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(5/29) Fairfield Defeats Grinnell In Boys Soccer


The Fairfield varsity boys soccer team took a 9-3 Class 2A substate semifinal home game with Grinnell last night. The start was deleayed by an hour due to lightning. Solomon Constant scored 6 times including 4 after halftime, Brayden Miller came through with 2 goals and a pair of assists. Ramiro Saldana netted the first goal and had an assist. Chaysten Titus distributed 3 assists while Toma Bousquet added one. Goalie Zach Smith made 10 saves including several that were tough early in each half. 

Now 11 and 7 the Trojans play 16 and 3 South Tama in Pella Saturday at noon on the high school football field. The winner will advance to state. They are 2 of the top 3 scoring teams in Iowa this season.

(5/29) Van Buren Softball Team Rips Harmony


Van Buren took a 4 inning 20-5 varsity softball home win over Harmony last evening. The offense was paced by Isabel Neeley blasting a homer. Kortney Banks, Hannah Heiserman and Grace Thomas each added doubles. Starter Taylor Murguia was the winning pitcher and Heidi Campbell finished in the circle.

(5/29) Cardinal Downed By West Burlington In Baseball


The Cardinal varsity baseball team dropped a 15-6 game at West Burlington last evening. The individual stats have not been provided. 

(5/29) Many Area Games Are Rained Out


Baseball games called off yesterday due to lightning and rain included Williamsburg at Fairfield, Pekin hosting Columbus Junction and Des Moines Roosevelt at Ottumwa. Softball that did not take place had Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Fairfield, West Burlington Notre Dame at Cardinal and Columbus Junction at Pekin. There is no word on if or when any of the competition will be made up.

(5/29) Davis County Gets By Clarke In Baseball


The Davis County varsity baseball team knocked off Clarke 4-2 on Wednesday. The stat leaders have not been provided at this time. The Mustangs are scheduled to host a South Central Conference twin bill with Centerville this evening. Saturday the Davis County tournament would have them facing Class 1A 3rd rated Van Buren at 10AM then Fairfield meets Keokuk. The losers play a 3rd place game followed by the winners battling for the championship.

(5/29) Davis County Softball Team Falls To Clarke


Davis County lost a 9-1 varsity softball home game with Clarke Wednesday night. Individual stat leaders are not available at this time. The Mustangs are scheduled to host a doubleheader against Centerville this evening.

(5/28) FHS Girls Track Award Winners


The Fairfield High School varsity girls track season ending banquet took place Tuesday. Sami Fritz was selected Most Valuable Athlete on the team. The Captain honor went to senior Alexis Ring. Sharing 100 percent awards were Taylor Ferrel, Shelby Heston and Kenady Waugh. Most Improved members of the team included Maggie Ferrel, Jada Lippincott and Sarah Swanson. Kristen Daugherty was the Newcomer of the Year.

(5/28) Ottumwa Softball Team Takes 2 From Marshalltown


Ottumwa swept a season opening varsity softball home doubleheader with Marshalltown yesterday 6-2 and 13-3 in 6 innings. Mallary Simmer finished 2 of 2 during the nightcap with a homer and 2 runs batted in. Ashlyn Thompson was 4 of 6 overall. Kassidi Henderson ended up 4 of 7 including a homer and drove in 3 runs. Ellie Hammack went 2 of 3 the first game and Kelsey Peyton was 2 of 4 in the 2nd. Chloe Davis finished 2 of 4 in the twin bill. Madison Wiley added a pair of hits, one of them a double.

Megan Roberston pitched the 7 inning opener fanning 5 batters, allowed just 3 hits and one earned run. Mackenzie Sheehan worked the complete 2nd contest, had 2 strikeouts, gave up 7 hits and 3 earned runs. The Bulldogs visit Mount Pleasant tomorrow.

(5/28) Fairfield Topped By Pella In Varsity Baseball


The Class 3A 3rd rated Fairfield varsity baseball team opened the season hosting number 5 Pella and came up short 5-2 last night. The 4 hit offense was paced by Nick Jackson going 1 of 3 with a double and drove in a run. Alex Christensen, Alex Crile and Narendra Martin all went 1 of 3. Starter Cam Baumann pitched 4 innings, totaled 2 strikeouts, gave up 2 hits and 4 runs, only one earned and took the loss. Martin worked the last 3 innings, fanned 2 batters, allowed 3 hits and one earned run. They have a single varsity home game with Williamsburg tonight at 7:30.

(5/28) Fairfield JV Baseball Team Falls To Pella


Fairfield started the JV baseball season at home yesterday and lost 7-2 against Pella. Hunter Hoskins and Cade Lisk each were 1 of 2 and drove in a run. Trenton Hanen and James Lyman both finished 1 of 2 as they totaled 4 hits. Starter Hoskins pitched 2 innings, fanned 2 batters, allowed 5 hits, 6 runs and was charged with the loss. Dallas Peebler went the last 2 innings, had one strikeout, gave up one hit and one run. The Trojans host Williamsburg this afternoon at 5:30.

