Written by on September 11, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant rolled to a 3 game sweep of Washington in volleyball played in Panther Gym last night 25-10, 25-14 and 25-9.  Kelsi Phipps 9 kills, Ashley Loving had 5 ace serves and Lydia Smith added 8 kills and 6 ace serves.  Brianne Potts led the defense with 13 digs.  Panthers host Southeast Conference foe Keokuk tomorrow night.

The Mt. Pleasant High School JV volleyball team beat Washington 22-25 25-14 15-10.  Our lead digger was Hattie Liechty with 19, and Danielle Coffin and Evident Munch with 5 each. Brooke Vanderham, Julie Lasswell, Jade Kennedy, Asiah Zaragoza, & Hattie Liechty each had 2 kills. Jena Stukerjurgen added 2 assists. Danielle Coffin served  3 aces. Evie Kunch served  2 aces. Hattie Liechty had 3 aces.


Fort Madison beat Keokuk 3-0, Highland defeated  Wapello 3-1, Holy Trinity Catholic swept  Harmony, Holy Trinity Catholic  also swept Van Buren, Van Buren won over Harmony 3-0. Muscatine defeated Burlington 3 games to 1.


IN CROSS COUNTRY:  The Van Buren Invitational was run Tuesday.  Davis County won the large school girls race, Ft. Madison was 2nd and Fairfield 3rd.  Ft. Madison won the large school boys division Mediapolis was 2nd.  In the small school girls race Holy Trinity Catholic won, Danville-New London was 2nd.  Winfield Mt. Union won the boys race, Danville-New London was 4th and Holy Trinity Catholic 5th.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers will have a “White Out” for tonight’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.


Edward Stone Middle School of Burlington defeated the Mt. Pleasant Middle School “A” team in football 14-8 on Evans Field yesterday.  M.P. led 8-0 at halftime after Zach Beason ran 14 yards for a score and Chase Lamm caught the 2 point conversion pass from Beason.

Beason was 8 of 15 passing for 117 yds.  Levi Puig caught 2 passes for 49 yards, Rhett Zeglan caught 1 for 30 yards, Jake Stukerjergen caught 4 passes for 21 yards.  Tucker Johnson led the defense along with James DeMeyer and Hunter Sammons.  DeMeyer, Beason and Puig all recovered fumbles.

In the “B” game Mt. Pleasant won 30-14, Jeremiah Miles scored 2 touchdwons, Tabian Waddle and Hunter Faul had 1 each.  Waddle rushed for 102 yards.  Aaron Bodenham, Nate Wallace and Evan Folker led the tackling.  Braden Denning recovered a fumble.


The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade football team played at Edward Stone in Burlington and won the “A” game 34-14.  Brady Sartorius rushed for 3 touchdowns and threw 2 touchdown passes, 1 each to Mason Ashton and Tanner Ruby.  Caleb Potts, Colby Potts and Joseph Coberly each had 4 tackles to lead the defense.  Mason Ashton and Joseph Coberly had interceptions.  Fumbles were recovered by Payton Kelly, Tanner Ruby and Kieran Kohorst.

In the “B” game M.P. won 14-8.  Keegan rich rushed for 48 yards and caught a 42 yard touchdown pass from Caleb Potts.  Bergen Ensminger had 7 tackles, Keegan Rich had 6.  William Banks picked off 2 interceptions and Cole Burns 1.


Ottumwa had to forfeit their first varsity football win of the season over Keokuk for playing an ineligible player, the Bulldogs won 33-3 but will now have to call it a 1-0 loss.  Ottumwa defeated Mt. Pleasant this past Friday night but did not use the player.  Ottumwa also had to forfeit a boys cross country competition last week because of using an ineligible runner.


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.  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




In Columbus Junction, Iowa

October 12, 2013

8:00 a.m.

Enjoy the annual Columbus Day festivities in scenic Columbus Junction, home of the historic swinging bridge.  Spend the day and witness one of the best small parades in Iowa!  Shop at the many stores and street vendors; or just come to run and enjoy the morning traveling the beautiful shaded streets of Columbus Junction.


The Race: Distance and Course

5K Run/walk.  Start and finish on Main Street, downtown Columbus Junction.  The course will be on city streets with a trip through the park.


Trophy to the male and female overall winner.  Medals to ALL finishers


$10.00 which includes a race t-shirt to each paid participant

Cross Country team members from ANY high school can register for $5.00!!


Participants may register from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. race day at the SOUTH end of Main St.

or mail entry form to:

 Polly Prior 125 Springer Ave. Columbus Junction, IA 52738 (319-728-4200)


Winfield Mt. Union High School is preparing for a very spirited homecoming celebration. Boom night activities will be Wednesday October 2nd starting at 6PM.  They will crown the king and queen then have some fun with the guys playing volleyball and girls football in the powderpuff football game.  The evening will end with some speakers around the bonfire including a former WMU graduate.

Friday will be spirit day with a pep assembly starting at 2:15.  The parade will end the school day at around 2:40!  The court will be announced again during half time of the game.

Saturday evening 8-11, students will have a dance to end the homecoming week activities.



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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