Written by John Kuhens
Friday, 22 April 2011
MPHS boys golf team finished 5th at the Washington Invitational with a 345 score. The host Demons won the event shooting 319. Panther scores: Aaron Schleisman 84, Patrick Zielinski 85, Ross Heitmeier 87, Quinn Daniel 89.
MPHS girls tennis team fell to Fairfield at the East Lake Courts 5-3. Winning matches for the Panthers were: Brittany Medina #2 singles, Kirsten Snyder and Brittany Medina #1 doubles, Makayla McClellan and Taylor Beatty #2 doubles.
M.P. boy’s tennis team won at Fairfield 9-0. Panther singles winners: Caleb Zimmerman, Jerad Ruble, Alex Spenner, Jack Bell, Chris Overton, Peirce Lorenz.
Doubles winners: Zimmerman-Lorenze, Mason Nichols and Overton, Ruble and Spenner.
M.P. Panther boys track team won the Ike ryan Eddyville Blakesburg Relays with 167.5 points, ahead of second place Knoxville with 122.5. Mediapolis was 3rd with 91.
Winning events for MPHS: Leonard Wester in the shot put 48’3”, Darian Cotton long jump 21’ ¾” and the 100 meters in 11.3. Tylor Hoyle won the 800 2:02.8. Brandon Moorman high hurdles 14.8, Tommy Thorne 400 meter hurdles 58.2. 4×100 relay 43.80 Demetrius Goode, Moorman, Tanner Courtney and Cotton. 4×800 relay with Donnie Johnson, Eric Hahn, Justis Wellington and Hoyle.
M.P. girls track team finished 3rd at the Washington Relays with 103 points, The host Demons won the team title. Panther firsts: Hannah Weber won the 3,000 11:48.91, Kaitlyn Jones 400 hurdles 70.08, 4×200 relay 1:53.98 and sprint medley 1:59.39.
The Winfield Mt. Union Invitational girls and boys track meet was run on the maple Leaf track. West Burlington Notre Dame won the girls division with 119 points ahead of second place WMU with 119. WMU won the boys division with 121 points ahead of second place Waco with 92.
IWC’s Melanie McCreight finished 8th in the Midwest Collegiate conference heptathlon event held in Des Moines Wednesday and Thursday. Melanie scored 3399 points, the winner was Rachel Luehrs of St. Ambrose with 4230 points.
IGHSAU Soccer Rankings: Only one team in S.E. Iowa is ranked, Burlington Notre Dame is ranked #15 in Class 1A, #1 is Union High School. Class 2A is topped by C.R. Xavier. 3A #1 ranking belongs to Valley of West Des Moines.
The Iowa boys soccer rankings have Holy Trinity Catholic ranked #2 in class 1A with Iowa City Regina #1, Burlington Notre Dame is 4th, Iowa Mennonite is 7th.
Class 2A has Cedar Rapids Xavier #1 and class 3A has West Des Moines Valley #1.
Activities Director at MPHS Bob Jensen has announced some rescheduling of athletic events affected by recent inclement weather.
1)The boys’ tennis meet at Holy Trinity on Monday, April 25th will be at 3:30 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m.
2)The boys’ tennis meet postponed on April 15th vs. Holy Trinity has been rescheduled for May 2nd at Mt. Pleasant at East Lake Park at 4:00 p.m.
3)The varsity girls’ soccer game that was postponed on April 19th at Holy Trinity has been rescheduled for May 9th at Holy Trinity at 5:00 p.m.
The IWC softball team fell to William Penn University 10-0 in (5 inn.) in the first game.
The second game of doubleheader was rained out, IWC is now 11-31 overall, 7-12 in MCC.
Josh Sturges (Sr.-Murray, Utah) and Jay Olson (Jr.-Agency, Iowa) had three hits each and Derek Zander (Sr.-Colorado Springs, Colo.) delivered another effective outing as the Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team continued to roll in the Midwest Collegiate Conference, defeating Clarke University 12-4 in a nine-inning game Thursday.
The Tigers won their eighth straight game and improved to 15-6 in the MCC and 27-18 overall. IWC also maintained its lead in the conference standings, remaining 1 1/2 games ahead of Waldorf College and two games up on Grand View University after Waldorf defeated Viterbo (Wis.) University and Grand View split a doubleheader against St. Ambrose University on Thursday.
The 2011 Iowa Wesleyan College fundamentals camp will be held June 13th thru the 17th at Howe Activity Center. It’s for boys in grades 5-8. Campers will learn offensive and defensive fundamentals and also play in a number of games as well as contests. The camp is headed up by IWC men’s basketball coach Al Magnani, registration is underway now, if interested call 385-6307 or 986-5482.
Major League Baseball today: American League: White Sox @ Detroit, Yankees @ Baltimore, Tampa Bay @ Toronto, K.C. @ Texas, Cleveland @ Minnesota, Boston visits L.A. and Oakland is at Seattle.
National League: Dodgers @ Cubs, Washington @ Pittsburgh, Arizona @ Mets, Colorado @ Florida, Houston @ Milwaukee, Cincinnati @ St. Louis, Philadelphia @ San Diego, Atlanta @ San Francisco.
Mother Nature forced the cancellation of racing
action at 34 Raceway last weekend but the action will come back
Saturday, April 23 with the excitement and anticipation of the Midwest
Open Wheel 410 Outlaw Sprints. Feel the power as the 410 winged
warriors, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Joey Moughan, Donnie Beechler and
more take on the 3/8 high bank of 34 Raceway in their first of two
appearances in 2011.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts, Monster Energy Drink, Pepsi sponsored MOWA
410 Outlaw Sprint Shootout will kick off with a Drivers Meet-n-Greet
at the Burlington O’Reilly’s Auto Part Store from 11:00 am to 1:00
p.m. with a free lunch and Pepsi products. Then head on out to 34
Raceway for some great 410 sprint racing excitement.
The J & J Steel/Ideal Ready Mix IMCA Late Models will be providing
their own ground shaking action along with the Mike’s Auto Parts IMCA
Stock Cars in their first track points races of the year.
Pit gates open 4:00, Grandstands 5:00. Time trials start at 7 p.m.
Pit Pass $25, Grandstand Admission $18 Adults, $15 Seniors &
Students, Kids 10 and under FREE.