Written by John Kuhens on September 18, 2015

MPHS volleyball at Ottumwa, the Bulldogs endured a tough test from Mount Pleasant, defeating the Panthers in four games 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 25-16).

The MPHS JV volleyball team lost to Ottumwa 2 games to 1.


AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:  #6 New London swept Van Buren 3-0, #4 Holy Trinity Catholic beat Danville in a sweep, Mediapolis won in 3 games over Lone Tree, Wapello edged Waco 3 games to two, Winfield Mt. Union downed Columbus Community 3-0.


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade girls volleyball traveled to Ottumwa yesterday .


A match:  Lost 0-2


Avery Sutter 5/6


B match:  Lost 0-2


Kionna Parrish  5/8  1 ace


C match:  Won  2-0;  21-19, 21-18


Jordan Aplara  13/13  10 aces


D match: Tied  1-1;  21-16,  17-21


Cristina Carthy  8/10  5 aces


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball hosted Ottumwa.


“A” game:  Ottumwa        21   21

Mt Pleasant   12   13   (record 0-2)


MP serving stats:  Caroline Richtman     8-8  (6 points)

“B” match:  Ottumwa          17   20

Mt Pleasant      21  22   (1-0-1)


MP SV stats:  Sierra Barton       13-14  (11)



MPHS cross country teams ran at the Tim Lamb Invitational in Ft. Madison yesterday.  The MPHS girls scored 99 points to capture 4th place the Class “A” champ was Ft. Madison with 30.  For M.P. the fastest time was turned in by Taylor Murray who was 7th in 21:42, overall winner was Ft. Madison’s Sarah Steffensmeier in 19:45.  Mediapolis won the “B” class with a 24 score, Danville-New London was 4th with 95 and WMU was 6th with 142.

4th ranked MPHS won the Class “A” boys race with 29 points, Logan Murray the #2 ranked runner in class 3A finished 1st in 16:38.  Adam Bodenham was 3rd in 17:35. Wapello won Class “B” with 66, Danville-New London was 6th and WMU 9th.  Josh Keller of Columbus  Community won in 17:28.


Mt. Pleasant Middle School girls were first out of 5 teams at the Ft. Madison meet with 51 points last night.

Top 4 finishers for M.P.:

1st was Abby Ryon with a time of 15:07

5th- Kendall Dascher, 16:41

12th- Claire Holtkamp, 18:14

16th- Grace Kelley, 18:55


The Mt. Pleasant Middle school boys were7th out of 11 teams with 143 points.

Best finish for the Panthers:

19th- Nick McCormick, 15:50


The 0-3 M.P. Panther football team travels to Chariton tonight to play the 3-0 Chargers in a non-district game.  The Panthers are coming off a lost last week at home against Keokuk 21-14, after falling to Ottumwa and Mediapolis in the previous two weeks.  Chariton beat Saydel 35-21 to go along with wins over Centerville and Davis County.  Last year Mt. Pleasant defeated Chariton 57-33, this year they have averaged 38 points a game offensively and allow two touchdowns a game on average.  So to be successful tonight the M.P. offense that has struggled will need to break loose and outscore a potent offense led by senior tight end T.J. Hockenson who has caught 7 touchdown passes and is on schedule to set Iowa all time records in receiving yards and touchdowns passes caught in a career.  The 6’7” senior has committed to play tight end at Iowa next year.


Tonight’s Panther football game at Chariton is being called the “Armed Forces” game at Reynold’s Field.

The teams invite all current and past service people, from all branches of the military to attend and be recognized during the game.

They ask that you wear your uniform or some part of it (shirt, hat, etc.). You will receive free admission into the game.



“A” District 6

Danville at Winfield-Mt. Union
Lone Tree at Cardinal, Eldon
Pekin at New London
WACO  at Van Buren

1A District 5

Wapello at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction
2A District 5

Louisa-Muscatine at Williamsburg
Mediapolis at Central Lee
West Burlington/Notre Dame at Mid-Prairie
3A District 5

Fort Madison at Clear Creek-Amana
Keokuk at Assumption, Davenport
Mount Pleasant at Chariton
Washington at Fairfield


4A District 7
Davenport, North at Burlington


8 MAN District 6

Harmony  at Melcher-Dallas