SPORTS MAY 20, 2013

Written by on May 20, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant High School track teams did very well at the State Track and Field Championships last weekend in Des Moines.  The Panther girls finished 5th with 44 points and two state champions, Davenport Assumption won the team title with 83 points.  Leslie Taylor defended her state title in the long jump with a personal best of 18’ to bring home the gold, and the shuttle hurdle relay finished 1st in a record breaking time with Leslie Taylor, Amy Buckert, Hannah Becker and Kelsi Phipps.

Mt. Pleasant Panther boys finished 3rd with 39 points, Pella won the title with 46.  Emmett Wester won the shot put and the shuttle hurdle relay team of Cole Phillips, Blake Knudsen, Spencer White and Tommy Thorne were champions also.

The Winfield Mt. Union girls track team finished in 12th place in class 1A with 22 points, Griswold won the team title with 45 points.  The Lady Wolves shuttle hurdle relay team of Anna Crawford, Karlie Wade, Emily Mathews and Cassie Kingery ran to a first place finish.  Cassie Kingery defended her 100 meter hurdles title she first won last year, she repeated on Saturday and will now go run college track at William Penn.


It took two overtimes but the Mt. Pleasant Panther girls soccer team finished the season with a 1-0 win over Mid Prairie Friday.  Megan Myers had the winning goal assisted by Mila Argueta.  In the goal, Lauren Hillman recorded the shutout with 13 saves.  Mt. Pleasant has a first round bye in the class 2a regional tournament and will play the winner of the Burlington Keokuk match on May 28.  The Panthers take a 12 and 5 record into tournament play.


In Class 2A district golf action…Notre Dame West Burlington’s Kacie Broeg and Columbus’ Zac Howell each earned a berth in the state high school boys golf tournament.  The two tied for third in the district meet and will advance as individuals, playing May 24-25 at Spring Valley Course in Livermore.  Mt. Vernon won the district title followed by Durant.  Columbus was fourth, Notre Dame West Burlington was fifth and Wapello was seventh. Only the first two places advance to the state meet.



Tee Time is 12:00pm on Friday; 8:00am on Saturday – weather permitting

Winfield-Mt. Union  will take their district champion team to the state meet led by Coach Dave Therme.   Players on the Wolves team are: 

Brody Heying ,Klayton Booth, Kolt Rossiter, Zach Davis, Jake Edwards, and Sam Jennings.

New London will advance to the state meet as district runnerup led by Coach Greg Lerdal.  Tiger players competing:  Tristan Kadel, Quincy Porter, Hagin Gillis, Kyler Meyer, Jaydon Flowers, Tyler Schneider.

Jake Edwards of WMU and Tristan Kadel of New London will be involved in medalist play also.


New London won the Class 1A  girls first round Regional golf tournament at their home course Deerwood Monday May 13th.  The Tigers shot a 382, Lone Tree was runner up with a 454, both teams advance to the Regional Finals that will be played today at the Wapsie Course in Calamus.  Medalist was Baylee Lindell with a 92,  her teammates Breanna Stevens and Vitoria Noel were runnersup with 95’s.  Grace Edwards of WMU will advance to the Regional finals medalist play after shooting a 100.

Makenzie Noble of Wapello advances to Regional final medalist play in class 2A after shooting an 84 score on the Wahkonsa Country Club in Wilton, she plays today at the Marengo Country Club.

In Class 3A Alex Krehbiel of Central Lee won medalist honors when she shot an 82 on the Indian Hills Course at Wapello  and advances to Regional final medalist play today at Cedarcrest Country Club in Columbus Jct.  Kensley heater of Mediapolis was runner up with an 86 and will advance also.  

 The girls 2013 Regional 4A Golf Tournament Assignment for the Mt. Pleasant Panthers will be played on today, the 4A-schools playing at Oskaloosa are:  Benton,  Cedar Rapids Xavier, Centerville, Clear Creek- Amana, Fairfield, Keokuk, Knoxville , Mount Pleasant,  Oskaloosa, Pella, Solon, Washington.



