The help wanted sign is going out in the Mt. Pleasant High School Athletic Department. Bob Jensen long time football coach, activities director and exercise science instructor has submitted his resignation to the Mt. Pleasant Community School District Board of Directors who will meet Monday night and approve the request.
Jensen grew up in rural Harlan, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa and taught a short time in Elkader before coming to Mt. Pleasant in the early 70’s to teach, coach and raise his family.
His Panther football team this season had a record of 2-7 one of the few teams during his 24 years as head coach that ended the season with a losing record. During his tenure as head coach numerous players advanced to play at the next level in college.
The board will now have to decide whether Coach Jensen’s replacement will come from within the system or not.
Holy Trinity Catholic and Mediapolis both dropped their State Volleyball Tournament semi final matches Friday in Cedar Rapids. #3 ranked and four time defending state champion Tripoli downed #2 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic 3-1. It’s the second time that Tripoli has eliminated HTC in the semis and they did it once when the team was Marquette Catholic of West Point in 2004. The Panthers will go after their fifth straight championship tonight against #1 ranked Grundy Center who they have lost to during the regular season.
Mediapolis was ranked #1 and undefeated but that didn’t stop #7 ranked Union LaPorte City from sweeping the Bullettes in three games. The Knights will face M.O.C. in the finals this afternoon.
The 5A championship matchup has Iowa City high against Bettendorf, class 4A Solon battles Charles City, Class 2A Dike plays Hull Western Christian.
St. Ambrose defeated the IWC women 59-52 in the Mt. Mercy Tournament last night, today IWC will play the host school.
The undefeated Mediapolis Bulldog football team will be at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for a class 2A semi final game tonight at 7 P.M. against Dyersville Beckman who has a record of 11-1. Spirit Lake and Carroll Kuemper are the other semi finalists.
The IWC Tiger football team will take their 2-8 record on the road to Concordia of Michigan, this is the final game of the season for the Tigers.
KILJ-FM today will bring you the Purdue at Iowa battle beginning at 10 a.m. and KILJ-AM has the Iowa State at Texas game beginning at 9 a.m.
Winfield-Mt. Union School is having a meet the players event Tuesday night (11/13) at 6:30. The high school basketball teams will play and the wrestlers, cheerleaders, and drill teams will be introduced in between. We will also be collecting canned goods that evening for MOPS (food pantry).