Written by John Kuhens
Monday, 16 May 2011
State track qualifiers from the KILJ listening area we will follow at the state meet Thursday thru Saturday: GIRLS: MPHS-Taylor Shull 200 , Chloe Haffarnan 800, Hannah Weber 1500 and 3000, Leslie Taylor 100 meter hurdles and long jump, Kaitlin Jones 400 hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay, 4×100, 4×800, distance medley.
Columbus Community: Heaven Chandler 100, 200, 100 meter hurdles and long jump. Megan Pretz hurdles, shuttle hurdle, 4×800.
Central lee: Katie Hocker 1500 and 3000.
Mediapolis: Sarah Staley 400 hurdles, 4×100, 4×400, sprint medley, Tayo Ajose high jump, distance medley.
New London: Aaren Wright 400, Breanne Dean 400 hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay, 4×400, sprint medley
Danville Cassie Stuflick 1500, 3000, Taylor Bowling hurdles and high jump , distance medley
WMU: shuttle hurdle
WACO: 4×800, Rosemary Skriver high jump.
BOYS: MPHS-Darian Cotton 100, Scott Hahn 400, Donnie Johnson 800, Justis Wellington 1600, Brandon Moorman hurdles, 4×100, 4×400, 4×800, distance medley, shuttle hurdle, Leonard Wester discus and shot put, Brayton Meeker shot put.
Mediapolis: Derrick Slutts 400 and 800, 4×100,4×200, 4×400, 4×800, distance medley, Ethan Gerst discus.
Columbus: James Davisson high jump.
Central Lee: Dakota Kirchner long jump, shuttle hurdle.
New London: Austin Allen 400,
WMU: Wes Atkinson 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump, shuttle hurdle relay, Trent Haines hurdles, Grant Edwards shot put.
Waco: 4×800, shuttle hurdle,
Union (Ky.) College scored six times in the third inning and Iowa Wesleyan College saw its season end, getting eliminated from the NAIA Baseball National Championships Opening Round Kingsport Bracket with a 9-6 loss Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers were unable to make an early lead stand up and then never could come all the way back after Union’s big inning, finishing the season at 35-20. Fourth-seeded IWC finished 2-2 in its first-ever trip to the NAIA Tournament under the current Opening Round format, while #1 seed Union (47-11) advanced to the championship of the bracket to face #2 Faulkner (Ala.) University.
Wesleyan lost to Union for the second time in the tourney, also previously receiving its first loss to the Bulldogs by a 9-4 score on Thursday. The Tigers outhit Union 12-9 in the game but struggled in other areas, allowing eight walks and also committing two errors.
MPHS girl’s golf team played in a triangular at Washington Friday. Demons won with a 182, Panthers 201 and Williamsburg 202. Natalie Booton was medalist with a 42. Morgan Barton had a 51, Courtney Mabeus 52, Danika Christner 56 and Kackenzie Notestein 68.
The district golf tournaments will be played today, Washington hosts the 3A meet that Mt. Pleasant will play in, the regional is next Monday at Anamosa. The 2A district is at Indian Hills with Central Lee, Columbus, Van Buren, Mediapolis and Wapello. The regional is at West Liberty next week.
The 1A district plays at Deerwood with New London, WMU, Waco, Holy Trinity Cathoic and Danville. The regional moves to Belle Plaine on May 23rd.
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)
Boys class 1A Sectional golf saw New London, Holy Trinity Catholic and WMU finish 1-2-3 in on the Deerwood course in New London. Tigers shot 325, Crusaders 355 and Wolves 360. They now play in the district at Pleasant Valley Thursday. The State Meet will be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Course near Panora.
2A golf sectional was won by Central Lee at the Flint hills course in Burlington. Hawks shot 316 and now advance onto the district at Geneva Country Club in Muscatine Friday.
The State Meet will be held at the Spring Valley Course at Livermore.
MPHS girls tennis regional at Maharishi Saturday postponed till today.
The MPHS boys tennis team pre sub state tourney Saturday was postponed till this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., they will host Davis County at the East lake courts at 10 a.m. to try and advance to the sub state.
MPHS girls soccer team won three matches at West Liberty Saturday. M.P. 2 Columbus Community 0, M.P. 3 West Liberty 0, M.P. 2 Clinton 1. Holly Long scored 5 goals on the day.
MPHS boys soccer team downed Burlington Saturday afternoon 2-1 in overtime, Panthers are now 7-6.
The IHSAA has announced the soccer substate pairings. Mt. Pleasant will open 2A play at home on May 23rd at 5 p.m. against Washington. The winner plays Clear Creek Amana at IMS on May 25th. The other half of the substate has Fairfield, Keokuk and Ft. Madison.
The class 1A tournament begins May 23rd with Danville at Central Lee the winner plays Holy Trinity Catholic on May 25th in West Point.
The other half of the tournament has Notre Dame, Columbus Community and Highland.
In the women’s portion of the IIACs, it was a record-setting weekend in regards to points and events. The Knights’ 280-point total eclipsed the previous mark of 279.25, while senior Brittany Melloy (Mount Pleasant), in tough weather conditions, recorded a season’s best and meet mark in the 400 meter hurdles (61.35 seconds). She came back later Saturday to anchor the 4×400 team of sophomore Kendra Kregel (Delhi), senior Jennifer Ganshirt (Dubuque), freshman Karly Cochrane (Mount Vernon) and herself to a 3:50.37 to also set a new meet mark. Melloy’s weekend also included anchoring the inaugural 4×800 meter relay champions of herself, junior Audrey Weidman (Council Bluffs) and freshmen Kalysta Adkins (Earlham) and Cochrane to a thrilling win Friday night.
Due to those three event titles and the 400 meter hurdle record, Melloy was named the conference’s outdoor track and field track Athlete of the Year. It’s the fifth time in program history the Knights have earned an AOY honor.
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.