SPORTS 10/8/16

Written by John Kuhens on October 8, 2016


Mt. Pleasant fell to 8th ranked Solon on the Spartans home turf Friday night 26-0.  Senior running back Pat Canby gained 72 yards on 17 carries, that was the highlight of the MPHS offense that struggled against a physical Solon defense.  Sophomore quarterback Zach Beason was 3 of 14 passing for 23 yards and had one ball intercepted as he received pressure all game long from the Spartans.  Mt. Pleasant’s defense played well throughout the game and made the 8th ranked team in the state work hard for the points they got.  Brody McGhGhy of the Panthers was shaken up during the game and taken off the field on a back board, but checked out o.k. at the hospital and should be available to play Friday night when Mt. Pleasant hosts Fairfield, the Trojans won their homecoming 41-0 over Ft. Madison Friday night.

Solon won the freshman game over Mt. Pleasant 41-0.

The JV teams of Mt. Pleasant and Solon will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. on Evans Field.

Fairfield 41, Fort Madison 0
Oskaloosa 61, Keokuk 13
Washington 49, West Burlington 7
Mount Vernon 41, Mediapolis 7
Williamsburg 36, West Liberty 14
Central Lee 26, Clarke, Osceola 24

Highland 28, Columbus Community 0
#1 Regina, Iowa City 56, Van Buren-Harmony Community 8
Sigourney-Keota 55, Louisa-Muscatine 12

Cardinal, Eldon forfeit win over Danville
#6 Lynnville-Sully 17, #9 New London 14
Pekin 43, Winfield-Mt. Union 6

Lone Tree 73, Easton Valley 14

Burlington 21, Ottumwa 10

Iowa Wesleyan host St. Scholastica at noon today on Evans Field for UMAC action.  St. Scholastia has won the last 5 conference titles.

Iowa plays at Minnesota in Big Ten play, KILJ-FM will carry the game at 9 a.m.

Iowa State plays at Oklahoma State, KILJ-AM 1130 has the game beginning at 12:30 pm

Mt. Pleasant High School Cross Country teams run at the North Linn Invitational this morning.

The MPHS volleyball team is hosting a tournament beginning at 9 a.m.

Iowa Wesleyan volleyball plays Principia and Webster University at Webster today.

The IWU Tiger women’s and men’s soccer teams play host to Principia College on the East Lake Park pitch, women at 1 and the men to follow.


Iowa Wesleyan was one of five St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  institutions to receive 2015-16 Easton/NFCA Division III All-Academic Team honors.  The Tigers also had several members placed on the Scholar-Athlete list.

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team finished in the top ten for the seventh time in program history since the list was created in 1999.  The Tigers moved up two spots this year after sitting at 12th the previous year.  IW recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.509 to round out the top ten, while Fontbonne University was the highest of the SLIAC schools with a 3.662 to sit at second on the list.

The Tigers were also one of six SLIAC institutions to have individuals make the Scholar-Athlete list. Iowa Wesleyan and Fontbonne University led the SLIAC with ten individuals receiving honors.  The ten members for the Tigers included: Michaela Brewer, Naomi Dalton, Sheridan Gealow, Sara Gragg, Summer Johnson, Samantha McIlwain, Caitlin O’Neill, Skylar Rodgers, Kassie Vazquez, and Alli Willis.




The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association have announced their State Cross Country qualifying meet sites and competitors.  Class 3A will have the #2 ranked Mt. Pleasant Panther boys team and the MPHS girls’ team running at Pella.  Other teams there:  Ballard, Bondurant-Farrar, Chariton, Grinnell, Knoxville, Nevada, North Polk, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, Pella and Saydel.

Class 2A has Central Lee and Van Buren-Harmony running at Pella.  Danville-New London, L&M and Mediapolis will run at Monticello.

Class 1A area teams will run at Seminole Valley Course in Cedar Rapids, Columbus-Community, Highland, Holy Trinity Catholic, Lone Tree, IMS, Pekin, Wapello, Waco and Winfield Mt. Union.