SPORTS BRIEFS: Youth basketball, FMS volleyball, JV football, bowling
The Fairfield Youth Basketball Program will be starting up soon.
Dan Breen and other volunteers will be holding a series of practices and scrimmages.
The program is designed as an introduction to basketball with an emphasis on skills development. There will be 13 weeks of skill sessions and 4 weeks of scrimmages.
There will be teams for boys and girls from third grade to sixth grade. Girls will play from Oct. 17 through Jan. 30 at Pence Elementary School gym. Third and fourth grade girls will meet from 5-6 p.m. Fifth and sixth grade girls will meet from 6-7:15 p.m.
Boys sessions will run on Mondays from Oct. 21 through Jan. 27. The times and place are the same for the boys and girls. Scrimmages are set for the mornings of Nov. 9, 16, 23 and Dec. 7.
For more information, visit www.ballcharts.com/fairfieldbasketball. Questions can be answered by the Fairfield Park and Recreation Department at 472-6159.
The Fairfield eighth grade volleyball team played Monday against Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington.
The A team won in two games by the score of 21-13 and 21-14. Ashtyn Drish and Ashley Pool each recorded three kills in the victory. Taylor Myers had 16 passes.
The B team lost both games it played. Amiah Neff recorded two kills in the match.
The C and D teams split time playing the last match of the night because Edward Stone only had enough players for three matches.
The C team won its game 21-8. Macy Holderbaum had one kill and Peyton Manley had one assist. The D team lost 21-8.
FMS will play at home Thursday against Mount Pleasant.
The Fairfield JV football team lost to Mount Pleasant 18-0 Monday.
Tanner Deao threw for 87 yards and rushed for 56 yards. Zach Martin made a 27-yard catch and also ran for 78 yards. Landon Greiner caught three passes for 67 yards.
Defensively, Martin led the team with seven tackles. Trevor Drish added six tackles. Lewis Thomes and Bryce Lunsford made four tackles each. Michael Fritz had a fumble recovery to go along with his four tackles.
The JV squad hits the field again Monday when they host the Fort Madison Bloodhounds.
Best Western won week six of the Chief League.
Coming in behind Best Western, in order from second to seventh, were Kurtz Dozing, Odd Balls-Taco John’s, Hideaway, Holder Plumbing, Queen Pins and Hideaway 2.
Cathy Lathrop bowled the highest scratch game with a 182. Lathrop’s season high is a 221, which is also the highest score for the Chief League this season.Chelsey Wagner and Brenda Cook each bowled a 178.
Navahoe won the Braves and Maidens bowling league. The teams that finished second through ninth, in that order, are Cheyenne, Kiowa, Mohicans, Hopi, Sioux, Iroquois, Chippewa and Commanche. Dennis Arbaugh bowled a 264. Alyssa Chatafield bowled a 224.