Written by John Kuhens on July 8, 2015

SPORTS July 8, 2015

Fairfield  ranked 14th in 4A softball handed the MPHS softball team a double header loss in  Southeast Conference action at Fairfield last night 8-7 and 3-0, the two games were postponed from Monday night.  Shelby Allender pitched the 1st game, Allison Buckert was 3-4 with 4 RBI’s.  Hattie Liechty and Bailey Johnson were 3-3.  Cali Liechty suffered the loss in the circle, Allison Buckert led the hitting.  MPHS ends the regular season 17-19 and opens tournament play at home against Ft. Madison tomorrow night at 7 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the game live.

Girls Class 1A Regional softball results from Tuesday night:  Van Buren beat WMU 15-3, Ana Shurr suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Wolves who end the year 3-23.  Leading the hitting Lexee Hartsock went 2-3.  Van Buren will now play Cardinal of Eldon at Cardinal tonight at 7:15 p.m. as part of a double header that will have #2 ranked new London playing Keota at 5:30 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry that game live.  Keota beat Harmony last night 11-1, Harmony ends the year 0-13.  Moravia downed Seymour 10-0.  Moravia plays at North Mahaska tonight in New Sharon and Sigourney plays host to Moulton-Udell.

Class 2A Regional results:  Pekin beat Danville 12-0, Lisbon beat West Branch 7-6.  Tonight Pekin plays at Eddyville-Blakesburg, Lisbon visits Wapello, CMB goes to West Marshall, Columbus Community is at Iowa City Regina.

Class 3A Regional play tonight:  Mediapolis at Mt. Vernon, Northeast Goose Lake at L&M, West Liberty at West Burlington-Notre Dame, Mid Prairie at Central Lee.

Mt. Pleasant hosted Mediapolis in non-conference baseball last night and won 10-1, Dalton Shull was the winning pitcher and Taylor Alliman was 3-3 at the plate.  Panthers have won 9 of their last 10 games and will make up their conference double header with Fairfield at noon tomorrow and will then play in the evening a JV-Varsity double header against L&M.  Panthers found out they open district  tournament play at Oskaloosa against Chariton at 7 p.m. on July 17th, Oskaloosa and Centerville are the other two teams involved.

AREA BASEBALL SCORES:  Cliinton twice over Burlington 3-0 and 2-1, West Burlington 12 Wapello 1, New London 4 Lone tree 0, WMU 4 Danville 2.
ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:  WEDNESDAY:  MPHS JV baseball host Keokuk at 5:30 p.m.  THURSDAY:  MPHS JV and varsity baseball host L&M.  FRIDAY:  Knoxville at MPHS varsity baseball double header 5 p.m.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has announced their final softball rankings for the summer of 2015.  Class 1A has New London ranked 2nd just behind #1 Akron-Westfield.  Class 2A saw Highland drop from #1 to #3 in the poll, Wapello dropped from 7th to 9th, Ft. Dodge St. Edmond is #1.  Class 3A saw West Burlington-Notre Dame enter the poll at #15, Solon is #1.  Class 4A has Keokuk hanging onto the #11 spot and Fairfield dropped to 14th this week from 13th last week.  ADM-Adel is ranked #1.  Class 5A has West Des Moines Valley ranked #1 replacing Iowa City West who dropped to 4th.


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.