Written by John Kuhens on August 28, 2015

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their 1st volleyball poll this week.  New London is ranked 3rd in Class 1A, defending State Champion in 1A Holy Trinity Catholic is 12th in the 1st poll.  Ft. Madison holds down the #13 spot in the 4A poll.  Results from last night saw Pekin sweep their way thru a triangular at WMU.  They swept Winfield Mt. Union 25-11, 25-23, West Burlington fell to Pekin 25-18, 25-12.  West Burlington downed the Lady Wolves of WMU 25-23, 19-25, 15-12.  Pearl Krieger-Coble had 15 kills for the home team, Caitlin Jamison had 30 assists.


Mt. Pleasant High School JV football team opened their 2015 season last night at Ottumwa with a 14-6 win, both Panther scores were put up by the defense.  Tanner Ruby swiped 2 Bulldog passes and ran them back for scores.

Tanner Ruby 63 yd Interception return (PAT failed)

Tanner Ruby 44 yd Interception return (Brock Wilson 2pt conversion run)




Brock Wilson – 3/6 for 20 yds

Keegan Rich – 1/5 for 3 yds



Jordan Magnani – 12 rushes for 37 yds



Kieran Kohorst – 3 catches for 21 yds



Levi Parkevich – 8 tackles

Colby Potts – 3 tackles/3 assists

Dalton Bass – 4 tackles

Ruby – 4 tackles


Fumble Recoveries:

Jake Lowe (1)

Parkevich (1)



Tanner Ruby (2)


Record : 1-0


It’s time to open the 2015 football season the Mt. Pleasant Panthers.  M.P. hosts Ottumwa tonight in non-district football, freshman game at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7:30 KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the action live beginning at 6:30 with the pregame show.  The Shawn Striegel post game show will be at 11 p.m.  Last year Ottumwa defeated the Panthers in the season opener 42-21, Joe Hess tossed 2 touchdown passes in that game where M.P. struggled to move the ball consistently.  Ottumwa was led by Isaiah Cox with 134 yards and a TD, the 5’11” 200 pound senior is back again this year and joins some other speedsters that the Panthers will have to stop.  MPHS went on to a 3-6 season and Ottumwa went 5-5.




Ottumwa at Mount Pleasant

Assumption, Davenport at Bettendorf

Center Point-Urbana at Clear Creek-Amana

Davis County, Bloomfield at Fairfield

Fort Madison at West Burlington/Notre Dame

Keokuk at Central Lee, Donnellson

Washington at Pella


Mediapolis at Camanche

Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Durant

Northeast, Goose Lake at Louisa-Muscatine


Columbus Community  at WACO Wildcats won 37-20

Danville at Highland, Riverside

Lynnville-Sully at Van Buren Community

New London at Wapello   N.L.  2-7 Wapello 1-8  won 24-12

North Mahaska, New Sharon at Lone Tree

Pekin at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Southeast Warren, Liberty Center at Cardinal, Eldon

Winfield-Mt. Union at Iowa Valley, Marengo  IV won 14-6


Burlington at Davenport, Central


Local golfer Jim Becker took 3rd in the Super Senior Championship Flight of the 37th Annual Senior Amateur Golf Tournament in Ankeny.  Becker shot a 218 total score.