The Albia soccer team scored a 3-1 victory over Chariton on Thursday to advance to the semi-final round of the substate Class 1A tournament. The Blue Demons had 23 shots on goal against Chariton, led by Travis Sheffield, Adam Sheffield and Connor Fisher, but it was the efficiency of freshmen…

The Albia Blue Demon track team qualified four events to the state track and field meet this season, bringing home two 15th placings, a 23rd and an 18th.

The Lady Dee golf team ended its season with a fifth place finish in the first round of regional play at the River Bend Golf Course in Story City. However, Ella Zaputil moves on as an individual, finishing sixth overall.

The Lady Dee golf team won their first meet of the season at Colfax-Mingo on May 14 carding a 247. Colfaxo-Mingo was second at 250, EBF scored 256 and PCM had a 284.

The Albia Lady Dee 4x800 meter relay team finished 20th in 10:25.37 at the state track meet, having their names called eight times as they battled into second place in their heat. Pictured Juliana Brown hands to Ellie Major in second place. The final lap was loaded as Major recorded a season…

On May 22 the Albia trap team took 24 shooters to Bloomfield to compete in a quadrangular against Davis County, Centerville and Moravia. A total of 150 athletes competed.

Retired longtime Centerville businessman Kris Koestner was asked by Albia’s Bryan Crosser if he would like to help the Monroe County Little League Baseball program with a donation to their recent fund drive. Koestner thought this might be a good way to say thanks to the Albia Community for t…

As the softball season begins, at least, defending Class 3A champion Albia won’t have a bullseye on its back. The team that lost three starters, including two first team all-staters in Jena Lawrence and Alex Beard, is not ranked in the first Class 3A poll.

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont girls track team finished second at the Lady Charger Relays on April 27. Davis County won the meet with 183 points followed by EBF 107, Clarke 102, Creston 94, Chariton 83, Centerville 79 and Knoxville 64.

The Class 1A 9th ranked Albia soccer team lost a heart-breaker to Newton (2-4) on Friday 1-0 with the game’s only score coming in the 57th minute of the match

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The Albia girls track team continued to show improvement, finishing third in the Van Buren Invitational last week. Davis County won the meet with 177 points, followed by Clark County, Mo., 153, Albia, 105, Cardinal 66 and Van Buren 64.

The Albia 8th grade Boys AAU traveling basketball team concluded their 2020-2021 season finishing with a record of 34-15.  Games and tournaments were harder to find this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they were still able to play almost 50 games between Oct. 1 through the month of M…

The Lady Dees golf team finished fifth at the PCM Classic last week with a score of 471. Gilbert won the meet with a 363, followed by Witnerset, 384, Des Moines Christian, 429, South Hamilton, 451, Albia, 471, Bondurant-Farrar, 499 and PCM, 500.

The Lady Dees golf team finished fifth at the PCM Classic last week with a score of 471. Gilbert won the meet with a 363, followed by Witnerset, 384, Des Moines Christian, 429, South Hamilton, 451, Albia, 471, Bondurant-Farrar, 499 and PCM, 500.

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The Albia boys golf team finished fifth out of the 16-team Moravia Invitational held last week at the Preserve at Honey Creek.

The Albia girls golf team was competitive in a meet last week against conference rivals Centerville and Davis County. Host team Centerville shot a 206, Davis County was at 214 and Albia finished with a 217.

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The Blue Demons struggled at the Knoxville Invitational with wind and course conditions.  The team still managed a respectable fourth place behind Newton, 341, Knoxville, 342, Grinnell, 345 and Albia, 353. Pella came in at 355, PCM at 373 and Pella Christian at 402.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have an upcoming “Family Week” appearing in Iowa’s Unified Activity Federation calendar for the first time in 2020-21. This week will prohibit any coach and/or teacher contact with student-athletes and prohib…

Just two weeks into the competitive running season, the Albia Lady Dees traveled to Bloomfield for the Denny Anderson Relays. The team finished fourth in the field of seven teams and set a staggering 30 personal bests.

Strong relay teamwork allowed the Albia Lady Dees to score 68 points and claim third place of the eight teams that competed at the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket Relays on April 8.

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After nearly a week of rainy, cold weather and a postponement for a day, the Albia boys and girls track teams got to open their season Friday in a non-team scoring meet with Clarke, Pekin, Centerville, Moravia and Twin Cedars.

After winning a South Central Conference Championship, a sectional title, a district championship with five wrestlers to state, the Albia wrestling team continues to reap post-season honors.

