Written by on November 27, 2013 in Sports

The 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant Panther girls basketball team suffered a 63-43 loss at home last night TO Muscatine, Panthers led at halftime 28-27 but got outscored 36-15 in the second half to suffer their first loss of the season to go along with 1 win.  Taryne Shull got to double figures with 10 points, Shelby Allender, Carolyn Lutovsky and Natalie Myers all had 6 points.  M.P. will host Williamsburg Monday night in a game that has been moved up on the schedule from January 6th.

M.P. won the JV game over Muscatine 31-29, Carolyn Lutovsky scored 10 points.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Notre Dame 92 West Burlington 35, Mediapolis 81 IMS Andrea Larson scored 31 for the Bullettes, 56, WMU 46 Columbus Community 40 Shelby Therme scored 12 points to lead the Lady Wolves. New London 78 Harmony 10 Morgan Christner had 22 points and 16 rebounds in the win, Cardinal 48 Danville 37, Linn-Mar 45 keokuk 38, Central Lee 52 Holy Trinity Catholic 32, Wapello 47 L&M 41.


The Mt. Pleasant middle School 7th grade boys played at Edward Stone and won the “A” game 46-21 with Rhett Zeglen scoring 27 points, Chase Lamm and Cody Mertens scored 6 points.  Panthers won the “B” game 42-13, Riley McQiggen scored 9 points, Bryce Anderson, Alex Gardner and Trace White scored 6 points.


The Iowa Wesleyan College women’s basketball team defeated Simpson 69-65 on the road last night, after trailer 34-27 at halftime.  Karla Vietinghoff scored 17 points, Whitney Godden had 15 and Stephanie Russak added 14.  Lady Tigers are now 2-1.


Northwest Missouri State defeated Peru State in College basketball last night 83-60, former Mt. Pleasant Panther Jordon Ashton scored 6 points in 15 minutes of action.


 Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity Catholic High School’s volleyball standout, not only made the first-team all-state list for Class 1A from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association, but she was chosen player of the year on the Elite team, which takes the best of all five classes, she was also named the Class 1A player of the year.

Emily Parks of New London was 2nd team all state, Erica Robison of WMU 3rd team.  Honorable mention honors to Sarah Holtkamp of New London.

All District honors were also announced also.  Taryne Shull of Mt. Pleasant was named 1st team all district class 4A, 3A all district were Rachel Holsteen and Heidi Hillyard of Mediapolis.  Erin Steffener was the district coach of the year.  Class 1A Emily Parks, Sami Koontz and Sarah Holtkamp of New London, Shelby Therme and Erica Robison of WMU, Nicole Wilkens, Maria Vonderhaar and Mikaela Foecke of holy Trinity Catholic.  Melissa Freesmeier of HTC was named the district coach of the year.


The Winfield Mt. Union JV and Varsity boys basketball teams are going to be doing a Hall of Pride scrimmage event Friday November 30th against West Burlington, after the WMU girl’s game with West Liberty, they are planning for a 6 p.m. start for the boy’s action.

Hall of Pride scrimmage games are allowed by the Iowa High School Athletic Association if it is tied in with a community service project and does not count on the team’s season record.

Regular admission will be charged for the girl’s game.  Admission to the scrimmage will be a free will donation or non perishable food item for the MOPS food pantry.  The free will donations will help cover a $250 donation that is required to be given to the Hall of Pride in Des Moines, any extra monetary donations will go to the food pantry.  The community service project tied to the event will be WMU High School instrumental and vocal music students along with the girls and boys basketball teams will go to Sunrise Terrace Care Center to entertain and interact with the residents with a meal and games.


The Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships have been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only Iowa High School Athletic Association reserved ticket event. 

Ticket sales for the state meet to IHSAA member high schools who host wrestling programs will begin Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:00am and close Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:59pm. 

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00am.  The public will be able to purchase tickets at the Iowa Events Center ticket office, any Dahl’s store, online at . The order limit will be eight (8) tickets.

The ticket price is $8.00 per ticket, plus a convenience fee of $1.75 per ticket.  There will be a $4.00 handling fee per order.  A valid credit card will be needed to make an online purchase.  The Iowa Events Center seating chart will be available identifying class 1A, 2A, and 3A mats.      All seats will be assigned in the order the transactions are processed either at a ticketing location or online.


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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