A smothering Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont defense and ice cold shooting in the first half gave the Rockets a 59-30 victory over the Albia varsity girls team on Tuesday.
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…
Even though the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets captured a 53-21 win over Albia on Jan. 9, the Blue Demons came through with a couple of individual upset wins.
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.
Sophomore Jackson Pence came up with a huge double-double scoring 16 points and hauling down 11 rebounds as the Albia Blue Demons pounded Centerville 76l-57.
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 Albia football team had three players earn first team All-District, one named to the second team and two others earn honorable mention.
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.
Albia’s Abbey Griffin and Alex Beard, along with Knoxville’s Katie Keitges, were unanimous first team All-SCC volleyball picks.
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.
The Albia Lady Dee volleyball team took step number two in the post season by defeating Davis County 3-1 in the Regional semi final on Tuesday night in Albia.
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.
Albia has a state cross country individual champion and a team champion at the Class 2A state junior high level.
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…
The Albia Lady Dees ran to a 4th place team finish at the SCC cross Country meet at East Lake Park, Osceola. Sherryl Mae Rowe was able to finish the course in 4th place, just one second out of third with a time of 22:40. “I am very happy for Sherryl Mae,” said Coach Todd Ratliff. “She just m…
You could make a convincing argument that the first quarter of play at Davis County was the worst quarter of the season for the Albia football team. A bad center snap led to a blocked punt that led to a Davis County touchdown.
The Albia Lady Dee volleyball team struggled early in their final home match of the season but eventually won Thursday night’s contest 3-1.
Sherryl Mae Rowe continues to lead the way for the Albia Lady Dees with another top five finish in an extremely competitive Centerville Redette Invitational hosted at The Preserve at Honey Creek. Her time of 21:27 would garner her a 4th place overall finish in the well over 100 girl field. “…
Tensions were high and the gym was packed with excited and loud fans for Tuesday night’s match up between the Albia Lady Dees and the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets. The SCC contest would determine the league runner-up and the teams did not disappoint. Albia claimed a 3-1 victory but n…
Just about everything that could go right, did go right in the first half against Central Lee. The Blue Demons turned a first play Central Lee fumble into a touchdown and proceeded to build up a 42-7 half-time lead against the Hawks enroute to a 49-18 victory.
The Albia Lady volleyball team kept their hopes alive for the runner-up spot in the South Central Conference with a 3-0 match win over Chariton on Tuesday night. The Dees won 25-11, 25-19, 25-8, lifting their conference record to 4-1.
The Albia Blue Demon cross country team, ranked fifth in Class 2A, continued to roll as they took the EBF Rocket Invitational 11-team meet title on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The title came behind strong running up front by Landon Noe, Brock Ratliff and Dawson Bonnett.
If you just looked at the stats sheets, there’s no way you’d believe the Rockets of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont beat the Albia Blue Demons by three touchdowns. No way.
The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont volleyball team headed to Knoxville Tuesday night, lost the first set, then nearly upset the #8 ranked Panthers.
With senior libero Abbie Martin on the bench nursing an ankle sprain and an all new line-up facing a very good Davis County team on the road, it took the Albia Lady Dee varsity a bit to find their groove. But once they did, it was a dominating performance over the Lady Mustangs.
The Lady Dee volleyball team went 4-2 at the Ottumwa Invitational on Saturday at Evans Middle School losing twice to Burlington.
Pleasantville opened up a 14-14 game with 10:17 left in the half, taking advantage of an Albia fumble and an interception to take a 27-14 lead into the half. Unfortunately, critical mistakes continued for Albia in the second half with the Trojans stripping the ball and running it back 82 yar…
Two meets in four days for the #3 ranked Albia Blue Demons showed little let down as they faced off in a field of very tough running. The 90+ heat index in the field of four highly ranked teams (Albia 2A-#3, Williamsburg 2A-#6, 2A-#10 Davis County, 3A-#16 Grinnell), and hills only added to t…
The Albia Lady Dees evened their South Central Conference record to 1-1 with a dominating 3-0 win over Clarke, 25-10, 25-7, 25-6.
It was a pretty entertaining first half of football between Albia and Sigourney-Keota even if the Savage-Cobras were leading 49-27 at the half. It seemed as though neither defense could stop the other.
The Albia Lady Dees took their first interstate travels for a cross country meet in the program’s history, and represented ACHS extremely well. Of the 37 teams that were represented at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival in the Small School Division, Albia walked away with a 13th place te…
By DAVE PAXTON
The #4 ranked Albia cross country boys ran in their second meet in three days in the heat, squaring off against a fresh Davis County program (ranked #5 in 2A) and coming up six points behind the Mustangs. Central Decatur was third, four points behind Albia. “These three teams are really clos…
The Albia Lady Dees fought the heat and turned up the heat on Centerville Tuesday night in Albia as they defeated the Redettes 3-0 in SCC action.
The Albia Blue Demon Cross Country team came out and put on a display for the home crowd as they ran their way to a decisive win over 1A #8 ranked Pekin as well as conference foe, Knoxville to claim the Albia Invitational team title for the second straight year. The race featured five state …
There were just a lot of little things that went wrong on Friday as the Albia football team fell to arch-rival Centerville 51-12. Junior quarterback Blake Chance threw a pick-six the first play of the game, putting Albia in a 7-0 hole with seven ticks off the clock.