Girls’ Track: Brumbaugh Soars Again, Panthers Finish 2nd at Home Invite

Jadan Brumbaugh’s winning shot put heave of 44 feet, 10.5 inches was three feet over the meet record held by Mary Wester, as Mount Pleasant finished second at the 2022 Panther Invite last night.

Sophomore Elsie Lange won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 7.75 inches, continuing her strong run of performances.

Mount Pleasant won two other events: Abby Blint in the 1,500m (5:28.03) and the shuttle hurdle relay group of Kenna Lamm, Abby Blint, Allie Westercamp and Jenna Gilmore went 1:09.71 for first.

Williamsburg won the Class A team title with 130 points, while Mount Pleasant finished in second. Iowa City Liberty placed third.

In Class B, Pekin was the team champion with 129 points. Danville placed second with Wapello, Mediapolis and Cardinal rounding out the top-five.

Danville was led by Kenna Furnald who won the long jump springing 15 feet, 5.75 inches.

Keetyn Townsley won the 100m hurdles for the Lady Wolves, she ran 17.39. Jobey Malone was the champion of the Class B shot put for Winfield-Mount Union. Her winning toss was 36 feet, 5.5 inches.

Boys’ Golf: Matheny Second as Panthers Win ND Invite

Nick Matheny carded an 81, good for second place overall as Rob Zeglen’s Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team earned a team title of the Notre Dame Invitational yesterday.

Van Buren County’s T.J. Jirak was the meet medalist. Jirak finished with an 80 — one stroke better than that of Matheny.

Reece Kempker finished fifth in the individual standings after shooting an 85.

Van Buren County ended up in second in the team race, with Fort Madison, Davis County and Notre Dame rounding out the top-five.

Winfield-Mount Union placed seventh.

The Wolves were led by Carter Loyd, who finished in a tie for 10th after shooting a 95.

Other boys’ golf

  • New London 196, Mediapolis 207
    • Wyatt Miller led New London with a low round score of 42 as the Tigers dispatched Mediapolis for a dual win at Deerwood Golf and Country Club. Mediapolis was led by Grant Hilton, who finished in second in the individual race with a score of 45.

Girls’ Golf: Phillips Dominates Field Once Again

New London’s Taylor Phillips continued her outstanding season, shooting a 3-over 39 to lead New London to a dual victory over Mediapolis yesterday.

Sophie Mallott carded a 46 to aid the Tiger win.

Olivia Hines had a 44 for Mediapolis.

Boys’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Falls for the First Time

Owen Vansickel earned a win in No. 1 singles but it was Maharishi who earned the team win yesterday over Mount Pleasant in Fairfield.

Vansickel won 7-5, 1-6 (10-6) before Maharishi got things going.

Lou Schimmelpfennig earned a win in No. 6 singles, defeating Mekhi Kahiu 6-0, 7-5.

Maharishi swept the three doubles matches.

Mount Pleasant is now 3-1 on the year.

Girls Tennis: Maharishi Sweeps Panthers 

Maharishi got started hot and never let off the gas, sweeping Mount Pleasant at East Lake Park.

The Panthers played without the services of usual No. 1 singles player Savana Walls.

Melanie Olivas stepped into No. 1 singles duty and took an 8-0 loss to Lily Fenton.

Maharishi swept all three doubles matches, as well.

Mount Pleasant will look to get into the win column Thursday night when they host Keokuk.

Match time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

College Football: Ankeny’s Kohl Picks Iowa State

Heralded Ankeny signal caller J.J. Kohl has made his college decision.

Originally slated to play in Madison for the Wisconsin Badgers, Kohl officially announced his intentions to commit to the Iowa State.

Kohl picked the Cyclones over offers from Florida State, Iowa, Wisconsin and Penn State, among others.

According to, a prominent recruiting site, he’s the No. 17 rated quarterback in the nation.

Kohl threw for over 2,000 yards and tossed 25 touchdowns while leading Ankeny to the Class 5A State Finals last year.