Sports May 27, 2011

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MPHS boy’s soccer team fell to Clear Creek Amana 4-1 in the substate semi finals at IMS last night.
Keokuk beat Ft. Madison 2-1 in OT in the other substate semi. Chiefs will go to Clear Creek Amana to play Saturday in the substate final with the winner advancing onto state.

Holy Trinity Catholic boy’s soccer team defeated Danville-New London 6-1 in a class 1A substate semi final. Ben Rector scored 4 goals to lead the Crusaders to their win.
Columbus Community downed Burlington Notre Dame/W. Burlington 2-0.
Columbus and HTC will now play Saturday at noon in West Point to determine who advances to state.

Area girl’s soccer: Holy Trinity Catholic defeated the Keokuk girls soccer team 2-0 and will now advance onto to play Mt. Pleasant Tuesday in the Regional semi finals at Mt. Pleasant.

MPHS girl’s softball team opens up their 2011 season at home with Ottumwa tonight.
Softball from last night: Wapello 7 Pekin 6, Central Lee 13 new London 1, WMU 4 Columbus community 3, Mediapolis 19 L&M 1.
BASEBALL SCORES: Van Buren 8 Fairfield 5, Danville 9 Wapello 3.

The IHSAA has announced the baseball tournament pairings for the summer of 2011.
The Mt. Pleasant Panthers play their district games at home, they open July 15th against Washington at 7 p.m. Ft. Madison plays Keokuk in the other district game at 5 p.m. with those winners meeting July 18th at 7 p.m. in the championship game.
The winner of this district will play the winner of the Centerville district in the substarte at Ottumwa on July 20th at 7 p.m. The teams in that district are the host school, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Fairfield.
2A district action begins July 9th at Wapello with Mediapolis playing Wapello at 7 p.m., Columbus Community plays L&M at 5 p.m. The winners will meet July 12th at Wapello.
At Central Lee on July 9th Van Buren plays W. Burlington at 5 p.m. Central Lee plays Davis County at 7 p.m. winners play July 12th at 7 p.m. The district championship is in Mt. Pleasant July 16th and the substate at Wapello on July 19th. The other district that makes up the substate has North Linn, I.C. Regina, Alburnett, Highland, West liberty, Wilton, Durant and W. Branch.
Class 1A district play has New London playing WMU at IMS at 5 p.m. July 12th, IMS plays Lone Tree at & p.m.. The winners play July 14th at IMS. Burlington Notre Dame will host Holy Trinity Catholic at 7 p.m. on July 12th the early game at that site will be Danville vs Harmony. The winners play July 14th at 7 p.m. The district final will be at IMS July 16th. The substate is July 19th at Muscatine. The others teams involved are: Midland Wyoming, Clinton Prince of Peace, Calamus Wheatland, Lisbon, Bellevue Marquette Catholic, Preston, Andrew and Miles East Central.

The Panther Wrestling Club is going to host a 5K run on June 18th and all area runners are invited to participate. The run will be held at East Lake Park with registration at 8 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. There will be male and female races for pre-high school, high school, post high school to age 34 and age 35 and over. Entry fee is $20, to get signed up contact Rob Lance at 931-1007 or email

Leigha Strong of IWC was named honorable mention All American in softball by the NAIA.

Larry Quick of Aledo, IL will be bringing his infamous 1968
Mustang Fastback Monster Truck Ghost Ryder to the Lee County Speedway on
Saturday, May 28th for the 1st of 2 Eve of Destruction events held at the
County Fairgrounds. Quick will be performing tricks including his acclaimed
Backflip. Also on the card for the Saturday event will be Bus Races, a Roll
Over Competition, Trailer Races, and a Figure 8 Demolition Derby. Gates
Open at 5:00 PM with the first event taking place at 7:00 PM. Tickets can
be purchased at the speedway on Saturday. For more information please visit

Wartburg College senior Brittany Melloy, a Mount Pleasant High
School graduate, earned a berth in the 400 meter hurdles for this
weekend\’s NCAA Division III outdoor track and field Championships.
Melloy, who enters the weekend with the fastest qualifying time in the
nation, seeks repeat outdoor All-American honors after placing fifth last

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

Class 2A Singles – Highest finishers returning from 2010 are Naveen Nath (third) from Des Moines Roosevelt and C.J. Ray (fourth) from Ottumwa. Iowa City, West Kyle Appel (sixth) has also qualified.
Class 2A Doubles – None of the last year’s top eight teams return in tact. Last year’s championship duo of Bettendorf’s Kyle Johnson and David DeSimone were also runner-up in 2009, but both have qualified for the singles competition. Dowling Catholic’s Elliott Baker was on a third place doubles team a year ago and is also competing in singles this spring after being runner-up in singles in 2009. Ames sophomore Alex Qin was on a fourth place doubles unit last year and is also in the singles field. .Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln’s Alex Crowl was fifth in the doubles last year and returns in the singles.
Class 1A Singles – Runner-up Aaron Chalstrom from St. Edmond, Fort Dodge leads the field, along with fourth place finisher Charlie Wilhelm from Grinnell, plus fifth place finisher James McManus of Columbus Catholic, Waterloo; and LeMars’ Mike Ahlers who was seventh.
Class 1A Doubles – Back to defend their title is the team of Michael Goerdt and Alex Brent from Columbus Catholic, Waterloo. The third place team of Derek Thatcher and Thomas Weiss of Maharishi, Fairfield also returns.
Tuesday’s Team Tennis: Qualifying teams: Class 1A – Boone (9-1), Le Mars (14-0), Maharishi, Fairfield (8-1); and Wahlert, Dubuque (13-4). Class 2A – Ames (10-0), Bettendorf (11-1), Iowa City West (16-0), and Valley, WDM (12-1)

