Written by John Kuhens on September 29, 2016


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade football team played Fairfield Tuesday and won 46-0.  Jack Johnson had 4 touchdowns, Brevin Wilson scored 2.  Chase Williamson led the defensive effort with an interception, Cooper Pullis, Jack Johnson and Oscar Lopez each had 6 tackles.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team continued to play well as they hosted the IW Fall Invite at Sheaffer Golf Course in Fort Madison, the Tigers finished first out of six teams in the event.  .

Iowa Wesleyan finished the day with a team score of 308, seven strokes better than the second place team.  The Tigers had three players finish in the top five of individual scoring this afternoon. Michal Neff took medalist honors in the tournament after shooting a 74 through 18 holes.  Bo Vitale was just two strokes behind with a score of 76 on the day. He finished in a tie for third place out of 41 participants. Blake Forsythe rounded out the top five with a score of 77 this afternoon. His score put him in a three-way tie for fifth place.

The Tigers will return to action on October 9, 2016.  They will travel to Oskaloosa, IA to play in the two day William Penn Fall Classic.

The Iowa Wesleyan Womens’ golf team competed in the William Penn Women’s Golf Dual played Sunday at the Edumundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa.  William Penn shot a 355 total to win.  Iowa Wesleyan shot 506 and Hannah Lien was low for the Tigers shooting a 104, she was 6th in medalist play.

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer team traveled to Cedar Rapids Wednesday afternoon to take on Coe College.  Iowa Wesleyan is still searching for their first win of the season after falling to the Kohawks 9-0.

Iowa Wesleyan’s next game will be Saturday afternoon, they will host Webster University at 1 pm at East Lake Park for their second match of conference play this season.  IW is now 0-9 overall this season.

TODAYS’ SPORTS SCHEDULE:  Grace College at IWU for men’s soccer, Blackburn College at IWU for volleyball, Winfield Mt. Union hosts their girls and boys cross country invitational.  AREA VOLLEYBALL MATCHES:  Notre Dame @ Cardinal, Holy Trinity Catholic @ Danville, L&M @ Highland, Pekin @ WMU, Van Buren @ Columbus Community, Waco @ Wapello.

The Mt. Pleasant Panther football team leaves home to play tomorrow night at West Burlington-Notre Dame for the Falcons homecoming game.  M.P. won their homecoming game last Friday night 34-0 over Ft. Madison, a team the Falcons beat 33-0 two weeks ago.  WB-ND suffered their first loss of the season last week to the Keokuk Chiefs by a score of 24-21, plagued by six turnovers that proved costly.  A fresh-soph game will be played at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity battle at 7:30 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the Panther game beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.


Fairfield at Oskaloosa
Keokuk at Washington
Solon at Fort Madison
Mediapolis at West Liberty
Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Williamsburg
Central Lee at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Highland, Riverside at Van Buren Community
Louisa-Muscatine at Wapello
Sigourney-Keota at Columbus Community

Cardinal, Eldon at New London
Lynnville-Sully at Pekin
Montezuma at Winfield-Mt. Union
North Mahaska gets a forfeit from  Danville
Lone Tree at WACO
Burlington at Iowa City, West
Prairie, Cedar Rapids at Ottumwa



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.