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SPORTS NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Audio Archive

The top ranked 45-4 Holy Trinity Catholic Crusader volleyball team opens up state tournament play tonight at 6 p.m. against 23-6 Guthrie Center at the U S Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.  This is the 4th straight state tournament appearance for HTC and their 7th in the last 9 years under head coach Melissa Freesmeier who is in her 21st year of coaching and possesses 729 career wins.  Guthrie Center is making their first ever appearance at state, they are coached by 6th year coach Kara Boyer who has a 49-24 record.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the match live with the broadcast scheduled to start at 6 p.m.  But that may run a little late depending on how long earlier matches last.

 

 

Drake handed the Iowa Wesleyan Tiger men’s basketball team a 104-49 defeat in Des Moines last night in front of 3,000 fans.  The Bulldogs led 53-22 at halftime.  Leading Wesleyan in scoring was Dion Lightner a 6’ 3” freshman from Texas with 10 points, Tigers shot 16 of 49 from the field and 12 of 17 from the free throw line.  Drake out rebounded IWC 46-19.  Next game for the Tigers is Saturday November 16th at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon.

OTHER COLLEGE SCORES FROM TUESDAY NIGHT:  Iowa State 80 Texas A&M Corpus Christy 50, Nebraska 62 Western Illinois 47, #2 Michigan State beat #1 Kentucky 78-74, Michigan 93 South Carolina State 59, Ohio State 79 Ohio 69, Wisconsin 59 Florida 53, Marquette 114 Grambling State 71, Baylor 66 South Carolina 64.

The 17th ranked Colorado women’s team coached by former WMU star Linda Lampe beat Colorado State 63-59.

The schedule for 34 Raceway in 2014is going to be highlighted by the Slocum 50 paying $10,555  to win  in 2014 With the 2013 season at 34 Raceway in the books Amy Laue is putting the finishing touches on the 2014 schedule. And top that schedule is the announcement of the return of the World Of Outlaws Sprint Car series to 34 Raceway. After a record crowd last year of over 5000 fans the 410 Outlaws will return to the 3/8 mile on June 27. Thinking this would be an off year for the WoO at 34 Raceway, the Laue’s were contacted by the World of Outlaw people and said they wanted to come back in 2014, so the Laue’s agreed. Details for tickets will be announced soon just in time for Christmas The season will kick off at the annual Midwest Performance & Power 2 day car show, March 15 & 16, as well as the long awaited Roederer’s Pit Stop Season Kick Off Party on Saturday, March 15th.The Test-n-Tune will be held on Saturday, March 22 , noon to 3pm with the Sprint Invaders season opener held on Saturday, March 29th, along with Mod Lites, 4 Cylinders & Midget Lites.The annual points season for ALL CLASSES will start right out of the gate once again this year, playing host to 6 weekly classes and a tremendous points fund paid out at the end of the season at the annual awards banquet. The season track points begin Saturday, March 29th, with season championship being held one week later this year, Saturday August 30.Weekly classes include 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites & 4 Cylinders (IMCA rules non-sanctioned for the 4 cylinders).Saturday, April 19 34 Raceway will host the 6th Annual Slocum 50 with a little different format this year. Named after deceased late model driver Brent Slocum, the Slocum 50 Foundation team decided not to make  it an IMCA show this year. Instead they will have the big late models   with the CORNBELT/ALMS/MARS Super Late models paying top dollars of $10,555 to WIN and $500 to start. Thanks to High 5 Racing  & the entire SLOCUM 50 team of family & friends this  year’s  SLOCUM 50 will be the highest paying race in history! The popular $5 Fan Appreciation Night will be held three times this season, Saturday, May 17, Saturday, June 21 and Saturday, August 30.  Invite your friends and family to catch the action of local drives at  the 50% discounted price.   Tickets for these events will also be sold at reduced pricing for bulk purchase. Purchase 50 tickets for $250, Get 25 Free, (valid through March 29, 2014). Contact Amy at info@34raceway.comfor more information on this special promotion.The UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour Super Latemodels will also return to 34 Raceway on Saturday, July 12, paying $10,000 to WIN! The tour is always a great night of Latemodel racing with 30+ events within a 6 week period mid summer!34 Raceway will once again be “Home of the Sprint Invader 360 Sprint Series” hosting 4 events.  The Night of the Twins has been taken away and made into a Sprint Invaders Nationals Show on Saturday, August 16.  The race will pay $2014 to WIN, as well as $300 to START and $100 Fast Time Bonus! Sprint Invader events for 2014 season at 34 Raceway are scheduled for Saturday, March 29, Sunday, May 24, Saturday, August 16 & Season Championship on Saturday, September 27.Quads, Bikes and Side by Sides will return with the Midwest Performance & Power Clash for Cash on Saturday, April 5, Saturday, May 24, Saturday June 14, Saturday, September 13 and the championship event held on Saturday, October 4. Cash prizes, Trophies and a points fund, as well as a year end banquet for riders has also been added.The MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprints will return to 34 Raceway for two events this coming season with $3000 going to the winner of each event!  Saturday, April 12 & Saturday, Sept. 6.  The Sept. 6 race will be the week after the Knoxville Nationals with a good car count expected.The 2013 Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 1,2014 at the Comfort Suite, Burlington. Keep updated on the 2014 Racing season  via website www.34Raceway.com

