Written by John Kuhens on September 30, 2016


AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:  #6 ranked Class 1A Holy Trinity Catholic swept Danville 25-10, 25-11, 25-7. WMU won 3-0 over Pekin, Wapello swept Waco, Van Buren picked up a 3-2 win over Columbus Community, Notre Dame rolled over Cardinal of Eldon in 3 sets.

Latest Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union volleyball rankings has in Class 1A Holy Trinity Catholic 6th, New London 13th.  Mediapolis is ranked 10th in Class 2A.

The Iowa Wesleyan University volleyball team hosted a SLIAC conference matchup against Blackburn College Thursday evening. IW dropped the first set of the night, but came back to win the next three to defeat the Beavers 3-1.  Cassandra Schwamborn tallied 18 kills and Maddison Hiland ended with 11 to lead the team.  There were also three members of the team that recorded double-digit digs on the night. Cierra Howard had a team high 35 digs, while Schwamborn finished with 27 and Katie Garcia recorded 10 digs on the night.

Iowa Wesleyan will have a short turn around as they return to action tonight,  they travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to take on Coe College and UW-Platteville. The Tigers are now 5-9 overall and 4-5 in conference play this season.

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th volleyball team hosted Aldo Leopold last night.

A team: Won 2-0


Lydia Ebling  8/10  7 aces and 1 kill

Thanh Phang  6/7  4 aces

B team: Split 1-1


Erica Dempsey  9/12  8 aces

Ale Carrillo  6/8  5 aces

C team:  Split 1-1


Kayla Castellow  12/14  9 aces

Malena Yocum  8/9  7 aces


The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball team played at Aldo Leopold in Burlington

“A” match M.P. lost 2-0

MP serving stats:  Avery Sutter     5-5  (3 points)

Emma Pieper   4-4  (2)

“B” match was a split for the two teams

MP SV stats:  Grace Scheetz           3-4  (2)

Maddie Moore           4-6  (2)

“C” match was won by Aldo Leopold 2-0

MP SV stats:  Jensyn Schadt-Boline     4-6  (4)

Hannah Webb                 3-4  (2)


Iowa Wesleyan snapped a six game losing streak in men’s soccer after defeating Grace University 2-1.  Ronaldo Olaya and Creighten Chambers each scored in the win.  The Tigers will be at home this Saturday for their next game.  They will host Webster University at 3 pm

The Mt. Pleasant Panther football team 2-3 (1-2) leaves home to play tonight at West Burlington-Notre Dame 4-1 (2-1)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 as they were held to just 22 yards rushing, plagued by six turnovers that proved costly including 1 interception that was returned on them for a score.  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 (homecoming for Tigers)
Lynnville-Sully at Pekin
Montezuma at Winfield-Mt. Union (Monte coming off bye week)
North Mahaska gets a forfeit from  Danville
Lone Tree at WACO (lone tree ranked 4th and undefeated)
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.