Written by on January 14, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS girls and boys bowling teams will bowl at Keokuk today.
Wapello plays girls and boys basketball at L&M tonight.

Tow MPHS wrestlers are ranked in the most recent rankings from The Predicament. Justin Dilks is ranked 7th at 182 pounds and Colton Aplara is 5th at 195 pounds, M.P. wrestles Fairfield Thursday.

Scott Lamm is going to be the new Activities Director at M.P. Community Schools beginning in July. Scott will be resigning his positions as Wisdom Quest Principal and coaching duties for high school boy’s track, assistant football and middle school wrestling to accept the Activities Director position replacing Bob Jensen. The interviewing of candidates for head football coach to replace Jensen are still being conducted.
Michelle Wade will be hired as varsity assistant softball coach tonight at the board meeting also.

MPHS girls Friday night beat Fairfield in Panther Gym 54-33, Taryne Shull hit for 19 and Kelsi Phipps 11. Panthers won the JV game 46-43.
15th ranked Iowa City Regina forced the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team into 30 turnovers and handed the Panthers a 48-31 loss Saturday on the road. Natalie Ita led the scoring with 9 points. M.P. hosts Centerville Tuesday night. Regina won the JV game also.

Mt. Pleasant got off to a slow start in their boys basketball game at Fairfield Friday night and trailed 11-8 after the first quarter. By halftime they led 24-18 and went on to win 51-42. Panthers were led by Ryan Hanna with 14 points, Faith Pope scored 12 and Cameron Frank 10. Spencer Peterman led Fairfield with 12. MPHS is now 8-3 over all 5-0 in the Southeast Conference and play at Muscatine Tuesday night, the Muskies beat Burlington Friday night 45-39.
M.P. won the JV game over Fairfield 78-52 and the Freshman game 43-22.

The Danville Bears boys basketball team ranked #1 in Iowa defeated the #1 ranked small school in Wisconsin Saturday in the Iowa-Wisconsin shootout by a 65-40 score.
steven Soukup scored 28 points, his twin brother Michael scored 20.

Mediapolis crowned five individual champions and won the team title in the two day Quincy, Illinois tournament with 310 points, 119.5 points ahead of 2nd place East Peoria.
Davis County won the Waco Tournament with 177 points. New London/Winfield Mt. Union was 4th with one champ Avery Jacobs and Waco 9th and two runners up.

The Iowa Wesleyan College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the season up on Saturday at the Knox College Prairie Fire Invitational. No teams scores were kept at the meet, which included Central Methodist University, Culver-Stockton College, Illinois College, Knox College, and Missouri Baptist University.
The men’s team recorded five top 5 finishes in their first meet of the year. Duane Lee (Sr.-San Jose, CA) finished second in both the 60-meter (7.18) and the 200-meter (23.58) dashes. Lee came up just .02 seconds short of picking up the win in the 60-meter dash.
Raul Becerril (SO-Mission, TX) also picked up a top five finish in the 60-meter dash, running 7.30 seconds in the final, good for fifth place. Becerill made it into the final after running 7.35 in the prelims, which seeded him eighth going in. Becerill also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash, running 24.17 seconds.
Michael Klostermann (SO-Toledo, IA) took fifth place in the 400-meter dash. Klostermann opened up the season running 56.86 in his first race of the year. He also finished in the top ten in the 200-meter, running 24.88.
Jacob Ayers (SO-Hamilton, IL) finished fourth in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 2:13.52. Ayers kicked past the leader in his heat coming down the homestretch to get the heat win. Ayers also ran the one-mile run, finishing sixth overall and clocking in at 5:01.67.
The IWC women’s team was highlighted by Breanna Derynck (JR-Clarence, IA) who recorded two top five finishes on the day. Derynck finished fifth in the 800-meter run (3:05.75) and was fourth in the one-mile run, crossing the line at 6:44.82.
Cienna Strother (SO-Duluth, MN) finished sixth in the shot put for the Tigers. Strother threw a strong 9.80 meters (32 feet 2 inches) to open up the 2013 season.

The Iowa Wesleyan College men’s basketball team took on the No. 9 ranked team in the NAIA DII on Saturday, as they traveled to Cedar Rapids to play Mount Mercy University. The Tigers battled hard with the Mustangs, leading at the half, but the Mustangs held up to their national ranking, handing the Tigers a 92-79 loss.
Kyle Warner (Sr.-Gresham, OR) led the Tigers once again as he had a big game, scoring 28 points against the Mustangs.
Derrick Nillissen (Sr.-Wittenberg, WI) added 10 points for the Tigers in the loss.
Jon Umoren (Sr.-DeKalb, IL) added eight points and eight assists. Umoren is averaging 7.1 assists per game this season.
The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, January 16 as they host AIB College of Business. The IWC and AIB women’s teams will start the night off with tip-off for their game set for 5:30pm in Ruble Arena. The men’s game will follow, tipping off at 7:30pm. KILJ-FM and will carry both games live.

Iowa Western Community College remained undefeated with a 77-60 win over SCC in Council Bluffs Saturday, Nick Lyon scored 7 points for the Blackhawks.
The SCC women beat Ellsworth in basketball Saturday 53-52.

Iowa beat Northwestern Sunday for their first Big Ten win of the season by a score of 70-50.
Iowa State men scored an 82-62 win over Texas Saturday in Ames.

#4 Iowa wrestled at #2 Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys beat the Hawks 18-12. Mark Ballweg of Iowa beat Julian Feikert of OSU 8-3, Feikert is a former Keokuk Chief wrestler.
Iowa State beat Drexel 31-12,and Iowa State beat Penn 25-9.
Air Force edged UNI 19-18,Panthers lost the meet when a team point was deducted because of a penalty on the bench.
With most of its regular lineup on the sidelines, the Central College of Pella wrestling team still had four place winners at the Central Invitational Saturday, there were seven schools in the non-scored tourney. Zach May a former MPHS wrestler is out with an injury right now, he has a 3-3 record so far in his freshman year of college wrestling.

NFL matchups for the upcoming Sunday of conference championships: San Francisco at Atlanta and Baltimore at New England.

The following schedule changes have been made by Bob Jensen Activities Director at Mt. Pleasant Community High School:
1) 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
2) The JV/V girls & boys bowling meet vs Ottumwa that was postponed on December 20th has been rescheduled for January 17th at 2:30 p.m. (same time as originally scheduled).

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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