The 2014 ninety-seventh annual Iowa State USBC Bowling Association Tournament is coming to Mt. Pleasant and Burlington February 1st thru May 25th. Mt. Pleasants Iris bowling Center will host the team event and the Burlington King Pins Bowling Center will host the singles and doubles bowling.

 

LET’S TALK TURKEY ABOUT A FUN FAMILY EVENT COMING UP ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD SPONSORED BY THE REC CENTER AND WEST LIBERTY FOODS.  IT’S THE GOBBLE WOBBLE 5K RUN ON A FAMILY FRIENDLY COURSE AROUND MT. PLEASANT.  ALL LEVELS OF RUNNERS AND WALKERS ARE URGED TO PARTICIPATE…WHETHER YOU USE YOUR SPEED TO GOBBLE UP THE GROUND OR IF YOU JUST WOBBLE AROUND THE COURSE IT WILL MAKE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR SOME VERY NICE PRICES FROM WEST LIBERTY FOODS.  PRE GREGISTRATION COST IS $20 WITH DAY OF THE RACE PRICE $25.  REGISTER BY STOPPING IN AT THE REC CENTER OR YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE AT mpreccenter.com, CHIP TIMING WILL BE AVAILABLE.  THE RACE BEGINS AT THE REC CENTER AT 8:30 A.M. ON NOVEMBER THE 23RD.

 

The 4th Annual Fort Madison Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena is set for Sunday, December 22, 2013.   Iowa takes on Arkansas – Pine Bluff.

The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club has worked with University of Iowa Athletics to secure premium seating for our group.  On Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 AM, tickets go on sale at the Partners offices located at 614 9th Street, Fort Madison.

The first 150 children’s tickets will be available for $5 each (ages 18 and under).  The first 150 adult tickets will be available for $10 each. 

 

 

Iowa Wesleyan College for the 7th year in a row will host the Iowa Wesleyan College High School girls basketball jamboree.  The event will be held in the IWC Gym on November 19th beginning at 6 p.m. 

6:00 PM Columbus Junction (H) v. Visitor Men’s
  New London  (V) Visitor Women’s
     
6:40 PM Winfield Mt. Union (H) v. IWC Women’s
  West Burlington (V) IWC Men’s
     
7:20 PM WACO (H) v. Visitor Men’s
  Mediapolis (V) Visitor Women’s
     
8:00 PM Mt. Pleasant (H) IWC Women’s
  Louisa Muscatine (V) IWC Men’s
     
8:40 PM Danville (H) v. Visitor Men’s
  Wapello (V) Visitor Women’s

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