SPORTS AUGUST 31, 2012

Written by on August 31, 2012 in Sports

Fairfield defeated the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in Volleyball 25-23, 25-23, 25-21.
Ellinor Krieger Coble had 11 kills, 20 assists from Ashley Loving, Kathryn Chabal led the team in digs. The Panthers play Washington Tuesday.
Other volleyball results: #1 Mediapolis swept Highland 3-0, #3 Holy Trinity Catholic beat Cardinal of Eldon 3-0, Notre Dame won 3-2 over Van Buren, Wapello won 3-0 over Columbus Community, Winfield Mt. Union won 3-0 over L&M, Central Lee won 4-1 over Danville, Pekin beat Waco 3-0, Ft. Madison won over Keokuk 4-1.
Volleyball poll has Class 1A Holy Trinity Catholic moved to #3 and New London dropped one notch to 12th. Winfield Mt. Union no longer in the top 15 rankings, Grundy Center is the top ranked team.
Class 2A Dike New Hartford is #1. Class 3A Mediapolis is #1, Class 4A is topped by Sioux City Heelan, Fairfield has moved to 9th. Iowa City High is #1 in Class 5A.

Ottumwa handed the MPHS JV football team a 7-6 loss last night.
Leading passer for MPHS was Spencer white 11/16/143yds/1td/1int.
LEADING RUSHERS:
Eric Liechty 53 yds
Spencer White 52yds
Beau Parkevich 25yds
Leading receiver Cole Phillips 5/50yds/1td.
DEFENSIVELY : Tyler Ruby had 10 tackles. Beau Parkevich 3 tackles 2 interceptions.
Next game is Monday against Solon September 10th at Mapleleaf 5:30

Mt. Pleasant is looking for big improvement in week 2 of the 2012 season after dropping their opening game of the season at home against Marion 70-7.
This week it’s off to Ottumwa to play the class 4A Bulldogs who are 1-1 after losing to #1 ranked Valley of West Des Moines 27-0 and beating Keokuk last week 34-21.
Ottumwa came from behind scoring 25 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to beat the Chiefs who had built a 14-3 lead in the first quarter.
Seth Griffiths led Ottumwa in rushing with 175 yards on 20 carries and 2 td’s.
Defensively Shawn Foster intercepted Keokuk’s QB twice and Collin Schulz returned another interception for a score.
Here is the schedule of area games for Friday night August 31st.
Class 4A Mississippi Athletic
Burlington at Davenport, West
Davenport, Central at Bettendorf
Davenport, North at Muscatine
North Scott, Eldridge at Clinton

Class 3A District 7
Albia at Centerville (ND)
Central Clinton, DeWitt at Williamsburg (ND)
Davis County, Bloomfield at Fairfield (ND)
Fort Madison at Chariton (ND)
Keokuk at Mediapolis (ND)
Mount Pleasant at Ottumwa (NC)
Washington at Pella (ND)

Class 2A District 5
Clear Creek-Amana at Mid-Prairie, Wellman (ND)
Highland, Riverside at Central Lee, Donnellson (ND)
Van Buren, Keosauqua at West Burlington/Notre Dame (ND)
Wapello at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction (ND)
West Liberty at Mount Vernon (ND)
Wilton at Louisa-Muscatine (ND)

Class 1A District 6
Pekin at Sigourney/Keota (ND)
#3 Solon at #1 Regina, Iowa City (ND)
West Branch at Durant (ND)
Class “A” District 5
Alburnett at Lisbon (ND)
Danville at Cardinal, Eldon (ND)
English Valleys, North English at New London (ND)
WACO, Wayland at North Mahaska, New Sharon (ND)
Iowa Valley at Winfield Mt. Union

South Carolina beat Vanderbilt Thursday night in College football 17-13. Former Iowa Wesleyan coach Mike Leach coached his first game at Washington State last night and his team lost 30-6 to BYU. Western Illinois defeated Butler 23-15.
Here in Iowa Drake University defeated Grandview 28-8.

MPG&CC MEN’S MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
SEMIFINALS BEGIN AT 2 PM
TROY STITH VS JAMY BALL
PAT ZIELINSKI VS KILEY MILLER

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
FINALS BEGIN AT 10 AM
SEMI FINAL WINNERS
SEMI FINAL LOSERS

Park and Rec is conducting registration for their Flag Football programs. Kindergarten Flag Football will meet at East Lake Park Softball Complex Tuesdays starting September 18th and running until October 9th from 5:30 to 6:30. The program teaches the fundamentals through drills. No contact drills will be conducted. Cost is $20 for residents. The other grades are divided as follows: 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th. Practices will run September through October at the East Lake Soccer Complex. Cost is $20. Volunteer coaches are also needed. To register or for more information, stop in the office or call 385-1466.

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012-13 conference men’s basketball schedule . The conference season begins on New Year’s Eve and culminates in March with the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago. Iowa’s schedule includes four Big Ten weekend home dates, highlighted by the conference opener at home against Indiana on New Year’s Eve day and a home contest against Wisconsin on the 20-year anniversary of Chris Street’s death (Jan. 19).
Start times and television information will be released at a later date.
• Iowa’s seven weekend home dates include four conference games. Weekend home contests are against Gardner Webb (Nov. 17), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 1), Coppin State (Dec. 22), Wisconsin (Jan. 19), Northwestern (Feb. 9), Minnesota (Feb. 17) and the season finale against Nebraska (March 9).
• Iowa will host Wisconsin on the 20-year anniversary of the death of Chris Street. Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close was an assistant on Iowa’s staff the year Street was killed.
• Iowa’s two conference byes come after its fourth Big Ten game (Jan. 13) and 14th contest (Feb. 21). Both are weekend byes.
• Iowa will open the Big Ten schedule at home against Indiana on New Year’s Eve day (Dec. 31). The Hawkeyes last opened Big Ten play against the Hoosiers on Jan. 2, 2008, in Iowa City.
• Ten of Iowa’s first 12 games come against conference competition that appeared in the NCAA or NIT postseason a year ago.

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