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SPORTS JANUARY 28, 2013

Written by on January 28, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS girl’s basketball team kept their Southeast Conference title hopes alive with a win at home over Ft. Madison 52-28 Friday night and league leader Washington fell to Keokuk 45-40 leaving M.P. a chance to tie for the title if they can beat Washington on the road February 8th.
Ft. Madison won the freshman game 37-36 in double overtime over Mt. Pleasant.
Saturday the MPHS girls basketball team improved their record to 10-6 with a 62-48 win at Burlington. Kelsi Phipps scored 21 points and Taryne Shull added 16.
M.P. plays at defending state champion Iowa City West Tuesday night.

A 46 consecutive game Southeast Conference win streak for the 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team came to an end Friday night in the Hounddome in Ft. Madison when the Bloodhounds scored a 57-50 win over the Panthers. M.P. trailed 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, but then led 28-26 at halftime. The third quarter saw Ft. Madison grab a five point lead and never let it go. Faith Pope led MPHS with 14 points, Ryan Hanna scored 12. Miles Wentzien led F.M. with 22 points. Mt. Pleasant can still win the conference title outright by beating Washington in Panther Gym on February 8th, the Panthers also will be the #1 seed in the upcoming Substate action and will open tournament play at home.
Ft. Madison beat the Mt. Pleasant freshman team 49-29, Tyler Batten scored 12.
MPHS won the JV game 48-43.
Burlington handed the MPHS boys their 5th loss of the season 49-46 at Burlington. Offensive woes plagued the Panthers, Faith Pope scored 17 Points to be the only double figure scorer. Next action is Thursday at home against West Branch as part of a girl-boy double header.

Viterbo swept both games against the Iowa Wesleyan College women’s and men’s basketball teams. Viterbo took the women’s game 65-42, Ashley Kruse scored 25 points to lead the Lady Tigers who scored 14 points from the free throw line and 14 field goals.
Viterbo won the men’s game 74-70, Jon Umoren scored 19 points, Kyle Warner 15, Dan Missey and Cam Sanchez 11 each. Tigers host William Penn Wednesday night and KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the game.

The MPHS wrestling team won the Southern Iowa Classic wrestling tournament at Fairfield Saturday with 163 points and two champions, Colton Mertens and Emmett Wester. Finishing 2nd were: Justin Dilks and Colton Aplara.
Former Mt. Pleasant Panther Zach May who wrestles for Central College of Pella as a freshman won an exhibition match by fall over the weekend during the Iowa Conference Duals.

Mediapolis ran away with the Southeast Iowa Super Conference wrestling meet compiling a record 302 team points ahead of second place Columbus Community with 158. New London/WMU placed 3rd with 106 points, Waco was 12th with 34 points.
Mediapolis crowned a record 10 individual champions.

The Mississippi Athletic Conference wrestling tournament was won by Davenport Assumption with 255.5 points, Burlington finished 6th with 89.5 points.

The MPHS bowling teams both won Saturday at home against Fairfield. Panthers won the girls match 2498-2217, Steph Ford rolled a 419 to lead M.P. to the win.
Mt. Pleasant boys rolled a 2973, Fairfield had a 2615. Daniele Ruth had a 509 series to be the high roller.

AREA SPORTING EVENTS FOR TONIGHT: In girls basketball Keokuk is at Burlington Notre Dame and L&M is playing at Wilton.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Keokuk is at Fairfield and L&M plays at Wilton.

The Iowa Hawkeye men lost at Purdue Sunday 65-62 in overtime. Hawks are now 13-7 overall and 2-5 in the Big Ten.
The Iowa Women defeated #23 Michigan 63-57 on the Wolverines home court.

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 www.34raceway.com 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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