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AMES — Grace Bookin-Nosbisch and Kaylee Bix combined for more than half of the Ottumwa High School girls basketball team’s points, but the Bulldogs dropped their first game of the season 53-42 to 15th-ranked (Class 5A) Ames in a CIML crossover road game Friday.

AMES – Trae Swartz reached double figures for the second straight game, scoring 10 points for the Ottumwa boys basketball team in a tough 45-35 loss at Ames on Friday night.

BLOOMFIELD — The Davis County High School wrestling team built big leads on both Fairfield and Keokuk before pulling away down the stretch of each dual for victories Thursday at Davis County High School.

OTTUMWA – Two softball skills camps have been scheduled for January at Indian Hills Community College. One is for youth in grades 4-7. The other is for those in grades 8-12.

OTTUMWA – It’s been almost three weeks since Chris Childs sank a pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds remaining to beat Coffeyville, 70-68, in the thrilling finale of the Financial Partners Classic.

KEOSAUQUA — Taryn Scheuermann had a double-double, and the sixth-ranked (Class 2A) Van Buren County High School girls basketball team won its second straight ranked matchup in a 63-43 SEI Superconference South Division victory over No. 13 (3A) West Burlington.

OTTUMWA – When it gets right down to it, the fundamentals of wrestling are what Pekin head coach Al Chapman focused his kids on heading into the first two duals of the season.

MOBERLY, MO – Chris Childs and Tyrese Nickelson each scored 12 points, including a pair of late field goals during an 8-0 run that helped 14th-ranked Indian Hills hold off No. 21 Moberly Area, 72-63, on Saturday night to close out the Bone and Joint Thanksgiving Classic at Fitzsimmons-John Arena.

PACKWOOD — Emilee Linder scored a game-high 19 points to lead three players in double figures as Pekin claimed a SEI Superconference North Division home win over Wapello

Sigourney-Keota football players Brady Duwa, Dawson Baumert and JD Stout were named all-state by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, which selected its teams Saturday at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines.

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SIGOURNEY formally of Floris. Funeral service Sunday 2:00 P.M. at the Holm Funeral Home , Sigourney. Visitation 1 hour before. Graveside service Monday 1:30 P.M. at IOOF Cemetery, Bloomfield. Surviving her husband Harold Henderson. Arrangements Holm Funeral Home.

Marilyn McDanel, 89, Centerville, died December 4, 2019, at Wayne County Hospital, Corydon. Funeral services are 10a.m. Monday, December 9, with visitation 2-4p.m. Sunday, December 8, at Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com or facebook.com/thomasfuneralhome.

KESWICK Joseph Kiefer died Dec. 3, 2019 in Iowa City. Funeral Mass, Saturday 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Prayer service Friday 4:00 P.M. with visitation til 7:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home Sigourney.