Written by on December 11, 2013 in Sports

A quick and deep Cedar Rapids Prairie team handed the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team a sound 60-32 defeat.  The Panthers were held to 4 points in the 1st quarter and did not score in the 2nd period until 2 minutes remained in the half to trail 25-11 at intermission.  Dustin Amos and Zach Mulford were the leading scorers with 6 points.  The Panthers host Keokuk in conference play Friday.

The JV game was won by Prairie 53-40, Kolby Raymond scored 9 and Kincaid Mitchell 8.

OTHER BOY’S SCORES:  Van Buren 76 Danville 70 (1st regular season loss for Danville since losing to Holy Trinity Catholic in 2010 in triple overtime), Iowa Mennonite 67 WACO 45,  Notre Dame 75 Harmony 19, Holy Trinity Catholic 60 West Burlington 37, Central Lee 54 New London 43, WMU 75 Mediapolis 60, Highland 53 L&M 51, Lone Tree 64 Wapello 52, Pekin 70 Columbus Community 49, Ft. Madison 49 West Hancock 37, Fairfield 58 Albia 56, Cardinal, Eldon 70, Maharishi, Fairfield 55

GIRLS SCORES:  Davenport Central 78 Burlington 27, #2 Notre Dame 96 Harmony 13, Holy Trinity Catholic 55 West Burlington 35, #7 Mediapolis 56 WMU 32, Danville 45 Van Buren 27, Central Lee 66 New London 26, Pekin 50 Columbus 33, Fairfield 53, Albia 47, Highland, Riverside 56, Louisa-Muscatine 36, Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona 47, Waco 32, Washington 48, Ottumwa 47,


The Mt. Pleasant Middle School girls basketball team played Washington

 “A” game:  Mt Pleasant  38   (record 5-3)

                  Washington 17

 MP scoring:  Ashlee Menke          16

                     Kalynn Batey            14

“B” game:  MP  17  (2-4)

                  WA 15

 MP scoring:  Bri Bowman          8

                     Bea Fitten             3


The Iowa Hawkeye football team found out their bowl destination, the Hawks will play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Year’s Day against LSU.  The game will kickoff at noon Iowa time, LSU is 9-3 and the Hawks 8-4.

The BCS National Championship game will be played at Pasadena, California January 6th with undefeated 13-0 Florida State playing once beaten 12-1 Auburn.


Fly-rod building class and Fly-tying class by local expert Dan Peterson.


Participants will build their own custom fly rod step by step- everything from spinning the rod to putting the final finish on it. When it’s done, participants will have a custom built fly rod perfect for Iowa trout and pan fish. This rod will outperform most mass produced, higher priced store bought rods. Tools for use during the class will be provided. Rod kit includes (one) 8” 4wt fly rod; ¾ wt. reel; and floating line. The cost for this class, including all materials PLUS one fly-tying session, is $250.00. This would make a perfect Christmas gift for the fisherman in your family- gift certificates are available. The class is limited to the first 5 people who pay their fee- others will be put on a waiting list. Classes will be held at Oakland Mills Nature Center on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9-5 p.m.; Sunday, January 19th, from 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:30 p.m.; and if needed, Wednesday, January 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. The fly-tying session will be Thursday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m., also in the Oakland Mills Nature Center. Deadline to sign up and pay for the rod building classes is December 31st, 2013. For more information about the rod building class, Dan Peterson can be contacted at 319-931-2630.



A one time fly-tying instruction class will be held on January 30, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public at the cost of $15.00 per participant. Three flies will be tied that night and participants will take them home. All materials will be supplied and is included in the cost. Vices and tool kits are available for classroom use only. Participants need not bring anything. Maximum 10 participants. Minimum age: 14 years old. Deadline to sign-up and pay for the fly-tying session is January 22nd.

Contact Cari Nicely, naturalist for the Henry County Conservation Department, to sign up for either of these classes by calling 319-986-5067 or email Checks can be made out to HCCD and sent to: Henry County Conservation Department, 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt Pleasant, Iowa 52641. Mastercard and VISA also accepted.



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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