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(9/27) Sports In The Area Today

The local sports schedule today will feature:
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Cardinal and Van Buren among the schools at Indian Lake Park just outside of Farmington
Fairfield in Washington
Davis County at Osceola
Girls Swimming
Des Moines Hoover visiting Ottumwa

High School Volleyball
Mount Pleasant at Fairfield
Des Moines North in Ottumwa
Knoxville visits Davis County
Van Buren at West Burlington

(9/27) IHCC Volleyball Results

Indian Hills went 4 and 0 in a Kansas City volleyball tournament last weekend. The scores:
25-12, 25-17, 25-15 over Iowa Lakes Community College
25-15, 17-25, 25-12, 25-18 against Cowley College
topped Johnson County Community College 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15
and swept host Kansas City Community College 25-15, 25-15, 25-12

The 16 and 3 Warriors host Marshalltown tomorrow night at 7 in the Hellyer Center on the Ottumwa campus.

(9/27) Basketball Club Starts This Weekend

The Little Trojan Basketball Club is taking place 2 until 4 each Sunday afternoon from October 2nd through November 6th at the Fairfield Park and Recreation Camrbidge Sportsplex. It is for any boy or girl in grades 4 through 6. The fee is 35 dollars with assistance avaiialble if needed. An extra 15 dollars would allow them to attend a University of Iowa mens basketball game this season.

Biddyball for any boy or girl from kindergarten through 3rd grade is October 30th and November 6th from 4:15 to 5:15. There is a 20 dollar charge with an additional 15 dollars getting a ticket for an Hawkeye mens basketball game.

For more information contact Fairfield High School basketball coached Mick Flattery or Tyler Miklo. You can register and pay before the first session of both programs. They are designed as an introduction to the sport with emphasis on skills.

(9/27) Fairfield Girls Swimming Highlights Against Tipton

Fairfield hosted a girls swim meet with Tipton last evening. They got wins from:
Sami Fritz the 100 butterfly 59.26 and 200 freestyle 2:04.56
Jada Lippincott the 100 backstroke 1:14.11
Brynna Bowman the 50 freestyle 28.07
Lauren Ward the 200 individual medley 2:55.25
the 200 free relay of Lippincott, Danielle Elliott, Bowman and Fritz 1:49.66
and 200 medley relay featuring Lippincott, Megan Sullivan, Fritz and Bowman 2:01.79
They came up just short 85-81 in the scoring.

Members of the high school football team helped with timing of the competition. A standing room only crowd included Trojan cross country and volleyball athletes.

(9/27) IWU Nipped In Football

The Iowa Wesleyan University football team came up just short 28-27 at the University of Minnesota-Morris Saturday. The 1 and 3 Tigers host University of Northwestern Saturday afternoon at 1.

(9/27) Fairfield 9th Grade Football Team Downed By Washington

Fairfield came up short 16-6 in 9th grade football Friday evening. Leone Gichure racked up 118 yards on 23 carries and completed a 15 yard touchdown pass to Elan Ledger. Carter Ferrel went 4 of 10 through the air totaling 72 yards. Ledger had a 30 yard reception. Ferrel carried the ball 6 times netting 30 yards. Drew Martin made 2 catches that racked up 28 yards. Dylan Durbin paced the defense with 6 and a half tackles. Martin provided 5 and a half tackles, Ferrel 5 plus an interception. Adan Mendoza had 3 and a half tackles, Gage Hook 3. Ledger also picked off a pass.

(9/27) Ottumwa Stat Leaders From Linn-Mar Football Game

The Ottumwa varsity football team fell to Linn-Mar 46-7 Friday night. The touchdown came on a 26 yard pass from Kane Brumbaugh to Nik Batterson. Joey Mitchell came through with 10 tackles, 9 of them solo and recovered a fumble. Dennis Kurtz contributed 7 tackles including 4 solo.

(9/27) Fairfield JV Football Team Blanked By Washington

Fairfield fell 49-0 in JV football last evening at Washington. Brittan Bowman completed 7 of 20 passes totaling 64 yards. Drew Martin netted 52 yards on 12 runs. Aaron Haines had 4 catches that gained 41 yards. Larry Boatright provided 6 tackles including 2 behind the line. Cole Engle and Alex Sisomphane each finished with 5 tackles and both recovered a fumble.

