Sports, Friday May 3rd, 2019

Written by Nathan Bloechl on May 3, 2019

By: Nathan Bloechl —

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team fell in the 1st round Friday at the SLIAC Conference Tournament being held in Fulton, Mo. at Westminster University.  Greenville handed the Tigers a 4-2 loss, the Tigers play their next game Saturday at 1 pm against Spalding University in the double elimination format.  If the Tigers win they play at 3 pm to try and stay alive, a win then would mean they must win two games Sunday to advance to the NCAA division III national tournament.

Depth Propels MPHS Boys Track to SEC Title:

KILJ — It was yet another memorable night for the Mount Pleasant Panther boys’ track team last night as they clinched a Southeast Conference Championship in Fairfield last night. Mount Pleasant scored 125 team points, 38 better than that of second place Washington. Fairfield finished in third with 71 points.

Head coach Mitch Anderson recaps the night:


Dynasty Continues for Lamm, MPHS Girls’ Track:

KILJ —  One is good, two is better. That was what the Mount Pleasant girls’ and boys’ track team was thinking yesterday, sweeping the team titles as the Southeast Conference Track and Field championships.

Mount Pleasant won going away, scoring a whopping 161 team points. Second-place Fairfield scored 98, while Keokuk took third, scoring 47 points.

Scott Lamm on last night’s win:


Girls’ Tennis Nets a Win at Maharishi:

KILJ — The Mount Pleasant Panther girls’ tennis team improved their season standing to 4-4 as they defeated Maharishi yesterday afternoon 8-1.

Here’s the full list of results:

Singles:  #1  Erin Zihlman  (MP)  def  Olivia Goodale  8-4    (MP record 1-7)

#2  Hallie Sandeen  (MP)  def  Yenet Deribe  8-3  (4-4)

#3  Shaleen Thiengmany  (MP)  def  Deepika Vempati  8-4  (6-5)

#4  Lily Fenton  (MAHA)  def  Breeana Runyon  9-8  tie-breaker 9-7  (4-4)

#5  Sierra Barton  (MP)  def  Vaisnavii Mohanraj  8-2  (5-3)

#6  Olivia Larson  (MP)  def  Sophia Malik  8-1  ((5-3)

JV  Madecyn Anderson  (MP)  def  Shrishti Sharma  10-5

Doubles:  #1  Zihlman/Sandeen  (MP)  def  Goodale/Deribe  8-3  (2-9)

#2  Thiengmany/Runyon  (MP)  def  Vempati/Fenton  8-1  (3-3)

#3  Barton/Larson  (MP)  def  Mohanraj/Malik  8-2  (6-4)

Business as Usual for MPHS Boys’ Soccer:

KILJ — The Mount Pleasant boys’ soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Bloodhounds of Fort Madison yesterday at East Lake Park.

Nathan Rauenbuehler scored both of the goals for the Panthers, Avery Scanridge had an assist for Mount Pleasant, as well.

With the win, the Panthers improved to 10-3. They’ll host Marion on Monday, at East Lake Park.

Today’s Schedule:

Girl’s Golf —- vs. Centerville and Washington @ Appanoose Country Club in Centerville (10:00 a.m.)


Boy’s Golf — vs. Fort Madison and Washington @ Washington Golf and Country Club (4:00 p.m.)


Boy’s Tennis — vs. Albia at East Lake Park (4:30 p.m.)