Written by on January 6, 2014 in Sports

11th ranked Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team picked up two wins over the weekend to improve their record to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the Southeast Conference.  Saturday the Panthers hosted winless West Burlington and won 74-42, Taryne Shull toped the scoring with 27 points, Kelsi Phipps added 16 and Hannah Becker 12.

Friday night the Panther girl’s basketball team rolled over Ft. Madison in a Southeast Conference game played Friday night in Panther Gym by a score of 61-22.  Taryne Shull had 14 points, Kelsi Phipps scored 13 and Natalie Ita added 12 to lead M.P.

A big clash with conference foe Washington on the road is the next game for M.P. Friday.

A milestone in girl’s basketball was reached Friday night for Burlington Notre Dame, Kollin Alfred recorded his 100th coaching win in his teams 96-42 win over New London.


The MPHS JV girls team Friday against Fort Madison lost  32-26

Top scorers:

Carolyn Lutovsky  8

Bailey Johnson  6

Sarah Moffett  6

Rylee Amos  3

Saturday the JV won  against West Burlington 48-22

Top Scorers:

Sarah Moffett 10

Brianna Shelman 8

Bailey Johnson 5

The MPHS freshman team beat Ft. Madison Friday night45-24.


Ft. Madison exploded for 23 points in the 3rd quarter Friday night to erase a 5 point Mt. Pleasant lead and capture a 51-38 win in the Hound-Dome.  Panthers fell to 1-2 in the Southeast Conference with the loss.

Panthers bounced back Saturday afternoon and beat West Burlington 67-51 in non-conference action.  Dustin Amos had 20 points, Trey Magnani 16 and Zach Mulford 11. 

The MPHS JV boy’s team started the new year 2-0 with wins over Ft. Madison 44-27 Friday and West Burlington 45-42.  Joe Hess led the balanced scoring attack with 8 points, Kincaid Mitchell added 7.  Spencer White and Tyler Ruby each had 4 rebounds and Ben Canby added 4 steals.

Joe Hess led the scoring against West Burlington as well with 11 points and Spencer White and Kolby Raymond had 10 and 7 points respectively.

The MPHS freshman lost Friday night 30-28 at Ft. Madison

Next action for the Panther boys, are home games against Washington Friday January 10th.



The Iowa Wesleyan College women’s basketball team defeated Buena Vista University 86-81 on Saturday at BVU.  Whitney Godden scored 23 points to lead the Tiger scoring. IWC is now 7-2 on the year, they will be hosting Fontbanne University of St. Louis on Tuesday night, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will be broadcasting live beginning at 6 p.m.

IWC men’s basketball fell 86-52 to the University of South Dakota Saturday, led by Murray Schwengels with 13 points. The Tiger men will also host Fontbonne Tuesday, KILJ will be broadcasting that matchup also.



High School wrestling saw Mediapolis go 2-4 in the Clash National Dual Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota Friday and Saturday.  Saturday The Bulldogs beat Woodbury Central 60-18.  They lost to Hononegah 35-16 and Glenbard North 42-31.  Friday the Bulldogs beat 41st nationally ranked West Fargo North Dakota 38-24.  Then ran into #2 ranked Oak Park River Forrest and lost 57-3, 48th ranked Vacaville, California beat Mepo 43-24. 

The West Burlington-Notre Dame-Danville duals were wrestled Friday night with Keokuk coming out the winner 5-0, L&M was 2nd at 4-1.


The 3rd ranked Iowa Hawkeye wrestling team beat 16th ranked Purdue 30-3.

No. 22 Iowa lost its composure, its lead, its coach and ultimately the game at No. 4 Wisconsin.
Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery was ejected with 11:51 left in the game, and the Badgers (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Hawkeyes 75-71 last night at Kohl Center.
With Iowa (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) holding a two-point lead, McCaffery went after game officials during a media timeout. He apparently was arguing a non-call against Gabe Olaseni on the offensive end of the court. Olaseni then was whistled for a foul at the other end. Ben Brust sank all four technical free throws to give Wisconsin its first lead since 3-2.
It was McCaffery’s second ejection as Iowa head coach. He was tossed in December 2011 at Northern Iowa after a pair of technical fouls.


Here is the list of College Bowl Games left to be played, there is only one!  It’s the

BCS National Championship game tonight pitting  Florida State against Auburn in  Pasadena, CA. starting at 7:30 p.m. Iowa time on ESPN.

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