Written by on March 13, 2013 in Sports


Sports programs at Mt. Pleasant Community Schools get a boost from the volunteer efforts of many people who serve as volunteer coaches.  Those people who volunteer must be certified by the state and also pass background checks.  At this weeks school board meeting a number of people were approved to be volunteer coaches.  They are;  Jagdeep Kang and Jordon Bell for boys soccer, Mallory Henderson for girls track,  Lyle Murray for girls and boys track, Jeff Fedler for boys track, Curt Bjork, Marcus Mullin, Korbin Taylor, Nick Maynard and Brandon Harrison for Baseball.


The Burlington Bees annual open house and National Anthem tryouts will take place Saturday March 30th from 1-4 pm at Community Field.  The open house allows fans access to areas of the ball park that are generally off limits to the public.  People wishing to be anthem singers will try out on the field with a live microphone, past anthem singers need not tryout.


The most successful William Penn University men’s basketball season in school history was coming to an end one way or another Tuesday night, but unfortunately it did not culminate in a victory as the Statesmen fell 73-59 to #2 seed Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) in the championship game of the NAIA Division II National Championships.

#1 William Penn had its 20-game winning streak snapped to finish the season at 34-2.  The Wolves improved to 35-3 to claim its first title ever.


Derek Jeter says he will play at shortstop tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies.

It’s the first time in the field for Jeter since ankle surgery last fall. Jeter is scheduled to be out there against the Phillies after two games as the designated hitter.

The game today also marks the spring training debut for Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte.

Jeter went 0 for 2 Monday in his second game at DH since breaking his left ankle in October. He had a single in two at-bats Saturday.


A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling test of endurance.

Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time yesterday.



34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa will kick off the

2013 Racing Season with the Westland Mall/Midwest Performance and Power Car Show and Season Kick Off Party this weekend Saturday, March

16 and Sunday, March 17.

Cars for the 2013 season will fill the mall for race fans to get a sneak peak and to show off their all important sponsors during regular mall hours.

Champion Spark Plug’s $125,000 “Search for a Champion” contest top 15 finalist Donnie Steward of West Burlington will have a booth set up so folks can vote on-site for his chance at $50,000.

Racers will take 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.

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.



Mt. Pleasant Girls  Summer Softball Registration will be held Saturday, March 16th
at Van Allen Gym 9 am – noon
get more information at



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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