Written by on November 8, 2012 in Sports

The 2012 State Volleyball Championships began Wednesday at the Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids with 5A and 4A competition. In 5A play Ankeny swept Johnston, Iowa City High won 3-1 over West Des Moines Dowling, Bettendorf downed Dubuque Hempstead 3-2 and Pleasant Valley defeated Urbandale 3-1. That sets up semi final pairings Friday at noon of Ankeny vs I.C. High and Pleasant Valley plays Bettendorf.
Class 4A first round results, Charles City beat C.R. Xavier 3-1, Waverly Shell Rock swept North Scott 3-0, Solon won 3-0 over Harlan and Sioux City Heelan beat West Delaware 3-1. Semi Final pairings Friday at 1:45 p.m. with Charles City playing Waverly Shell Rock and Solon tangles with Sioux City Heelan.
Today’s action begins at noon with the 3A class, #1 ranked Mediapolis 42-0 will be playing Iowa Falls-Alden 32-4, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the action live. Other matches Sioux Center vs Union LaPorte City, Mt. Vernon vs Davenport Assumption and Red Oak plays M.O.C. Floyd Valley. 2A first round matches has Sumner Fredericksburg playing Dike New Hartford, Council Bluffs St. Alberts vs West Branch, Treynor plays Western Christian and Lake Mills plays Carroll Kuemper. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Class 1A play #2 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic will play Marquette Catholic of Bellevue, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will have all the action live. Other matches have, Stanton playing Janesville, Grandview Park Baptist vs Grundy Center, LeMars Gehlen plays Tripoli.

High School football playoff semi final action begins today at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. At 9 a.m. this morning Don Bosco plays Murrary, at Noon Marcus Meriden Cleghorn vs Exira. Class 3A tonight at 5:30 has Sioux City Heelan against Grinnell followed by Decorah vs Williamsburg.

Winfield-Mt. Union School is having a meet the players event Tuesday night (11/13) at 6:30. The high school basketball teams will play and the wrestlers, cheerleaders, and drill teams will be introduced in between. We will also be collecting canned goods that evening for MOPS (food pantry).

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball team had a rough night against Grand View University on Tuesday night as the Tigers fell to the Vikings 62-34. The loss brings the Tigers to .500 on the year as they start the season 1-1 now.
Wesleyan will be in action tonight as they return to Mt. Pleasant to host Hannibal-LaGrange University. Tip-off is set for 7:00pm.

Iowa Wesleyan College habitat for humanity chapter is working to help those in need on the East Coast recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. The chapter is partnering with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to supply those in need with essential items needed to help the recovery from the devastation.
One of the most important things needed are cleaning supplies. UMCOR’s executive director of Relief Supplies, Kathy Kraiza, stated that 7,300 cleaning buckets have either been delivered or are on their way to the relief efforts. Kraiza believes that their current supply of cleaning buckets will run out by Thanksgiving.
The habitat for humanity chapter are asking fans and community members to help in the relief efforts by donating items that can be assembled into the cleaning buckets that UMCOR is assembling. Donations will be collected on the men’s home basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 11. These items include:
five gallon buckets with resalable lids, liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz. bottles only), liquid household cleaner (12-16 oz. – no spray cleaners), dish soap (16-28 oz. bottles of any brand), cans of air fresheners (aerosol or pump), insect repellant spray (6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover, scrub brushes (plastic or wooden handle, no toilet-bowl brushes, no kitchen or dish brushes), cleaning wipes, sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, clothes line (50 ft. or 100 ft.), 24 roll heavy duty trash bags (30-45 gallon size), dust masks, disposable waterproof gloves, and work gloves.
The Tiger habitat chapter want to thank everyone for their support and help in this project. More information on UMCOR and other ways to help in the relief efforts can also be found here:

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