Today's Local Sports

Prep track and field post season sites released

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 8:15 am

The high school track and field season pretty far off but the state has already released the sites for district/regional meets. The meets are essentially the qualifying meet for state, the boys call it districts and the girls call it regionals.

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Deadline to sign up for adult b-ball league tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 8:12 am

The deadline to register for the Washington Community Y’s adult basketball league is tomorrow. League games will be played Sundays starting January 10th.

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Holiday breaks have been good for Golden Hawk girls

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 8:07 am

The Mid-Prairie girls basketball team is 1-6 at the holiday break, but their head coach says historically the holiday break has been good to them.

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Demon Dash set for April

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 8:05 am

The Demon Dash for Cash is scheduled to be run again this spring. The event aims to raise money for the Washington Community School District.

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IMS fourth and unbeaten at the break

Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 8:16 am

The IMS boys basketball team went into the holiday break undefeated and ranked number four in the state, but even with their success, they are still in the evaluation period. IMS reached the state semifinals last year and ended up third in the state, but lost two key seniors in Jesse Ney and Danny Hershberger. IMS is 6-0 after the first part of the season and Head Coach Dwight Gingerich says they continue to look at improvement and look to figure out exactly what everyone’s role will be. They do return to the court Saturday, the day after New Years, to play Morning Star Academy which is starting up a basketball program. IMS was granted by the state permission to play a 22nd game to help fill Morning Star’s schedule.

Orange Bowl date prompts school sports schedule changes

Posted: Saturday, December 26th, 2009 at 7:56 am

With the Iowa Hawkeyes playing Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl January 5th, several area schools have made adjustments to their activities schedules.

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YMCA adult basketball league forming

Posted: Saturday, December 26th, 2009 at 7:55 am

The Washington Community Y will have an adult basketball league starting up at the beginning of the year and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

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Three area teams in the boys basketball rankings

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 8:20 am

In the latest boys basketball rankings, there are a few area schools included.

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IMS’ Wyse makes Academic All-State

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 8:19 am

An Iowa Mennonite School cross country runner has received an all-state honor. The Cross Country Academic All-State team was recently released and among those on the list is IMS Ben Wyse.

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Golden Hawks end defending state champs win streak

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 8:12 am

The Mid-Prairie boys basketball team went on the road to Solon and snapped the number one Spartans’ 35 game winning streak.

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Keota wins boys game, Sigourney takes the girls game

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 8:09 am

In Keota, the Eagles were hosting Sigourney. In the boys game Keota was hoping to remain unbeaten as it was close in the first quarter

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Golden Hawks head to Solon

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk boys and girls basketball teams head to Solon tonight to face the Spartans.

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Eagles hosting Sigourney tonight

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 8:02 am

There is another rivalry match up tonight as Sigourney boys and girls head to Keota. Keota Boys Head Coach Dan Stout says it should be a good game tonight,

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Wapello beats WMU

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 8:01 am

Last night in Winfield, the Winfield-Mount Union Wolves were hosting Wapello and in the boys game Wapello led throughout starting the fourth quarter with a 56-36 lead. Wapello would win 68-53.

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Demons sweep West Branch

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 8:01 am

The fifteenth ranked Washington Demon girls basketball team went into the holiday break with a dominating performance against West Branch.

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Columbus and IMS split in girl-boy doubleheader

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 8:00 am

The Columbus girls got an exciting win over IMS for the Wildcats first win of the season. Columbus got a free throw from Chelsey Smith with 14-seconds left and Rachel Pierce found Alex Villagrana for a layup with eight seconds left as the Wildcats won 41-38. For Villagrana the last second layup was part 14-points for her in the game. Villagrana also brought down six rebounds. Kelsey Lyon had 9-points and Heaven Chandler had eight points and 4 steals. Emma Yutzy led IMS with 16 points.

The fourth ranked IMS boys outscored Columbus 24-6 in the first quarter on their way to a 75-35 win. Freshman Chance Miller ended up with 18 points hitting four threes. Brant Kapple had 12 and Ethan Gingerich and Peyton Thompson each scored 10. IMS improves to 6-0.

Demon boys win on the road at Keokuk

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 10:48 am

The Washington Demon boys went to Keokuk looking to remain unbeaten and got the win 63-51.

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Demon girls get key conference win

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 10:45 am

The Demon girls were hosting Keokuk a team they lost to last season in the Regional Final for the right to go to state.

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Area Scores for Friday

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 10:36 am

Girls
Durant 43 Mid-Prairie 39
Wapello 33 IMS 32
Lone Tree 62 WACO 54
Belle Plaine 48 Keota 28
Louisa-Muscatine 47 Columbus 30
Pekin 50 Highland 48
Mediapolis 47 Winfield-Mount Union 24

Boys
Mid-Prairie 67-40
IMS 62 Wapello 44
WACO 69 Lone Tree 56
Keota 66 Belle Plaine 41
Louisa-Muscatine 51 Columbus 41
Pekin 93 Highland 62
Mediapolis 55 Winfield-Mount Union 35

Demons and Chiefs have tight dual

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 8:25 am

The Demons wrestled the Keokuk Chiefs to a close dual last night in Keokuk with the Chiefs winning by two points. Keokuk won 42-40, both teams won seven matches but the difference was the Chiefs got seven pins and the Demons got six pins and a major decision. Winning matches for Washington:
125 Zach Walgren pin
135 Tyler Jaspering pin
145 Clint Stout major decision 10-1
152 Travis Shellman pin
160 Joel Vittetoe pin
HWT Tyler McDonald pin
The Demons are headed to a dual tournament at Dike-New Hartford tomorrow where they’ll see five other teams. Demon Head Coach Brent Van Weelden says this will be a nice change from the typical weekend tournament will give them more of a taste of the team aspect of the sport which is something they have been emphasizing.