Written by on January 20, 2014 in Sports

The 15th ranked class 4A Mt. Pleasant Panther girls basketball team had a strong performance at home Saturday defeating the 2nd ranked class 3A Mediapolis 65-56, the Bullettes were undefeated coming into the game.  Mt. Pleasant jumped to a 13-10 1st qtr lead, built it to 6 at half and led by as many as 17 in the 2nd half.  Taryne Shull and Kelsi Phipps each scored scored 16 points to lead the Panther offense.  For Mepo Andrea Larson had 24 points.

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Keokuk Friday for conference action.

Fairfield High School girls basketball team upset the 15th ranked Southeast Conference leading Mt. Pleasant Panthers on the Trojans home floor Friday night 46-31.  Mt. Pleasant led early in the game when Taryne Shull hit her first 3 point field goal attempt she would not make anymore but did lead M.P. in scoring with 10 points.  Natalie Ita added 7 points.

Fairfield outscored the Panthers in every quarter and were led by Mackenzie Flattery with 15 points.


Trey Magnani hit 21 points for the Mt. Pleasant Panther boy’s basketball team in their home game with Fairfield Friday night highlighted by 3-3 point field goals.  But the 3 point field goal that will be remembered was put in by Fairfield foreign exchange student Federico Ferretti just before the final buzzer allow the Trojans to capture a win 49-48 and complete a sweep of the Panthers this season.  Game was tied at 25 at halftime, Mt. Pleasant led by four going into the final quarter but got outscored 10-5 in the fourth period to drop their 3rd conference game of the year.  Panthers are 5-7 overall and 2-3 in the league.  They travel to 2-9 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont tonight for non-conference play, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will bring you the action of the varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

The JV boys dropped a close one 35-37 to Fairfield.  Spencer White scored 16 points and Nathan McConnell had 6.  McConnell, White, and Keegan Pullis all had 5 rebounds.  

Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 58-25, Dshundric Foster 14, Brock Wilson added 12.

Iowa City West beat the M.P. freshman Saturday 60-44, Brock Wilson had 16 points and Zach Ebling 11.


Mt. Pleasant Christian School played Great River Christian School in girls and boys basketball Friday night.  Great River won the girls game 24-18, while Mt. Pleasant Christian won the boys contest 44-13.


Mt, Pleasant and Keokuk split in Bowling Saturday at Iris Bowling Center.  Keokuk won the girls match 2677-2573.  High roller for M.P. was Tasha Glover with a 375.

Panthers won the boys match 2769-2634, Brock Palar rolled a 421 to lead the scoring for the home team.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers took on Webster University in men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday at Ruble Arena

Women’s Basketball:

IWC 76, Webster 62

Iowa Wesleyan is now 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the SLIAC.

Men’s Basketball:

IWC 51, Webster 69

Iowa Wesleyan is now 5-8 overall and 2-4 in the SLIAC.


The Iowa Wesleyan College track & field team opened up their 2014 season on Saturday at the Knox College Fire Starter Invitational.  There were no team scores for the first meet. 

In their season opener, the Tigers had 4 top 5 marks in school history and had 10 personal bests to start the year.

Men’s Top 5 Marks: Weight Throw  – Troy Hallberg (40ft 9in) #3 All-Time,  400m – Anthony Harris (52.57)#3 All-Time, 400m – Michael Klostermann (53.16)#4 All-Time,  4x400m relay – Raul Becerril, Anthony Harris, Jake Ayers, Michael Klostermann (3:33.30)#2 All-Time


Southeastern Community College beat 5th ranked Indian Hills on the Blackhawks home floor 104-94.  Former Mt. Pleasant Panther Nick Lyon had 7 points and Steven Soukup former Danville Bear scored 5 points.

The SCC women lost to #4 ranked Kirkwood Community College 74-53.   


The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team handed Minnesota a sound defeat in Carver Hawkeye Arena Sunday by a score of 94-73. 

Iowa women won at Ohio State 81-74


Hal Mumme, who served as SMU passing game coordinator last season, will be the next head coach at Belhaven University in Jackson,  Miss.

SMU Mustangs coach June Jones brought in Mumme, a proponent of the “Air Raid” scheme, in the spring of 2013. Mumme was head coach at Iowa Wesleyan College for several years beginning in 1989.

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