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(4/28) Pekin Takes Title In Girls Track At Pella


The Pekin varsity girls track team won the championship of the Pella Tulip Time competition last night. Taking first place were Kaylee Linder the 100, Mackenzie Martin the 800, Emilee Linder the long jump, Willoh Mills the shot put, the 4 by 800 of Cari Duwa, Remi Duwa, Shea Dahlstrom and Martin plus the 4 by 200 with Julianna Baumgartner, Cate Roth and both Linder sisters.

Panther 2nds came from Ellie Ledger the high jump, katie Jones the discus, E. Linder the 200, Dahlstrom the 400, C. Duwa the 800, R. Duwa the 1500, the distance medley featuring Kira Smith, Hunter Lock, Hollie Loper and R. Duwa, the 4 by 100 of Baumgartner, Roth and the 2 Linders along with the 4 by 400 which included C. Duwa, Dahlstrom, Lock and Loper. The final scoring is not available at this time. 

(4/28) Fairfield Girls Track Highlights At WACO


Fairfield wins in the Class A girls division of the WACO Ekstrand meet last night included Kaylee Watson the discus, Ashley Bloomquist the 1500, the spring medley that featured Jill Dunlap, Brynna Bowman, Alexis Jones and Aluna Olaniyi, the 4 by 800 of Maggie Ferrel, Sam Fritz, Bloomquist and Ashlyn Elmore plus the distance medley with Dunlap, Jones, Kara Jeffrey and Bloomquist.

Trojan 2nds came from Hailey Pohren-Gevock the 3000, Kailey Kaska the high jump, Jada Lippincott the shot put, S. Fritz the 400 and Olaniyi the 400 meter hurdles. Adding 3rds were Julia Fritz the discus, M. Ferrel the 800, the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Carin Corrick, Olaniyi, Sarah Swanson and Kristen Daugherty, the 4 by 100 of Amiah Neff, J. Fritz, Bowman and Jones along with the 4 by 400 including Olaniyi, Jeffrey, Carly Ferrel and S. Fritz. Fairfield was 2nd of 6 totaling 138 points. Mount Pleasant won the championship scoring 173 and Mediapolis took 3rd with 94.

(4/28) Fairfield Blanks Mount Pleasant In Girls Soccer


The Class 1A 12th ranked Fairfield varsity girls soccer team beat Mount Pleasant 5-0 yesterday. Emma Rosner got all the goals with 4 of them after halftime. Kelsey Hollander made 17 saves. Kristin Burnstedt was credited with an assist. The JV contest ended up a scoreless tie.

(4/28) Fairfield Girls Golf Team Hammers Keokuk


Fairfield hosted a varsity girls golf triangular on the Walton Club course yesterday and had a score of 201 that rolled over the 281 by Keokuk. Washington finished first at 188 including medalist Sara Nacos a one under par 35. Olivia Hammel led the Trojans shooting 42. Kylee Marley and Taylor Marlay each both in rounds of 51. Kaelyn Strong completed the total with a 57. Alternates featured Megan Higgins 58 and Joli Swan 63. 

(4/28) Fairfield Gets Tie In JV Boys Soccer With Mount Pleasant


The Fairfield JV boys soccer team tied Mount Pleasant at 2 on the road last evening. Jhon Fiske and Orion Riley each scored a goal. Elijah Carey and Tycen Jordan both provided assists. Fairfield lost the varsity game 2-0 at Mount Pleasant.

(4/28) Michael Fritz Gets Win For Fairfield Boys Track Team


Fairfield competed among the Class A boys at the WACO Ekstrand Relays last evening and Michael Fritz took first in the discus. They had 2nds from Tristan Waugh the discus plus the 4 by 400 of Max Sullivan, Mark Diers, Darren Roberts and Connor Ryan. 

Adding 3rds were Giuseppi Smith the high jump, Kyle Roberts the 110 meter high hurdles, Fritz the shot put, the distance medley featuring Ashton Lankford, Tyler Palmer, Diers and Drew Martin, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by K. Roberts, Hunter Drish, Brittan Bowman and Smith, the 4 by 200 of Ryan, Sullivan, Kosta Papazogolou and Drish along with the 4 by 800 including Diers, Martin, D. Roberts and Sullivan. 

