The MPHS boy’s track team was to run in a meet at Washington today. The meet has has been postponed because of the cold weather. Officials have not announced a make-up date at this time.
The NCAA Wrestling Championships will begin in Des Moines today and run thru Saturday night. A couple of former area wrestlers who were standouts in high school will participate in the Nationals as they are making their mark on the collegiate level now. Julian Feikert a Keokuk High School graduate who wrestles for Oklahoma State will be in the 141 pound weight class.
Former Columbus Community state champ Matt Mougin a redshirt junior at Northern Illinois will be in the 174 pound weight class .
The Iowa Hawkeyes have 9 wrestlers qualified for the championships and Iowa State has 6 wrestlers qualified. Northern Iowa has 4 qualifiers.
Iowa won at home last night in the first round of the men’s N.I.T. The Hawks beat Indiana State 68-52, they will now host at 8:30 Friday night Stony Brook University of New York who won their first national post season game ever when they beat Massachusetts 78-51. Stony Brook has a record of (25-7), and are a strong team on the road as they lead the nation in true road wins with 13.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament gets into full swing today and tonight. For the sixth straight year the tourney will not a have a repeat champion, Kentucky who won it all last year did not make the field of 68 this year and matter of fact lost in the first round of the N.I.T. this week.
34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa will kick off the 2013 Racing Season with Racers will taking to the track for a test and tune on Saturday, March 23 with pit gates opening at 12 noon and testing to run from 1 pm – 4 pm. A $15 pit pass will be required but grandstand admission is free and concessions will be open.
Iowa and Iowa State women’s basketball teams have both been invited to the big dance. The Iowa State women are a #5 seed and will play Gonzaga in the first round in Spokane, Washington Saturday. If they win their next game would be against Georgia or Montana.
Iowa is a #9 seed and hosts their first round game at noon Sunday against 8th seeded Miami of Florida. The winner will play #1 seed Notre Dame vs UT Martin they play in Iowa City at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Former Winfield Mt. Union standout Linda Lappe who now coaches at Colorado has coached her team into the NCAA tourney, the Buffaloes will play host to Kansas Saturday evening, if they advance they would play South Carolina or South Dakota.
34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa will kick off the
2013 Racing Season with the 360 Sprint Invaders IMCA Modified Special on Saturday, March 30 where $1000 will go to the winner of the IMCA Modified feature.
April 6 will be the popular Slocum 50 IMCA Late Model Summer Series with $5000 going to the IMCA Late Model winner.
The MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprints will return to the 3/8 mile with a $3000 to win event on Saturday, April 13.
On Saturday, April 20 you won’t want to miss the Cornbelt/UMP late Model Special with ground shaking thunder as they race for the $4000 to win prize.
The regular points races will begin on Saturday, April 27.
What: Mt Pleasant Easter Weekend 3 on 3 Tournament
Where: Mt Pleasant High School, 2104 South Grand Avenue
Who: 3rd-12th grade boys/girls; open-35 & older men/women
When: March 30th, 2013…$50 per team…max 4 players per team
Contact: Ronnie Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Format: 4 team round-robin in each division; guaranteed 3 games
Medals awarded to 1st & 2nd place in each division
Send registration to: Mt Pleasant Tourney Teams
1130 South Linden Lane
Mt Pleasant, Ia, 52641