SPORTS JUNE 23, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on June 23, 2015

Mt. Pleasant played at Ft. Madison last night in a Southeast Conference baseball game that was shortened to 5 and 2/3 innings by lightning.  The game will go into the books with Mt. Pleasant winning 8-1.  Brady Anderson was the winning pitcher striking out 4 Bloodhounds.  Tony Cristoforo was 3-3 and Pat Canby had 2 RBI’s on the night.  The 2nd game of the double header will be played only if it will have an affect on the conference title.

AREA BASEBALL GAMES:  Burlington 6 Davenport Central 5, Notre Dame 11 Danville 0, #2 Van Buren 11 New London 1, Wapello 7 L&M 3, Mediapolis 18 Columbus 0.

The Mt. Pleasant at Ft. Madison softball double header was weathered out last night, it has been rescheduled for Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant girls softball team will also play Ft. Madison in the 1st round of the Class 4A Regional Tournament on the Panthers home diamond at 7 p.m. on Thursday July 9th.  The winner of that game will play Keokuk on the Lady Chiefs diamond on July 11th.  The Regional Championship will be July 14th at Mt. Pleasant.  Davenport North, Central DeWitt and Davenport Assumption are in the top bracket of the Regional.

Class 1A Regional play has Winfield Mt. Union at Van Buren on July 6th.  New London has a 1st round bye and will play the winner of the Keota vs Harmony game at Eldon July 8th at 5:30 p.m. Regional semi final at New london July 10th and the finals at Ottumwa July 13th.  Teams in the Bottom Bracket are:  Tri County, Moulton Udell, North Mahaska, Twin Cedars, Moravia, Seymour, and Sigourney.

Class 2A has Danville at Pekin July 6th, Columbus at Iowa City Regina July 8th, Wapello has a 1st round bye.

Class 3A- Mediapolis at Mt. Vernon July 8th.

Class 5A-Burlington at Bettendorf July 11th, Clinton, Muscatine and Pleasant Valley in upper bracket.

AREA SOFTBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT:  Burlington swept Central Lee 12-0 and 17-0.  #10 Wapello 13 L&M 4, Columbus 12 Mediapolis 2.

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:  TUESDAY:  MPHS at Albia JV & Varsity baseball 5:30 p.m.  Fairfield at MPHS freshman baseball 5:30.  MPHS varsity softball at Washington 5:30 p.m. a makeup dbl header from 6/11/15.  WEDNESDAY:  MPHS JV-Varsity softball at New London 5:30 p.m.  KILJ will broadcast the completion of the June 10th suspended game and then the regular scheduled game beginning at 7:15 p.m.  Davis County at MPHS JV-Varsity baseball at 5:30 p.m.  THURSDAY:  MPHS freshman softball and baseball at Burlington 10 a.m.  FRIDAY:  MPHS softball at Burlington 5:30 p.m.  MPHS baseball at Waterloo Tournament 11:30 a.m.  SATURDAY:  MPHS JV softball tournament at East Lake Park 9 a.m.


The U.S. women’s soccer team scored a 2-0 victory over Columbia Monday night to advance onto the quarterfinals.  This shutout win marks


The REC Center of Mt. Pleasant urges you to get signed up for their Youth Tennis Camp? There is still room!

Accepting registrations now until June 26th! This camp is for ages

8-14 years of age! Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of the proper grip, swing, and stance!

Registration Ends: June 26th

Camp Dates: July 6-9

Camp Time: Ages 8-10 9-9:45AM & Ages 11-14 10-10:45AM Camp Location: East Lake Parks Tennis Courts

Fee: $20 Residents & $25 Non-residents

For any questions please call Ashley at 319-385-1475 or email



Olympic gold medalist and famed University of Iowa wrestling coach,  Dan Gable will speak at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and sign his book, A Wrestling Life – The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable. The event is free and open to the public.
          The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and the Trojan Athletic Booster Club have teamed up to bring Coach Gable to Fairfield with a meet and greet opportunity from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Booster Club will be selling Iowa Pork Loin sandwiches and chips as part of Gable’s appearance in Fairfield.



There is summer training runs underway for anyone interested in Cross Country. Everyone is welcome and middle school runners are also encouraged to join.

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

There will be evening runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 700 PM at the Saunders Park.

There will be a 100 Mile club for those who keep track and run at least 100 miles during the summer break.

The runs will vary in mileage for all levels of runners.


During the 4th of July holiday weekend there is two golf tournaments to play in at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club.  On the morning of July 5th there is a 2 person Ryder Cup format tourney at 8 a.m.  6 holes of best shot, 6 holes of best ball and 6 holes of alternate shot, cost is $50 per team and open to the public.  In the afternoon on July 5th at 2 p.m. there is a 4 couple alternating best shot tournament.  Entry fee is $80 per team and it’s open to the public.