Tournament action was in full swing for area high school softball and baseball teams last night. Let’s go to the baseball diamond first. In the Class 1A District quarter finals at Danville, Van Buren beat Burlington Notre Dame 8-1 and in a game heard live on KILJ-FM Winfield Mt. Union downed Danville 4-3, the Wolves improve to 7-17, Thayne McElhinney was the winning pitcher, Lucas Rappenecker and Darren Hunter each had 2 hits, Kolt Rossiter had 2 RBI’s. Those two winning teams will now meet at Fairfield tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the semi finals with KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com broadcasting live.
At Highland Iowa Mennonite defeated New London 5-3 and Lone Tree beat Highland 2-1, Tomorrow night those two winners will meet at Highland at 7 p.m.
Class 2A District semi final action saw Mediapolis beat West Burlington 6-5 and Mid Prairie won over Wapello 4-3. Those winners meet in the District final Saturday night in Wapello at 7 p.m.
Softball Regional finals were played in Class 4A and 5A. Winterset defeated Fairfield 7-2 to advance to the State Tournament. Washington does go to state after beating North Scott 6-4, the Demons open against Solon Tuesday afternoon at 3:30.
The other 4A qualifiers are: Denison-Schleswig, Dallas Center Grimes, Indianola, Waverly Shell Rock, Carlisle.
Class 5A saw Cedar Rapids Jefferson beat Muscatine 7-0 and Ottumwa downed Iowa City West 5-4. Other state tournament qualifiers are: C.R. Prairie, Ankeny, Dubuque Senior, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines Valley, and Johnston.
All conference softball selections for the Southeast conference have been announced. Mt. Pleasant had 2 first team selections, Sammi Goble and Leslie Taylor. Morgan Fraise was named 2nd team. Honorable mention honors went to Hattie Liechty and Ali Dorn of the Panthers. Academic All Conference honors went to Kelsey Smith of MPHS. Player of the year in the Southeast Conference was Kaitlin Buchholz of Washington.
SOUTHEAST IOWA SUPER CONFERENCE
ALL CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAMS – 2013
First Team Second Team
Pitcher Allison Klenk, So – Wapello Sara Conwell, Sr – WACO
Katie Springer, S0 – Highland Megan Pretz, Sr – Columbus
Catcher Courtney Hahn, So – Highland Kaitlyn Small, Sr – Wapello
Allison Hedges, Sr – Mediapolis Claire Hamilton, So -Columbus
Infield Madelyn Flemr, Jr – Lone Tree Maranda Baker, Sr – Pekin
Paige Wieland, Sr – Highland Morgan Craig, So – Highland
Cheyann Lankford, Sr – Pekin Kelsey Pretz, So – Columbus
Ashley Hahnbaum, So – Wapello Avery Edwards, Sr – Lone Tree
Cheyann Adamson, Fr – Highland Darby Massner, So – Mediapolis
Outfield Kelsey Hora, 8th – Highland Heidi Duttlinger, Jr – Columbus
CaitlinChaney, Sr – Columbus Torrie Blake, Sr – Wapello
Brittany Gillam, Sr – Pekin Jordan Rath, Jr – Highland
Kassie Vazquez, Sr – Highland Jaci Steffner, Sr – Mediapolis
Utility Laura Hochstetler, Sr – IMS Leslie Stone, Sr – Pekin
Aubrey Siegle, Sr – Mediapolis Madelyn Baker, So – Pekin
Morgan Dugger, Sr – WACO Makenzie Reynolds, So – Lone Tree
Casey Perez, Jr – IMS Bridget Murphy, So – Highland
Kristen Keen, So – Wapello
SOUTHEAST IOWA SUPER CONFERENCE
ALL CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAMS- 2013
First Team Second Team
Pitcher Alex Yacko, Sr – WBurl/NDame Emma Newberry, Fr – Central Lee
Morgan Christner, Fr – New London Alicia Fitzsimmons, Jr – Van Buren
Catcher Lindsay Moore, Sr – Cardinal Ellen Morris, Jr – Central Lee
Emily Parks, So – New London Kinsey Petersen, Fr – Danville
Infield Riley Hale, So – WBurl/NDame Lindsey Davis, Fr – Cardinal
Hannah Haynes, Sr – Van Buren Jordan Billups, Sr – Van Buren
Regan Fraise, Sr – WBurl/NDame Emma Pry, Fr – New London
Lexi Fullenkamp, Fr – Cardinal Miachaela Diaz, So – WBurl/NDame
Jorgi Krieger, So – New London Danae Moses, So – Cardinal
Danielle Williams, Jr – Danville
Haley Vandenberg, Sr – Central Lee
Outfield Courtney Coffin, So – WBurl/NDame Schylar Conger, Jr – Cardinal
Kori Mesecher, So – WBurl/NDame Victoria Noel, Fr – New London
Sami Koontz, Jr – New London Alexis Adam, So – Cardinal
Raegan Olson, So – WBurl/NDame Karlin Adam, So Central Lee
Kelsie Bunnell, Sr – Central Lee Rylee Molter, 8th – Danville
Utility Delaney Ridgway, Fr – Cardinal Cassidy McMartin, Fr – Cardinal
Jordan Greenfield, Sr – Central Lee Carlie Bennett, Jr – Cardinal
Kelci Hill, So – WBurl/NDame Brandall Diaz, Jr – WB/NDame
Caitlin Chiri, Sr – New London Tara Goff, Sr – WBurl/NDame
New London State Tournament T-Shirts on sale till 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at superintendants office they cost $10 extra sizes $12. Pep bus being planned, signup ends Thursday at noon call 367-0512.
Mikaela Foecke , an outstanding volleyball player from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Ft. Madison has been selected to travel to Thailand with the US National Under 18 Volleyball squad for the World Championships later this summer.
The 2nd annual Mile Mile run is coming up August 3. A straight one mile dirt road course will be used, in case of mud a grass loop run will be held.
The event is located at: 2332 210TH ST. just outside of Mt. Pleasant Ia. And begins at
9:00 AM. The event is a dirt road straight mile race. All proceeds go to the Mt Pleasant XC team. The race will be from Mile Ave on 210th to Nebraska Ave. It is a hard packed dirt farm field road.
Entry fees are $5 and there will not be any shirts. This is an old school race. Awards will be to male and female winners in Grade school, middle school, high school, college and open divisions.
Contact Lyle Murray 319 850-0867 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Mt. Pleasant Banquet on Thursday, September 19, at Manning Hall, 601 So. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant. This special event will feature a two-meat dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission.
The social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $20 for a spouse or child. Ticket order deadline is August 29, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
To order tickets locally, call Dan Cook at 319-931-0093 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. You may also call, Scott Martin at 319-850-1397, Joe Ruby at 319-931-3341, Randy White at 319-986-6996, or Benny Lee at 573-308-5485.