SPORTS JULY 16, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on July 16, 2015

The Winfield Mt. Union Wolves and Notre Dame Nikes were to meet tonight in Class 1A District baseball at Winfield, but the game has been postponed till tomorrow night .   

The MPHS softball team will be having a meet the players event at Shottenkirk Motors in Mt. Pleasant  Saturday at noon.  The players and coaches will be there for picture taking, autographs and poster signing.  KILJ Radio and will be interviewing the players on the air beginning at noon courtesy of Southeast Iowa Renal Dialysis.  Meet the players on the state bound MPHS softball team Saturday noon at Shottenkirk Motors and KILJ.


New London is having a sign up for a pep bus that will be going to the New London State Tournament softball game on Monday night at 7 p.m. against Newell Fonda.  Cost to ride the air conditioned bus is $10, you must buy your game ticket at Ft. Dodge.  Sign up cut off is Friday at 4 p.m.  Contact Jessica at the New London Community School superintendents office.


The Mount Pleasant Park and Recreation Department is now taking registration for their Youth Summer Volleyball Camp for Girls in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade! This camp will gear you up for the upcoming season! You will learn the basic fundamentals along with fun!

The Mount Pleasant 8th Grade Volleyball Coach, Lisa Lowery will be instructing this camp for the week! If you have any questions please stop in our office or call Ashley at 319-385-1475.


Registration: July 14-August 3

Camp Dates: August 3-6

Camp Time: 9:00-10:30 AM

Camp Location: Mount Pleasant Middle School (414 N Adam St)

Fee: $20 Residents or $25 Non-residents


This week at the Henry County Fair has a couple of events you won’t want to miss.  The always popular Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. in front of the grandstand Saturday night July 18thCommunity 1st Credit Union will sponsor an IFPA sanctioned truck and tractor pull in front of the grandstand at 4 p.m. Sunday July 19th.

Sports shooting is coming to Southeastern Community College (SCC) this fall. The team will compete against other colleges across the state including the University of Iowa.

SCC sports shooting Assistant Coach, Brain McAtee, says former SCC alumnus, John Klopfenstein, saw the growing success of sports shooting programs at other colleges and encouraged SCC to add a sports shooting team to its repertoire. The top 10 athletes on the team will travel to competitions. Theteam is open to all male and female, full-time SCC students.  SCC sports shooting Head Coach, Tim Weaver is confident the Blackhawks will field a competitive team. The split-season runs August through November and March through May.


Ottumwa is on the short list to host the 2016 Babe Ruth World Series.

Robert Faherty, a representative from Babe Ruth International, recently visited Ottumwa and local youth baseball officials say he was impressed.

They hope to hear from him in the coming week for the organizations final decision. A budget of $200,000 to $250,000 will be needed if Ottumwa wins the bid. Half of the money would be used to upgrade facilities to accommodate the World Series, with the rest to be designated for hosting costs including travel vehicles, hotel rooms and fees associated with the event. Donors are being approached this week to prepare in the event the city is selected. If Ottumwa is selected, there would have to be a consenting vote from the Ottumwa Youth Baseball Board before it could become official.

Cory Klehm, President of Fairfield Babe Ruth Baseball, says he fully supports Ottumwa’s pending bid and met with Faherty to assure him that practice facilities, hotel accommodations and restaurants in Fairfield would be available as players, parents and fans come in from all over the country. Klehm said the potential economic impact for the area could be in the millions of dollars with Fairfield and surrounding communities reaping benefits over the 10 to 14 days games will be played.



WMU vs. WACO Alumni Football Game…Friday July 31st, kickoff is at 8:00pm at WMU High School football field. Tickets are available for purchase from any player as well at Winfield City Hall. Presale tickets are $10.00 each and $5.00 from each presale ticket is given back to WMU.