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Maharishi School boys varsity basketball team played their most impressive match of the year as they roll over Harmony 68-45 in the first round of the state 1A districts.

TIn their third match-up of the year with each team with a 1 point victory, Maharishi School wins the most important one (first round of the state tournament) 68-45!  After Harmony scored the first basket, the Pioneers went on a 16-0 run, leading to a 22-5 1st quarter lead.  The Pioneers stretched the lead to 39-16 by half-time on 60% shooting with 7 players scoring.  At half-time Coach Haas told his players, "Start with the same intensity as if this game was just beginning".  The Pioneers responded, allowing the Comets to only get as close as 18 points at 55-37.  After the game Coach Haas said, "This was a team victory!"
   Pasha Bousquet lead the scoring with 18 points on 9 for 10 shooting and John DeAngelis with 16..  The balance scoring also included Josh Posner with 8, Derek Thatcher 7 and Joseph Gelfand with 6. 
Thatcher lead the rebounding with 8 and Bousquet and Jordan Stakland with 5 each.  In Bousquet best game of the year, he also had 5 steals along with tieing teammate Posner with a mgame high 5 asssists each. 
    Next up will be a game at #!1 seed Holy Trinity on Thursday at 7 pm.

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Maharishi School girl's varsity basketball team defeated Wapello 44-26 in the Southeast Super Conference Shootout on Saturday

The Maharishi School girls basketball team rolled past Wapello 42-26 Saturday night at Fairfield. Sophia Blitz provided 11 points and 6 rebounds. Rose Hoffman racked up 8 points, 3 steals and 2 assists. Shana Silverman scored 8. Katie Dinkel had 7 points and 3 steals. Holly Armstrong came through with 6 boards, 4 points and 2 blocks. Nofiya Denbaum added 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 points. The first win of the season by Maharishi School helped the South Division sweep the North in all 10 games of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Shootout Saturday.

The District playoffs start on Thursday February 12th as the Pioneers take on 6th ranked New London. Game time is 7:00pm at New London. A pep rally for the girls will be held at 11:45am in the girl's school lobby on Thursday.

 

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Pioneers defeated Harmony 43-42 in Boys Varsity basketball on Friday night. It was a game that went down to the wire with a DeAngelis 2-pionter with 30 seconds to play followed by superb pioneer defense to seal the victory. The Fresh/Soph boys also came through with a 34-31 win.

MSAE Boys Basketball Team Nips Harmony Maharishi School topped Harmony 43-42 in boys basketball Friday. John DeAngelis totaled 19 points and 6 rebounds. Jordan Stakland scored 8. Derek Thatcher provided 5 points, 4 boards and 3 steals. Pasha Bousquet contributed 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. The Pioneers then lost a 74-51 home game with Eddyville-Blakesburg Saturday. Joseph Gelfand came through with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Jay Stewart and Stakland each scored 8. Josh Posner racked up 6 points and 4 assists. DeAngelis scored 6. Thatcher grabbed 6 boards. Bousquet chipped in 5 points and 4 assists.

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Pioneers have a full schedule this week as school is back in session after the holiday break. This includes three home basketball dates. Tuesday Danville is in town, Friday it is Harmony and Saturday we have Eddyville-Blakesburg for the first time ever.

There have been a number of cancellations due to the snowy and icey weather conditions. Please check the basketball schedule to the left for the rescheduled dates. As of now all postponed games have been rescheduled for January. Please note that tonight January 5th, the Pioneers are at Van Buren with girls at 6:00pm and the boys at 7:30 pm.

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The girls varsity basketball team began their season at Harmony on Tuesday night.

Harmony won a close game on Tuesday 49-45.

Game Report

 

The Boys Basketball team played at the English Valley Jamboree on Monday night but lost a close one to North English 23-20. This was the first time playing together in a game for this group of boys. The only starter from last year was Josh Posner and he is still recovering from ankle surgery. There were some excellent positives. John DeAngelis had a very active game offensively and defensively, was the top rebounder and scorer with 7 points. Josh and and Pasha both had 5 points on a three and a two. Joseph had a nice outside basket on a fine pass from Jordan.
First regular season game for the boys will be Tuesday at Holy Trinity. Girls start at 6:00pm followed by the boys.

The Girls team lost an exciting match against Regina on Friday night (36-29) at the Mid Prairie Jamboree. The pioneers were a little shaky at the start and fell behind 13-1, but made a stunning comeback and closed the gap to 29-26 with a minute remaining. (only 2 quarters are played at a jamboree)

Please note that the varsity schedules are now posted.

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The girls varsity volleyball team came back from a 12-6 deficit to beat Danville 15-13 in a very exciting 5 game match.

The Pioneers defeated Danville 22-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 15-13 in a Super Conference South division match up. The pioneers needed to come back in both the 4th and 5th games to steal the victory. Maharishi School which tends to play defensively really stepped up their offense to display the level of volleyball that they will have to play to progress in the play-offs which begins on Wednesday October 22nd vs Cardinal at Eldon. The JV volleyball team also showed what they were capable of with impressive wins over West Burlington and Holy Trinity. The win over Holy Trinity was the first volleyball win over the perennial powerhouse in over 6 years.

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The boys varsity soccer team has been involved in two very exciting matches in the past week.

The Pioneers have had 5 starters out with injuries yet have played magnificently. Down 3-0 against Cono on Friday they came back and almost tied the game. Peter Arnold and Pash Bouquet had two answered goals in the second half as the Pioneers fell short. The Pioneers had been without their top goalie and two top defenders. This meant that a number of rookies were asked to perform at a high level and although there are some holes in the defence coach Higgins is amazed at the quick progress of his younger players.

The Pioneers lost on Monday at Scattergood but again it was a great effort. The pioneers lost 5-4 in overtime. Maharishi School was up 4-2 after three quarters of the game but ran out of gas. Again the loss of a few key players increased the fatigue factor and this was the difference. Howsoever Coach Higgins has been very pleased and excited with the progress that he is seeing.

The Pioneers next game will be at Cono on September 30th.

The Volleyball schedule is now posted, and soccer will be posted soon.

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The varsity girls volleyball team picked up 3 wins recently. This included division wins over Harmony and Notre Dame and also a non division win over Columbus Junction.

The Pioneer girls volleyball team showed that they are improving rapidly. For the first time in 5 years they were able to take a game from Holy Trinity (state runner-up) and forced them to a 3rd game in their match. The pioneers also gave 3A Fairfield a battle. This took place at the Notre Dame tournament on Saturday. Their winning matches were over Notre Dame, 21-23, 21-18, 15-12. and over Columbus Junction 21-11, 21-12.

The Pioneers next game will be at Van Buren on September 22nd.

The Volleyball schedule is now posted, and soccer will be posted soon.

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The varsity girls volleyball team won their home opener in an exciting 5 game match against Central Lee (2A) taking the final game 15-12

Maharishi School Volleyball team ran into some stiff competition at the Danville tournament on Saturday. The Pioneers started off against 2 state ranked teams (Mediapolis and New London) and although they played well they could not pull off a victory. In the match in the elimination round the Pioneers fell to Danville on the 3rd and deciding game 17-15. The Pioneers had a match point at 15-14 but were not able to close it out.

The girls play Tuesday night in a triangular at home with Holy Trinity and West Burlington.

The Volleyball schedule is now posted, and soccer will be posted soon.

Maharishi School Is a Member of the South East Iowa Super Conference

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Maharishi School is a member of the 20 team Southeast Iowa Super Conference. The conference is made up of two divisions north and south. We are in the southern division. Maharishi School also plays matches against another 20-30 school from around Iowa.

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