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Demon’s Fletcher Heads to State Championship at 113

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:45 am

Washington Demon wrestler Fletcher Green has made it to the State Finals at 113 lbs.

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Mid-Prairie Girls Play for State Tonight

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:44 am

The Mid-Prairie girls play the regional final tonight for their chance to make it to the State tournament when they take on the Williamsburg Raiders at Cedar Rapids Prairie.

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State Wrestling Results From Thursday

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Results from the state wrestling tournament from day one.

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Demons Close Regular Season with Grinnell

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon boy’s basketball team will finish up their regular season tonight when they travel to Grinnell.

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Bombs Away! IMS Blasts HLV

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 8:29 am

#11 IMS used hot shooting to get out to an early lead and suffocating defense in the final three quarters to pull away from HLV Thursday night in Kalona, winning their first round district game 85-48. Both teams came out lighting it up from the floor in the first quarter with IMS leading 26-18 after the first eight minutes, thanks to 16 points from Peyton Thompson in the quarter. Thompson, who ended with a game high 25 points and seven three point goals spoke after the game about his and his team’s offensive night.

“We got inside at the beginning of the game a little bit and that helped us out,” Thompson said. “Our team worked the ball around really well in the first quarter, we got a lot of fast break points that helped too, that spread their defense out.”

As a team IMS ended with a dozen three pointers. IMS pulled away in the second quarter putting together a 17-4 run that lasted the entire frame, led by their defense. That run continued into the early part of the third quarter. IMS eclipsed the 35 point margin early in the fourth quarter to enact the continuous clock the rest of the way. After the game IMS Head Coach Dwight Gingerich talked about his team’s effort.

“Second quarter we really bucked down defensively, we did a much better job of playing sticky defense just closing down on the shooters, not allowing them to catch the ball in a position to shoot it,” Gingerich said. “I think over time we were able to wear them down a little bit, we were able to go to our bench and keep guys relatively fresh, and I thought our guys really responded and were able to play well together defensively and on the offensive end the ball movement was very good.”

Two other IMS players joined Thompson in double figures as Cameron Gingerich poured in 18 and Joel Shetler had 10. IMS is now 20-2 on the year and will be in action Tuesday night at home against BGM who was a 64-57 winner over Iowa Valley Thursday night. You can hear all of the action live on AM and FM KCII with the Mercy Services of Kalona Pregame Show at 6:30 and tip off live at 7PM.

State Wrestling Kicks off Today

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:30 am

State wrestling kicks off today, and the Washington and Mid-Prairie wrestlers will have a little weight before they kick things off at 7 P.M. tonight.

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Golden Hawks Roll Lady Raiders

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Another hot start and stellar defensive effort allowed Mid-Prairie to overwhelm visiting CMB in regional semifinal action Wednesday night and post a 59-39 win.

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IMS Starts Post Season Play with HLV on KCII

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The IMS boy’s basketball team kicks off their post season play tonight when they host HLV- Victor.

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Mid-Prairie Hosts CMB in Round Two of Playoffs

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Mid-Prairie girl’s playoff basketball is on KCII tonight as the Golden Hawks will play Collins-Maxwell-Baxter at Mid-Prairie.

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Highland Girls Move on in Post Season

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 8:28 am

The Highland girls pick up a win in the post season, beating Wapello 44-34.

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Washington Hosts Williamsburg in Last Home Game

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon boys finish up their regular season this week with a couple of games, starting with a home stand tonight against Williamsburg.

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Second Half Rally Comes Up Short For Mid-Prairie

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 8:29 am

A slow start doomed the Mid-Prairie boys basketball team as they fell 62-44 Monday night in the first round of district play at Iowa City Regina.

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WMU Boys Defeat Maharishi in First Round

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 8:28 am

The Winfield Mt-Union boys won their first tournament round last night, beating Maharishi 63-35.

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Demon Bowlers Grab All Conference Honors

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon bowling teams bowled in the Southeast Iowa conference meet this weekend, and both earned some individual conference accomplishments.

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Demon Wrestling Sends Two to State

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Demons send two wrestlers to the state tournament, with Fletcher Green at 113 and Tristan Pohren at 120.

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Mid-Prairie Boys Star Playoffs Tonight

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie boy’s basketball team will play their first round of the district playoffs tonight, and it will be a familiar foe.

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Mid-Prairie Wrestling Makes it A Family Affair in Des Moines

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie wrestling team qualified two wrestling brothers for the state tournament in Des Moines during Saturday’s district meet at Solon.

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Mid-Prairie Moves On

Posted: Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 7:05 am

It took a second half comeback Saturday night, but the #13 ranked Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks punched their ticket to the regional semifinals, opening up the post season with a 54-40 win over visiting South Tama.

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Demons Crowned Southeast Conference Champions

Posted: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The story needed one final chapter, a happy ending. Last night the Demon girls made that happen, as they led the whole way in a 54-42 win over Mt. Pleasant to win consecutive Southeast Conference Championships.

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Mid-Prairie Plays First Round of Playoffs Tonight

Posted: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie girls start their post season tonight with South Tama.

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