Written by on February 10, 2014 in Sports

Wilton won the Class 1A sectional wrestling tournament at New London Saturday with 259 points, Wapello was 2nd with 150.  New London was 5th with 116 ½ and had 3 district qualifiers, Waco was 7th with 41 points and 1 district qualifier.

Wilton will host a Regional Team Dual meet Tuesday night….Wilton will wrestle Wapello and Lisbon wrestles West Branch in the other semifinal.  Winners will then wrestle to see which team advances to State Team Dual Meet wrestling.

Mediapolis ran away with the class 2A wrestling sectional at Washington with 283 ½ points and 12 wrestlers qualifying for the district.  Washington was 2nd with 206 points.  Columbus Community-Winfield Mt. Union was 3rd with 171 points and 4 wrestlers onto the district.

A Class 2A Regional Team Dual meet will be hosted by Mediapolis Tuesday night, The Bulldogs will wrestle Williamsburg in the semifinal round, Washington will wrestle Mt. Vernon.  The winners will meet in the championship with that winner going to the State Team Dual meet competition in Des Moines Wednesday February 19th.

The 3A Regional Dual team meets will be wrestled Wednesday night, no area teams are involved in that. Class 3A area wrestlers including Mt. Pleasant will wrestle in the district at Burlington on Saturday February 15th, with Bettendorf, Davenport West, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Muscatine, Pleasant Valley and Burlington.


The Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team dropped a road game Saturday at Iowa City West by a score of 62-45.  Kelsi Phipps led the scoring with 14 points, Shelby Allender added 10.  M.P. takes their 13-6 record on the road tonight to play at Ottumwa another 5A school before ending the regular season at home Friday with Washington.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry tonights varsity game live at 7:30 p.m.

The boys team of the two schools will meet tonight also in Panther Gym, we’ll have score updates during our girls broadcast.


Mediapolis won the Southeast Iowa Super conference Super Shootout championship game Saturday night on their home court beating Burlington Notre Dame soundly 89-61.  Andrea Larson scored 26 points and Heidi Hillyard scored 22.


The Mt. Pleasant 6th grade tournament basketball team won the Holy Trinity Catholic tournament by beating the Illinois Shock team 18-16 in overtime.  Isabelle Ashton led the scoring with 6 points and the game winning shot was hit by Lexi Magnani.  Yehy also beat Warsaw, Ill. And Burlington Notre Dame.


The MPHS boys bowling team won the Muscatine Tournament Saturday rolling a 3042, Jordon Meyer rolled a 461 to be high roller.

The Panther girls were 3rd with a 2483, North Scott won the title with 2635.  High roller for M.P. was Chelsea Sammons with a 360. 


The Iowa Wesleyan College women’s basketball team continues to dominate the SLIAC, picking up another conference win by defeating Principia College 57-43 on Saturday.

The Tigers had three score in double figures, led by Whitney Godden’s game-high 20 points (7-of-18).  Godden hit 6-fo-14 from 3 point range, just missing tying the school record of seven 3-pt. field goals in a game.  Godden also pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists in the win.

Lauren Grubb and Stephanie Russak each added 11 points in the win.

The win moves IWC to 15-3 overall and 10-1 in the SLIAC.

The Tigers return to action tonight when they travel to Webster University to make up a game that was previously postponed.


The IWC men’s basketball team picked up an exciting  52-51 win in the closing seconds against Principia College on Saturday.. 

Principia hit a 3-pt FG to take the lead in the closing seconds.  But Principia fouled the Tigers’Marquise Lewis a former Mt. Pleasant Panther, who calmly knocked down the game-winning free-throws to steal the road win for the Tigers.

Taylor led the Tigers with 15 points (5-of-14).  Taylor also pulled down six rebounds.

Duane Lee narrowly missed a double-double, adding eight points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.

The win moves the Tigers to 6-12 overall and 3-8 in the SLIAC.  The Tigers return to action tonight when they travel to Webster University.  Tip-off is set for 8:00pm.


The SCC Blackhawk mens basketball team ranked 16th in the country fell to #1 ranked Indian Hills in Ottumwa Saturday night 84-81.


The Iowa Wesleyan track & field teams had one of the strongest showings in recent school history at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational on Saturday.

The IWC men scored 55 points as a team, while the women’s team tallied 30 points.  Both finished fifth overall in the team standings.

On the men’s side, Jacob Ayers started the day of strong with a second place finish in the 800m run, recording a personal best time of 2:04.69.

Anthony Harris ran strong for the Tigers as well, recording a second place finish in the 55m dash (6.60) and a third place finish in the 400m dash (52.36).  The Tigers took three of the top six spots in the 400m, as Raul Becerril finished 5th with a personal best (52.85) andMichael Klostermann took 6th (53.32).

In the men’s shot put, the Tigers grabbed three of the top eight spots.  Brad Sabel led the way in 5th (11.02), followed by Troy Hallberg in 6th (10.51), and Devin Baldwin in 8th (10.24).

The Tigers’ 4x400m relay of Harris, Becerril, Klostermann, and Ayers closed out the day for the men by taking second (3:32.94).  That time lowers their #2 mark in school history and is just 0.88 seconds off the school record.

On the women’s side, CJ Strother had a phenomenal day, setting personal bests in both of her events.  Strother improved on her #2 mark in school history in the weight throw, throwing 11.36m (37ft. 3in.), placing her 4th in the team scoring.  Strother followed that up by placing second in the team scoring in the shot put, throwing it 10.58m (34ft. 8.5in.).

Marissa Bozik ran strong for the Tigers as well, setting a personal best in the 800m (2:50.03) to take seventh overall.  Bozik followed that up with her first ever 1,000m run, blowing past two competitors in the last lap to take 2nd overall (3:49.02).

Katie Bang finished 5th in the 1,000m run (4:22.89) to score for the Tigers as well.  Bang ran the 800m as well earlier in the day with Bozik, clocking in at 3:12.53 (9th).

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, February 15 when they compete at the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Invitational.

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