SPORTS IN BRIEF: Fairfield JV basketball, freshmen basketball, former Iowa State football player dies
JV boys earn first win of season
The Fairfield JV boys’ basketball team lost Friday to Keokuk, but then rebounded and got its first win of the season Saturday against Lone Tree.
Fairfield lost at Keokuk 80-55. Nick Higgins led Fairfield with 16 points. Alex Crile put in 15. Cameron Baumann was right behind with 13 points.
The Trojans beat Lone Tree 66-55. Higgins scored 24 points. Landon Greiner scored 20 points and Alex Simpson scored 17. Greiner led the team with 11 rebounds.
The Trojans are 1-6 on the season.
Freshmen girls beat Fort Madison
The Fairfield freshmen girls’ basketball team defeated Fort Madison 46-15 Thursday night on the road.
Kenady Waugh led the Trojans with 23 points. Sarah Swanson and Brynna Bowman both scored eight points. Natalie Angstead chipped in three points, while Jenna Crile, Brooke McLain and Kaylee Watson each scored two points.
Former Iowa State football player found dead
DALLAS (AP) — A former standout football player for Iowa State has been found dead in his East Texas home.
Jefferson police say the body of Jason Thomas Berryman was found Wednesday with multiple gunshot wounds. Police have released few details of the investigation, but police Chief Joe C. Hall says no suspects have been identified.
Hall confirmed that the 28-year-old Berryman played at Iowa State. Berryman starred at defensive end as a freshman in 2003, when he was named the team’s most valuable player and the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year.
He last played for the Cyclones in 2005, when he was named defensive most valuable player in the Houston Bowl.
He later signed a two-year contract with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals but was waived in 2007.