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(3/3) Sami Fritz And Nicole Buch Each Take Top Fairfield Girls Basketball Honor

The Fairfield High School girls basketball team had sophomore Sami Fritz and freshman Nicole Buch share the Outstanding Player of the year award for the season that recently ended. They both made the Class 4A Southeast Iowa All-Region list that came out yesterday. The team Hustle award went to junior Taylor Ferrel. Junior Mackenzie Flattery received the 3 point field goal award. The 6th girl of the year was sophomore Mikaela Lunsford. Senior Karley Williams got the Coaches award from Mick Flattery.

Earning Southeast Conference All-Academic recognition were junior Lindsey Repp, senior Alexis Ring (both managers), junior Molly Ryan, Flattery and Williams. This goes to any juniior or senior with a Grade Pont Average of at least 3.25.

(3/3) SEISC Boys All-Conference Basketball Selections Announced

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:

(3/3) Fort Madison Downed By Wililimsburg In Boys Basketball

The Fort Madison boys basketball team dropped a 65-61 Class 3A substate final game to Williamsburg last night at Muscatine. The Bloodhounds end the season with a record of 21 and 3. 

(3/7) Auction For Cael McCabe Taking Place March 14th

Cael McCabe of Fairfield is traveling to Tennessee next month for the AAU National Duals youth wrestling tournament. A fund raising auction will be held Friday March 14th to offset some of the expenses. He is a 45 pounder and a challenge is being issued for at least 45 businesses and individuals to donate items. If you can help, call his father Shae McCabe at 641-233-7765. 

(3/2) Nicole Buch And Sami Fritz Of Fairfield Are All-District In Basketball

Fairfield had freshman Nicole Buch and sophomore Sami Fritz both selected Class 4A Southeast Iowa All-District girls basketball players for the season that just concluded.  They also have been named 1st Team All-Conference by the Southeast Conference coaches. Junior Mackenzie Flattery is on the 2nd Team. Trojans receiving Honorable Mention in the league were the only senior Karley Williams, juniors Taylor Ferrel and Molly Ryan along with sophomores Kylie Kurtz and Mikaela Lunsford. 

Senior Kelsi Phipps of Mount Pleasant was selected the Southeast Conference girls basketball Player of the Year.

(3/2) Indian Hills Over Northeast Community College In Basketball

The 13th ranked Indian Hills basketball team picked up a 107-91 home victory against Northeast Community College Saturday night, taking the Region 11 Conference tournament. The 28 and 4 Warriors visit 26 and 6 North Dakota State College of Science Thursday night. The winner will qualify for the NJCAA Division One national tournament at Hutchinson, Kansas. 

The Wildcats beat Dawson from Monatana 92-63 yesterday afternoon to wrap up the Region 13 title. NDSCS hosted the contest in Wahpeton, North Dakota where IHCC will play. According to Mapquest, the trip is 526 miles from the Ottumwa campus and would be just over 8 hours of driving.

(3/2) Danville Boys Basketball Team Advances To State

Danville ripped Sigourney 78-29 in a Class 1A boys substate final boys basketball game Saturday night at Fairfield High School. The 25 and 0 Bears open state tournament competition next Monday afternoon at 3:45 against 22 and 4 West Hancock in Des Moines. The Savages finished with a record of 18 and 6.

The Iowa City Regina boys rolled over West Burlington 69-38 in a Class 2A substate final basketball game Saturday night at Muscatine. The Falcons ended the season 14 and 11.

(2/27) IHCC Gets By Marshalltown In Basketball

The 9th ranked Indian Hills basketball team took a 96-91 Region 11 tournament semifinal home win over Marshalltown last night on the Ottumwa campus. They trailed 73-61 with just over 10 minutes remaining. The 27 and 4 Warriors host the conference championship game against 25 and 6 Northeast Community College Saturday night at 7. IHCC topped this opponent 109-105 last Saturday in Nebraska after dropping a 134-128 overtime home contest on January 24th when they had a 20 point lead in the second half slip away.

Northeast knocked off Iowa Western 87-73 last night in Nebraska.

(2/27) Area Girls Basketball Players Honored By SEISC

Southeast Iowa Superconference girls basketball All-Conference selections have been announced for the most recent season. Van Buren senior Kaitlyn Johnson is the South Division Player of the Year. Joining her on the 1st Team is Cardinal junior Delaney Ridgway. The North Division 1st Team is featuring Pekin juniors Beth Atwood and Gwynne Wright.  

Pekin 2nd Team players in the North included senior McKenna Gambell and freshman little sister Maci Gambell. Making the South Division 2nd team from the area were senior Danae Moses and junior Jessie McElderry of Cardinal along with senior Shayla Filson of Van Buren. 

(2/27) Fort Madison Edges Keokuk In Boys Basketball

The Fort Madison varsity boys basketball team took a 40-38 overtime Class 3A district championship win over Keokuk last night at Burlington High School. The 21 and 2 Bloodhounds advance to the substate final against 22 and 1 Williamsburg Monday night at Muscatine.

Class 1A boys district championship basketball featured Danville topping Holy Trinity Catholic 63-52 at Burlington Notre Dame while Sigourney beat Lynnville-Sully 61-53 in Knoxville last night. Those winners play the substate game in the Fairfield High School gym Saturday night at 7. Danville is 23 and 0 while the Savages have a record of 18 and 5.