Fairfield ended up 4th of 6 totaling 94 points. Washington won the meet scoring 150 and Mid-Prairie took 2nd at 120 and 3rd place Mediapolis had 100.

(4/28) Fairfield Boys Golf Report


The Fairfield varsity boys golf team was 16th of 18 at a tournament on the Preserve course near Moravia yesterday. The Trojans total included Jackson Weaton 93, Zach Steele 99, Aaron Haines 112 and Garrett Ward 116. Tyler Huff turned in an alternate score of 117. Centerville won the title with a 311.

Davis County finished 10th scoring 376. Matt Wetterich shot 90, Haze Goodson 92 and Logan Faler 94.

(4/27) Fairfield Varsity Girls Track 1st Place Finishes At Keokuk


Fairfield wins in the Keokuk varsity girls track meet Tuesday included Ashlyn Elmore the 800, Ashley Bloomquist the 1500, Malory Jones the high jump, Jada Lippincott the shot put and the 4 by 400 of Aluna Olaniyi, Kara Jeffrey, M. Jones and Sam Fritz. They had 2nds from Kailey Kaska the high jump, Olaniyi the 400 meter hurdles, Fritz the 1500, Jeffrey the 400, the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Carin Corrick, Olaniyi, Sarah Swanson and Kristen Daugherty, the sprint medley made up by Jill Dunlap, Alexis Jones, Olaniyi and Jeffrey plus the distance medly with A. Jones, Amiah Neff, M. Jones and Bloomquist.

Adding 3rds were Maggie Ferrel the 800 and 3000, Kaylee Watson the discus and Daugherty the 400 meter hurdles. The Trojans finished 2nd as a team in Class A with a score of 117, just 7 points behind Mount Pleasant. Host Keouk was 3rd at 69.

(4/27) Van Buren Girls Top Performances In Keokuk Meet


The Van Buren girls track team was at Keokuk for the Keosippi Relays Tuesday. They had the Class B winning 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 with both featuring Ceyda Nazli, Chloe Davidson, Grace Davidson and Madi Bartholomew. Taking 2nd place were Erica Halvorson the discus, G. Davidson the long jump and the shuttle hurdle relay with Mattie Lass, Delanie Jury, Erin Tedrow and Lexi Jirak. Warrior 3rds included Caitlyn Vandenberg the shot put, Jirak the 100 meter hurdles, the 4 by 800 of Kylee Welch, Julia Bruckman, Codi Welch and Audrey Smith along with the sprint medley made up by Vandenberg, Kylee Bass and both Davidsons.

Van Buren was 4th of 5 overall racking up 58 points. Mediapolis took the title with 136 and 2nd place Central Lee scored 83.

(4/27) Fairfield JV Girls Track Wins At Keokuk


Fairfield 1st place finishes in the Keokuk JV girls track and field competition Tuesday included Delany Mondia the 400 meter hurdles, Carly Ferrel the 200, Danae Drish the 1500, the sprint medley featuring Chloe Stever, Blair Bowman, Ferrel and Madelyn Hanna, the 4 by 200 with Grace Stever, C. Stever, Amber Burroughs and Bowman plus the 4 by 400 of Bowman, Mondia, Ferrel and Hanna. 

(4/27) Fairfield Middle School Girls Track Highlights


The Fairfield Middle School girls track invitational took place Monday. Winning for the host Trojans:
7th grade
Anna Dunlap the 800
Hannah Simpson the shot put
the 4 by 400 of Emma Winkelman, Sarah McAvan, Mallory Lyon and Dunlap
the distance medley that featured Hannah Bergren, Simpson, Danielle Breen and Dunlap
plus the sprint medley made up by Bergrn, Hailey Triska, Winkelman and Lyon
8th grade
Yana Gaskell the 800 and 1500
Anna Westphal the discus
and the sprint medley with Ella Weigert, Teja Kinsgbury, Olivia Jones and Autumn Lisk

