Written by John Kuhens on June 3, 2015

New London tied for 2nd in Class 1A girl’s golf State Tournament  with Nashua-Plainfield at 748, Grundy Center won the tournament with a 738.  Jorgi Krieger New London was 3rd in medalist play with a 172, Emma Pry shot 180 for 8th in medalist.  Franke Johnson shot 200 and Morgan Oliver 201 for the runners up Tiger team.  Grace Edwards WMU tied for 16th medalist.  It’s the third time New London has finished as runner up, they did so in 2006 and last year.   Washington won the 4A girls golf state title with 698, Sarah Nacos medalist for Demons 155. Fairfield 5th 756


North Scott eliminated the MPHS girl’s soccer team from  the Regional Tournament in Eldridge last night by a score of 10-0.  West Burlington-Notre Dame beat Keokuk 4-2 in the other Regional semi final.  Now North Scott will play W. Burlington-N.D. in the finals to determine the state tournament qualifier.   Holy Trinity Catholic defeated Mediapolis 7-0 in Regional soccer, HTC will play host to Mid Prairie in a semi final match Friday.


Mt. Pleasant clobbered Eddyville Blakesburg in boy’s baseball 19-4 last night.  Panthers scored 13 runs in the final inning to blow the game open.  Tony Cristoforo was 3-4 at the plate, Pat Canby was 2-3.  Dalton Shull threw a 2 hitter to get the win on the mound.  M.P. hosts Ft. Madison tomorrow night in a conference twin bill.

AREA BASEBALL RESULTS: Mediapolis won over Columbus Community 16-1-Kelton Gourley had an inside the park homer for the Bulldogs.  WMU 16 Waco 1-Kleyton Benedict threw a no hitter for the Wolves.  Notre Dame 11 Danville 5-Xavior Williams had a 3 run homer for the Nikes.  Cedar Rapids Kennedy edged Burlington 4-3.


AREA SOFTBALL RESULTS:  Mediapolis downed Columbus Community 12-1-Ashley Macholz and Allie Massner had 2 hits each.  Danville 11 WMU 8-Evie Williams had 4 Danville hits, Lexie Hartsock was 3-3 for WMU. Wapello beat L&M 6-5.  West Burlington-Notre Dame 12 Harmony 0.


The big coaching change nationwide in basketball was Fred Hoiberg leaving Iowa State to coach the Chicago Bulls.  Here in S.E. Iowa the big basketball coaching move is Jon Schmitz leaving Ft. Madison High School as head varsity boys basketball coach to take the head coaching job at Urbandale.


The Danville-New London boys soccer team has qualified for the State Soccer Tournament, they will play in the 1st round of the State Tournament on Thursday at noon on field #9 at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines against Dyersville Beckman who is undefeated at 15-0 and seeded #1.  The Bears are seeded #8 and have a record of 15-1.


ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE:   WEDNESDAY:  MPHS freshmen softball and baseball play at Fairfield.  THURSDAY:  Ft. Madison at MPHS varsity softball at 5:30 p.m.  MPHS JV softball plays at Ft. Madison. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the 1st game.  Ft. Madison at MPHS baseball for double header at 5:30 p.m.  SATURDAY:  MPHS softball at Danville Tournament, Muscatine at MPHS baseball 1 p.m.



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 camp, and a libero camp.  All camps are open to boys and girls and are located at Iowa Wesleyan College in Ruble Arena. 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 are available 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.