The Ottumwa Courier


May 11, 2013

Moorman leads Centerville to district win


“Alex went all the way last year. He knows what it’s all about, but we fell one shot short of even making it (as a team) last year,” Carney added. “I think that’s been a goal for the kids from the get-go all this season.”

The Big Reds have shown the ability to be a very balanced team with different players leading the team at different tournaments. While Moorman was back in his familiar place atop the leaderboard, where he stood last year as a freshman at the 3A state tournament, it took rounds like a runner-up 75 score from Blake Dabney to help the Big Reds hold off Fairfield for the team title.

Senior Logan Dabney also added a 78, giving Centerville three players in the top 10.

“If we’re going to take it all the way this year, everyone’s going to have to do their part,” Carney said. “Alex is the main cog, but everyone’s got to pull their weight if we want to get to Ames.”

Moorman talked about the depth of the Big Reds, which has helped lead to a very successful overall year for Centerville as a team. Helping get his teammates to state has been what has fueled the defending state champion sophomore much more then anything this season.

“Logan’s been playing great this season. He might be averaging better than me this year. Blake shooting a 75 in the conditions we were (Friday) is also pretty incredible,” Moorman said. “I wanted the team to get there last year and I feel like I could have done more to get us there. I’ll do whatever it takes to help us get there as a team this season.”

Fairfield, who has made several recent trips to state as a team, beat out Southeast Conference rival Mount Pleasant by seven shots for the second berth to next week’s district final in Williamsburg. The Trojans and Panthers battled beyond regulation with their top two golfers, Matt Carr and Jordan Phamsouvandara, playing an extra playoff hole to decide third place after both qualified individually with rounds of 76.

Text Only
  • On Tap Saturday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Finals Twin Cedars vs. Newman Catholic at Des Moines (Principal Park), Noon

    August 1, 2014

  • 0802 OTT Sports IHCC Soccer Coach Doug Seigle mug IHCC Soccer Training Camp date set OTTUMWA– Head coach Doug Seigle has announced the date for players on this year's roster, and those who hope to make the squad, to report for the start of preseason workouts. Seigle says all IHCC women’s and men's soccer players who have signed to pl

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports RAGBRAI photo Native Ottumwa cyclist sets powerful example VACAVILLE, Calif. — Scott Pettengill has a passion for life and an indomitable optimism that refuses to be dimmed. Pettengill, a native Ottumwan who now lives in northern California, just finished riding the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Great Bicyc

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports Bryon Peyton photo Former Pekin coaches reunite at state tournament DES MOINES — For 15 years, Bryon Peyton and Jeff Eeling shared the dream of coaching together at the Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament. It certainly wasn’t the way they may have imagined it, but almost 30 years later, the dream came true. Pe

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Hunter Embray photo Top-ranked Sabers headed to first state baseball final DES MOINES — Hits figured to be a very precious commodity Thursday in the 1A state baseball semifinal matchup between Gehlen Catholic and Twin Cedars. As such, each swing taken by each hitter figured to be very important in collecting precious contac

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Andy Heintz column mug The White Bass that saved the day OTTUMWA — It was time for a break. It was a lovely, Sunday afternoon and I'd spent the past couple of hours tooling around town taking pictures for the newspaper. While it was nice to be outside, I yearned to make the not-so-subtle switch from work

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Baseball Tournament TuesdayClass 3A QuarterfinalsDallas Center-Grimes 3, No. 5 Fairfield 0 (9) ThursdayClass 1A SemifinalsNo. 1 Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. No. 5 Gehlen Catholic (30-3), 2 p.m. (104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 31, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Kassidi Henderson mug Three Bulldogs make all-state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa softball team had three of its players named to a Class 5A All-State team by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.Bulldog second baseman Ashlyn Thompson and Kassidi Henderson were voted to the all-state second team and Alexis W

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Prep Softball All-State Team Class 1A 1st Team All State Name School Grade Kayla Tindall Akron-Westfield 12 Dana Hedlund Akron-Westfield 12 Renee Maneman Newelll Fonda 12 Rachel Smith Exira/EHK

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Austin Gridley Fairfield baseball photo Oh So Close! DES MOINES — Becoming the first Fairfield pitcher to start a state tournament game in 35 years didn’t seem to faze Trojan senior pitcher Joseph Hietpas. In fact, taking the mound at Principal Park in Des Moines seemed to only help Hietpas as he made

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

Sports photo reprints