(5/28) Cardinal Defeated By Burlington In Softball


The Cardinal varsity softball team was swept at Burlington 5-2 and 11-2 last evening. The second contest featured Lindsey Davis going 2 of 2, both of them doubles. Shelby Smith was 2 of 3. Alexis Adam finished 1 of 3 ripping a solo homer. Lexi Fullenkamp pitched all 6 innings, had one strikeout, gave up 17 hits and 9 earned runs. Adam went 1 of 3 during the opener, nailing a round tripper. Davis ended up 1 of 3 with a double. Fullenkamp pitched the complete game allowing 10 hits and 4 earned runs. The 0 and 3 Comets host West Burlington Notre Dame today.

(5/28) Van Buren Softball Team Topped By Keokuk


Van Buren dropped 10-1 and 12-0 season opening home varsity softball games to Keokuk yesterday. No individual stats are available at this time.

(5/27) Fairfield Rolls At Mid-Prairie In Girls Soccer


The Fairfield varsity girls soccer team only led 1-0 at the half but ended up with a 6-0 win at Mid-Prairie last evening. Sidney Adam scored 3 times. Kristin Burnstedt provided a goal and 2 assists. Emma Rosner scored once and contributed an assist. Courtney Gilmore had the other goal. Tracy Andermann and Delaney Neil also added assists. The 11 and 4 Trojans host a regional first round game with Centerville Tuesday evening at 6.

(5/27) Fairfield Girls Golf Team Going To State


Fairfield qualified for the Class 4A girls state golf tournament after taking 2nd in the regional final at Cedar Rapids yesterday with a 396. Lindsey Repp was the 6th place individual shooting 89. The rest of the total included Olivia Hammel 92, Kylee Marlay 104 and Madelyn Swan 111. The alternates were Abby Adam 114 and Taylor Marlay 126. They play on the American Legion course at Marshalltown Monday and Tuesday.

Washington also advanced as the winner totaling 340. They had the top 2 golfers fire 76 and 81. Mount Pleasant ended up 3rd only 2 strokes behind the Trojans.

(5/27) Pekin Nips Mediapolis In Baseball


The Pekin varsity baseball season started last night with a 3-2 victory at Mediapolis. Keaton Winn fired a 7 inning one hitter that featured 6 strikeouts and only 2 walks. Cole Reighard paced the 4 hit attack going 2 of 3 with a triple and double. Jake Huff was 1 of 3 ripping a double and had 2 runs batted in. Trever Northup ended up 1 of 3. The Panthers host Columbus Junction Thursday. 

(5/27) Ottumwa Boys Soccer Over Burlington


Ottumwa shut down Burlington 2-0 in the Class 3A varsity boys substate soccer game they hosted last evening. Osvaldo Trejo and Alfredo Gonzalez each netted a goal. The 12 and 5 Bulldogs advance to the semifinal round against 15 and 3 host Iowa City High tomorrow evening at 5. 

(5/27) Ottumwa 5th In Girls Regional Golf


The Ottumwa varsity girls golf team was 5th at the Marshalltown Class 5A regional final yesterday. The score of 408 included Hannah Lein 92, Bailey Palmer 96, Callie Lawson 105 and the 115 from Shea Collett. Dowling Catholic took the championship with a 326. Waukee will join them at state next week after finishing 2nd at 343.

(5/27) Cardinal Softball Team Edged By New London


Cardinal opned the varsity softball season at home yesterday and fell to New London 5-3. Jessie McElderry was 1 of 3, blasting a solo homer. Lexi Fullenkamp ended up 1 of 3 with a double and drove in 2 runs. Kaylie Blunt went 1 of 2 while Alexis Adam finished 1 of 3. Fullenkamp pitched the 7 innings, fanned a batter and gave up 9 hits. They travel to Burlington today for a doubleheader starting at 5:30.

(5/27) Pekin Topped By Mediapolis In Softball


The Pekin varsity softball team started the season with a 12-3 loss at Mediapolis last evening. Cassidy Tolle and Ashlyn Zook both went 1 of 2 at the plate. Bridget Fritchen rounded out the offense finishing 1 of 3. Zook pitched the complete game, totaled 2 strikeouts, allowed 14 hits and 7 earned runs. The Panthers are scheduled to host Columbus Junction Thursday.

(5/27) Cardinal And Fairfield Baseball Called Off


Cardinal High School JV and varsity baseball scheduled season opening home games against New London along with the Fairfield varsity baseball doubleheader at Williamsburg and JV home twin bill versus Williamsburg all were called off yesterday due to wet fields. At this point it is uncertain if and when they will be made up.

