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SPORTS DECEMBER 12, 2012

Written by on December 12, 2012 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade girls played at Fairfield Tuesday.
“A” game: Fairfield 52
Mt Pleasant 28 (record 5-5)

MP scoring: Sarah Moffett 8
Rylee Amos 7

“B” game: MP 19 (5-4)
FF 18
MP scoring: Lexie Little 7
Lauren Stewart 5

“C” game: MP 2
FF 2

MP scoring: Ryen Chrissinger 2
“C” game was only one half due to a lack of numbers

Iowa City West handed the MPHS Freshman boys team a defeated last night 69-34 in the “A” game. Joe Hess scored 10 points and Keegan Pullis scored 6. The “B” team played a half of basketball and Iowa City West won that 34-15 with Ronnie Anderson scoring 6 points.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES: WMU 57 Lone Tree 49, Holy Trinity Catholic 47 New London 34, Pleasant Valley 63 Burlington 30, #5 Mediapolis 67 Waco 28, #7 Central Lee 64 Harmony 21, Columbus 43 L&M 23, Van Buren 62 Cardinal 28, Keokuk 52 Clark County, Mo. 31, Danville 63 West Burlington 29.

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES: Lone Tree 95 WMU 44, Holy Trinity Catholic 62 New London 40, Keokuk 56 Clark County, Mo. 51 (ot), Central Lee 51 Harmony 21, L&M 62 Columbus 49, Mediapolis 52 Waco 42, Danville 70 West Burlington 13, Pleasant Valley 52 Burlington 35, L&M 62 Columbus Community 49, Cardinal 56 Van Buren 53.

Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) wide receiver Damond Powell committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday afternoon. Powell, who’ll have three years to play two, will report to Iowa City in June. Last season for Snow, Powell led the Badgers with 1,231 receiving yards and finished No. 1 in the nation with 30.0 yards on 41 receptions. He earned first-team Western States Football League for Snow College (10-1, 8-0). Powell caught three passes for 150 yards, including a 75-yard TD reception, in the Badgers’ 47-21 victory over ASA College in the Carrier Dome Bowl. Snow finished the season ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA. Powell is 5-11, 175 pounds. Powell was top five in national juco stats in yards per catch (30.0, No. 1), receiving yards (1,231, No. 3), touchdowns (14, No. 3) and yards per game (102.6, 4th).
Another juco player committed to transferring to Iowa is Alden Haffar a kicker who made 6 of 8 field goals with a long of 51 last season at Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge. He does have three years to play two, so he also could redshirt this season with senior Mike Meyer carrying the job. Haffar said I know Iowa is really looking for a guy that can put the ball in the end zone on kickoffs and that’s one of my strengths. At Iowa Central this year, he had 33 of 47 in the end zone for touchbacks.”
Hall-of-Fame coach Lute Olson (formerly of Iowa) has yet another accolade to add to a long list of career achievements. Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club named Olson winner of the 2012 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s College Basketball Award.
Created in 1982, the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball Award is presented annually to an individual whose extraordinary efforts have made contributions of outstanding significance and have created a long-lasting positive impact on the game of basketball.
Selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Directors, Olson will be recognized at the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Naismith Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Atlanta. The 2013 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball winner is Pat Summitt. She will be honored alongside Olson.

Wisconsin is going to have their former head coach Barry Alvarez coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl New years Day against Stanford. Alvarez will receive $118,500 for the one game gig, with a bonus of $50,000 if he coaches them to a win. Brent Bielema who was the Badger head coach has taken a job at Arkansas, he’ll get around $4 million a year for coaching the Razorbacks.
The Wisconsin defensive coordinator will follow Bielema to Arkansas, Chris Ash who was an assistant at Iowa State for a short time, also did some coaching at Drake.

Chicago Bears place kicker Robbie Gould is now on the injured reserve list after suffering a calf injury that could side line him for the rest of the season. Olindo Mare has been signed to be the Bear kicker till Gould heals.

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