Written by John Kuhens
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Weather caused the MPHS girls golf team to postpone their meet at Fairfield yesterday and the MPHS boys tennis team postponed their match with Holy trinity Catholic. Middle School girls track and JV girls and boys track at MPHS was also postponed.
MPHS girl’s soccer team won 3-2 at Washington Monday after having a 10 day layoff. Erin Watt, Holly Long and Florencia Leunis had goals for the Panthers who host Mid Prairie today.
MPHS boy’s soccer team won over Washington 9-0, at halftime it was 4-0. David Litchfield had three goals on the night for the Panthers.
Local sports activities for today: M.P. middle school boys track at Ft. Madison, MPHS girl’s golf at Washington, MPHS girls soccer hosts Mid Prairie, MPHS boys track at Davis County, MPHS girls track at Keokuk, MPHS boys golf at Fairfield, New London Relays being held at Maple Leaf Track in Mt. Pleasant.
The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team wrapped up its first ever outright regular season conference championship in school history by sweeping Waldorf College in a Midwest Collegiate Conference doubleheader Monday afternoon at Community Field.
The Tigers defeated the Warriors by scores of 2-0 and 1-0, with the second game ending after five innings as a light rain finally took its toll on the field. The games were played at the home of the Burlington Bees, a Class A Minor League affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics.
IWC (29-18 overall, 17-6 MCC) won a conference title all for its own for the first time in over 100 years of playing baseball, and one year after the Tigers tied Grand View University for their first-ever shared conference championship. With the win Wesleyan clinched the top seed in next week’s MCC Tournament, and the Tigers will now turn their focus on winning the conference tourney and their first-ever bid to the NAIA National Tournament.
IWC men’s golf team finished 5th at the Mt. Mercy Spring Invitational at Hunters Ridge Course in Marion, Iowa. The Tigers shot a 52 over par score of 340. The host school won the event with an 18 over par 306. Zach Hale tied for 8th in medalist play for the Tigers with a 79 score.
Midwest Collegiate Conference has named their athletes of the week and IWC has had two athletes grab special honors. Jay Olson a junior from Agency, Iowa was named baseball player of the week for hitting .714 with five hits in seven at bats. He also scored seven runs and drove in three.
Emery McGraw a senior from Loveland, Co. was named men’s golfer of the week. He finished 8th at the Wartburg Invitational shooting rounds of 74 and 80 over the par 72 Centennial Oaks course in Waverly.
The IGHSAU has announced the District and Regional golf tournament pairings. The Districts will be played May 16th and the Regionals May 23rd. The top two teams and top five golfers in medalist play will advance onto the Regionals. Top two teams and top five medalists in the Regional advance onto state. The Mt. Pleasant Panthers will play their District at the Washington Golf and Country club against the host school, as well as: Clear Creek Amana, Grinnell, Fairfield, Keokuk, and Williamsburg. The Regional will be played at Fawn Creek Country Club in Anamosa.
2A District golf will be played at Indian Hills Golf and Country Club at Wapello. Central Lee, Columbus Community, Davis county, L&M, Mediapolis, Notre Dame-W. Burlington, Van Buren and Wapello will be there competing. The Regional will be played at the West Liberty Golf and Country Club.
Class 1A District action will be played at Deerwood Golf Club in New London with Danville, English Valleys, Holy Trinity Catholic, Iowa Mennonite, Keota, Lone Tree, New London, Sigourney, Waco and WMU. The Regional will be at the Belle Plaine Country Club.
STATE Golf Tournaments will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31-June 1
THE STATE TOURNAMENT SITES:
River Valley Golf Course, Adel (3A-4A)
Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny (1A-2A)
Major League Baseball today: American League: Boston @ Baltimore, Chicago @ New York, Kansas City @ Cleveland, Seattle @ Detroit, Toronto @ Texas, Tampa Bay @ Minnesota, Oakland @ L.A.
National League: New York @ Washington, San Francisco @ Pittsburgh, L.A. @ Florida, Colorado @ Chicago, St. Louis @ Houston, Cincinnati @ Milwaukee, Philadelphia @ Arizona, Atlanta @ San Diego.
Drake relays qualifiers from the KILJ listening area: GIRLS: MPHS girls will run in the 4×100 and shuttle hurdle relays, Tayo Ajose of Mediapolis in the high jump and the Bullettes 4×100 relay. Heaven Chandler of Columbus Community in the long jump, 100 meter hurdles and 100 meter dash.
BOYS: MPHS will have Brandon Moorman and Court Andrew in the 110 high hurdles, Leonard Wester in the shot put and discus, also the 4×800, 4×100 and medley relays will run. Wes Atkinson of WMU in the 110 high hurdles, Mediapolis and Central Lee will run in the 4×100 relay. High school events will be held on Friday and Saturday.
The 2011 season at CJ Speedway in Columbus
Junction, Iowa will kick off on Friday, April 29 for the first point
races of the year. Promoters, Brian and Amanda Tipps and Don and
Sharon Wood, have released the upcoming schedule of events for 2011
and the season will see some changes with two new divisions being
added to the program.
Besides the return of the IMCA Stock Cars, Modifieds, and Mod Lites,
the 4 Cylinders will now be sanctioned as IMCA. Also added throughout
different dates this season will be IMCA Type Late Models and USRA/
IMCA type 9 to 1 Hobby Stocks.
Special races scheduled throughout the year will include the Ideal
Ready Mix Sprint Invaders on May 27, the Vintage Club will take to the
track on May 28, July 23 and Aug. 20 and Wapello Auto Parts 3rd Annual
Fire Cracker 25 featuring a 25 lap IMCA Stock Car feature will be held
July 1st. The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series will return to CJ
Speedway on Thursday, July 28th.
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.