The Ekstrand Relays took place last night in Wayland and the Washington Demons picked up the win in the class A division of the coed meet, edging West Burlington/Notre Dame by 20 points behind a first-place finish by the Demon girls’. Sigourney finished sixth out of the 11 teams in the A division.
Boys’ and girls’ track teams head to the Keota Relays today to kick off what is a busy week on the tracks around the area with about two weeks left until conference meets.
Among the schools make the trip to Keota’s only home meet is English Valleys, Sigourney and one of the top area teams in Lone Tree.
Keota girls’ track coach Dan Stout joined the coaches corner Saturday morning and talked about the unique open events at their meet.
“That’s one of the things we’ve done in the past to keep people coming to our relays. We might have seven or eight heats of the 100 meter dash or the 200, some of those things. I think that’s kind of neat because the kids get a chance to try other things. We’re looking forward to that and it’s the only meet we get to run at home so hopefully the weather cooperates with us.”
As far as the weather in concerned today, the rain should stay away and we’re looking at temperatures in the upper 50’s right around start time with some stiff winds.
No rain is good news as well for several other events underway this evening. Most of the golf teams are out on the links today and the stiff winds should add to the difficulty. Lone Tree hosts IMS; Columbus is on their home course agaist L&M; Sigourney travels to Lynnville-Sully; WMU and Wapello square off and the Demon girls take on Mt. Pleasant. Two area soccer teams are on the pitch as well. The Columbus girls head to West Liberty and the Mid-Prairie ladies look to improve to 4-0 as they head to Monticello after outscoring their first three opponents by a total of 27-0.
For the third time this season, Sigourney and Keota squared off, this time for a chance to head to the district championship, and for the third time Keota came away with the win, improving to 23-0 with a 48-40 win.
The Savages (14-9) led 25-21 at the half, but Keota (23-0) started the third quarter on an 8-1 run to take the lead 29-26. Sigourney trailed by three mid-way through the fourth, but Luke Lyle hit two free throws with 31 second left to seal the win for the Eagles. Lyle would finish with nine points. Casey Sieren led Keota with 16 points, 13 in the first half but Trevor Draisey picked up the scoring, scoring 11 of his 12 points after the break. Sigourney was led in scoring by Andrew Fritz with 12; Brandon Stuhr had 11.
Keota will face top-ranked Danville, 65-47 winners over Holy Trinity, in the district championsihp Thursday in Burlington. The Bears ended Keota’s state hopes last year in the sub-state round.