Written by on January 16, 2014 in Sports

The MPHS wrestling team, fresh off a dual meet win at home Tuesday night against L&M will host Southeast Conference foe Washington.  Tonight’s dual has been labeled as “Pack the Gym Night.”  M.P. has a 1-15 record, the Demons are 16-0 in dual meet action, Fletcher Green is undefeated at 120 pounds for Washington.  Mt. Pleasant has one ranked wrestler Justin Dilks at 220 pounds, he has a perfect 15-0 record.

OTHER AREA WRESTLING:  Burlington at Muscatine, Fairfield at Ft. Madison, New London tonight will host Van Buren, Centerville, Eddyville-Blakesburg and Centerville.  Waco wrestles at Sigourney, Wapello travels to West Liberty.

GIRLS BASKETBALL TONIGHT:  Van Buren at Notre Dame, West Burlington at IMS, Harmony at Moulton-Udell, Lone Tree at Columbus Community.


Due to rescheduled games from earlier in the year the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball games scheduled for 1-24-14 at Mt. Pleasant have been moved to Keokuk on 1-24-14.  The schedule of games is as follows:

Fri.   1/24  JV Girls 4:45 p.m.  Varsity Girls 6:30 p.m.Varsity Boys vs. Keokuk 8 p.m.

                JV Boys/ Freshman Boys vs. Keokuk at Keokuk Cardinal Stritch Gym  4:45


College basketball last night:  SCC Men beat Marshalltown 66-54.  In women’s college action NIACC of Mason City beat SCC 83-70.  West Virginia women beat Iowa State 73-59 in Big 12 action.


In area conference standings for girls and boys athletics.  Mt. Pleasant leads the Southeast Conference girl’s race with a 4-0 mark, Keokuk is 2-1, Washington 1-1, Fairfield 1-3 and Ft. Madison 0-3.  The Southeast Iowa Super Conference North girl’s race is led by #3 ranked  Mediapolis 9-0, WMU is 9-1 and Pekin 9-2.  The Southern Division is led by #2 ranked Burlington Notre Dame at 8-0, Central Lee is 7-0.  Muscatine leads the Mississippi Athletic Conference at 8-0, North Scott is 7-2, Burlington is 0-9.

On the boy’s side Ft. Madison leads the Southeast Conference at 3-0, MPHS is 2-2.  In the Super Conference Northern Division Pekin and IMS are 9-1, Winfield Mt. Union 4-5 and Waco is 3-6.  In the Southern Division Van Buren is 8-1, Danville 7-1, New London is 2-5.  The Mississippi Athletic Conference is topped by North Scott and Bettendorf 7-0, Burlington is 2-5.


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.

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