Class 1A: Lake Panorama National Resort: 59 players – 8 teams and 11 individuals. Teams – Adair-Casey, Belle Plaine, Bishop Garrigan, Algona; Corning, Grundy Center, Hinton, Newman Catholic, Mason City; and North Tama, Traer. Individuals – Shaan Desai, South O’Brien, Paullina; Tyler Gunderson, Lisbon; Todd Schmidt, AHST, Avoca; Brad Bailey, Treynor; Eric Krull, North Iowa, Buffalo Center; Davis Hackman, Woodbine; Joe Weber, Northern University High, Cedar Falls; Ryan Banwart, West Bend-Mallard; Luke Staudt, Rockford; Trent Lindenman, North Mahaska, New Sharon; and Eric Sikkema, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton.
Defending champion: Bishop Garrigan, Algona won its eighth title (first since 1984) by four strokes over Grundy Center. The Golden Bears return Andrew and Brandon Schiltz plus Eli Marlow.
Others – Newman Catholic, Mason City has five titles with the most recent coming in 2009, and the Knights have two runner-up finishes. Grundy Center is a two time champion and twice a runner-up, including last year. Belle Plaine has a championship and a piar of runner-up fuinishes, while Hinton has taken home the gold trophy once.
Highest Returning Individuals: West Bend-Mallard’s Ryan Banwart tied for third as year ago (155), while Tyler Gunderson of Lisbon; Dalton Olson of Newman Catholic and Eric Krull of North Iowa, Buffalo Center all finished in a tie for fifth at 156. Gunderson was also fifth in 2008. Olson tied for ninth in 2009. Joe Weber of Northern University High, Cedar Falls was ninth at 158.after tying for tenth in 2009
Class 2A: Spring Valley Golf Club, Livermore: 63 players – 9 teams and 9 players. Teams – Albia, Central Lee, Donnellson, Columbus Catholic, Waterloo; Des Moines Christian, Emmetsburg, Forest City; Kuemper Catholic, Carroll; Nashua-Plainfield; and South Hamilton, Jewell. Individuals – Henrik Marklund, Beckman, Dyersville; Justin Kraft, East Sac County; Ryan Sulsberger, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto; Joe Myers, West Fork; Alex Tranbarger, Sumner-Fredericksburg; Hunter Van Veen, PCM, Monroe; Nate Schill, Prairie Valley, Gowrie; Tyler Dick, Notre Dame, Burlington; and Adam McNamara, Wilton.
Defending Champion: Kuemper Catholic, Carroll edged PCM, Monroe by six strokes last year to snag its second tile in succession and third overall. The Knights have also finished runner-up twice. They returns runner-up medalist Nate Molak, Tanner Ludwig who tied for ninth; Kyle Ludwig, who tied for thirteenth and Jacob Buelt. Last year’s third place team Columbus Catholic, Waterloo was 11 strokes back last year and has won six titles (the last in 2004) and three runner-up finishes. They return Mitch Maiers who tied for fifth last spring; Adam Squiers who was ninth in 2009; plus Jack Conway, Andrew Huff and Sean Cavanaugh.
Others – Emmetsburg (2006) is the only other school in the field to have taken a title (2006). The E-Hawks have also finished runner-up once. Forest city and South Hamilton each have one runner-up finish.
Individuals: Top 10 returnees include Nate Molak of Kuemper Catholic, Carroll who tied for runner-up medalist at 154; Mitch Maiers (Columbus Catholic), along with Nate Schill (Prairie Valley) tied for fifth at 155 after being sixth in 2009; and Kuemper Catholic’s Tanner Ludwig tied for 9th at 157.
Class 3A – Ames Golf & Country Club: 63 players – 9 teams and 9 individuals. Teams – Clear Lake, Creston, Decorah, Fairfield, MOC-Floyd Valley, Nevada, Spencer, Washington and Williamsburg. Individuals – Lucas Boyd, Pella; Mitch Tucker, Oskaloosa; Tim Taylor, Iowa Falls-Alden; Nico Casta, Anamosa; Nate Pietz and Andy Fraser, Ballard; Brad Christensen, Carroll; Ryan Gutz, Storm Lake; Zach Hammerberg.
Defending Champion: Ballard who had won four straight did not qualify. They won over Spencer by two stroke and Decorah by three, both of whom are in the field. Spencer is still looking for its first links title after being a three time runner-up, including 2009 and 2010. The Tigers return three time place winner Jay Monahan, Zach Carlson and Sam Deloss from last year’s squad. Decorah won in 1968. The Vikings also return three from a year ago – Nick Nelson, Sam Lewey and Maynard Newhouse. In this year’s field is five time champion Clear Lake who was fourth, 14 shots back last spring. They also return three from last year’s team – fourth place finisher Luke Monson, Brent Tarr and Chase Duesenberg. The most recent titles for the Lions was a “Trifecta” in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The school also has five second place finishes, most recently in 2008.
Individuals: Four Of top 10 returns: Spencer’s Jay Monahan (152) tied for runner-up medalist last spring two shots behind Ballard’s Devin Leland. He is shooting for a fourth straight top five finish He tied for fifth in 2008 after taking third in 2009. Clear Lake’s Luke Monson (156) was fourth last spring; Jake Crowley of Nevada tied for fifth at 158 and leads a senior dominated team; and Pella’s Lucas Boyd tied for 8th at 160

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