SPORTS MAY 17, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on May 17, 2015
Fairfield Maharishi defeated Mt. Pleasant in girls high school regional tennis action 5-4.  Panther singles winners:  Afton Engberg, Meagan Woodard and Emily Larson.  Doubles win picked up by Engberg and Woodard.

Danville-New London won the Southeast Iowa Super Conference soccer tournament, the won the championship match 3-1 over Holy Trinity Catholic, after trailing 1-0 at halftime.

A Mt. Pleasant man finished 3rd Saturday in the Great River Bridge Race.  Lyle Murray ran a time of 38 minutes 49 seconds, 3 minutes behind race winner Aaron Skopec.  Murray won the 40 to 44 age group.  Running seems to run in his family, his children will run in the state track meet in Des Moines this week Taylor Murray and Logan Murray will be competing for the Mt. Pleasant High School track teams.  Lyle also volunteers as a coach for the Panther cross country and track teams.

American Pharoah won the Preakness…..2nd jewell in the triplecrown…Belmont Stakes is in 3 weeks.