SPORTS JUNE 29, 2012

Written by on June 29, 2012 in Sports

Washington swept two games from the MPHS softball team on the Demons home field last night 3-2 and 16-8. Jena Stukerjuergen pitched the first game for the Panthers and struck out 6. Hattie Liechty scored the MP run. Second game Sammi Goble pitched and was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and home run, Kelsi smith was 2-4. Panthers just could not come up with timely hitting in either game as they left 8 runners on base in the 1st game and 9 on base in the 2nd game. MPHS goes to the Mt. Vernon Tournament today to play 3 games, Columbus community will also be there.
OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES: Keokuk and Fairfield split a double header with the Trojans winning the opener 9-8, Keokuk took the 2nd game 3-2. West Burlington Notre Dame 9 Danville 1, New London 15 Holy Trinity Catholic 3, Mediapolis 12 Waco 0, Columbus 10 Wapello 7, Lone Tree 2 WMU 0, Highland 12 L&M 3, Central Lee 12 Harmony 0, Burlington swept Davenport Central 10-0 and 11-1.
AREA SOFTBALL TONIGHT: West Burlington-Notre Dame and New London at Mid Prairie Tournament, Central Lee at Ft. Madison, Davis County at Van Buren, L&M at Wapello, WMU at Waco.

Washington swept both games of the baseball double header against Mt. Pleasant in Demon land last night 3-2 in 9 innings and 6-5. Dustin Amos suffered the loss on the mound in the first game relieving Jacob Dilks after 7 innings. Connor Shukll was the losing pitcher in the night cap. Ross Heitmeier had an rbi double in the opener and in the 2nd game Tanner Stutzman, Dustin Amos and Ryan Schenk led the hitting. MP is off till Monday when they host Fairfield.
OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES: W. Burlington 23 Harmony 12, Fairfield split with Keokuk Trojans won the opener 6-2 and Chiefs the night cap 5-4.
AREA BASEBALL TONIGHT: Notre Dame at Van Buren, West Burlington at Danville, Ft. Madison North Scott, Harmony at Central Lee, Highland at L&M, Lone Tree at WMU/WACO, New London at Holy Trinity Catholic, Wapello at Columbus.

The annual Iowa Wesleyan Football Alumni and Friends golf tournament is being held at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club this Saturday, along with the golf there is a reverse raffle that costs only $50 to enter and offers you the opportunity to win $5,000. To sign up for the golf tournament and get entered into the reverse raffle go to
You may also contact Glen Graf at TD&T Financial here Mt. Pleasant for sign up information.

As Iowa’s largest amateur sports festival the Iowa Games offers athletes to be a part of the Olympic-style experience. The Games officially kick off with the Athlete Jamboree and Opening Ceremony to be held east of Iowa State University’s Jack Trice Stadium on Friday, July 13. This event is free and open to the public. This year, country artists The Lost Trailers with special guest Sunny Sweeney will perform for all Iowa Games athletes, coaches and spectators.

Iowa City West basketball star Jeremy Morgan will play at UNI. Morgan picked the Panthers over Iowa State, Creighton, Drake, Weber State, and Rice. The 6″6 shooting guard was first team all-state and helped lead West to the class 4a state title.

Royce White of Iowa State was chosen 16th in the first round by Houston. Former Ames High School standout Harrison Barnes was chosen 7th overall by Golden State. The #1 and #2 picks of the draft were Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis by New Orleans and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist by Charlotte.

Following a rainout of events on June 16, Mother Nature decided to let loose again on 34 Raceway during heat race action last Saturday, June 23 allowing 9 of the 14 heat races to be completed.
So this week (June 30) at 34 Raceway we will try again for the Mike’s Auto Parts and Roberts Tire Center Night $5 Fan Appreciation Night at the races.
Those of you who purchased pit passes and/or grandstand passes will be able to use them this week! (Pit passes can be used anytime between now and the end of the season. GRANDSTAND passes MUST be used this week because of the FREE admission and $5 ticket. Any new fans attending will be rewarded with yet ANOTHER $5 FAN APPRECIATION GRANDSTAND ADMISSION NIGHT!
The program will include IMCA late models, 305 sprints, IMCA stock
cars, modifieds, 4 cylinders and sport mods. Hobby stocks will not be running this week but instead will be racing on July 3 along with the Sprint Invaders, 4 cylinders and mod lites.

The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Department has several programs to sign up for. A sports camp will be held July 2nd thru the 6th, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for K-2. Grades 3 thru 5 have camp 11-12. It will be held at the East Lake Soccer complex, team building in a variety of sports will be taught, cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non residents.
Youth soccer camp will be held July 23rd thru 27th for grades 1st thru 8th. Camp runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and costs $20 for residents and $25 for non residents.
Little Artist camp will be July 19th thru August 9th on Thursdays from 9-9:45 a.m. for ages 3-5 and 10-10:45 a.m. for ages 6-10. Camp will be held at the Civic Center Meeting room. Fee is $20 for residents and $25 non residents. For any of these programs contact the Mt. Pleasant Park and Recreation Department at 220 West Monroe street or call 385-1475.

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