SPORTS JUNE 14, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on June 14, 2016


8th ranked Fairfield handed 6th ranked Mt. Pleasant two losses last night on the Trojans home field in Southeast Conference softball by scores of 6-3 and 3-0.  Cali Liechty suffered the loss in the circle in the 1st game and Bailey Johnson led the hitting with a 2 run homer and 2 singles.  Bailey was the losing pitcher in the 2nd game, M.P. managed only 4 hits against the Trojan pitching.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  New London beat Cardinal of Eldon 9-4.  Central Lee 11 Waco 1, L&M 5 Pekin 1, Burlington and Davenport North split a double header with Burlington winning 10-4, North won 5-3. 7th ranked Keokuk and Ft. Madison split, Chiefs won 11-5, Bloodhounds won 4-3.

SOFTBALL TONIGHT:  Central Lee at West Burlington-Notre Dame, Danville at Waco, Davis County at Van Buren, IMS at New London, L&M at Cardinal, Mediapolis at Lone tree, Wapello at Columbus.

Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant split in Southeast Conference baseball play at Fairfield.  Panthers won the opener 12-10 and Fairfield won the 2nd game 6-2.  In the 1st game Colby Potts got the win on the mound in relief of Levi Parkevich.  Zach Ebling had 3 hits and Cale Christner added a couple of hits.  In the 2nd game Dalton Shull suffered the loss on the mound, Jordon Magnani had a double and 2 RBI’s, Zach Ebling again had multiple hits.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES:  Davenport North swept Burlington 10-5 and 6-5.  Keokuk swept Ft. Madison 11-4 and 14-12.  New London 8 Danville 3, Washington split with Mediapolis, Demons won 8-4 and Bulldogs won 9-4.

BASEBALL TONIGHT:  Burlington at Centerville, Holy Trinity Catholic at Notre Dame, Central Lee at West Burlington, IMS at New London, L&M at Cardinal, Mediapolis at Lone tree and Wapello at Columbus Community.


The latest Iowa Baseball Coaches Association baseball poll has Fairfield ranked 6th in Class 3A which is topped by Davenport Assumption.  Class 4A is headed by Johnston, Class 2A by Clear Lake, and Mason City Newman is the #1 ranked Class 1A team.


The MPHS Cross Country coaches remind athletes there will be summer runs in preparation of the XC season. It is a summer base program so you can log your miles. There will be a 100 mile club so all runners are asked to keep track of their mileage. At the end of the summer you can receive a t shirt and possibly some other prizes.

The runs are for all middle school and high school runners. There are paces for everyone, so all are asked to attend.

The runs will be held every Monday and Wednesday morning at 630 AM at the Old Threshers Theatre Museum.

The evening runs will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 700 PM at Saunders Park by the pool.

Coaches remind runners these runs are optional, but he more you attend the better your xc season will be.



Mt Pleasant Girls Basketball team is holding a Jr Panther Camp for all girls entering grades 4-8 June 20th-June 21st. For more information or to register, visit the Mt. Pleasant school website or contact coach Maynard.


Mt. Pleasant and Fairfield will battle in an Alumni Football game Saturday June 18th in Fairfield.  Advance tickets are on sale right now for $10 each from Alumni game participants. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. night of the game.