SPORTS JUNE 27, 2014

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Sports

MPHS Panther baseball team battled Keokuk Thursday night in Southeast Conference action on the road, they came home with a split, losing the opener 8-5 but winning the nightcap 5-4. Dustin Amos suffered the loss in the opener, Pat Canby was 2-2 with a double, Austin Smith 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Brady Anderson pitched the win in the 2nd game, Austin Smith led the hitting going 2-3 with a double.

The Panthers play in the Waterloo Tournament today.

AREA BASEBALL SCORES: Notre Dame 7 Harmony 1, Muscatine swept Burlington 3-2 and 8-1, New London 6 West Burlington 5, L&M 7 Wapello 6, Central Lee 7 Cardinal 3, Danville 8 Holy Trinity Catholic 1, WMU 15 Waco 0.


#3 ranked Class 1A New London defeated #12 ranked Class 3A West Burlington Notre Dame 7-2 on Barb Carter Field at West Burlington. Jorgi Krieger hit 2 homeruns and knocked in 5 of the Tiger runs. Morgan Chrsitner was the winning pitcher throwing a 3 hitter.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL GAMES: #6 Muscatine swept Burlington 19-6 and 10-5, Wapello 10 L&M 0, Cardinal of Eldon 9 Central Lee 4, Highland 14, Pekin 1.

Tonight the MPHS Panther softball team will host Burlington for a non-conference double header.

Saturday 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.



Former Iowa Hawkeye football player Epenesa Epenesa never dreamed that his son would have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and play football for the University of Iowa. He can now start dreaming of his son playing football for the Hawks as Iowa has offered his son A.J. Epenesa who is a high school sophomore in Edwardsville, Illinois a opportunity to play in Iowa City. Epenesa Epenesa played two years for Iowa Wesleyan College and then completed his career playing for the U of I at defensive end. The 6’4” sophomore defensive end has been drawing attention and other offers from major football schools around the country, but right now a couple of years away from signing day the Hawks have the inside track on a very good player.


MPHS sports schedule:

6/30–Ottumwa at MPHS for boy’s varsity baseball at 7 p.m.

7/1—MPHS baseball at Wapello 7:30 p.m.

7/2—MPHS softball at West Burlington-Notre Dame

7/3—MPHS softball and baseball at Washington

7/4—MPHS softball in tournament at University of Iowa softball complex

7/5—MPHS softball in tournament t University of Iowa softball complex


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the girls Regional Tournament softball pairings for the summer tournament series. The Mt. Pleasant will open tournament play at Keokuk on Thursday July 10th at 7 p.m. If the Panthers win that game they play Fairfield on the Lady Trojans home field on the 12th of July and a win would send them into the regional final at Oskaloosa on July 15th. The upper part of the regional bracket has Pella, Grinnell and Oskaloosa.

Class 1A has #3 ranked New London getting a 1st round bye and will play July 9th at Waco the winner of the July 7th game between Waco and Harmony that KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast live. IMS plays host to WMU on July 7th and the winner will play Lone Tree on July 9th. The Regional semi finals will be at Lone Tree on July 11th and the finals at Wilton on July 14th. The bottom bracket of the regional has Springville, Midland, Calamus-Wheatland, Preston, Marquette Catholic of Bellvue and Lisbon.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the Substate baseball sites for Class 3A teams. The Mt. Pleasant Panthers will be in Substate #6 competing against Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Knoxville, and Oskaloosa. Centerville and Fairfield will host early rounds the finals location is to be determined.

District Tournament baseball sites and assignments for Classes 1A and 2A, pairings will be coming out soon. Class 1A District #10 will be hosted by Danville and Van Buren. Teams involved are: Harmony, Holy Trinity Catholic, New London, Notre Dame, Waco and Winfield Mt. Union, along with the host schools.

Class 2A District #12 will be hosted by L&M, teams competing will be Central Lee, Columbus Community, Mediapolis, Wapello, West Burlington and the host school.




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

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



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.

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