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(11/27) Peyton McCabe Is 1st At Wrestling Competition

The War of Roses national wrestling meet took place last weekend at Chicago and 5th grader Peyton McCabe won the 65 pound girls championship. It was the first time the Libertvyille elementary student entered a tournament. Cael McCabe finished 2nd during the USA Winter Nationals last weekend at Chicago. The 2nd grader competed at 45 pounds.

Other highlights from last weekend featured Zach Westercamp taking 2nd at Ty Haynes 3rd in the Martensdale Saint Marys invitational. These young people are all members of the Wolverines Elite Wrestling club that wanted to thnak everyone that supported a recent tip night fund raiser in Fairfield.

(11/25) Fairfield Middle School Wrestling Winners

Fairfield started the middle school wrestling season at home yesterday against Albia, Davis County, Keokuk and Ottumwa. They went 17 and 11 overall. Double winners featured:
All by fall
Josh Brewington 22 and 30 seconds
Caleb Heisel 54 seconds and 1:30
J.T. Metcalf 1:24 and 2:55
Dallas Carlson 2:26 and 2:42

Payton Cline had a 31 second pin and 10-6 decision
Brecken Courtright came through with a 15-6 major and 12-5 decision

Winning once:

(11/25) Fairfield Defeats Mid-Prairie In Varsity Girls Basketball

The Class 4A number 5 Fairfield girls basketball team picked up a 63-50 season opening win at Mid-Prairie last night. Nicole Buch finished with 16 points, 6 steals and 4 assists. Kylie Kurtz scored 13 and got 3 steals. Mikaela Lunsford totaled 11 points and 6 rebounds. Sami Fritz scored 11, grabbed 4 boards and 3 steals. Delaney Ridgway turned in a double double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Molly Ryan pulled down 4 rebounds and Mackenzie Flattery had 2. A key to the victory was the 18 of 21 free throw shooting. 

The Trojans face host Waterloo West 6:30 Friday evening. Class 5A 7th rated Davenport North is meeting Waterloo East

(11/25) Pekin Girls Basketball Team Drills Lone Tree

Class 2A 4th rated Pekin rolled at home over Lone Tree 66-21 in the first varsity girls basketball game of the season last night. Beth Atwood led the way racking up 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 steals. Maci Gambell scored 19 and distributed 6 assists. Sloan Reighard totaled 12 points and 3 boards. Gwynne Wright had 7 points, 2 assists and a pair of steals. Kaylee Linder added 2 assists. The Panthers travel to Winfield-Mount Union next Tueday night.

(11/25) Cardinal Beats West Burlington In Girls Basketball

The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team took a 53-43 home game against West Burlington last night. Lexi Fullenkamp came through with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Jessie McElderry provided 15 points, 9 boards and 3 steals. Autumn Deshler scored 15 including 12 on 3 point field goals and handed out 2 assists. Sarah Schmidt contributed 6 rebounds and 3 steals. The 2 and 0 Comets visit Highland next Tuesday.

(11/25) Fairfield JV Girls Basketball Team Downs Mid-Prairie

Fairfield topped Mid-Prairie 39-25 in the JV girls basketball season opening game at Wellman last evening. Brynna Bowman scored 14 with 12 of them coming from 3 point field goals. Ashley Bloomquist totaled 8 points, Kara Jeffrey had 6, Malory Jones 4 and Brooke McLain 3. They visit Waterloo West Friday at 5.

(11/25) Karlie Taylor Of EBF Gets Volleyball Recognition

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association announced All-State volleyball selections today and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont senior Karlie Taylor made the Class 2A First Team. Receiving Honorable Mention in 2A was Beth Atwood, a senior from Pekin. Those 2 along with EBF senior Taylor Leffler were All-District players. Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont's Gladys Genskow was the district coach of the year. Other Southeast Iowa All-District players from the area included:
Class 4A
Fairfield junior Shelby Heston 
Class 3A
Senior Mallory Wells from Davis County
Class 2A
Cardinal senior Dakota Durflinger
Class 1A

(11/25) IWU Mens Basketball team Nips Maryville

Iowa Wesleyan University took an 88-87 overtime mens basketball win at Maryville University-Saint Louis on Monday night. The Tigers bounced back after falling at Central College 92-73 the previous game. Now 2 and 2, IWU will host Knox College University Saturday afternoon at 3.

