SPORTS AUGUST 29, 2016Written by John Kuhens on August 29, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
Mt. Pleasant Panther volleyball team went 4-1 to finish 2nd to Des Moines Lincoln at the Osceola Clarke tournament Saturday. Besides the host school, Bedford, Martensdale St. Mary’s, and Mt. Ayr joined MPHS and D.M. Lincoln in the field.
The Iowa Wesleyan University women’s Golf team was rained out Sunday at the Monmouth College Fall Invite.
Clear Creek-Amana handed the Mt. Pleasant Panther varsity football team a season opening loss on Evans Field Friday night by a score of 23-8.
In the freshman game Mt. Pleasant won 25-18, Brody Bender ran for 1 score and threw 2 touchdown passes. Rylan Seeberg and Jaden Davis each caught touchdown passes. The Panther defense also scored 3 safeties in the game.
Sports activities going on this week….TUESDAY: the MPHS girls and boys cross country teams run at Williamsburg 1st race is at 4:30 p.m. Mt. Pleasant High School volleyball teams play at 14th ranked Ft. Madison to open up conference play. THURSDAY: The MPHS volleyball teams host 10th ranked Fairfield. FRIDAY: Mt. Pleasant travels to Mediapolis for football, freshman game at 5 p.m. and varsity to follow. SATURDAY: Mt. Pleasant hosts a freshman volleyball tournament. The girls and boys cross country teams will run at Pella’s Invitational. Iowa Wesleyan opens their football season hosting Cornell College of Mt. Vernon kickoff is at 7 p.m. KILJ-FM
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST AND 2ND:
Burlington at Davenport, North
Mount Pleasant at Mediapolis ( (ND))
Fort Madison at Central Lee, Donnellson ( (ND))
Grinnell at Oskaloosa ( (ND))
Keokuk at Chariton ( (ND))
Knoxville at Fairfield ( (ND))
Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Washington ( (ND))
Solon at Regina, Iowa City ( (ND))
West Burlington/Notre Dame at West Branch ( (ND))
Albia at Pella Christian ( (ND))
Centerville at Pleasantville ( (ND))
Pekin at Davis County, Bloomfield ( (ND))
Danville at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction ( (ND))
Tipton at Louisa-Muscatine ( (ND))
Van Buren Community at New London ( (ND))
Wapello at Winfield-Mt. Union ( (ND))
West Liberty at Highland, Riverside ( (ND))
Lone Tree at H-L-V, Victor ( (ND))
WACO, Wayland at Tri-County, Thornburg ( (ND))