Albia junior point guard, Blake Chance, was earlier in March named a first team All-Substate player by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. Last week he was named by the Iowa Print Sportswriter’s Association to the All-State Class 2A third team.

Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School S…

Albia junior Blake Chance and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont senior Kalen Walker were named to the Class 2A All Substate #6 team. Joining them on the team were Jackson Curnutte, Chariton, Bryce Achenbach, Woodward-Granger, Anthony Potthoff, Van Meter, Chris Schrech, Van Meter, Brady Berkley, C…

In the end, the Albia boys basketball team had critical turnovers and didn’t shoot well enough to beat a team the quality of Woodward-Granger, even though they led after every quarter except the fourth. The final score was 49-43 and the Hawks scored their last five points on free throws to e…

The Albia Blue Demons used a stingy defense and a fast paced offense to take one more step down the post season road on Tuesday night as they defeated the EBF Rockets 72-51 in Centerville to capture the District 11 Championship. The 21-point margin of victory really wasn’t that close.

The Albia Blue Demon basketball team took one step forward in the post season by defeating Van Buren 70-55 on Thursday night in Albia.

The first time Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont played Chariton, it was a three-point Charger win. The second time, a two-point win. When the teams met for a third time in the second round of district play, it looked like the Chargers would blow out the Rockets, leading 13-6 after the first quar…

There was a point early in the fourth quarter with Albia clinging to a 41-34 lead that 6’5” senior Fort Madison center, Jason Fedler, blocked three straight Blue Demon break-aways to the basket. Junior forward Brayden Messamaker was at the other end of two of those. The fourth trip down, Mes…

The Albia Blue Demon wrestling team took six participants to the district meet in Knoxville on Saturday and two punched their tickets to the state meet in Des Moines this weekend.

It was raining three’s at the Albia High School Gym on Monday night as the Blue Demon v. Ankeny Christian contest generated 24 three-point goals. The Eagles came out on top as they hit 13 from outside the arc and though Albia countered with 11 Ankeny Christian prevailed 79-52.

On Tuesday night it seemed to take more time to cut down the nets in celebration of winning an SCC boys’ basketball championship than it did to decide the game itself as Albia defeated Knoxville 70-32 to claim sole ownership of the SCC crown.

To say the Knoxville boys basketball team exhibited some swagger at home against Albia last Thursday in a snow make-up game is no exaggeration. By the time Albia’s Joe Teno dropped in the last free throw of the night with a second left to play and Albia leading 70-66, there was no swagger, j…

Three put backs for baskets in a tough shooting first half and Tuesday’s girls basketball game against Davis County might have been Albia’s win. Instead, the Mustangs pulled out a four-point, 41-37 victory in Bloomfield.

The Albia Blue Demons used a fast start and stingy defense to secure their ninth SCC win of the season at Bloomfield on Tuesday night, defeating Davis County 52-48.

The Albia wrestling team captured its 7th an 8th dual meet victories Tuesday, beating Sigourney-Keota 60-0 and Cardinal 71-0. Albia is now 8-3 in duals this season.

Maybe the barn wasn’t burning but the EBF gym hosted a hot game of basketball on Tuesday night as the Albia boys squared off against the Rockets, who were poised to end the Blue Demons’ undefeated conference record. Two Jackson Pence free throws and a missed last shot decided the battle as A…

The Albia Blue Demons ended up on the losing end of the scoreboard for the first time this season as they dropped a 63-50 decision to the Washington Demons on Tuesday night in Albia.

The question of whether Albia’s greyhound, three-point shooting basketball team could compete with a team featuring a big center was answered in part when the Blue Demons crafted a 62-49 victory over Pleasantville.

The Albia Lady Dees offset a 19-point, nine-rebound performance by Pleasantville post Malorie McKinley with a scrappy full-court press, great rebounding and very good shooting in the final minutes of the game and into overtime to win their second game of the season 51-46.