The Iowa Wesleyan womens basketball team started the season topping Central College 64-58 last week in Pella. They play twice at Indianola this weekend facing host Simpson College 7 o'clock Friday night then meeting Buena Vista University at 1 Saturday afternoon.

(11/24) Fairfield Rolls Over Aldo Leopold In 8th Grade Girls Basketball

The Fairfield 8th grade A girls basketball team ripped Aldo Leopold of Burlington 55-6 yesterday. Destiny Gridley led the way with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Shay Drish finished with 19 points and 4 boards. Carly Ferrel totaled 8 rebounds and 6 points. Darby Kaska had 5 boards and 4 points. Rachal Thomas pulled down 4 rebounds, Emily McAvan grabbed 3 and Gracee Lisk added 2. Now 6 and 1, they host Ottumwa Monday. That is the only team that has defeated Fairfield this season.

Fairfield came up jjst short 33-31 in the 7th grade boys basketball A game with Aldo Leopold at Burlington yesterday. Ethan Waugh came through with 12 points. Jacob Weston scored 6. Landon Schafer had 4 points, Blake Vice 3 while Deagan Burnettt, Xavier Kampijimpanga and Nathan Whitney contributed 2 points apiece. They visit Fort Madison this afternoon for a rescheduled contest.

(11/24) Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Tops Louisa-Muscatine

Fairfield outscored Louisa-Muscatine 34-15 in a half of varsity boys basketball at the Mid-Prairie jamboree last night. Carson Crile totaled 8 rebounds and 4 points. Dante Cingire scored 8. Collin Breen had 7 points and 2 assists. Jordan Reid provided 5 points and 3 assists. Steeler Higdon netted 4 points. Alex Crile was credited with 3 boards and 3 points. Aaron Haines chipped in 2 points. The Trojans open the season Monday November 30th hosting Oskaloosa.

(11/24) Cardinal Tops Albia In Girls Basketball

The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team took a 62-61 come from behind season opening home win over Albia last night. Jessie McElderry racked up 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals. Lexi Fullenkamp finished with 15 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. Autumn Deshler scored 14 and picked off 4 steals. Sarah Schmidt grabbed 4 boards and hit the game winning 3 point field goal with less than 30 seconds left. Jamie White had 4 rebounds and 2 points. Kaylie Blunt scored 2.

The Comets trailed 13-2 at the start but rallied to take a 32-30 lead in the 3rd quarter. They were down 50-37 later that period and still faced a 10 point deficit over halfway through the 4th before coming back. Cardinal will host West Burlington tonight.

(11/24) Cardinal Boys Basketball Team Downs Twin Cedars

Cardinal got by Twin Cedars 24-22 in 2 quarters of varsity boys basketball at the Pekin jamboree last evening. Trevor Albert and Zach Steele each totaled 8 points while Sam Pedersen added 6. The Comets start the season visiting Highland Tuesday December 1st.

(11/24) Pekin Gets By Oskaloosa In Boys Basketball

The Pekin varsity boys nipped Oskaloosa 30-29 during a half of basketball at the jamboree they hosted last evening. Keaton Winn came through with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Levi Long provided 8 points and a steal. Ryan Millikin scored 5 and handed out 2 assists. Chase Eckley contributed 3 boards and 3 points. The Panthers open the season next Tuesday December 1st at Winfield-Mount Union.

(11/11) Stars And Stripes Wrestling Will Start Next Week

The first practice for the Stars and Stripes Wrestling Club is at 6 this Monday evening in the Fairfield High School wrestling room. Any 2nd through 8th grade student is welcome. The fee is 40 dollars (25 if they are on the Fairfield Middle School team) and 25 for additional members of the same family. Practice is 2 or 3 times a week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Fairfield High School varsity wrestling coaches Steve Miller, Adam Foreman and Bryon Stever head up the club with help from volunteers Dan Byers and Jeff Courtright. Call Miller at 641-472-0991 if you have any questions.