Written by on December 3, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant had too many turnovers and not enough 3 point field goals in their loss Monday night at home against Williamsburg 45-38.  The Panthers committed over 20 turnovers again handling the ball against the 7th ranked class 3A team, and hit just one 3 point field goal in 15 tries.  M.P. did hold a 12 point lead late in the 3rd quarter but the Raiders scored 5 unanswered points to end that period and then outscored the Panthers 25-11 in the final 8 minutes to improve their record to 3-0 while MPHS is 1-2 and getting ready to begin conference play at home Friday against Fairfield.  Taryne Shull scored 9 points to lead the Panther scoring, Hannah Becker added 8, Mary Wester had 6 points and 8 rebounds .  Paige Greiner a Drake University recruit led Williamsburg with 18 points.

Williamsburg won the JV game 32-29 and Mt. Pleasant easily won the freshman game.

OTHER GIRLS ACTION:  Ft. Madison beat Centerville 37-23, Fairfield 43, Oskaloosa 28, Highland, Riverside 60 Harmony 10.

BOYS BASKETBALL ACTION:  Fairfield 58 Oskaloosa 49, Highland 77 Harmony 42, Ft. Madison 54 Centerville 44.


Coach Paul Rundquist and the Mt. Pleasant Panthers boy’s basketball team open up the 2013-2014 season tonight at home against Cedar Rapids Xavier.  Both teams may be a little rough around the edges for different reasons.  Mt. Pleasant will have a lot of new faces on the floor that have not seen all that much varsity action.  Xavier will be a little rusty because some of their key players were on the football team that made it all the way to the championship game in Class 4A losing to Des Moines Dowling, so their basketball practice time has been cut short.

M.P. had a 19-6 record last season and made an appearance in the State Tournament.  Gone are the leading scorers Faith Pope and Ryan Hanna who together accounted for 27 points a game.  Returning leading scorers are Trey Magnani and Zach Mulford that each averaged 3 points per game.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast tonight’s game beginning at 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS AND BOYS GAMES TONIGHT:  IWC women and men hosting Westminister beginning at 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic at Burlington Notre Dame, Maharishi at West Burlington, Central Lee at Cardinal, Danville at Harmony, L&M at WMU, Mediapolis at Columbus Community, New London at Van Buren, Waco at Wapello.

GIRLS GAME:  Burlington at Keokuk

BOYS GAME:  Keokuk at Burlington

WRESTLING:  New London and West Liberty at Lisbon, Wapello at Mid Prairie


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade girl’s basketball team hosted Ottumwa Monday.

“A” game:  Mt Pleasant    40   (record 2-3)

                 Ottumwa        14


MP scoring:  Kalynn Batey            12 

                     Delaney McDowell   10 


“B” game:  MP  16   (1-3)

                   O  13


MP scoring:  Kinsey Bruggemeyer   4

                     Brianna Bowman         4


The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team traveled to Ottumwa Monday.  In the “A” game M.P. won 34-26, Rhett Zeglen had 16 points.  “B” team won 21-13, led by Jacob Moutrie with 9 points and the “C” team won 28-8, Bryant Holtkamp scored 14 for the Panthers.


The Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships have been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only Iowa High School Athletic Association reserved ticket event. 

Ticket sales for the state meet to IHSAA member high schools who host wrestling programs will begin Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:00am and close Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:59pm. 

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00am.  The public will be able to purchase tickets at the Iowa Events Center ticket office, any Dahl’s store, online at . The order limit will be eight (8) tickets.

The ticket price is $8.00 per ticket, plus a convenience fee of $1.75 per ticket.  There will be a $4.00 handling fee per order.  A valid credit card will be needed to make an online purchase.  The Iowa Events Center seating chart will be available identifying class 1A, 2A, and 3A mats.      All seats will be assigned in the order the transactions are processed either at a ticketing location or online.


The 4th Annual Fort Madison Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena is set for Sunday, December 22, 2013.   Iowa takes on Arkansas – Pine Bluff.

The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club has worked with University of Iowa Athletics to secure premium seating for our group.  On Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 AM, tickets go on sale at the Partners offices located at 614 9th Street, Fort Madison.

The first 150 children’s tickets will be available for $5 each (ages 18 and under).  The first 150 adult tickets will be available for $10 each.

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