SPORTS MAY 13, 2014

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Sports

The Southeast conference girls tennis tournament was played at Ft Madison Monday.

Scoring format:  3 points for the champion at each of the 6 singles brackets and 3 doubles brackets, 2 points for  2nd in each bracket, and 1 point for 3rd place in each bracket

Team scores:  Keokuk         22

                       Mt Pleasant   18

                       Ft Madison    10

                       Fairfield           4

MP singles results:  #1  Taylor Beatty Champion 


                                #2  Tasha Glover  3rd


                               #3   Elizabeth Shaw  2nd


                              #4  Ashton Whaley  3rd


                              #5  Lorynn Whaley 2nd


                              #6 2nd  Raeanna Crile 


Doubles:  #1  Beatty/Glover 2nd


               #2  Elizabeth Shaw/Ashton Whaley  Champions


               #3  Crile/Emily Hatfield  2nd

Note:  Taylor Beatty (SR) successfully defended her #1 singles championship by winning the title for the 2nd consecutive year.

The Southeast Iowa Superconference girls golf meet was held last nightNew London won the meet with a team score of 350,  in second place was WMU with a 412 . 


Mt. Pleasant Middle School boy’s track teams won Southeast Iowa Middle School track championships.  7th graders scored 149.5 ahead of Ottumwa 134.5 in the 8 team field.  8th graders won with 143 points Ottumwa 2nd with 110.


The MPHS girls soccer team will open us post season play at home on May 30th when they host Burlington at 5 p.m., the winner will play Pleasant Valley on the Spartans home pitch.


Ryan Rump who has been serving as Activities Director at Keokuk Schools for the last two years is going to be moving to Knoxville, Iowa to be Activities director for the Panthers. Rump’s wife is an attorney in Des Moines, the move to Knoxville will get him closer to his new bride of 1 year.


The USCAA announced today that Iowa Wesleyan had 3 Tigers who received All-American honors in softball.

Mikayla Dwyer and Caitlin O’Neill both earned First Team All-American honors.  Ashley Stube was also named to the Honorable Mention All-American Team.

Mikayla Dwyer had an impressive season for the Tigers this year.  Her batting average for the season was .405 and slugging percentage was a .730.  Dwyer hit 8 home runs and 12 doubles on the season.  She led the team in home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage.

Catlin O’Neill hit 12 doubles, 4 triples, and 2 home runs and had a batting average of .333 as a freshman.  O’Neill led the team with 34 RBI’s and 26 runs this season.

Ashley Stube ended her career with a .304 batting average this season, she hit 4 doubles and 2 triples for the Tigers this year.

The USCAA has released the names of those receiving National All-Academic Awards in softball and baseball.  Recipients had to have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to earn this award.

The Iowa Wesleyan Softball Team had 4 players receive National All-Academic Awards.  Samantha Shepard, Sarah Voss, Kaitlyn Dirth, and Trisha Meierotto all earned this award.

Raul Lozano earned the National All-Academic Award for the Iowa Wesleyan Baseball Team.


The Burlington Purple and Gray Foundation and committee invite Grayhound sports fans to attend a pep rally to launch the public phase of the “Tradition Calls” capital campaign to renovate Bracewell Stadium.

 Campaign leadership and lead donors will be introduced, and a Burlington High School student will share how the renovation will impact the student athletic experience.

The project to renovate the 94-year-old stadium will make it a top venue in the state as well as address safety issues and ensure handicap-accessible benchmarks are met.

 The committee has exciting news to share regarding the goal and amount raised to date. Now, the Purple and Gray Foundation asks community members and businesses to help answer tradition’s call to raise the remaining funds to restore Bracewell Stadium to glory.

The event is scheduled for Friday  May 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  at Bracewell Stadium

1414 Market Street, Burlington, Iowa

 Rain Location: Clark Field House, 919 Market Street, Burlington, Iowa



Saturday, July 12, 2014 Mt. Pleasant Golf & Country Club.  Contact Tom Parkevich, HFC

Iowa Wesleyan College 601 N Main Street Mount Pleasant, IA 52641


The State Qualifying track meets are set for May 15th.   Mt. Pleasant will host Class 3A girls regional and boys district qualifying meets to determine who will participate in the State Meet the following week.  Teams competing will be:  Assumption Davenport, Centerville, Clear Creek Amana, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Washington and Mt. Pleasant.

Area Class 2A Regional/District action will be at Eddyville-Blakesburg.  Class 1A area teams will run at Highland Riverside


Iowa Wesleyan College is conducting several basketball camps in the near future.

IWC girls basketball camp will be held June 9-11, it’s for grades kindergarten thru 8th.  The K-2ND graders have camp from 8-9 a.m. 3rd thru 8th from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more details go to

The elite camp for boys in grades 9-12 is May 11th, registration begins at noon, camp begins at 1:30 p.m., goes to 5 p.m.  Cost is $30 and camp is held at Ruble Arena.

The Iowa Wesleyan boys basketball camp for ages k-8 for next fall will be held June 16-18.  K-2nd grade costs $30, camp runs 8-9 a.m.  3rd-8th is $85, camp runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Campers may bring their lunch or purchase at the camp.  If you sign up by June 6th you get a free t-shirt. 

Boys team camp is June 28th and 29th for JV and varsity teams.  The camp will be held at Ruble Arena and costs $150 for 1 day or $250 for both days and 6 games.

For more information on any of these camps go to


Lake Geode Challenge, an Olympic-distance triathlon in southeast Iowa, again will serve as a regional special qualifier race for USA Triathlon’s Midwest Region. USA Triathlon is the governing body for triathlon in the United States. The race, which has been sanctioned by USAT since it began in 1993, has been a special-qualifier race for the last two years. Top finishers at Lake Geode Challenge may qualify for the Age Group National Championship.

This year’s Lake Geode Challenge will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Geode State Park in Danville, Iowa. The event starts with a 1.5-kilometer clockwise, out-and-back swim from the Lake Geode beach. The swim is followed by a 40-kilometer bike course that takes participants on a loop outside Geode State Park. The race concludes with a 10-kilometer run on asphalt roads throughout the park. Chip timing is used.

Prize money ($300, $200, $125, $75 and $50) will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers. Rick Buller Financial Services, LLC, also is sponsoring cash awards ($125, $75 and $50) to the top three male and top three female Masters (40+) finishers. Participants cannot win an overall cash award and a Masters cash award. Members of the top three male, female and coed teams will receive trophies. Participants also will be eligible for door prizes.

Registration fees are $65 for single and $123 for teams through June 28. After that, fees increase to $85 for single and $141 for teams. Entry fees do not include USAT’s required one-day $12 permit for non-member participants.

The race is organized by Team BEAST (Burlington Endurance Athlete Sports Team). Great River Health Systems is the lead sponsor.

Participants may register on Registration cutoff is Wednesday, July 9. Send questions to, or visit for more information.

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