Written by John Kuhens on February 5, 2015



The IHSAA has announced the tournament pairings for class 1A and 2A boys basketball teams. On February 16th at 6:30 p.m. Harmony plays New London at Waco with the winner advancing to play Danville at Winfield Mt. Union on February 19th. Maharishi plays at Waco against the Warriors February 16th at 8 p.m. with the winner Playing Holy Trinity Catholic at Van Buren on February 19th at 6:30 p.m. Winfield Mt. Union plays on their home court at 8 p.m. against Pekin on February 19th. Van Buren hosts Cardinal of Eldon at 8 p.m. on February 19th. Waco will host the district semi final games on February 24th with all the quarterfinal winners gathering there for games at 6:30 and 8 p.m. District final is February 26th at Notre Dame, the substate final is at Fairfield on February 28th.

In Class 2A on February 16th Mediapolis plays Central Lee at Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame will play Wapello at 8 p.m.


The Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team will celebrate Parents Night tonight when they host the Centerville Big Red. M.P. will try and recover from a 68-38 loss to Iowa City West in the panther Gym Tuesday night and Centerville is reeling from a 50-15 loss to Fairfield Tuesday night. Mt. Pleasant 14-4 defeated 6-13 Centerville on the road earlier this season 61-14. KILJ-FM 105.5 and will have score updates during our boys broadcast of Mt. Pleasant at Centerville.

The Centerville boys who are 7-10 beat the 5-11 Panthers 52-44 earlier this season, Centerville is coming off a Tuesday night win 71-49 over Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant picked up a win at Burlington Saturday so both teams have momentum for tonight’s game. Join us for the live action beginning at 7:30 tonight as we broadcast on KILJ-FM 105.5 and


The MPHS wrestling team travels to Keokuk tonight to wrestle against Muscatine and North Scott , the Panthers and Chiefs will not wrestle, this will wrap us the regular season for M.P. They will host a class 3A district wrestling tournament on February 14th.


College basketball tonight: Iowa Men play at Michigan, Ohio State women play at Iowa.


Yesterday was signing day for high school seniors who chose where they want to play their college football. Dante Vandenberg of Mt. Pleasant High School was signed as a tight end with Iowa Western Community College of Council Bluffs. Dante will be redshirted his first year to allow his shoulders to heal from corrective surgery.




The SEI Super Conference Girls Basketball “Shootout” games will pair the first place team in the North Division against the first place team in the South Division. Also, the second place teams in each division through the tenth place teams will play each other. In order to provide Winfield-MU with a game, Danville of the South Division will play Winfield-MU of the North Division as well as Highland since Maharishi of the South Division does not field a girls basketball team. All other games are to be played on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the South Division schools. A preliminary game between the JV teams of each school will begin at 6:00 PM with the varsity game to begin 20 minutes following the completion of the JV game.

Following are the pairings for the Girls Basketball “Shootout” games to be played Saturday, February 7, 2015


NORTH DIVISION                      @                 SOUTH DIVISION

1. Mediapolis (17-0)                      @                 Notre Dame (15-0)

2. Pekin (15-2)                            @                 Central Lee (12-3)

3. Columbus (12-5)                      @                 Holy Trinity (11-5)

4. Highland (11-6)                         @               Danville (8-7)

5. WACO (11-6)                   @               New London ((8-7)

6. Wapello (6-11)                         @                 Van Buren (7-8)

7. Lone Tree (6-11)                     @                  Cardinal (5-10)

8. L-M (3-14)                              @                 West Burlington (3-13)

9. IMS (2-15)                              @                 Harmony (0-15)

10. Winfield-MU (1-15)                  @                 Danville (Feb. 9TH)


Reschedule plan for Mt. Pleasant High School and Middle School games weathered out Monday February 2nd.
Middle School basketball games will move to the February the 20th same sites and times.
JV girl’s game cancelled.
JV boy’s game will move to the 12th at 7:00 in high school gym.