Written by on April 12, 2013 in Sports

The Denny White Relays were run on the Maple Leaf Track Thursday night with West Burlington-Notre Dame winning the “B” Class with 140.5 points ahead of Wapello with 80, WMU 3rd with 78, Waco 5th 72.5, MPHS-JV 9th 32, Danville and New London tied for 10th with 23 points.

The MPHS varsity team won the Class “A” team race with 143.5, Ft. Madison had 123 for second, Mediapolis 3rd 109.5, Centerville 4th 103, Pekin 5th 83, Fairfield was 6th 69 and Washington 7th 35 and Keokuk last with 23.

The Panthers set a stadium record in the shuttle hurdle relay, the defending class 3A state champs ran 59.55 with Cole Phillips, Zach Mulford, Spencer White and Tommy Thorne, Thorne also won the 110 meter high hurdles.  Justin Dunn won the shot put throwing 53 6 ¼, Dunn won the discus with a toss of 151 11 ¾.  The 4×400 relay won with Trey Magnani, Spencer White, Blake Knudsen and Tommy Thorne.


Holly Long scored three goals and Lauren Hillman had 11 saves in goal to lead the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team to a 3-1 win over Keokuk.

The Panther boys beat Keokuk 6-0, Bo Vitale had three goals, Yiannis Steryiannis had 2 goals,  Michael Alderson had the shut out in goal his first of the season.


Mt. Pleasant won a golf triangular at home Thursday shooting 160, Demons had a 170 score and Ft. Madison shot 193.  Kiley Miller shot 36 to be medalist, other panther scores had William Kinney and Quinn Daniel shoot 41’s.  Kyle Kauffman  shot 42, Jacob Smith 43 and Jordon Phomsouvandara 44.


Iowa Wesleyan College had to move their game to the Burlington Rec Plex because of wet grounds. The move paid off as the Tigers beat Purdue North Central 5-2.

Ayla Serrano was the winning pitcher, she struck out 5, allowed 4 hits.   Serrano also led the hitting going 3-4,  with 3 RBI’s.  Jillian Eutscher was 2-3,  Tory Beaver 1-3.  Wesleyans record is now 13-12. The two teams played only 1 game due to cold temperatures.   The two teams will play a double header today at 3:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.

Due to wet fields the Betty Sammons Classic tournament Wesleyan was to host this weekend is canceled.



Mt. Pleasant High School has rescheduled the JV/Varsity girls’ tennis meet that was postponed on March 28th.  It will be played at Burlington Notre Dame at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd.

The Boys Tennis vs. Ft. Madison at MP that was postponed on March 25th due to bad weather has been rescheduled for April 19th at 4:30 p.m.

The girls’ tennis match at Ft. Madison that was postponed on March 25th due to bad weather has been rescheduled for April 19th at 4:30 p.m.

The boys tennis match that was scheduled for April 30th vs Keokuk at MP has been moved to April 29th at MP at 4:30 p.m.

The start time for the girl’s track meet at Washington on Thursday, April 18th, has been changed to 4:15 p.m., instead of 5:00 p.m.

The school has added a boys’ tennis meet.  Mt. Pleasant will play at Burlington Notre Dame at 4:30 p.m. on April 25th.

Mt. Pleasant will be playing V/JV boys’ soccer at 5:00 p.m. at Danville on May 16th instead of April 23rd. Please note the start time


1st Annual Colors of Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk….a fundraiser hosted by the IWC students first college Relay For Life event. 

Sunday, April 14th at East Lake Park.  Registration will begin at 1:30 pm at the East Shelter House and the race will begin at 3:00pm.  If you didn’t pre-register, the registration fee is $20 and can be paid the day of the race.

The color dust is a food grade powder and is safe for human consumption, but you may want to wear eye protection. 

Participants will run or walk through a burst of color along the race course!  Please wear white so that at the end of the race you will show an assortment of colors representing the different types of cancer. 

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society…..your participation can help us create a world with more birthdays.


The IWC Student Relay For Life event will be held on Sunday, April 21st at the IWC campus from 5 – 11pm.  Please help support the students in their first Relay For Life.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

For more information please contact Shari Phipps at 319.931.7251.

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