(9/27) IWU Falls To Spalding And Eureka In Volleyball

The Iowa Wesleyan University volleyball team dropped 2 matches at Eureka College on Saturday. The scores:
20-25, 18-25, 24-26 against Spalding University
and 15-25, 13-25, 25-27 versus Eureka College

Now 4 and 8 this season, the Tigers are scheduled to host Eureka College tonight at 7.

(9/26) Pekin And Davis County CC Highlights

Pekin hosted a cross country meet at Fairfield Waterworks Park Saturday. Runners were divided based on their year in school. The top performances came from:
Senior boys
Pekin winning with 8 points led by
1st Malcolm Myers 17:05
2nd Ryan Millikin 17:05
5th Cameron Little 18:02
Douglas Turner of Davis County was 4th in 17:53. They didn't have a team score.
BGM was 2nd of 4 totaling 29 points.

9th grade girls
Pekin first scoring 12 which nipped Albia by one point
Winner Remi Duwa was clocked at 21:55
2nd Emilee Linder 22:06
Davis County was 3rd with 22 and had Sophie Sparger 4th in 23:18. 

(9/26) Pekin Rolls Over Cardinal In Football

The Pekin varsity football team took a 53-7 game at Cardinal Friday night. Tyler Copeland carried the ball 15 times gainnig 107 yards and a touchdown. Caleb Comstock hit 3 of 5 passes totaling 98 yards and 3 TD's. Trevor Northup racked up 65 yards on 7 runs, one a touchdown. Levi Long had 64 yards on 2 catches, both of them TD's. Monico Requena scored a touchdown on a 58 yard punt return. Keaton Baayen had a 34 yard TD reception. Connor Reed came through with 4 tackles. Zach Hammes had 3 tackles and one assist. Chandler Eckley made 2 tackles and assisted on 3. Kaden Baker added 2 tackles including one sack and 2 assists.

Marcus Olson led Cardinal totaling 90 yards on 13 rushes and scored the touchdown. Trenton Durflinger had 44 yards from 6 runs. Bryce Benedict provided 6 and a half tackles, 6 were solo. Trey Albert contributed 4 and a half tackles with 4 solos.

(9/26) Van Buren Volleyball Team Competes At Dunkerton

Van Buren was 3 and 2 in the Dunkerton varsity volleyball tournament Saturday. Individual highlights:
Hannah Heiserman hit 40 of 42 serves with 5 aces and provided 24 digs
Logan Schmidt 32 of 33 serving, 6 were aces and 27 assists from setting
Chloe Davidson connected on 31 of 33 serves with 7 aces
Madison Bartholomew 27 set assists and didn't miss 26 serves including 5 aces
Grace Davidson 19 digs and 15 kills
Selena Sayre 18 kills and 4 blocks
Kortney Banks 15 digs
Grace Thomas 12 kills and 7 blocks

(9/26) Fairfield Edges Mount Pleasant In Volleyball

The Fairfield varsity volleyball team picked up a win over Mount Pleasant but dropped 3 other matches at Burlington Saturday. Stat leaders during the tournament featured:
Kaylee Watson 46 digs and 32 of 42 serve receiving
Ashtyn Drish 43 assists from setting, nailed 36 of 37 serves, 2 of them aces and put down 4 blocks
Danae Drish 35 digs, 30 of 31 serving with 2 aces and 24 of 36 receptions
Kara Jeffrey 25 kills and 19 set assists
Brooke McLain 24 of 33 receiving and 21 digs
Alison Godwin 18 kills and 3 blocks
Shelby Heston 14 kills and 3 blocks
The scores:

(9/26) Fairfield Football Team Defeated By Washington

Fairfield was topped 24-7 in varsity football against Washington Friday night. Cam Baumann finished with 114 yards on 21 rushes including the touchdown plus went 6 of 20 through the air totaling 42 yards. Tristin Waugh 5 catches that netted 37 yards. Brandon Smithburg grabbed 2 interceptions. Michael Fritz made 9 and a half tackles, 7 were solo. Baumann provided 8 tackles, 6 solo. Waugh had 7 tackles, 4 solo. Trenton Hanen was credited with 5 and a half, 4 solos. Chris Hanson contributed 5 tackles including 3 solo and one sack.

