SPORTS JUNE 06, 2014

Written by on June 6, 2014 in Sports

MPHS girls softball team will be in the Danville Tournament Saturday.

AREA SOFTBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT: Mediapolis 10 Waco 7, Columbus Community 5 WMU 0, Cardinal 3 #8 West Burlington-Notre Dame 2, Highland 5 Wapello 1, Burlington swept Davenport Central 19-0 and 16-0, Central Lee 11 Harmony 1.


MPHS baseball team travels to Muscatine Saturday.

AREA BASEBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT: Mediapolis 15 Waco 0, New London 7 Holy Trinity Catholic 4, WMU 16 Columbus Community 6, Burlington split with Davenport Central lost the 1st game 6-4 and won the 2nd 3-2, Cardinal beat West Burlington 5-4, Central Lee 7 Harmony 0, Highland 14 Wapello 3.


The Columbus Community Wildcat boy’s soccer team fell in the first round of the state soccer tournament in Des Moines 3-0 to Dyersville Beckman. Mid Prairie who won their first round match 6-1 over Riverside Oakland, advances to play Beckman today in the semi finals at noon.


Seth Wallace will be joining the Iowa Hawkeye football coaching staff next week. He will be the recruiting coordinator and help coach the Hawkeye secondary. Seth is married to Erica Severson of Mt. Pleasant. He played high school sports at Grinnell High School, college football at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, spent 3 years as a grad assistant at Iowa from 2006 thru 2008 and most recently coached the defense for Valdosta State in Georgia, leading them to a national championship in NCAA-D2 two years ago.


Mt. Pleasant High School golfer Kiley Miller, based on his third place tie in the 2014 3-A State Golf Meet has pre-qualified status for the Iowa Masters Golf Tournament.  The tournament, sponsored by Iowa State University and held at ISU’s Veenker Golf Course, is also one of the tournaments designated by the Iowa Golf Association used to determine the IGA Amateur of the Year.

 The tournament will be held on July 11-13 this year.


The Winfield Mt. Union vs Waco Alumni Football game is coming up July 26th. Tickets are on sale now from any WMU or WACO alumni player. Game will be played at Roth Field in Wayland. It starts at 7pm.



DATES: JUNE 9 – 12 (June13th RAIN DATE IF NEEDED) 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.






                                                          *CAMP T-SHIRT

                                                          *VIDEO INSTRUCTION

                                                          *CAMPER EVALUATION



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 a full contact alumni game. The Panthers and Demons of yesterday will meet in a real tackle football game that will be sanctioned by Alumni Football USA. The game is part of the Washington, Iowa 175 anniversary celebration, following the game bands and refreshments will be enjoyed in uptown Washington.

Pre-sales of tickets for the game will take place at a cost of $10 per ticket, half that money will be given to the Nick Capaldo family to help cover costs of cancer treatments for their daughter Ellie, tickets are available at The Press Box Grille and Bar and Pep Stop.

Other area alumni games that are played include WMU vs Waco and Columbus Community against Wapello.

The 28th annual Iowa Senior Games (ISG) will be held in West Des Moines June 12-15. Athletes ages 50 and over can register to compete in this Olympic-style competition with 29 sports and nearly 100 events. The early registration deadline is May 19 and the registration fee is $35. After May 19 the registration fee will increase to $40. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, admission to the Hall of Fame banquet, and an unlimited number of Iowa Senior Games events.
“This year’s event will be full of great competition and we are expecting a record number of athletes,” commented Iowa Senior Games director, Matt Beatty. “The West Des Moines community has been a great partner for the Games and we are excited to host another great event.”
Over 800 athletes from across Iowa and the nation are expected to compete. Age groups are broken into 5 year brackets (50-54, 55-59, etc.) with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to each group.
Participants in this year’s Games will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games, held in Minneapolis, MN.
To view a list of sports, rules, schedule, or to register online, visit For questions or to have an entry form mailed to you, contact the Iowa Senior Games by phone at 888-777-8881 x 122 or by email at



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

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


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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