Written by on October 18, 2013 in Sports

The Southeast Conference cross country meet was held at Keokuk yesterday.  Mt. Pleasant won the girl’s conference title and the Panthers boys finished 2nd to Ft. Madison.

The M.P. girls had a 27 score ahead of Ft. Madison with 45, Fairfield 63, Washington 106 and Keokuk 146.  Beth Wells was 3rd individually in 16:28, Ellie Conrad 4th, Hannah Weber 6th, Chloe Haffarnan was 9th, Natalie Ita 11th and Megan Shumaker finished 23rd.  The individual champion was Kaylee Alvarez in a time of 16:12.

Ft. Madison captured the boy’s title with a 27 score, MPHS was right behind them with 34, Fairfield 91, Washington 110 and Keokuk scored 114.

Freshman Logan Murray was the conference individual champion in a time of 15:46, Jack Pieper was 6th, Josh Beelman 8th, Adam Bodenham was 9th, Ryan Hutchison 10th, Dalton Krum12th and Alex Warren was 22nd.  Next Thursday the Panther girls and boys teams run in the state qualifying meet at Solon.  


The Mt. Pleasant Panther volleyball team captured the Southeast Conference championship title at home last night against Ft. Madison in a sweep 25-15, 25-17, 26-24.  Brianne Holtkamp, Kelsi Phipps, Taryne Shull and Lydia Smith all had 8 kills, Mary Wester had 7 and Shayleigh Smith had 5 kills.  Hannah Becker had 17 assists, Phipps 6 blocks, Holtkamp added 14 digs.  M.P. is now 27-4 overall and 7-0 in the conference and play at Keokuk next Thursday and then host the Chiefs in the opening round of the Regional Tournament on Monday October 28th.

Keokuk lost to Washington 3 games to 2 last night.

Holy Trinity Catholic swept the Mediapolis Tournament last night beating Eddyville-Blakesburg, Notre Dame, Columbus Community and Mediapolis.  Eddyville was 2nd with a 3-1 record, Mediapolis was 2-2.



Mt. Pleasant continues to search for their first football victory of the season tonight when they travel to Keokuk to play the Chiefs who have a 2-5 overall mark and 1-3 in the district.  MPHS is 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the district.  The Chiefs are coming off a 48-0 loss at the hands of Williamsburg, while Mt. Pleasant suffered a 51-7 defeat at the hands of the #7 ranked Washington Demons.  Keokuk needs to win their last two games of the season to make the playoffs, after hosting M.P. tonight they tangle with Ft. Madison next week.  Mt. Pleasant needs to find offensive production as they average only 139 yds. and 8 pts. Per game. 

The freshman teams play at 5 p.m.  JV teams of the two schools meet Monday in Mt. Pleasant.

KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry tonight’s game live beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show.


Area football games for Friday October 17 and 18thth:

Burlington beat Davenport, North in a Thursday night game in Davenport by a 69-52 score.


District 7

Centerville at Fairfield 
Fort Madison at  #7 Washington Demons out to clinch district title
Vinton-Shellsburg at Williamsburg (ND

District 5

Central Lee at Louisa-Muscatine  Hawks trying to capture most wins since 1997
Mediapolis at Columbus Community  Mediapolis can clinch district title with win
West Burlington/Notre Dame at Mid-Prairie
West Liberty at Monticello (ND)

District 6

Sigourney/Keota at Cardinal, Eldon 
Wapello at Regina, Iowa City 
West Branch at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 
Wilton at Durant (ND)

District 5

Danville at Lone Tree   Danville needs to win to keep playoff hopes going
Lisbon at Highland  
WACO at New London  Waco fighting to get into playoffs 
Winfield-Mt. Union at Van Buren    winner of this one would still be alive the playoff picture

Mississippi Athletic

Assumption, Davenport at Bettendorf 
Clinton at Pleasant Valley 
Davenport, West at Davenport, Central 
Muscatine at North Scott, Eldridge 


In Major League Baseball, NLCS action game 6 will be played in St. Louis tonight at 7:37 p.m..

ALCS saw Boston beat Detroit 4-3 last night, Red Sox up 3-2 in he series and host the Tigers in game six Saturday.


Iowa Wesleyan College is going to be hosting a boy’s basketball youth skills camp this fall in Ruble Arena.  It’s for boys in grades 3rd thru 8th, and will be held November 8th beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Camp will go until 11:30.  Cost of the camp is $25 and that includes a t-shirt, please sign up by November 1st. 

On November 9th a boy’s basketball skills tune up camp will be held in Ruble arena for boys in grades 7 thru 12.  Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and camp will run from 2-5.  Cost is $25 which includes a t-shirt.

If you have questions about either camp call coach Todd Lorensen at 931-8798 or go to

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