Written by John Kuhens on June 7, 2016


Mt. Pleasant played baseball at Mediapolis Monday night and with the help of 15 walks from the Bulldog pitchers M.P. came away with a 12-1 win.  Colby Potts was the winning pitcher and his twin brother Caleb Potts led the hitting going 2-2.

The Panthers tonight host Oskaloosa in JV and varsity action beginning at 5:30 p.m.

BASEBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY:  Burlington split with Muscatine losing the 1st game 8-2 but winning the 2nd 10-0.  Notre Dame edged IMS 3-2, West Burlington squeaked by New London 2-1, Fairfield swept Ft. Madison 10-0 and 12-4.

AREA BASEBALL GAMES:  Wapello @ Notre Dame, Danville @ Holy Trinity Catholic, IMS @ Columbus Community, Mediapolis @ WMU, Van Buren @ Cardinal.


AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  #8 New London 5 West Burlington-Notre Dame 3, L&M 10 Danville 3, Central Lee 7 Lone Tree 5, Wilton 13 Columbus 2,

AREA SOFTBALL GAMES:  7th ranked MPHS girls’ softball team is playing in the Davis County Tournament along with Central Lee, Ft. Madison at Burlington, Danville @ West Burlington-Notre Dame, IMS @ Columbus Community, Mediapolis @ WMU, Pekin @ Waco, Van Buren @ Cardinal of Eldon.


Girls’ Class 1A Regional soccer action saw Holy Trinity Catholic fell to #2 ranked Iowa City Regina on the Regals pitch last night 2-0.  For the 2nd year in a row HTC goes to the sidelines after a Regional final loss and for the 5th year in a row Regina goes onto the State Tournament in Des Moines.

In Class 2A Regional final action Pella handed Notre Dame-West Burlington-Danville a 4-0 loss at Pella last night.


It appears the Iowa Wesleyan University basketball team will be seeing double next year.  The Soukup twins Michael and Steven, who prepped at Danville High School are going to be transferring into Wesleyan for their final season of basketball.  Michael and Steven after graduating from Danville played two seasons at Southeastern Community College and  played as walk-on’s for the Iowa Hawkeyes last season.


A Mt. Pleasant Middle School football camp is going to be held Wednesday thru Friday evenings at the Mt. Pleasant Middle School from 7-8:30 p.m.  There is no cost and it’s open to middle school age football players.  You are asked to wear appropriate shoes and bring your own water.  The camp will be conducted by the 8th grade football coaches and is approved by head varsity coach Shawn Striegel.