Written by on September 12, 2013 in Sports

Iowa Wesleyan College volleyball team lost to Webster University in 3 sets (21-25, 19-25, 14-25) in their first SLIAC conference action of the year.

IWC is now 1-8 overall and 0-1 in the conference.


Mt. Pleasant will host Keokuk in Southeast conference volleyball, M.P. is undefeated in the league and has adjusted well to their new head coach Jeff Schultz.

OTHER AREA MATCHES:  WMU @ Columbus Community, Wapello at Waco, Van Buren at New London, Central Lee at Holy Trinity Catholic, IMS at Mediapolis, Danville at Harmony.

The MPHS cross country teams travel to Fairfield to run today.  The girl’s squad has had a few injuries to contend with.  The boys squad has a strong group of young runners who have been proving they can compete very well at the varsity level.

The latest ranking of cross country teams by the Track Coaches Association has Linn-Mar ranked #1 in girls class 4-A, Decorah tops 3-A with Ft. Madison 10th in that class.  In 2-A Western Christian is #1 and Griswold is #1 in class 1A Pekin is 2nd.

In the boy’s division Linn-Mar is #1 in class 4-A with Burlington ranked 12th.  Class 3-A is led by Pella Ft. Madison is ranked 8th.  Class 2-A has Monticello ranked #1, class 1-A is topped by Denver-Tripoli and has Wapello ranked 12th, Highland 13th and Pekin 15th.


When Mount Pleasant, Iowa, native Mark Hankins was hired as the head men’s golf coach at the University of Iowa in 2008, the program was ranked 155th in the nation. It didn’t take Hankins long to elevate the program into a national presence.

In just his second season as head coach at Iowa, the Hawkeyes qualified for the NCAA Finals and finished 17th in the country. Since 2009, Iowa has finished ranked as high as 10th in the country, advanced to NCAA competition in each of the last five seasons, and won nine tournament titles.

Hankins has coached three All-Americans, eight All-Big Ten selections, one Big Ten Player of the Year, five Academic All-Americans, and 17 All-Big Ten honorees in his Iowa career.

Hankins will bring his Iowa golf team to Burlington Sept. 15-17 to play in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.


Area football schedule for Friday 9/13/13

3A-District 7

Fairfield at Washington 
Fort Madison at Williamsburg 
Keokuk at Centerville 
Solon at Mount Pleasant (ND)


2A-District 5

Central Lee, Donnellson at Mid-Prairie, Wellman 
Columbus Community at West Burlington/Notre Dame 
Wapello at Mediapolis (ND)
West Liberty at Louisa-Muscatine


1A-District 6

Cardinal, Eldon at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 
West Branch at Regina, Iowa City 
Wilton at Sigourney/Keota 


“A”District 5

Danville at Winfield-Mt. Union 
New London at Highland
Van Buren, Keosauqua at Lisbon 
WACO at Lone Tree 


Mississippi Athletic

Muscatine at Burlington 

Davenport, Central at Clinton 
Davenport, West at Bettendorf 
Pleasant Valley at Davenport, North 



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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