SPORTS JUNE 30, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on June 30, 2015

Ottumwa handed Mt. Pleasant a 6-3 loss in baseball played on the Bulldogs home field.  Marcus Moothart suffered the loss on the mound.  Panthers had 5 hits with Austin Smith going 2-4, Panthers left 14 runners on base.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Pekin 1 WMU 0, Danville 5 Central Lee 2, Fairfield 7 Ft. Madison 4, Fairfield 9 Ft. Madison 1, Lone Tree 8 Wapello 7, L&M 6 Highland 5, Mediapolis 11 Waco 0, New London 6 Holy Trinity Catholic 5, Notre Dame 18 Harmony 0, Pleasant Valley 7 Burlington 3.

AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  Cardinal 10 Van Buren 4, Central Lee 3 Danville 1, Fairfield 11 Ft. Madison 10, #11 Keokuk swept Washington 13-0 and 6-1, Mediapolis 10 Waco 0, Oskaloosa 9 Newton 4, Ottumwa 4 Des Moines Lincoln 3, Pekin 12 WMU 0, Wapello 2 Lone tree 0, Pleasant Valley 10 Burlington 0, #1 Highland 10 L&M 0.


ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:  TUESDAY:  MPHS JV softball at W. Burlington 5:30 p.m.  WEDNESDAY:  MPHS freshman and JV baseball at Davenport Assumption 1 p.m.  W. Burlington at MPHS baseball 5:30 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the 1st game live.  West Burlington at MPHS girls softball 5:30 p.m.  THURSDAY:  MPHS JV softball and baseball at Washington at noon.  MPHS varsity softball and baseball at Washington 5:30.  FRIDAY:  MPHS softball at Tournament in Iowa City.  SATURDAY:  MPHS softball at Iowa City Tournament.



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.