The Albia boys basketball team has to be wondering “what if?” after seeing the Des Moines Christian Lions moving through the first round of the Iowa State Boys Basketball Tournament with a convincing 58-38 victory over Dyersville Beckman.

After struggling to carve out a 29-27 lead in a lack-luster first half with six missed free throws and then trailing 46-44 to a young Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont team heading into the fourth quarter, the Albia boys exploded in the fourth quarter, scoring the first six points to win 61-50 in…

It’s not even an argument. Albia’s Carter Anderson lost a chance to stand on the top of the Class 2A medal stand by four points. He lost a quarterfinal match to Carson Doolittle of Webster 2-1 and then met Doolittle, a 39-6 freshman, again in the match for third place and lost 1-0. Doolittle…

Albia senior Jaden Hugen signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Simpson College following graduation. Hugen is a first baseman for the Blue Demons, batting .319 as a junior.

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A goal of any sports season is to win, or as the great movie Friday Night Lights would say “Stay Perfect!” In the past eight seasons the Albia JV boys basketball program has been close on several occasions. There have been two one-loss seasons. Last year’s team saw just two losses, with thos…

The Albia boys baseball team is hosting a hitting camp on March 13. Cost for this camp will be $25 per camper. Camper will get a camp t-shirt and a snack. At this camp kids 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and ages 9,10,11 and 12 year olds will be 2-4 p.m. We will try and have sibl…

The Albia wrestling team will send five wrestlers to the Class 2A state wrestling tournament that begins Thursday in Des Moines. Albia crowned one champion in second-ranked Carter Anderson and four runners-up in 113-pound Brodie Conner, 132-pound Justin Keller, 152-pound Stephen Conley and 2…

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The Albia JV1 basketball team completed a perfect 17-0 season with a 78-33 victory over Centerville on Thursday night.

The Albia wrestling team competed in the state regional duals competition prior to sending seven wrestlers into district competition. The Blue Demons beat Burlington, Notre Dame 48-27 in the semi-finals, then lost to a powerful Davenport Assumption team, 53-21 in the finals. Davenport will a…

The Albia Lady Dees faced #4 ranked West Burlington (19-1) Saturday on their home court and fell 62-27. The lopsided loss was bracketed by two solid quarters of play by the 6-14 Dees.

While Albia wrestling Coach Dave Wenger was celebrating moving five of his current fold into the state tournament, two of his former greats, state champions Aiden Reeves at Iowa State and Carter Isley at UNI, were having tough days.

The Albia boys basketball team made history last week with a win over Davis County clinch the school’s first back-to-back conference championship seasons, then repeated an historic performance on Thursday night, beating Centerville to finish a perfect conference season, the first time in sch…

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Mid-Prairie crowned champions in five of the final six weight classes in the 2A sectional in Albia Saturday. But the host Blue Demon team was crowned sectional champion by 14 points because of a dominating performance in the lower weights and key victories up and down the line-up.

The Albia girls varsity basketball team played Davis County basket for basket until t he final 332 seconds when free throws lifted the Mustangs to a 42-39 lead. The Dees missed a shot, Davis County missed a shot and rebounded but the Dees tied the ball up with 11 seconds left.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont moved four wrestlers through to the district tournament, finishing third in Saturday’s sectional at Albia. The upper weights for EBF qualified for the district tournament to be held in Mount Pleasant Saturday, Feb. 13 included Kyler Ricard (160), Blake Jager (170…

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The Albia boys basketball team captured their second straight conference championship with one conference game yet to play with a 64-53 victory over Davis County.

Holding a very good Knoxville team to 24 points in a half, as the Albia girls did last Tuesday, was actually pretty good. Scoring only two points in the first half was a disaster and led to a 61-31 loss.

The Albia girls varsity basketball won their sixth game of the season with a hard-fought 52-48 win over Cardinal of Eldon on Monday. It was an interesting match-up because Albia Athletic Director Lori Eads’ daughter is the Cardinal head coach.

Registration is open now for 2021 Monroe County Little League baseball. The MCLL is comprised of three leagues of play, Rookies, Minors and Majors. The league is made up of players ages 6-12, with age of play determined by the player’s age on Aug. 31 of 2021.

After Albia’s thrilling 62-53 win over Knoxville on their home court on Tuesday, only two games stand in the way of the Blue Demons capturing their second straight conference title (something that has never been done in Blue Demon history) and a perfect conference record.

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