Boys’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Hosts Home Invite

Rob Zeglen’s Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team will be back on their home course today, when they Panthers host a five-team invite.

Joining the Panthers at Mount Pleasant Golf and Country Club will be Fairfield, Fort Madison, Keokuk and Washington.

The Demons have been red-hot to start their year, led by terrific senior Roman Roth.

Mount Pleasant has been led out of the gates by Reece Kempker, who most recently finished as a runner-up to Roth earlier this week in Washington.

Golfing this evening will get started at 4:00 p.m.

Girls’ Golf: Panther Girls’ at Keokuk

The Mount Pleasant girls’ golf team will travel to Keokuk tonight, as they aim for continued early season success.

Competing at Keokuk tonight will be Burlington, Fairfield, Fort Madison and Washington — along with Mount Pleasant and of course, the host Chiefs.

Stroke play on the links tonight will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Girls’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Looks to Rebound at Burlington

Coming off a tough 5-4 loss to Fairfield, the Mount Pleasant girls’ tennis team will look to right the ship tonight when they play Burlington.

Tonight’s tilt will be played at Dankwardt Park.

The Panthers have seen numerous players step up so far this season, including No. 1 singles player Savana Walls, who has been the mainstay atop Martha Peterson’s lineup.

Middle of the order players Gisele Fajardo-Pena and Ellie Situmeang have also been important pieces to the team’s success.

This evening’s matchup will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Prep Track: Panthers Host Home Invite

It will be a busy night of track at Evans Field in Mount Pleasant when the Panthers host the Denny White Relays.

White has been a fixture of the track community in Mount Pleasant and the State of Iowa since 1965.

He worked his final State Track meet one year ago.

The Mount Pleasant girls’ will be aiming to win their second straight Denny White Relays title, after winning nine events at last year’s race.

The Panther boys finished seventh at the invite last year, but both teams are running well in the first third of their seasons.

Field events will begin at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex at 4:30 p.m. with running events beginning shortly thereafter.

Prep Soccer: Burlington Hosts Mount Pleasant in Boy-Girl Doubleheader

Burlington will welcome in Mount Pleasant tonight for a prep soccer boy-girl doubleheader.

The Panther boys are 1-4 on the year and will look to get back into the win column when they begin tonight at 5:00 p.m.

The team will be seeking their first win since April 1st — a 3-2 win over Danville.

Burlington is 3-0, the Greyhounds blanked Fairfield 2-0 on Monday.

Last year’s SEC champions, the Mount Pleasant girls are 3-1 on the year. The Panthers earned a 10-1 win over Keokuk earlier this week.

Their lone loss is from April 7th, a 5-4 defeat to Washington.

Burlington enters play 2-0 after shutting out Fairfield 6-0 on Monday evening.

The girls’ will play the nightcap, with kick set for 7:00 p.m.

Girls’ Prep Basketball: Central Lee Tabs Hickey as New Head Coach

Former Notre Dame Nike and Quincy University standout Taylor Hickey has been named the new head coach of Central Lee girls basketball, the district has announced.

Hickey spent each of the last two seasons as the top lieutenant to Jay Baldwin, who will be stepping down after accumulating a 26-18 record.

Hickey starred in her prep days with Notre Dame where she helped guide the Nikes to the 2014 Class 1A State Championship.

She appeared in over 80 over games for Quincy in her collegiate career.

Central Lee finished this year 13-9, bowing out in the Class 3A, Region 4 quarterfinals to Davenport Assumption.