SPORTS JUNE 18, 2014

Written by on June 18, 2014 in Sports

11th ranked Fairfield rolled over the MPHS softball team in Southeast conference action in Fairfield last night by scores of 12-0 and 9-3.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES: #3 New London 10 Central Lee 0, Van Buren 12 Harmony 1, Wapello 6 Pekin 3, L&M 15 WMU 7, Columbus Community 7 Lone Tree 6, #1 Highland 15 Mediapolis 0, Ft. Madison split with Wilton losing the 1st game 4-2 but winning the nightcap 2-0, West Burlington-Notre Dame swept Washington 11-10 and 1-0.


The MPHS baseball team split with the #7 ranked Trojans at Fairfield, losing the first game 6-0 as the Panthers were 1 hit by Joseph Hietpas (hip-us). Dustin Amos suffered the loss allowing 10 hits. In the night cap M.P. came back with a 4-3 win as Justin Chalupa doubled and tripled to lead the offense and Carson Remick pitched the win. Fairfield out hit the Panthers 10-5 and Mt. Pleasant committed 3 errors but timely hitting got them a road win. M.P. is 6-6 overall and 3-1 in the conference. They host Albia tonight in non conference action.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES: Notre Dame downed Holy Trinity 12-3, Central lee 7 New London 2, Cardinal 8 Danville 2, L&M 8 WMU 3, Pekin 5 Wapello 1, Highland 8 Mediapolis 7.


The Mt. Pleasant Activities Department would like to thank the following business and individuals for their help in organizing, planning, and building the new batting cages and equipment shed at Maple Leaf over the last month.  Thanks to:

Ideal Ready Mix
Wesley Barton Construction
John Liechty Construction
Mt. Pleasant Lumber
Paragon Products
Triple Seven Trucking
Farm Credit Services Of America
Mt. Pleasant Electric

MPCHS Building Trades class
A special thanks to the many player parents that donated their time and labor making our facilities better for our student athletes.  


The MPHS boys track team held their awards banquet last night. Special award winners were: Spencer White – Captain, Josh Beelman – Most Improved, Logan Murray – Most Potential, Ben Canby – Most Improved, Dustin Amos – School Record(High Jump), Cole Phillips – Captain and MVP.



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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