SPORTS JUNE 25, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on June 25, 2015

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:  THURSDAY:  Fairfield at MPHS boy’ s conference baseball at 5:30 p.m. If the diamond can get worked into playing shape.      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.


AREA SOFTBALL ACTION TODAY:  Wapello at WMU, Mediapolis at IMS, Cardinal at Danville, Van Buren at West Burlington-Notre Dame, Burlington at Davenport North.

AREA BASEBALL ACTION TODAY:  Highland at Waco, Wapello at WMU, Notre Dame at Central Lee, #2 Van Buren at West Burlington, Danville at Cardinal, Davenport North at Burlington, Holy Trinity Catholic at Harmony.


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.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic union has announced their Regional Tournament pairings.  Mt. Pleasant girl’s softball team will open up tournament play against 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