2nds included:

(4/26) Pekin 1st In EBF Boys Track And Field Cometition


Pekin ran away with the varsity boys championship of the track meet at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont last night after scoring 188. Panther wins included Zach Conger the 400 and high jump, Ryan Millikin the 1600 and 3200, Monico Requena the 100, the distance medley featuring Tyler Copeland, Dayne Eckley, Sam Roth and Chandler Eckley, the 4 by 800 of Cameron Millikin, Malcolm Myers, Chan. Eckley and Isaiah Wittrock plus the 4 by 400 with Conger, Roth, Chan. Eckley and Wittrock.

The 2nd place finishes came from Tyler Loyd the 400 meter hurdles, Devin Fraise the long jump, Myers the 800, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Quinn Ledger, Jordon Hixon, Conger and Long, the 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 both including Chase Eckley, Copeland, Long and Requena plus the sprint medley that featured D. Eckley, Chas. Eckley, Copeland and Roth. PCM was 2nd of 8 with 118 points.

(4/26) Cardinal Boys Track Highlights From Mount Pleasant


The Cardinal varsity boys team was at Mount Pleasant last evening. They picked up wins with Trevor Albert the 1600 and 3200, Marcus Olson the 200, Trey Albert the long jump and Mason Aschebrenner the 110 meter high hurdles. They had 2nds from Trey Albert the 400 meter hurdles, the distance medley that included Colby Aschenbrenner, Jarrett Greiner, Olson and Trev. Albert plus the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Bryce Benedict, Wyatt Gatton, Trey Albert and M. Aschenbrenner.

Adding 3rds were the 4 by 800 of Austin Porter, Connor Mason, Brody Adam and Griffin Stackman, the 4 by 200 that featured Cameron Honomichl, Trey Albert, Benedict and Olson plus the 4 by 400 that included Gabe Reyes, M. Aschenbrenner, Benedict and Olson. The Comets finished 2nd scoring 114. Wapello won the title with over 180 points.

(4/26) Van Buren Boys Track Team Competes At EBF


Van Buren was in the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Frmont varsity boys track meet last evening. Their top performance was 4th from the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Donny Roberts, Bryson Mineart, Adam Smith and Austin Denney. The Warriors ended up last of 8 overall totaling 10 and a half points. 

(4/26) IHCC Takes Win Kirkwood In Softball


The Indian Hills softball team took the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Kirkwood 5-4 yesterday. They dropped the opener by a score of 3-2. The 27 and 13 Warriors begin the Region 11 post season tournament at 10 Friday morning facing Marshalltown on the Iowa Western campus in Council Bluffs.

(4/26) MSAE Boys Tennis Team Rolls Over Burlington


Maharishi School ripped Burlington 8-1 in varsity boys tennis yesterday. They swept the singles:
1 Kai Vessey 6-0, 6-0
2 Daniel Zhu 6-0, 6-2
3 Devan Burke 6-0, 6-3
4 Karthik Vempati 6-0, 6-0
5 Kevin Fan 6-2, 6-4 6 David Zang 6-0, 6-1

Winning doubles were:
1 Zhu and Burke 6-0, 6-0
3 Frank Wang and Zang 6-2, 6-1

(4/26) Fairfield Comes Up Short In Boys Tennis Against Fort Madison


The Fairfield varsity boys tennis team fell 5-4 at Fort Madison yesterday. Coming out on to in singles:
1 Navin Martin 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 13-11
4 Logan Williams 6-1, 6-1
5 Jarod Willmon 6-4, 6-2
Doubles
2 Elijah Parr and Williams 5-7, 6-0, 10-8

JV singles
Gabe Dezzeo took 6-0 and 6-1 victories over 2 different opponents

(4/26) Fairfield Girls Tennis Team Downed By Fort Madison


Fairfield came up short 5-4 in varsity girls tennis against Fort Madison yesterday. Winning in singles:
1 Anatta Charoenkul 8-0
2 Dayna Price 8-1
5 Anna Beasley 8-3

Hermela Gebremariam and Charoenkul took the number one doubles match 8-5.

