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Wednesday, February 4 – Local Sports

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 8:21 am

Demon Wrestling
The Demon wrestlers were at Montezuma last night for what was scheduled to be a triangular with Montezuma and Sigourney-Keota, but BGM also showed up so they got three duals in. The Demons beat BGM 46-30 and Montezuma 54-27 and lost to Sigourney-Keota 49-21. Demon Head Coach Brent Van Weelden says some of the wrestlers that did well include Parker Turner at 130, he went 3-0 on the night. He says quaite a few wrestlers were wrestling up last night so they wouldn’t have open weights. Clint Stout was at 145 and he went 2-1, Chris Graf was at 160 and he went 2-1, Tyler Jaspering was 3-0, and at 285 Tyler McDonald was 2-1, he lost to McLaughlin from Sigourney-Keota 4-1. Van Weelden says this closes out their dual seasons and it was big to get the two wins, because that means the Demons end their dual season with a winning record at 9-8, which was a goal of theirs. The Demons wrestle at Sectionals on Saturday at Mediapolis where they will face Columbus, Fairfield, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, and West Burlington.

Mid-Prairie beat Trojans
The Mid Prairie boys basketball team used a first half run to get up on Fairfield and won by 17 points. The Trojans scored the game’s first basket to go up 2-0 but Mid Prairie went on an 18-0 run and led 22-10 at halftime. The Golden Hawks got up 32-15 towards the end of the third and won 46-29. They did it by really spreading the ball around. Abe Kos was the Golden Hawks leading scorer with 10 points, Tanner Miller had 9 and Ryan Gent had 8. Quite a few had 2 points. Dillon Gilpin was Fairfield’s leading scorer with 6.

Other area games
WACO boys basketball team beat Mediapolis last night 57-45. Nathan Shelman scored 18 points and Tad Morrow had 17.

Mepo girls beat WACO 44-30. It was a two point game going into the fourth. For WACO Ashley Brooks had 10 points.


Louisa-Muscatine 41 Highland 31

Pekin 42 Lone Tree 38


Wapello 64 Winfield-Mount Union 60