(9/26) Ottumwa Falls In Football With Linn-Mar

The Ottumwa varsity football team lost to Linn-Mar 46-7 Friday night. Individual highlights have not been provided yet.

(9/26) Van Buren Football Team Topped At Sigourney-Keota

Van Buren dropped a 66-6 road game to Sigourney-Keota Friday night. No stat leaders are available at this time.

(9/26) Football Finals

The area high school football scores from Friday night included:
Pekin 53 Cardinal 7
Washington 24 Fairfield 7
Sigourney-Keota 66 Van Buren 6
Mount Pleasant 34 Fort Madison 0
Clarke 28 Davis County 21Linn-Mar 46 Ottumwa 7
Solon 34 Oskaloosa 3
Keokuk 24 West Burlington Notre Dame 21
New London 28 North Mahaska 0
Mid-Prairie 61 Camanche 14
PCM 42 Central Lee 0
Albia 32 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6
Williamsburg 48 Mediapolis 6
Iowa City Regina 36 Highland 0
Lynnville-Sully 44 Winfield-Mount Union 6
Wapello 43 Columbus Junction 14
Centerville 48 Chariton 0
Montezuma 17 Danville 0 (Forfeit)
8 player
WACO 49 English Valleys 0

(9/23) Fairfield Sweeps Centerville And EBF In 9th Grade Volleyball

The Fairfield 9th grade volleyball team picked up 2 home wins last evening. The scores:
25-19, 25-13 over Centerville and 25-13, 25-17 against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Stat leaders featured:
Lily Hoskins 17 assists from setting, 14 digs and 6 ace serves
Allison Rebling 13 digs, 10 kills, 9 aces and 7 of 11 serve receiving
Grace Stever 11 digs, 10 set assists, 9 kills, 7 aces and 2 of 3 on receptions
Shaylin Drish 9 digs and 6 kills
Callie Ledger 7 of 10 receiving
Gracee Lisk 5 digs
Olivia McClaran good on both receptions
and Chloe Stever 2 of 3 receiving

(9/23) Fairfield JV Volleyball Team Knocks Off EBF And Centerville

Fairfield beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-14, 25-7 and Centerville 25-13, 21-25, 15-13 in JV volleyball they hosted last evening. Sophie Allen hit all 33 serves including 9 aces and handed out 17 set assists. Jillian Dunlap went 19 of 24 serve receiving overall and totaled 7 digs against Centerville. Olivia Roberts was good on each of 18 serves, 5 of them aces and had 8 assists from setting. Bryanna Popejoy was 14 of 19 receiving and finished with 5 digs in the Centerville win. Kristen Daugherty didn't miss 13 serves against EBF, 4 were aces. Alie Kensett ripped 10 kills and Cami Schaefer chipped in 6.

(9/23) Pekin Splits During SEISC Volleyball Competition

The Pekin varsity volleyball team went 2 and 2 at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Burlington Notre Dame pool last evening. Whitney Johnson finished with 34 digs. Kennedy Coleman handed out 26 set assists. Haley Gambell provided 20 assists and 6 ace serves. Maci Gambell had 19 digs and 11 kills. Ellie Ledger hammered 15 kills and Kaitlyn Conger contributed 13.

Wins were over Cardinal 24-22, 21-10 and Columbus Junction 21-14, 21-17
They lost to:
Class 1A 11th rated Burlington Notre Dame 5-21, 10-21
​and New London 11-21, 15-21

(9/23) Van Buren Volleyball Team Defeats Louisa-Muscatine

Van Buren swept Louisa-Muscatine 21-11, 21-13 in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference touranment pool play last evening at Wayland. The Warriors were downed by the other 3 schools. Hannah Heiserman didn't miss 29 serves during the night, 2 of them aces and nailed 6 kills. Logan Schmidt hit all 21 serves including 2 aces and distributed 21 assists from setting. Grace Davidson was good on each of 17 serves and totaled 12 digs. Analysa Noll finished with 10 digs. Grace Thomas put down 8 blocks and 6 kills. Selena Sayre contributed 6 blocks.