Coming out on top in JV singles:
Allison Krumboltz 6-2
Lynsey Finney 6-3
Amanda Raines 6-2

Winning JV doubles:
Abbey Gridley and Krumboltz 6-0
Peyton Manley and Finney 6-2

(4/26) Fairfield Tops Fort Madison In Boys Soccer


The Fairfield varsity boys soccer team nipped Fort Madison 1-0 when Brayden Miller scored at the 7:16 mark of the 1st 10 minute sudden victory overtime period. Jordan Guezimane was credited with an assist. Keeper Max Anderson didn't face many threats due to outstanding defense led by Kolten Webber and Jose Rojo. Shawn Spurrier and Guezimane helped create a number of scoring opportunities but they couldn't get the ball past the Fort Madison goalie during regulation play.

Fairfield also took the JV game 1-0. John Fiske provided the goal.

(4/26) Fairfield Girls Soccer Team Nipped By Fort Madison


Class 1A 12th rated Fairfield dropped a 1-0 varsity girls soccer overtime game at Fort Madison yesterday. Goalie Kelsey Hollander provided 4 saves. They were without Kristin Burnstedt a 2nd straight match due to injury. The Trojans are now 7 and 1 this season.

(4/26) Fairfield Results In Oskaloosa Boys Golf Compettion


The Fairfield varsity boys golf team was 12th of 13 at the Oskaloosa tournament yesterday. The score of 367 included Jackson Weaton 85, Zach Steele 89, Aaron Haines 95 and Garrett Ward 98. Low alternates were 107 from Josh Brewington while Collin Breen and Tyler Huff each had a 108. Williamsburg won the title totaling 310 and Mount Pleasant finished 2nd at 313.

(4/26) Fairfield Girls Tennis Team Rips Albia


Fairfield blanked Albia 9-0 in varsity girls tennis Monday. Winning in singles were:
1 Anatta Charoenkul 8-0
2 Dayna Price 8-6
3 Cami Schaefer 8-1
4 Anna Beasley 8-4
5 Ashley Pool 8-6
6 Allison Krumboltz 8-2

They also swept the doubles with:
1 Charoenkul and Price 8-2
2 Schaefer and Beasley 8-3
3 Pool and Krumboltz 8-1

Abbey Gridley took a JV singles victory 6-2
Winning JV doubles

(4/26) Fairfield Hammers Centerville In Boys Tennis


The Fairfield varsity boys tennis team rolled 8-1 at Centerville Monday. Individual results were not available.

(4/25) Fairfield Girls Soccer Team Downs Columbus Junction


Class 1A 12th rated Fairfield fell behind 3-0 but came back to beat Columbus Junction 5-3 in a varsity girls soccer road game yesterday. Emma Rosner scored 4 times and assisted on the other goal from Bryanna Popejoy. Goalkeeper Kelsey Hollander provided 11 saves. The Trojans are now 7 and 0 this season.

(4/25) Pekin Is Champion Of Van Buren Girls Track Invitational


The Pekin varsity girls track team took the title of the Van Buren meet last evening with a score of 142. They had wins from Kaylee Linder the 100 and 200, Remi Duwa the 1500, the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Chelsea Lanphier, Kalee Haile, Kaylee Ancell and Kira Smith plus the 4 by 800 of Cari Duwa, Shea Dahlstrom, Mackenzie Martin and R. Duwa.

Panther 2nds included Willoh Mills the shot put, Cate Roth the 200, Emilee Linder the 400, the distance medley featuring Julianna Baumgartner, Ellie Ledger, C. Duwa and Hunter Lock, the 4 by 100 of Baumgartner, Roth and both Linders along with the 4 by 400 that had Dahlstrom, C. Duwa, Lock and Martin. Clark County out of Missouri finished 2nd of 8 at 115.

(4/25) Van Buren And Davis County Top Performances From Girls Track Meet


Van Buren hosted a girls track invitational yesterday and had the first place 4 by 200 of Ceyda Nazli, Chloe Davidson, Grace Davidson and Madison Bartholomew. Adding 2nds were G. Davidson the 100 and long jump plus Lexi Jirak the 100 meter hurdles. The Warriors ended up 6th of 8 scoring 54.

