SPORTS JUNE 17, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on June 17, 2016



Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk split their softball double header at Joyce field in Keokuk last night.  Keokuk won the opener 5-4 and MPHS rolled to a 9-5 win in the 2nd game. Mt. Pleasant will play tonight in the Ottumwa Softball Invitational at Wildwood Field.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Ft. Madison split with Washington Bloodhounds won the opener 11-8 and the Demons took the nightcap 4-2.  6th ranked New London defeated Class 2A 14th ranked L&M 3-2 on the Falcons home field.  Centerville swept Central Lee winning 2-1 and 6-5.  #2 ranked Class 3A Davenport Assumption  defeated #15 ranked Class 5A Burlington in Davenport last night 5-4 and 3-0. Danville over West Burlington-Notre Dame 5-4, Columbus Community 12 WMU 0, Cardinal downed Mediapolis 15-0.

SOFTBALL TONIGHT:  West Burlington-Notre Dame at WMU, Columbus Community at Van Buren, IMS at L&M, Mediapolis at Holy Trinity Catholic, New London at Highland, Pekin at Danville, Wapello at Ft. Madison.


MPHS baseball team traveled to Keokuk and swept the Chiefs 7-1 and 11-3.  In the 1st game Levi Parkevich pitched the win, Cooper Huckabone led the 7 hit attack for M.P. going 2 for 3.  In game two Dalton Shull pitched the win, Zach Ebling and Spencer Braun were 2 for 4, Tyler Davis had a triple.   Panthers have today off and will play at Williamsburg Saturday against the Raiders and Pella.

OTHER AREA SCORES: New London 9 L&M 2, West Burlington 9 Danville 1, WMU 15 Columbus Community 0, Mediapolis 10 Cardinal 0, Lone Tree 10 Notre Dame 9 (11 innings).  Davenport Assumption twice over Burlington 13-3 and 12-2.

BASEBALL TONIGHT:  West Burlington at WMU, Columbus at Van Buren, IMS at L&M, Mediapolis at Holy Trinity Catholic, New London at Highland, Pekin at Danville, Wapello at Ft. Madison.


Iowa high school boys’ basketball is adding postseason drama by letting coaches go to the drawing board.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s board of control approved changes this week to allow coaches to meet and decide district, substate and state tournament seedings beginning in the 2016-17 season.

The new system will notify teams of their district and substate groups two weeks before an area school hosts a seeding meeting. The approved proposal from the basketball advisory committee allows coaches to sit down and rank their playoff opponents in-person, over the phone or online.

Classes 2A and 1A will have groups announced Jan. 20, 2017, then gather to pick postseason lots on Feb. 6. Classes 3A and 4A will go through the process one week later.



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.