Written by on December 6, 2013 in Sports

MPHS wrestled at Columbus Community last night and fell 45-30 after leading at one time 18-3.  Scoring points for the Panthers Tyler Lanphier (fall), Alex Lanphier (fall), Josh Larson (fall), Justin Dilks (forfeit), Colton Mertens (fall).

Levi Parkevich won 2 JV matches.

The MPHS JV wrestle at the Wapello Tournament tonight and the varsity will be in the Wapello Tournament Saturday.

OTHER AREA WRESTLING:  #2 ranked Davenport Assumption edged #1 ranked Mediapolis on the Bulldogs home mat 31-29 Mepo won more matches but Assumption had more pins.  Burlington 63 West Burlington-Notre Dame-Danville 15, Burlington 63 West Hancock 14, Burlington 72 New London 12, New London 37 West Burlington-Notre Dame-Danville 27, New London 42 West Hancock 24, West Hancock 39 West Burlington-Notre Dame-Danville 24.  Washington 57 L&M 16, Albia 71 Van Buren 12, Eddyville 73 Van Buren 6,  Quincy 42 Ft. Madison 30, Keokuk 60 Davis County 18, Keokuk 72 Centerville 9.

The #3 Iowa Hawkeyes  22  #15 Edinboro 19.


 Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade girls played Aldo Leopold in basketball Thursday.

“A” game:  Mt Pleasant            50    (record 3-3)

                  Burlington Leopold    6 

MP scoring:  Taylor Murray       14

                     Kalynn Batey          9

                     Delaney McDowell  9

                     Jackie Fraise          8


Both the A and B team 7th grade boys won last night against Aldo Leopold.  In the A game, Rhett Zeglen was the high scorer with 16.  In the B game, Rylee McQuiggin was the high scorer with nine pts.  The boys are in action again on Tuesday at home against Ottumwa.




Tonight Mt. Pleasant and Fairfield do battle in Southeast Conference basketball openers for all the teams.  The girl’s teams of the two schools meet in Panther Gym.  Fairfield is off to a 3-1 start, they are led in scoring by Sami Fritz, freshman point guard with 9 points a game.  Marissa Repp scores 8 points per game and Hanna Greiner 7.  Mt. Pleasant is 1-2 and is led by Taryne Shull averaging 16 points and grabs 8 rebounds.

The boy’s teams play at Fairfield, the Trojans are 1-0 and led by Landon Gamrath who scored 14 points, Matt Carr with 13 and Federico Ferretti who moved in from Italy with 10 points.  M.P. is 0-1 and had Zach Mulford score 10 points in the season opening loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Freshman and JV games will be played at both sites prior to the varsity, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the varsity boys game live beginning at 7:30 p.m. with score updates on the girls action.

GIRLS AND BOYS DOUBLE HEADERS TONIGHT:  Notre Dame @ Cardinal, West Burlington at New London, Columbus at Highland, Danville at Central lee, Maharishi at Holy Trinity Catholic, Harmony at Van Buren, Keokuk at Ft. Madison, L&M at Mediapolis, WMU at Waco



Varsity Girls Team Scores:
Mt. Pleasant—2593
Ottumwa JV—2343
Individual Scores for Mt. Pleasant:

Jacque Gerleman    218-228–446


Tori Roe senior member of the Mt. Pleasant Panther girls bowling team has signed a letter of intent to Bowl for Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids where she plans to major in psychology.  
Varsity Boys Team Scores:  
Ottumwa JV—2803
Mt. Pleasant—2596
Individual Scores for Mt. Pleasant:

Brock Palar                  227-202–429
Varsity Boys Team Record is now 0 – 1
JV Girls Team Scores from Burlington dual:
Mt. Pleasant—1836
Lauren Perron       139-122–261

JV Boys Team bowled but Burlington did not have a team.
Mt. Pleasant—2173
Individual Scores for Mt. Pleasant:
Russell Heerdt                      115-194–309

JV Boys Team Record is now 1 – 0


Due to Mid-Prairie having a low number of freshman girls the two girls games Mt. Pleasant  had scheduled with Mid-Prairie have been canceled.  The freshman boys games will still be played on December 19th at Mid Prairie and January 13th at Mt. Pleasant both starting at 6:00 p.m.


Run Recruits, a company based in Ohio, is coming to the Iowa Wesleyan College campus to host a recruiting fair for high school cross country/track & field athletes and football players on Saturday, December 14 from 10am-2pm.  The event is open to high school seniors interested in competing in cross country/track & field and/or football at the college level.

College coaches will be present at tables for student-athletes to meet and learn more about the schools’ programs and the opportunities to compete at the colleges.  Parents and high school coaches are welcome as well.

The event is an opportunity for college coaches to get connected with aspiring student-athletes who are really looking to find a college that suits their needs academically as well as athletically.  This is an easy way for high school cross country/track & field and football athletes to get connected with college coaches.

Some schools that will be in attendance include Iowa Wesleyan College, Cornell College, Eureka College, Lake Forest College, Rockford University, Simpson College, Southwestern Community College, and William Penn University. 

There is still time for both high school seniors and colleges to sign up and attend the recruiting fair.  Those interested can go to Run Recruits’ website at or email Mark Lattimore, owner of Run Recruits, at

Questions can also be directed to Iowa Wesleyan’s Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach, Tad Hulst at

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