Written by John Kuhens
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Big day in sports today….Regional/District track in M.P. and Waco. Boys tournament golf M.P. at Osky, Boys tournament tennis at Fairfield, IWC baseball in NAIA tourney in Tennessee.
Athletic events today: Washington at MPHS in girls soccer, MPHS boys soccer at Washington, M.P. girls tennis at Davis County, MPHS girls golf at Fairfield.
MPHS boys tennis team in the sectional at Fairfield.
The IGHSAU and IHSAA Regional and District track assignments will be run tonight around the state to determine the state track meet qualifiers.
Class 3A: MPHS will host the meet, girls and boys teams competing include: Centerville, Clear Creek-Amana, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Solon, Washington.
Class 2A: Eddyville Blakesburg will host the area girls and boys teams: Albia, Cardinal of Eldon, Central Lee, Columbus Community, Davis County, Eddyville Blakesburg, L&M, Mediapolis, PCM Monroe, Pella Christian, Van Buren and West Burlington-Notre Dame.
Class 1A: Waco will host the area girls and boys teams: Calamus-Wheatland, Danville, Harmony, Highland, IMS, Lisbon, Lone Tree, Maharishi, New London, Olin, Pekin, Wapello and WMU.
The big change for this spring is the state meet qualifying for both boys and girls. Here is how it will work.
We will create a preliminary qualifying list using the top 4 place winners in Class 4A, the top 3 place winners in
Class 3A and 2A and the top 2 place winners in Class 1A. We will then look at that list and the 12th place
performance will become the standard for other qualifiers. Any district/regional place winner whose
performance is better than or equal to the 12th place performance on the preliminary list will come onto the list
and others will be eliminated. District/regional champions are automatic qualifiers and will not be removed
from the list, regardless of performance. Ties will be broken using the place of the tied competitors.
qualifiers. There will be no more than 24 qualifiers in any event.
The MPHS boy’s golf team will play their Sectional Golf Tournament at Oskaloosa on the Edmundson Golf Course Thursday May 12th. The Panthers will battle with Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Washington and Oskaloosa. The District qualifiers will advance to play May 20th at the Stone Creek Course hosted by Williamsburg. The State Meet will be held at the Ames Golf and Country Club.
One of the Class 2A sectionals will be held May 13th at the Kalona Golf Course. Teams competing will be Albia, Davis County, Eddyville-Blakesburg, Regina, Van Buren, West Branch, West Liberty and Mid Prairie the host school. Another 2A sectional will be played at Flint Hills in Burlington. Teams competing will be: Central Lee, Columbus Community, Durant, L&M, Mediapolis, Wapello, Wilton and the host school Burlington Notre Dame. The District qualifiers from both Sectionals play at the Geneva Golf course May 20th hosted by Wapello. The State Meet will be held at the Spring Valley Course at Livermore.
Class 1A Sectional will be played at the Deerwood Golf Club New London. Teams competing: Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, IMS, Keota, Lone Tree, Maharishi, Waco, WMU and New London. The District qualifiers will play at Iowa City’s Pleasant Valley Golf Course on Thursday May 19th at 9:30 a.m. The State Meet will be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Course near Panora.
The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team has received its regional matchup for the NAIA Baseball National Championships Opening Round and is headed to Kingsport, Tennessee to open its national tourney play.
The Tigers are the #4 seed in the Kingsport Bracket and will open against fifth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University at 11 a.m. today at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Wesleyan (33-18) overall will open against Mount Vernon Nazarene (30-17), champions of the American Mideast Conference. The Cougars tied for first in the AMC regular season and are making their second straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Last year MVNU finished 1-2 in the opening round to place fourth in its regional bracket.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the pool play schedule for the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship, held May 19-25 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission, in conjunction with the University of Mobile (Ala.), will host the 31st annual event for the first time in Gulf Shores, Ala.
The 32 qualifiers will all play three games in pool play action that spans three days, May 19 – 21.There are eight pools composed of four teams each, with the pool winners advancing to an eight-team double-elimination bracket that will be played out May 23 – 24. There are four fields with four games each day during pool play action. The 2011 champion will be crowned on May 25 from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.
The Iowa Wesleyan Tiger softball team was placed in pool “C” with William Carey of Mississippi, Olivet Nazarene of Illinois and William Woods of Missouri. IWC opens play May 19th at 3 p.m. against William Carey.
Area fifty years old and older golfers are invited to play in the Twin Lakes Golf Club 50 and over tourney Friday May 13th. The 18 hole tournament has a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m. Call Twin Lakes and get signed up today, cost is $20 per person and that includes lunch.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will continue
its’ 2011 racing schedule Friday Night, May 13th at 34 Raceway in
Burlington, IA paying $10,000 to win and $700 to start.
IGHSAU has announced the Class 1A team tennis regionals. On Saturday May 14th the MPHS girls tennis team will play Ft. Madison at Maharishi at 9 a.m. If they win that they would advance to play in the afternoon against the winner of the Maharishi vs Holy Trinity Catholic match.
The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Department has announced several summer sports camps that area youth can register for and attend. Middle School volleyball camp, youth golf for ages 8-14, youth tennis for ages 8-14 and youth soccer for 1st thru 6th grade kids will all be held this summer. Stop by the rec department and sign up or go on line to www.mountpleasantiowa.org for more info. The camps will teach the basics of each sport and team concepts.
The Mt. Pleasant Aquatic Center has announced they will open the pool Monday May 30th, then close during the school week, reopen on June 4th and 5th, then open for the season on June 8th at 1 p.m. Individual pool passes this year are priced at $50, family of five passes are $120 ($5 for each additional family member). Ticket books of ten are $30 and 25 will be $60.
Contact the Rec Department to sign up for swimming lessons and a life guard training class will be held June 9th – 11th for anyone age 15 and over.
“The Mt. Pleasant USBC Association Annual Spring Meeting will be held Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Iris Bowling Center Alley Lounge. All Mt. Pleasant USBC members, both adult and youth, are welcome to attend. Social hour starts at 5 pm, pot luck supper at 6, meeting at 6:30. Elections of President, Sargeant-at-Arms and three Directors will be conducted. Hall of Fame Inductees, Bowler of the Year, and All Star Team will be announced.”
Major League Baseball Schedule. American League: Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Kansas City at New York, Seattle at Baltimore.
National League: St. Louis at Chicago, New York at Colorado, Arizona at San Francisco, L.A. at Pittsburgh, Washington at Atlanta.