SPORTS NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers’ football team had four members earn UMAC All-Conference honors this season in Iowa Wesleyan’s first year in the UMAC.

Ridge Hobbs was named a 1st Team All-Conference wide receiver after another strong year.  Hobbs finished the year with 43 receptions for 784 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Hobbs finishes his career as the Tigers’ leading receiver in school history with 3,082 receiving yards.

Jamarco Clark was named a 1st Team All-Conference linebacker for the purple and white.  Clark finished second in the league in tackles with 117 wrap ups on the year.  He had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as well.  Clark was also named the Tigers’ representative on the UMAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Brandon Baker was voted the 1st Team All-Conference kicker after a strong freshman season.  Baker was 8-of-13 of field goal attempts, including a long of 48 yards.  Baker was also 27-of-29 on extra-point attempts.

LiMichael Peeples was voted 2nd Team All-Conference as a wide receiver after a breakout senior campaign.  Peeples led the Tigers with 46 receptions. He tallied 715 receiving yards on the year and caught four touchdown passes.

 

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s basketball team will take their 1-0 record into a game tonight in Ruble Arena, Tigers will be hosting Mt. Mercy College of Cedar Rapids.  Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

 

Former Mt. Pleasant head football coach Bob Jensen will receive the Walt Fiegel Coaching with Character Award Presented at the halftime of the Class 4A football Championship game, Friday, November 22 by one of his former players Beau Hampton, of ACE Fundraising. 

This award was created in 2003 after the death of Sioux City East Coach Walt Fiegel who was also the Executive Director of the Iowa Football Coaches Association.  It honors an individual who embodies the high character, integrity, concern for kids, and service to the profession that were modeled by Coach Fiegel.

Coach Jensen ended a 24-year football career at Mount Pleasant. He retired with a record of 159-77. He gave 40 years to the profession, embodying the qualities of service to the kids, the school and community, and the coaching profession.

 

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.

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