Mt. Pleasant High School is sending their girls golf team to state! The Panthers finished 2nd in the class 4A Regional Tournament played at Oskaloosa . Coach Jim Kelly taking an entire team to state for the first time will have Brianne Holtkamp, Emily Cox, Courtney Mabeus, Elle Schliesman, Haley Booton, and Whitney Barton in the lineup. The State Tournament will be played today and tomorrow at the Ames Golf and Country Club.
New London girl’s golf team also qualified for state finishing 2nd in the Class 1A Regional at Wapsi Oaks Country Club in Calamus.
Leading New London to state for Coach Greg Lerdal: Baylee Lindell, Emma Pry, Victoria Noel, Jorgie Krieger, Morgan Oliver and Breanna Stevens.
The State meet for Class 1A is played at Marshalltown’s American Legiona Course.
Grace Edwards of Winfield Mt. Union advances onto the State Meet also in medalist play after she finished 5th in medalist action in the Regional.
Central Lee’s Alex Krehbiel was medalist at the Class 3A Regional golf tournament at Columbus Jct., also Kensley Heater of Mediapolis was 4th both ladies will advance to the 3A State Meet today and tomorrow in Ames.
The State Golf Tournament start times will be delayed for Tuesday, May 28th. Class 1A/2A will shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown. Class 3A/4A will shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. at Ames Golf & Country Club in Ames. Class 5A will shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora.
The MPHS girl’s soccer team opens Regional Tournament play tonight at home against Burlington at 5 p.m. The Grayhounds beat Keokuk in first round action last Thursday 4-2, Mt. Pleasant had a 1st round bye. The winner of tonight’s semi final match will advance to the Regional final on Monday June 3rd at North Scott to play the winner of the other semi final tonight that has Davenport North playing at Eldridge North Scott.
For the first time since 1995 the Mt. Pleasant Panther boys high school soccer team will be appearing in the State Soccer Championships played this Thursday thru Saturday at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. Mt. Pleasant qualified for state on a rainy cool Saturday afternoon beating Solon 1-0 on their home all weather pitch. Bo Vitale scored the goal with 3 minutes left in the 1st half and Michael Alderson kept turning away Spartan shots all through the second half as he recorded a shutout in goal and helped lead his teams defensive effort that got them to state. M.P. ranked 14th with a 13-3 record will play 6th ranked Storm Lake at 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon on field #7. The rest of the field will be Cedar Rapids Xavier, Dubuque Wahlert, Pella, Norwalk, Waverly Shellrock and ADM Adel.
KILJ will bring you a scene setting pre game show and constant score and action updates beginning at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Holy Trinity Catholic was denied a trip to the Class 1A Soccer Championships as they lost to West Liberty 2-1 in West Point Saturday. Joining West Liberty in the 1A field: Dyersville Beckman, Des Moines Christian, MOC-Floyd Valley, Iowa City Regina, Riverside Oakland.
The New London Tigers boy’s golf team finished as runner up in the Class 1A State Golf meet played in Panora Friday and Saturday. Winfield Mt. Union boy’s golf team brought home the 4th place finish making a jump from fifth place after the first day. Greg Lerdal’s New London Tigers shot 347-359 to place 2nd with a 706 total, Sibley Ocheyden shot a 344-329-673 to finish 33 strokes ahead of the Tigers who trailed by just 3 strokes after Friday’s first round. Dave Thermes WMU Wolves shot 372-352-724.
Tristan Kadel of New London shot 168 to finish 3rd in medalist play, right behind him was teammate Hagin Gillis with a 168. WMU’s low score was turned in by Jake Edwards who shot 175 to be 10th in medalist play, teammate Brody Heying was 11th with a 179.
The MPHS boys baseball team is scheduled to play at Eddyville Blakesburg tonight weather permitting.