SPORTS JUNE 2, 2017

Written by John Kuhens on June 2, 2017

The 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant Panther softball team swept a conference double header at home last night over Ft. Madison by scores of 10-0 and 8-1.  Winning pitcher in the 1st game was Bailey Johnson who threw a 1 hitter, she also hit a homerun and had 3 RBI’s.  In the 2nd game Cali Liechty was in the circle for the win throwing a 4 hitter.  Bailey Johnson was 3-4 at the plate with a double and 4 RBI’s.  The Panthers are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.  They will travel to Keokuk for a double header today against 13th ranked Keokuk.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their latest softball rankings and Southeast Iowa dominates the Class 4A poll.  #1 belongs to Oskaloosa, #2 Fairfield, #4 Burlington, #9 Mt. Pleasant, #13 Keokuk.  Class 1A has Kee High Lansing ranked #1.  Class 2A is topped by Interstate 35 Truro, Highland is ranked 11th.  Class 3A #1 ranked team is Davenport Assumption and in Class 5A Cedar Rapids Jefferson is #1.

 

The Mt. Pleasant Panther baseball team rolled to two easy wins at home last night against Ft. Madison 11-0 and 15-0.  In the 1st game M.P. scored 11 runs off 9 hits and had no errors.  Dalton Shull was the winning pitcher holding the Bloodhounds to 4 hits.  Zach Ebeling had 3 hits, Cooper Huckabone walked 3 times and scored 4 times.  In game two the 15-0 win Zach Beason threw a 2 hit 6 strike out win , Tucker Johnson was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI’s at the plate.  MPHS is now 5-5 overall and 4-0 in the conference and will host Muscatine Saturday in a double header.

Girl’s Regional 1A Soccer action takes place today.  Holy trinity Catholic is playing a semi-final match against #1 ranked Davenport Assumption in Davenport. Columbus Community/Winfield Mt. Union girls’ soccer team plays at Fairfield in a semi-final.

KILJ sports would like to congratulate Summer Malott of the New London Tiger girl’s golf team that finished 2nd in the Class 1A State Championships this week.  Summer shot a 114-104-218 total and was the #5 score for the team.

 

The S.E. IOWA TRACK & FIELD CAMP WILL BE STARTING SOON AT MAPLELEAF ATHLETIC COMPLEX MT. PLEASANT, IOWA

DATES: JUNE 5th–8th (June 9th RAIN DATE IF NEEDED) 8:00-11:00 AM

FEE:  $30.00 (MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: MT. PLEASANT COMM. SCHOOLS)

CAMPERS:  AREA GIRLS & BOYS ENTERING GRADES 4 – 9

CAMP STAFF: WILL BE CURRENT AND FORMER ATHLETES AND COACHES FROM MPCHS.

CAMP INFORMATION:  PARTICIPANTS WILL GET:   INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR SPRINT EVENTS, HURDLES, DISTANCE EVENTS, FIELD EVENTS AND RELAYS.  GET A *CAMP T-SHIRT *CAMPER EVALUATION AND INDIVIDUAL PHOTO

 

Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 2, 3 and 4 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) free fishing weekend.

Iowans can try fishing without buying a license during free fishing weekend.  All other regulations remain in place.

The DNR hopes free fishing weekend will inspire anglers to buy an annual fishing license. This investment allows the Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau to produce and stock more than 160 million fish annually, conduct research studies to manage fish more effectively, construct fish habitat, improve water quality, restore lakes with a history of poor fishing and improve access for anglers.

 

Iowa’s 2017 summer recreation season got off to a great start with a beautiful Memorial Day weekend and there are plenty more summer days ahead to enjoy the outdoors.

In Iowa, June is recognized annually as Great Outdoors Month, to remind all Iowans and visitors to step outside, enjoy the state’s scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, and renew their commitment to stewardship of Iowa’s natural resources.

Great Outdoors Month is designed to focus on the importance of simple outdoor activity and appreciation of Iowa’s natural resources, by promoting biking, swimming, hiking, paddling, fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching, camping and general nature exploration of our lakes, prairies, woodlands, rivers and wetlands.

Iowa state parks expect to host more than 900,000 overnight stays and more than 15 million day visits this year.

The national economic impact of outdoor recreation exceeds $650 billion in annual expenditures. In Iowa alone, outdoor recreation supports an estimated 105,000 jobs.

For ideas on what to do or where to go to enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors, visit: www.mycountyparks.com