SPORTS DECEMBER 27, 2012

Written by on December 27, 2012 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant high School girls and boys track teams had several representatives at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Mt. Pleasants Leslie Taylor finished 8th in the high school girls 100 meter hurdle final in a time of 16.11 for the best finish of any Panther athlete.

Keokuk won the Southeast Conference boys tennis tournament at Ft. Madison, the Chiefs scored 22 points, Mt. Pleasant tied with Ft. Madison for 3rd with 10 points. For M.P. Caleb Zimmerman was 3rd, Chase Higginbothom 3rd, Jack Bell 2nd, Kevin Nguyen 3rd, Mathew Zillman 3rd. Doubles place winners: Chase Higginbothom and Caleb Zimmerman 2nd, Jack Bell and Zach Schmitz 3rd, Kevin Nguyen and Allender 3rd.
The Southeast Conference girls tennis tournament was held at Keokuk
Team Scores: Keokuk 23
Fairfield 18
Mt Pleasant 7
Ft Madison 6
MP singles results: Taylor Beatty 3rd, Shelby Barton 4th, Becca Lehman 3rd, Tasha Glover 3rd, Elizabeth Shaw 3rd, Emily Hatfield 4th.
MP doubles results: Taylor Beatty-Shelby Barton 2nd, Becca Lehman-Tasha Glover 3rd, Elizabeth Shaw-Emily Hatfield 4th.

The MPHS girls and boys track teams won the team titles at the 2012 Southeast Conference Track Meet that began on Thursday and finished up on Saturday.
The Panther girls piled up 140 points ahead of second place Fairfield with 106.5.
Two school and conference records were set by the girls. Freshman Kelsi Phipps ran 15.51 in the 100 meter hurdles for a school and conference record. The Panther 4×100 shuttle hurdle team set new conference and school records running a time of 64.98, that was Leslie Taylor, Hannah Becker, Kaitlin Jones and Kelsi Phipps.
The MPHS boys track team won their 7th straight team title with 111.5 points ahead of second place Ft. Madison with 101.

Washington won the boys Southeast Conference golf meet at Keokuk Country Club with a 310, Mt. Pleasant Shot a 334 score for a fourth place finish.

Washington won the Southeast Conference girl’s golf tournament on their home course with a 375 score. Mt. Pleasant was second with a 395 total. Natalie Booton won medalist honors for the third straight year carding an 84.
The MPHS girls golf team finished third as a team and had the medalist golfer at the 3A district golf tournament they hosted . Williamsburg shot 375 to win the tourney and Washington was a close second with a 376 score. MPHS shot 388 for third and Natalie Booton shot an 83 score to be medalist for the tournament.
Natalie Booton, senior golfer for Mt. Pleasant High School qualified for the girl’s state golf tournament at Otter Creek in Ankeny, after she placed fourth shooting an 83in the medalist competition at the 3A golf regional played at Williamsburg . Grinnell won the team title shooting a 332. Natalie wrapped up her high school golf career by finishing in a tie for 26th in medalist competition at the 2012 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union 3a golf championships at the Otter Creek course in Ankeny. Natalie had a two day total of 93-95-188 which is 46 strokes over par. The medalist for the tournament was Jesse Sindlinger of Charles City who had a 79-73-152 total 10 over par. Natalie is now playing College Golf at William Penn University in Oskaloosa along with teammate Lindsay Dorn. In class 2A Wapello finished 6th with a 777 in the team competition that was won by Dyersville Beckman who shot a 688.

Keith Brown (Fr.-Milwaukee, Wis.) won the Midwest Collegiate Conference championship in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, giving Iowa Wesleyan College a champion at the MCC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Ashford University.
Brown won the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.51 seconds, blowing away his nearest competition by a quarter of a second. He set a new MCC outdoor championships record in the event as well as a new IWC school record while also hitting the ‘A’ standard to automatically qualify for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind Brown (Fr.-Milwaukee, Wis.) was eliminated in the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
Overall he finished 12th of 18 hurdlers in the two heats, missing advancement to the finals by three places and .06.
Iowa Wesleyan College Athletic Director Mike Hampton announced that Derek Zander has been named as the Tigers’ new head baseball coach.
Zander took over the head post from Steve Less, Zander was an assistant coach for the Tigers this past season.
The 2012 Iowa High School State Coed Track and Field championships were filled with plenty of excitement and records. 12 records were broken and 1 tied during the three day run and the attendance record was also broken 35,835 people attended.
The MPHS girl’s shuttle hurdle relay team set one of those race records, they ran 64.60 in the shuttle hurdle relay breaking the record they had set in the prelims. Congratulations to Leslie Taylor, Hannah Becker, Kaitlin Jones and Kelsi Phipps. Leslie Taylor also won the Long Jump and 100 Meter Hurdles. Panthers finished sixth in the team race with 37 points.
The MPHS boy’s shuttle hurdle relay team won a state championship with Cole Phillips, Kendall Porth, Tommy Thorne and Brandon Moorman in a 58.24 time. Panther boys team scored 17 points for 16th place.
Cassie Kingery of WMU won the 100 meter hurdles for their first individual title, she’s the daughter of A.K. Kingery former MPHS track standout.
Clear Creek Amana spoiled the Mt. Pleasant High School boy’s soccer teams dream of going to state. The Clippers defeated the Panthers 4-2 at East Lake Park to gain their second straight trip to state.
Micah Alden a senior at New London High School finished fifth in medalist play at the boys 1A state golf meet shooting 83-80-163 total. Tristan Kadel a freshman for the Tigers finished 12th in medalist play with an 88-82-170 score. Medalist honors went to Carson Brown of Don Bosco with a 76-75-151 over the Lake Panorama National Resort Course.
#5 ranked Pella (16-3) rolled over a short handed MPHS girls soccer team 10-0 in the Regional soccer final played at Pella t.
The Panthers were without six starters because of the music trip to the east coast so coach Ed Chabal had to go to the schools hallways to find some fill ins who got to practice with the team 3 times before last nights battle with the Little Dutch. M.P. finished the year 11-9.
Iowa Wesleyan College senior Michael Mendoza (San Gabriel, Calif.) has been named an NAIA Second Team Baseball All-American for the 2012 season

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