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(2/23) Fairfield Players Sami Fritz And Nicole Buch Honored By SEC


The Southeast Conference girls basketball coaches selected senior Sami Fritz and junior Nicole Buch of Fairfield as Co Most Valuable Players for the season that just ended. Joining them on the 1st Team are senior Mackenzie Pezley and junior Michaela Davis of Keokuk along with senior Sarah Moffett and junior Kaylyn Batey from Mount Pleasant.

Trojan seniors named to the 2nd Team include Kylie Kurtz and Mikaela Lunsford. Another Fairfield senior getting Honorable Mention was Brooke McLain. They went 8 and 0 in the league.

(2/23) Fairfield 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team Defeats Edward Stone


Fairfield rolled over Edward Stone of Burlington 36-14 in the 7th grade girls basketball A game Tuesday. Hannah Simpson provided 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals. Danielle Breen finished with 10 points, 7 boards and 6 steals. Delaney Breen totaled 9 points and 5 steals. Malory Lyon grabbed 8 rebounds. Brynley Allison had 6 boards. Anna Dunlap contributed 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 points.

The B teams played one quarter with Fairfield coming out on top 6-3. Jenna Norris, Allison and Lyon each scored 2.

(2/23) SEISC Girls Basketball All-Conference Selections Announced


The area girls named 1st Team All-Conference basketball players by the Southeast Iowa Super Conference coaches include:
South Division
Van Buren freshmen
Madi Bartholomew
and Taryn Sheuermann

North Division from Pekin
Junior Maci Gambell

Matt Zeitler of Van Buren was voed as the South Coach of the Year while Pekin's Davis Eidahl got that honor for the North

Making 2nd Team

(2/22) Ottumwa Girls Bowling Team Wins State Title


Ottumwa took the Class 2A girls state bowling championship yesterday with a 3010 at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Freshman Jennifer Goodman turned in the highest game of 268 and combined with a 191 scored 459 which was the 2nd best individual series. Junior Makayla Martshcing rolled 226 and 169 games. Junior Carin Davidson had 212 and 188 scores. Freshman Anna Wetrich turned in games of 192 and 165. Freshman McKinna Haines had a 184. Junior Kayla Davidson rounded out the team rolling 180 and 163 scores. Baker games included 257, 225, 215, 198 and 161.

Waterloo East was 2nd at 2989. Keokuk finished 4th scoring 2705 led by the top individual series of 470 by Kaitlyn Moore with a pair of 235 games.

(2/22) Ottumwa 4th In Boys State Bowling


The Ottumwa varsity boys bowling team ended up 4th during the Class 2A state tournament yesterday at Des Moines. The 3056 included:
Freshman Jaxson Coble 8th best series of 437 with games of  229 and 208
Senior Trevor Harp scores of 245 and 157
Sophomore Trinity Frederick 233 and 183
Freshman Dawson Green 205 and 179
Senior Tyler Cramblit 201 and 178
Baker scores of 224, a pair of 215's, 193 ad 191
Junior Dylan Clark rolled 185 and 177 games but that turned out to be the low series that was dropped.
Urbandale finished 1st with 3395. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was 2nd at 3093 while 3rd place

(2/22) IHCC Basketball Team Defeats Moberly


Number 16 Indian  Hills got by 14th rated Moberly 56-48 in mens junior college basketball on the road last night. The Warriors end the regular season 26 and 4 with 10 straight wins. They begin the Region 11 tournament hosting a semifinal game next Wednesday at 7 facing the winner of the game Monday that has Southeastern traveling to Marshalltown.

(2/22) Keokuk Topped In Girls Basketball Against Marion


The Keokuk High School varsity girls basketball team lost the 5A regional final game 46-39 at top ranked Marion last night. The 22 and 1 Indians advance to the state tournament next week. The Chiefs finish the season 16 and 7.

Boys district basketball scores around Southeast Iowa last night featured:
Class 1A 
Danville 70 Keota 61
New London 70 Burlington Notre Dame 49
Class 2A
Highland 74 Central Lee 56
Pella Christian 69 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 43

(2/21) Fairfield Boys Bowling Team Is 3rd At State


Fairfield took 3rd in the Class 1A varsity boys bowling state tournament yesterday at Des Moines with a score of 3067. Eric Swan was 8th individually totaling 438 with games of 227 and 211. Brayden Miller ended up 13th at 427 which featured a 224 and 203. Kyle Ruckman finished 16th rolling the Trojans best game of 243 and a 175. Brayden Fishel had scores of 223 and 174. Shane Morrissey contributed a 172 game and 320 series.  The low series not included was 309 by Logan Stark. 

The Baker games were a school record 268, 229, 201, 197 and 172. West Delaware won the championship totaling 3143, Maquoketa ended up 2nd with 3091 while 4th place LeMars had 3009. Fairfield matched the 2012 team that also came in 3rd at state.

(2/21) Ottumwa Falls In Boys Basketball Against Des Moines Roosevelt


The Ottumwa varsity boys basketball team lost the Class 4A substate opener 49-38 at Des Moines Roosevelt last night. Andrew Curran provided 13 points. Kane Brumbaugh pulled down 8 rebounds. Jayqwon Bridges scored 7. Trey Thomas had 6 points and 2 assists. Wyatt Crosby totaled 6 points. Sam Yeaway finished with 5 boards and 2 assists. Noah Boyer contributed 5 rebounds. The Bulldogs had a final record of 6 and 16.

(2/21) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Downed By Knoxville


Fairfield dropped a 68-45 Class 3A varsity boys basketball district first round game to Knoxville at Oskaloosa last night. Carson Crile came through with 13 points. James Lyman scored 10 including 9 on 3 point field goals. Tristin Waugh totaled 8 points.,Dante Cingire had 6 and CollinBreen added 5. They finish the season 9 and 12. 

