Written by on January 29, 2013 in Sports

The 10-6 Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team is playing host to the defending state champion Iowa City West Women of Troy tonight. The JV game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow, KILJ-FM and will broadcast live beginning around 7:30 p.m.
I.C. West is 13-4 on the year, coming off a loss to #1 ranked class 2A and defending state 3A champ Davenport Assumption Saturday by a score of 73-52. M.P. is coming off a twin win weekend with a win at home against Ft. Madison Friday and a win at Burlington Saturday. The two teams have played one common opponent , Cedar Rapids Prairie. West beat them last Friday 70-64 and M.P. lost to them in the second game of the year 58-26.
GIRLS BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT: Burlington Notre Dame beat Keokuk 83-80 in overtime.
AREA GAMES TONIGHT: GIRLS AND BOYS: Cardinal of Eldon vs West Burlington, Central Lee at Van Buren, Columbus at Wapello, Lone Tree at Wapello, WMU at Highland.
GIRLS: Pleasant Valley at Burlington, Mediapolis at Keokuk.
BOYS: Burlington at Pleasant Valley, Ft. Madison at Notre Dame.
WRESTLING: Burlington at Ft. Madison
WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Iowa Wesleyan College plays at Ashford

The Associated Press and Radio Iowa high school boys basketball polls have been released. Defending state champion Iowa City West tops the class 4A field, Vinton Shellsburg is #1 in class 3A, the Mt. Pleasant Panthers boys have dropped out of the poll after dropping two games over the weekend. West Fork tops class 2A and Danville is #1 in class 1A with Super Conference foe Lone Tree in the #2 spot in the A.P. Poll and #4 in the Radio Iowa Poll, those two teams will play in the Super Conference Tournament Championship game on February 8th at Mid Prairie High School.

The Class 1A bowling tournament assignments have been announced by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association. Mt. Pleasant will host a qualifying event on Saturday February 16th at 1 p.m. Teams competing to qualify for the state meet in Des Moines will be: Fairfield, Keokuk, L&M, North Scott Eldridge, Washington and the host school Mt. Pleasant. The Iris City Bowling Center will be the host site.

The Mt. Pleasant 8th grade boy’s basketball team played at Ottumwa Monday.
“A” Game
MP 35
Ott 26
Leading Scorers
Ryan Moutrie 12 points
Zach Ebeling 9 points
“B” Game
MP 28
Ott 16
Leading Scorers
Spencer Braun 6 points
“C: game
MP 13
Ott. 13
Jared Holdefer 9 points
Next game will be Thursday at Fairfield

The Mt. Pleasant middle School 7th grade wrestlers traveled to Ottumwa Monday. Winning matches were: Garrett Detrick, John Rose, Dalton Smith, Andrew Spence, McCoy Mathews, August bunger, Dalton Shull.

Board Members are needed for the Mt. Pleasant Cal Ripken League baseball organization. They need people to serve so Mt. Pleasant youth can experience baseball during the summer months. At this time 5-10 new board members are needed.
There are some very positive reasons why persons should serve on the board.
1. The organization is financially sound so there is not a money issue to deal with.
2. Responsibilities are split up between board members to make the work load light.
3. Meetings are held once a month.
4. No weekend activity. All our games are done during the week.
If you or if you know of someone that would be interested in serving.
Women and men are urged to volunteer for the board, you need not have children involved in the league to serve. To volunteer or to find out more details, contact Willy Amos by phone at 319-931-3130.

On Wednesday, January 30, the Iowa Wesleyan College student organization, AMBUSH, is sponsoring a “white out “game for the Tiger men’s basketball game against William Penn.
Fans are invited to show their Tiger spirit by wearing white to the game.
AMBUSH will also be selling t-shirts for $5 for Tiger fans to purchase.
KILJ-FM 105.5 and will be broadcasting the game live.

Tiger Woods won the weather delayed Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, he shot a 274 total, 4 strokes ahead of Brandt Snedeker. Tiger’s paycheck for the win was $1.1 million.

Saturday is the opening day of the 2013 Sectional wrestling tournaments around the state.
The Class 1A sectional is February 2nd at Marengo Iowa Valley with: North English, Highland, Lone Tree, Iowa City Regina, Waco and West Branch. The two place finishers advance onto the District at Tipton on February 9th.
Class 2A Sectional action will be February 2nd at Mediapolis. Joining the Bulldogs will be: Columbus Community, Fairfield, New London-Winfield Mt. Union, Washington and West Burlington-Notre Dame. The top two place finishers advance onto the District at West Liberty on February 9th.
Mt. Pleasant will host a 3A District on Saturday February 9th with the following schools competing with the Panthers: Burlington, Ft. Madison, Iowa City City High, Iowa City West, Keokuk, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa. The top two place finishers will advance to state.

The following schedule changes have been made by Bob Jensen Activities Director at Mt. Pleasant Community High School: Activities Director at MPHS Bob Jensen has announced a change for the February 4th Mt. Pleasant vs Ottumwa boys basketball triple header. On Monday, February 4th, Mt. Pleasant’s 9th, JV, and Varsity boys’ basketball teams plays at Ottumwa. The 9th grade and JV games will be played at the same time in separate gyms at Evans Middle School at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity game will follow at the same site at 7:00 p.m. The Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball games that were postponed on Dec. 20th with West Liberty have been rescheduled for February 5th at 6:00 p.m. at MPCHS

Due to overwhelming response by drivers and fans, 34 Raceway will once again host a 2 day Car Show at Westland Mall, West Burlington, March 16 and 17.
Thanks to some gracious drivers and sponsors, along with 34 Raceway,
there will be no charge to enter your car in the 34 Raceway/Midwest Performance and Power 2013 Car Show. Although the car show is free to all 34 Raceway drivers, pre-registration to compete at 34 Raceway will be required as it has in the past. Because space is limited to 50 cars pre-registration is urged.
The Whitey’s Bar & Billiards/34 Raceway Kick off Party will be held Saturday night March 16 of the same weekend.
The 2013 season at 34 Raceway will feature (10) UMP Latemodel Events,
(1) IMCA Latemodel Event (4) 410 Sprint Car Events, (4) 360 Sprint Car Events, (15) 305 Sprint Car Events, (16) IMCA Modified Events, (18) IMCA Sport Mod Events, (22) IMCA Stock Car Events, (24) 4 Cylinder Events, (19) Mod Lite Events with a few special nights to be ironed out. Due to the overwhelming response, Quads & Pit Bikes will be back racing at 34! Keep updated by visiting regularly!
The 2013 racing action will kick off with the first race of the season on Saturday, March 30 with the Doc 360 Sprint Invader Frost Buster & IMCA Modified Special.

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