SPORTS IN BRIEF: Fairfield Little League, Cardinal, Van Buren, Grinnell College
Fairfield Little League to meet
Fairfield Little League will be holding a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Public Library.
This is the annual meeting where the 2014 board members will be elected. Financial issues, projects, goals, rules and other topics will also be addressed.
All Fairfield Little League parents and volunteers are welcome to attend and participate. These individuals also are eligible to be elected to the 2014 board.
Questions should be directed to Ann Gary, who can be contacted at 472-6338.
Cardinal easily defeats Harmony
The Cardinal boys’ and the girls’ basketball teams defeated Harmony Friday.
The girls got the night started with a 58-23 victory. The Comets jumped out to a 18-2 lead and never looked back.
Lexi Fullencamp led the Comets with 11 points. Jessie McElderry and Delaney Ridgeway both scored 10 points. Freshman Sarah Schmidt came through with six points.
The boys won by the score of 72-42. Cardinal outscored Harmony 26-7 in the first quarter, which led to the game quickly being out of reach.
Senior Charlie Rachford led the Comets with 19 points. Kaleb Durflinger scored 16 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Cody Streeby scored 12 points and picked up four assists.
The Cardinal boys and the girls were going to play Holy Trinity tonight, but those games have been canceled because of weather.
Van Buren hosts wrestling meet
The Van Buren wrestling team hosted a tournament Saturday.
Kirksville won the team competition. Cardinal, Burlington, Sigourney-Keota, Moravia and Davis County were among the other teams at the meet.
Tyler Runyon (113) received third place in his weight class for Van Buren. Jacob Heisel (138) earned a third-place finish. Mitch Garrels (195) and Dalton Brombaugh (220) each received second place.
Cardinal took five wrestlers to the tournament and four of them placed in their weight class. Drayton Hamm (106) received third place, Ryan Cale (113) got second place, Tyler Albet (160) got second place and Josh Ramos (182) got second place.
Van Buren girls lose to Holy Trinity
The Van Buren girls’ basketball team lost to Holy Trinity Catholic 35-28 Friday.
Kaitlyn Johnson scored 15 points to lead the Warriors in scoring. Johnson also grabbed four steals. Abbey Rider scored six points and secured six rebounds. Shayla Filson added in four points.
The loss drops Van Buren to 3-2 on the season.
Grinnell’s Maher sets NCAA assists record
GRINNELL (AP) — The small Iowa school that produced 138-point scorer Jack Taylor has set another NCAA record.
Division III Grinnell College player Patrick Maher broke the NCAA record with 37 assists Monday night in a 164-144 victory over College of Faith.
Maher snapped the record of 34 set by Grinnell assistant head coach David N. Arseneault back in 2007. Maher also had 19 points to help the Pioneers improve to 8-2.
Taylor put Grinnell on the national map with 138 points against Faith Baptist Bible on Nov. 20, 2012. Taylor didn’t play Monday night because of a lower back injury.