Written by on June 6, 2013 in Sports

New London captured the Mt. Pleasant Classic Softball Tournament yesterday, the Tigers won all three of their games.  They beat Columbus Community 6-1, Moravia 8-2 and the host school Mt. Pleasant 5-3.  Morgan Christner was the winning pitcher in all three games.  Leading hitters were:  Caitlin Chiri, Victoria Noel, and Emily Parks.

Mt. Pleasant won one game and lost two in their tournament.  Panthers beat Moravia in the first game 13-1 and then lost to Columbus Community 12-11 and New London 5-3.  Against Moravia Sami Goble pitched Hattie Liechty, Morgan Fraise and Leslie Taylor led the hitting going 3-5.  Against Columbus Community Jena Stuckerjurgen suffered the loss in the circle, leading the hitting Sami Goble was 2-4, Bailey Johnson had a home run.  Against New London Bailey Johnson pitched and also was 2-3 with a triple.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  Wapello edged IMS 1-0, Keokuk beat Central Lee 6-1.

Tonight KILJ-FM 105.5 will bring you Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s softball action from Washington.  The Panthers play the 9th ranked Demons in Southeast conference action, KILJ will bring you the first game of the double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight. 

Area softball teams that are ranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union:  Class 5A has Ottumwa ranked #1, Class 4A Washington ranked 9th, Class 3A West Burlington-Notre Dame is ranked #1, Class 2A Highland is ranked 12th, no area Class 1A schools are ranked in the top 15.


The MPHS baseball team plays a conference double header at Washington tonight, last night the Panthers had their game with Burlington Notre Dame rained out.

AREA BASEBALL SCORES :  Burlington split a double header with Iowa City High, Little Hawks won the opener 11-1 and Grayhounds took the nightcap 11-4. Wapello edged IMS 3-2, Keokuk drubbed Central Lee 20-8.


A former Mt. Pleasant High School student athlete that went on to be an outstanding coach and teacher, Robin Madole is being honored by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association with the Golden Plaque of Distinction.  The award goes to a coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school and community.  Robin Madole helped start the Valley of Elgin High School golf program in 1993.  Since that time the Tigers have captured 7 Upper Iowa Conference titles, had 7 conference medalists and have made 5 state golf meet appearances finishing 7th, 6th, 3rd twice and runner up once. The Valley School District is entering into a whole share agreement with North Fayette High School in West Union next year, Robin Madole will have been the only Golf Coach that the Tigers have ever had.  She also has served in leadership roles in the Upper Iowa Conference, helped with rules committees for the IGHSAU and the Iowa Golf Coaches Association.  Robin is the daughter of Marley and Shirley Madole of Mt. Pleasant.   


The Mt. Pleasant Girls Soccer team held their banquet on Tuesday evening.  Pictured are the following award winners:  Maddy Long – Player to Watch, Megan Myers – Offensive Player of the Year, Nicole Sandoval – Most Improved Player, Holly Long – Most Valuable Player, Madison Pullis – Best Teammate, Kathryn Chabal – Panther Award, Mila Argueta – Defensive Player of the Year.

The team also received their Southeast Conference Championship medals – their third straight championship going 17-1 over the 3 years.


The Southeast Conference Soccer Coaches have announced their girls and boys all conference teams and all academic selections.  Mt. Pleasant High School girls on 1st team all conference were:  Holly Long, Kathryn Chabal, Lauren Hillman and Linzie Hood.  Holly Long was named the Southeast Conference Player of the Year.

All academic honors went to Megan Myers, Erin Watt, Mila Argueta, Kathryn Chabal, Lauren Hillman, Linzie hood, Allie Liechty, Holly Long, Ngoc Pham, Madison Pullis, Megan Schneider and Sarah VanDorin.

MPHS boys making 1st team all conference were:  Bo Vitale, Michael Alderson, Brach Prough and Nike Phillips.  Bo Vitale was Southeast conference Player of the Year.

All academic honors went to:  Nhut Le, Braden Holtkamp, Derek Holtkamp, Anh Le, Drake Martin and Brach Prough.


Mount Pleasant Park and Recreation Dept’s East Lake Driving Range is now open


Scott Lamm out going boys track coach at Mt. Pleasant High School has been selected to serve as one of the coaches for the Senior All Star Spotlight Track and Field meet to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. Highlighting track and field talent from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The meet will be held June 8th.  Coach Lamm will take with him 3 members of the 2013 Mt. Pleasant Panther track team, hurdler Tommy Thorne and throwers Justin Dunn and Emmett Wester.


The Mt. Pleasant High School softball games that were postponed Thursday night have been rescheduled.

The varsity softball games vs. Ft. Madison from May 30th have been rescheduled for June 11th at Mt. Pleasant at 5:30 p.m.

The junior varsity softball games vs. Ft. Madison from May 30th have been rescheduled for June 20th at Ft. Madison at 5:30 p.m


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers’ cross country/track teams are selling IWC XC/Track apparel as a fundraiser in order to get some warm up/practice gear that each student-athlete can keep as his/her own.  They would like to have your support of the program by purchasing this apparel and wearing it with the Tiger Pride!!

The white t-shirt is $15, the black long sleeve is $19, and the grey sweatshirt is $31.  With each item purchased, $8 goes directly to the program to help the student-athletes buy the “Player Packs.” 

Contact Tad Hulst track coach at 385-6306.



At 34 Raceway  this week , Friday, June 7, 34 Raceway will be hosting the best of the best in sprint car racing when the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car series takes on the 3/8 mile track with $10,000 on the line.  The WoO  sprints were last at 34 Raceway in 2009 when the Kasey Kahne owned sprint car raced by Joey Saldana took the win. Sprint cup racer, Kahne,  was on had to join Saldana in the winners circle that night an would also be seen signing autographs. Also racing will be the  W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints racing for a $700 to win check and track points.  Tickets are available  at or O’Reilly Auto parts.  HURRY, THEY ARE GOING FAST!!!  Enter for a chance to win free tickets on 34 Raceway facebook page.

There will be no racing on Saturday, June 8 but action will return with its Saturday night program on June 15 with $5 Fan Appreciation Night.


As part of their 2013 fundraising effort, Team Southeast Iowa and Tailgating for Crohn’s & Colitis is having the 3nd Annual Tailgating for Crohn’s and Colitis charity event at Deerwood Golf Club in New London, Ia.  This year Team Southeast Iowa for Crohn’s & Colitis is making the event bigger and better! They will kick off the event on Friday, September 13th, 2013 with an 18-hole 4 person best shot golf tournament.  Then on Saturday, September 14th the tailgate event for the Iowa vs Iowa State football game will be held at Deerwood Country Club.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis through Team Southeast Iowa. Businesses have the opportunity to be hole sponsors.  Your company can help  make this event bigger and better by sponsoring  a hole and enter a team for          $250, sponsor a hole without a team:    $100,  or donate prizes or services for the tournament and tailgate event.  For more information, sign up a team or to set up a sponsorship , Phone: 319 572-8448 and ask for Jeff Uhlmeyer.

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