SPORTS JUNE 16, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on June 16, 2015

Mt. Pleasant High School softball team split in a Southeast Conference softball double header with 14th ranked Fairfield.  The Trojans won the opener 7-0, the Panthers won the night cap 8-7.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  #5 New London 6 Cardinal 0-Victoria Noel and Jorgi Krieger each doubled  and drove in a run.

The MPHS baseball team was supposed to battle with #9 ranked Fairfield on Maple Leaf Field, but a late afternoon shower made a mess of the game ready infield and the games had to be postponed.  No date has been set for rescheduling them yet. OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES:  Cardinal swept New London 11-0 (11 innings)  and 11-10-Britt Noel was 4 for 6 on the night.  West Burlington 5 Danville 4-Hunter Peebler homered and Mitchell Martin was 2 for 2 for Danville.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control has voted to adopt a nine game regular season schedule and 16-team qualifier field for all football classes in the playoffs starting in 2016. The change means a reduction from 32 teams who currently qualify for the postseason in each class.

The schedules for this fall and the 2015 regular season and playoffs remain unchanged as previously published at

The move comes after review of the current playoff system which allows fewer days of rest and recovery between each game in the postseason. In a nod toward player safety and risk-minimization, the IHSAA has been looking at several options.  These actions put in place a scenario for the football postseason which allows for one week between games,” said Alan Beste, IHSAA Executive Director. “The driving force behind this decision is player safety and keeping the best interest of our students at the forefront.”


The Chicago Blackhawks are the NHL Stanley Cup Champions for 2015.  Blackhawks won game 6 and series 2-0 over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Chicago last night to capture the win.  The Golden State Warriors could capture the NBA championship tonight when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland in game 6 of the NBA Championships, tip off is 8 p.m.


ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:   WEDNESDAY:  MPHS JV baseball at Ft. Madison 5:30 p.m.  MPHS JV and varsity softball at Wapello 6 p.m.  THURSDAY:  MPHS JV softball at baseball at Muscatine 10 a.m.  Keokuk at MPHS varsity softball and baseball 5:30 p.m.  1st baseball game will be on KILJ-FM 105.5 and live.  FRIDAY:  MPHS JV softball and baseball at Keokuk 5:30 p.m.  SATURDAY:  MPHS baseball at Williamsburg Tournament vs Pella and host school.

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.