Written by on September 6, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS volleyball team tangled with 15th ranked Fairfield last night on the Trojans home court and won Mount Pleasant 25-21,20-25,25-23 and 25-23.  Taryne Shull 10 kills, Kelsi Phipps added 9.  Brianne Potts 26 digs, Shay Smith 4 blocks, Hannah Becker had 23 assists and Ashley Loving added 18.  Coach Jeff Schultz used 10 players in the match. Fairfield did win the JV and freshman matches.

Other area scores:  #7 WMU was a 3 games to none winner over L&M, #13 Mediapolis beat Highland 3 nothing, Pekin edged Waco 3 to 2, Central Lee swept Danville 3-0, Wapello over Columbus Community 3-0 and Notre Dame defeated Van Buren 3-1.

The latest Iowa Girls High School Athletic union volleyball ratings, Holy Trinity Catholic is #1 in class 1A, New London is ranked 6th and WMU 7th in that class.  Class 2A is topped by Dike-New Hartford.  Mediapolis is ranked 13th in class 3A, the top ranked team is Union. Fairfield is 14th ranked in class 4A that is led by #1 Harlan, no area 5A teams are ranked, Bettendorf is #1.


In cross country results the Pekin Invitational was held and in the girl’s division Pekin was first with 38 points, Mediapolis was 4th, Danville-New London 6th.

Mediapolis won the boys class with 43 points, Danville-New London was 8th.


Trisha Meierotto opened up the 2013 Iowa Wesleyan women’s golf season on Thursday at the Augustana Women’s Golf Invitational.  Meierotto was the lone Tigers golfer, finishing 49th overall.

Meierotto shot a 74 on the front nine and followed that up with an 87 on the back nine.

Jamie Lawrence of the host Vikings was the individual champion, shooting a 7 over par 79 for 18 holes.

Elmhurst College won the team title with a total score of 330.  Ashford University finished second (335), followed by Augustana College (336).

The IWC women’s golf team is set to head to the Simpson Women’s Fall Invitational next on September 16 in Indianola, IA.


Game two of the 2013 season is tonight when the Panthers play host to a talented Class 4A Ottumwa Bulldog team.  Last week M.P. opened the season at Marion losing 40-0.  Generating offense was a problem for coach Shawn Striegels team last week and Ottumwa is going to be tough to move the ball against as they allowed just 3 points and 174 yards of offense in a 33-3 win over Keokuk.  That’s the same score in the meeting between Ottumwa and Mt. Pleasant last year with the Bulldogs winning on their home field.

KILJ will broadcast tonight’s game beginning at 6:30 tonight with the pregame show.   


FRIDAY 9/6/13 area football schedule:

3-A District 7

Centerville at Albia (ND)
Chariton at Fort Madison (ND)
Fairfield at Davis County, Bloomfield (ND)
Mediapolis at Keokuk (ND)
Pella at Washington (ND)
Williamsburg at Central Clinton, DeWitt (ND)


2-A District 5

Central Lee, Donnellson at Highland, Riverside (ND)
Columbus Community, Columbus Junction at Wapello (ND)
Louisa-Muscatine at Wilton (ND)
Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Clear Creek-Amana (ND)
Mount Vernon at West Liberty (ND)
West Burlington/Notre Dame at Van Buren, Keosauqua (ND)

1A-District 6

Cardinal, Eldon at Danville (ND)
Durant at West Branch (ND)
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Lynnville-Sully (ND)
Regina, Iowa City at Solon (ND)
Sigourney/Keota at Pekin (ND)

“A”-District 5
Lisbon at Alburnett (ND)
New London at English Valleys, North English (ND)
North Mahaska, New Sharon at WACO, Wayland (ND)
North Tama, Traer at Lone Tree (ND)
Winfield-Mt. Union at Iowa Valley, Marengo (ND)


MISSISSIPPI ATHLETIC CONFERENCE:  Davenport, West at Burlington,  Assumption, Davenport at Pleasant Valley , Bettendorf at Davenport, Central,  Clinton at North Scott, Eldridge 









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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