Sports, Tuesday, April 20th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Girls’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Stays Unbeaten:

Andrea Lopreato scored two more goals as the Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer team stayed undefeated with a 3-2 decision over Fort Madison yesterday at Baxter Sports Complex.

Anna Ostby chipped in with the other tally for the Panthers — on an assist from Lopreato — while Emma Pieper had 10 saves.

Claire Pothitakis and Taylor Crabtree were the goal scorers for Fort Madison.

Lopreato’s two goals tied her for 7th among all classes in goals with 12 through four regular season games.

Van Meter freshman Eden Moore leads the state with 19 goals.

Mount Pleasant will be off until Thursday when they play host to Washington.

Kick is set for 4:30 p.m.

Boys’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Blanked by Fort Madison:

Fort Madison scored early and often as the Bloodhounds won their fifth straight match, earning an 8-0 win over Mount Pleasant yesterday in a Southeast Conference match at East Lake Park.

You could not throw Jacob Pothitakis off the scent yesterday, the Bloodhound tallied five goals, while Mitchell Pothitakis and Leif Boeding each scored a goal as well.

The loss dropped Mount Pleasant to 1-5, they’ve dropped four straight.

They’ll look to exercise their demons on the road Thursday at Washington.

Kick is set for 4:30 p.m.

Other soccer tonight:

  • Highland vs. Danville-New London

Girls’ Track: Danville Dominates at Central Lee:

Addison Parrott swept the distance events as Danville enjoyed a strong showing on a blustery evening at the Hawk Relays in Donnellson at Central Lee High School.

Parrott won the 800m in 2:28.63, the 1500m in 4:57.30 and the 3000m in a swift 11:05.99.

Danville also earned first place in five relays: 4×100, 4×400, 4×800, Sprint Medley and Distance Medley.

Drew Fox chipped in earning the victory in the discus, while Carissa Mackey won the 400m dash.

In girls’ track tonight, the Mount Pleasant track team will host several schools for a home invite.

Tonight the Panthers will welcome in:

  • Cardinal
  • CR Jefferson
  • CR Prairie
  • Central Lee
  • Clear Creek Amana
  • Danville
  • Fort Madison
  • IC Liberty
  • Mediapolis
  • Muscatine
  • Pekin
  • WACO
  • Wapello
  • Washingotn
  • West Burlington-Notre Dame
  • Williamsburg
  • Winfield-Mount Union

Action will get underway tonight at 4:30 p.m. at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Boys’ Track: New London Shows Out in Donnellson:

New London’s Josh Catala, Seth Bailey and Carter Allen each won two events as the New London Tiger boys’ track team cruised at the Hawk Relays in Donnellson.

Catala, a maestro on the base paths last summer for the Tiger baseball team strapped into his PF Flyers last night winning both the 100m and 200m dash.

Seth Bailey won both the 800m and 1600m run. Bailey won the mile in an impressive 4:39.94.

Allen, a Drake Relays qualifier, hurled a toss of 169 feet, 10 inches in the discus. He won the shot put with a toss of 51 feet, 7.5 inches.

Other boys’ track tonight:

  • Springville, Sigourney, Cardinal, Central Lee, Danville, Louisa-Muscatine, Lone Tree, Van Buren County, Winfield-Mount Union, Wapello, West Burlington/Notre Dame at WACO (4:30 p.m.)

Girls’ Basketball: New London CSD Approves Iverson Resignation:

The New London Community School District has officially accepted the resignation of former Iowa Wesleyan assistant coach Aimee Iverson.

Iverson served as the head coach of New London’s varsity girls’ basketball team for just one season, helping guide the Tigers to three wins.

New London Director of Athletics Ben Fry has already begun the search for Iverson’s replacement.

The Tigers will return senior to-be guard Ashley McSorely, who finished second on the team in scoring with 9.7 points per game.

Boys’ Golf: Panthers Scrap with Three Others in Quad:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team — off to a great start — will battle Mother Nature and three other clubs today when they take part in a conference quad at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course this afternoon.

The Panthers will hook up with Fairfield, Fort Madison and Washington.

Senior Brevin Wilson has been the medalist in each meet thus far this season.

Action will begin today at 4:00 p.m.

Other golf tonight:

  • Wapello vs. New London at Deerwood Golf Club

Boys’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Hosts Maharishi:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ tennis team is back on their home court this evening.

They’ll take on Maharishi at East Lake Park.

First serve, weather permitting, is set for 4:30 p.m.