Written by John Kuhens on June 9, 2015

Southeast Iowa teams were eliminated from the State Soccer tournament trail.  Holy Trinity Catholic fell in a 1A Regional final to Iowa City Regina 5-1 after trailing 3-0 at halftime.  West Burlington-Notre Dame fell in a 2A Regional final 8-0 to North Scott, Lady Falcons trailed 5-0 at halftime.


AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  Wapello 7 WMU 1-Lady Wolves only had 2 hits.  Mediapolis 10  IMS 0- Lily Johnson  threw a complete game 1 hitter with 9k’s, at the plate Ashley Machholz crushed her first career varsity home run and drove in 2.  Burlington swept Muscatine 2-1 and 7-2.  #13 West Burlington-Notre Dame 11 Van Buren 1-Courtney Hale and Kori Mesecher each homered for the Falcons.  Columbus Community 6-5 over Lone Tree, L&M beat Pekin 7-3.


AREA BASEBALL SCORES: Winfield Mt. Union won 10-2 over Wapello-Mathew Niebuhr and Sam Jennings drove in 2 runs and scored 2 runs to lead WMU.  #2 Van Buren beat West Burlington 10-2-Brandon Plecker tripled and had a grand slam homer for the Warriors.  Mediapolis 5 IMS 0 –Brendon Tapp struck out 12 for the Bulldogs.  Cardinal won over Danville 7-0-Mitchel Martin was 3-3 for the Bears. Muscatine and Burlington split a double header, Muskies took the opener 10-8, Grayhounds took the nightcap 6-2.  Notre Dame rolled over Central Lee 14-4.

Two area teams are ranked in the latest Iowa Baseball Coaches Association poll.  Van Buren is ranked 2nd in Class 1A.  Mason City Newman is #1 in the small school class.  Cascade leads Class 2A, Davenport Assumption 3A, Fairfield holds down the #9 spot.  Johnston is ranked #1 in 4A.



The Mt. Pleasant High School boys track team held their awards banquet recently and handed out special awards.

Cole Phillips – MVP, Captain, School Record Holder – 110 Highs, Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Spencer White – Captain, School Record Holder – Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Ben Canby – Captain, School Record Holder – Discus

Jake Lowe – School Record Holder – Shuttle Hurdle Relay, Most Potential

Brock Wilson – School Record Holder – Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Logan Murray – Panther Award



In his first State Trap Shooting Competition, WACO 7th grade student, Chase Newman, Wayland, placed first in the state in the Intermediate Entry Level category with a score of 95 broken clay targets out of 100 shooting attempts. Chase shot 45 clays in the first round and finished with a straight run of 50 on day two!

This past year members of WACO School district organized the WACO Shooting Sports Club, which was soon filled with interested 7th through 12th graders.

Due to the fact that the team is not funded by any school monies, club members, along with their families and coaches have worked hard to raise money and support for their new sport. Besides funds, several local businesses have donated team shirts, caps, and other equipment. Donations are always appreciated as team members provide their own ammunition, guns, and transportation to each event.




TUESDAY:  MPHS  softball at Davis County Tournament playing the Mustangs, Eddyville-Blakesburg and Albia.  JV and varsity  baseball at Oskaloosa, West Liberty at M. P. JV softball.  WEDNESDAY:  New London at MPHS JV and varsity softball  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the varsity game at  7 p.m.  Notre Dame at MPHS JV and varsity baseball.  THURSDAY:  MPHS baseball at Washington KILJ-FM and will broadcast the 1st game at 5:30 p.m.  MPHS softball at Washington, Washington at MPHS JV softball and baseball.  FRIDAY:  Davenport North at MPHS JV baseball.  SATURDAY:  Washington vs MPHS Alumni Football game 6 p.m.
Iowa State has hired a new men’s head basketball coach, 40 year old Steve Prohm of Murray State will inherit a top ten ranked team from Fred Hoiberg who moved to the NBA Chicago Bulls.  Like the man before him Prohm likes the fast paced guard oriented offense.


On Saturday, June 13, the 2nd Alumni Football Game between Mt. Pleasant and Washington High School Alumni will be held on Evans Field at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex to benefit University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

The event is organized by Alumni Football USA, and will consist of a full contact  football game, as well as various fundraising activities. The majority of event fundraising

comes from the presale of tickets, which are available at Browns Shoe Fit,

HyVee Food Store, Anywhere Apparel, and Press Box Grill and Bar, Z’s Quick Break and Pep Stop all located in Mt.Pleasant. For more information about the Alumni Football Game, please contact Nick Capaldo at (319)7951437.