MPHS volleyball team swept their way to the championship at the Osceola Clarke tournament on Saturday.
Mount Pleasant 21-18-15, Lamoni 18-21-6
Mount Pleasant 21-21, Clarke, Osceola 11-12
Mount Pleasant 21-21, East Union 6-8
Mount Pleasant 24-26-15, Martensdale-St Marys 26-24-8
Mount Pleasant 25-25, Lamoni 12-10
The Panthers tangle with Fairfield on the road Thursday to begin Southeast Conference play.
Marion defeated the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in football Friday night in Marion by a score of 40-0. The Panthers just could not generate much offense on the ground or through the air. Two quarterbacks were used by new head coach Shawn Striegel, Dustin Amos and Spencer White shared the duties and both showed potential running the new offensive look, but just need a little more game experience. Carson Remick led the Panther rushing and Blake Knudsen led the receiving. One bright spot on the night was Panther punter Ben Canby who averaged over 40 yards per punt. M.P. next Friday hosts Ottumwa while Marion travels to defending state champion Decorah.
Marion won the sophomore game 16-0 in the preliminary game Friday, Thursday Mt. Pleasant avoided the sweep by beating the Marion freshman 30-20 on Evans Field.
Area Scores: Ottumwa 33 Keokuk 3, Albia 47 Fairfield 0, Ft. Madison 29 West Burlington-Notre Dame 26, Grinnell 27 Williamsburg 20, Washington 35 Mid Prairie 14, Davenport Assumption 40 Burlington 6, Mediapolis 35 Lone Tree 3, Sigourney-Keota 34 Central Lee 7, Columbus Community 21 Waco 12, Van Buren 14 Cardinal of Eldon 13, Danville 34 English Valleys 6, Pekin 55 New London 14, Wapello 22 WMU 12.
Two Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers earned spots on the All-Tournament teams this past weekend in their first action for the purple and white. Newcomer Dakota Flesner (So.-Payson, IL) played strong on Saturday, earning a spot on the All-Tournament team at the Monmouth Invitational.
Lindsey Johnson (Jr.-Cedar Rapids, IA) had a strong day on Sunday for the Tigers at the Washington University Invite. Johnson, also new to the Tigers this year, was selected for the All-Tournament team at Wash U.
Flesner had a great start to her career as a Tiger at the Monmouth Invitational on Saturday. Flesner led the Tigers’ offense with 34 kills at the Monmouth Invitational. She played strong defensively as well, tallying 43 digs on Saturday.
Johnson had a big weekend setting up the Tigers’ attack. She recorded 42 assists on Sunday at the Wash U Invite to make the All-Tournament team. In all, Johnson recorded 113 assists in the two days of action.
The IWC cross country teams competed at the Mt. Mercy Mustang Gallop on Friday evening to start their 2013 campaign. The Tigers did not record team scores in either the women’s or men’s races. Bre Derynck was the Tigers’ lone runner in the women’s 4k race, taking 45th (21:37).
Jacob Ayers was the top finisher for the IWC men, running the 5k course in 19:42 (47th). He was followed closely by Michael Klostermann, who crossed the line in 20:08 (54th) for the Tigers
Iowa Wesleyan College fell 3-1 in their season opener to Culver-Stockton College.
IWC is 0-1.