SPORTS OCTOBER 8, 2012

Written by on October 8, 2012 in Sports

Washington and Mt. Pleasant renewed their rivalry in high school football Friday night on Case field in Washington. The final score was Demons 62 Panthers 7. Washington scored on their very first play from scrimmage and continued their dominance scoring the first nine times they touched the football. Demons led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter, 55-0 at halftime and scored their final TD in the third period. Mt. Pleasant’s lone score was a Josh Larson run and Liam Clancy PAT.
The Panthers are now 2-5 on the season and 2-2 in the district, Keokuk comes to Evans Field this Friday for the final home game of the season.
Washington won the freshman game 27-26, M.P. led 14-7 at halftime. Darren Hunter and Court Maddy each had 2 touchdowns. Joe Hess Passed for over 150 yards and Levi Stevens had over 100 yards in receiving. Colten Mertens, Cameron Keomonevong and Keegan Pullis led the defensive effort.
Tonight the JV teams of the two schools will play on Evans Field at Maple Leaf Complex.

#2 ranked class 1A volleyball power Holy Trinity Catholic won the Mt. Pleasant Invitational Volleyball tournament Saturday in Panther Gym. The Crusaders defeated the host Mt. Pleasant Panthers 2-0 in the championship, after beat 12th ranked New London 2-0 in the semi finals. MPHS went 3-0 in pool play beating New London, Central Lee and Chariton. Panthers won their semi final match against Camanche 2-0.

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country teams ran in the North Linn Invitational Saturday. The M.P. girls were 7th with 189 points, the Solon team won the title with 56. Chloe Haffarnan was 21st, Emma Ludwig 33rd, Ellie Conrad 42nd, Natalie Ita 46th and Maddie Lance 57th.
The Panther boys were 10th with 241 points, Monticello won the team title with 19. Drew Perry ran 38th, Logan Mulford 40th, Tommy Thorne 41st, Brach Prough 50th and Henry Pham finished 72nd.

The Tigers had a rough Homecoming on Saturday afternoon as they faced the high-powered Trinity International University Trojans. The Tigers fell to the Trojans 54-24. Wesleyan had 434 yards of total offense on the day, with 192 yards through the air and 242 yards on the ground. Kevin McConnell (SR.-Kansas City, Mo.) led both categories for the Tigers as he threw for 154 yards on 16-31 passing with one interception and ran for another 119 yards on 17 attempts. Chase Tackett (JR.-Camarillo, Calif.) and LiMichael Peeples (JR.-Conyers, Ga.) each caught four passes for the Tigers. Tackett had 50 receiving yards, while Peeples had 29 yards and one touchdown. Aaron Wagoner (SR.-Roseville, Calif.) led the Tigers’ defense with 10 tackles, including a shared sack with Sam Balbach (SO.-McCordsville, Ind.). Balbach also had four tackles. Elijah Albert (SR.-Richmond, Calif.) had the Tigers’ lone interception of the day. The Tigers fall to 1-5 after the loss to the Trojans.

The Iowa State Cyclone football team went to Texas and brought home a win over the 15th ranked TCU Horn Frogs 37-23. That win has moved the Cyclones into the top 25 poll of coaches, ISU is ranked 25th this week going into their game with undefeated and 5th ranked Kansas State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Iowa and UNI were both idle this weekend. Well some of the Hawkeyes were idle, others chose to go party it up and got arrested for alcohol related charges. Micah Hyde a starting cornerback for the Hawks was one of those arrested. Also arrested were, backup tight end Ray Hamilton and reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark.

A four-person, best shot golf tournament to raise funds for United Way of Henry County will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at Deerwood Golf Course, New London.
Money raised will help pay for the 2013 budget to aid helping organizations throughout the county. The fee is $60 per person, and golfers will receive use of a golf course as well as a light meal of brats, chips and soda.
There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Entries are limited to the first 72 golfers to register.
For registration information, email haysj@hearthhome.com.
Golf competitions, mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the course.

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