SPORTS JULY 11, 2014

Written by on July 11, 2014 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant won their 1st round Class 4A Regional tournament game at Keokuk last night, the Panthers rolled over 14th ranked Keokuk 8-1. Keokuk got on the board 1st in the top of the 2nd inning, M.P. answered in the bottom of that inning scoring a run, they had put 3 runs up on the board but had 2 of them taken off when a Panther base runner left to soon after a caught fly ball. That little bump in the road didn’t bother the Panthers though as in the bottom of the 3rd inning they put up 3 more runs, 1 in the 4th and 4 more in the 5th to totally dominate the game. In all MPHS had 10 hits led by Leslie Taylor who was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s, Jackie Fraise was 2-2, Bailey Johnson had a double. 14th ranked Keokuk ends the year 23-14 and runnerup in the Southeast Conference race. Mt. Pleasant who finished last in the league race continues down the tournament trail with a 16-23 record and now tangles with 9th ranked Fairfield Saturday night on the Lady Trojans home field, they have a record of 29-6 and have won all 4 previous games against the Panthers this season. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the game live at 7 p.m.

In other 4A Regional play, Washington defeated Ft. Madison 10-5, Pella beat Grinnell 1-0, Clear Creek-Amana beat Davenport North 2-1. Saturday Pella plays at Oskaloosa and Washington plays at Davenport Assumption.

In class 5A regional softball Bettendorf won 11-2 over Burlington, Grayhounds ends the year with a 10-30 record.

Tonight the 3rd ranked New London Tigers play in the Regional semi finals against Lone Tree on the Lions home field. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the game live at 7 p.m.

Class 2A regional play has Wapello at #1 ranked Highland.


Mt. Pleasant swept Ft. Madison in High School baseball 3-0 and 12-1. Dustin Amos and Brady Anderson were the winning pitchers. Colton Schinstock was 2-3 with an RBI in the 1st game. Tony Cristoforo was 2-4 in the night cap, Pat Canby had a double, scored twice and had 2 RBI’s. MPHS plays two games at Knoxville tonight.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL: Notre Dame 10 New London 3, #3 Van Buren 8 Central Lee 0, Burlington split with #7 Davenport Assumption winning the opener 10-8 and losing the night cap 11-0.


Mikaela Foecke of Holy Trinity High School is playing on the USA 20 and under volleyball team in a tournament in Guatemala, City. Mikaela helped lead the USA team to a sweep over St. Lucia scoring 9 points and had numerous blocks on defense.

Thursday USA beat Mexico in a 3 game sweep, Mikaela scored 8 points in that match.

Mikaela will be a senior this fall at HTC and has committed to play college volleyball at Nebraska.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the pairings for the 3A baseball substates. Mt. Pleasant will open play on Friday July 18th at Fairfield against Oskaloosa at 5 p.m. Fairfield will tangle with Ft. Madison in the 7 p.m. game. Those winners will advance to play in the semi finals on Monday July 21st at Fairfield. In the other half of the substate at Centerville, Keokuk plays Knoxville at 5 p.m. and Chariton plays Centerville at 7 p.m. on July 18th.


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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