SPORTS JANUARY 9, 2013

Written by on January 9, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS wrestling team went on the road and won a nonconference dual meet at L&M 55-18 over the Falcons. Following are the match results.
Mount Pleasant (MOPL) 55.0 Louisa-Muscatine (LOMU) 18.0
220: Colton Aplara, MOPL, pinned Ryland Crawford, LOMU, 0:46. 285: Emmett Wester, MOPL, maj. dec. Seth Kessel, LOMU, 9-1. 106: Colton Mertens, MOPL, forf. . 113: Aaron Allen (LOMU) sv-1 Conner Eads (MOPL) 4-2. 120: Keegan Witbeck, LOMU, dec. Tyler Lanphier, MOPL, 3-1. 126: Alex Lanphier, MOPL, dec. Jakob Bloomer, LOMU, 9-3. 132: Tristan Rinnert, LOMU, pinned Blake Wickham, MOPL, 0:29. 138: Rob Pohren, MOPL, pinned Damyan Cunningham, LOMU, 3:11. 145: Josh Larson, MOPL, pinned Ian Barnhart, LOMU, 2:50. 152: Michael Alderson, MOPL, forf. . 160: Jayton Phillips, MOPL, forf. . 170: Dalton Wheeler, LOMU, pinned Noah Brown, MOPL, 1:06. 182: Kallin Crile, MOPL, forf. . 195: Justin Dilks, MOPL, pinned Colby Wheeler, LOMU, 0:58.
OTHER AREA WRESTLING RESULTS: Tri County/Montezuma 48 Waco 9, Cardinal 30 Waco 18.
The Mt. Pleasant Middle School wrestlers went to Keokuk yesterday to grapple against the Chiefs and Ft. Madison. Winning matches for the Panthers were: Garrett Detrick, Dalton Smith, August Bunger, and Anthony Carrasco.

Centerville handed the 9th ranked MPHS boys basketball team their first loss of 2013 and 3rd of the season and a rare loss in Panther gym by a score of 53-51 last night. The Big Red were on top of their game from the beginning while M.P. struggled at both ends of the floor. Centerville led by 8 going into the 4th quarter, but as the final buzzer sounded Mt. Pleasant was taking a shot that could have tied or won the game. The shot did not fall and now the Panthers will go back into the Southeast Conference on the road at Fairfield Friday night. Cameron Frank and Faith Pope each scored 15 points to lead the Mt. Pleasant scoring.
Centerville won the JV game also 40-36.
OTHER AREA BOY’S SCORES: #1 Danville 81 Harmony 26, West Burlington 51 Maharishi 16, Fairfield 54 Eddyville Blakesburg 28, Mediapolis 80 Columbus Community 52, L&M 49 WMU 48, Wapello 56 Waco 52, Ft. Madison 88 Davis County 67, Van Buren 77 New London 60, Keokuk 45 Southeastern Ill. 40. Cardinal 59 Central Lee 45, Bettendorf 66 Burlington 27, Albia 68 Oskaloosa 57, Burlington Notre Dame 61 Holy Trinity Catholic 54, Des Moines Roosevelt 53 Ottumwa 32, IMS 75 Highland 58, Lone Tree 71 Pekin 69, Marion 55 Independence 39, Iowa City Regina 67 West Liberty 63, West Branch 65 Durant 40,
AREA GIRL’S SCORES: #4 Mediapolis 63 Columbus Community 33, #10 Central Lee 61 Cardinal 31, Van Buren 39 New London 26, Danville 61 Harmony 16, WMU 43 L&M 18, Wapello 36 Waco 33. Bettendorf 69 Burlington 33, Burlington Notre Dame 76 Holy Trinity Catholic 28, Eddyville Blakesburg 65 Fairfield 50, IMS 55 Highland 49 (ot), Iowa City Regina 64 West Liberty 30, Oskaloosa 58 Albia 38, Muscatine 61 Davenport Central 26, Iowa city West 55 Dubuque Hempsted 46.

The SCC men’s basketball team defeated Lincoln Land 76-58, Nick Lyon scored 5 points.

The Mt. Pleasant Community School District is in the process of hiring a new head football coach and activities director. At this time interviews have been completed for the football coaching position and today interviews will be held for the activities director position. The two positions will be kept separate with two different individuals being hired. The school board hopes to make an announcement at the Monday January 14th board meeting of the individuals hired to fill the vacancies left by the retirement of Bob Jensen.

In NFL playoff action Saturday Baltimore will play at Denver and Green Bay will be at San Francisco. Sunday Seattle will play at Atlanta and Houston 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 9th grade girls basketball games with Fairfield have been postponed from Friday, January 11th, to Monday January 28th at 7:00 p.m. at MPCHS
3) 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 lack of practice days prior to playing the first game of the second season, the Mt. Pleasant Middle School has rescheduled the January 10th seventh grade girl’s basketball games and 8th grade boys basketball games to February 4th. All times remain the same.

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.

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