The Ottumwa Courier


January 19, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Rockets vault to first place with victory

OSKALOOSA — Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont used a balanced scoring attack to topple Clarke 41-29 Friday, giving the Rockets possession of first place in the South Central Conference.

“We got a lot of good looks on the backside after we reversed the ball two or three times,” Rocket coach Tony Fenton said. “We had a lot of nice cuts and feeds.”

Emma Tanner paced E-B-F with nine points and Tasha Alexander and Jarrah Jensen each added eight. Makenzie Jensen scored seven and Shunyl Busch chipped in six.

Jarrah and Makenzie Jensen were relentless on the glass, grabbing 10 rebounds each.

“Most of them were on the defensive end,” Fenton said. “After the first half, we pretty much controlled the boards.”

Alexander dished out a team-best three assists and compiled a team-high five steals.

EBF (9-4, 6-1) plays host to North Mahaska Monday at Eddyville in a non-conference game.

EBF 41, Clarke 29

    Eddy 5     15  8  13    —    41    

    Clar 5     5  14  5    —    29    

Eddyville (41) — Emma Tanner 9, Tasha Alexander 8, Jarrah Jensen 8, Makenzie Jensen 7, Shunyl Busch 6, Shelby Allgood 3. Totals 18-44 FG 4-17 FT 41.

3-point goals — 1-9 (Allgood 1). Fouled out — M. Jensen. Rebounds — 36 (J. Jensen 10, M. Jensen 10). Assists — 9 (Alexander 3). Steals — 12 (Alexander 5). Blocks — 2 (Tanner 1, Karlie Taylor 1). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 12.

Eagles drop close one to Lamoni

Courier sports staff

SEYMOUR — The Moulton-Udell girls basketball team came up a little short Thursday, falling to Lamoni 45-42 in a Bluegrass Conference Tournament game.

Natalie Potter led the Eagles with 20 points. In addition, Potter hauled in seven rebounds and handed out three assists. M-U’s Toni Clark added seven points, grabbed six boards and compiled a team-high four steals. Jessica Scott scored six points and corralled a team-high eight rebounds for the Eagles.

The game remained tight throughout, as neither team was able to create much distance between themselves and their opponents. Coach Jason Ogden was pleased with his team, even though the Eagles were unable to pull out a victory.

“We played very well tonight,” Ogden said. “We just had a few problems in the middle of the fourth. I feel like we are playing our best ball of the year right now. We need to continue to build on this and finish the season strong.”

Moulton-Udell (2-11, 1-7) plays at Centerville Tuesday in a non-conference game.

Lamoni 45, Moulton-Udell 42

Moul        6     10  12  14    —    42    

Lamo        11     6  10  18    —    45    

Moulton-Udell (42) — Natalie Potter 20, Toni Clark 7, Jessica Scott 6, Rachel DeCook 5, Jayci Inman 2, Mandalyn Martin 2. Totals 18-53 FG 5-11 FT 42.

3-point goals — 1-4 (Potter). Fouled out — . Rebounds — 33 (Scott 8). Assists — 11 (Potter 3, Hailey Burgher 3). Steals — 9 (Clark 4). Blocks — 1 (M. Martin 1). Total fouls — 16.

Text Only
  • 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

  • Cedar Creek Ladies battle for low net score OTTUMWA — The Cedar Creek Ladies played "event low net score" on Tuesday. The medalist for the day was Carole Meredith while Patti Meyer and Ann Allison tied for low putts. In Flight A, Margo Sears finished in first place while Meredith finished seco

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Twin Cedars baseball photo 2 Twin Cedars just two wins from perfection DES MOINES — The 33 wins in 33 games to get to state was nice. So was the 34th-straight win, earned Saturday over Underwood in the Class 1A State Baseball Quarterfinals. But as he walked through the stands with his team at Principal Park following th

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Bill Huisman photo Huisman wraps up successful 38-year career at Centerville FAIRFIELD — Sometime later this summer, Bill Huisman will look back on his 38 seasons as Centerville head baseball coach with a big smile. In the immediate aftermath of what proved to be his final game as Big Reds head coach, however, all Huisman wan

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Ottumwa Little League photo Ottumwa Little League team ends terrific season OTTUMWA — Chris Becker doesn't think it's sunk in yet. Becker, the coach of the Ottumwa 9-10 Midwest All Stars, said his players have yet to fully grasp the depths of what they've accomplished this season. With time, however, he thinks they will und

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Thursday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Semifinals Twin Cedars vs. LeMars Gehlen at Des Moines (Principal Park), 2 p.m.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth 14 All Stars Ottumwa Babe Ruth team dominates at state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa 14 Babe Ruth All-Stars team bore a striking resemblance to absolute domination at the state tournament in Ottumwa this season."The longest game we had was six innings," Conner Sheehan said. "We still 10-run ruled that team it ju

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0730 OTT Sports Shrine Bowl photo Bulldogs have fun at Shrine Bowl CEDAR FALLS — Ottumwa football coach Zach Pfantz had a blast serving as one of the coaches of the South team at the 42nd Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl at the UNI Dome Saturday. "It was a really awesome and wonderful experience and I was very thankful to ha

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints