Written by on March 18, 2013 in News

The Mt. Pleasant high School girl’s track team ran at the Central College indoor track meet Saturday and had a successful day.  Their next  meet  is  today at  the  Dickinson  Relays  at the UNI Dome.  The team  will then have  a week  to  prepare  for  the  outdoor  season  at  the Iowa City  High  Invitational  on   Tuesday,  March  26th.  Here are Saturday’s place winners:


1st  Place:     Leslie  Taylor      Long Jump         16’-1”

                    Leslie  Taylor      55  Meter  Hurdles    8.49


2nd  Place:    Chloe  Haffarnan  800  M  run    2:29.41

                    4  x  800  relay  Natalie Ita, Taryne Shull, Natalie Myers, Chloe Haffarnan    10:14.12   (  leading  time  in  3A  so  far  this season)


3rd   Place:    Hannah  Becker    400  Meter dash       63.16


4th  Place:     Hannah  Becker     55 meter Hurdles  8.64

                    Hannah  Becker     High  Jump   5’

                    Mary  Wester         shot            38’


6th  Place:     Grace  Lutovsky    High Jump     4’-10”



The MPHS boy’s varsity track meet competed in an indoor meet at Central College in Pella Friday.  The best performance was by Emmett Wester who threw the shot 50’ 3” for 1st place.


Southeast Conference girl’s basketball all conference selections:

1st team:

Kelsi Phipps and Taryne Shull.  Co-Players of the year Rachel Dunlap Keokuk and Lauren Kimball of Washington.

2nd team: Natalie ita

Honorable mention:

Natalie Myers, Mary Wester, Hannah Becker, Leslie Taylor


Mt. Pleasant Panther senior Faith Pope won the slam dunk competition at the Southeast Iowa All Star games played at Burlington Notre Dame Saturday night.  The South team won the girls game 61-43 and the boys game 78-67.  Cameron Frank of the Panthers also competed in the game. 


The Southeast Conference named their all conference boys basketball teams for this past season.

1st Team

Cameron Frank        Mt. Pleasant             6’3”     Senior

Faith Pope                 Mt. Pleasant             6’6”     Senior


2nd Team

Ryan Hanna              Mt. Pleasant             6’3”     Senior


Conference Co-Player of the Year

Faith Pope                 Mt. Pleasant

Kendall Clark            Keokuk



Honorable Mention

Conner Shull                                      Mt. Pleasant                      5’10”                      Senior

Logan Mulford                  Mt. Pleasant                      6’2”                        Senior

Dalton Conrad                                   Mt. Pleasant                      5’10”                      Senior



All Academic players:

Kyle Kauffman                  Junior

Justin Griffiths                                   Junior

Trey Magnani                                    Junior

Zach Mulford                                     Junior

Tyler Pace                                           Junior

Carson Remick                  Junior

Dalton Conrad                                   Senior

Cameron Frank                 Senior

Ryan Hanna                                        Senior

Brant Shelman                                  Senior


The Iowa Wesleyan College women’s softball team played in a tournament in Kentucky over the weekend, the Tigers lost to West Virginia Tech 9-0 Saturday. Ayla Serrano was the losing pitcher (2-2), she allowed 6 hits, struck out 6 and walked 4. IWC committed 3 errors. Leading the hitting for IWC, Ashley Stube and Ashley Mysliwiec each had singles.  The two games scheduled for Sunday were rained out.


Iowa State has made the men’s big dance in basketball, the Iowa Hawkeye men will be in the N.I.T.  The Cyclones (22-11) will play Notre Dame (25-9) in the first round of the tournament Friday in Dayton, Ohio against Notre Dame.

Iowa will open up N.I.T. action at home against Indiana State Wednesday night at 6. The Sycamores team is coached by Greg Lansing a former Mt. Pleasant resident whose father Dave Lansing was the head boys basketball coach at Mt. Pleasant High School in the early 70’s.  Iowa is (21-12) on the year and Indiana State is (18-14).


The NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held in Des Moines March 21st thru 23rd, Julian Feikert a Keokuk High School graduate who wrestles for Oklahoma State will be in the 141 pound weight class, he was named as an at large selection by the NCAA yesterday and will be one of 33 wrestlers at that weight class. Feikert finished 3rd in the Big 12 conference meet.

Former Columbus Community state champ Matt Mougin a redshirt junior at Northern Illinois will be in the 174 pound weight class he finished 5th in the Mid American Conference Tournament over the weekend.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have 9 wrestlers qualified for the championships and Iowa State has 6 wrestlers qualified.  Northern Iowa has 4 qualifiers.




34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa will kick off the 2013 Racing Season with Racers will taking to the track for a test and tune on Saturday, March 23 with pit gates opening at 12 noon and testing to run from 1 pm – 4 pm. A $15 pit pass will be required but grandstand admission is free and concessions will be open.



34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa will kick off the

2013 Racing Season with the 360 Sprint Invaders IMCA Modified Special on Saturday, March 30 where $1000 will go to the winner of the IMCA Modified feature.

April 6 will be the popular Slocum 50 IMCA Late Model Summer Series with $5000 going to the IMCA Late Model winner.

The MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprints will return to the 3/8 mile with a $3000 to win event on Saturday, April 13.

On Saturday, April 20 you won’t want to miss the Cornbelt/UMP late Model Special with ground shaking thunder as they race for the $4000 to win prize.

The regular points races will begin on Saturday, April 27.



What:  Mt Pleasant Easter Weekend 3 on 3 Tournament

Where:  Mt Pleasant High School, 2104 South Grand Avenue

Who:  3rd-12th grade boys/girls; open-35 & older men/women

When:  March 30th, 2013…$50 per team…max 4 players per team

Contact:  Ronnie Ashton at for more info

Phone:  319-931-2896

Format:  4 team round-robin in each division; guaranteed 3 games

                               Medals awarded to 1st & 2nd place in each division

Send registration to:  Mt Pleasant Tourney Teams    

                                                    1130 South Linden Lane

                                                    Mt Pleasant, Ia, 52641

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