SPORTS JUNE 17, 2014

Written by on June 17, 2014 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant Panther softball and baseball games scheduled at Fairfield yesterday were rained out and re-scheduled for today. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the first game of the baseball double header live at 5:30 p.m. and keep you posted on how the softball game is going.

GAMES THAT WERE PLAYED LAST NIGHT: SOFTBALL-#3 ranked class 1A New London rolled over Cardinal of Eldon 8-1, Morgan Christner threw a 3 hitter and Victoria Noel went 3-4 at the plate with a home run, Jorgi Krieger and Josten Boyer also had home runs.

#14 West Burlington-Notre Dame 10 Van Buren 8, North Scott won twice over Burlington 8-0 and 6-5, Wapello 12 WMU 0, Columbus 12 Waco 0, Danville 10 Harmony 0.

BASEBALL- #4 Van Buren 4 West Burlington 2 (8 inn), Danville 15 Harmony 0, Central Lee 14 Holy Trinity Catholic 4, Wapello 7 WMU 1.


The latest baseball rankings has Van Buren ranked #4 in class 1A, Twin Cedars is #1. 2A is topped by Dyersville Beckman, class 3A Sioux City Heelan is #1 with Fairfield ranked 7th. Dubuque Hempstead is #1.


The U.S. beat Ghana 2-1 in World Cup soccer last night, they scored their first goal in the first 30 seconds of the match and the winning goal in the 86th minute. USA plays Portugal next.


Baseball hall of fame player Tony Gwynn passed away Monday at the age of 54 of oral cancer, he played his entire career in San Diego for the Padres.



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

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


On June 28th the MPHS JV softball tournament will be played with 6 teams competing at East Lake Park. MPHS, Ottumwa, Fairfield, Keokuk, Washington and Ft. Madison. Games will be played at 9 a.m., 10:45 and 12:30 p.m. using 3 diamonds.  


Henry County Health Center is hosting a Coaching Clinic on Tuesday, July 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the HCHC Health Education Center. The clinic is open to all interested certified coaches and volunteer coaches.


The Coaching Clinic will cover the following topics:

  • Dr. Joseph Tansey, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon: Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Danny Eversmeyer, EMT-P: When to call 911, CPR and First Aid Training
  • Elise Klopfenstein, RD, LD, CDE, MPH: Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction
  • Mandy Borchers, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS: Injury Preparedness
  • Andy Niemann, MS, ATC, LAT: Heat and Hydration


This clinic is an approved event for Coaching Authorization renewal. There is a $5 registration fee, and dinner will be provided. To register and for more information, please email, call HCHC’s Rehabilitation Services at 319.385.6102 or stop by HCHC’s Rehabilitation Services desk.



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.

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


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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