SPORTS MAY 10, 2013

Written by on May 10, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS girls track team finished 2nd in the team race and sends at least 10 events to next weeks state track championships in Des Moines.  Davenport Assumption won the Regional state qualifying meet at Maple Leaf track with 164 points, MPHS scored 156.

Events going to state for sure.  Defending state champ Leslie Taylor in long jump and 100 meter hurdles, Kelsie Phipps in 100 hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay team, 4×800 relay, Mary Wester in the discus and shot put. Chloe Haffarnan in 800 meter run, Ellie Conrad in the 1500 meter run.  Several others may qualify after all regions in all classes have finished.

The boy’s district state qualifying meet was won by Ft. Madison with 134 points, MPHS was 2nd with 105 and 5 events going to state for sure.

Emmett Wester and Justin Dunn both in the shot and discus, shuttle hurdle relay, Tommy Thorne 400 meter hurdles, Logan Mulford in the high jump.  Others could qualify when all results are known state wide.


The Mt. Pleasant High School girls golf team finished 2nd at a triangular in Washington yesterday shooting a 194.  The winner was Williamsburg with a 176, the host Demons shot 205.  Panther scores were:  Courtney Mabeus 45, Haley Booton 47, Brianne Holtkamp 47, Emily Cox 53.


The Mt Pleasant-Davis County girls’ tennis match on Thursday was cancelled due to rain.


The MPHS girls soccer team defeated Washington 4-0 to win their third straight Southeast Conference title and improve their record to 9-2.  Holly Long scored 3 goals, Samentha Phommachack scored a Panther goal also.  Lauren Hillman in goal had 12 saves as she picked up her 5th shutout of the season.


The MPHS boys soccer team defeated Washington 6-1, Bo Vitale had 4 goals, Yiannis Steryiannis and Mathew Pounsavan also scored.  M.P. is now 9-2 on the year.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association holds their sectional golf tournaments today.  The Mt. Pleasant Panthers travel to the Preserve Course at Lake Rathbun near Centerville, play begins at 10 a.m.  Besides MPHS and the host school, other participating teams are:  Albia, Chariton, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk and Oskaloosa.    Teams and individuals advancing onto district will play at the Stone Creek Course at Williamsburg on Friday May 17th with a 10 a.m. tee off.

Class 1A teams from the area will play at Deerwood Golf Course in New London with a 10 a.m. tee off time.


The  Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the 2013 CLASS 1A DISTRICT TENNIS SITES & ASSIGNMENTS.  Today the Mt. Pleasant Panther boys tennis team will play in the tournament hosted by Fairfield Maharishi along with Centerville, Davis County, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk and Burlington Notre Dame.


The pairings for the 2013 Southast Iowa Super Conference Soccer Tournament has been set, Friday night’s games begin at 5:00pm at various sites, Saturday’s games are at IMS beginning at 10:00-11:45 & 2:00.  The Admission is to be charged BOTH days  $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Friday-Wapello plays at Holy Trinity Catholic, Central Lee at Columbus Community, Danville at IMS and Highland at Notre Dame.  Friday night winners will play in the semi finals and finals Saturday at IMS.


The Class 2A substate boys soccer tournament pairings have been released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.  The Mt. Pleasant Panthers have a first round bye and will host a substate match on May 22nd at 5 p.m. against the winner of the first round match between Fairfield and Keokuk. The other semi final has #7 ranked Solon playing the winner of the Ft. Madison vs Washington match. The winners move to the championship match at Solon on May 25th.


The field for the 2013 USCAA Softball National Championship is set. Gaining bids to the Small College World Series are Briarcliffe College, Carlow University, WVU Tech, Iowa Wesleyan College, St. Mary of the Woods College, Lindenwood University-Belleville, Ave Maria University, Penn State Mont Alto, University of Virginia-Lynchburg, and tournament host institution Penn State Beaver.

The number one overall seed in the tournament is Briarcliffe College.

Iowa Wesleyan College is seeded 4th and will be making their first appearance in the Softball Small College World Series. Iowa Wesleyan is one of the rare teams in this tournament that has a win against Briarcliffe on the year.

Wesleyan will play St. Mary of the Woods the #5 seeded team Monday at 4 p.m. in Akron, Ohio.  From 2000-2010 St. Mary of the Woods won seven USCAA Softball National Championships, but has been shut out since 2008.


The Iowa National Guard, in conjunction with the National Football League, is hosting three High School Player Development (HSPD) football camps in Iowa during the month of June. The camps are completely free to all Iowa high school football players (grades 9-12). Enrollment is limited to the first 200 applicants per camp, first-come, first-served.

The two-day seminars, staffed by high school coaches, will be conducted as follows (accommodations and coaches’ contact information in parentheses):

-Waverly: June 5-6 (day camp-lunch provided-Coach Tom Nuss, phone 319-239-2664)

-Sioux City: June 5-6 (day camp-lunch provided-Coach Trever Case, phone 712-251-9873)

-Des Moines: June 28-29 (overnight camp-lodging and meals provided-Coach Greg Schoon, phone 515-240-7847). Note that members of the Iowa Barnstormers will also assist with the Des Moines camp

The camps are FREE to all Iowa high school football players. All participants receive football skills instruction, character development, and free Nike gear. Iowa high school coaches are also invited to attend and bring their players. To register for the camp contact Greg Schoon at 515-240-7847 or by email at . You can also find more information at .

The High School Player Development program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development, life skills, football fundamentals, and character development. Topics for discussion at the camps will include Center for Disease Control Player Safety and Concussion Awareness, NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements, Time Management, Social Media and Bullying.

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