SPORTS JULY 08, 2014

Written by on July 8, 2014 in Sports

Fairfield swept Mt. Pleasant in Southeast Conference softball last night on the Panthers home diamond to wrap up the regular season. The 9th ranked Lady Trojans downed M.P. 7-3 and 10-3.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES: #12 Keokuk swept Ft. Madison 7-1 and 4-2.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Regional summer tournament series began last night.

Class 1A saw the Winfield Mt. Union Lady Wolves win only their second game of the season as they opened the tournament with a 4-3 win at Iowa Mennonite School. Kayla Coberly was the winning pitcher, Karlie Wade was 4-4 at the plate. WMU will play Lone Tree on the Lions home field tomorrow night at 7 p.m. #3 ranked New London plays Harmony tomorrow night at West Burlington KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast live at 7 p.m. The bottom bracket of the regional had Springville beat Midland 3-1 and Calamus-Wheatland beat Easton Valley 7-6. Tomorrow night Springville plays at Bellevue Marquette and Calamus Wheatland plays at Lisbon.


Class 2A Regional softball opens tonight. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the Danville at Columbus Community game at 7 p.m. tonight. Van Buren plays at Pekin.

Class 3A Regional play also begins tonight with Mediapolis at West Burlington-Notre Dame, Central Lee plays at Albia.

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.


Fifth ranked Fairfield swept the MPHS baseball team 6-3 and 10-3. Jordon Meyer suffered the loss on the mound in the 1st game and Dustin Amos suffered the loss in the 2nd game. Justin Chalupa was 2-4 in the 1st game, Pat Canby had an RBI. Colton Schinstock homered in the 2nd game, also getting RBI’s were Tyler Pace and Justin Dilks.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES: Davenport North beat Burlington in the 1st game of a twin bill 2-1 Grayhounds won the 2nd game 5-3. Lone Tree 13 West Burlington 3, WMU 5 Central Lee 4, Holy Trinity Catholic 12 Columbus Community 3, Highland 7 New London 4, Iowa City Regina swept Mediapolis 10-0 and 7-2.


The latest ratings of high school baseball teams have been released by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association. Class 4A is topped by Dubuque Hempstead, Clear Lake is #1 in Class 3A, Fairfield is ranked 5th with Centerville 8th. Class 2A is led by North Polk. Twin Cedars is #1 in Class 1A, Van Buren is 3rd.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the class 1A and 2A district baseball tournament pairings.

Class 1A District 10 has Danville hosting a double header on July 15th.  At 5 p.m. Waco tangles with Notre Dame and at 7 p.m. Winfield Mt. Union plays Danville.  July 17th at Danville the first round winners will meet at 7 p.m.  The district final will be on July 19th at Danville 7 p.m.  The other half of the district has Holy Trinity Catholic playing New London at 5 p.m. and Harmony against Van Buren at 7 p.m. on the Van Buren Warriors diamond July 15th.  First round winners will play there on the 17th and the semi final winner will play at Danville the 19th.  The winner moves onto the sub-state at Washington High School on the 22nd of July at 7 p.m. to play the District 9 champion.  Schools in that district are:  Clinton Prince of Peace, Easton Valley, Lone Tree, Calamus Wheatland, Midland, Springville, Highland, Lisbon and Bellevue Marquette.

Class  2A opens district play on July 12th with Columbus Community playing West Burlington and Wapello playing Mediapolis at L&M High School.  Central Lee and L&M got 1st round byes and play the winners on July 15th at L&M, semi finals are July 19th with the Substate July 22nd at Solon.

The Class 3A pairings for the Mt. Pleasant Panthers will be released next week.


The Mt. Pleasant 8th grade boy’s tournament basketball team captured the Great Four State basketball tournament title at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend. The M.P. team won the championship game over Northfield, Minnesota 37-31.



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.



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.

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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