Sports April 27, 2011

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Written by John Kuhens
Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mt. Pleasant finished second at the Keosippi Relays for girls with 267 points, behind champion Burlington with 289. Chloe Haffarnan won the 800 meters in 2:28.91. Panthers won the 4×200 relay in 1:52.93, the 4×800 and sprint medley relay.

The MPHS boys track team won the Davis County Relays with 202 points, the host school was second with 85. Leonard Wester won the shot put 48’8” and the discus 161’3.5”. Darian Cotton won the 100 in 11.2, Scott Hahn won the 800 in 2:01.66, Eric Hahn won the 1600 in a time of 4:44.81, Court Andrew won the 110 highs 15.94, Kendall Porth won the 400 hurdles 60.54. Panthers won the 4×200, 4×800, medley and shuttle hurdle relays.

MPHS girl’s golf team lost to the Demons at Washington 192-208 yesterday. Natalie Booton of M.P. was medalist with a 44 score. Courtney Mabeus shot 53, Morgan Barton 55, Lindsay Dorn 56, Danika Christner 65.

MPHS boy’s golf team finished 5th at the Oskaloosa tournament with a 339 score, Washington won the event with a 311 total. Patrick Zelinsky shot an 80, Kiley Miller 85, Ross Heitmeir 86, Kyle Kauffman and Aaron
Schleisman 88’s, and Quinn Daniel 91.

Keokuk defeated Mt. Pleasant in girls tennis 9-0.
The IGHSAU has announced the Regional Tennis Tournament Assignments. Mt. Pleasant will play in the 1A singles and doubles at the University of Iowa Tennis Center against Camanche, Davenport Assumption, Knoxville, Maquoketa, Mount Vernon, Oskaloosa, Pella and Pella Christian.
Ft. Madison will also host a tennis regional with Albia, Burlington Notre Dame-W. Burlington, Centerville, Davis County, Fairfield, Holy Trinity Catholic, Keokuk and Maharishi.
The regionals will be played May 19th beginning at 9 a.m.

MPHS girl’s soccer hosted Mid Prairie and rolled to a 6-0 win. Holly Long scored 3 goals, Erin Watt added 2. Panthers are now 6-1 and go to Fairfield to play Thursday.

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
River Valley Golf Course, Adel (3A-4A)
Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny (1A-2A)

The most significant changes in weight classes in high
school wrestling in 23 years will take place in the 2011-12 season.
In its April 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis, the
National Federation of State High School
Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee
approved an upward shift of the weight classes,
beginning with the 103-pound class moving to 106
pounds, which resulted in new weights for 10 of
the 14 classes. The changes in weight classes,
along with 17 other rules revisions, were
subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
The 14 weight classes approved by the committee
for 2011-12 are as follows: 106 (pounds), 113,
120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195,
220 and 285. Three middle weight classes – 145,
152 and 160 – were retained, although they are
7-8-9 in order now rather than 8-9-10. The
largest weight class (285 pounds) remains unchanged as well.

Major League Baseball today: American League: Boston at Baltimore, Chicago at new York, Kansas City at Cleveland, Oakland at L.A., Seattle at Detroit, Toronto at Texas, Tampa Bay at Minnesota.
National League: L.A. at Florida, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Colorado at Chicago, Atlanta at San Diego, Philadelphia at Arizona, New York at Washington, San Francisco at Pittsburgh, St. Louis at Houston.

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.

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