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M-P and IMS cross country state meet Page 3B SPORTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2005 IMS Soccer tournament results Page 3B SECTION B us to from and stop at heading the showdown Beavers and in the rid- Basketball is testing running a pee in and December grades email Dwight at your inter- November Your child's in your note. call the IMS Cost Check the at www.iamen- for updates Hours M. AT 4:30 : Sunday - 1:00 i: / Calendar - 5:30 to 9:00 7:00 5:30 to 8:30 5th 7th to 8:00 ,CLOSED Volleyball 4-0 2-1 2-1 0-3 0-3 el Concepts vs Concrete 00kills Clinic it0w taking regis- d Winter Soccer il C each Wednes- ' g from Novem includes jug- striking, heading. at the and the fee is - Session. Youngsters lead M-P V-ball team by TIM GROFF The Ka/ona News The lady Golden Hawks of the Mid-Prairie volleyball team have made their way through adversi- ty and straight to the top of their district. Facing disciplinary action, four of the Mid-Prairie starters were benched for a series of games and the Golden Hawks hopes seemed dimmed. With their two remaining starters, Katie Herrington and Hannah Boehmer, the Golden Hawks patched together a hodgepodge of bench and JV players to serve as starters for their district playoffs. The fill-ins have gone far beyond expectations, at times looking like JV and bench players lost in the lights, and at other times responding with the passion of veteran warriors. Filling in the gaps for the Golden Hawk starting line up are freshman middle hitter Carl Brenneman, freshman libero Megan Adams, sopho- more outside hitter Courtney Jenn, junior hitter Stacey Beeler and junior hitter Megan Flynn. "They are doing tremen- dous," said Coach Jennifer Slagel of her young starters, "Basically when our four starters were out we brought the in sophomores and a cou- ple of freshman and they've been tremendous, especially not playing at this level at all, they've done awesome. I'm so proud of them." Jennifer Slagel is in her first year as the coach of the M-P volleyball team and it's a bit of a story how she got there in the first place. continued on page 2B Mid-Prairie starters, #5, Megan Flynn, #5 Katie Herrington, #14, Kelsey Thomann, #12, Cart Brenneman and (right)#10 Courtney Jenn huddle for a moment during action in game three against Medlapolis in Washington,Ttuesday evening November 1. Also starting for the Golden Hawks was Hannah Boehmer (not pictured here) the M-P setter, and Libero, Freshman Megan Adams. The Golden Hawks left it all on the court, but were downed in three games. Above, Megan Adamsand Stacy Beeler eye a serve. Mid-Prairie volleyball falls short of state by TIM GROFF The Ka/ona News They were close fought matches, but Mediapolis strung together the right kind of play at the right times, putting away Mid- Prairie in three games to advance to state. Behind the excellent hit- ting of junior hitter #11, Beth Weber, the Mediapolis Bulldogs overcame the feisty young Golden Hawk squad, taking three tight games, 25- 22, 25-15, and 25-21. Mid-Prairie's defense hffefiUng tough, and at times, the se gleamed brilliantly, with middle hitter Katie Her- rington punching balls into the court and outside hitter Stacy Beeler lining up from the outside. It came down to the front row of Mediapolis, with the Golden Hawks being unable to find a way to stop Weber. continued on page 2B IMS stumbles in regional semi-finals The IMS girls' volleyball team has played all season long with- out a standout player, and with a tightly cohesive team atmos- phere. "We've had a tremendous sea- son and I'm grateful to our sen- iors for setting the tone for us and to our underclassmen who have thrown themselves into the mix and blended in very well," said Coach Dwight Gingerich after their final match of the sea- son, recently against Keota. It was against Keota, who sported some of those standout players that IMS has played without, that coach Gingerich's squad finally found it's match. IMS' outstanding season came to a screeching halt Thursday evening in New Sharon, as 4th- ranked Keota defeated 10th- ranked IMS 3-1, by scores of 25- 19, 18-25, 26-24, 25-15. Keota's one- two punch of Missouri-bound 6'1 middle hitter Julimma Klein and the very athletic outside hitter Hannah Baker, proved to be too much for a scrappy IMS squad that left it all on the floor. Things started out in rocky fashion for IMS as Keota jumped out to a 9-0 lead. Slowly but sure- ly, IMS climbed back into the game and closed to within 20-15 before the Eagles finished with the win in game one. IMS continued the strong play into Game two, gaining confi- dence and taking the win, 25-18, continued on page 2B | n l ii (;olden Hawks