The 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant girl’s basketball team lost their Rivalry Saturday game to Cedar Rapids Prairie at the US Cellular Center 54-38. The Hawks took control of the game in the first quarter building a 20-8 lead that the Panthers couldn’t recover from. Leading M.P. in scoring were Taryne Shull and Kelsi Phipps each with 11. Mt. Pleasant only hit 12 field goals while going 12 for 16 at the free throw line. They will take a 7-4 overall record and 4-0 mark in the conference to Fairfield Friday night before hosting 3rd ranked class 3A Mediapolis on Saturday night.
Mt. Pleasant Panthers picked up a very big road win at conference foe Washington Friday night by a ten point 51-41 margin, but the game was much closer than the final score, matter of fact M.P. had to come from behind to win the game after trailing 26-23 at halftime. Hannah Becker led the scoring with 14 points, Kelsi Phipps and Natalie Myers each put in 10.
Washington won the JV game 43-26 and the freshman game 38-25.
JV girl’s basketball scores from Eddyville tournament, Mount Pleasant went 2-0.
Game 1 MP beat Sigourney 29-26
Game 2 MP downed Pella Christian 40-22
Mt. Pleasant boys completed a winning weekend by beating Central Lee 60-45 in Panther Gym. That evens the Panthers won-loss record at 5-5, they will take that record to Centerville Tuesday night for non-conference action.
The MPHS boys won on their home court Friday against Washington 60-48, the Panthers led by 3 at the end of the first quarter and just continued to build their lead as the game went along. Trey Magnani led MPHS with 17 points hitting 3-3 pointers. Zach Mulford added 14, Pat Canby 13 and Dustin Amos 10 points.
The JV team improved to 5-4 overall and 4-0 since Christmas with a win over Washington 67-44 Friday night and a 45-32 win over Central Lee Saturday.
Kolby Raymond led the way in scoring against Washington with 12 points and Beau Parkevich added 11 and added 3 assists.
Pullis led the scoring against Central Lee with 10 points followed by Raymond and Parkevich with 9 and 8 respectively. Ben Canby, McConnell, and Pullis all hauled in 6 rebounds and Spencer White dished out 3 assists.
The MPHS freshman boys lost at Burlington Saturday 59-55, Dshundric Foster scored 14 points and Ryan Moutrie had 14.
Freshman boys host Mid Prairie 6 p.m. at the high school.
Mt. Pleasant wrestlers lost all 5 of their duals at the Linn Mar Duals Saturday. Top ranked class 2A Mediapolis beat the Panthers 72-12, Mt. Vernon beat M.P. 71-6, Cedar Rapids Xavier beat them 47-24, Clinton scored a 78-3 win and Marion rolled over the Panthers 45-22.
Mt. Pleasant swept L&M in bowling Saturday at Iris Bowling Center. The girls won 2509 to 1769. High roller for the Panthers was Tori Roe with a 452.
The boys won 3105 to 2924, high Panther roller was Cameron Sammons with a 424.
Iowa Wesleyan women beat Viterbo in Ruble arena Saturday 76-36, Karla Vietinghoff had 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.
The men hosted Illinois Tech and won 60-44, Murray Schwengels and Will Stephenson each scored 10 points.
Here’s the IWC schedule for the next week of action:
Tuesday, January 14
Women’s Bball: IWC vs. Eureka College – 6:00pm (at Eureka)
Men’s Bball: IWC vs. Eureka College – 8:00pm (at Eureka)
Saturday, January 18
Women’s Bball: IWC vs. Webster University – 1:00pm (at IWC)
Men’s Bball: IWC vs. Webster University – 3:00pm (at IWC)
Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team picked up a quality road win with an 84-74 win at Ohio State.
Iowa women beat Wisconsin 82-65 on the road yesterday.
Iowa wrestlers rolled over Indiana 38-4 Sunday.
Season tickets for the seven home games of the 2014 University of Iowa football team will increase $1 per game for the general public and UI faculty and staff, the UI Athletics Department announced today. The cost of a season ticket for a UI student will not change.
Fans of the Hawkeyes who purchase general public football season tickets will pay $395 in 2014 after having paid $388 in 2013. UI faculty and staff who purchase season tickets will pay $325; this group paid $318 per ticket. The UI last increased the cost of its season football tickets following the 2011 season.
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 graphite 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.