Written by on March 5, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS girls track team competed in the Iowa City Indoor meet hosted by Washington.  There were 25+teams ,  most of top 3A  and  4A   schools were there.  This was a  non-scoring meet.

Mt. Pleasant’s best finishes:

 2nd  –      Mary  Wester  shot      38-4 3/4    (new personal record)

3rd –        Kelsi Phipps     60 hurdles    9.49

 4th –       Leslie Taylor    60 hurdles    9.51 

tie  5th-  Hannah Becker and Grace Lutovsky   high jump    4-10

6th      Distance Medley   Leslie Taylor,  Kelsey Phipps, Hannah  Becker,  Chloe Haffarnan  4:38.8   

7th       60 Hurdles     Hannah Becker     9.71


The IWC softball team split in the two games they played Monday in Tucson, Arizona.  They beat Concordia, Minnesota 7-0 in the first game of the day.  Ayla Serrano was the winning pitcher.  Sara Voss led the hitting going 3 for 3 with 5 rbi’s.

In game two they fell to Desalles of Pennsylvania by a score of 3-0, all three runs were unearned.  Losing pitcher Sonja Holmes threw a strong 3 hitter.  The Tigers had just one hit a double by Dayna Bundy.  The Tigers play Desalles again today along with St. Mary’s of Minnesota.


The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team has started the season at the Tucson Invitational in Arizona. The Tigers are 0-3 on the year after two days. 

Monday the Tigers lost two games to Simpson College.  Wesleyan fell 6-4 and 13-9.  


Danville began their state basketball title trek with a class 1A quarterfinal win over Wapsie Valley 78-46 Monday Morning.  The Bears got out of the blocks quickly on offense putting up 20 first quarter points and holding the Warriors to just 6.  Danville at halftime had a 40-19 lead and had two consistent quarters in the second half putting up 19 points in each period.  The Soukup twins led the way again, this time Michael was the leading scorer with 24 points and Steven added a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, Connor Hogberg did his share of scoring too with 17 points.  The 26-0 Bears will now tangle with Storm Lake St. Mary’s Thursday morning at 10:30, St. Mary’s beat Riverside Oakland 73-51 in their quarterfinal.  This will be a rematch of the state championship game of two years ago that was won by the Panthers.  These two schools have had an incredible run the last four years.  They have each lost just 4 games over that time period while winning over 100 games.

KILJ-FM and will carry the game live.



Mt. Pleasant begins defense of their Class 3A state title they won last year when they play Waverly Shellrock tonight in the quarterfinals at 8:15 p.m.  MPHS with tonights game will have played in more state tournament games since 2010 than any other school in the state.  KILJ-FM and will bring you all the action.

Mount Pleasant (19-5)

Tourney History:  1976, 84, 97 (4), 2010 (4), 11 (3), 12 (1) [6 trips-7-7] Also won the 1917 and 1918 titles [6-0] before IHSAA

     took over the tournament.

Coach: Paul Rundquist (231-113, 15 years-2 at Mediapolis and in 13th at Mount Pleasant)

Current Win Streak: 8

Conference & Conference Finish: Champions of the Southeast Conference

Journey to the Tourney:  Defeated Clear Creek-Amana 57-25 and Williamsburg 47-26 in the District Tournament then stopped

   Solon 51-33 in the substate.

Notable: This is the fourth straight trip to the defending champions and they have rebuilt after graduating four starters.

Probable Starters

No. Name Year Ht PPG RPG
04/05 Logan Mulford Sr 6-2 5.8 2.1
20/21 Cameron Frank Sr 6-3 9.7 5.7
22/23 Brant Shelman Sr 6-2 4.5 1.8
30/31 Ryan Hanna Sr 6-3 11.1 3.8
34/35 Faith Pope Sr 6-6 16.2 9.0

Colors: Maroon and Gold

Mascot: Panthers

Did You Know? Coach Rundquist was an All-State athlete in football, basketball and baseball at Maquoketa Valley for his father Gordon, who is currently an assistant at Iowa City, West.


Waverly-Shell Rock (20-4)

Tourney History:  Waverly 1940, 43 (3), 44 (1), 45, 46 (3), 49, 51, 58 (2); W-SR 62, 66, 67, 75, 82 (4), 83, 84, 88, 89, 2003, 06,

        07 (1), 11 (2), 12 [22 appearances, 17-21]

Coach:  Nate Steege (106-37, 6 seasons all at Waverly-Shell Rock

Current Win Streak: 17

Conference & Conference Finish: Champions of the Northeast Iowa Conference

Journey to the Tourney:  Beat Charles City 61-43 and Iowa Falls-Alden 50-39 in the District before downing Clear Lake 65-55

    in the Substate

Notable:  Two of the team’s four losses were to Class 4A teams when they started the season 3-4.

Probable Starters

No. Name Year Ht PPG RPG
1/1 Dan Stensland Jr 5-11 10.1 3.4
2/2 Klinton Carlson Sr 6-8 17.7 7.5
24/24 Jake Velky So 6-0 13.8 3.8
42/42 Drew Demuth Jr 6-1 2.8 1.9
50/50 Sean Westendorf Jr 6-2 7.2 3.1

Colors:  Black & Gold

Mascot:   Go-Hawks

Did You Know? This is their 23rd state tournament trip – third best of all schools, all classes.

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