The MPHS girls track team ran well at the Iowa State Indoor Track meet in Ames Monday.
Mary Wester Shot Put finished 5th 36’ 4 ½”, 4 x 800 relay finished 5th in a time of10:17, runners were Ellie Conrad, Natalie Ita, Hattie Liechty, Chloe Haffarnan. Long Jump was won by Leslie Taylor going 16’ 11” 3rd was Kelsi Phipps who went 16’ 5 ½”. 60 meter hurdles saw Leslie Taylor finish 2nd, 3rd place went to Kelsi Phipps and Hannah Becker crossed the finish line 5th. The Panther 4×100 relay was 3rd in :52 with Chloe Haffarnan, Hannah Becker, Kelsi Phipps and Leslie Taylor.
Mt. Pleasant Parks and Rec Is still taking registrations for 1st -8th Soccer and needing coaches! If we do not get more sign up soccer will be on a hold!
Iowa and Iowa State men’s basketball teams are both going to be playing in the NCAA Tournament this year. Iowa State is a #3 seed and is riding the high of winning the Big 12 Tournament over the weekend. The “Clones” play North Carolina Central in the East Regional Tournament Friday. Iowa 20-12 plays tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio against Tennessee 21-12.
Both games will be heard live on KILJ-FM 105.5.
The Iowa women made the NCAA Tournament and will host Marist Sunday. Iowa State also made the women’s tourney and hosts Florida State Saturday.
The Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team picked up one of the biggest victories in program history on Sunday evening, knocking off host Minnesota State, 71-66, to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Jordon Ashton a former Mt. Pleasant Panther plays for N.W. Missouri State.
The Bearcats will play Central Missouri on tonight at 7 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight on the line. Northwest has a record of 24-8.
It’s time for the annual Southeast Iowa All Star Basketball game, games are schedules for Saturday March 22nd at Burlington Notre Dame High School. The girl’s game will start at 5:00 and the boys game will follow.
Olivis Yutzy IMS Samantha Koontz New London
Shelby Therme WMU Allie Boyer Danville
Madelyn Flmr Lone Tree Mickenzie Larpenter WB
Rachel Holstien Mediapolis Emily Salvador ND
Emily Mathews WMU Gabbie Grothe Danville
Logan Hartsock WMU Jessica Reu Central Lee
Samantha Wright Pekin Kaylee Dochterman WB
Kristin Davis IMS Haley Browning Harmony
Kennedi Warson Lone Tree Abbey Rider Van Buren
Martha Anaya Columbus Addie Lounsbury New London
Jessica Horras Pekin Sarah Holtkamp New London
Kelsey Bemis L-M Cayla Pieper Holy Trinity
Taryne Shull (not going to play)Mt. Pleasant Ariana Harris BHS
Aubrey Melvin Wapello La Stella Slack Fort Madison
Taylor Hills Columbus Rachel Steffensmeier Fort Madsion
Coach: Todd Rodgers Coach: Kollin Alfred
Josh Brase Highland Tom Fitzsimmons Van Buren
Trenton Gosnell Lone Tree Springer DeRosear WB
Dallas Nye IMS Luis Galle Central Lee
Logan Osborn L-M Shae Seils Danville
Jared Bond Pekin Reed Shockley Central Lee
Max Fricke WMU Tanner Smith Van Buren
Brody Long Pekin Cody Moehn ND
Cade Millikins Pekins Surya Sawhney Maharishi
Tucker Massner Wapello Sam Harmeyer Holy trinity
Reggie Hostetler IMS Dylan Menke Holy trinity
Dylan Carlson Waco Matt Burford ND
Chris Ford Highland Josh Bloomer BHS
Jake Edwards WMU Brice Plein BHS
Trey Magnani Mt. pleasant Brandt Amos Keokuk
Ricky Rivers Columbus Andrew Giertz ND
Coach: Ken Hutchinson Pekin Coach: Loren Menke Holy Trinity
Washington and Mt. Pleasant are going to play each other in football June 7th at Washington. No it’s not a high school game, it’s an alumni game. The Panthers and Demons of yesterday will meet in a real tackle football game that will be sanctioned by Alumni Football USA. An organization that has put on 700 alumni games in 28 states and has raised over $1 million for local charities. These gentleman will not only spend time practicing and getting in shape, but will also spend $100 to be equipped and insured. The game is part of the Washington, Iowa 175 anniversary celebration, following the game two bands and refreshments will be enjoyed in uptown Washington.
There needs to be 25 players on each team signed up and prepaid by May 7th for the game to be held. At this time over 50 players at each school have indicated interest in playing in the game. Pre-sales of tickets for the game will take place at a cost of $10 per ticket, half that money will be given to a designated charity of the local teams.
Other area alumni games that are played include WMU vs Waco and Columbus Community against Wapello.