Written by on September 13, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS volleyball team is ranked 15th in the latest rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and they deserve it.  They improved their record to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southeast Conference when they swept Keokuk in Panther Gym last night 25-19, 25-10, 25-17.  Lydia Smith and Mary Wester had 10 kills each.  Ashley Loving and Brianne Potts each had 6 ace serves and Potts had 16 digs.

The Freshman team beat Keokuk 23-25, 25-10, 16-14
Sarah Moffett & Bailey Johnson each had 3 kills. Kylie Sourwine & Raimee Dossett each had 2 kills.
Genna Cristoforo and Dossett each had 5 aces and Emma Overton had 4 aces.
The JV team won over Keokuk: 25-11, 25-21
Julie Lasswell-4 kills
Elle Schleisman – 2 kills, & 2 blocks
Evie Kunch – 4 assists, with 3 ace serves also
Jena Stukerjurgen – 4 assists, with 2 aces
Hattie Liechty – served 14 for 15 with 7 aces and 4 digs
Haley Bolton and Danielle Coffin both added 4 digs each


The other ranked teams in the area that were in action last night , Class 1A #1 Holy Trinity Catholic swept Central Lee , New London #6  swept Van Buren and WMU #7 swept Columbus Community.  #13 Mediapolis swept IMS.  Wapello swept Waco 3-0.


The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade girl’s volleyball played Ottumwa Thursday September 12.   

A Team  Lost 0-2

Game 1: L 10-21

Game 2: L 20-22 

Serving Results:

Keelyn McNammee 9/9 with 3 aces

B Team Lost  0-2

Game 1: L 10-21

Game 2: L 16-21 

Serving Results:

Katelyn Gardner 2/3 with 1 ace

Melissa Romine 4/6 with 2 aces

Emmalee Stewart 3/5 with 1 ace

Emme Kraus 1/2 with 1 ace


C Team Lost 0-2

Game 1: L 12-21

Game 2: L14-21 

Serving Results

Maddie Van DeBerg 12/12 with 7 aces

Emma Garmoe 6/6 with 2 aces


D Team Won 2-0

Game 1: W 21-19

Game 2: W 21-18 

Serving Results

Necole Hunter-Wiggins 9/12 7 aces

Nicole Faul 3/7 3 aces

Zoe Runyon 3/4 1ace

Zaileigh Smith 2/2 1 ace


Thursday, 9/12/13, at Ottumwa


“A” match:  Ottumwa      21  21

                  Mt Pleasant  16  16  (record 0-1)


MP serving stats:  Dani Broeker 10-10  (6 pts)

                              Ashley Menke 8-8  (5)

                             Kalynn Batey   4-6  (4)

                             Mikayla Beason 3-3 (1)

                             Chi Glaha           3-3 (1)

                             Jackie Fraise      1-2  –


“B” match:  Ott   21   18

                   MP    9   21  (0-0-1)


MP SV stats:  Ashley DeKraai        8-10  (6)

                       Chloe Beavers         5-6   (4)

                       Hannah Schinstock  6-7  (3)

                       Katie Ensminger       2-3  (1)


“C” match:  MP   21   21   (1-0)

                  Ott    18   18


MP SV stats:  Julia Pross     17-17  (13)

                       Keri Herr          7-7    (5)

                       Shyla Hiler       2-2    –


“D” match:  Ott   22   3

                   MP  20  21  (0-0-1)


MP SV stats:  Nicole Schlatter  13-14  (11)


Mt. Pleasant did well at the Fairfield Cross Country invitational winning the girls class with a 36 score and the boy’s were 2nd, Ft. Madison won with 28, MPHS scored 50.

Ellie Conrad won the girls individual title running 16:34, Beth Wells was 4th, Chloe Haffarnan 5th, 12th Emma Ludwig, Natalie Ita was 14th.

In the boy’s race 24th ranked Logan Murray was first in 16:11, 8th Adam Bodenham, 9th Josh Beelman, 15th Dalton Krum, 17th Ryan Hutchison. The Panther Middle School and JV teams also ran very strong yesterday.

#2 ranked Pekin won the small school girls race Danville-New London was 5th.  Wapello won the boys class, WMU was 4th Danville-New London was 6th.


Solon comes to Evans field tonight to play football against the winless Mt. Pleasant Panthers, the Spartans are 1-1 on the year.  M.P. suffered their second loss of the season last Friday night when the class 4A Ottumwa Bulldogs beat them 46-3, Solon lost to #1 ranked class 1A Iowa City Regina 38-0.  Solon Coach Kevin Miller said they made way too many mistakes especially offensively.  Shawn Striegel says he feels the pain coach Miller had last week as the Panthers have also at key times made penalties or mistakes that put them behind the 8-ball.  Last year Solon beat M.P. 56-6, a game where the Spartans returned the opening kickoff and Mt. Pleasant never recovered.

KILJ-FM 105.5 will broadcast live with the pregame show starting at 6:30 and kickoff at 7:30.  The freshman teams of the two schools meet at 5 p.m.

Area football schedule for Friday 9/13/13

3A-District 7

Fairfield at Washington Both teams 1-1 Washington won 14-13 last year
Fort Madison at Williamsburg  both teams 1-1 Raiders won last year 53-0
Keokuk at Centerville  Both teams 1-1 Keokuk won 46-6 last year


2A-District 5

Central Lee at Mid-Prairie Both teams 1-1 last year Mid Prairie won 54-7
Columbus Community at West Burlington/Notre Dame 
Wapello at Mediapolis (ND) Both teams 2-0 Bulldogs won 48-12 last year
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  Both teams 1-1 Danville won 31-28 last year
New London at Highland   Tigers ended 22 game losing streak lost to Huskies 68-0 last year
Van Buren, Keosauqua at Lisbon  Lions are 0-2 beat the Warriors 62-0 last year
WACO at Lone Tree  Warriors had to forfeit last weeks 39-0 win at N. Mahaska, last year L.T. won 21-14


Mississippi Athletic

Muscatine at Burlington 

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


The Iowa Wesleyan College men’s soccer team fell to 0-3 on the year after a 6-2 loss to Robert Morris University-Springfield on Wednesday.

IWC’s Bo Vitale got the Tigers on the board by scoring off a long shot.

The Tigers’ Jason Gonzalez found the back of the net, assisted by Vitale for their 2nd goal.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday as they travel to Knox College to take on the Prairie Fire.  The game is set for 1:00pm in Galesburg, IL.


From August 24th thru Sept. 2 the following athletic teams logged in 1584 hours working in some capacity associated with Midwest Old Threshers or the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce.  They were also attending classes /practices.  So some days were very long.  The teams involved included Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Football, men’s/ women’s cross country and track, men’s/ women’s soccer, Baseball, and softball.



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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