MPHS wrestlers battled in Burlington last night and won an exciting 33-30 dual over the Grayhounds. Winning matches for the Panthers: Tyler Lanphier (dec), Michael Alderson (dec), Jayton Phillips (fall), Kody Herr (forfeit), Jacob Dilks (fall), Emmett Wester (fall) and Colton Aplara (dec). In the 182 lb match where Mt. Pleasants Justin Dilks ranked #8 in the state wrestled Burlington’s #3 ranked Matt Seabold, Dilks fell 10-4, the two will likely battle again in the upcoming Fairfield Tournament tomorrow and the 3A districts in Iowa City.
MPHS has a record of 8-6 and is at the Fairfield Invitational tomorrow, Burlington is now 5-3 in duals and also will be at the Fairfield Tourney.
Panthers winning JV matches: Rob Pohren won two matches, Noah Brown and Drew Perry also picked up wins.
Other wrestling scores: W. Burlington Notre Dame 48 Highland 30, Columbus 70 W. Burlington/Notre Dame 12, Columbus 50 Highland 26, New London/WMU 56 Waco 15, New London/WMU 48 Van Buren 12, Keokuk 47 Oskaloosa 33, Williamsburg 39 Keokuk 27, Mediapolis 71 Pekin 3, Mediapolis 64 Lone Tree 18.
Mt. Pleasant swept Ottumwa in Bowling at Champion Bowl in Ottumwa. The MP girls won 2,667 to 2,553. Rachel Yenter rolled a 370 score to lead the Panthers.
The MPHS boys won 2,889 to 2,794. Jordon Miyoshi rolled a 478 to lead the Panthers to victory.
Despite a close game, cold shooting and turnovers by Iowa Wesleyan College during the last ten minutes was enough for #10 Grand View University to push past the Tigers 66-61 in Midwest Collegiate Conference play on Thursday night.
IWC (11-9 overall, 7-4 MCC) hung tough throughout against the MCC-leading Vikings (18-5 overall, 10-1 in conference). The Tigers shot just 2-for-11 in the final 11 minutes of the game, though, and committed nine of their 18 turnovers in that time to eventually fall for the second time this year to GVU, which is currently ranked 10th in NAIA Division II.
After being cold all night from behind the arc, Jeremy Simmons (Sr.-Jackson, Tenn.) made it when it counted with a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in the game for Iowa Wesleyan College for a 65-62 win Thursday night against Grand View University.
Simmons hit his first three-pointer of the night to win it as the Tigers improved to 10-8 overall and 5-6 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference. The win was IWC’s second this week, following a win Monday night at home against AIB College of Business.
Mt. Pleasant and Ft. Madison battle tonight in Southeast Conference basketball action. The girls teams of the two schools play in the Hounddome, MP is 9-6 overall and 3-3 in the league, Ft. Madison is 3-12 and 0-5. The Panthers own a 47-22 win earlier this season over Ft. Madison in Panther Gym. KILJ-FM and kilj.com will broadcast the varsity game beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The boy’s teams play in Mt. Pleasant. MP is ranked #3 in the state, 14-1 overall and 6-0 in the Southeast Conference. Ft. Madison is 4-9 overall and 0-5 in the league. MPHS beat the Bloodhounds 73-41 earlier on the road.
OTHER AREA GAMES:
GIRLS AND BOYS DOUBLE HEADERS: Burlington @ Clinton, Central Lee @ Notre Dame, West Burlington @ Cardinal, Harmony @ Holy trinity Catholic, L&M @ Wapello, New London @ Danville, Pekin @ Mediapolis, Waco @ Lone Tree, WMU @ Highland.
GIRLS: Washington @ Keokuk
BOYS: Keokuk @ Washington
The Southeast Iowa Super Conference wrestling tournament will be held in New London tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. Mediapolis has the best dual meet record on the year coming into the tournament at 23-2. The Bulldogs also have 4 wrestlers ranked in the class 2A top ten. Ranked “Dogs” are: Cole Erickson 7th at 120 lbs. Drew Foster #5 126 lbs, Steven Holloway #10 at 152 lbs and Adam Drain #1 at 160 lbs.
Highland has 2 ranked wrestlers, Travis Cole at 113 and Jess Hahn 132. New London/WMU has Sawyer Farris ranked 2nd at 120 lbs. Kody Krenz of L&M is #6 at 126.
Nebraska beat the Iowa Hawkeye men 79-73 and the Cornhuskers won the womens game 60-53.
The 20th Anniversary Winter Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will converge in Dubuque Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29. The main weekend Winter Iowa Games will feature 12 sports and 3,000 athletes. Alpine skiing racing, youth basketball, cross country skiing, a fitness walk, youth ice hockey, indoor soccer, martial arts, a 5K road race, snowboarding, table tennis, volleyball and wrestling are all on the schedule of events.
Mid Prairie High School was scheduled to play varsity girls and boys basketball at Mt. Pleasant High School on February 6th, the girls teams are going to have to make up a weathered out game with Tipton that night so Mt. Pleasant will now be playing the 9th grade, JV, and Varsity boys’ basketball games at Mt. Pleasant Community High School with the 9th grade game starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be no games at Mt. Pleasant Community Middle School.
Activities Director at MPHS Bob Jensen has announced that a 9th grade girls’ basketball game vs. Central Lee on Monday, Jan. 30th at MPCHS starting at 6:30 p.m. has been added to the MPHS freshman girl’s schedule.