(5/26) Fairfield And Van Buren Rated 3rd In Baseball


The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason baseball polls have Fairfield (Class 3A) and Van Buren (Class 1A) both ranked 3rd. The Trojans went 30 and 8 last year. They made it to state and dropped a 9 inning 3-0 opening round game with eventual runner up Dallas Center Grimes, the number 2 rated team going into this season.

The Warriors finished 2nd in the state in 2013. They are coming off a 33 and 3 season that ended with a 7-6 upset loss against Burlington Notre Dame in the district final. Many of the same players from 2 years ago are still on the squad.

(5/26) Iowa Baseball Season Will Continue


Iowa is the number 2 seed in the Springfield, Missouri Region of the NCAA Division One college baseball tournament. The 39 and 16 Hawkeyes open the double elimination competition against 37 and 23 Oregon at noon this Friday. Host Missouri State is the top seed and will face Canisius at 6 Friday evening. The last time Iowa has made  the NCAA field since 1990. 

(5/26) Nick Higgins Of Fairfield Takes 5th In District Golf


The Fairfield boys golf team had Nick Higgins finish 5th at the Pella Class 3A district tournament Friday. The junior shot 81 which was 3 strokes away from the top 4 that advanced to state.

(5/26) Pekin Takes 3 Titles Over The Weekend At State Track Meet


Pekin got Class 1A state championships from Gwynne Wright in the 800 Saturday, Kaysha Dodson the high jump and the boys 4 by 200 of Tyler Copeland, Keaton Winn, Christian Wittrock and Chase Copeland on Friday. Other placings for area athletes included:
Maharishi School's Ross Emmanuel 2nd in the 1A boys 800 Saturday
Wright of Pekin 2nd in the 1A girls 1500 meter run Saturday
Davis County girls distance medley with Hayleigh Sharp, Lauren Lynch, Allyssa Yahnke and Addie McKee 2nd in 2A Friday 
Kate Birchmier from Davis County 2nd in 2A girls discus Friday
Pekin boys 4 by 100 of both Copelands, C. Wittrock and Winn 2nd in 1A Saturday
Colton Lanman from Pekin 3rd in 1A boys high jump Friday
Pekin girls distance medley featuring Kaylee Linder, Sloan Reighard, Shea Dahlstrom and Wright 3rd in 1A Friday
Garrett Saunders of Van Buren 4th in 1A boys 110 meter high hurdles final Saturday
Pekin's Zack Conger 4th in 1A boys high jump Friday
H. Sharp from Davis County 7th in 2A girls 100 meter hurdle final Saturday
Davis County had McKee finish 8th in the 2A girls 800 Saturday
The 4 by 400 from Davis County featuring H. Sharp, McKee. Lynch and Yahnke took 8th in the 2A girls final Saturday

(5/26) MSAE Advances To State In Boys Tennis


The Maharishi School boys tennis team qualified for the Class 1A state tournament with an 11th straight substate championship at home on Saturday. They beat Camanche and Pella without even needing to start doubles. Winning twice in singles were Sam Stickels, Chandre Morales, Kai Vessey, David Wadsworth and Daniel Zhu. They will play a state semifinal at Des Moines on June 2nd.

(5/26) Pekin Girls 3rd At State


Pekin finished 3rd as a team in the Class 1A girls state track and field meet that concluded Saturday with a score of 57. The top 2 were Hudson totaling 72 points and North Linn 67 while 4th place Griswold had 41.

The Pekin boys took 5th scoring 33, just 3 away from 2nd place Alta-Aurelia. Lisbon won the championship with 42 points. Davis County shared 7th with 3 other schools in the 2A girls team race, each racking up a score of 30. Clayton Ridge took the title at 54 and runner up Mount Vernon totaled 46.

(5/26) Fairfield Downed By WBND In Girls Tennis


The Fairfield varsity girls tennis team dropped a 5-1 Class 1A regional final match to West Burlington Notre Dame at Fort Madison Saturday. Meghan Shelangoski got the win at number 4 singles. The ended up 9 and 3 overall this season. They will be represented by Harley Cook and Karley Williams during the 1A state doubles tournament on June 4th at Ankeny. The pair took 2nd in the regional competition on Thursday.

(5/7) Golf And Girls Basketball Camps Scheduled This Summer


The Fairfield golf camp will take place June 29th through July 2nd from 1 until 3 each afternoon at the Country Club. It is open to any boy or girl that will enter 4th through 8th grade in the 2015-16 school year. The fee is 40 dollars and checks should be made out to Mick Flattery. Mail them to 501 BelAire Drive in Fairfield. 

Trojan girls basketball camp is July 6th through the 10th. The incoming 9th through 12th graders will be from 7:30 until 9:30 in the morning and 4th through 8th graders follow from 9:45 to 11:45. Both of those are in the high school gym with a fee of 40 dollars. The camp for K through 3rd grade is 12:30 until 1:30 in the afternoon at Pence Elementary and the fee is 25 dollars. Checks can be made out to Fairfield Youth basketball and mailed to Coach Flattery at the above address.