SPORTS JUNE 22, 2013

Written by on June 22, 2013 in Sports

Burlington swept Mt. Pleasant in softball 8-0 and 7-1.  Jena Stukerjuergen was the losing pitcher in the first game, Leslie Taylor went 2-3 at the Plate.  In game 2 Cali Liechty suffered the loss in the circle, Jena Stukerjuergen hit a double for the Panthers who are now 8-18 on the season and hosting a tournament today at East Lake Park.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  New London beat Columbus Community 3-0 Morgan Christner pitched a no hitter and struck out 16.  Ft. Madison lost two games at the Muscatine Tournament 3-2 to Wilton and 3-1 to the host school Muscatine.  Central Lee edged Mediapolis 6-5.


Mt. Pleasant swept Logan Magnolia at Maple Leaf Diamond last night 13-0 and 15-0.  Dustin Amos was the winning pitcher in the 1st game tossing a one hitter, Austin Smith, Colton Schinstock, Jacob Dilks, Tony Cristoforo and Trey Magani all had 2 hits.

Game 2 had Connor Shull on the mound for the win throwing a no hitter.  Justin Dilks was 3-3 at the plate as M.P. out his L-M 27-1 on the night. MPHS is now 10-9.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES:  Wapello pounded Highland 11-0, WMU 12 Columbus 7, Holy Trinity Catholic 6 New London 4, Keokuk beat Mid Prairie 6-4, Cardinal of Eldon beat West Burlington 8-7.


The Mt. Pleasant Panther baseball team will be involved in the CLASS 3A SUBSTATE #4, Centerville and Fairfield will host the games.  Here are the other 7 schools involved in the tournament with one advancing onto the state tournament in Des Moines in July.




Fort Madison




District Hosts: Centerville and Fairfield

Substate Host: To Be Determined


It started with a light rain Saturday night, June 15,

 but before heat and qualifying races could be completed the rain would

 get heavier and with no end in sight officials were forced to call it

 a night for the fans and 96 cars that were ready to race. Tickets from

 the June 15 event may be used at any race the remainder of the 2013

 season valued at $5. Please note If you come on a regular Saturday

 night program, you will just pay difference. Remaining $5 Fan

 Appreciation  nights are Sat. July 6 & Sat. Aug. 24.  All PIT PASSES

 may be used any night throughout the season at face value of $25.

This Saturday, June 22 will be the 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods,  

 IMCA Stock Cars,  4 Cylinders and Mod Lites will be in action.

You might want to mark your calendars for some upcoming special events.

Wednesday, July 3 the Sprint Invader 360’s will

 return  to 34 Raceway to make up their May 26 rainout. Along with the

 360 sprints will be the Mod Lites, 4 Cylinders and Vintage cars. A pit

 stop and fan interaction mid race event will give the race fans a

 little extra fun.

Another can’t miss event will be thei UMP Summer Nationals Hell

 Tour taking on the 3/8 mile on Saturday, July 13. The $10,000 to win

 late model event will draw some of the best in late model racing as

 they provide the ground shaking excitement of the high powered

 engines.  4 Cylinders, 4 Wheelers and pit bikes will also add to the



     Two employees of the Iowa High School Athletic Association are among the 2013 Citation Award winners of the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS).

     IHSAA Director of Officials Roger Barr and Information Director Bernard (Bud) Legg will be honored at the 94th NFHS Summer Meeting Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 25. The luncheon is at the Hyatt Regency-Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

     Citation awards will go to eight state high school association staff members. The other four Citation recipients represent NFHS professional organizations for officials, coaches, music, speech, debate and theatre. The NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts. It was created in 1997 to recognize the efforts of deserving individuals for their work within their state and service to the NFHS and related fine arts groups.

     Barr, an Algona native, joined the IHSAA in May 2003 as Director Officials after a 30 year career as a football, basketball and baseball official, and operating a successful sporting goods store. He is one of two officials all-time in Iowa to rank among the top eight in state assignments and championship games in football, boys’ basketball, and baseball.  When his work in girls’ basketball is added he is the only Iowa official to rank in the top eight in state tournament assignments and championship games.

     He officiated the football playoffs 26 years, working 68 games, including 10 championship games. In baseball, he umpired in 26 State Tournaments with 24 championship contests. In basketball, he officiated 46 Boys’ State Basketball Tournament games including 12 title contests.  In girls’ basketball he officiated 40 State Tournament games with 10 championships, including the honor of working the final six-on-six championship in America. In addition to being an active official and prior to his assuming his current duties, for 18 years he was an IHSAA interpreter in football, basketball and baseball at rules meetings in the state.

     In his position Mr. Barr specializes in the evaluation and tournament assignment of officials in football, basketball and baseball, and starting a series of statewide clinics in those sports to assist in the training and recruiting of new officials. 

     He is an active NFHS/NFOA member as well as active in the National Association of Sports Officials, where he has been a presentor at their National Meeting in 2011 and has editted articles in Referee magazine. Twice on behalf of the IHSAA, he has hosted the Mid-States Officiating Summit. He also administers the IHSAA golf and baseball programs.

     His expertise in officiating has earned him numerous honors from the NFHS, coaching, and officials groups.  He is a former member of the NFHS basketball rules committee and most recently accepted a four-year appointment to serve on the NFHS Officials’ Advisory Committee.  In 2000 he was awarded the NFHS-NFOA Distinguished Officials Award for the Central Section. He has also been honored by numerous officiating halls of fame within the state.

     A native of Anita, Legg came to the IHSAA in June 2001 after 35 years in public education as a teacher, counselor, and a coach of boys and girls athletics for 18 years at Oakland, South Hamilton and Ames. In addition, for nine years he was an Associate Principal and Activities Director at Ames High School.

     In his 12 years with the IHSAA, his work has been highlighted with extensive work in compiling historical information on the IHSAA; researching and updating state meet information, historical archives, creating All-Time Best Lists and state records in each sport. He coordinates IHSAA press releases to the state’s media outlets and writes several articles for the IHSAA Bulletin.

     He serves as the Association’s lead person on contacting potential NFHS Hall of Fame candidates as well as the state’s nominee for the Spirit of Sport Award.  He participates in the selection of the featured Iowan on the IHSAA Sportsmanship-Citizenship poster, is the chair person of the IHSAA Hall of Fame Committees, and is the public address voice of IHSAA Awards Ceremonies at State Tournaments.

     Nationally, he has been a presenter at three NFHS Summer Meeting conferences, served as a member of the NFHS Hall of Fame Screening Committee, which he currently chairs, and is a former member of the NFHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

     As a head or assistant high school coach he had teams in seven different boys or girls state tournaments. Those teams made 21 appearances winning two state team titles and four runner-up finishes. He was a football official for 17 years, working 29 playoff games including a championship game.  He also was a nine year softball umpire and rules interpreter for the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, and was a State Tournament umpire for nine years including five championship games.

     In the initial four years of the Central Iowa Metropolitan League, the state’s largest Class 4A alignment of 18 schools, he was their Commissioner assisting in decisions rendered by the Activities Directors and Principals. He was a member of the IGHSAU Board of Directors, a member of the founding group of the Iowa Coaches Association, and honored by several halls of fame recognizing coaches and officials. 

     Previous NFHS Citation Award winners from Iowa and their category include: State Association: David Harty, David Anderson and Alan Beste;  Performing Arts: Everett Johnson, Weston Noble, Himie Voxman, Robert W. Dean, Frank Piersol, Gil Lettow, Myron Welch, Guy Blair and Leon Kuehner; Coaches: Ed Thomas; and Award of Merit: Lyle T. Quinn.

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