MARION — The Fairfield volleyball team tested themselves against a trio of top 10 opponents on Saturday at the Linn-Mar tournament.
The Trojans lost to third-ranked (4A) Marion (21-14, 21-8), ninth-ranked (5A) Dubuque Hempstead (21-4, 21-9) and sixth-ranked (3A) Davenport Assumption (21-13, 21-4).
“We played well. We faced some tough blockers, big hitters and fast offenses,” Fairfield head volleyball coach Diane Drish said. “I’m proud of our girls. We never gave up.”
Maddie Jones was a perfect 11-11 serving with one ace and a team-leading nine assists. Anna Dunlap and Olivia Jones each collected a team-leading five kills during the tournament, going 24-32 hitting, while Mallory Lyon picked up three blocks during the tournament while going 5-7 hitting with three kills.
Brynley Allison had six assists and two blocks on Saturday for Fairfield (3-4) while Kiya Robertson went 9-10 serving the volleyball. Ellie Anderson had three kills while going 12-13 hitting for the Trojans.
Fairfield returns to Southeast Conference action at Fort Madison on Thursday. The Trojans will take part in the seven-team Ottumwa Invitational on Saturday at Evans Middle School Gymnasium beginning at 8 a.m.
Central Lee 25-25-25, Van Buren County 11-10-16
DONNELLSON — Chelsey Huff racked up a team-leading nine kills and three aces on 9-10 serving for the Warriors in a Southeast Iowa Superconference south division loss at Central Lee.
Huff added four digs and two assists. Isabel Manning led Van Buren County with 13 Assists and nine digs while recording two kills, one block and a perfect 5-5 serving effort.
Ella Jirak had seven digs for the Warriors and two kills while going 5-6 serving. Jaelyn Boley had six digs, one kill, one block and was 5-5 serving.
Shea Scott added six digs and two kills while going 2-2 serving. Kadence Nusbaum was 6-6 serving with an ace and six digs.
Kalyn Tuttle was 2-3 serving with one ace, one dig, one assist, one block and one kill. Brooklyn Cormier had two digs for the Warriors and was 1-2 serving.
Van Buren County (3-3, 1-2 SEI south) heads to top-ranked (1A) Holy Trinity next Thursday.
Moravia 25-15-25-25-15, Twin Cedars 17-25-17-27-6
BUSSEY — Gracie Hoffman and Alyssa Boenning each came up with 10 kills for the Mohawks in a tough five-set Bluegrass Conference battle with Twin Cedars.
After being pushed into a decisive set with the Sabers following a 27-25 loss in the fourth game, the Mohawks responded with a dominat showing in the fifth game. The match was just the second of the season for the Sabers after being swept at Seymour on Tuesday. The team had to postpone earlier matches this season as the school dealt with an outbreak of COVID-19.
Gentry Moss led Moravia with 17 assists and three ace serves in the match. Hoffman and Callie Benjamin each recorded a pair of solo blocks while Mikayla Fritz came up with three digs.
Moravia (2-3, 1-0 Bluegrass) heads to Moulton-Udell next Thursday.
Melcher-Dallas 25-25-25, Moulton-Udell 13-8-10
MELCHER — Jessica King led the Eagles (0-3, 0-2 Bluegrass) with four digs on defense in a Bluegrass Conference loss to the Saints.
Kenzie Smith powered home 13 kills and five ace serves for the Saints. Kynser Reed added 14 digs on defense.
No. 5 (1A) Sigourney-Keota 41, Louisa-Muscatine 0
LETTS — Sam Sieren gained 154 yards on just six carries, including two that went for touchdowns as the Cobras improved to 3-0 on the season.
Cade Molyneux rushed for one touchdown and found Wyatt Sieren on a 33-yard touchdown pass for S-K. Colton Clarahan completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Levi Crawford while Brady Duwa returned a kickoff 89 yards for a score against the Falcons.
Fifth-ranked (1A) Sigourney-Keota returns home on Friday to host Van Buren County.
No. 2 (2A) Williamsburg 54, Davis County 14
BLOOMFIELD — Riley Holt racked up 164 yards on 15 carries to pace a 305-yard rushing attack for the Raiders in a district-opening win that prevented the Mustangs from a surprising 3-0 start to the season.
Holt scored four of Williamsburg’s seven touchdown runs in the victory. Carson Maeder found Caeden Glosser for a 74-yard touchdown pass for Davis County and scored on a 66-yard touchdown run, collecting 170 of the 194 total yards of offense gained by the Mustangs while being limited to just eight completions on 20 pass attempts for 111 yards.
Davis County (2-1) will look to bounce back next Friday at Central Lee.
Baxter 36, Moravia 21
BAXTER — Rory Heer rushed for 153 yards on 27 carries, scoring a pair of touchdowns on the ground while hauling in a 12-yard touchdown catch as the Bolts held on in the second half in a battle of eight-player teams seeking to earn the first win of the season.
Gage Hanes, Riley Hawkins and Tanner Cormeny each scored rushing touchdowns for the Mohawks. Shane Helmick matched Heer with 10 solo tackles, leading Moravia with 17.5 total tackles including two for loss in the contest.
Moravia (0-3) hosts WACO on Friday.