Prep Baseball: Van Buren Outlasts Mount Pleasant

A four-run 2nd inning proved to be the difference for Van Buren County as the Warriors secured a 7-3 opening day win over Mount Pleasant at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex last night.

Mount Pleasant struck for two runs in the 1st inning, one on a Carter Amos RBI triple and the other on a wild pitch — but would not score again until the middle innings.

Van Buren hurler Taylor Sprouse settled in to the game well, allowing just three runs — only two earned — over five innings while punching out 11.

Jackson Manning relieved him and fanned five over the final two frames.

Cooper Keldgord was the starter for Mount Pleasant, pitching the game’s first three innings. He struck out one.

Ben Newton made his varsity debut in relief, covering four innings allowing two runs.

The loss moved Mount Pleasant to 0-1, they’ll take on Mediapolis on the road on Thursday night.

Van Buren County, 1-0, will play Keokuk at home Wednesday night.

Boys’ Golf: Wapello to State Golf

Wapello took second based on tiebreaker criteria, advancing as a team to the 2022 Staet Golf Meet.

Wapello tied with Earlham for second, but their fifth place scorer — Cooper Garrison — was higher than that of Earlham’s.

Wapello will join English Valleys, who was the meet champion, at the 1A State Golf Meet next week at Ames Golf and Country Club.

The Golden Bears won with 370 strokes, Wapello earned runner up honors with 373.

Earlham’s Ryan Stiles was meet medalist after shooting an 83.

Winfield-Mount Union’s duo of Carter Loyd and Jake Edwards finished in a tie for 22nd, the pair each shot a 98.

Ethan Streeter and Weston Miller led New London with 103’s.

Wyatt Miller carded a 105.

Boys’ Golf: Matheney Falls One Stroke Short of State

Mount Pleasant’s Nick Matheny fell just one stroke short of a state appearance following yesterday’s 3A District Tournament at Vinton-Shellsburg.

Matheny carded a 10-over 80, with the cut-off for state being a 79.

He tied with Notre Dame’s Kaleb Allen, who also missed the state meet by one stroke.

Medalist honors were split between Marion’s Nathan Whalen and Isaiah Zoske of Solon, who both ended up five-over on the tournament.

Solon was the team champion, followed up by Washington.

Both teams were good enough to to advance to next week’s state meet in Ames.

Boys’ Golf: Mediapolis Trio Ends Season

Ben Wolter, Jacob Grier and Kamden Stotler, Mediapolis’ sophomore trio, all saw their seasons come to a close yesterday at the Class 2A District Tournament in Wapello.

Wolter finished tied for 28th after carding a 90.

Grier shot a 100 while Stotlar finished with a 101.

West Branch won the meet with Dyersville Beckman placing second.

Girls’ Soccer: WBND Edges Mount Pleasant

Andrea Lopreato’s hat trick was not enough as the Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer team fell 4-3 to West Burlington Notre Dame yesterday.

Charice Auwerda had one assist, while Evelyn Escobar made five saves.

Notre Dame closes their regular season ledger at 7-7.

The Nikes will host the Sabers of Central DeWitt Friday in the first round of the Class 2A-8 tournament.

Mount Pleasant ends their regular season 8-6 and will play host to Iowa City Liberty on Friday night in the first round of the Class 2A-5 regional.

Boys’ Soccer: Panthers Blanked by WBND

The No. 5 ranked Notre Dame boys’ soccer team rolled to a 9-0 win over Mount Pleasant last night at East Lake Park.

Parker Davis had a huge scoring night with three goals and four assists.

Cole Ward and Carson Wagner each added a two-pack of goals.

The Nikes are now 14-3 and will host Burlington tonight in their regular season finale.

Mount Pleasant ends their regular season 1-15.

They’ll travel to take on 2A powerhouse Fort Madison Friday night at Baxter Sports Complex.