Written by on April 16, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant defeated Washington in girl’s conference golf at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club 198-224.  Courtney Mabeus was medalist with a 47, Emily Cox shot 49, Elle Schliesman  and Haley Booton 51, Brianne Holtkamp shot 55.


Keokuk defeated MPHS in boy’s golf at Keokuk 171-182.  Medalist was Balke Miller with a 39 for the Chiefs.  M.P. scores:  Quinn Daniel 40, Kylie Miller 44, William Kinney 47,  Kyle Kauffman and Jacob Smith 51, Jordon Phomsouvandara 56.


The MPHS boy’s soccer team rolled over Ft. Madison yesterday 8-0.  Panthers host Burlington Thursday.


The MPHS girl’s tennis match with Keokuk on Monday was postponed due to rain.


Keokuk rolled over the MPHS boys tennis team 9-0 at Keokuk, Panthers managed to win only 1 set.


The Iowa Wesleyan College men’s golf team had a strong showing at the McNaughton Memorial Invitational on Monday held in Jacksonville, Ill.  The Tigers finished in a tie for fourth along with future conference foe Fontbonne University.

The Tigers finished with a team score of 311, as did Fontbonne, while Millikin University took home the team title with a 298.  Monmouth College was second (305) and Elmhurst College finished third (310).

The Tigers were led by Mike Mendoza (Sr.-San Gabriel, CA) who finished in a tie for second, just two strokes off the leader.  Mendoza was even on the day, shooting an impressive 72 for his round.


438 high school seniors across Iowa will be honored Sunday, April

28, 2013, at the Eleventh Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony, held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines

starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Governor’s Office, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm

Bureau Federation, are presenting this recognition program.

The Honorable Governor Terry Branstad and Honorable Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will host the event and address the audience of 2,500-plus.

The seniors being honored were selected by their high schools as the highest academic achievers. Each student

will receive a photo plaque of themselves with Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds and a certificate to

commemorate their achievement. Each student’s most influential teacher will also receive a certificate of appreciation.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

In addition to being recognized as the state’s brightest students, over 99 percent of the group participates in

school activities, with approximately 80 percent participating in at least one interscholastic sport. More than 60

percent plan to pursue their post-secondary education in Iowa.

Henry County students being honored:  Lauren Hillman and Sarah Van Dorin from Mt. Pleasant Community School.  From New London Shannon Sanderson, Klinton Garrett from Waco and Alicia Escher from Winfield Mt. Union.


Busy week of sports activities for Mt. Pleasant spring sports teams.  The MPHS girls track team will host the Panther Relays for girls at 5 p.m. tonight, Thursday the girls will run at the Washington Relays. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys track team will be running at the Mid Prairie Relays tonight, then go to Eddyville for their relay event on Thursday.

The M.P. girls tennis team hosts Fairfield Thursday night. 

The Panther boys tennis team goes to Fairfield Thursday.

The M.P. boys golf team goes to Fairfield Thursday.

The MPHS girls soccer team plays at Holy Trinity Catholic tonight and Burlington Notre Dame Friday.

The M.P. boys soccer team hosts Burlington Thursday.



Iowa Wesleyan College spring sports schedule this week. 

Tuesday, April 16

                5:00 Baseball vs Hannibal LaGrange Here

Wednesday, April 17

                4:00 Softball vs Hannibal LaGrange here

                5:00 Baseball @ Cornell College

Thursday, April 18

                Men’s Golf @ Jacksonville, IL

                Softball @ Knox College 3:00

Saturday, April 20

                Men’s/Women’s Track @ University of Dubuque Open

                Softball @ Cornell College 1:00


Burlington Bees downed Peoria 6-1 on the road Monday and play there again tonight at 6:30 p.m.  Bees are 6-5 on the year so far, two games behind first place Quad Cities.




Brittney Griner was chosen as the #1 pick in the Women’s NBA draft, the 6’8” post player is the second all time scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history while playing for Baylor.

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