DES MOINES — Five local high school football players were named all-state by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, which gathered at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines Saturday to select the teams.

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FAIRFIELD — Fairfield downed Pekin 46-38 in girls basketball action on Friday. Because it was an “Iowa Hall of Pride” scrimmage, neither team registered a win or a loss to start their season.

BLOOMFIELD — Freshman Briley Lough made an immediate impact for the Davis County girls basketball team, scoring a team-leading 10 points while starting her first varsity game on Saturday in a 43-34 loss to Williamsburg. The Raiders rallied after giving up the lead to the Mustangs early in th…

OTTUMWA — Tuesday night, at the “Hall of Pride” scrimmage between Ottumwa and visiting Knoxville, the Bulldog girls basketball team got to fine tune their play and collect food for the local food pantry at the same time.

PEKIN — Haley Gambell scored 11 points, including six of the first 10 points scored by the Pekin girls basketball team in the second half of a 25-19 win to close out the 2018 Pekin Jamboree against Van Buren. Zoey Wright added a late jumper while Allison Bainbridge had a layup in the final m…

Several local high school volleyball players were named to their respective all-conference teams, which were released after the final teams in each league were eliminated from postseason play.

OTTUMWA — Rich Mayson will reportedly not be retained as Ottumwa High School head football coach, pending approval by the Ottumwa Community School Board. According to reports, the first official word on the decision came on a post from the Facebook page of Mayson's wife, Kristin, that the co…

BLOOMFIELD — Davis County cross-country coaches Josh Husted and Linda Rowe earned postseason accolades from the Iowa Association of Track and Cross-Country Coaches. Husted, who guided the Mustangs to a 10th-place finish in the Class 2A boys state cross-country meet, was named one of five at-…

OTTUMWA — Davis County senior Bailea Yahnke joined Knoxville junior Katie Keitges as unanimous first-team selections to the 2018 All-South Central Conference volleyball team. Fairfield senior Danae Drish also earned top honors from the Southeast Conference, being named co-player of the year …

FAIRFIELD — Longtime Fairfield volleyball coach Nancy Diers will be inducted into the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association (IGCA) Hall-of-Fame. The announcement was made to Fairfield fans on Saturday night at the conclusion of the 25th Southeast Iowa Volleyball Classic.

FAIRFIELD — For the 25th year, several of southeast Iowa’s top senior volleyball players were showcased Saturday night in Fairfield. Two teams (Blue and Red) made up of 23 selected seniors competed in the Southeast Iowa All-Star Volleyball Classic.

OTTUMWA — Lacey Alexander knows what it feels like to step out on the court for the first time to compete at state volleyball tournament.

OTTUMWA — The 25th-annual Southeast Iowa Volleyball Classic will be held on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The match will be played at Fairfield High School. Cost of admission is $5.

OTTUMWA — Wrestlers in Ottumwa have the opportunity to attend the Iowa School of Wrestling on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Ottumwa High School wrestling room from 1-4 p.m. The camp is open to students in grades 2-12 and includes the Dan Gable 17 stations of wrestling, films and a weightlifting p…

BETTENDORF — The Indian Hills Community College cross-country team notched six personal-bests, secured the fastest team average in school history and tore down the individual cross country school-record in the process of qualifying for the 2018 NJCAA Cross Country National Championships.

WEST BURLINGTON — The postseason run of the Albia volleyball team ended one win short of a state tournament berth on Monday night. Davenport Assumption, ranked fourth in Class 3A, swept the Lady Dees 25-7, 25-15 and 25-17 to earn a trip to the Iowa State High School Volleyball Tournament nex…

AMES — Aden Reeves is always looking to challenge himself. This past weekend may have exceeded even the lofty expectations of the two-time state champion against a defending Freestyle Cadet World Champion.

DONNELLSON — The Albia High School volleyball team puts in extra time every day working on serving.The Blue Dees’ extra effort was worth every last second of it in the Class 3A regional semifinal match against Central Lee.Albia served up 13 aces on the night, and its aggressive serving kept …

FORT MADISON — The score was tied at 24 in the fourth game and the Fairfield High School volleyball team looked tired and tentative as it stared its season in the face.

PEKIN — The Pekin Panthers needed to play a strong, mistake-free game to pull off the upset of eighth-ranked (A) Durant. The Panthers were seeking a win that would have given them a probable playoff spot.

This year's Ottumwa High School football team can make a claim many previous teams could not.

INDIANOLA — The Ottumwa High School girls cross country team won't be returning to Fort Dodge as a team this season, but the Bulldogs will send a pair of runners to the state meet next week.

EDDYVILLE — Just one night after dropping a five-game match to Albia on Senior Night, the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets downed PCM 3-0 Tuesday night in Class 3A opening-round regional volleyball action.

PANORA — The Albia High School girls and boys cross country teams put together strong performances to qualify for next week's state meet after a pair of top-three finishes in Thursday's Class 2A state-qualifying meet at Lake Panorama.

FAIRFIELD — Alison Godwin had 11 kills to lead the 14th-ranked Fairfield High School volleyball team to a 25-10, 25-15, 25-13 Class 4A regional quarterfinal victory over Mount Pleasant Wednesday.

INDIANOLA — There simply wasn't enough game for the Ottumwa High School volleyball team to find its game.