YEAR IN REVIEW 2013 JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
The Mt. Pleasant Hot Stix 12 and under softball team qualified for the Northern National 12 and under ASA softball tournament in Bloomington, Indiana July 25th thru 28th. The Hot Stix finished as the champions in the 12 and under Class “B” state tournament to qualify for the nationals. Where they finished in a tie for 9th place.
Fairfield came from behind to defeat the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in 4A Regional softball 8-4 in Fairfield. That ended the softball season for MPHS with a record of 10-31. Head Coach Angie Rogers stepped down as coach and was replaced by Troy Mears who has softball coaching experience at New London and also serves as the Mt. Pleasant bowling coach. All conference softball selections for the Southeast conference. 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.
Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team captured a share of the Southeast Conference baseball title with Fairfield. Then Ft. Madison handed the Mt. Pleasant Panther baseball team a 5-2 defeat in the first round of the 3A District Tournament. Mt. Pleasant ended the year with a 17-13 record. The Southeast Conference all conference baseball team. Mt. Pleasant High School players named 1st team are: Dustin Amos, Tyler Pace, Carson Remick and Austin Smith. 2nd team players: Connor Shull, Colton Schinstock, Justin Dilks and Alex O’Donnell. Honorable mention honors went to: Jacob Dilks and Tony Cristoforo. All Academic selections were: Trey Magnani, Tyler Pace, Carson Remick and Colton Schinstock. The Iowa Baseball Coaches Association named their Class 3A All District players for the 2013 season. Dustin Amos has been named All S.E. District 1st team in baseball as a pitcher he had a 7-3 record, Justin Dilks of the Panthers also was named1st team 1st baseman with a .471 batting average.
New London High School softball team fell in the Class 1A State Softball championship game 5-4 to #1 ranked Akron Westfield at Harlan Rogers sports complex in Ft. Dodge. New London ended the season with a 31-10 record and lost only 1 senior to graduation, that being 2nd baseman Caitlin Chiri. Emily Parks and Morgan Christner were named to the all tournament team.
The Iowa Girls Coaches Association named the all district teams for softball. Sammi Goble of the Mt. Pleasant Panthers was named all district in Class 4A. Class 1A all district selections included Morgan Christner, Emily Parks and Caitlin Chiri of New London.
The Mt. Pleasant Panthers 7th grade boy’s basketball tournament team won the St. Louis Arch Championships. The team went 5-0 by defeating St. Louis Hammers, Missouri Renegades, St. Louis Mayhem Blue, Tri State Hawks, and finally the Missouri Arch Rivals in the championship.
The U.S. Girls Youth National Volleyball Team which was led by Mikaela Foecke of Holy Trinity High School in Ft. Madison just missed winning the gold medal in Thailand and they made some volleyball history.
The U-18 Americans finished with a silver medal after bowing to China 25-16, 25-21, 25-23 in the finals of the World Championships. Both teams finished with 5-2 records
A full-contact alumni football game between Washington Demon High School graduates and Mt. Pleasant Panther graduates will be held this summer. The game was approved by the Washington Community School Board. The Alumni Football USA company will put on the game, meaning that they provide liability insurance, pads, referees and an announcer. The school will be able to keep 50-percent of the proceeds raised from ticket sales.
The game will take place on June 7th as part of the city of Washington’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. This is the same company that promoted the Waco vs WMU alumni game this past summer that WMU won.
The #1 ranked holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders won the Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament at Southeastern Community College. The Crusaders defeated Central Lee in their first match, then Winfield Mt. Union in the semi finals. They met Mediapolis in the finals and beat the Bullettes 25-17, 25-8 to improve their record to 28-1.