SPORTS JANUARY 31, 2013

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan vs William Penn men’s basketball game that was scheduled for last night was called off due to the weather. The game has not been rescheduled.
Iowa Western Community College defeated the SCC men last night 92-81.
Oklahoma State edged the Iowa State men 78-76. Kansas beat the ISU women 78-75 in overtime.

Tonight the Mt. Pleasant Panther girls and boys basketball teams play host to West Branch. M.P. girls are coming off a loss Tuesday night to Iowa City West, West Branch won over Wilton that night.
The MPHS boys lost two games over the past weekend to Ft. Madison and Burlington and did not play Tuesday. West Branch boys lost to Wilton Tuesday.
KILJ-FM 105.5 will broadcast the double header beginning at 6 p.m. tonight.
OTHER AREA GAMES: BOYS: Danville @ Notre Dame, Holy Trinity Catholic @ Cardinal, IMS @ Wapello, Lone Tree @ Columbus Community, L&M @ Waco, Mediapolis @ Highland, New London @ Maharishi, Pekin @ WMU.
WRESTLING: The Mt. Pleasant Panther wrestling team coming off a team championship at the Southeast Iowa Classic Tournament last weekend will be join Pleasant Valley wrestling at Marion. Keokuk and North Scott will wrestle at Bettendorf, Clinton wrestles at Burlington.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the District pairings for class 1A and 2A schools. Beginning February 11th Harmony plays at New London, Maharishi is at WMU. February 14th Danville opens up tournament play at home hosting the winner of the New London/Harmony game. The WMU/Maharishi winner goes to Keota, Waco plays at Pekin. District semi finals will be February 19th and finals on the 21st with the substate championship being played on February 23rd.
Class 2A play begins also on the February 11TH, Columbus Community at Wapello, West Burlington plays at Central Lee. On February 14th the Mediapolis Bulldogs host the winner of the Columbus/Wapello game. West Burlington/Central Lee winner goes to Notre Dame.
The finals will be played on the 19th and the substate on February 23rd.

SEI SUPER CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL “SHOOTOUT” GAMES ARE TO BE PLAYED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
The SEI Super Conference Girls Basketball “Shootout” games will pair the first place team in the North Division against the first place team in the South Division. Also, the second place teams in each division through the tenth place teams will play each other. All games are to be played on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the South Division schools. A preliminary game involving the JV teams of each school will be played beginning at 6:00PM with the varsity game to follow 20 minutes after its completion.

Following are the pairings for the Girls Basketball “Shootout” games to be played Friday, February 1, 2013

NORTH DIVISION @ SOUTH DIVISION
1. Mediapolis @ Notre Dame (KILJ-fm 105.5 AND KILJ.COM WILL BROADCAST LIVE AT 7:30 P.M.)
2. Winfield-MU @ Central Lee
3. Columbus @ Van Buren
4. Pekin @ Danville
5. Highland @ Holy Trinity Catholic
6. Wapello @ Cardinal
7. Lone Tree @ New London
8. IMS @ West Burlington
9. WACO @ Harmony
10. L-M @ No Opponent (Maharishi does not have a team)

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.

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.

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. Mediapolis has 7 ranked wrestlers: 106- 5th Mason Buster, Mediapolis, 132- 4th Cole Erickson (So.), 138-3rd Drew Foster (Jr.), 145- 5th Drew Buster (Jr.), 152-8thBrad Conley, 170-2nd Adam Drain (Jr.), 182- 3rd Steven Holloway (So.).
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. Here is a list of the ranked wrestlers:
113-5th Bryce Meyer (Jr) Ft Madison
120-9th Chase Seaney (So) Ft Madison
126- 2nd Chris Walters (Jr) Iowa City West
132-5th Christian Dunn (Sr) Ft Madison
138-1st Kegan Wakefield (Sr) Iowa City West
7th Clayton Hocker (Jr) Ft Madison
9th Karsten VanVelsor (Sr) Ottumwa
145-4th Austin Boyd, Burlington
160-2nd Dalton Witte (Jr) Burlington
182-3rd Matt Seabold (Sr) Burlington
7th Justin Dilks (Jr) Mt Pleasant
195-2nd Mickey Pelfrey (Sr) Iowa City West
5th Colton Aplara (Sr) Mt Pleasant
220-2nd Ryan Maas (Jr) Iowa City High
285-7th Alex Goss (Sr) Keokuk
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 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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