Written by on April 3, 2013 in Audio Archive

Mt. Pleasant defeated Centerville in soccer at East lake Park by a score of 5-0.  Goals were scored by:  Megan Myers (2),  Hollie Long, Jasmine Kraff and Hattie Liechty also scored.  Long had 2 assists.  Lauren Hillman was in goal for the Panthers and had 4 saves.


Mt. Pleasant boy’s soccer team defeated Centerville at East Lake Park 3-2 in 2 overtimes.  Bo Vitalie had two goals and Michael Alderson was in goal for the Panthers.


The MPHS girls tennis team won last night on the road, Mt Pleasant   5  Centerville     4.

Winning matches for the Panthers:



                #2  Shelby Barton  (MP) 

               #3  Tasha Glover  (MP) 

               #4  Becca Lehman  (MP) 

               #6  Raeanna Crile  (MP) 



#3  Emily Hatfield and Raeanna Crile  (MP) 


Notes: Becca  Lehman trailed 5-2 before rallying for the win in her match.  Raeanna Crile got her first varsity wins.


The MPHS boy’s tennis team defeated Centerville at East Lake Park 7-2.  Winning singles matches were:  Chase Higginbotham, Zach Schmitz, Tyler Pace and Blake Wickham.  Doubles winners were:  Higginbotham and Schmitz, Matt Zihlman and Pace, Sterling Wickham and Blake Wickham.



The Iowa Wesleyan Softball team defeated Beat MacMurray 6-4 and 8-0 in 5 innings yesterday.

Game 1

Ayla Serrano (3-2) was the winning pitcher allowing 2 hits, both solo home runs, she struck out 9, walked 1.   Leading the Tiger hitting was Tory Beaver 3-4 with a triple,  Sarah Voss 2-4 with a double.


Game 2

Sonja Homles (4-2) was the winning pitcher, her second straight shut out, 5 hits, struck out 6.  Leading the hitting again was Ayla Serrano was  3-4, Tory  Beaver 2-4,  Andrea Bury 2-4  with a double.


IWC now has a record of 9-9. The two wins put head coach Mike Hampton at 1198 wins in 49 seasons.  The Tigers games against Culver Stockton scheduled to be played at home today, may be moved to Thursday as the infield was flooded Monday night as the sprinkling system got activated during the night.


Here is the IWC sports schedule for this week.   

Thursday Baseball @ Graceland @ 3:00 DH

Friday-Men’s golf @ Ashford Invite @ Riverside

Saturday Men’s golf @ Riverside

                   Softball @ Grinnell @ 2;00 and 4;00

                   Men’s/Women’s track @ Ashford Invite, Clinton, IA

Sunday Softball @ Grinnell 11:00 and either 1:00 or 3:00

A new softball coach has been hired at Clear Creek Amana High School, Rachel West who was a standout high school player at Danville and played college ball at Iowa, was hired recently to take over a team that won the state championship in 2011 and finished 3rd last summer.


Iowa won their semi final game in the N.I.T. in New York last night 71-60 over Maryland, led by Devin Marble with 21 points.  Baylor from the Big 12 won the other semi 76-70 over BYU.  The Hawks will battle for the championship Thursday night in the Big Apple at 8 p.m.


The NCAA women’s final four field is set now after Notre Dame beat Duke 87-76 last night and Louisville beat Tennessee 86-78.  Sunday the semi finals will be played in New Orleans with Louisville against California and Notre Dame plays U-Conn.



Men’s NCAA final four Saturday night will feature at 5 p.m. Louisville vs Wichita State, followed by Michigan vs Syracuse.



IMCA Late Model racers will take to the 34 Raceway

 track Saturday, April 6 for the Fifth Annual Slocum 50.  $5,555 will go to the winner of the 50 lap Deery Brothers Summer

The Saturday show will be the 48th Deery event held at West

 Burlington’s 34 Raceway.

Also competing for track points will be the 4 Cylinders.

Pit gates open at 4, grandstand at 5. Adults $15 ($1 of every adult

 grandstand admission will be donated to the Brent Slocum Scholarship

 fund). Seniors & Students $13, Kids 10 and under FREE. Pit pass $30.

For more information



 The new guidelines for pre-season football practices have been explained to Iowa High School Athletic Association member school’s athletic directors and administrators and will go into effect this fall. 

     The new measures incorporate many of the recommendations from research and studies by the medical community relative to the length of practice, the amount of contact in pre-season drills.

     In December, the new regulations were discussed and approved by the Football Playoff Committee, a group representing school administrators and the Iowa Football Coaches Association. The regulations were approved by the Board of Control and in March explained to the Representative Council.

    Specifically, the new regulations during the acclimatization period that effect the state’s 342 programs and 21,200 athletes addresses the following areas:

     (1) There shall be no more than one practice per day.

     (2) A practice is defined as a period of time in which a student participates in physical activity.

     (3) A practice cannot exceed three (3) hours in length. Warm-up, stretching, speed and agility rules, strength training, and cool down are all considered part of a practice.  Optional weight training activities that are available to all students are not considered part of the practice.

     (4) On the first two (2) days of practice helmets and mouth guards may be worn and no activities that require protective equipment shall be done.

     (5) During days three through five (3-5), helmets, mouth guards, and shoulder pads may be worn and contact with blocking sleds, tackling dummies and technique drills for blocking and tackling may begin, but no full contact. Above the waist contact between players focusing on proper tackling and blocking techniques may occur.

     (6) Starting on day six (6), all protective equipment may be worn and full contact drills may begin.

     (7) The first two Sundays during the 14-day acclimatization period shall be days of complete rest (no practice, stretching, conditioning, speed and agility drills, strength training, etc.)

     Todd Tharp, assistant executive director at the IHSAA and the administrator for football noted, “We had great discussions with the football committee and representatives of the coaches association”, he said. “The health and safety of athletes is always everyone’s number one priority and these new measures apply equally to all schools.”

     Several states implemented many of the above measures in 2012.

     Iowa has been among the national leaders in addressing player safety and health issues including being among the first to define illegal helmet contact, heat and hydration issues, and addressing protocol for dealing with possible concussions/head injuries. 

     IN OTHER Board of Control action related to football, four other items were approved effective this fall. They are: (1) The IHSAA and the Football Coaches Association will work jointly to produce a football safety video; (2) Schools are now allowed to have a scrimmage with another school prior to the first legal playing date and after 10 days of practice; (3) In games where the continuous clock is being used the clock will stop for the administration of penalties; and (4) The UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls will be used only for semifinal and championship round contests unless the host school uses the UNI-Dome as their primary home facility.

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