Written by on April 9, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant finished second in a golf triangular at Burlington Monday, the Grayhounds won on their Flint Hills course with a 196 score and had the medalist Samantha Smith who shot an 8 over 44.  MPHS shot 206 led by Courtney Mabeus with a 49, Elle Schliesman and Haley Booton shot 51, Brianne Holtkamp 55, Emily Cox 57 and Aly Lowe 85.


The MPHS girls tennis team played at Holy Trinity Catholic Monday,

Mt Pleasant defeated Holy Trinity 9-0 to improve their record to a perfect 3-0.


Singles winners:  #1  Taylor Beatty  (MP) 

                #2  Shelby Barton  (MP) 

                #3  Tasha Glover  (MP) 

                #4  Becca Lehman  (MP) 

                #5  Emily Hatfield  (MP) 

                #6  Ashley Whaley  (MP) 

                JV  Raeanna Crile  (MP) 

Winning Doubles Matches:  #1  Beatty/Glover  (MP) 

                 #2  Barton/Lehman  (MP) 

                 #3  Hatfield/Crile  (MP) 

Note:  Ashton Whaley picked up her first career varsity win.


Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team beat Burlington Notre Dame 6-3, and are now 3-1 on the season.  The M.P. singles winners were:  Zach Schmitz, Matt Zihlman, Tyler Pace, and Blake Wickham.  Doubles winners:  Chase Higginbotham/Schmitz, Zihlman/Pace.


Holly Long led the Mt. Pleasant girl’s soccer team to another win with two goals in the Panthers 3-0 win over Fairfield in Southeast Conference action at East lake Park.  Megan Meyers had a goal and an assist.  Goal Keeper Lauren Hillman had 14 saves in goal.  M.P. has a record of 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Head coach Ed Chabal has submitted his resignation to the Mt. Pleasant School Board affective at the end of the season and the board also approved sharing the girls soccer program with New London next season.


Mt. Pleasant defeated Fairfield in boys soccer on the road last night 3-2, Michael Alderson was the Panther goal keeper.  Scoring goals were Yanis Sterianis, Bo Vitalle and Vin Gwamna.


IWC’s head softball coach Mike Hampton picked up his 1200th career coaching win over the weekend at the Grinnell College Invitational.  The Tigers helped Hampton reach the milestone in convincing fashion, defeating the host Pioneers 21-1. The Tigers later picked up win number 1201 for Hampton, once again against Grinnell in the tournament’s consolation game.  The Tigers dominated the Pioneers for the second time in as many days, defeating the Pioneers 9-1.Hampton, who is in his 20th season as the Tigers’ head softball coach, currently owns a 536-486-1 record during his time with the Tigers.  He has coached softball at the high school and collegiate ranks for an impressive 48 years. The Tigers have won the regular season conference title three times during Hampton’s time at the helm and won the conference tournament three times as well.  In 2011, the Tigers earned a bid to the National Tournament under Hampton’s guidance.


Louisville won the men’s NCAA basketball championship with an 82-76 win over Michigan in Atlanta last night.  Michigan led by 12 points with 3 minutes left in the first half but by halftime the Cardinals had erased that margin and went on to win their first championship since 1986. 

The women decide their national champion tonight in New Orleans when Louisville’s women’s team plays UConn at 7:30 p.m.


The Mt. Pleasant REC Center invites area youth to participate in the High Performance FAST Program.  This is a supervised 16 session program geared for athletes’ ages 8 to 14. FAST focuses on improving stability, endurance, strength, speed and power through supervised weight training, core strengthening, plyometric and speed workouts.


Date:             Starting date April 9, 2013 until May 30, 2013

Time:             4:00 pm to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday    

Place:            Mt. Pleasant Rec Center, Mt. Pleasant Iowa

Cost:              $160.00 (16 – 1/hr sessions!)


Registration will be limited to 20 athletes per session. Please register at the Rec Center in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Checks payable to: The REC Center.
Each session will last 1 hour. The first 5 minutes will be a warm-up, followed by 15 minutes of supervised weight training, 20 minutes of plyometric training, and 20 minutes of running and speed form and training. Each session will end with a cool-down and stretch segment.
Each athlete will under go a stability, strength and flexibility evaluation, before beginning the program and re-testing at the end.

For more information and program details please contact:

Ryan Duffie at The REC Center (319)385-2960 or

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