SPORTS BRIEFS: MMA fighting, swimming, volleyball
Fairfield swimming team hosted Keokuk, Burlington
A message from Fairfield swim team coach Erin Cracker about the meet Thursday: The final home meet at Fairfield Aquatic Center for the Fairfield Trojan girls swim team sparkled with excitement. Each girl was on a mission to achieve her personal best against Burlington and Keokuk. I can officially state that each girl completed that. The biggest time drops were Lauren Ward in the 500 free style and Madi McDowell in the 100 breast stroke. Ward shaved off nine seconds since our meet on Monday. McDowell also cut four seconds since Monday as well. Katherine Mueller was two points away of accomplishing her personal best since the six dive Muscatine Invitational. I am extremely proud of the initiative the girls took on tonight to do well.
Fairfield JV, freshmen defeat Fort Madison
The Fairfield JV and freshmen volleyball teams each defeated Fort Madison Thursday at Fairfield High School.
The JV won by the score of 25-13, 14-25, 15-11. Paige Palmer led the Trojans with four aces and 13 assists.
Alli Deao made eight kills. Jolea Burkhart led the Trojans in digs with five.
The squad ended the season with a 16-10-1 record and a 7-1 conference record, which was good enough for first place.
The freshmen team defeated Fort Madison 19-25, 25-18, 15-13.
Natalie Angstead went 15-15 serving with two aces. Angstead also led the team in assists with 10.
The freshmen team finished the year with the same record as the JV team and also won first place.
MMA fighter Spencer Drish will fight Friday
Fairfield’s Spencer Drish will fight Friday at 7 p.m. in Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines at the Resurrecting Fighting Alliance 10 event. Drish is 4-1 in his last five fights.