Written by on September 3, 2013 in Audio Archive

MPHS volleyball team swept their way to the championship at the Osceola Clarke tournament on Saturday.

Pool play scores:

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

Semi Finals:
Mount Pleasant 24-26-15, Martensdale-St Marys 26-24-8

Championship Match:
Mount Pleasant 25-25, Lamoni 12-10

Taryne Shull 28 kills and 12 blocks, Lydia Smith 24 kills, Kelsi Phipps 21 kills and 13 blocks.  Brianne Holtkamp 21 kills, 13 ace serves.  Brianne Potts served 9 aces and had 43 digs to lead the defense.

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.

Ottumwa beat Keokuk 33-3.


Dustin Amos  passing 2-3 for 41yds

Spencer White 1-2 for 18 yds and 1 int

Carson Remick rushed 9 times for 62 yds

Josh Larson ran 13 times for 21 yds

Carson Remick had 8 tackles, Tyler Ruby 6, Josh Larson 4 and Spencer white 4


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.



Although the point championships have been decided at 34 Raceway, not only the weather was hot but so was the action when the Amsoil USAC 410 Sprint Car series made a stop at the 3/8 mile. David Darland, Lincoln, In. picked ups his third straight series win. Jason Ditsworth, Gladstone, Il. would take the checkered flag in the 305 sprint feature and Tony Dunker, Quincy, Il. got the win in the IMCA sport mod feature.

Coming up Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7 will be the two-night MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprint Challenge. $4000 is up for grabs for the 410 Sprints Friday night and $5000 to the winner on Saturday night. A $1034 bonus will go to the racer who can win both nights. Also on the card Friday night are the 4 cylinders $250 to win and Mod Lites $300 to win. Saturday night the 4 cylinders will be back with $350 to win, Mod Lites $400 to win and 305 Sprints will add to the excitement with $1000 win. Drivers who can win both nights will receive an additional bonus. For more information go to www.34racewaycom


The IWC men’s and women’s basketball 2013 golf outing is coming up on September 20th at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club.  This is a 4 person best shot tournament to benefit the IWC basketball programs.  Cost is $70 per golfer, and that includes dinner.  There will be various contests and games for golfers to win nice prizes like grills, professional game tickets, golf equipment and other items.  If you would like to participate sign up by September 14th with Kurt Moon at Brown’s Shoe Fit in Mt. Pleasant or call 385-2931.  There are also opportunities for hole sponsors, and raffles prize donations.


Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is holding its annual golf outing (four person best shot) as a fundraiser for the Great River Housing Trust Fund. This event will be held at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course in Burlington on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 with Registration and Buffet lunch at 11:00 am, and Tee Off at 12:15 p.m. The Cost is $50 per golfer and includes: Buffet Lunch, 18 holes of golf and cart; awards for top teams, and chances to bid on silent auction items. The Great River Housing Trust Fund promotes affordable housing in Southeast Iowa through owner-occupied rehabilitation, first time home buyer assistance, and development partnerships. The registration form is available online at, or by contacting Debbie Laughlin 319-753-4305.


Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Mt. Pleasant Banquet on Thursday, September 19, at Manning Hall, 601 So. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant. This special event will feature a two-meat dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission.

The social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $20 for a spouse or child. Ticket order deadline is August 29, and tickets will not be sold at the door.

To order tickets locally, call Dan Cook at 319-931-0093 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at You may also call, Scott Martin at 319-850-1397, Joe Ruby at 319-931-3341, Randy White at 319-986-6996, or Benny Lee at 573-308-5485.

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