Sports August 31, 2011

Written by on August 31, 2011 in Sports

MPHS girls cross country team finished fourth at the Williamsburg Invitational Tuesday with 88 points, the race was won by the host school with 36 points. Hannah Weber had the highest Panther finish running 5th in a time of 16:35, Emma Ludwig was 19th in 17:35, Natalie Ita was 20th in 17:43, Chloe Haffarnan was 24th running 17:59.30.

The MPHS boys were 3rd with 91 points, Mid prairie won the event with 46. Zach May was third overall in 17:17, Caleb Zimmerman was 12th 18:43, 15th was Tommy Thorne 18:51, Kolby Raymond 28th 19:26, Ethan Conrad was fifth for M.P. and 33rd overall in 19:41.

MPHS cross country teams will be running in the State Cross Country Qualifying Meet at Knoxville on Thursday October 20th at 3:30 p.m. The IGHSAU and IHSAA announced the sites of the qualifying meets on Tuesday. The State meet will once again be held in Ft. Dodge October 29th.

#3 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic won the Wapello Invitational winning 10 games and four matches to take the title. The Crusaders beat Wilton in the championship match Central Lee and Washington each went 1-2 in pool 1 play. In pool two Wapello was 3-0, Keota 2-1, Columbus 1-2 and Harmony 0-3.
Other scores: L&M over Mid Prairie 3-0, Davis County 3-0 over Keokuk.

The Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club annual fall food sale is underway. Athletes from the middle school will be selling cookie dough, pizzas, breads, pies and candies by taking orders through September 11th. The food will be delivered on Saturday, October 8th and the athletes will pick their orders up at the Mt. Pleasant Community Middle School, deliver them to their customers, and collect the money at that time.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club to help improve equipment and facilities in our schools and help defray summer camp costs for our athletes.

Area High School football schedule 9/2/11
Williamsburg @ MPHS
Burlington @ Davenport Assumption
Washington @ Keokuk
Central Lee @ Ft. Madison
Fairfield @ Central Clinton DeWitt
Pekin @ Mediapolis
Wapello @ L&M
W. Burlington-Notre Dame @ W. Liberty
Danville @ Van Buren
WMU @ Cardinal of Eldon
Highland @ Columbus Community
North Mahaska @ Waco
Murray @ Harmony

UNI and Iowa State battle in football Saturday night at 6 p.m. in Jack Trice Stadium. KILJ AM&FM will carry the game live.
Cyclone Notebook
• Iowa State opens its 120th season of college football Saturday against Northern Iowa.
The 2011 season marks the 37th the Cyclones have played in Jack Trice Stadium.
• Iowa State is 84-31-4 in season-openers. The 2011 season marks the 37th the Cyclones
have played in Jack Trice Stadium.
• Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads enters his third season as head coach of the Cyclones.
He is 12-13 as head coach.
• The Cyclones return 16 starters (6 offense, 7 defense, 3 specialists) from the 2010 team
that finished 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Big 12.
• Junior college transfer Steele Jantz was named the Cyclones’ starting quarterback by
head coach Paul Rhoads following the team’s final scrimmage. Jantz is the first junior college
transfer to start for the Cyclones since Seneca Wallace.
• Jack Trice Stadium features a new $5 million videoboard. For quick facts on the new
structure check page four of this notes packet.
• Since Iowa State’s first night game in Jack Trice Stadium in 1984, the Cyclones have
opened the season at home under the lights 16 times.
• Iowa State is 8-2 in its last 10 season openers, including 2-0 with Rhoads coaching.

News from the Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Department. Registration for Youth Flag Football is going on until august 31st, program is for boys and girls in grades 1-5.
Kindergarten flag football registration is open until September 6th. The four week program meets at East Lake Park on Tuesday evenings.
Panther cheerleading camp registration is open until September 2nd. This camp is for youth in grades K-5. Camp meets on Saturday mornings and will conclude with participants cheering at the MPHS football game October 14th.
To sign up for any of these programs stop in at the Park and Rec office in City Hall, call 385-1475 or go online to www.mountpleasantiowa.org.

The 20th annual Pepsi Late Models Nationals will
draw the best in late model racing Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3
to Burlington’s 34 Raceway.
The feature winner of 34 Raceway’s Pepsi Nationals Deery Brothers
Summer Series feature will have 10,000 reasons to go home happy. Top
prize in the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 IMCA Late Model tour event
is $10,000, the highest payday in the silver anniversary series. A
minimum of $500 will be paid to make the 26-car starting grid.
Distance for the feature will be 99 laps, in memory of former track
owner and promoter Johnny Johnson who died in February. Ninety-nine
was Johnson’s number during his Late Model career, which included
three wins on the Deery circuit.
Pit gates at West Burlington open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens
at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. on Friday and at 6:30
p.m. on Saturday. Qualifying starts at 7 p.m. on Friday while racing
follows Saturday’s hot lap session.
Grandstand admission on Friday is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors
and students. Saturday spectator admission is $20 for adults and $18
for seniors and students. Two night passes are $30 for adults and $26
for seniors and students.
Kids 10 and under get in free both nights when accompanying a paid
adult.
Pit passes are $25 each night.

Major League Baseball today: National League-San Diego @ L.A., Chicago @ San Francisco, Florida @ New York (N), Philadelphia @ Cincinnati (N), Washington @ Atlanta (N), Pittsburgh @ Houston (N), St. Louis @ Milwaukee (N), Colorado @ Arizona (N).
American League-Kansas City @ Detroit, Minnesota @ Chicago, Oakland @ Cleveland (N), Toronto @ Baltimore (N), New York @ Boston (N), Tampa Bay @ Texas (N), L.A. @ Seattle (N).

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