Other scores featured:

(9/23) Cardinal Topped 4 Times In Volleyball

The Cardinal varsity volleyball team dropped all Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament pool play matches last evening at Burlington Notre Dame. Carli Campbell handed out 42 assists from setting. Rachel Lewman racked up 24 digs. Riley Liles came through with 14 kills and 4 ace serves. Autumn Deshler and Sarah Schmidt totaled 14 digs apiece. Candice Guiter had 11 kills and 2 blocks. Maddie Cloke added 3 aces. The scores:
21-15, 9-21, 14-16 versus Columbus Junction
22-24, 10-21 against Pekin
6-21, 9-21 in the macth with New London
and 14-21, 8-21 verus Class 1A 11th rated host Burlington Notre Dame.

(9/21) Fairfield Girls CC Team Ends Up 2nd At Mount Pleasant

Fairfield finished 2nd of 4 in the large school girls competition of the Mount Pleasant cross country meet yesterday. The score of 59 included:
5th Ashley Bloomquist 21:07
7th Ashlyn Elmore 22:36
12th Maggie Ferrel 23:09
17th Haliey Pohren-Gevock 23:57
and 18th Nicole Buch 24:03

The Fairfield varsity boys were 3rd of 5 with 77 points at Mount Pleasant. That total was made up by:
7th Gannon Courtright 18:23
15th Mark Diers 19:15
16th Dylan Harvey 19:32
19th Darren Roberts 19:54
and 20th Brian Wilkins 20:44

Mount Pleasant ran away with the boys championship turning in a perfect score of 15

(9/15) Fairfield 8th Grade Football Team Topped By Burlington

Fairfield came up short 20-12 in the 8th grade football A game at Burlington Tuesday. Payton Cline finished with 72 yards on 20 carries, one a touchdown plus made 5 tackles, one a sack. Ethan Waugh carried the ball 4 times totaling 66 yards and a TD. He also hit 4 of 5 passes netting 38 yards. Landon Schafer went 3 of 9 passing, gaining 17 yards. Kyle Jeffrey had 46 yards on 6 catches along with 2 sacks. Keaton Craff got 2 tackles and Waugh recovered a fumble. 

A 5th quarter involving the B players had Fairfield falling 12-6. Craff scored the touchdown on a 65 yard run. Logan Adam racked up 16 yards from 3 rushes. Blaine Silvers and Edwin Small each were credited with a tackle.

(9/12) Cardinal Nips WMU In Football

The Cardinal varsity football team is now 3 and 0 after taking a 19-18 home win over Winfield-Mount Unioin Friday night. Marcus Olson finished with 145 yards on 25 runs, one a touchdown. Trenton Durflinger carried the ball 20 times gaining 80 yards and scored the other TD. Trevor Albert went 2 of 2 kicking field goals, the longest from 35 yards and hit a PAT. Trey Albert was 1 of 2 passing and grabbed an interception. Bryce Benedict got the 16 yard catch. Durflinger provided 6 and a half tackles, 2 were solo and recovered a fumble. Devon Danger had 6 tackles, 3 of the solos. Kade Chance contributed 4 and a half including 4 solo. The Comets travel to Lynnville-Sully this Friday night.

(8/10) Area Football Schedules

Cardinal, Eldon
09/16 @ Lynnville-Sully
09/23 Pekin (Classic 96 game of the week)
09/30 @ New London
10/07 Danville
10/14 @ Montezuma
10/21 North Mahaska, New Sharon

Fairfield (all games on 1570/KMCD)
9/16 @ Keokuk
9/23 Washington
9/30 @Oskaloosa
10/7 Fort Madison (Homecoming)
10/14 @ Mount Pleasant
10/21 Solon

09/16 North Mahaska, New Sharon (Classic 96 game of the week)
09/23 @ Cardinal, Eldon (Classic 96 game of the week)
09/30 Lynnville-Sully
10/07 Winfield-Mt. Union (Classic 96 game of the week
10/14 @ New London (Classic 96 game of the week)
10/21 Danville (Classic 96 game of the week)

Van Buren Community
09/16 Wapello
09/23 @ Sigourney-Keota
09/30 Highland, Riverside (Classic 96 game of the week)
10/07 Regina, Iowa City
10/14 @ Wilton
10/21 @ Columbus Community, Columbus Junction