Top area sports May through August were dominated first by the ACHS boys track team and then by the Lady Dee softball team. The Blue Demon track team won an incredible sixth straight SCC championship and sent a large contingent of athletes to the state meet.

The Blue Demon basketball team scored a 64-49 victory over the Clarke County Indians on Tuesday night in Albia to remain undefeated on the season.

The Albia Lady Dee varsity basketball team oh so close to winning their second game in a row, trailing by two points with three minutes left in the game to Clarke. But the Indians outscored Albia 11-4 down the stretch to capture a 39-31 win.

Too many turnovers and a sizable physical mismatch placed the Albia girls in a deep hole against Centerville Friday night, leading to a 75-39 loss. The Redettes 1-3-1 trapping press led to 19 steals and forced about 30 turnovers for the Dees who fell behind 22-9 in the first quarter.

Chariton used two players to score 53 of their 70 points in a 70-40 victory over the Albia Lady Dees. Sophomores Emma Rector’s 27 points including four three-pointers and Avery Hall’s 26 points and eight rebounds, were just short of sensational in their offensive performances.

The Albia Blue Demons used a stifling defense in the fourth quarter to claim their second victory in the 2019 season on Tuesday night in Chariton defeating the Chargers 57-42. That defense created a 14-0 run starting at the five-minute mark in the fourth quarter and kept Chariton scoreless u…

The Albia Blue Demon basketball team hit the floor with the motor running hot as they started the 2019-20 season with a 65-42 victory over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Friday night in Albia.

The Albia Blue Demons took six freshmen to the Pekin Tournament and they wound up scoring 39 points to fuel a 161-point explosion by the Blue Demons and a tournament championship.

The honors continued for the Albia Boys Cross Country team as head coach Todd Ratliff was named one of five at-large Class 2A Coaches of the Year and Assistant Coach Jeff Beal was named Assistant Coach of the year for all classes.

Capping off an amazing six years of running in the Albia cross country program, senior, Sherryl Mae Rowe completed her last race in a Lady Dee uniform in outstanding fashion.

The Albia Blue Demon cross country team finished an astonishing fourth place as a team at the State Cross Country Meet held at Kennedy Golf Course in Fort Dodge over the weekend. In doing so, they completely overhauled the program’s growing record books.

The Albia Lady Dees ended their 2019 season on Monday night one game short of the state tournament succumbing to the dynamic duo from West Liberty 3-0. The Comet used the strong net play by Macy Daufeldt and Martha Pace to off-set the Albia attack led by Abbey Griffin.

For the sixth time in the last nine seasons under Coach Todd Ratliff and his coaching staff, the Albia Blue Demon Boys cross country team will finish their season at the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge. Junior Landon Noe along with sophomore Dawson Bonnett, also qualified as individua…

In a great team effort, the Albia Lady Dee cross country team finished 6th out of 15 at the state qualifying meet in Panora on Thursday, Oct. 24. They were led by Sherryl Mae Rowe who, for the second time in as many years, qualified for the state meet in Fort Dodge with her ninth place finis…

There’s not much to say. The Albia football team completed a frustrating 1-8 season with a 77-7 loss to Mid-Prairie of Wellman. The Golden Hawks racked up 540 yards of rushing offense, scoring at will against an overmatched defensive line.

The Albia Lady Dees took the first step down the post season road Wednesday night by defeating Chariton 3-0 in Albia.

What could have gone wrong, did go wrong for Albia against a fine Williamsburg team on Friday. From missed blocking assignments, to dropped touchdown passes, to interceptions, lost fumbles and poor tackling, the Raiders of Williamsburg rolled over the Blue Demons 68-7.

The Albia Blue Demon cross country team continues to run with a purpose. Battling through the 19 mile per hour wind and the soft, hilly course, the team would score a remarkable 29 points for the team title. The squad was able to place five runners in the top 10, securing not only the win, b…

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