SPORTS JUNE 15, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on June 15, 2016



Mt. Pleasant will travel to L&M tonight to play JV and varsity baseball.  Panthers are coming off a conference split with Fairfield Monday night and are on the road at Keokuk for two games tomorrow night.


BASEBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT:  Burlington swept Centerville 20-10 and 15-6, Notre Dame 15 Holy Trinity Catholic 4, Wapello 20 Columbus Community 8, New London 9 IMS 2, Mediapolis 13 Lone tree 0.


AREA SOFTBALL TONIGHT:  West Burlington-Notre Dame at Washington, Cardinal at Keokuk, Central City at Winfield Mt. Union, Central Lee at Davis County, Lone Tree at new London, West Branch at Wapello.

SCORES LAST NIGHT:  #6 New London 8 IMS 0, Cardinal 10 L&M 9, Wapello 8 Columbus 5.


The Mount Pleasant Trap Team ended their season this past weekend at the SCTP State Trap Meet north of Cedar falls with singles and squad competitions. The Panthers were able to bring home several championships and multiple medals from the different divisions and events.

The Junior Varsity and Varsity group shot the first 100 targets on Friday morning and finished the second 100 on Saturday. For the Junior Varsity Men, Parker Baugh ended the shoot in first place with a 197 out of 200 making him the Mens Junior Varsity Singles Champion. For the Junior Varsity Women, Traden Barton was the top finisher in seventh.

The Junior Varsity squad of Parker Baugh, James Kinney, Aaron Bodenham, Nate Wallce and Clayton Loving  finished fifth.

In the Varsity group on the Women’s side, Alyssa Smith, Lane Ridenour and Sydney Anderson were the top finishers all tied for seventh.

The Panthers Rookies shot 100 targets Sunday morning and Intermediates completed 100 targets on Sunday morning and their second 100 Sunday afternoon.

For the Rookies, Nick Matheney finished fifth with a 79 out of 100 targets shot. For the Intermediate Entry Women, Jenna Smith captured first with a 180 out of 200 making her the Women’s Intermediate Entry Singles Champion. For the Men, Jacob Bailey finished fifth with 180 out of 200.

In Men’s Intermediate Advanced, Levi Mills was the top finisher for Mount Pleasant in 25th with a 179.

In Intermediate Entry Squad competition, the squad of Jenna Smith, Sam Anderson, Jacob Bailey, Chase Derkacy and Tanner Black brought home the State Singles Squad Championship with a score of 850, 59 targets better than second place.

The State SCTP Shoot completed the Panthers season.



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.