Finally it happened, a perfect weather night for racing at Burlington’s 34 Raceway and race fans saw four racers getting their first wins this season. Ray Guss, Jr., Milan, Il (late models).; Bill Roberts, Jr., Burlington (modifieds); Bobby Anders, Quincy, Il. (sport mods) and William Michel, Muscatine (4 cylinders) all picked up their first 34 Raceway 2013 wins while Chase Flatt, Monmouth, Il. (mod lites) and  Tom Bowling, Danville (stock cars) both got their second wins of the year at the 3/8 mile.


Coming up this weekend will be 2 big nights of racing action. Saturday, May 25 will be Weikert Iron and Metal and KILJ Radio Night. The W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints return this week along with the Coors Silver Bullet IMCA Modifieds, Weikert Iron and Metal Sport Mods, Pepsi Stock Cars and I Connect You-Louisa Communications 4 Cylinders.  Then come back Sunday night, May 26 when the Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders return to 34 Raceway. Also racing Sunday will be the I Connect You-Louisa Communcations 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites and Vintage cars.  Clear your calendar for Friday, June 7 when the World of Outlaw Sprints return to 34 Raceway as they take on the 3/8 mile banked oval. For more information go to www.34racewaycom. And like us on facebook, 34 Raceway.







¶   100 — Agnes Sayeh, Des Moines Roosevelt, 12.16

¶   200 — Jessica Campbell, Dowling Catholic, 24.77

¶   400 — Ellie Herzberg, Manson-Northwest Webster, 55.75

¶   800 — Lydia Saggau, West Des Moines Valley, 2:12.91

¶   1500 — Stephanie Jenks, Linn-Mar, 4:31.14

¶   3000 — Stephanie Jenks, Linn-Mar, 9:50.70

¶   100 hurdles — Mary Young, Urbandale, 14.62

¶   400 hurdles — Anne Leners, Pleasant Valley, 1:02.19

¶   4×100 — Dowling Catholic, 48.34

¶   4×200 — Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 1:40.94

¶   4×400 — Pleasant Valley, 3:53.48

¶   4×800 — Waukee, 9:14.64

¶   Sprint medley relay — Des Moines Roosevelt, 1:45.66

¶   Distance medley — Bettendorf, 4:02.00

¶   Shuttle hurdle relay — Waukee, 1:01.87

¶   Shot put — Alexa Hunt, Des Moines Roosevelt, 45-7 3/4

¶   Discus — Kiana Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central, 120-4

¶   High jump — Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley, and Kasey Reuter, Hinton, 5-6

¶   Long jump — McKennan Cronbaugh, Iowa City West, 19-1


¶   100 — Anthony Dreeszen, Sioux City East, 11.11

¶   200 — Tavian Smith, Iowa City West, 21.84

¶   400 — Brody Eischeid, Manson-Northwest Webster, 48.33

¶   800 — Timauntay Jones, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 1:52.75

¶   1600 — Jason Thomas, Dowling Catholic, 4:10.14

¶   3200 — Josh Evans, Linn-Mar, 9:13.34

¶   100 hurdles — Connor Ham, Solon, 14.72

¶   400 hurdles — Raheem Black, Fort Madison, 52.31

¶   4×100 — Waterloo West, 41.84

¶   4×200 — Linn-Mar, 1:27.52

¶   4×400 — Waukee, 3:19.04

¶   4×800 — Iowa City High, 7:48.06

¶   Distance medley — Linn-Mar, 3:29.94

¶   Shuttle hurdle relay — Waukee, 56.47

¶   High jump — Jeff Giannettino, West Burlington/Notre Dame, 6-9

¶   Long jump — Connor Hainer, Colfax-Mingo, 22-10 1/2

¶   Shot put — Shaquille Wells, Urbandale, 59-7 1/2

¶   Discus — Joseph Weiner, Dubuque Hempstead, 182-3


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.

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