Des Moines, here we come...again
They say the third time is a charm. What about the fourth time? How about outstanding? The Mt. Pleasant Panthers will defend their state Class 3A title next week, qualifying for their fourth straight state tournament berth. Mt. Pleasant overcame a sluggish first half to limit Solon to just nine points in the final half en route to a 51-33 triumph in the substate contest at Iowa City West. Mt. Pleasant, 19-5 on the season, earned the sixth seed in the 3A field and tangles with the Waverly Shell-Rock Go-Hawks (20-4) at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. In the photo, the Panthers and their fans celebrate Monday night’s victory and state tourney berth. The Panthers are one of three teams returning from the 2012 3A field.