Written by on December 7, 2013 in Sports

The 12th ranked Mt. pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team survived a big scare Friday night on their home court when they had to go into overtime to defeat Southeast conference foe Fairfield 49-46.  Mt. Pleasant held a 14 point lead early in the second half, but by the end of regulation the game was tied at 44.  M.P. outscored the Trojans 5-2 in the o.t. and evened their overall record at 2-2 and are 1-0 in the league.  Taryne Shull had 18 points, with half of them coming from the free throw line, Mt. Pleasant hit 17 of 29 free throw attempts while Fairfield was 12 of 22, 45 fouls were called in the game.  Shelby Allender and Hannah Becker both added 8 points, Kelsi Phipps playing in her first game of the season scored 6.

Fairfield won the Freshman game 41-33, and the JV game 35-27.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Mediapolis 70 L&M 32 (300th career win for coach Todd Rogers), Burlington Notre Dame 89, Cardinal, Eldon 37, North Scott 77 Burlington 22,
Central Lee, Donnellson 53, Danville 44
Highland, Riverside 39, Columbus, Columbus Junction 22
Keokuk 52, Fort Madison 49
Mediapolis 70, Louisa-Muscatine 32
Muscatine 55, Clinton 35
New London 77, West Burlington 43
Pella 61, Oskaloosa 19
Van Buren, Keosauqua 53, Harmony 21
Winfield-Mt Union 50, Waco 22


The MPHS boy’s basketball team dropped a Southeast Conference game at Fairfield Friday night, the first time in a long time that the Panthers have lost in the league.  The talented Trojans defeated M.P. 63-60.  Zach Mulford hit for 25 points and Trey Magnani added 10.  The Panthers play at Iowa City High tonight and KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 64-22, Dshundric Foster had 16 points.  In the JV game MP won 46-36 with Kolby Raymond scoring 12 points.

OTHER AREA BOY’S GAMES:  Danville 84, Central Lee, Donnellson 58 
Iowa Mennonite, Kalona 59, Lone Tree 44 
Notre Dame, Burlington 64, Cardinal, Eldon 47 
Winfield-Mt. Union 65, WACO, Wayland 58 

Danville 84 Central Lee 58, L&M 34 Mediapolis 32, C.R. Kennedy 54 Burlington 46, West Burlington 67 New London 59, Van Buren 86 Harmony 24, Highland 80 Columbus Community 58, Ft. Madison 60 Keokuk 57



Run Recruits, a company based in Ohio, is coming to the Iowa Wesleyan College campus to host a recruiting fair for high school cross country/track & field athletes and football players on Saturday, December 14 from 10am-2pm.  The event is open to high school seniors interested in competing in cross country/track & field and/or football at the college level.

College coaches will be present at tables for student-athletes to meet and learn more about the schools’ programs and the opportunities to compete at the colleges.  Parents and high school coaches are welcome as well.

The event is an opportunity for college coaches to get connected with aspiring student-athletes who are really looking to find a college that suits their needs academically as well as athletically.  This is an easy way for high school cross country/track & field and football athletes to get connected with college coaches.

Some schools that will be in attendance include Iowa Wesleyan College, Cornell College, Eureka College, Lake Forest College, Rockford University, Simpson College, Southwestern Community College, and William Penn University. 

There is still time for both high school seniors and colleges to sign up and attend the recruiting fair.  Those interested can go to Run Recruits’ website at or email Mark Lattimore, owner of Run Recruits, at

Questions can also be directed to Iowa Wesleyan’s Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach, Tad Hulst at


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.

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