The Lady Dee volleyball team had an up and down week, posting an impressive 3-0 conference win over Clarke last Tuesday, losing to Mount Pleasant (with only two match wins) 3-1, then beating Fairfield and Eddyville-Blakesburg while losing to Ottumwa and Davis County in the Ottumwa Tournament…

With 5 ½ inches of rain soaking Ironman Field and a thick fog shrouding the stadium the first three quarters, it’s remarkable anybody scored. But the Albia Blue Demon football team came up with three touchdowns in the first half to pick up their first win of the season, 22-0 over Clarke.

There was good news in Albia’s 38-27 loss to Davis County. The Blue Demons had the best balance offensively in probably the last five seasons. Blake Chance completed 12 of 19 passes for 220 yards and Nate Wynn had 113 yards rushing on 15 carries. Chaz Fee added 38 yards on the ground and Dam…

The Albia Lady Dee volleyball team appeared to have things in control in the fourth set against a big, talented Centerville team, leading 18-13. The Redettes called time out and Albia made nine straight errors and Centerville scored on two blocks to win the set 25-20, tying the set score and…

The Lady Dees got off to a rough start for the conference season losing to defending champion Knoxville 3-0 with scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-18.

The Albia Lady Dee softball team, along with other South Central Conference schools, continued to reap rewards from the past season. The Class 3A state champions landed two team members on the Class 3A first team with pitcher Jena Lawrence and catcher Alex Beard and outfielder Danica Workman…

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When the seniors walked on the field against Davenport Assumption four years ago as freshmen in the Class 3A state championship game it was the first time they had seen the kind of pitching, hitting and defense it took to win a title. The Lady Dees lost 8-0.

Going into a state tournament of any sort, the customary wisdom is that every team on the field has a chance to win it all. But in Monday’s first round of the Class 3A tournament in Fort Dodge, the people who pair teams clearly got it right. Top-ranked and #1 seed Albia crushed #8 seed Crest…

In a softball rivalry that dates back three decades, Albia’s 2-1 victory over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in eight innings for a berth in the state tournament stands as one of the all-time great games.

The Albia Lady Dee softball team earned their fourth straight trip to the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge by beating arch-rival Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 2-1 in eight innings.

For the first three innings the Lady Dee softball team looked like a team trying not to lose in their quest to win a fourth straight South Central Conference title. Offensively, two walks, a hit batter and three strikeouts. Defensively, fighting their way out of a runner at second in the sec…

The Albia Blue Demon baseball team defeated Clarke County 3-1 on Tuesday night in Albia, finishing in a tie for third place in the conference with a 3-3 record.

The Albia Blue Demon baseball team used a stellar pitching performance by Tein Thiravong and relief from Barrett Bonnet to score an SCC victory over eighth ranked Centerville on Thursday night at home. “Tein and Barrett put us in such a great spot to win tonight,” said Coach Robbie D’Amoto, …

There have been some big softball games in Albia Lady Dee history dating all the way back to a battle between Ottumwa and Albia to get to the state tournament in the early 1980s. The Lady Dees games against Carlisle in 2001 and again in 2003 to determine a state bid. The games the Dees playe…

The Albia Lady Dee softball team needed some late inning heroics at the plate to offset some spotty play on Thursday as they beat Knoxville 5-3 in eight innings. You could argue that the Dees had played flawlessly through their first seven games, beating third-ranked Class 4A Oskaloosa 3-0 o…

The Albia Blue Demon baseball team took on the number one rated Martinsdale-St. Mary’s Blue Devils on Wednesday night in Albia. Five walks and four hit batsmen along with timely hitting gave the visitors a 20-3 victory.

Dominant pitching performance by senior all-stater Jena Lawrence and timely hitting by veteran Lady Dees Ellie Spurgin and Alex Beard gave Albia a 3-1 victory over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at home Monday.

The Albia Blue Demon baseball team got off on the right foot on Monday night as they started the 2020 season with a 12-1 win over rival EBF in Albia. “It was very fun to finally get out on the field,” said Coach Robbie D’Amato. “We got an awesome pitching performance out of Tein Thiravong an…

The Albia Lady Dees will face a brutal schedule when they start play on June 15, facing a half dozen ranked teams in four different classes. And it’s just the way Coach Darren Hill and Coach Jani Dorpinghaus want it.

High School athletes across the state have been yearning to hear the words “Play Ball” for months now and the Albia Blue Demon baseball team was able to answer the call on Monday at 12:01. “We are grateful to have a season no matter how abbreviated,” said Coach Robbie D’Amato. “Other states …

With eight of 10 starters returning from three straight state tournament appearances, it is no surprise that the Albia Lady Dee softball team is ranked sixth in the Class 3A pre-season poll.

Editor’s note: Today we begin a series of articles on our senior athletes who will miss their spring senior sports seasons. This series goes over their first three years as ACHS athletes, what they had hoped for this season and thoughts about COVID-19.

Following Friday’s recommendations to keep Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all spring activities of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association are canceled.

The schedules are out for the 2020 high school football season. Both Albia and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont are in Class 2A in different districts. Albia headed west and EBF headed east.

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.

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