SPORTS MAY 9, 2013

Written by on May 9, 2013 in Sports

The Regional-District State qualifying track meet for area class 3A girls and boys track teams will be hosted by Mt. Pleasant today beginning at 4 p.m.  Teams joining the Mt. Pleasant Panthers on the track will be:  Davenport Assumption, Centerville, Clear Creek Amana, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk and Washington.

Class 3A and 2A,  the  top  two place winners  in  each  event,  plus  the  next  eight  (8)  performances  statewide  from  qualifying  meet  place winners will advance  to  the  state meet.     In Class  1A,  the  top  place winner in each event,  plus  the  next 

twelve  (12)  best performances  statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance  to  the  state 



The boys’ district tennis meet at Maharishi, Fairfield scheduled for today has been postponed until Friday 5/10/13 at the same time, 9:00 am


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.


Mikaela Foecke outstanding sophomore volleyball player for Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Ft. Madison, Iowa has verbally committed to play college volleyball for the University of Nebraska.  Foecke has led HTC to the state volleyball tournament the last two years and has been named first team all state in class 1A. 



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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