Written by John Kuhens on August 18, 2015

There has been a change in the JV football schedule at MPHS.  The Panthers JV football game at Mediapolis on September 7th has been cancelled.


The 2015 Mt. Pleasant High School “Meet the Players Night” will be held at Maple Athletic Complex on Friday, August 21st.  The schedule of events…..6:30 P.M. – Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club begins serving meals    7:15 P.M. – Introductions of Cheerleaders, Players, Managers, and Coaches begins.  The MPHS Cross Country teams will be introduced, then the  9th, 10th and Varsity Football teams , followed by Volley Ball introductions.  The cheerleaders will be introduced next with football scrimmaging to follow.


7th grade football coach Kent Bennett will be conducting a mini camp for 7th grade football receivers and running backs this Wednesday thru Friday from 10-11 a.m. each day at Maple Leaf Field.  If you are unsure what position you will play, feel free to attend the camp.


Parents and community members are invited to WMU’s fall sports Meet the Players night on Thursday, August 20th.

Beginning at 6 PM, the Big Red Pride booster club will be serving a freewill donation meal. at the outdoor concession stand in the athletic complex.

Meet the players night activities begin at 6:30 PM also at the athletic complex and will feature introductions of student-athletes and coaches of fall sports and activities.


University of Iowa golfer Nate Yankovich is tied for second after the first day of qualifying at the United States Amateur championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.  Yankovich, who will be a senior, shot a 4-under-par 66 Monday on the South Course at Olympia Fields, making seven birdies during his round. The low 64 players after Tuesday’s second round will advance to the match-play portion of the championship starting WednesdayThree other Iowans in the field played the North Course. Mike McCoy of West Des Moines shot a 76. So did Conner Koberg of Cedar Rapids, who will be a freshman at Iowa State. Broc Everett of West Des Moines shot a 77.

The start of the 2015 high school football season is coming up August 28th.  Here is a list of area  high school football games for week 1 of the season:   Ottumwa at Mount Pleasant (freshman play at 5 p.m., JV play 8/27)  Columbus Community at Waco, WMU at Marengo Iowa Valley, New London at Wapello,  Danville at Highland, Fort Madison at West Burlington/Notre Dame,
Keokuk at Central Lee, Pella at Washington, Davis County at Fairfield, Lynnville-Sully at Van Buren, Mediapolis at Camanche.  Harmony at Cedar Valley Christian in 8 man football.