Written by John Kuhens on August 12, 2016


The Mt. Pleasant High School Meet the Players Night for fall sports will be held Friday night August 19th.  The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a meal served by the Booster Club.  Then fall sports team participants and cheerleaders will be introduced, the football team will do some scrimmaging under the new lighting system that has been installed.  Fans may also purchase their Booster Club Memberships to help support athletes at all levels.

Here is the schedule for “Meet the Players Night”

6:30 P.M. – Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club begins serving meals

7:15 P.M. – Introductions of Cheerleaders, Players, Managers, and Coaches Begins

– HS Cross Country

– 9th, 10th, Varsity Football – then 9th & 10th warm up while VB introductions

– 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th  Volleyball

7:30 P.M. – Intro 9th, JV, & Varsity Cheerleaders; 9th grade Offense & 10th Defense scrimmage

7:45 P.M. – 10th Grade Offense vs. 9th Grade Defense

8:00 P.M. – Varsity Kicking Game vs. Air

8:15 P.M. – Varsity Offense vs. Varsity & JV Defense


Mt. Pleasant Youth Football Program for 5th-6th Grade Tackle Football

will have equipment Fittings and Testing on Saturday at 1:00 at Cottrell Gym.

Registration Forms can be picked up at Becker Law Office, 201 S. Main Street, or can be completed at the Equipment Fitting.


There will be a Winfield Mt. Union Meet the Players night for fall sports and activities beginning at 7:00 PM August 18th on the football field.  This will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.  A meal will kickoff the evening’s activities beginning at 6 p.m.


KILJ Sports is airing more interviews today from the Iowa Football media day that was held this past Saturday, listen to sportscast 8/12/16 at and hear Hawkeye offensive coordinator Greg Davis.



There are a number of programs for kids beginning this fall through the Mt. Pleasant Rec Department.

  1. Youth Flag Football 1st-4th

This program is designed to teach boys and girls the basics of football in a fun and safe environment. All games are played on Saturday mornings at the East Lake Softball Complex. Volunteer Coaches Needed!!!

Registration Ends: August 19

League will play: September-October

1st Practice: TBA

Fee: $20 residents and $25 non-residents


  1. Kindergarten Flag Football

This program is designed to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of football through fun and with no contact drills. Participants will learn how to properly throw & catch the football, run through drills, and learn how to communicate with their teammates. We will scrimmage each night during practice. Volunteer Coaches Needed!!

Registration Ends:  September 2

Program Dates: Tuesdays, September 13-October 4

Location: East Lake Softball Complex (Field 3)

Time: 5:30-6:15pm

Fee: $20 Residents and $25 Non-residents


  1. Panther Basketball Camp 3rd-6th

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals used in the game of basketball. Campers will learns how to defend opponents and implement the offensive techniques necessary to become a scorer! This camp will be an introduction to the Youth Basketball Program starting in November! Camp will be instructed by the Mount Pleasant High School Head Coach, Paul Rundquist.

Registration Ends: September 23

Camp Dates: October 3-5

Location: Cottrell Gym

Time: 5-6pm

Fee: $20 residents and $25 non-residents


  1. Musical Motion Class Ages 3-5

Music! Music! Music! Join Sarah Zihlman for 5 weeks of fun! There will be a musical theme of games, dance, and exercise everyday!

Registration Ends: September 16

Program Dates: Wednesdays, September 28-October 26

Program Time: 9:30-10:15am

Fee: $20 Residents and $25 Non-residents


  1. Thursday Travelers Ages 3-7

Pack your suitcase this Fall as each weeks we “Travel” to other countries and enjoy games, snacks, crafts. We will enjoy the great autumn weather and learn about different cultures whiles having fun!

Registration Ends: September 2

Program Dates: September 8-29

Locations: Saunders Park, Log Cabin

Fee: $20 Residents and $25 Non-residents


The New London Masonic Lodge golf tourney is going to be held tomorrow Saturday August 13th at the Deerwood Golf Course in New London, get your team signed up today by contacting the Deerwood Golf Course.