SPORTS IN BRIEF: Fairfield JV basketball, MSAE basketball, prep scores, Van Buren wrestling, tennis lessons
MSAE falls to Danville on road
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ basketball team lost Thursday in Danville 86-33.
The Pioneers were down 40-23 going into the locker room of halftime and could not mount a comeback.
Rashan Anderson scored 15 points to lead MSAE in scoring. Surya Sawhney scored six points, got five rebounds and blocked four shots. Suraj Pullapantula scored six points.
MSAE’s next game is tonight against Holy Trinity.
JV girls get victory against Rockets
The Fairfield JV girls’ basketball team rode a 31-point first quarter to a 63-21 home victory Thursday over Eddyville-Blakesburg.
Kaylee Watson led the Trojans in scoring with 16 points. Watson was able to grab seven rebounds as well.
Guard Kenady Waugh was able to put up 11 points for the Trojans. Brooke McLain and Brynna Bowman both put in 10 points. Molly Ryan scored nine points and secured five rebounds.
Fairfield hosts Mt. Pleasant tonight.
Seventh grade girls’ team loses to Washington
The Fairfield seventh grade girls’ basketball A team lost Thursday in Washington 26-18.
The Demons led 10-6 at halftime and led by 12 in the fourth quarter. the Trojans cut the lead to five but weren’t able to pull out the win.
“We really could have used more than five practices to get ready for the season,” Fairfield coach Derek Philips said. “There were a lot of things that went well, and there are things we need to get better at. These girls are willing to work and learn so with more practice we will get to where we need to be.”
Kara Jeffrey led Fairfield with seven points. Ashley Bloomquist scored four points and Alison Goodwin scored three points.
The B team lost 32-6. Blair Bowman, Jaiden Hainline and Devyn Redmann each had two points.
The team’s next game is at home Thursday against Ottumwa.
Warriors win dual over New London
The Van Buren wrestling team went on the road and defeated New London 39-30 Thursday.
Van Buren’s first win of the night came at 170 when Ty Stockwell won by decision and earned three points for the Warriors.
Dakota LaRue (182) and Mitch Garrels (195) both won their matches in the first round by pin. Hunter Coffman (145) won his match in 52 seconds by pin.
Tyler Runyon (113), Jacob Heisel (138) and Colton Putnam (152) each won their matches by forfeit.
Recreation center offering youth tennis lessons
The Fairfield Park and Recreation Department is offering youth tennis lessons that will take place at the Roosevelt Recreation Center racquetball courts.
The lessons will start on Feb. 3 and occur every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for a two week span.
Boys and girls 5 years and older can participate. The fee is $30. The instruction will be led by Jennifer Bradfield and equipment will be provided.
Sign up at http://www.fairfieldparksandrec.com/ or call 472-6159.
Thursday Basketball Prep Scores
Alburnett 71, Iowa Valley, Marengo 55
Ar-We-Va, Westside 62, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 53
Central City 44, North Linn, Troy Mills 28
Central Decatur, Leon 63, Mount Ayr 37
Danville 86, Maharishi, Fairfield 33
Diagonal 35, Lenox 34
Epworth, Western Dubuque 64, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 47
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 53, Woodbine 28
Grundy Center 79, Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls 37
Heartland Christian 72, Clarinda Academy 67
Hudson 54, Union Community, LaPorte City 44
Lone Tree 74, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 56
Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 52, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 50
Moulton-Udell 64, Harmony, Farmington 46
Murray 63, East Union, Afton 42
West Fork, Sheffield 86, Aplington-Parkersburg 71
Adair-Casey 65, CAM, Anita 33
B-G-M, Brooklyn 58, Tri-County, Thornburg 17
Central Decatur, Leon 43, Mount Ayr 29
Grundy Center 81, Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls 7
Heartland Christian 70, Clarinda Academy 21
Iowa Mennonite, Kalona 35, West Burlington 29
Lenox 55, Diagonal 23
Lone Tree 59, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 42
Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 40, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 30
Moulton-Udell 32, Harmony, Farmington 30
Murray 69, East Union, Afton 37
North Linn, Troy Mills 60, Central City 10
Sioux City, East 68, Sioux City, North 38
Siouxland Community Christian 60, Walthill, Neb. 36
South Tama County, Tama 60, AGWSR, Ackley 47
West Branch 53, Durant-Bennett 41
West Delaware, Manchester 52, Center Point-Urbana 40
Sports predicting camel dies
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.
Princess was a fixture at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township for 10 years and gained fame for picking winners.
Zoo manager John Bergmann tells the Asbury Park Press the 26-year-old Bactrian camel was euthanized after arthritis made it impossible for her to stand.
Princess’ made her picks with graham crackers. Bergmann would hold one in each hand, marked with the names of the competing teams. Whichever hand she chose was her prediction.
Princess correctly picked the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s Super Bowl. Her best run came in the 2008 season, when she picked 17 of 22 games correctly, including the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLIII.