Thur. Sports Aug 12, 2010

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The Mt. Pleasant Community High School football players will be selling “Discount Cards” for the Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club starting Wednesday, August 11th 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 starting Thursday, August 12th.

Henry Krieger-Coble was named first team all state at third base. HKC batted .480, with 6 home runs and 12 doubles. Braden Shull was named second team all state as a pitcher. He had a 7-2 record with a 2.57 era with 63 strike outs in 60 innings. Braden has also been selected to pitch in the Japan-Iowa High School Classic August 17th in Cedar Rapids. A team of All Stars from Japan will be touring the U.S. and will make a stop in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa team is made up of 18 players from all around the state and were selected by Perfect Game USA that helps sponsor the game.

Dallas Clark Featured on 2010-11 Sportsmanship, Citizenship Poster It is not just the superb physical things that Dallas Clark does that allow him to standout. It is his mental process and discipline that has made him a championship athlete and a role model. The story behind the man, who now stars with the Indianapolis Colts, is compelling and one reason he has been chosen for the IHSAA Sportsmanship-Citizenship poster thus year. The 12″x16″ color poster carries the theme “Character is Not an Accident, Make the Choice.” It has been mailed in mass quantities to each high school, junior high school and elementary school that are members of the IHSAA. Clark, who hails from Livermore, had an excellent high school career at Twin River Valley, Bode, engaging in school activities while maintaining a solid academic profile. He was an all-state linebacker for the Thunder in 1997, leading the team in tackles two straight years; once scored 50 points in a high school basketball game, was a hurdler in track and a pitcher-infielder in baseball. All told he earned 17 varsity letters – five in baseball and four each in football, basketball and track. In addition he was a D.A.R.E. role model. After being a walk-on at the University of Iowa as a linebacker and after seeing action at outside linebacker and special teams, he converted to tight end his sophomore season while still playing on special teams. His final two seasons with the Hawks he became a consensus first team All- American, winner of the 2002 John Mackey Award and starred on the 2001 Alamo Bowl and 2002 Orange Bowl teams. Since 2003 he has been with the Indianapolis Colts and continues to earn accolades. He was named to the all-rookie NFL team by Football Digest in 2003. In 2007 in route to being a Super Bowl Champion, he set then franchise seasonal position records with 58 catches for 616 yards and 11 TDs, eclipsing the club marks for a tight end set by John Mackey in 1966. He also appeared in his second Super Bowl last winter. He was named to the All Pro Bowl in 2009, the same year he earned Colts’ Man-of-the-Year Award. He has formed the Dallas Clark Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships for high school seniors attending college, and hosts an annual Make-A-Wish fundraiser, which has generated over $500,000 the last three years. He and his wife, Karen, reside with their son, Dane, in Livermore.

Kansas City Royals lost to the Angles 2-1, tonight the Royals begin 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 beat the Twins 6-1,Giants beat the Cubs 5-4 and the Cardinals beat the Reds 6-1.

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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