MPHS baseball team (11-3)went to W. Burlington (6-5) last night and won a slug fest 22-12. Blake Vandenberg was the winning pitcher. Leading hitters: Joey and Cody Vaughn, henry Krieger-Coble, Korbin taylor, Mason Donnolly and Alex O’ – ‘Donnell all had multiple hits. Tonight the Panthers will try again to go to Fairfield and play a conference double header there at 5:30pm Mt. Pleasant has rescheduled a varsity baseball double header vs. Ft. Madison at Mt. Pleasant for July 6th at 5:30pm
Other baseball scores: Central Lee 4 Danville 3, L-M 4 Keokuk 3, IMS over Wapello twice 9-2 and 10-0.
The MPHS softball team hosts Burlington tonight in nonconference softball at Maple Leaf Filed at 5:30pm Mt. Pleasant has rescheduled a varsity softball double header vs. Ft. Madison at Mt. Pleasant for June 30th at 5:30pm
Area softball scores: Burlington 8 Clinton 1, W. Burlington-N.D. 8 Danville 0, Central Lee 20 Harmony 2, Highland 6 Wapello 0, Lone Tree 11 WMU 1, #10 Pekin 8 Mediapolis 0.
Nigel Talton outstanding freshman sprinter from Iowa Wesleyan College finished 5th in his heat and 17th overall in the 100 meter dash at the Junior National Championships on Jim Duncan Track at Drake Stadium in Des Moines yesterday. Nigel ran a 10.79 time, his best of the season is 10.65.
TheKansas City Royals had yesterday off and tonight start the Interstate 70 series with the St. Louis Cardinals. St, Louis atKansas City tonight on KILJ-AM 1130 airtime is 6:35pm
Fort Madison Community Hospital will host a Coaches Clinic on Saturday, June 26. This free event is open to all area coaches, volunteer or employed, and will take place from 8am-3pm in the FMCH Conference Rooms. Fort Madison Community Hospital is dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of all area student athletes. This clinic is designed to provide area coaches with the tools they need to achieve that goal. The clinic will open with a keynote address from Iowa Wesleyan College’ – ‘s new head coach football Coach, Kent Anderson. Anderson came to IWC with a unique background, having spent the past 15 years as a head coach in Germany. Following Coach Anderson, University of Iowa Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Maxwell will present information on strength and conditioning training for your athletes. Bill Maxwell is in his 14th season with the University of Iowa strength and conditioning staff. He was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC) in May 2009. Laura Merrifield, Registered Dietician from Hy-Vee will share Sports Nutrition information and Jane Wentzien, Director of Rehabilitation Services at FMCH will speak on physical therapy and injury prevention. The symptoms and care of athletes with asthma will be addressed by Registered Respiratory Therapist, Joanne Pratt. Ginger Byers and Megan Pilcher, FMCH Athletic Trainers will share information with participants on dealing with concussions and basic injuries. Optional CPR training will be offered at 3:00pm for coaches needing certification. Coaching Continuing Education Credit will be available for attendees. This clinic is free to all area volunteer and employed coaches. Lunch will be provided. To reserve your spot, contact Katelin Dinwiddie at 319-376-2751.