The MPHS softball team plays at New London tonight and the Panther baseball team is making up a conference double header at Fairfield.
Area softball scores: W. Burlington-Notre Dame won twice over New London 8-2 and 6-1, Waco twice over WMU 7-2 and 9-7, Van Buren 11 Holy Trinity 6, Wapello 4 Mediapolis 3, Highland 4 L-M 0, #8 Pekin 6 Wapello 0.
Area baseball scores: New London 6 W. Burlington 4,Burlington Notre Dame 11 Harmony 1, Van Buren twice over Holy Trinity Catholic 7-0 and 11-0, Wapello swept WMU/WACO 15-1, 6-2, Highland twice over Mediapolis 8-0, 6-5.
Henry Krieger-Coble who has been a standout tight end and linebacker for the MPHS football team has committed to play tight end for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Henry is a three sport standout at M.P. he plays baseball where he’ – ‘s batting .438 this summer with 1 homerun, 1 triple, 4 doubles with 9 RBI’ – ‘s. He helped lead the basketball team to a conference championship and 4th place finish at state while making the all tournament team.
The IWC football team is going to start out the home portion of their schedule in a bowl game and hopefully will end their season involved in the NAIA football playoffs. The Tigers will play their first home game under new head coach Kent Anderson hosting Coe College of Cedar Rapids on Bob Evans Field at 6pm in a game that has been tabbed as the Old Threshers Bowl to coincide with the 60th annual Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Reunion going on during the Labor Day Weekend. The game will be sponsored by Old Threshers and will provide the winner with a trophy and lots of other fun activities. So plan to take a break from threshing and attend the Old Threshers Bowl.
Iowa Wesleyan College track and field sprinter Nigel Talton (Fort Valley, Ga.) will be competing in the Junior National Championships in the 100 meters as part of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in Des Moines. Talton will run in the 100 on Thursday, with preliminary heats beginning at 12:30pm and the finals at 2:30pm The Junior Nationals are part of the USA national championships, which will be contested June 23-27 at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University. The Junior Nationals is open to Americans age 19 and under who have met qualifying standards for respective events. Contestants in the 100 meters must have run a time of 10.65 or better to qualify. Talton met the standard on May 1 at the University of Dubuque Open when he ran the 100 in a personal best and IWC school record 10.65. Talton recently completed his freshman year at Wesleyan, where he already has become one of the most accomplished sprinters in school history. He won the Midwest Collegiate Conference outdoor championship in the 100 and qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in both the 100 and 200 meters, including a 14th place finish in the 100. An estimated 1,800 athletes are expected to be competing at the national championships, including more than 90 Olympians.
Former Mid-Prairie track star Aaron Stockstell, who owns the third-fastest 800-meter time at the University of Alabama, will transfer to the University of Northern Iowa. “A couple of our coaches (at Alabama) are retiring after the season, and that gave me a lot of thoughts about UNI,” Stockstell said Monday afternoon. “I’ – ‘ll be closer to my mom, and I think it will be more enjoyable and more peaceful to be closer to home. Stockstell, who has two years left of eligibility, ran the 800 in 1:49.79 at Alabama. He was an 11-time state champion at Mid-Prairie.
The Kansas City Royals fell to the Washington Nationals 4-3 in our nations Capital last night. Same two teams play today on KILJ AM 1130, at 3:00.
The Dawg Tourney is going to be held July 10th at the Wellman Golf Course, it’ – ‘s a 3 person flighted best shot golf tourney played in memory of Brian Mattocks. Entry fee is $30 per person, lunch is included. Play begins at 11 a.m.
MPCHS Coaches are holding “Cat Quick” workouts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week this summer for any Mt. Pleasant Community Middle School or High School students that would like to attend. These workouts will improve the student’ – ‘s speed, agility, and strength. The workouts begin at 6:30 a.m. and are done by 7:50 a.m. All athletes going into 7th grade through 12th grade are encouraged to attend. The group will be divided into middle school and high school levels. There is no cost for this program. Remember the other schools are doing it so you need to do it better PANTHERS!!!!!!!!
A Southeast Iowa Track and Field Camp for area students in 4th – 10th grades will be held July 5th – 9th at the Maple Leaf Athletic Complex. Current and former athletes and coaches from MPCHS will give participants instructional techniques in sprint events, hurdles, distance events, field events, and relays. Cost of the camp is $30. A camp t-shirt, camper evaluation, camp photo, and individual photo will all be included. For questions, more information, or to sign up, call Scot Lamm at 931-3129, or 385-4624.