Written by John Kuhens on September 20, 2016


The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team participated in the Waldorf Invitational at Bear Creek Golf Course in Forest City, Iowa over the weekend. There were four total teams competing in the tournament.  Iowa Wesleyan won the event with a team score of 298.  Their score was ten strokes better than the second place team of North Iowa Area Community College.  Iowa Wesleyan had three players finish in the top three in individual scoring.  Kiley Miller shot a 73 on the day to take second place in the event. Connor McLean and Bo Vitale each ended the day with a score of 74 to tie for third place.  Michael Neff placed just inside the top ten.  Neff shot a 77 to take ninth place in individual scoring. The final Tiger to place in the top ten was Blake Forsythe. He shot a 78 on the day to tie for tenth place overall.

Oskaloosa defeated the Mt. Pleasant high School JV football team on Evans Field 18-13.

Panther Scoring:

Bryce Anderson 3yd TD run (PAT failed)

Traesean Jones 1yd TD run (David Blancas PAT)


Bryce Anderson – 3/6 for 26 yds


Levi Puig – 15 rushes for 100 yds

Bryce Anderson – 12 rushes for 88 yds (1 TD)


Rhett Zeglen – 1 catch for 12 yds

Chase Lamm – 2 catches for 8 yds


Caleb Potts – 9 tackles/ 1 assist

Bryce Anderson – 4 tackles/ 4 assists

Fumble Recoveries:

Chase Lamm (1)

Tristan Scoval (1)

Record 1-1

Next contest @ Ft. Madison Monday night 9/26


The Mount Pleasant 7th grade volleyball team traveled to Fairfield Monday.  The A team won in two games as did the C team.  The B team lost in two games.

A Match
M.P. Won: 21-19,    21-11
   Serving Stats:   Savana Walls 11/14 7 aces also 1 dig

B Match

M.P. Lost: 16-21,   2-21  Serving Stats:–Jenna Smith 2/5 1 ace

C Match

M.P. Won:21-8,  23-21 Serving Stats:  Kayla Castellow 6/10 5 aces



Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball team hosted Fairfield.

“A” match:  Fairfield won 2-1

MP serving stats:  Elli Liechty     17-18 (14 points)


“B” match:  Fairfield won 2-0

MP serving stats:  Nicole Stewart  4-6

Ryann Davidson        4-5


AREA VOLLEYBALL LAST NIGHT:  6th ranked Class 1A  Holy Trinity Catholic defeated Class 4A Ft. Madison 2-1 in the championship match of the HTC Invitational Monday night.  13th ranked New London fell to Ft. Madison in the semi finals, WMU fell to Holy Trinity in the semi finals.


The latest Iowa High School football poll has West Des Moines Valley as #1 in Class 4A, C.R. Xavier is #1 in Class 3A, Washington fell out of the top ten after losing to #9 Solon last Friday.  West Union North Fayette is #1 in Class 2A, Iowa City Regina Class 1A, Class “A” is topped by St. Ansgar, Gilbertville Don Bosco is #1 in 8 man and Lone Tree is 4th.


The Mt. Pleasant Cross Country Invitational will be run tonight at Mt. Pleasant high School.  Middle School races begin at 4:45 p.m.  Schools joining the Panthers in running are:  Cardinal, Central Lee, Columbus, Danville, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Holy Trinity, Keokuk, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Notre Dame, Van Buren, Waco, Wapello, Washington, Winfield-Mount Union and Wilton.


The MPHS volleyball team that went 4-1 and finished 2nd in the Ottumwa Invitational on Saturday will host Ft. Madison tonight in Southeast Conference action.


The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference has announced the football player of the week awards for this week.  Iowa Wesleyan claimed 2 of the awards after their winning performance Saturday at Greenville College.  Andrew Terrell-Rodriguez (Sr., LB, Jonesboro, GA) was selected as the UMAC Defensive Player of the Week. Terrell-Rodriguez recorded nine tackles in the win, six solo and three assisted. He also had an interception and two tackles for a loss, including a sack. The tackles for loss and interception came at a critical time in the game for the Tigers. The interception was a diving catch on a tipped ball that came with just under a minute to go in the game.

Raul Alvarez (Sr., QB, Visalia, CA) was named UMAC Offensive Player of the Week after having a huge game for Iowa Wesleyan.  Alvarez was responsible for five touchdowns on the day, four passing and one rushing.  He threw for 245 yards on the day.  Alvarez led four touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, including two in the final six minutes of play to help complete the comeback win for Iowa Wesleyan.


The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released their player of the week award winners.  Iowa Wesleyan had a player receive recognition for her play during last week’s games.

Cierra Howard was named SLIAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after playing in four matches. Howard helped the Tigers go 2-2 on the week and improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play.  In four matches, she tallied 113 digs, an average of 7.06 digs per set.  In each of the two wins, Howard recorded 36 digs to anchor the defense.  She also recorded 19 digs against Grinnell and 22 digs against Greenville. Howard currently leads the SLIAC in digs per set with 6.79 this season.











The Southeast Iowa SUPER CONFERENC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT opens POOL PLAY Thursday SEPTEMBER 22, the finals will be played SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 AT Southeastern Community College




At Mediapolis                      At Danville               At WACO                    At Notre Dame

Pool # 1                                                Pool # 2                                                Pool # 3                Pool # 4

  1. Mediapolis 1. HTC 1. Wapello                          1. Notre Dame
  2. Central Lee 2. Lone Tree 2. Highland                         2. New London
  3. Winfield-MU 3. West Burlington 3. WACO                              3. Pekin
  4. IMS 4. Danville 4. Van Buren                      4. Columbus
  5. L-M 5. Cardinal


Southeastern Community College (SCC) will host the first-ever Dirty Hawk 5K on Saturday, October 29 in West Burlington. This mud run will take racers on a 5K loop, over, through and around SCC’s West Burlington campus with plenty of obstacles along the way.  Race proceeds will support SCC student clubs and organizations.  For more news or to learn about Southeastern Community College, visit: