SPORTS MAY 26, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on May 26, 2016



The Mt. Pleasant Panther varsity softball team opened up the 2016 season with a 10-0 win at home against Central Lee.  Cali Liechty pitched a 4 hitter and gave up no runs to the Hawks.  Cali joined Julie Lasswell, Bailey Johnson, Sarah Moffett and Anni Liechty having 2 hits each at the plate. Annie Liechty, Lasswell and Johnson each had 2 RBI’s. Panthers play Muscatine, Wilton and L&M Saturday in a tournament at L&M.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES: Burlington beat Cardinal of Eldon 8-1.

Tonight the MPHS boys JV and varsity baseball teams play at North Scott.

BOYS SOCCER RESULTS:  CLASS 1A SUBSTATE:  Albia 2 Danville-New London 0, Columbus Community/Winfield Mt. Union 1 Holy Trinity Catholic 0.  SUBSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Saturday Albia at Columbus/WMU noon start time.  2A SUBSTATE:  Ft. Madison 7 Fairfield 1.  Cedar Rapids Xavier 12 Keokuk 0.  SUBSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Ft. Madison at Cedar Rapids Xavier Saturday at noon.


The MPHS girls’ soccer team plays a Regional Quarterfinal match at Burlington tonight at 6 p.m..  The other half of the Regional has Ft. Madison at Keokuk at 6 p.m.


Mt Pleasant Girls Basketball team is holding a Jr Panther Camp for all girls entering grades 4-8 June 20th-June 21st. For more information or to register, visit the Mt. Pleasant school website or contact coach Maynard.


The Henry County Football camp is going to be held June 1st thru 3rd at the Maple Leaf Athletic Complex, it is open to students who will be entering grades 4 thru 6 in the fall of 2016.  With paid admission all campers will receive a camp T-Shirt,

Instruction and feedback.

This three day non-padded camp will focus on the technique that improves skill and

introduces young athletes to concepts of the sport.

Along with flexibility and speed training, all positions will be covered in the three day

camp, including special teams.

The Mt. Pleasant High School and Iowa Wesleyan University football staffs will be conducting the camp with the help from past and present high school and college players.  Cost is $35, registration forms are available at elementary schools and you can contact Shawn Striegel head coach at MPHS or Mike Richtman head coach of the IWU Tigers.


The WACO CSD Foundation will host a Golf Outing on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington Golf and Country Club in Washington, Iowa. The outing is a 4 person, best ball, shotgun start tournament. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and the golf begins at 3:00 p.m.

Funds raised will benefit WACO athletes and community with the construction of a weight room and fitness center.

Flag sponsors are appreciated on a first come, first serve basis. Team fees are $250.00 includes green fees, 2 carts and meal. $65/person to be assigned to a team. Registration form and additional information available at




The Iowa Wesleyan Tiger Athletic Club Annual Golf outing will be held Friday June 10th at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington.  Registration begins at 9 a.m.  A shotgun start begins at 10 a.m.  The post outing reception begins at 4 p.m.  The cost is $100 per player, $400 per team and there is a 36 team limit.  Golfers get 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, beverage tickets along with the post outing reception and raffle drawings.  There will also be a number of contests during the tournament.  Register online at