Written by on September 23, 2013 in Sports

The MPHS volleyball team went to the Ottumwa Invitational Saturday and finished with a 3-1 record, losing to Burlington in the 1st round of the championship flight after going 3-0 in pool play.  Panthers beat Davis county, Washington and Ottumwa.  Kelsi Phipps had 23 kills, Taryne Shull 17 they also each had 3 blocks and Brianne Holtkamp had 14 kills.  Ashley Loving had 49 assists and Hannah Becker 31. Brianne Potts had 43 digs and Brianne Holtkamp 36.


The Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament is coming up, first round action will be Thursday at various sites and the final rounds, championship and consolation will be Saturday at Southeastern Community College. 

Thursday’s first round sites and teams competing:


At Maharishi             At Notre Dame                     At Columbus             At Cardinal

Pool # 1                                 Pool # 2                                 Pool # 3                                 Pool # 4

1. Holy Trinity Catholic       1. Mediapolis            1. New London         1. IMS

2. West Burlington  2. Notre Dame                     2. Highland               2. Winfield-MU

3. Pekin                     3. Central Lee                       3. Wapello                 3. Cardinal

4. WACO                    4. Danville                           4. Columbus                4. Van Buren

5. Maharishi              5. Harmony                         5. Lone Tree               5. L-M



In football action Iowa Wesleyan College fell to the University of Minnesota-Morris……41-24  Saturday on Evans Field.

IWC is now 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the UMAC .

The Tiger offense was paced by a 34 yard field goal by Brandon Baker, Raul Becerril scored on a 29 yard run, Ridge Hobbs caught a 56 yard scoring pass and LiMiachel Peeples caught a 54 yard scoring strike.  Tigers go to McMurray College Saturday.



The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers went 1-1 at the SLIAC Conference Quad Tourney  held at Eureka College.

The Tigers defeated Eureka College in 3 sets (25-9, 25-19, 25-17).  They then fell to Greenville College in 3 sets (17-25, 21-25, 19-25).

The Tigers are now 4-11 overall and 3-2 in conference action.


Men’s Soccer:

The Iowa Wesleyan College men’s soccer team lost to Central College, 1-9.

The Tigers fall to 0-6 on the year


Women’s Soccer:

The IWC women’s soccer team lost to Central College, 0-15.

The Tigers are now 1-3 on the year  


Ft. Madison handed the Mt. Pleasant Panthers a loss in district football action Friday night on the Bloodhounds field by a 16-0 score.  Cruz Fedler scored on 2 10 yard runs in the first half and F.M. added a 4th quarter safety for the games scoring.  Mt. Pleasant once again struggled offensively as they never mounted a serious scoring threat.  The offense had just 56 yards rushing 49 by Carson Remick and 14 yards passing with Blake Knudsen catching that pass.  Leading the defense for M.P.:  Carson Remick, Austin Smith, Keegan Pullis, Tyler Ruby and Justin Dilks.

Next week is homecoming week for the Panthers, they host Centerville.

Mt. Pleasant came from behind to win the freshman game 34-28.  Dshondric Foster had 3 touchdowns, Zach Ebling and Brock Wilson also scored.  Defensively Thad Williams, Julian Schwartz and Ryan Moutrie were the leaders.

The JV teams of the two schools meet on Evans Field Monday night.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  North Scott 42 Burlington 12, Williamsburg 60 Centerville 14, Washington 42 Marion 14, Keokuk 10 Fairfield 6, Mediapolis 40 Central Lee 21, West Burlington-Notre Dame 44 Cardinal 18, WMU 34 Highland 32, Lisbon 54 Danville 2, Lone Tree 57 New London 18, Van Buren 26 Waco 8.


Dustin Selvage won the battle.  Russ Hall won the war.  At 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday night, Selvage, of Indianola won the season championship 30-lap feature over Hall.  But all the Pleasant Hill, Iowa native Hall needed to do to clinch the 2013 Brockway Mechanical& Roofing Sprint Invaders season championship was take the green. 

Saturday, Sept. 28 will wrap up the 2013 season at 34 Raceway with the Quads, Bikes and Side X Sides. With jut $5 grandstand admission, fans will see plenty of turns, jumps and side by side action. Bring the family because kids are admitted FREE. Grandstands open at 3, practice at 5 and racing begins at 6:15. For more information contact Nick Eastin at




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)

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