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Fri. Sports Aug 13, 2010

Written by on August 13, 2010 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant Community High School football players will be selling “Discount Cards” for the Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club through Thursday, August 19th. The card has discounts for businesses in Mt. Pleasant and can be purchased for $20.00. If you are not contacted by one of the grade 9 – 12 football players, and you would like to purchase a card, you can do so by coming to the activities office.

First Year of New Re-classification This fall marks the first year of a new two-year re-classification of districts. These changes occur to take into account changes in school enrollment, sharing programs, whole grade sharing, etc. All told from the 2008 scheme, there are 56 total changes, which include two new programs (Meskwaki Settlement School, which played a schedule last year in 8-Player, and Woodward Academy, which is fielding a Class 1A team.) There are 47 schools in Class 4A; 64 teams in each 3A, 2A, and 1A; 51 teams in Class A and 65 in 8-Player for a total of 355. The total represent a decrease of 1 in 4A (Newton goes to 3A); the number in classes 3A, 2A and 1A remain the same; a decrease of 7 is in Class A, and there is an increase of 6 in 8-player over the 2009 to this fall.

Program/Name Changes Alta/Aurelia is sharing football and will compete in Class 1A. Alta was in Class A last year ago and Aurelia in 8-Player. They will be the Warriors. The two schools shared in baseball this summer. EHK-Exira is the designation for Elk Horn Kimballton-Exira. The played 8-player a year ago but enrollment moved the Spartans to Class A. Meskwaki Settlement School helped complete several 8-player schools’ schedules last fall and the Warriors play continue in 8-player. Nishnabotna started during track with the sharing of the Farragut and Hamburg programs. They remain in 8-player and are called the Blue Devils. Ridge View is the official name of what used to be Buffalo Ridge and still represents Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland. The team mascot/nickname is Raptors and they are in Class 1A. South Central Calhoun is a merger of the Southern Cal, Lake City and Rockwell City-Lytton programs. Both schools were in Class A last year, but their combined enrollment moves them to Class 2A. The new program has adopted the mascot/nickname of Titans. Woodward Academy is fielding its first football team. The Knights are in Class 1A.

LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS – GOING INTO 2010 LONGEST WINNING STREAKS – EACH CLASS Note: There could be other teams in each of the 6 classes that may have win streaks that would fit this list. The following however is simply the leader(s) in each class. Strk-Team Last Loss 41 – Solon (2A) 16-7 to Central Lyon/G-LR, Nov. 18, 2006 (finals) 14 – Iowa City, City (4A) 27-3 Xavier, Nov. 3, 2008 14 – Harlan Community (3A) 38-21 to Bishop Heelan, SC, Nov. 7, 2008 14 – St. Albert, Co. Bluffs (1A) 28-21 to West Lyon, Inwood, Nov. 7, 2008 13 – Southern Cal (A to 2A) 23-13 to Prairie Valley, Aug. 28. 2009 9 – Armstrong-Ringsted (8P) 30-28 to North Sentral Kossuth, Sept. 25, 2009 State all-time best is 56 by Waterloo East, 1965-72; 56 without a loss; 55 straight wins; 8-player – 26 by Adair Casey, 2000-02

Kansas City Royals lost last night to the Yankees 4-3, tonight the Royals continue a home series with the New York Yankees and it can be heard on KILJ-AM 1130 beginning at 6:35 p.m. White Sox lost to the Twins 6-1,Giants beat the Cubs 8-7, Cubbies head to Busch Stadium to play the Cardinals.

HEY SPORTS FANS…..THE MT. PLEASANT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A BUS TRIP PLANNED THAT YOU CANNOT PASS UP. IT’S A TRIPLE HEADER BUS TRIP…..IOWA STATE CYCLONE FOOTBALL….KANSAS CITY ROYALS BASEBALL AND IOWA HAWKEYE FOOTBALL….ALL IN ONE DAY AND ALL IN ONE TRIP. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH THE CHARTER BUS PULLS OUT AT 5:30 A.M. AND HEADS TO KANSAS CITY. AT 11 A.M. YOU’LL WATCH THE IOWA STATE CYCLONES PLAY KANSAS ST. AT ARROW HEAD STADIUM IN BIG 12 FOOTBALL, THEN YOU WALK OVER TO KAUFFMAN STADIUM AND WATCH THE ROYALS PLAY THE CLEVELAND INDIANS AFTER YOU WATCH BP AND TOUR THE ROYALS HALL OF FAME. THEN ON THE WAY BACK TO MT. PLEASNT YOU CAN WATCH THE IOWA VS ARIZONA FOOTBALL GAME ON SATELLITTE TV ON THE BUS. IT’S A FUN FILLED DAY OF FOOTBALL, BASEBALL AND MORE FOOTBALL. COST IS ONLY $89 PER PERSON, SIGN UP TODAY BY CALLING THE MT. PLEASANT CHAMBER ALLIANCE AT 385-3101…….SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH IS A FUN SPORTS FILLED DAY JUST A BUS RIDE AWAY.

Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Mt. Pleasant Area Banquet on Thursday September 23rd, at Manning Hall in Mt. Pleasant. This special event will feature a two-meat dinner, auction and prizes with a wide array of products. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $20 for a spouse. Ticket order deadline is September 17th, no tickets will be sold at the door. To get your contact locally: Dan Cook, Willie Amos, Joe Ruby, Josh Lehman, Randy White or Bill Chalupa.

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