SPORTS JUNE 12, 2013

Written by John Kuhens on June 12, 2015

The rainy weather system hanging over Iowa is wreaking havoc with summer sports schedules.  The softball and baseball double headers for the Mt. Pleasant High School JV and varsity teams with the Washington Demons Thursday were postponed due to rain

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:  FRIDAY:  Davenport North at MPHS JV baseball.  SATURDAY:  Washington vs MPHS Alumni Football game 7 p.m.


A golf tournament and banquet being held today and tonight at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club will feature two former Mt. Pleasant high School standout golfers who have gone to excel in the game as players and coaches.  Mark Hankins and Tyler Stith who now work for the University of Iowa will be at the MPGCC course to play in a tournament and then receive honors at a banquet tonight.  Tyler is the head golf coach for the Hawkeyes and Mark had served as head coach of the Hawks golf program before becoming an assistant to the Athletic Director at Iowa.  The golf tournament is full but the banquet at 6 p.m. is open to the public, there will also be an auction held to raise funds for some course improvements.



Mt. Pleasant hosts Washington in football tomorrow night on Bob Evans Field at Maple Leaf Athletic Complex.  Don’t flip your calendar just yet, it’s still June not September…this is  the 2nd Alumni Football Game between Mt. Pleasant and Washington High School Alumni.

The event is organized by Alumni Football USA, and will consist of a full contact  football game, as well as various fundraising activities. The majority of event fundraising

comes from the presale of tickets, which are available at Browns Shoe Fit,

HyVee Food Store, Anywhere Apparel, and Press Box Grill and Bar, Z’s Quick Break and Pep Stop all located in Mt.Pleasant.  M.P. won last year’s game played on Case Field by 1 point.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. come out and cheer on your favorite players from yesteryear.


West Burlington High School has hired a Burlington High School graduate to head up their wrestling program they share with Notre Dame and Danville.  Former Iowa High School State Champion Ryan Phillips was hired to coach the Falcons and they will have a new wrestling and weight room to build their program with.



The Mount Pleasant Trap Team traveled to the Cedar Falls Gun Club, home of the Iowa State Trap Association, for the Iowa State Scholastic Clay Target Program and the State High School Championship. The Mount Pleasant Panther Trap Team came away with three individuals bringing home four medals. In the SCTP Ladies’ Rookie Division, 5th grader Jenna Smith captured the State Championship with a score of 75 out of 100 targets shot. She also took home 4th place in SCTP Ladies’ Rookie League Championship. 8th grader Traden Barton captured 2nd place in the SCTP Ladies’ Intermediate Entry Championship with 80 out of 100 targets shot. In the Ladies’ State High School Championship, Alyssa Smith of Mount Pleasant shot 92 out of 100 targets to end in a four way tie for 4th place. Smith took home a 5th place medal after a shoot off.

Additional top fifteen finishes were won by: Aaron Bodenham, Kinsey Bruggemeyer, Brier Klossing, Katelyn Gardnery, Jacob Moutrie , Alyssa Smith and Ashley Hummell . In SCTP Squad competition, Intermediate Entry Squad 2 of Braden Denning, Ryan Borders, Traden Barton, Jacob Moutrie and Zach Venghaus finished 4th after a shoot off, Intermediate Entry Squad 3 of Gabe Leichty, Will Francy, Abraham Wilson, Katelyn Gardner and Tyler Raub finished 11th, Intermediate Entry Squad 1 of Izaak Lance, Levi Mills Brier Klossing, Tristan Scovel and Jacob Simmons finished 12th and Intermediate Advanced Squad 1 of Clayton Loving, James Kinney, Aaron Bodenham, Larry Heitmeier and Nate Wallace 4th.

Mt. Pleasant Panther 2015 boy’s Summer Basketball Camp registration is open for elementary thru high school boys.  The 1st 1 week camp will be held June 22nd thru June 25th and week 2 will be July 13th thru 16th.  Elementary camp is for 3rd thru 5th graders.  Middle School camp for 6th thru 8th and High School camp is for 9th thru 12th graders.  Camps will be conducted by Coach Paul Rundquist, and his staff.  If you have questions contact coach Rundquist for more details.