SPORTS MAY 2, 2013

Written by on May 2, 2013 in Sports

Cameron Frank who helped lead the Mt. Pleasant Panthers boys basketball team to the state tournament will be signing a national letter of intent this morning to play basketball at Wisconsin Parkside University in Kenosha, Wisconsin an NCAA Division II basketball program.  The Rangers compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, they had a league record of 14-4 this past season and were 20-9 overall.  They ended their season playing one game in the NCAA Division II playoffs losing to Michigan Technical Unuiversity.  The Rangers are coached by Luke Reigel, in his 10th year, which is the second longest run of any UWP men’s basketball head coach, Reigel has logged the four winningest seasons since the program moved from the NAIA to NCAA Division II in the mid-1990s.


Coming up this week at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA will be Midwest Performance and Coor’s Light Night at the races. The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts will continue their battle for points.

Gates next week will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $, students 7-17 $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25, with ages 7-13 being $15, and ages 6 & under $10


Rain forced cancellation of the April 27 races at 34 Raceway BURLINGTON, IA – With 105 cars signed into the pit area on Flecks Sales Night at 34 Raceway, Saturday, April 27th Mother Nature eventually got the best of em!  A light rain began when the pit gate opened and just wouldn’t seem to quit .  34 Raceway officials were forced to postpone the night’s racings events until next week.

Coming up Saturday, May 4 will be Late Models, 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders in action. Tickets  from Saturday, April 27 will be honored May 4th only.  Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands 5:00 and racing at 7 p.m.


Congratulations to Daniel Suarez (14) Purple Belt from Mt Pleasant, McMahon’s Karate, who won first place in his division, in Forms, at Kim’s Open Tae Kwon Do Tournament last Saturday in Bettendorf, Iowa.


You will be falling off your seat laughing at the Morning Sun PTO’s Donkey Basketball game coming to the Morning Sun Elementary gym on Sunday, May 5.

Teams from Morning Sun, Mediapolis, Winfield and Wapello  will be competing for the Championship game.

The game is a fundraiser for the Morning Sun PTO’s new playground project.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $6.00 or at the door for $8.00. Preschool kids are free.

Food will be served starting at 5 and games start at 6. Contact the Morning Sun School for tickets or call Jill Townsley @ 563-260-5335.

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