Winfield Mt. Union won their class 1A Regional Semi Final match over Sigourney Friday night in a 3 game sweep 27-25, 25-18, 25-23. Leading the Wolvettes in hitting was Alicia Escher with 19 kills, Katie Benson had 39 assists, Shelby Therme had 2 ace serves, Erica Robinson 5 blocks and Anna Crawford had 25 digs. WMU has a record of 28-7 as they head into the Regional Final at Mt. Pleasant high School Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against #2 ranked Holy trinity who won their semi final match over Moravia at Moulton Udell in a 3 game sweep 25-13, 25-8 and 25-9. Mikaela Foecke had 14 kills, 3 blocks and 2 ace serves, Emily Tinguely had 31 assists and 6 digs, Rachel Kempker had 3 blocks. Holy Trinity Catholic is now 42-4 on the season. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the match live beginning at 7 p.m.
In 2A regional semi finals action Wapello fell to Durant 3-1 and Pekin lost to Eddyville Blakesburg 3-0.
The Cross Country Awards Banquet at Mt. Pleasant High School was held Thursday evening. The Special Award winners were: Ally Davis(Most Improved), Megan Shumaker(Newcomer of the year), Ellie Conrad(Most Potential), Natalie Ita(MVP), Logan Mulford(MVP), Derek Holtkamp(Newcomer of the year) Brach Prough(Most Improved), Chloe Haffarnan(Panther award), Tommy Thorne(Panther award), Drew Perry(Panther award), Henry Pham(received the Most Potential award)
The IWC Tiger football team will look to gain momentum from the win they picked up at home last Saturday as they hit the road for the last three games of the season. The Tigers will head to Bourbonnais, Ill. Tomorrow to take on Olivet Nazarene University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Today in Ft. Dodge the 2012 State Cross Country meet will be run. This year marks the 34th year the boys and girls have run at the same site and the 21st on Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge’s Kennedy Park. The competition begins at 11 a.m.
There will be a record 47 medal winners returning from last year’s championships.
This year’s finale includes each of this fall’s top-rated teams and individuals. Also, in the field are the eight defending team champions and five individual champions included in the 30 girls and 17 boys who medaled a year ago.
The meet annually attracts over 5,500 cross country enthusiasts and nearly 1,000 athletes making it into what is believed to be the largest meet of its kind in America.
Class 3A Girls: The individual chase is strengthened by one of the bright stars this fall – Fort Madison freshman Sarah Steffensmeier.
Class 3A Boys: Fort Madison’s Isaac Steffensmeier the state’s top-rated runner who has improved from an 18th place finish last fall is expected to challenge for the individual title.
Class 2A Girls: A medal winner from 2011 adds to a strong field. Cassandra Stufflick of Danville-New London was fifth last year and ninth in 2010. The Mediapolis Bullettes team finished 2nd in the regional and hopes to have another strong effort at state.
Class 2A Boys: Dillon Timmerman of Mediapolis has had an outstanding season and won the individual title at the Columbus Community district, he could be one of the front runners Saturday.
Class 1A Girls: Two-time defending champion Pekin, who is ranked fourth recorded a Class 2A runner-up finish in 2009 after winning 2008, 2010 and 2011 Class 1A titles. The Panthers have rebuilt after graduating three but Gwynne Wright (4th ranked), Maleaha Earnest and Taylor Lock have led a strong team.
Class 1A Boys: Highland, Riverside is a District champion that looks to challenge for a high team finish. Also keep an eye on Cody Miller of Iowa Mennonite.
The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec has registration underway for the program “Intro to Team Sports Boys and Girls.” The program starts on November 1st and will run the following four Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 pm in Cottrell Gym. It is for children ages 4 through six. They will be introduced to sports through fun drills and activities in a non-competitive environment. For more information or to sign up, call the office at 385-1475.
The 11 and under Mt. Pleasant boy’s baseball team is hosting a 5K run/walk this Saturday October 27th. Proceeds from the event will go to support the 11 and under baseball program in Mt. Pleasant. The course is a mile and a half around East Lake Park. Each participant will do two laps. The event will start at the shelter house north of the softball complex. Runners and walkers are welcome the event will be timed. Competitive categories are 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and up. You may register Saturday with 9 and under costing $15, 10 and up is $25. You may register on line at firstname.lastname@example.org.