Sports April 16th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on April 16, 2019

Mt Pleasant girls golf played a varsity triangular with Keokuk and Oskaloosa at the Elks Fairview Golf Club. Panthers had a great outing and won the match with a team score of 191, Oskaloosa shot 227, and Keokuk finished at 247. Anni Liechty was a medalist with a score of 41, Michal Wohlleber was runner up at 47, Elli Liechty shot 48, Melody Miller had 55, Alex Gerling shot 58, and Grace Sheetz was at 60.


#11 ranked Mt Pleasant girls soccer hosted Fort Madison for a Varsity/JV double header at a windy East Lake. Mt Pleasant’s Anna Ostby got the first goal with 31:00 remaining in the first half on a tap in. Sydney Doak scored the 2nd for the Panthers with 21:04 remaining in the first half. Mt Pleasant won 2-0, tallying 19 shots, Ayden Ross made 1 save in the win. #11 Mount Pleasant is now 5-0 and travels to Holy Trinity on Thursday. JV followed the Varsity match. Thanh Phung scored for Mount Pleasant as they completed the sweep of Fort Madison with a 1-0 win in the JV match.


Mt Pleasant girls tennis played down at Keokuk, Panthers returned home with a 7-2 win. In singles Hallie Sandeen defeated Emma Evans 8-2, Breeana Runyon beat Kierra Huddleston 8-2, Sierra Barton won 8-0 over Julia de Gala, Olivia Larson defeated Delaynee Billings 8-1, and Madecyn Anderson beat Williow Carrington 8-0. In doubles Sierra Barton/Olivia Larson defeated Kierra Huddleston/Julia de Gala 8-1, and Breeana Runyon/Madecyn Anderson beat Delaynee Billings/Willow Carrington 8-0. Notable stat from the match is Madecyn Anderson picking up her first ever varsity wins as she was filling in.


Mt Pleasant boys soccer played down at Fort Madison. Bloodhounds were able to defend their home field and defeated the Panthers 2-1. Mt Pleasant is now 5-2 on the season.


Mt Pleasant Middle School 8th grade girls track team travelled to Ottumwa yesterday.  They finished fifth.

Individual Place Winners:

-1st Place Finishes:

Kylee Coleman-discus

Shuttle Hurdles Relay-Jayden Housh, Allie Westercamp, Eva Rounceville, Andrea Lopreato

-4th Place Finishes:

Isabelle Meador- 1500 m run

Allie Westercamp-100 meter hurdles

4×800-Kamryn Hart, Makayla Dietzenbach, Meena Deesawasmongkohl, Mica Carter

-5th place finishes:

Andrea Lopreato-100 m hurdles

4×400-Kate Schimmelpfennig, Chloe Bolin, Chloe Ward, Makayla Dietzenbach

Distance Medley- Mackenzie Musselman, Jacara Ivey, Kate Schimmelpfennig, Izabell Yoder

Jema Settles-Shot put, discus


Mt Pleasant 7th grade girls track also competed in Ottumwa, they finished in 2nd place with 80 points.

-1st place finishes:

200 meter dash  Teyanna Lane 29.19

400 meter dash  Andi Scott 1:12.65

High Jump  Josie Gilmore  4-10.00

Long Jump  Josie Gilmore  14-04.50

4×100 meter relay (Baily Jalas, Andi Scott, Ella Gideon, Teyanna Lane) 58.55

100 meter hurdles  Josie Gilmore 18.06

200 meter hurdles  Josie Gilmore 32.23

1500 meter run  Elsie Lange 6:06.84

-3rd place finishes:

4×100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Aubrey Claiborne, Alayana DuFour, Addison Bentler, Rellana Van Deuren) 1:28.75

Sports Scheduled for Mt Pleasant:

Tuesday: Varsity boys golf playing Keokuk at Elks Fairview Golf Club 4pm

Varsity boys soccer hosting Burlington 4:30pm, JV game at 6pm

Girls track team hosting the Panther Relays 4:30pm. Teams competing include Cardinal, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Central Lee, Clear Creek-Amana, Danville, Fort Madison, Iowa City Liberty, Keokuk, Mediapolis, New London, Pekin, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Van Buren, Waco, Wapello, Washington, West Burlington/Notre Dame, Williamsburg, and Winfield-Mt Union

Middle school boys track has a meet at Keokuk 4:30pm

Thursday: Varsity girls golf playing in an invitational at the Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa 1pm

Varsity girls soccer playing at Holy Trinity 3:30pm

Varsity boys golf hosting Fairfield and New London in a triangular at Mt Pleasant Golf & Country Club 4pm

Varsity boys soccer hosting Central Lee 4:30pm

Varsity girls tennis playing at Fort Madison 4:30pm

Varsity boys tennis hosting Keokuk 4:30pm

Girls track competing in an invitational in Washington 4:30om

Boys track competing in a meet at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 4:30pm

Saturday: Varsity boys golf playing in an invitational with Columbus Junction, Fort Madison, Pella, and Washington at the Washington Golf & Country Club 9am


Iowa Wesleyan baseball was scheduled to play a conference double header tomorrow at MacMurray College but due to expected weather the two teams agreed to move the games up to today. Tigers are 5-22-1 overall and 3-12 in conference games, Highlanders are 6-19 overall and 2-6 in conference games. First game of the double header will start at 1pm this afternoon.


Iowa Wesleyan men’s and women’s golf are hosting the Tiger Classic today at the Sheaffer Golf Course in Fort Madison. Women’s teams will be teeing off around 10:30am and men’s teams will be teeing off around 11am. For the Iowa Wesleyan women’s team this will be the last spring competition and for the men’s team they still have the SLIAC Conference Tournament next week and the Monmouth College Scot Invite after that.


The team assignments for state qualifying track meets have been released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Mt Pleasant will be a hosting site and teams competing will be Davenport Assumption, Centerville, Fairfield, Keokuk, Mt Pleasant, Washington, and West Burlington/Notre Dame. The state qualifying track meets will be held on Thursday, May 9th.


Former Mt Pleasant Panther football standout Leonard Wester has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Wester had spent the past three years on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent. The terms of his new deal with Jacksonville were not disclosed.