Written by on October 21, 2013 in Sports

Keokuk handed Mt. Pleasant a 33-7 defeat in district football action Friday night on the Chiefs home field.  The Panthers fell behind 20-0 before getting on the board late in the 1st half with a 1 yard touchdown run by Carson Remick after Austin Smith had blocked a punt.  Keokuk scored on their very next possession to build the lead back up to 20 at halftime.  Offensive production was once again very low for the Panthers as they had only 38 yards rushing on 32 tries, 6 of 12 passing resulted in 50 yards and only 5 first downs were picked up by the Panthers.  Keokuk put up 308 yards of total offense.

Ben Canby and Carson Remick led Mt. Pleasant on defense.  Next week will close out the 2013 season for M.P., they host Williamsburg a team who won in non district play against Vinton-Shellsburg 43-0.

Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 51-7, after leading at halftime 37-7.  Pat Canby had 4 touchdowns, Levi Parkevich had an 85 yard kickoff return for a score, Ryan Moutrie caught a touchdown pass from Brock Wilson and Dshondric Foster also scored. Moutrie led the defense with 12 tackles, Canby had 10.

The JV teams meet at Evans Field tonight.


The Tigers’ football team picked up a big conference win on Saturday on the road against Westminster College.  The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 24-13 to move to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in the UMAC.

The Tigers’ defense also came up with three interceptions on the day.  Shawn Foster, Ryan Gerleman, and Raul Lozano each had a pick on the afternoon.

Jamarco Clark had 10.5 tackles against the Blue Jays.  He also teamed up with Andrew Terrell on a sack for a loss of six yards.

The Tigers’ offense played well, recording 131 yards on the ground and 241 yards through the air. 

Trey Todd led the rushing game with 116 yards on 12 carries, including scampering for a long of 70-yards.

Zandro Diaz was 12-30 passing for 241 yards.  He threw three touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Ridge Hobbs caught six passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26 when they host Greenville College.  Kickoff is set for 1:00PM at Mapleleaf Stadium.



The Iowa Wesleyan College soccer teams played against SLIAC opponent MacMurray College on Saturday at MacMurray.

In the men’s game, IWC tied MacMurray 1-1.

IWC is now 0-13-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the SLIAC.


In the women’s game, IWC lost to MacMurray 4-0.

IWC is now 1-10 overall and 0-6 in the SLIAC.


The Iowa Wesleyan College cross country teams competed at the Loras College Dr. Tucker Invitational on Friday night.  The Tigers blazed through the cool temperatures to have their best meet of the year as a team.

Jake Ayers had a monstrous run in the men’s race.  Despite having a shoe come untied with nearly two miles to go, Ayers pushed through to a 46 second personal record.  His time of 27:51 on the 8-kilometer course put him 16th overall.

Breanna Derynck led the Iowa Wesleyan women’s team in the 6-kilometer race.  Derynck ran just four seconds off her season best, clocking in at 28:09 to finish 74th overall.

Allison Miles also competed for the Tigers.  Miles set a 46 second personal best, running 34:24 for the 6k race.  She placed 91st overall.



A couple of members of the Winfield-Mount Union volleyball team have reached milestones.   Shelby Therme became the school’s career leader in digs when she recorded her 736th career dig vs. WACO Oct. 10. 

Winfield-Mount Union’s Erica Robison became the school’s career leader in career matches played. She started her record-breaking 130th match vs. New London Oct. 15.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Regional volleyball tournaments begin tomorrow night October 22nd.

Class 1A  is loaded with ranked teams here in Southeast Iowa.  In Region 8 first round play begins with #1 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic hosting Maharishi, the winner of that match plays Harmony at HTC on Oct. 29th. 9th ranked Winfield Mt. Union has a first round bye and will play host to the winner of the Keota vs Sigourney match on the 29th.  Other teams in the Regional are:  Seymour, Moravia, Corydon Wayne, Moulton-Udell, North Mahaska, Melcher-Dallas, Tri-County and Twin Cedars.

Region 7 has #3 ranked New London getting a first round bye, they will play the winner of the October 22nd Waco vs Notre Dame match on Oct. 29th in New London.  Other teams in the regional:  Easton Valley, Prince of Peace, Midland, Lisbon, Central City, Springville, Cedar Valley Christian, Lone tree, Rivermont Collegiate and Calamus-Wheatland.

The State Volleyball Tournament is November 12th thru 15th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

In Class 4A the Mt. Pleasant Panthers will host conference foe Keokuk in the first round at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28th.  The winner of that match advances to the semi finals at Solon on Oct. 31st against #2 ranked Solon.  The other teams in the regional are Oskaloosa, Fairfield, and Clear Creek-Amana.

In Class 3A #15 Mediapolis hosts L&M on October 28th and the winner of that match will play at Mediapolis October 28th against the Central Lee vs Davis County match winner.  Other teams in the Regional are:  Camanche, Tipton, West Liberty and Mt. Vernon.

Class 2A has first round play on October 22nd with Columbus Community at Durant, Wapello at Pekin, Danville at West Burlington, Highland at Iowa City Regina.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association cross country State Qualifying Meets will be held on Thursday October 24th.  The Mt. Pleasant Panther girls and boys will run at Solon in 3A competition against the host school along with Davenport Assumption, Benton Community, Center Point Urbana, Central Clinton DeWitt, Clear Creek-Amana, Maquoketa, Marion, Mount Vernon, Washington and Xavier of Cedar Rapids.

Class 2A area teams will run at Tipton.  Mediapolis, Central Lee, Columbus Community, Danville, L&M and West Burlington-Notre Dame will be there.

Class 1A schools go to Wildwood Park in Ottumwa.  The area teams are:  Winfield Mt. Union, Harmony, Highland, Holy Trinity Catholic, IMS, Lone Tree, Maharishi, Pekin, Van Buren, Waco and Wapello.

The top 3 teams in each meet and top ten individuals qualify for the State Cross Country meet in Ft. Dodge on November 2nd.


The 2013 Major League Baseball World Series begins Wednesday night in Boston at 7:07 p.m.  Game 2 will be Thursday night in Boston before moving to St. Louis on Saturday for a night game.


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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