Sports May 17, 2011

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Written by John Kuhens
Tuesday, 17 May 2011

MPHS girls golf team had their season come to a close at the District golf tournament at Washington Monday. Grinnell won the team title with a 386, Washington was second with a 387 score. M.P. was 4th shooting 430. Natalie Booton was low for the Panthers with a 97, Morgan Barton 103, Courtney Mabeus 114, Danika Christner 116, Lindsay Dorn 117 and MacKenzie Notestein 139. The 3A regional will be played Monday at Anamosa.
The 2A District was won by Wapello 401, Davis County was second 457. Mediapolis was 5th 513, Central Lee 8th 612. Medalist was Alyssa Noble of Wapello 90. The 2A Regional is at West Liberty next week.
The 1A sectional played at New London was won by the host school with a 462, Keota was second with a 488. Medalist was Roni Delaney of new London 97 and Michaela Kremer of Waco was runner up also shooting 97. The 1A Regional is at Belle Plaine on May 23rd.

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)

MPHS girls tennis fell in their regional tournament opener against Ft. Madison 5-1, Makayla McClellan won her #2 singles match for the only Panther point. M.P. ends the year with a 2-9 record.

MPHS girls soccer team dropped their match against Clear Creek Amana last night 2-1.

MPHS boy’s tennis defeated Davis County in preliminary substate action in Mt. Pleasant yesterday by a score of 5-2. The Mustangs put up a good fight, but M.P. was able to take 4 singles and
a doubles match to advance. The state rule is after 5 wins the match is over. Eric Hahn and Alex Spenner played well in singles and
Jack Bell and Pierce Lorenz both dug deep and pulled out singles wins also. Hahn and Ruble then continued their strong play in doubles to reach the 5 win mark. Ten team wins matches a school record set in 2001. Panthers will need to get better this week in practice and play well to beat Grinnell in Fairfield Saturday.

Mount Pleasant, Iowa – The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its all-conference honors and Gold Glove team for the 2011 baseball season. Thirty-seven athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches and nine were chosen to the Gold Glove Team.
Iowa Wesleyan senior Jorge Martinez (Tucson, Ariz.) was honored as the MCC Pitcher of the Year. Martinez finished with a 10-1 record this season with a 2.72 earned run average, 70 strikeouts, 19 walks and 63 hits allowed in 82 2/3 innings pitched. He also threw six complete games including four consecutive shutouts during conference play. Martinez led the conference in strikeouts, innings pitched and shutouts, tied for the league lead in wins, and also finished second in opponents’ batting averaged.

Iowa Wesleyan Head Coach Brett Monaghan was honored for the second straight year as MCC Coach of the Year, the sole recipient this year after sharing the award with Yacinich last year. Monaghan led IWC to the MCC regular season and conference tournament championships and a trip to the NAIA Baseball National Tournament. The Tigers won their first-ever outright conference regular season title in school history and posted a 15-game winning streak late in the season.
Midwest Collegiate Baseball All-Conference
MCC Player of the Year: Brady Wathen – Grand View
MCC Pitcher of the Year: Jorge Martinez – Iowa Wesleyan
MCC Coach of the Year: Brett Monaghan – Iowa Wesleyan

2011 Midwest Collegiate Baseball First Team All-Conference

Drew Koeppel (Bartonville, Ill.) – Iowa Wesleyan (1B)
Josh Sturges (Murray, Utah) – Iowa Wesleyan (SS)
Michael Mendoza (San Gabriel, Calif.) – Iowa Wesleyan
Marco Prieto (Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) – Iowa Wesleyan
Starting Pitchers:
Jorge Martinez (Tucson, Ariz.) – Iowa Wesleyan
2011 Midwest Collegiate Honorable Mention All-Conference Baseball Team
Roderick Barcelo (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) – Iowa Wesleyan
Jansel Encarnacion (Azua, Dominican Republic) – Iowa Wesleyan

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.

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.

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.

The Iowa Wesleyan College volleyball program will be hosting a volleyball camp in August for girls entering grades 5-12.
Registrations are now being accepted for separate camps for girls entering grades 5-8 and grades 9-12, both to take place June 20-24 on campus at Ruble Arena in the Howe Student Activity Center. A camp for grades 9-12 will take place from 8-11:30 a.m., with a camp for grades 5-8 from 1-3:30 p.m. The camps will be led by IWC Head Volleyball Coach Jill Blake.
The cost of the camp is $75. All campers will receive a free T-shirt, and prizes will be awarded throughout the camp. Registrations are due by June 13, checks can be made payable to IWC Volleyball Camp and can be sent to:
Iowa Wesleyan Volleyball
601 N. Main St.
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
For more information on the camp contact Coach Blake at (319) 795-3784 or by email at

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