A work session has been scheduled for tonight at 5 p.m. by the Mt. Pleasant community School district Board of Directors to take care of two big personnel issues. One is to organize the search for a new superintendent to replace the retiring Dr. John Roederer and the other is to approve the selection of the new head varsity football coach to replace the retiring Bob Jensen. Shawn Striegel is the candidate that will be presented to the board to be approved as the new head varsity football coach.
Shawn is no stranger to the Panther program as he has been serving as varsity football assistant, he also is the varsity assistant track coach. He teaches 6th and 8th grade social studies at Mt. Pleasant Middle School.
Shawn got his B.A. degree from Simpson College in 1998 and his Masters of Arts Degree from Viterbo University in 2010.
MPHS girl’s basketball team scored a conference win at Keokuk Friday night 43-38. 8 players scored for the Panthers led by Taryne Shull and Kelsi Phipps with 10 each and Leslie Taylor added 7.
Keokuk won the JV game 42-26.
The MPHS girl’s basketball team lost at #13 ranked Oskaloosa Saturday 56-43. Kelsi Phipps scored 14 points, Taryne Shull and Leslie Taylor added 8 . M.P. is now 8-6 overall and host Ft. Madison Friday.
Keokuk came to Panther Gymnasium to play MPHS in boys basketball, for the 46th consecutive Southeast Conference game Mt. pleasant came out on top, this time by a score of 50-45. Ryan Hanna scored 16 points and Faith Pope 14.
Keokuk won the Freshman game 47-29, Mt. Pleasant won in overtime in the JV game 60-57.
The MPHS boy’s basketball team rolled over Oskaloosa on the Indians home floor 69-40, Ryan Hanna scored 21 points, Faith Pope and Cameron Frank had 13 each. M.P. boys go to Ft. Madison Friday.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL GAMES TONIGHT: Columbus Community girls play at West Burlington, Davis County at Ft. Madison for girls action and Wapello girls play at L&M.
Three Mt. Pleasant wrestlers went unbeaten in the Williamsburg Tournament Saturday and the Panthers won the team title with 165 points. The host school also had 165 team points, but MPHS was awarded the Championship because they had more pins on the day 23 one more than Williamsburg. Connor Eads and Justin Dilks were 3-0, Emmett Wester was 4-0.
OTHER AREA WRESTLING RESULTS: #1 ranked West Delaware won the L&M tournament with 263 points, 3rd ranked Mediapolis was runnerup with 233.
Columbus Community won the Anamosa Duals winning all four duals they wrestled.
New London/Winfield Mt. Union finished 5th in the Center Point Urbana Duals with a 2-3 record.
Zach May a freshman at Central College in Pella wrestled two expedition matches over the weekend. He won 10-1 against a wrestler from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and lost 8-7 to a wrestler from the University of Dubuque.
Mt. Pleasant swept Washington in Bowling Saturday at the Demons alley. In the girl’s match M.P. won 2480 to 2059, Tori Roe rolled a 389 series. The Boy’s beat Washington 2775-2271, Daniel Ruth rolled a 418 series.
The IWC women beat McMurray on the road 52-33 and are now 6-13 on the season.
The IWC men won 64-61 over McMurray and now have a record of 9-12.
Wesleyan men and women both go to Clarke College in Dubuque Wednesday.
The IWC Tigers men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at the Iowa State University Open on Saturday. More than 40 teams competed in the meet, including ISU and Drake, as well as 16 other Iowa schools.
The Tigers competed well in the high-caliber meet that included many NCAA All-Americans from each division as well as several elite post-collegians. None of the Tigers finished in the top ten of their events.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, February 2 as they will travel to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The meet is scheduled to start at 10:00am.
The Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team has helped their head coach Lisa Bluder reach a coaching milestone. The Hawks Sunday won at home against 12th ranked Purdue 62-46. This was the 600th career coaching victory for Coach Bluder, she is the 25th Division I coach to reach this milestone.
The Iowa Hawkeye wrestlers defeated Michigan State 27-12 Sunday in East Lansing.
The UNI Panther men’s basketball team clobbered Drake Sunday 85-55.
The 24th ranked Iowa State women fell to 17th ranked Oklahoma State 71-42 yesterday.
Saturday the Iowa Hawkeye men beat Wisconsin in Iowa City 70-66.
Iowa State men beat TCU 63-50.
Coach John Harbaugh will take the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl Football Game on Sunday February 3rd in New Orleans. He will be coaching against his brother Jim Harbaugh who will take his team the San Francisco 49ers to the big game.
Due to Fairfield’s lack of team members, the 9th grade girls’ basketball game vs. Fairfield that had been rescheduled for Jan. 28th, has been cancelled.