Written by on February 1, 2013 in Sports

Pleasant Valley defeated the MPHS wrestling team 50-25 at Marion last night. Winning matches for MPHS:Colton Aplara dec. Connor Moroney 3-1. Emmett Wester pinned Landon Carney 3:42. Colton Mertens pinned Destin Babcock 1:01. Conner Eads pinned Joe Hebbeln 4:44. Tyler Lanphier won by major dec. over Kyle Werning 9-1.

Mt. Pleasant Mount Pleasant then defeated the host school Marion 64-12.
Panthers who won matches:
220: Colton Aplara pinned Kenneth Kiene 0:27. 285: Emmett Wester pinned Kyle VanMeter 4:31. 106: Colton Mertens forf. 113: Conner Eads pinned Jared Almandinger 1:19. 120: Tyler Lanphier forf. . 126: Alex Lanphier forf. . 132: Alec Mathews pinned Tevin Mull 1:58. 145: Josh Larson maj. dec. Levi Lochner, 14-4. 152: Michael Alderson pinned Romello Olds 1:07. 160: Noah Brown pinned Jack Serbousek 1:56. 170: Jayton Phillips forf.
OTHER AREA WRESTLING RESULTS: North Scott 60 Keokuk 18, Clinton 47 Burlington 30.
There’s a major collegiate wrestling event in Iowa City tonight when 3rd ranked Iowa plays host to #1 ranked and defending national champion Penn State.

The Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team defeated West Branch last night in Panther Gym. The Panther varsity girls won 49-42 over the Bears, building up a 20 point second half lead before the visitors put on a furious rally and got back within 5 points, but M.P. held on and won their 11th game of the season. Kelsi Phipps scored 17 points and Taryne Shull added 10.
West branch won the JV game 38-25.
Mt. Pleasant will host Ottumwa Monday.
8th ranked Mediapolis defeated Highland 56-39 last night.
GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION TONIGHT: Burlington @ Davenport North, Fairfield @ Keokuk, Washington @ Ft. Madison.

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 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:

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 MPHS boys rolled to an impressive 65-38 win over the West Branch Bears. Faith Pope scored 23 points and had 17 rebounds. Ryan Hanna added 18 points, Cameron Frank handed out 7 assists. Mt. Pleasant will next play at Ottumwa Monday.
OTHER AREA BOYS SCORES: Danville defeated Burlington Notre Dame 83-46,West Burlington 75 Harmony 43, WMU 54 Pekin 49, New London 62 Maharishi 32, Mediapolis 58 Highland 49, IMS 52 Wapello 39, Holy Trinity Catholic 65 Cardinal 63.

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade boys played at Fairfield yesterday.
“A” Game
MP 25
FF 20
Zach Ebeling 7 points
Patrick Canby 6 points
“B” Game
MP 11
FF 17
Tyler Davis 4 points
Gavin Christner 4 points
“C” Game
MP 13
FF 13
Jared Holdefer 9 points
_Next Game
Monday at Keokuk

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 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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