Written by John Kuhens on October 6, 2015

In Junior Varsity football last night, Mt. Pleasant 32Clear Creek Amana 11


Tanner Ruby 20 yd TD pass from Zac Beason (David Blancas PAT)

Brady Sartorius 37 yd TD run (PAT failed)

Safety MP

Damien Lorenzo 42 yd TD pass from Beason (Blancas PAT)

Sartorius 57 yd TD pass from Beason (Blancas PAT)

David Blancas 32 yd FG



Zach Beason – 7/11 for 136 yds (3 TDs, 1 INT)

Brady Sartorius – 4/7 for 59 yds (1 INT)


Jordan Magnani  – 10 rushes for 56 yds

Brady Sartorius – 3 rushes for 42 yds


Damien Lorenzo – 5 catches for 93 yds (TD)

Brady Sartorius – 1 catch for 57 yds (TD)

Tanner Ruby – 1 catch for 20 yds (TD)


Jake Lowe – 3 tackles/ 1 assist

Joe Coberly – 1 tackle/ 1 assist (Safety)


Levi Parkevich (1)

Tanner Ruby (1)

The JV team Record: 4-1

Next contest @ Fairfield Monday Night (10/12)


The latest Iowa high school football rankings have Newell-Fonda topping 8 man, Algona Garrigan is #1 in class “A” Winfield Mt. Union is ranked #10, Iowa City Regina leads the class 1A field,  Albia leads class 2A  Mid Prairie is 10th, Class 3A #1 team is Pella, Davenport Assumption is 10th and the 4A class is topped by West Des Moines Dowling.


AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:  New London 3 West Burlington 1, Lone Tree swept Danville.  AREA MATCHES TONIGHT:  MPHS Panthers host Fairfield, Maharishi at Holy Trinity Catholic, Keokuk at Ft. Madison, Pekin at Waco, WMU at Lone Tree.


Mt. Pleasant 7th grade girls volleyball traveled to Edward Stone Monday October 5:

A Team  Lost 2-0

Serving Stats:

Emma Pieper  5/5  1 ace

Ellie Liechty 5/6

Ryann Davidson 2/2 1 ace

B Team Lost 2-0

Serving Stats:

Maddie Milks  4/4

Jensyn Boli- Schadt 3/4  1 ace

C Team  tied 1-1

Serving Stats:

Noel Stewart 6/8  3 aces

Desi Leonardo  4/6  2 aces

Next match is Thursday October 8 at Washington.




The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball team hosted Edward Stone.


“A” match:  Edward Stone     21    9   12

Mt Pleasant        18   21  15   (record 4-3)

MP serving stats:  Reece Barton          11-13  (9 points)

Caroline Richtman     8-10  (7)

Lydia Smith                7-10  (7)

“B” match:  ES   21   18

MP   18   21  (4-0-3)

MP SV stats:  Kenna Smith         7-10  (6)

Naudia Beachey   6-9    (6)

Sierra Barton        6-7    (3)

Hannah Newman 4-5    (3)

“C” match:  ES   19   13

MP   21  21   (2-4-1)

MP SV stats:  Emma Jones     6-7  (6)

Tessa Smith     7-9  (5)



The men’s soccer team traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a non-conference match up against Coe College and lost by a score of 5-0.

IW will return to action on October 7th.  They will take on Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa at 7:00 p.m.


The SLIAC has released their player of the week awards.  Cierra Howard JR/San Clemente, CA was selected as the Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in last week’s games.

The Tigers played four matches last week and Howard recorded at least 20 digs in each of the matches she played in.  Through 15 sets of action, Cierra Howard tallied 106 digs and averaged 7.07 digs per set. She currently leads the SLIAC in digs with 211 in conference play and is second in total digs with 338.


Dan Cummings head wrestling coach at Mediapolis High School has been selected to be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Coach Cummings, who has headed the Bulldog wrestling program for 26 years will be honored at ceremonies on February 20th.



This week the Mt. Pleasant Panther Football team celebrates homecoming.  This week’s team meal will be breakfast at 6:45am at First United Methodist Church On Friday. Steve Davis of Davis Radiology is sponsoring this week’s meal that will be prepared by Hillary in the catering department of HyVee. The players, coaches and parents want to thank all of the businesses and individuals who are so supportive of the football team.


Elmcrest Golf & Country Club in Cedar Rapids will be the host of the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Golf Tournament, Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.

Elmcrest is the home course of Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson, one of the top professionals on the PGA Tour.

State qualifying district meets will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 5-6 with qualifying teams and individuals posted on the IHSAA website, Tuesday evening.  Defending 4A champion is Waukee


Healthy Henry County Communities (HHCC) encourages residents of Henry County to join with thousands of other Iowans in a one-kilometer Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 7th.  There will be a community walk in downtown Mt. Pleasant between 11:30am and 12:30pm.  To participate, register by the steam engine and walk two laps around the park during that time.  Prizes will be awarded.

At its September meeting the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control adopted a drone policy and approval was given to the Iowa High School Athletic Association executive team to formulate requirements for drone use at any IHSAA post-season tournament events or venues effective for the 2015 fall sports season.

The intent of the policy is the protection of players, coaches and fans by having media and other entities wishing to have a drone over any IHSAA post-season tournament event or venue meet minimum requirements as established by the IHSAA.  Such organizations desiring to have a drone would need to have the IHSAA written permission in advance, show proof of adequate insurance and confirmation and following of FAA rules and procedures.

The policy is listed on the IHSAA website (