SPORTS OCTOBER 22, 2012

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Sports

The curtain closed on the 2012 Mt. Pleasant Panther football season Friday night in Williamsburg when the Panthers lost to the #6 ranked Raiders 35-0. The loss ends Mt. Pleasant’s playoffs hopes and the win sends Williamsburg into the playoffs as a district champion they will host Carlisle Wednesday night.
M.P. ends the year with a 2-7 overall record and 2-4 in the district. The best chances for Mt. Pleasant to get on the scoreboard were two field goal attempts by Liam Clancy, he was wide left on a 54 yard attempt just before halftime and short on a 40 yard attempt in the 2nd half. On defense Mt. Pleasant did intercept Williamsburg twice with Tony Cristoforo and Colton Aplara getting picks.
Williamsburg won the freshman game 45-0.
The rest of the playoff schedule involving 3A district #7 has Keokuk at Pella, Fairfield at Winterset and Norwalk at Washington.
Other area teams getting into Wednesday’s playoffs: Waco at Lynnville-Sully (hear the game live on KILJ-FM and kilj.com), Pekin at Lisbon, Davis County at Mediapolis, L&M at Bondurant-Farrar, Burlington at Pleasant Valley.

Class 4A and3A regional tournament volleyball play begins tonight. Class 4A the Mt. Pleasant Panthers drew a 1st round bye, they will play the winner of tonight’s match Knoxville at Fairfield. MPHS will play the winner of that match on Oct. 25th at Fairfield. Washington, Clear Creek Amana and Cedar Rapids Xavier are in the bottom bracket. Semi Finals will be played 10/25 and Finals at Washington 10/30.
Class 3A regional action comes your way on KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com, we will carry the Mid Prairie @ Mediapolis match beginning at 7 p.m.. Other area matches tonight has Central Lee @ Columbus Community, Davis County @ Centerville, Chariton @ Albia. Winners play in the semi finals on 10/25 and those winners meet in the championship at Ottumwa on 10/30.
Class 2A Regional volleyball continues tomorrow night, area matches has Van Buren playing Pekin at Cardinal, Wapello will play at West Burlington and Highland will play at Durant.
Class 4A the Mt. Pleasant Panthers drew a 1st round bye, they will play the winner of the Oct. 22nd Knoxville at Fairfield match on Oct. 25th at Fairfield. Washington, Clear Creek Amana and Cedar Rapids Xavier are in the bottom bracket. Semi Finals will be played 10/25 and Finals at Washington 10/30.
Class 1A second round action will play tomorrow night also, KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will bring you live coverage of the Danville at Holy Trinity Catholic match with score updates on the New London at Winfield Mt. Union quarterfinal.

The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers picked up their second win of the football season in a thrilling, offensive powered contest with the Waldorf College Warriors on Saturday afternoon a team coached by former IWC head coach Kent Anderson. The Tigers came away with the 66-65 victory on Senior Day at Maple Leaf Stadium over the Warriors to improve to 2-6 on the year.
In the first half, the Tigers couldn’t be stopped as they went to the break with a 41-24 lead, the Tiger defense stopped Waldorf on a late game 2pt. conversion try to preserve the win. Tiger quarterback Kevin McConnell had a hand in 9 touchdowns running for 4 and throwing for 5, Ridge Hobbs of New London caught a team-high six passes for 91 yards and four touchdowns. Nine different receivers caught passes for the Tigers in the win.
Zachary Ray (Sr.-Springfield, Ill.) led the Tigers’ defense with 17 tackles. Duane Lee (Sr.-San Jose, Calif.) and Richard Silva (Sr.-Kirkland, Wash.) added 11 tackles each. Silva recorded one-and-a half sacks for the Tigers.
The Tigers will look to gain momentum from the win as they hit the road for the last three games of the season. The Tigers will next head to Bourbonnais, Ill. to take on Olivet Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 27. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team finished fifth overall after shooting a team score of 675 at the IWC Fun City Classic, held Friday and Saturday at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. The host Tigers were led by Blake Mitchell (Jr.-Loveland, Colo.), who won the individual title in the two-day tournament.
Mitchell was the top of the field as he shot a first round 71 and followed that up with a 76 in the final round. His two-day score of 147 bested Iowa Western Community College’s Jose Pelayo, who finished second, by four strokes.
Trent Hoekstra (So.-Cedar Rapids, Iowa) also played well for the Tigers, finishing in a tie for 22nd overall. Hoekstra shot an opening round 88 and improved in round two, shooting an 81 in the final day. Tanner Travis (Fr.-Columbus Junction, Iowa) placed 31st with a 175 two-day score (86-1st Rd, 89-2nd Rd).
Kris Millard (So.-New London, Iowa) rounded out the scoring for the Tigers as he shot a first round 94 and followed it up with a second round 90.
Iowa Western CC won the team title, shooting a 619. Illinois Central CC was second (636), followed by Monmouth College (666) in third and Augustana College (673) in fourth.

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