Written by John Kuhens on September 25, 2015

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament got underway with pool play last night.  Teams advancing onto Saturday’s consolation bracket that begins at 11 a.m. at Southeastern Community College.  Lone Tree vs Central Lee, Waco vs Columbus Community, Van Buren vs Wapello and WMU vs IMS.  The championship bracket qualifiers and 1st round pairings for play that begins at 5 p.m. at SCC.  Mediapolis vs Notre Dame, West Burlington vs Pekin, Cardinal of Eldon vs Holy Trinity Catholic and New London vs Highland.  New London, Holy Trinity Catholic, Mediapolis and Pekin were pool winners last night.

Mt. Pleasant 7th grade girls volleyball traveled to Keokuk Thursday.

A match MP Won 2-1

Serving Results:

Karsyn Lamm 17/18  8 aces

Ellie Liechty  10/14  6 aces


B match:  Tied 1-1

Kionna Parrish  7/8  4 aces

Maddie Moore  5/6  3 aces

Maddie Milks  4/6  2 aces


C Match: Tied 1-1

Serving Results:

Cristina Carthey 10/11  3 aces

Desiree Lopreato 4/5  1 ace


D Match: Won 2-0

Serving Results:

Maddie Milks 3/4  2 aces

Kionna Parrish 3/4 3 aces

Noel Stewart 4/4 2 aces


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball hosted Keokuk Thursday.

Won the “A” game:  Keokuk          16   12

Mt Pleasant                   21   21  (record 1-3)

MP serving stats:  Reece Barton          9-10  (8 pts)

Caroline Richtman   8-10  (8)

Maggie Cristoforo    7-8    (6)

Won the “B” game:  Keokuk          20   16

Mt Pleasant                   22    21   (2-0-2)

MP SV stats:  Hannah Newman     8-10  (8)

Sierra Barton            9-10  (6)

Lost the”C” game:  Keokuk          21   21

Mt Pleasant                 11   11  (1-3)

MP SV stats:  Emma Jones          4-5  (3)



The 0-4 (0-1) MPHS football team will be celebrating Senior Night  tonight when they host Davenport Assumption 2-2 (2-0).  Assumption has lost to #3 ranked Bettendorf from 4A and to 3rd ranked Cedar  Rapids Xavier from 3A both by close margins.  Their wins are over Ft. Madison 70-0 and Keokuk 41-0.  The Panthers have developed a scenario of leading at halftime and then not being able to muster much offense in the 2nd half.  Tonight it will be imperative to not turn the ball over and to mount some sustained drives to keep the high scoring Knights offense on the sideline.  The freshman teams of the two schools meet at 5 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the varsity game live.


Area football schedule for Friday September 25th…….

Class “A” District 6

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

1A-District 5

Wilton at Wapello

1A-District 6

Columbus Community at West Marshall
Pella Christian at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Regina, Iowa City at Highland

2A-District 5

Central Lee at L&M
Mid-Prairie at Sigourney/Keota (ND)
West Liberty at Mediapolis
Williamsburg at West Burlington/Notre Dame

3A-District 5

Assumption, Davenport at Mount Pleasant
Clear Creek-Amana at Keokuk
Fairfield at Fort Madison
Solon at Washington  (ND)

4A-District 6

Burlington at Prairie, Cedar Rapids

8 Man-District 6
Moravia at Harmony, Farmington

NFL Thursday night football had the New York Giants beating the Washington Redskins 32-21.

In celebration of 125 years of Iowa Wesleyan University Football, Tom Horne, Head Coach for the Tiger Football team from 1982-1984, will serve as the grand marshal of the 2015 Iowa Wesleyan University Homecoming parade this Saturday.

From 1982-1984, Horne was the head coach of the Iowa Wesleyan football team, he was just the second coach to take a Tiger football program into post season competition.  In the 1984 season, Iowa Wesleyan had an 8-4 record and was invited to play in the Sunflower Bowl against Panhandle Oklahoma A & M where the Tigers were defeated 10-7 in overtime.

The parade will be held Saturday beginning at 10:30am, it will start in front of the Howe Student Activity Center.  The route will continue south on Broadway, then turn east on Monroe St, then North on Main Street to return to campus.