Sports April 9th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on April 9, 2019

Mt Pleasant girls soccer hosted Fairfield for a Varsity/JV double header. Mount Pleasant jumped ahead early scoring with 4 minutes in, Mary West volleyed home the goal for the Panthers. The game then turned into a stalemate with neither team breaking through until Fairfield equalized the game off a free kick with 17:48 left to play. The end of regulation and OT continued on as before with neither side breaking through. In penalty kicks Fairfield missed their first two before making their 3rd. Mount Pleasant made all 3 that they attempted, Mary West, Kaela Welcher and Sydney Doak converted the PKs. The final score then being 2-1(3-1 on PKs). Mount Pleasant is now 3-0 and will play at Keokuk on Thursday. JV played a shortened game because of the lack of day light from the extended varsity game. Mount Pleasant won 2-0, goals were scored by Regan Seberg and Abby West.


Mt Pleasant boys soccer played at Fairfield. Panthers defeated the Trojans 4-3. Jayden Vongsavath scored a goal with an assist by Noel Lopez, Nathan Rauenbuehler scored a goal with an assist by Avery Scandridge, Vongsavath scored his second goal with an assist by Rauenbuehler, and Cade Warner scored in the late minutes off the second assist by Lopez. Mt Pleasant improves to 4-1 on the season.


Mt Pleasant boys tennis hosted West Burlington/Notre Dame. Panthers won the match 8-1. In singles Jaxon Hoyle defeated Dylan McElderry 8-4, Donny Arledge beat Cole Williams 9-8(4), David Nguyen defeated Tyler Dameron 8-4, Jack Schimmelpfennig beat Riley Ruther 8-2, and Clayton Henriksen won 8-4 over Kaleb Allen. In doubles Corbin Broeker/Jaxon Hoyle won 8-3 over Travis Willis/Tyler Dameron, Donny Arledge/Jack Schimmelpfennig won 9-7 over Dylan McElderry/Cole Willams, and David Nguyen/Clayton Henriksen won 8-3 over Riley Ruther/Ty Hill.


Mt Pleasant boys golf hosted a varsity triangular with Keokuk and Washington out at the Mt Pleasant Golf and Country Club. Panthers had a good day winning with a team score of 156, Washington was 2nd with 180, and Keokuk had 225. Mt Pleasant was led by Trace White and Brevin Wilson who both shot 38, Jake Moffett and Bailey Shelledy shot 40, Rhett Zeglen had 45, and Reece Kempker had 60.


Mt Pleasant girls golf played a varsity triangular at Flint Hills Golf Course against Burlington and Muscatine. Panthers won with a team score of 201, Muscatine shot 226, and Burlington had 229. Elli Liechty was a medalist with a score of 45, Anni Liechty shot 47, Melody Miller at 54, Michal Wohlleber had 55, Alex Gerling had 59, Grace Sheetz at 62, and Sami Wibben shot 63.


Mt Pleasant 7th grade girls track team competed up in Washington yesterday. Fairfield was the top team with 89 points, Mt Pleasant was second with 84, Washington had 63, Fort Madison had 60, Burlington at 53, and Ottumwa finished with 22 points. 1st place finishes for Mt Pleasant include Teyanna Lane in the 100 meter dash at 14.30 and the 200 meter dash at 29.34, Josie Gilmore in the 200 meter hurdles at 32.16 and in the long jump at 13’8”, and Elsie Lange in the 800 meter run at 2:56.57.

2nd place finishes include Bailey Jalas in the 100 meter dash at 14.30, and Josie Gilmore in the 100 meter hurdles at 18.64 and high jump at 4’2”.

3rd place finishes include Bailey Jalas in the 200 meter dash at 31.11 and long jump at 13’6”, Andi Scott in the 400 meter dash at 1:14.29, Jolynn Keomanivong in the discus at 47’8.5”, and the spring medley relay team of Bailey Jalas, Leslie Lopez, Peyton Hainline, and Andi Scott at 2:19.98.



Sports Scheduled for Mt Pleasant:


Boys golf will compete in a tournament at Burlington Golf Club at 9:30am

Girls varsity and JV track will compete in an invitational at Fort Madison at 4:30pm


Boys golf has a varsity triangular with Fort Madison and Washington at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course at 4pm

Varsity boys soccer will host Keokuk at 4:30pm, JV game at 6pm

Varsity girls tennis plays at Fairfield at 4:30pm

Varsity boys tennis hosts Fairfield at 4:30pm

Boys track will be hosting the Denny White Relays at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex at 4:30pm. Teams competing include Cardinal, Centerville, Central Lee, Clear Creek-Amana, Danville, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Iowa City Liberty, Keokuk, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, New London, Pekin, Van Buren, Waco, Wapello, Washington, West Burlington-Notre Dame, and Winfield-Mt Union

Varsity girls soccer will play at Keokuk at 5pm, JV game at 7pm


Boys middle school track has a meet at Burlington High School against Burlington, Fairfield, and Keokuk at 4:30pm



On April 20th there is going to be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament taking place at Mt Pleasant Middle School. There are several age groups for male and female teams to compete in. The cost is $60 per team and all checks should be made out to Mt Pleasant Tourney Team. For more information and to register contact Ronnie Ashton at (319)931-2896.


Iowa Wesleyan athletic department has named Morgan Christner as the March Student Athlete of the Month. The former New London Tiger had a great month hitting .453 with a .492 on base percentage, and a .566 slugging percentage. She led the team with 18 RBIs and 24 hits. In the circle she leads the SLIAC with seven wins and 90 strikeouts, she pitched 56.2 innings. Christner was the SLIAC Pitcher of the Week earlier this season after her spring break performance in South Carolina where she won two games over Centenary College and Immaculata University with 12 strikeouts in each game. Tiger softball is 15-6 overall and 6-2 in conference games, tomorrow they will be heading to St Louis to play Webster University in a conference double header.


Nebraska Cornhusker volleyball standout and former Holy Trinity Catholic Crusader Mikaela Foecke was named the Nebraska female student-athlete of the year and best female athlete of the year. Foecke becomes the 8th volleyball player to receive the top female athlete honor. She led Nebraska to four Final Fours and two national championships while also excelling in the classroom. Foecke is a four time Academic All-Big Ten selection and will graduate in May with a degree in animal science/pre-veterinary science.