SPORTS MAY 28, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on May 28, 2015

The MPHS girls softball team opened their season with a 9-0 win over Central Lee in Donnellson. The Lady Hawks out hit the Panthers 6-4, but committed 3 costly errors. Jena Stukerjurgen was in the circle for M.P. to get the win and Shelby Allender went 2-2 at the plate. Panthers next action is a double header at home with Ottumwa tomorrow.
OTHER AREA SOFTBALL: West Burlington-Notre Dame won twice over Ft. Madison 6-4 and 7-3. Burlington swept Cardinal 5-2 and 11-2, New London blanked Lone Tree 6-0, Washington 15 Columbus Community 3, Wapello 2 Wilton 1, Keokuk twice over Van Buren 10-1 and 12-0.
Area baseball: Highland 14 Danville 4, Wilton 12 Wapello 0

The New London Tigers girls golf team won the Class 1A Regional Golf Tournament at Marengo yesterday by the slimmest of margins. New London shot a 370 and Grundy Center had a 371 score. Those two teams advance onto the State Meet June 1st and 2nd at the Ames Country Club. Winfield Mt. Union finished 3rd shooting a 408, Lady Wolves did get one player through to state for medalist play, Grace Edwards shot a 93. New London was led by Emma Pry with an 88, Jorgi Krieger shot 85, Paetyn Prottsman shot 93, Morgan Oliver 104, Frankie Johnson 108 and Carlie Loyd 118. Pry, Krieger and Prottsman will also be involved in medalist competition.

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE TODAY: THURSDAY: North Scott at MPHS JV and varsity baseball, Burlington at MPHS JV softball. FRIDAY: MPHS JV and varsity baseball at Chariton, Ft. Madison at MPHS girls soccer regional action 6 p.m., Ottumwa at MPHS varsity softball. SATURDAY: MPHS varsity softball at L&M tournament, MPHS JV softball at Ottumwa tournament.


Subject: State Pentathlon
Senior Girls Division:
1. Valerie Welch Iowa City West 2940
2. Hannah Becker Mt Pleasant 2747
100 H 16.2 ( blocks slipped out )
Long Jump 13-5
Shot 26-7 ( won this event )
High Jump 4-10 1/2
800 2:35.7

Junior Girls Division:
1. Newton 7317 ( all 8th graders )
2. Mt Pleasant Maroon 5643 ( all 7th graders )
3. Grinnell 5441
7. Mt Pleasant Gold 4271
Individual: ( 48 individuals competed )
5th – Serenity Keomonavong – 1795 ( was in 1st going into last event – 400 )
100 H 19.28
Shot 23-3
Long Jump 13-5
High Jump 4-2
400 71.1
6th – Maggie Cristoforo – 1727 ( moved up 5 spots with 62.5 400 m last event )
100 H 20.12
shot 20-4
long jump 13-0
high jump 3-8
400 62.5 ( won this event )
Team Maroon:
Serenity Keomonavong 1795
Maggie Cristoforo 1727
Sidney Doak 1073
Paige Stater 1048

Team Gold:
Liz Perry 1261
Kenna Smith 1253
Lexi Magnani 935
> Hannah Newman 822

The 88th Annual IHSAA State Spring Golf Championships are slated for Friday and Saturday.
Class 1A will be contested at the Marshalltown American Legion Course while the Class 2A Meet will be held at Ames Golf & Country Club and Class 3A will compete at Spring Valley Golf Course near Livermore. Teams will tee-off at 10:30 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday weather permitting.
New team champions are assured in Classes 2A and 3A with only Bishop Garrigan, Algona, who owns 10 titles, returning to defend.
Class 1A Golf
Site: Marshalltown American Legion Course, par 70, 5,925 yards Defending Team Champion: Bishop Garrigan, Algona Other Qualifying Teams (2014 place): Grundy Center (2nd); Griswold (3rd); East Buchanan, Winthrop (4), plus Alta-Aurelia, New London, Earlham, and Starmont

A 16-year old Washington girl spent her Memorial Day weekend competitively biking all over eastern Iowa. Alijah Beatty took part in three separate competitive cycling events over the holiday weekend.
She opened her weekend as the top state finisher in her age division at the Snake Alley Criterium, placing seventh out of the 28 person field.
Her best finish came in Muscatine on Sunday, winning her age division’s race at the Melon City Criterium. Beatty closed the weekend as the second best rider in her group at the Quad City Criterium in Davenport.
Beatty continues the competitive cycling circuit this weekend with the Tour of Kansas City in Missouri before the Tour of Galena in Illinois the following weekend. All these races lead up to next month’s National Championships in Lake Tahoe, California.
This summer, Iowa Wesleyan will host a variety of camps for volleyball. The scheduled camps include junior high skills camp, high school skills camp, setter camp, speed/agility/strength camp, Tiger Cub camp, middles camp, outsides/opposites camp, and a libero/ds camp. All camps are open to boys and girls and are located at Iowa Wesleyan College in Ruble Arena.
The 2015 Junior High Skills Camp is scheduled for June 22nd-25th. It will run from 9:00 am-11:30 am and is open to 6th-8th graders. Registration is $60 and includes a regulation volleyball. This is a mid-level camp for individuals just being introduced to the game at a competitive level. There will be an emphasis on the basic skills of passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving.
The High School Skills camp is also June 2nd-25th. The camp is open to 9th-12th grade and is from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The cost is $60, and campers will receive a regulation volleyball. The high school camp is a general skills camp for competitive players and an emphasis will be on passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking with a progression toward team concepts.
Monday, June 29th will be the date for the Setters Camp. This camp is open to 6th-12th grades and will be for players wanting to specialize as a setter or work on that part of their game. The setters camp will be from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and is $25 to attend. Campers will receive a drawstring bag.

The 2015 Speed/Agility/Strength Camp is set for June 29th-July 2nd from 8:30 am-10:00 am. This event is for 6th-12th graders and is $45 to register. Campers will be taught basic, volleyball specific strength exercises, and agility movements, and attendees will receive a t-shirt.
The Tiger Cub Camp is an introductory camp where attendees will play games and learn basic skills in passing, setting, hitting, block and serving. Fundamentals will be emphasized. The camp will be held June 29th-July 2nd from 10:30 am-12:00 pm and for grades K-5. Campers will receive a regulation volleyball.
The Middles Camp will be held Tuesday, June 30th from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm and will be for 6th-12th grades. This camp is for players wanting to specialize as a middle blocker or to work on that part of their game. All drills will be specific to hitting and blocking as a middle, middle footwork, and proper technique. Campers will receive a drawstring bag.
On Wednesday, July 1st, Iowa Wesleyan will host the Outsides/Opposites Camp. Players wanting to specialize as a hitter or to work on that part of their game can attend. All drills will be specific to hitting and passing from the outside. This camp will be open to 6th-12th grade and run from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.
The final camp will be on July 2nd from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. This camp will be the libero camp and will be open to 6th-12th grades. All drills will be specific to back row passing, passer footwork, and proper technique. Registration is $25 and campers will receive a drawstring bag.

For more information on the camps or to register, visit
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 will be available May 9, 2015 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.