Written by John Kuhens on October 4, 2016


ON THE SPORTS SCENE TONIGHT:  MPHS varsity-JV and Middle School cross country teams run at Centerville today.

MPHS freshman-JV and varsity volleyball hosts Washington in Southeast Conference volleyball.

OTHER AREA MATCHES:  Danville at New London, West Burlington at Waco, Fairfield at Ft. Madison, WMU at Wapello, Highland at Mediapolis, Central Lee at Notre Dame.

Major League Baseball post season play begins tonight with the Baltimore at Toronto American League Wildcard game, first pitch is at 7 p.m.


The MPHS JV football team hosted West Burlington-Notre Dame and won over the Falcons 35-0 to improve their record to 3-1.


Levi Puig 4 yd TD run (PAT failed)

Jacob Stukerjurgen 29 yd TD pass from Bryce Anderson (2 PT conversion failed)

Bryce Anderson 1 yd TD run (David Blancas PAT)

Tucker Johnson 29 yd TD pass from Bryce Anderson ( David Blancas PAT)

MP Safety

Traesean Jones 49 yd TD run (David Blancas PAT)




Bryce Anderson – 9/12 for 138 yds (2 TDs)



Jones – 2 rushes for 43 yds (TD)

Avante Henley – 3 rushes for 37 yds

Puig – 7 rushes for 40 yds (TD)



Tucker Johnson – 2 catches for 55 yds (TD)

Rhett Zeglen – 3 catches for 26 yds

Jacob Stukerjurgen – 1 catch for 29 yds (TD)


Defense: (2nd shutout in a row)

Caleb Potts – 3 tackles/ 9 assists

Avonte Henley – 4 tackles/ 3 assists

Colby Potts – 3 tackles/ 3 assists



Chase Lamm (1)



Next contest vs. Solon Monday Night 10/10

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade volleyball team traveled to Edward Stone Middle School for volleyball yesterday


A team lost 2-1


Ava Lowery 12/15 7 aces, 4 assists

Savana Walls 8/9 1 ace, 2 kills


B team split at one win each


Erica Dempsey 8/9 4 aces

Ale Carrillo 7/8 4 aces


C team won both sets.


Kayla Castellow 9/11 6 aces

Jadan Brumbaugh 7/9 5 aces



The Middle School 8th grade team hosted Edward Stone.

“A” match Edward Stone won 2-0

MP serving stats:  Elli Liechty         8-8  (6 points)

Emma Pieper     3-4  (2)


“B” match was a split with each team winning a set.

MP SV stats:  Maddie Moore   11-14  (9)


“C” match Edward Stone won in a sweep

MP SV stats:  Kionna Parrish   8-9  (4)




Iowa Wesleyan volleyball player Cierra Howard has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. This marks the third time this season Howard has received the honor. Last week, she recorded 74 digs in three matches and helped the Tigers to a 3-1 win over Blackburn College.

On the week, she averaged 6.73 digs per set while added three service aces and 11 kills. She still sits atop the SLIAC leader board with 6.77 digs per set on the year.  Howard also leads the SLIAC in digs with 386 total digs this season. In the win over Blackburn, Howard had a match high 35 digs.


The Eighth Annual Parsons College Wall of Honor will be held this Saturday, October 8, at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.  The Foundation Board invites any alumni and friends to attend the induction.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.  One of the inductees is very familiar to KILJ listeners, DAN BREEN 1971 graduate of Parsons went on to be an educator and a very successful girls’ basketball coach.

Dan taught and coached in the Fairfield Community School District for 33 years. After becoming the first girls basketball coach when the sport was added in 1972, he went onto build a career record 334-60.


Lacey-Keosauqua Fall 5 K and 10 K run & Trail Walk

Sunday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m.  Begins at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Lodge

For registration, download form at or

Race day registration is available.

Sponsored by Friends of Lacey and Keosauqua Chamber of Commerce



Area hunters, sportsmen and women and those looking to get involved in outdoor activities are invited to a kick off social for Hook and Hunt University on October 4th at 6pm at Starr’s Cave Nature Center. Food will be provided.

Hook and Hunt University will be accepting participant applications and volunteers at the gathering on October 4th. The number of students accepted into the program will depend on the number of volunteers that sign up to help.

For more information about Hook and Hunt University or October 4th social at Starr’s Cave Nature Center, call Jeremy at (319) 572-6865 or search Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever on Facebook.