Written by on October 9, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant finished 2nd in the girls division of the Centerville Cross Country Invitational.  Oskaloosa won the title with 55 points, MPHS scored 63 for second in the 12 team field.

Individually Ellie Conrad was 6th, Beth Wells 7th, Hannah Weber 11th, Chloe Haffarnan 19th and Natalie Ita 20th.

Mt. Pleasant was 4th in the boy’s race at Centerville with 86 points, Ft. Madison won it with 69.  Individually Logan Murray was 5th, Jack Pieper 13th, Josh Beelman 21st, Ryan Hutchison 23rd, Adam Bodenham 24th and Dalton Krum was 35th.


Mount Pleasant varsity volleyball team won over Fairfield 3 games to 1, scores were: 25-15, 17-25, 25-15 and 25-20. 


JV action saw Mt. Pleasant Beat Fairfield 26-24(W), 19-25(L), 15-7(W)

That improves their Record to 5-2

Skye Loving – served 16 for 16 with 2 aces, 12 assists

Jade Kennedy – served 6 for 6 with 1 ace

Bailee Garmoe – served 9 for 10 with 1 ace, 19 digs

Hattie Liechty – served 13 for 13 with 4 aces, 27 digs

Jena Stukerjurgen – served 11 for 11 with 1 ace, 5 digs, 11 assists

Haley Booton – 5 digs

Elle Schleisman – block assists, 5 kills

Asiah Zaragoza – 2 block assists

Brooke Vanderham – 8 kills

Kelsey Smith – 4 kills


The big Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball show down in New London  last night did not let anyone down.  #1 ranked Holy trinity Catholic had to fight off a determined New London Tiger team in 3 games 25-18, 25-20, 25-11.  The win improves the Crusaders record to 33-3 overall and they win the divisional title for the 4th straight year as they improve to 9-0.  New London is 29-5 and 6-1. HTC was led by Mikaela Foecke she had 22 kills and 13 digs.  Maria Vonderhaar had 35 assists, Nicole Wilkens had 5 ace serves.

For New London Emily Parks had 8 kills, Sarah Holtkamp 21 assists.

OTHER VOLLEYBALL ACTION:  #15 Mediapolis beat Waco 3-0, #1 Bettendorf downed Burlington 3-0, Notre Dame won 3-1 over Cardinal, West Burlington swept Danville, #12 Winfield Mt. Union won 3 games to 1 over Lone Tree, Central Lee won 3-0 over Van Buren, IMS swept Wapello and Ft. Madison won in 3 over Keokuk.


The Mt. Pleasant 7th grade “a” team beat Ottumwa in football 8-0, Levi Puig scored the touchdown and Rhett Zeglin added the 2 point conversion.  Zeglen rushed for 36 yards on the night.  Zach Beason was 8 of 12 passing for 101 yards.  Levi Puig ledthe receiving with 2 catches for 64 yards.  Tucker Johnson recovered a fumble, Tabian Waddle and Cody Mertens led the tackling.  Mt. Pleasant won the “B” game 38-6.  Willie Banks had 2 td’s, also scoring were Bryce Anderson , Nate WallaceCorbin Borelli and Grant Goody.  Defensively Michal Bagwell, Zion Washington and Jeff Westercamp led the way.  Garrett Maddy and Willie Banks recovered fumbles.

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade football defeat Ottumwa in the “A” game 54-12, Brady Sartorious rushed for 82 yards and had 2 touchdowns, Isaac Kuster ran for 70 yards and 1 score.  Sartorius was 10 of 16 passing for 121 yards and 1 score.  Tanner Ruby caught a touchdown pass, he also had 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery all totaled he had 4 touchdowns. Maison Ashton had an interception.  Jake Lowe and Kieran Kohorst had fumble recoveries.

In the “B” game Mt. Pleasant won 20-0, Joseph Coberly caught 2 touchdown passes and Keegan Rich recovered a fumble for a touchdown and threw the 2 touchdown passes.  Dalton smith, Luke Van Nyhuis, Bergen Ensminger and James Lobdell led the tackling, Lobdell also recovered a fumble.


The Iowa Wesleyan College volleyball team defeated Knox College in 5 sets (25-14, 25-21, 16-25, 24-26, 15-8) on Tuesday night at Knox.

The Tigers are now 9-16 overall.


Iowa Wesleyan’s Ridge Hobbs was selected as the USCAA Football Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Martin Luther College on Saturday.

Hobbs caught six passes for 114 yards, including two touchdowns.  He also returned a kickoff for 47-yards for a score in a monster effort.

Hobbs has gone over 100 yards receiving in three of the Tigers’ five games this season.  He has 25 receptions for 490 yards and six touchdowns on the year, continuing to pad his stats as the top wide receiver in school history.  He’s closing in on 3,000 career yards receiving as he now has 2,788 receiving yards in the Tigers’ uniform.

He’s also moved to special teams this year, returning one kickoff return for the touchdown and he has two punt returns for a total of 25 yards on the season.


Iowa Wesleyan’s Blake Mitchell was named the USCAA Golfer of the Week after taking medalist honors at the Waldorf College Invitational on Sunday.

Mitchell shot a round of 70 on the day to take the top spot.  He opened up with a 33 on the front nine and closed the back nine with a 37 for the win.  His play also helped the Tigers to a third place finish as the Tigers shot a total score of 309.


Iowa Wesleyan College has announced this year’s inductees to the IWC Athletic Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will be this Friday during a luncheon.  Gerald “Jerry” Lange class of 1948 who excelled in football, basketball and baseball will be honored.  Jerry passed away in 1998. His children will accept the award. Stacy Ticknor Boudreau from the class of 2001 also will be honored.  She was an outstanding volleyball and track and field athlete.  She is currently the women’s volleyball coach at Wisconsin Whitewater and has led them to a national championship and numerous conference titles since 2005.


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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