Written by on April 17, 2013 in Sports

The Panther Relays for girls ran smoothly last night at Maple Leaf Track, Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the large school division with 157 points, MPHS was 2nd with 136, Cedar Rapids Prairie was 3rd with 88.  Mediapolis won the small school title with 115,  Central  Lee 91, Danville  68,WMU 66, Wapello  50, Waco 48, Van Buren  38, WB/ND    32, MPJV    31, Cardinal 22, N London  20.

1st place finishers:  Elaina Conrad won the 1500 in 5:16, 4×800 won in 10:16, Shuttle hurdle Relay Leslie Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Hannah Becker and Kelsi Phipps   Leslie Taylor won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.22, and went 16’4” in the long jump for 1st.


Mt. Pleasant High School boys track team won the Hawk Relays at Mid Prairie with 135 points ahead of Williamsburg and Mid Prairie who tied for second with 74.

Logan Mulford won the high jump at 6’, Justin Dunn won the discus 154’2”, Justin won the shot at 51’2”, Tommy Thorne 1st in the 100 highs 15.36 and the 400 meter hurdles 55.3, the 4×400 relay won with Trey Magani, Spencer White, Blake Knudsen and Tommy Thorne.


Sigourney won the Warriors Relays at Waco with 82 points, Keokuk was a close second with 81.  Waco finished 5th with 61 points, WMU was 9th with 34.


The Mt. Pleasant High School girls soccer team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2-1 overtime win over Holy Trinity Catholic.  Megan Myers scored the Panthers first goal,  Holly Long scored in overtime to get M.P. the win.


The Mt. Pleasant Panther Trap Team hosted a 4-school shoot at the Southeast Iowa Sheet Club in Fairfield this past Saturday.

In the Squad events, Ft. Madison squad 1 took first place with a score of 217 out of 250.

Second place went to Mt. Pleasant Squad  2 with a score of 216 out of 250 and included Trevor Staats, Justin Doscher, Justin Woods, J D Klopfenstein & Sam Kuckes.

In the individual Events, for Boys, Cody Bruggemeyer of Mt. Pleasant took First Place with a score of 47 out of 50.

In the individual events for girls, Mt. Pleasant’s Ashley Hummel; took first place with a score of 44 out of 50.


Iowa Wesleyan College has named Todd Lorensen as the Tigers’ new head men’s basketball coach.

Lorensen comes to the Tigers after serving as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Truman State University over the last two years. 

A native of Monroe, Iowa, Lorensen earned academic all-conference honors while playing at Quincy University before transferring to Grand View University.  At Grand View, he scored more than 1,000 points in his final three seasons of eligibility.  He earned academic all-conference honors three times and was the team’s leader in both scoring and assists in each of his final two seasons.

Lorensen earned his degree from GVU in Business Administration with a certificate in Sports Management.  He earned his Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a Marketing concentration from Bellevue University (Nebraska) in 2009.


Peoria defeated the Burlington Bees in Midwest League action last night in Peoria, those two teams will wrap up the 3 game series tonight at 6:30 p.m.


Long time TV sports play by play personality Pat Summerall died Tuesday morning in Texas of a heart attack at the age of 82.  After playing  in the NFL for 10 years he then spent the rest of his life doing television play by play on football, masters golf and  


     A total of 178 officials are scheduled to receive awards at the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 19th Annual Officials’ Banquet and Recognition Ceremony, Saturday, April 27 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.     The list of honoree includes five officials who each have 50 years of service. Those officials are Jerry L. Courtney of Burlington; Jack Foresman from Cleghorn; Willard Howell of Wapello; Martin Pillers from West Des Moines; and Larry C. Williams of Waverly.

    Thirty-seven individuals will be honored for 35 years of service; 45 others for 25 years and 71 for officiating 15 years. In addition awards will be given to five aspiring new officials and 15 officials will receive a plaque as the NFOA state award winner of official of the year in a particular sport.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Pereira, a former college and NFL official who appears regularly on FOX Sports as a rules analyst.      Following are the officials scheduled to be honored from Southeast Iowa at the April 27 ceremonies.


John Alden       NEW LONDON

Mark Cameron         BURLINGTON


Roger Menke   BONAPARTE

Dean Wm. Sweet     BURLINGTON          


Terry Allison    FAIRFIELD

Ronald E. Anderson WEST BURLINGTON           

50 YEAR HONOREES           

Jerry L. Courtney    BURLINGTON

Willard Howell WAPELLO



Busy week of sports activities for Mt. Pleasant spring sports teams.  The MPHS girls track team Thursday the girls will run at the Washington Relays. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys track team will 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 Burlington Notre Dame Friday.

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



Iowa Wesleyan College spring sports schedule this week. 

Wednesday, April 17

                4:00 Softball vs Hannibal LaGrange here

                5:00 Baseball @ Cornell College

Thursday, April 18

                Softball @ Knox College 3:00

Saturday, April 20

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

                Softball @ Cornell College 1:00

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