Mt. Pleasant is sending 5 wrestlers onto the State Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Thursday thru Saturday. Tyler Lanphier 120 lbs, Josh Larson 145 lbs, Jayton Phillips 170 lbs, Justin Dilks 182 lbs. and Colton Aplara 220 lbs. All five wrestlers were district runners up in their weight classes at Saturdays 3A District they hosted. Iowa City West on the team title with 226 points and Mt. Pleasant was second with 161 points, Burlington was 3rd with 157, Ft. Madison 5th 138.5 and Keokuk 6th 118.
Waco will be sending 1 wrestler to state wrestling. Cey Saeugling finished 2nd at 160 lbs. in the Tipton District Saturday.
New London-WMU did not qualify anyone for the state tournament this year in class 2A. Mediapolis did, they will send 8 wrestlers onto state: Mason Buster 106, Cole Erickson 132, Drew Foster 138, Drew Buster 145, Blake Beckman 160, Adam Drain Mediapolis, Steven Holloway 182, Ethan Timmerman 195. The Bulldogs were 2nd in the team race with 153 points to Davenport Assumption who scored 182. Mediapolis will also be competing in the state team dual meet championships on Wednesday.
The District boy’s basketball tournaments for class 1A and 2A schools. Begin tonight, In class 1A Harmony plays at New London, Maharishi is at WMU and KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry that game live beginning at 7 p.m. 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 tonight, 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.
One Panther team did, the other one didn’t. The MPHS boy’s basketball team did win their game at home over Washington 62-36 and in turn the Southeast conference crown. The MPHS girls basketball team didn’t win, they fell at Washington 54-42 and will finish second in the Southeast Conference. The Panther girls team never could get the lead against Washington trailing 26-22 at halftime, Hannah Becker was the only player to reach double figures for M.P. she hit for 12 points, leadings scorers Kelsi Phipps and Taryne Shull were held to 11 points between them and experienced foul trouble.
Mt. Pleasant ends the regular season with a 13-8 record and will open tournament play Wednesday night hosting Fairfield.
The panther boys held a 37-10 halftime lead and rode the 18 point performance of Cameron Frank to the big win. Faith Pope added 13 points and Logan Mulford 12. Mt. Pleasant is 15-5 and will wrap up the regular season at home Tuesday hosting Marion.
#1 ranked Danville dismantled #2 ranked Lone Tree in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Super Shootout game at Mid Prairie Friday night beating the Lions 66-41. From start to finish the Bears shot the ball well, played great defense, rebounded well and had very few turnovers. All this made for an easy win in their fourth consecutive cross over game championship. The Soukup twins led the way again, Steve scored 30 and Michael 19 points. The 21-0 Bears now prepare for the post season tournament, they have a first round District bye and will play at home Valentines night against Harmony or New London whoever wins their first round matchup Monday.
The Mt. Pleasant Community School District Board of Directors will meet tonight and take action on a resignation, Luci Wulfekuhle is resigning as varsity volleyball coach.
The board will also hear a request from John Klopfenstein who runs the trap shooting program at the high school, he wants to expand the program into the middle school.
Iowa Wesleyan College lost to St. Ambrose University in women’s basketball, 66-41, on Saturday. Ashley Kruse (Sr.-Lakefield, Minn.), Jana Meister (Jr.-Ashkum, Ill.), Stephanie Russak (Jr.-Denver, Colo.), and Mariah Sartorius (Jr.-Kingston, Ill.) each had eight points for the Tigers.
Kruse also had a team-high six rebounds
IWC is 7-17
The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers’ men’s basketball team defeated St. Ambrose University 84-75 on Sunday. Kyle Werner hit for 23 points as all five starters were in double figures.
IWC is now 12-13.
Iowa Wesleyan College’s track & field teams competed at the Knox College Indoor Open on Saturday. The men finished 6th out of 8 teams with 24 points.
Central Methodist won with 129 pts. The IWC women placed 7th out of 8 teams with 7 pts.
– 4x200m relay placed 1st in 1:35.46, placing 5th on IWC’s all-time list. Relay team included Duane Lee, Raul Becerill, Elijah Albert, and Michael Klostermann.
– 4x400m relay placed 2nd despite dropping the baton during the final exchange. They’re time of 3:38.62 places them #2 on IWC’s all-time list. Relay team included Duane Lee, Raul Becerill, Jake Ayers, and Michael Klostermann.