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…

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.

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.

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…

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 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.

The Albia Lady Dee volleyball team collected three victories on Thursday evening at the Fairfield Quadrangular. Albia defeated Fairfield 2-0, EBF 2-0 and Hillcrest Academy (formerly Iowa Menonite) 2-0 to claim their first championship at this event.

It’s hard to imagine starting out the Albia volleyball season any better after the Dees beat 2018 Class 1A state qualifier and seventh ranked Montezuma four out of five games in pool play and in the title match to win the Albia Tournament Monday night.

The Albia Booster Club will be hosting a Blue Pride Night on Monday, Aug. 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at Albia Community High School. The purpose of the evening is to enlist membership for the club and to kick off the school year with a message to inspire the Blue Pride Way and provide community …

The 22nd annual Albia Junior Golf Championship was held on Monday, July 29 at Albia Country Club with 16 golfers competing in seven different age groups.

The South Central Conference did well in terms of Class 3A All-District balloting. Albia placed three players on the South Central All-District team including Alex Beard and Jena Lawrence, both juniors and senior Kennedy Schroeder.

The Algona Bulldogs were the Cinderella of the Class 3A state softball tournament, entering the tournament as the #8 seed with a 17-10 record. But they had avenged an 8-1 loss to Estherville in the first round of regional play with a 2-1 win and then avenged 4-1 and 7-0 losses to third-ranke…

There were six unanimous first team All South Central Conference players named to the softball team and Albia had three of them. The SCC champions placed three on the first team including Jena Lawrence, a junior pitcher, Alex Beard, a junior catcher and Kennedy Schroeder, a senior shortstop.

In the end of an 8-5 loss in the opening round of the Class 3A state softball tournament, it was a lot of little things that let Columbus Catholic win the game.

The Albia Lady Dee softball team is headed back to the state tournament in Fort Dodge. A three-run home run by Jena Lawrence in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Dees a 9-6 victory over 12th ranked North Polk.

Jena Lawrence handed the ball off to MacKenna Jones in the fourth inning to finish Albia’s game against North Polk on the mound. Then in the eighth inning, she ended the game with a heart-stopping three-run walk-off homerun to send the Lady Dees back to the state tournament for the third str…

The intentional walk in baseball or softball is the ultimate sign of respect for any given hitter and Saydel’s coach showed that respect by intentionally walking Alex Beard in the first inning with one out, after Makenna Ross had belted a double.

The Albia Lady Dees were on both ends of two 4-3 softball decisions involving ranked teams on Friday as they competed in the Ottumwa Classic Softball Tournament.

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