SPORTS MARCH 26, 2015Written by John Kuhens on March 26, 2015
Mt. Pleasant High School girl’s track team finished 3rd in the team race at the Sherwood Relays at Iowa City High Wednesday. City High won the team title with 120 points, Bettendorf was 2nd with 109 points and MPHS had 96 points in 3rd place. Mary Wester won the shot put with a throw of 40’10”, she won the discus at 113’ 10”. Kelsi Phipps won the long jump 16’ 3.5” and the 100 meter hurdles 15.7. Hannah Becker was 2nd in the high jump at 4’10” and 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles 16.24, she was also the runnerup in the 400 meter hurdles 1.09:68. Natalie Ita finished 2nd in the 800 meters 2:34.16. The Panthers sped to a win in the shuttle hurdle relay running a time of 1.07.66 with Sidney Taylor, Allison Buckert, Hannah Becker and Kelsi Phipps. There was a JV division and MPHS finished 3rd there also behind 1st place Bettendorf and 2nd place Iowa City High.
The MPHS boys track team was to run at Washington in the Demon Relays for boys today but the event has been cancelled.
Matthew Murphy a Freshman from Keokuk came up clutch hit for the Iowa Wesleyan College Tiger baseball team Wednesday in their home game with Monmouth College. Murphy hit a walk off RBI single into left field that would score Michael Kaminski and give the Tigers an 11-10 victory over the Fighting Scots.Eric Torres pitched three scoreless relief innings to earn the win, putting him at 2-0 on the season. Iowa Wesleyan will return to action this Friday, the Tigers will take on Greenville College for a conference double-header starting at 2 p.m.
Sweet 16 men’s NCAA basketball action begins tonight. In Cleveland, Wichita State plays Notre Dame at 6:15 p.m. Then Kentucky battles West Virginia. In Los Angeles at 6:45 Wisconsin plays North Carolina, followed by Arizona against Xavier.
The Rec Center of Mt. Pleasant is getting ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The observance will take place April 5th thru the 9th with many special events for members and general public. On Monday April 6th it’s flick and float, watch a movie while floating in the pool from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday April 7th there is a dodgeball tournament, Wednesday April 8th Zumba fitness at 6 p.m. Thursday April 9th youth fitness bootcamps will be held with former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL football standout Tim Dwight. K thru 5 class 3:45 to 4:15 and the 6th thru 12th grade 4:30-5 p.m. Stop in at the Rec Center or go to mpreccenter.com for more details about these events. Thursday night April 9th is Dwight Night from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. This will be the Rec Center’s Annual Support Campaign event. Admission is $10 per person or $20 for a family. Stop out and meet Tim Dwight who had a very successful football career at all levels and now has the Tim Dwight Foundation that provides youth summer football camps with proceeds aiding the Children’s Hospital of Iowa and a scholarship fund. There will be refreshments a live auction and lots more fun during the Dwight Night.
The 3rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Easter Weekend 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday April 4th, 2015, at Cottrell Gym. 3rd-12th grade girls and boys, open men and women divisions, and 35 and older men and women divisions are available. Cost is $60 per team, maximum of 4 players on each team, medals will be awarded for the 1st and 2nd places in each division. To register and for more information contact Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.
WACO Alumni, you are needed for the 3rd annual WACO vs. WMU alumni game scheduled for Friday, July 31st at 8p.m. This 2015 game will be held at the Winfield complex during Crooked Creek Days. Interested WACO Alumni should sign-up at www.alumnifootballusa.com. A minimum of 25 alumni athletes from each school are necessary for the game to be officially scheduled. Less than 25 signed up athletes will cause the game to be cancelled. Alumni Football USA and WACO Alumni athletes have raised more than $5,000 to benefit WACO Athletics . Warriors, let’s keep the tradition alive and have some fun playing football. Please help us spread the word.