Today's Local Sports

Washington Cross Country Running District Race at Fairfield

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The road to the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge will travel through Fairfield for the Washington Demon runners.

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Winfield-Mt. Union and Wapello Square Off in Super Conference Match

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union volleyball team is set for a stiff test tonight when they travel to Wapello.

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Golden Hawks Get Winning Weekend at Durant

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk volleyball team is playing their best of the season at the right time.

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Area Athletes Reach 1000 Yards Rushing in Week 7

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Washington sophomore Ryan Reighard (No. 1) runs towards the sideline during the Demons’ homecoming football game versus Keokuk. Reighard was one of four area athletes who exceeded the 1,000 yard rushing plateau for the season on Friday. Photo by Susan Harshman/Washington Demon Football.

Week 7 of the high school football season proved to be a milestone week for several KCII area athletes.

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Demons Clinch Playoff Spot with Homecoming Win Over Keokuk

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 7:01 am

A complete performance in front of a spirited homecoming crowd helped the Washington Demon football team (6-1 overall; 4-0 Class 3A District 5) clinch a return trip to the postseason.

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IMS Volleyball Places Second in Demon Volleyball Classic

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 7:00 am

A spirited day of volleyball helped the Iowa Mennonite School volleyball team (12-17 overall) to an appearance in the championship game of the Demon Volleyball Classic.

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Mid-Prairie Cross Country Closes Regular Season at Tough North Linn Meet

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie cross country coaching staff refers to the meet as “mini state” and the field at Saturday’s North Linn Invitational did not disappoint.

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Golden Hawk Volleyball Scores Road River Valley Win

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk volleyball team came through with their first road River Valley Conference match win of the season, topping Monticello in five sets Thursday.

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Perez Leads Hesston Volleyball to Big Week

Posted: Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Iowa Mennonite School graduate Casey Perez is having a big sophomore year for the Hesston College volleyball team.

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Open Road Driving School Donates Money to Washington Athletics

Posted: Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Washington Community School’s athletic department received a generous donation earlier this week.

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IMS Participates at Conference in Columbus

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School Cross Country team ran at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet Thursday night at Cedar Crest Country Club in Columbus Junction.

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Reighard’s Five Touchdowns Powers Demons Past Chiefs

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 7:00 am

For a second straight season, the Washington Demons (6-1 overall; 4-0 Class 3A District 5) starting quarterback stole the homecoming spotlight.

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Central Lee Grinds Out Win at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 7:00 am

In a matchup of two of the state’s standout teams, defenses and running games it was #11 Central Lee that scored a key road district win at #10 Mid-Prairie on Friday night 14-7. The game, heard on KCII, featured the states fourth and sixth ranked scoring defenses and two of the top rushing offenses in the state, played out just as it looked on paper, a defensive, grinding slugfest. It was Central Lee who got on the board first, the Hawks marched 65 yards on 11 plays, bleeding six minutes off the clock with their possession based offense before Garrett Holtkamp dove into the endzone on fourth and goal from the one to make it 7-0.

Mid-Prairie would find an answer right before the half on one of the more miraculous plays you will ever see. On third down from their own 30, Golden Hawk quarterback Ryan Cortum swung a screen pass to receiver Blake Schwartz. After Schwartz’ reception, he was immediately hit and brought to the ground. As he was being tackled he was able to lateral the football to his teammate Paul Hawbaker who caught the ball at full speed and sprinted 70 yards for the touchdown, tying the game in the final minute of the half.

After differing the ball to begin the game Central Lee took possession to begin the second half and put together a methodical drive, as is their calling card. Central Lee chewed up 80 yards on 17 plays, running more than nine minutes off the clock before Ethan Barnett scored from six yards out on a third down and three run, giving Central Lee a 14-7 lead. Mid-Prairie would mount two threatening drives the rest of the way. On the first, the Golden Hawks found themselves in a goal to go situation and found Levi Duwa in the back corner of the end zone. As he was bringing in the pass, Central Lee defender Blake Burgess wedged the ball free from Duwa with a combination of his hand and his foot as both players went to the turf.

Mid-Prairie had the final possession of the night, trailing by seven with around 90 seconds to play. The Golden Hawks drove the ball to midfield with 16 seconds left, and initially seemed to convert a fourth down and eight to keep the drive alive but were flagged for an illegal forward pass and the loss of down turned the ball over to Central Lee and ended the game.

Statistically Mid-Prairie was led by Ricky Vargas with nine carries for 26 yards. Nolan Faselt had 24 yards on six carries. Ryan Cortum was 12 of 25 through the air for 155 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Blake Schwartz caught four passes for 44 yards, Paul Hawbaker had two catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. With the win, Central Lee wraps up home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. With the loss the Golden Hawks fall to 5-2 on the year 2-2 in district play and will next be in action Friday when they travel to West Liberty.

Several Area Runners Earn All-Conference Honors at SEISC Meet

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The cross country athletes of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference came together for the league’s annual meet Thursday at Cedarcrest County Club.

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Columbus Keller Earns All-Conference Honors at SEISC Conference Meet

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:01 am

Columbus’s Josh Keller runs near the front of the pack of Thursday’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet at Cedarcrest Country Club. Photo by KCII’s Nate Gonner.

A senior on the Columbus Wildcats boys’ cross country team earned all-conference honors during yesterday’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet at Cedarcrest Country Club in Columbus Junction.

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Highland Hosts 50th Homecoming Celebration Versus Sigourney-Keota

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:00 am

A historic homecoming celebration takes place tonight for current and former students of the Highland Community School District.

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Wolves Win Rivalry Match on Senior Night

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Winfield-Mount Union volleyball scored a rivalry win in Southeast Iowa Super Conference play Thursday night in Winfield on Senior Night.

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Demons Look to Continue Homecoming Success Versus Keokuk

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon defense trips up Solon’s Gareson Dall during a 28-14 victory. Photo by Susan Harshman/Washington Demon Football.

The main attraction for Washington’s annual homecoming celebration takes place tonight at Case Field.

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Mid-Prairie Hosts Key District Clash

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:00 am

After suffering their first loss of the season last week, the #10 in class 2A Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team faces another stiff challenge this week.

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Washington Volleyball Hosts Demon Volleyball Classic

Posted: Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Washington senior Morgan Kimball smashes a kill during their Southeast Conference match against the Mount Pleasant Panthers on September 29. Photo by KCII’s Nate Gonner.

Another year of the Demon Volleyball Classic is set to take place this weekend at Washington High School.

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