soar to post season by TIM GROFF The Ka/ona News ing care of business against the hapless Falcons of Louisa-Mus- catine. Coming into the game with a winless record, the Falcons offered little in the way of resist- ance to Josh Berry and the eager Golden Hawk offense who found their way to the end zone, early While West Liberty and Wilton were playing a tight game to the finish, a 39-36 final with multiple lead changes in the closing min- utes, the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks were at home, busily tak- Darlan Patterson takes an Interception and heads up field. Patter- son, who has been the favorite reclever for M-P passer, Justin Har- land, had two catches and a TD against the Loulsa-Muscatine Fal- cons, to go along with his Interception. and often, decking L-M, 56-0. It was a record night for Josh Berry who accumulated 301 yards on 20 carries, a new M-P record, and five running touch- downs. Oddly enough, Berry's box score was eerily similar to anoth- er star running back, one that played against Mid-Prairie a week before. Nic Peter- son, playing a simultane- ous game in Wilton, accu- mulated 300 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries against West Liberty. Mid-Prairie's high-scor- ing blowout against Louisa- Muscatine and Wilton's edging of conference rivals West Liberty, set the stage for a Mid-Prairie vs. Wilton showdown that will take center stage on Wednesday night, November 2. Coach Pete Cavanagh said it will be a tough game. "It's a good draw," said Cavanagh, "We know them, we're familiar with them." "The bad news is they're playing pretty well offen- sively right now," said Cavanagh, "We had a hard time stopping them two weeks ago. It's going to be a challenge." Mid-Prairie 56, Louisa- Muscatine 0 It was already a helpless case for the Falcons at the close of the first quarter. They had yet to move the chains for a first down and the Golden Hawks were walking all over them. The score was 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, when the Golden Hawks were knocking on the door again. Switching sides didn't help the Falcons at all, they gave up a TD on the first play of the second quarter, allowing Josh Berry to find his way around the corner and into the northwest corner of the end zone to give the Golden Hawks a 21-0 lead. Alex Zimmerman who suc- cumbed to pressure the week before in Wilton and missed two extra point attempts, was once again on automatic. He made all of his eight extra point kicks as Berry put up five TD's and was joined by class mates Seen Waga- mon and Jeremy Kral, as well as junior wide out Darien Patter- son. Jeremy Krars score was the first M-P defensive squad score of the season. Kral scooped up a fumble minutes after Berry scored in the second quarter, and stumbled into the end zone for six points. It was after the Golden Hawks punted the ball back to the Fal- cons after Krars touchdown that the Falcon's finally ground out their first, first down of the game. With their offense finally on the prowl, the Falcons opted to throw a pass into the Golden Hawk red zone when a waiting Darian Patterson, stepped in front of the receiver and inter- cepted the pass. The Golden Hawks moved the ball down the field to the 38-yard line of L-M before turning the ball over on downs with 4:30 left in the game. It took just a minute and a half for the Falcon offense to get mired in a fourth down and punt the ball with 3:00 left on the clock. Twelve seconds latel; the Gold- en Hawks were teeing up the kick again, as a single 58-yard run- ning play by Josh Berry gave the Golden Hawks a 35-0 lead. Darien Patterson then got into the scoring action, taking a Justin Harland strike 29 yards to the end zone half way through the third to give the Golden Hawks a 42-0 lead. Josh Berry had another 42- yard romp late in the third to give the Golden Hawks a 49-0 lead as the clock wound quickly in the third quarter. Seen Wagamon, defensive back and fill in running back, found his way into the end zone with four minutes left in the contest, giving the Hawks their final points of the game, 56-0. Coach Cavanagh congratulat- ed those who scored TD's on the night, "They're guys we've expected to play well and they did." Seen Wagamon carried the ball nine times for 29 yards, seeing more playing time with the ball as the Kos brothers were out for much of the game nursing injuries. Justin Harland passed the ball eight times and made two com- pletions, both to Darien Patter- son and one a 29-yard scoring strike. For the Golden Hawks. it is their second consecutive trip to post season play. Last season they defeated West Burlington 33- 7 in the first round before drop- ping out vs. arc rival Sigourney- Keota.