The Mt. Pleasant High School girls track team will open up their indoor season tonight running in the Washington Invitational at the University of Iowa indoor facility. The MPHS boy’s team will run indoors Thursday.
Ft. Madison High School boy’s basketball team last appeared in the State Tournament in 1976, they will not return in 2014 as Grinnell High School defeated the Bloodhounds 62-58 in the 3A Substate Championship played at Iowa City West Monday night. Ft. Madison jumped to a 16-5 1st quarter lead and led at halftime 27-22. In the second half Grinnell grabbed the lead late and denied the Bloodhounds of their first trip to state in 38 years. Joining the Tigers in the 3A field are: Harlan, Central DeWitt, Chariton, Dubuque Wahlert, Humboldt, MOC Floyd Valley and defending state champ Waverly Shell-Rock.
Burlington Notre Dame girls basketball team had a record setting day Monday winning their first round game at the State Tournament 90-50 over Adair-Casey. The 90 total points is a Class 1A State Tournament record, the 37 points scored by the Nikes in the 3rd quarter also sets a Class 1A scoring record for one quarter of play.
Notre Dame advances to the semi finals on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. against Janesville a team that won 58-46 over Rockford. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the game live.
The other 1A semi will be played at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night between Colo-Nesco and Newelll Fonda.
Mediapolis will play their first round game at 5 p.m. today against Williamsburg, KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry that game live.
2A 1st round action began Monday also with Cascade, Hudson and North Linn coming away winners.
The Iowa Wesleyan College softball team lost their season opener to Kings College (PA) 2-1 Monday.
IWC…..6 Hits 1 Run 2 Errors
Kings….3 Hits 2 Runs 0 Errors
Losing Pitcher Jill Leutscher (0-1)
Ashley Stube 2 for 3
Andrea Bury and Haleigh Cowan doubles
IWC plays Cabrini College (PA) and Eastern University (PA) today at 9:30 and 1:30, respectively.
The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team lost their season opener 5-1 to Mount Union (OH) Monday at the Rusmatt Florida Invitational in West Haven, FL.
The Tigers have a doubleheader against Houghton College (NY) today.
BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS – 2013-14
NORTH DIVISION SOUTH DIVISION
1st Team All Conference 1st Team All Conference
Xavior Williams Notre Dame
*Josh Brase Sr Highland *Tom Fitzsimmons Sr Van Buren
*Trenton Gosnel Sr Lone Tree *Jeff Giannettino Jr Notre Dame
*Dallas Nye Sr IMS *Blake Hellweg Jr Holy Trinity
Logan Osborn Sr L-M *Connor Hoelzen Jr Danville
Eli Gingerich So IMS *Garrett Saunders Jr Van Buren
Jovonte Squiers Fr Lone Tree *Mason Speer Jr Danville
Jared Bond Sr Pekin Springer DeRosear Sr West Burlington
Max Fricke Sr Winfield-MU Luis Galle Sr Central Lee
Brody Long Sr Pekin Hunter Peebler Jr Danville
Cade Millikin Sr Pekin Reed Shockley Sr Central Lee
Tanner Smith Sr Van Buren
Player of the Year – Mason Speer – Danville Trenton Gosnell – Lone Tree
Coach of the Year – Ken Lafoon – Danville Ken Hutchinson – Pekin
The MP 8th Grade boys tournament team won their home tournament this past weekend. They beat Washington, Ft Madison, and Cedar Rapids Legacy Elite in the championship. They improved their record to 39-6 on the season.