Written by on December 30, 2011 in Sports

Ten student athletes will lose their scholarships, and have been dismissed from the Southeastern Community College Men’s Basketball Team, due to violations of college and athletic department policy concerning student conduct. The ten dismissed players on Thursday are: Marshaun Maull, Jordan Aaron, Nicos Norris, Davon Morton, Deonte Houston, Fahro Alihodzic, D’Lando Carter, Mike Hemsley, Elhadji “Bira” Seck, and Ron Patten Jr..
The dismissals result from conduct violations which occurred recently.
Head Basketball Coach Terry Carroll said he was “very disappointed in the actions of these young men. They each violated the SCC Athletic Code of Conduct.” “Sadly, these have been good kids who made some incredibly irresponsible and poor choices.”
Two additional players, Keenan and Keanu McGhee, will not return this spring semester due to academic ineligibility.
After the disciplinary dismissals and academic ineligibilities, the fourteen player roster was reduced to two. As a result, the Blackhawks must forfeit the remaining 12 games of the 2011-2012 season.
The two remaining eligible athletes, Tion Barnes and Taquan Zimmerman, are currently enrolled and set to return when the semester begins on January 11.

Kindergarteners through 2nd graders are invited to stay active and beat the winter blues with four weeks of indoor fun and games with the Mt Pleasant Park & Rec Department’s Games Galore Program. Registration is underway through January 9th for this program, which will offer a variety of you traditional favorite games, as well as games that emphasize team work, problem solving, and communication skills.
Participants will meet on Thursdays at Cottrell Gym, from January 12th – February 2nd, at 5pm.
Cost for the Games Galore program is $20 for residents, and $25 for non-residents.
Contact the Park & Rec Department to sign up or for more information, at 385-1475.

The Mt Pleasant Park & Rec Department invites Kindergarten through 5th graders to come and join the MPCHS Dance Team for an afternoon of fun and dance! Dancers will meet at the Cottrell Gym on January 20th at 4:00pm. Participants will learn and perfect a pom pom routine to be performed that same night at the MPCHS Girls Basketball Game against Keokuk at 7:00pm. Dancers will receive a MPCHS Drill Team poster, and a pair of High School quality pom poms.
Pizza will be provided for the dancers at Cottrell Gym. This program will be instructed by the MPCHS Dance Team and by the team’s Head Coach Nikole Taylor.
Cost of the program is $25 for residents, or $30 for non-residents. Registration is underway now through January 6th… contact the Mt Pleasant Park & Rec Department, at 385-1475. You may also register at the door at 3:30pm that day. Pre-registration check in begins at 3:45.

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