Jaylynn Sharp of Davis County got a victoy in the long jump. Mustang 2nds included Madison Stephenson the discus, Sharp the high jump and the sprint medley relay. They took 7th as a team totaling 33 points.

(4/25) Cardinal Girls Get 1st Place Finish From Riley Liles


The Cardinal varsity girls track team was at Van Buren last evening and Riley Liles won the 100 meter hurdles. They ended up last of 8 overall with 15 points. Pekin took the title scoring 142. Clark County was 2nd at 115.

(4/25) Fairfield JV Track Teams Compete At Burlington


Fairfield went to Burlington for a JV track meet last evening. Winning for the girls were Carly Ferrel the 400 and the distance medley that featured Tea Harris, Ceyera Jensen, Madelyn Hanna and Hailey Pohren-Gevock. They had 2nds from Delaney Mondia the 200 meter hurdles, Ferrel the 800, the 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 both including Grace Stever, Mondia, Chloe Stever and Blair Bowman, the sprint medley with Amber Burroughs, Ferrel, G. Stever and Hanna and the 4 by 400 featuring Mondia, Pohren-Gevock, Kaitlyn Post and Harris. 

Taking 2nd for the boys were Giuseppi Smith the high jump, Kosta Papazogolou the 400 meter hurdles, Matthew Swanson the 200, the distance medley made up by Ashton Lankford, Papazogolou, Darren Roberts and Drew Martin plus the 4 by 100 of Swanson, Brittan Bowman, Smith and Lankford.

(4/25) Kylee Marlay Leads Fairfield In Girls Golf


The Fairfield varsity girls golf team was at Mount Pleasant yesterday and Taylor Marlay finished as the runner-up medalist with a 45. Olivia Hammel shot 47, Taylor Marlay 53 and Joli Swan 54 which gave the Trojans a total of 199. Washington won the triangular scoring 194 which included medalist Sara Nacos shooting par 36. The host Panthers took 2nd with a 195.

(4/25) Davis County Boys Golf Team Tops Van Buren


Davis County totaled 176 in varsity boys golf which defeated Van Buren's 187 but came up short against the 169 by Keokuk yesterday at Bloomfield. Logan Faler paced the Mustangs shooting 40 and Matt Wetterich had a 42. Low for the Warriors were Tommy Laughlin at 45, Austin Giberson 46 and Jonah Heckenberg a 47.

(4/21) Fairfield Wins Mid-Prairie Invitational Girls Golf


The Fairfield varsity girls golf team took the championship of the Mid-Prairie tournament yesterday at Kalona. The score of 398 included:
Oliva Hammel 3rd individually shooting 92
6th place Kylee Marlay 97
Taylor Marlay 103
and Joli Swan 106
Alternates were Kaelyn Strong 124 and Megan Higgins 133
Wilton was 2nd of 9 with 399.

(4/11) Cardinal Boys Track Highlights


The Cardinal varsity boys track team was at Lone Tree last evening. They had wins from Trevor Albert the 1600 and 3200 plus Mason Aschenbrenner the 110 meter high hurdles. Adding 2nds were Noel Martinez the 3200, Trey Albert the 400 meter low hurdles, the sprint medley featuring Colby Aschenbrenner, Cameron Honomichl, Bryce Benedict and Max Bettencourt, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Trey Albert, Benedict, Cade Chance and M. Aschenbrenner plus the 4 by 400 which included Martinez, Benedict, Bettencourt and Marcus Olson.

The Comets shared 2nd with WACO after they both scored 124. Lone Tree took the title racking up 142 points.

(4/10) IHCC Takes 2 From Marshalltown In Softball


The Indian Hills softball team swept a doubleheader at Marshalltown 5-0 and 8-5 yesterday. The Warriors were knocked off twice by Iowa Western on the road Saturday 8-4 and 8-6. Now 19 and 9, IHCC is scheduled to host a twin bill against the Simpson College JV tomorrow afternoon starting at 3.