Written by on June 4, 2013 in Sports

Former Mt. Pleasant Panther student-athlete Jordon Cotton a senior at the University of Iowa, leads a list of ten members of the University of Iowa football team that have been named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-Big Ten team. The all-conference team is released as part of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine.

Jordan Cotton was named to the first team preseason kick return team, he led the Big Ten last season in that department and was 14th nationally.  Cotton will also see action as a wide receiver for the Hawks.


Mediapolis High School softball team picked up an 8-5  win over Lone Tree. They were led by pitcher Aubrey Sielge, who earned the win. Jaci Steffener hit her first career home run for the Bullettes.  The Mediapolis defense held down a really strong hitting Lone Tree team and was a major factor in the win. 

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Burlington swept Davenport Central 5-3 and 14-4, Fairfield won twice over Ft. Madison 7-4 and 2-1, Wapello shut out L&M 10-0, IMS blanked Columbus Community 2-0, Van Buren beat Moravia 10-4, Cardinal of Eldon shut out Central Lee 4-0, Waco Rolled over Winfield Mt. Union 12-0, West Burlington-Notre Dame defeated New London 9-1.


BASEBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY NIGHT:  Davenport Central won twice over Burlington 9-5 and 5-2, West Burlington out scored New London 10-4, Cardinal beat Central Lee 4-1, Mediapolis edged Lone Tree 5-4, Danville won a 10 run game over Holy Trinity Catholic 14-4, Wapello won in 5 innings over L&M 11-1, Fairfield edged Van Buren 5-3, Washington swept Keokuk in Southeast Conference action 9-3 and 2-1,


The Mt. Pleasant High School Girls Track award winners were recognized at last night’s banquet.  Elinore Krieger Coble-Come Back Kid Award,

Maddy Lance-Coaches Award, Amy Buckert-Most Improved, Natalie Myers-Panther Award, Mikayla Lance- Most Potential, Sidney Taylor- Rookie of the Year Leslie Taylo- MVP. Grace Lutvosky- coaches Award


The Mt. Pleasant High School softball games that were postponed Thursday night have been rescheduled.

The varsity softball games vs. Ft. Madison from May 30th have been rescheduled for June 11th at Mt. Pleasant at 5:30 p.m.

The junior varsity softball games vs. Ft. Madison from May 30th have been rescheduled for June 20th at Ft. Madison at 5:30 p.m


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers’ cross country/track teams are selling IWC XC/Track apparel as a fundraiser in order to get some warm up/practice gear that each student-athlete can keep as his/her own.  They would like to have your support of the program by purchasing this apparel and wearing it with the Tiger Pride!!

The white t-shirt is $15, the black long sleeve is $19, and the grey sweatshirt is $31.  With each item purchased, $8 goes directly to the program to help the student-athletes buy the “Player Packs.” 

Contact Tad Hulst track coach at 385-6306.



At 34 Raceway  this week , Friday, June 7, 34 Raceway will be hosting the best of the best in sprint car racing when the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car series takes on the 3/8 mile track with $10,000 on the line.  The WoO  sprints were last at 34 Raceway in 2009 when the Kasey Kahne owned sprint car raced by Joey Saldana took the win. Sprint cup racer, Kahne,  was on had to join Saldana in the winners circle that night an would also be seen signing autographs. Also racing will be the  W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints racing for a $700 to win check and track points.  Tickets are available  at or O’Reilly Auto parts.  HURRY, THEY ARE GOING FAST!!!  Enter for a chance to win free tickets on 34 Raceway facebook page.

There will be no racing on Saturday, June 8 but action will return with its Saturday night program on June 15 with $5 Fan Appreciation Night.


Scott Lamm out going boys track coach at Mt. Pleasant High School has been selected to serve as one of the coaches for the Senior All Star Spotlight Track and Field meet to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. Highlighting track and field talent from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The meet will be held June 8th.  Coach Lamm will take with him 3 members of the 2013 Mt. Pleasant Panther track team, hurdler Tommy Thorne and throwers Justin Dunn and Emmett Wester.



As part of their 2013 fundraising effort, Team Southeast Iowa and Tailgating for Crohn’s & Colitis is having the 3nd Annual Tailgating for Crohn’s and Colitis charity event at Deerwood Golf Club in New London, Ia.  This year Team Southeast Iowa for Crohn’s & Colitis is making the event bigger and better! They will kick off the event on Friday, September 13th, 2013 with an 18-hole 4 person best shot golf tournament.  Then on Saturday, September 14th the tailgate event for the Iowa vs Iowa State football game will be held at Deerwood Country Club.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis through Team Southeast Iowa. Businesses have the opportunity to be hole sponsors.  Your company can help  make this event bigger and better by sponsoring  a hole and enter a team for          $250, sponsor a hole without a team:    $100,  or donate prizes or services for the tournament and tailgate event.  For more information, sign up a team or to set up a sponsorship , Phone: 319 572-8448 and ask for Jeff Uhlmeyer.

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