Davis County 55-21 at Centerville. Pins came from Stetson Spees at 132, 138 Derek Beasley, Bailey Jones at 152, 170 Simon Spalla and Trenton Hanen at 220. The 126 pounder Dallas Peebler racked up a 14-0 major decision. Brendon Lunsford won 4-0 at heavyweight. Picking up forfeits were 160 Noah Stone, Jesse Birlson at 192 and 195 Michael Fritz.

They also got by the host Centerville 42-36. All the scoring was on pins by Charles Heisel at 145, 152 Jones, Spalla at 170, 195 Fritz, Hanen at 220 and heavyweight Lunsford.

Davis County wins against Fairfield included a pin by Gerald Rupe at 106, 145 pounder Wilson Wuthrich a 10-5 decision plus forfeits to Jack Ball at 113 and 120 Mason Mietzner. The Mustangs came up short against Keokuk 37-36 with the decisive point from a tie breaking criteria. Winning by fall were Ball at 106 and 113 Rupe. They picked up forfeits to Mietzner at 120, 170 Chaes Furtwangler, Logan Hale at 220 and heavweight Louie Chickering.

(12/2) Fairfield JV Wrestlers Undefeated At Centerville


The Fairfield JV wrestling team opened up last night taking all 11 matches at Centerville including 10 by fall. Double winners were Zach Barnes, Gannon Courtright, Caleb Heisel, Saban Simons and Carter Spalla. Josh Kessel added a pin. The competition also featured Davis County and Keokuk.

(12/2) IWU Basketball Teams Rips MacMurray


Iowa Wesleyan University hammered MacMurray 79-36 in a home womens basketball game Wednesday night. They are now 2 and 4 this season. The 3 and 3 Tiger men also rolled over MacMurray 106-77 Wednesday night at Mount Pleasant. Both teams host Blackburn College Saturday afternoon with a 1 o'clock womens contest followed by the men playing at 3.

(12/2) Pekin Wrestling Highlights From Lynnville-Sully


The Pekin varsity wrestling team opened last night at Sully. The Panthers were nipped 33-30 by host Lynnville-Sully. They had pins from Zach Hammes at 132 and 170 Keaton Baayen. The rest of the points came on forfeits received by Isaiah Wittrock at 145, 182 Jordan Hixson and Connor Reed at 195.

Pekin fell to Montezuma 36-24. Hixson had a pin at 182. Winning decisions were 145 pounder Wittrock 2-1 and Hunter Conger 10-3 at 152. Picking up forfeits were 132 Hammes and Baayen at 170. The Panthers dropped a 42-15 dual with North Mahaska. Hammes won by fall at 132. The 170 pounder Baayen took a 6-5 decision. Reed received a forfeit at 195.

(12/2) Van Buren Wrestling Results


Van Buren started the varsity wrestling season last night at West Burlington. They came up short against host West Burlington Notre Dame 36-24. Ty Hamburg won by fall at 182. Taking decisions were 138 pounder Caleb Stoltz 5-0 and Gabe Tedrow 4-1 at heavyweight. Forfeits were picked up by 113 Adam Smith and Aidan Franklin at 132.

The Warriors lost to West Hancock, Illinois 42-18. The scoring came from pins by Smith at 120, 132 Franklin and Tedrow at heavyweight. Van Buren was defeated by New London 63-4. The 138 pounder Stoltz got the win with a 9-1 major decision.

(11/28) Fairfield Wins Twice In JV Girls Basketball


The Fairfield JV girls basketball team defeated a squad from Waterloo West 35-27 Saturday afternoon. Shaylin Drish and Destiny Gridley each provided 8 points. Ashley Bloomquist scored 7 and Blair Bowman added 4 points. Friday they nipped a different group from Waterloo West that featured some varsity reserves 45-42. Individual scoring was not available from that contest.