The Panthers avenged a 49-43 loss at Fairfield last Thursday when they were 2 of 21 on 3 pointers making 12 of them last night including 6 during the 3rd period. Knoxville only was ahead 35-28 at halftime but built a 63-38 advantage  at the end of 3 quarters.

Other 3A openers last night featured:
Oskaloosa 81 Washington 46
Fort Madison 52 CHariton 48
Mount Pleasant 67 Keokuk 30

(2/21) Fairfield Wrestler Brendon Lunsford Ends Up 6th At State


The state wrestling tournament concluded Saturday and heavyweight Brendon Lunsford of Fairfield finished 6th in Class 2A. The 34 and 10 junior was defeated 4-1 and 1-0 Saturday. The final match was against Tyler Linderbaum of Solon who Lunsford had knocked off for the district championship 7-4 at Fairfield last Saturday. He took 7-2 and 4-3 decisions Friday

Ottumwa junior 170 pounder Joey Mitchell was 7th in Class 3A, winning the final match Saturday 3-2. On Friday he got a 5-1 victory then lost 11-4. He ended the season with a record of 38 and 13.

Senior Michael Fritz from Fairfield lost by injury default in Class 2A at 195 Friday, one win short of placing. He ended up 34 and 6.

Other area state wrestling qualifiers that did not place after being defeated Friday included Van Buren sophomore Caleb Stoltz at 138 in Class 1A, finishing 39 and 15 plus 113 pounder Nate Shoemaker of Ottumwa going 28 and 20 as a junior .

(2/21) IHCC Beats Marshalltown In Basketball


The 16th ranked Indian Hills basketball team pulled away from Marshalltown 76-60 Saturday night at Ottumwa. Now 25 and 4 with 9 straight wins, they finish the regular season at Moberly, Missouri tonight. The Warriors took 7 of 8 Region 11 games and will have home court advantage for the conference tournament next week.

(2/20) IWU Mens Basketball Team Nips Eureka


Iowa Wesleyan University took an 84-82 mens basketball win at Eureka College Saturday afternoon. They complete the regular season 17 and 8.

The Tiger women came up short 74-66 against Eureka in Illinois Saturday. Iowa Wesleyan ended up with a record of 10 and 13.

(2/20) Fairfield Girls Basketball Team Downed By Keokuk


Class 4A number 15 Fairfield came up short 48-45 in a Class 4A regional semifinal varsity girls basketball home contest against Keokuk Saturday night. Sami Fritz provided 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals. Kylie Kurtz netted 12 points. Ashley Bloomquist scored 11 including 9 on 3 point field goals in the 2nd half. Mikaela Lunsford totaled 5 boards and 4 points. Brooke McLain grabbed 4 rebounds. 

​The Trojans were ahead 14-7 during the 2nd quarter but fell behind 28-14 after halftime. They rallied  to make it a one point deficit 46-45 with 35 seconds left. Keokuk hit a couple free throws for the final margin.

The Trojans finish the season 16 and 6. The Chiefs take the same record into the regional final at top ranked 21 and 1 Marion Tuesday night. That team ripped Mount Pleasant Saturday night 54-23.

(2/20) Pekin Defeated In Girls Basketball At Central Decatur


The Pekin varsity girls basketball team lost a 73-43 Class 2A regional semifinal road game with 3rd rated host Central Decatur at Leon Friday night. Zoey Wright racked up 8 points and 5 assists. Haley Gambell had 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Kaylee Linder scored 7 and grabbed 5 boards. Maci Gambell finished with 6 points. Shea Dahlstrom, Whitney Johnson and Paige Winn added 4 points apiece. They end the season 17 and 5.

(2/20) Ottumwa Girls Basketball Team Topped By Iowa City West


Ottumwa fell 73-37 in Class 5A girls regional semifinal varsity basketball at 3rd ranked Iowa City West Saturday night. Individual stat leaders have not been provided. That snapped a 7 game winning streak as the Bulldogs end the season 14 and 9.

(2/7) Pekin Wrestling Highlights


The Pekin varsity wrestling team had 132 pounder Zach Hammes and Drake Harbison at 145 win Class 1A sectional titles at Sigourney Saturday. Joining them at the Pleasantville district this Saturday after finishing 2nd at 152 is Kaden Baker. The Panthers were 5th of 8 overall scoring 118. Host Sigourney-Keota took 1st with 225 and Pleasantville ended up 2nd at 141 and a half.

(1/27) Davis County Falls To Albia In Girls Basketball


The Davis County varsity girls basketball team was knocked off by Albia 47-34 on Tuesday night. M'chelle Allen proivded 14 points, 9 steals, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Shelby Clark finished with 9 boards and 5 points. Bailea Yahnke grabbed 8 rebounds. Kali Rudd scored 6. Rebekah Settles totaled 5 boards, 5 points and blocked 4 shots. Hannah Schooley handed out 2 assists.

(1/13) Ottumwa Girls Basketball Team Falls At Des Moines East


Ottumwa lost to Des Moines East 69-45 on the road in varsity girls basketball last night. Jaylin Carter totaled 10 points and 5 rebounds. Kacy Nickerson scored 10. Kaylee Bix and Ellen Carlson each netted 8 points. Lily Anderson provided 5 boardsm 2 assists and 2 steals. Janielle Cobler handed out 3 assists. 

(1/9) Fairfield Boys Topped In Basketball At Fort Madison


The Fairfield varsity boys basketball dropped a 71-61 road game to Fort Madison Friday night. Carson Crile led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds. James Lyman scored 13. Dante Cingire totaled 9 points and 2 assists. Collin Breen added 4 points, 2 blocks and 2 steals.