Written by on September 10, 2013 in Sports

 WACO High School is reporting that they played an ineligible student per the, “Scholarship Rule”. The individual with bad grades played in both of the first two football games, August 30th vs Columbus and September 6 vs. North Mahaska. Waco’s athletic administration understands that this was a violation and will be forfeiting the two contests. Since WACO lost the game vs. Columbus, the score will remain. The score of the WACO vs. N. Mahaska game will be officially changed to a 1-0 loss. All stats from both games will still be recognized. Only the won-loss records will change.

This individual, along with two others, were identified by the Head Coach Chad Edeker at the start of practice on August 12 as not being eligible. As the weeks of preseason practice continued, he forgot about the status of this player as he was not a varsity player. The athlete was then allowed to play in the second half of each game.

The latest rankings of Iowa High School Football teams by the Associated Press has one KILJ area team ranked.  Mediapolis is rated #8 in Class 2A, Waukon is the top ranked team.  West Des Moines Dowling tops class 4A, Sioux City Heelan tops class 3A, Iowa City Regina tops Class 1A and Inwood West Lyon Class “A”.  Don Bosco is on top of the 8 man rankings.


Sixth ranked New London defeated Central Lee 25-17, 25-17, 25-18 in Super Conference volleyball Monday night.  Emily Parks had 13 kills, Sami Koontz was credited with 18 digs and Sarah Holtkmap had 7 ace serves.

In other action Danville swept Maharishi, Fairfield 25-20-25-6, 25-19.

The Mt. Pleasant Panther volleyball team tonight plays host to Washington in Southeast conference volleyball.  #1 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic hosts Harmony and Van Buren, #6 New London hosts Winfield Mt. Union and Pekin.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers will have a “White Out” for Wednesday’s volleyball match.  Fans are encouraged to wear white to cheer on the Tigers in Ruble Arena!  Game time is set for 7:00pm.

It is the Tigers’ first home match of the year and they’ll be taking on Webster University.  It’s the Tigers’ first conference action as well.  IWC will face a tough challenge, as Webster (4-2) was picked as the SLIAC Preseason #1, while the Tigers (1-7) were picked to finish 8th in the conference’s preseason poll.


Attention!! Change in dates for the Panther Basketball Camp

Boys and Girls Grades 3rd-6th


This camp is going to be moved to the following week September 16th due to weather conditions. It is too hot to hold programs in the Cottrell Gym. The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec will be contacting parents though phone and email to let them know about the change. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but we want it to be safe with weather conditions for the kids on our programs. If you have any questions please call Ashley Lohmann at 385-1475. Anyone that is interested in still signing up for this can do so! Thank you!


Registration:            Ends September 13th


Program Days:        September 16, 18, 19, 20


Program Time:         6:00-7:00 PM


Location:                   Cottrell Gym


Fee:                                        $20 Residents

                                                $25 Non-residents



A big night of racing is coming up this Saturday, September 14 with the Pepsi, Smoke E Bones Challenge  at 34 Raceway.


The Mod Lite Stars National Event comes to 34 Raceway with $1500 on the line to win the 34 car, 34 lap Mod Lite feature. A caution will come out on lap 20 for a fuel and chassis adjustment during the 34 lap Mod Lite feature event.


Also on the card will be 305 Sprints competing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $500 to win and Sport Mods $500 to win.

Pit gates open at 4:00 , grandstands 5:00 and racing begins at 7:00.

For more information and payout go to



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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