SPORTS JULY 14, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on July 14, 2016


New London and Burlington Notre Dame battle tonight in Class 1A District Semi-Final baseball at 5 p.m. on the Highland High School diamond.  New London is advancing from a 2-1 win over Danville at Prottsman Field Tuesday night, while Notre Dame won a 3-1 battle with Keota.  The Tigers 16-8 and Nikes have met once before this season, Notre Dame 13-8 won that hard fought battle 6-5.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the game live beginning at 5 p.m.  The 2nd game of the night at Highland will have the host school Huskies playing Lone Tree, tonight’s winners will meet Saturday night in the championship game.


WACO High School freshman Maysan Lee participated recently in the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee.  Maysan competed in the barrel racing event and placed 28th in the nation.Looking ahead, she hopes to compete in the high school finals next year in Wyoming. She’s looking to add goat tying, breakaway roping, and team roping in addition to barrel racing.  Maysan will be taking part in the Washington County Fair Rodeo next Tuesday, possibly also competing in the Wapello Rodeo this weekend.

The Iowa Wesleyan athletic department has announced the hiring of two new soccer coaches.  Tony Odorisio will take over the men’s program and Paul Patton will be at the helm of the women’s soccer program. Tony Odorisio joins the Tiger coaching staff from Central Community College in Nebraska.  Odorisio brings a vast knowledge of soccer to Iowa Wesleyan. Paul Patton will take over as the women’s soccer head coach in 2016-17.  He also brings plenty of soccer knowledge to Iowa Wesleyan after spending the past twenty years as a college coach.  Patton comes to the Tigers after spending the past ten years at St. Catharine College in Kentucky.

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference has announced their all conference selections for the summer of 2016.

First Team


Name                          Year                School

Eliza Noa                    10                    Wapello**

Morgan Christner     12                    New London**

Isabelle True             9                      L-M


Name                          Year                School

Cheyann Adamson    12                    Highland

Emma Reid                 9                      Wapello

Breanna Mettler        10                    New London

Lexy Davis                 9                      WBND


Name                          Year                School

Lindsey Davis            12                    Cardinal

Randyn Carter           11                    L-M

Kylie Wood                9                      Highland

Josten Boyer              12                    New London

Bailey Stroud             11                    Columbus

Addisyn Lolling         10                    Wapello

Abby Kerr                  10                    Wapello


Name                          Year                School

Kelsey Hora               11                    Highland**

Kinsey Petersen        12                    Danville

Kenadi Schulte           12                    New London

Mady Reid                  8                      Wapello

Hannah Heiserman   10                    Van Buren

Shania Boyd               11                    Columbus


Name                          Year                School

Sloan Reighard          12                    Pekin

Lexi Fullenkamp        12                    Cardinal

Allie Massner             12                    Mediapolis

Allison Brisby                        12                    Central Lee

Haley Sweeting          8                      Highland

Player of the Year

Morgan Christner – New London

Coach of the Year

Shannon Salazar – Wapello



M.P. Panther baseball team opens the tournament trail on Friday July 15th at 5 p.m. when they play Keokuk in the 1st game of a double header at Fairfield.  Ft. Madison will play 9th ranked Fairfield in the 2nd game of the tournament double header on the Trojans field.  The winner from Friday will meet Monday July 18th at 7 p.m. in Fairfield.  The winner of that game will be the District #10 champion and play the District #9 champion at Washington on July 20th at 7 p.m.  District #9 pairings on July 15th has at 5 p.m. Mt. Vernon playing Clear Creek-Amana, followed by Washington playing the host school Solon.  The winners meet on July 18th at Solon and that winner goes to Washington on the 20th.


New London has a familiar opponent for the opening round of the State Softball Championships at Ft. Dodge Monday.  The 5th ranked 24-10 Tigers will play 9th ranked 28-13 Newell-Fonda Monday July 18th at 1:30 p.m.  New London played Newell-Fonda in the opening game of the 2015 tournament and won 9-1.  If the Tigers win Monday they would play in the semi-finals Thursday at 3 p.m. against the winner of the Akron-Westfield vs West Harrison 1st round game.  A Monday loss by the Tigers would mean 2 consolation games on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The Championship for Class 1A will be played Friday at 5 p.m., the consolation game would be at 3:30 p.m. Friday.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry all the New London games at State.


Alijah Beatty, 17 of Washington, a senior at IMS recently completed 4 weeks of intense racing on her bicycle. Beginning with an attempt to qualify for Jr. Track Worlds in Trexlertown, PA, coming up short by one position. She continued racing at the Tour of American Dairyland in WI in 2 professional criterium’s.  She then traveled to Louisville, KY for Jr. Nationals Road Championship and recieved the silver medal in the road race. The highlight of the last few weeks would have to be her performance at Le Tour la relive internationale de Rimouski. This 5 stage race in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada and is the premier jr. women’s race in North American. She raced on a composite Canadian team composed of 4 American women ages 17-18. She won 2 stages, the criterium and road race, place 2nd in the individual time trail and her team placed 3rd in the team time trial. She held the green sprinters jersey until the final day of competition.

At the end of July she will travel back to Trexlertown, PA and will race several events at Jr. Track Nationals. She also has been invited to attend a USA Cycling jr. Women’s Talent ID Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in August.

The Holy Trinity Catholic Athletic Board Golf Outing is coming up July 22nd at the Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course rural Ft. Madison.  This is a 4 person best shot, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.  Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 for a team of four. Entry covers green fees, cart, beverages, & dinner after golf.  Many cash raffles will be held.  Contact Loren Menke at 319-759-3022 or go to  Proceeds of the tournament benefit Holy Trinity Athletics.