SPORTS IN BRIEF: football, swimming, volleyball
Pekin takes on Lisbon in second round test
The Pekin Panthers travel to Lisbon today for the second round of the state football playoffs.
The Panthers (8-2) are fresh off of a 43-0 win over Lone Tree in first round action. Pekin lost to Lisbon last season in the playoffs by the score of 14-0.
Lisbon (8-2) is on an eight game winning streak after losing the first two games of the season. Four of its eight wins are over teams that qualified for the playoffs this season. Lisbon defeated Montezuma 26-21 in the first round.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Swimmer Bowman qualifies for state meet
Fairfield swimmer Baylee Bowman qualified for the state swimming meet in the 100-yard backstroke by finishing sixth in the regional race Saturday in Iowa City.
Other Fairfield swimmers achieved their season bests at the regional meet as well. The 200-yard medley relay team, which consists of Baylee and Brynna Bowman, Jada Lippincott, and Lauren Ward, finished with the time of 2:08.22.
Ward finished with a 2:24.79 in the 200-yard freestyle. Swimmers Sarah Davisson and Macy Unkrich shaved seconds off of their season best times as well. The IGHSAU state meet is Saturday in Marshalltown.
Volleyball tournament Saturday in Fairfield
The 20th Annual Southeast Iowa Volleyball Classic will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield High School.
The match will feature the top high school volleyball players from southeast Iowa. Each player was nominated by their coach. The nominations were then voted on by the coaches in the Southeast Conference, Southeast Iowa Super Conference, and Burlington High School.
Sydney Burnett, Cheyanne Laux, McKenna Ledger and Marisa Repp of Fairfield will be playing.
Peyton Atwood and Jenna Swanson from Pekin were selected to play as well.
Diana Drish of Fairfield and Ken Hutinson of Pekin will both be assistant coaches at the event.
Iowa LB Collins has been kicked off the team
IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa reserve linebacker Marcus Collins has been kicked off the team after being charged with drunken driving.
Collins was arrested early Friday by Iowa City police. He was charged with operating while under the influence and driving with a suspended or canceled license.
Collins, a native of Yeadon, Pa., played in six games this season. He made six tackles and forced a fumble playing primarily on special teams.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says Collins was already on a three-game suspension for undisclosed reasons.