Written by on September 26, 2013 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan Tigers men’s golf team took part in a unique tournament on Tuesday at the Blue Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa.  The Tigers played in the Mt. Mercy 36 hole tournament. 

The Tigers shot their best team round of the year, shooting a team score of 642 on the day.  It was a tough field, as the Tigers finished sixth overall out of six teams, falling just one stroke behind Viterbo University.

Mt. Mercy University won the tournament with a 599, two strokes ahead of runner-up Grand View University. 

Tanner Travis led Iowa Wesleyan, finishing in a tie for 13th overall.  Travis was consistent as he shot 76 on the first 18 holes, following that up with a solid 77 on the last 18. 

Trent Hoekstra finished 20th overall for the Tigers, shooting back-to-back 81’s.  Blake Mitchell had a rough first 18, shooting an 87 on the first half.  He bounced back with a 76 on the last 18 to finish one spot back of Hoekstra in 21st.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers football team hosted their first UMAC game in school history last Saturday,  the Tigers did not disappoint as they came out of the gate ready to play.  Wesleyan pounced on the University of Minnesota-Morris Cougars early, but in the end fell short and suffered a 42-21 loss to the Cougars.

IWC struck twice to start the second quarter.  Raul Becerril scored on a 29-yard run just eight seconds into the second quarter to put the Tigers back on top.  Zandro Diaz then connected with Ridge Hobbs for a 56-yard touchdown pass with 12:03 remaining in the first half to take a 17-10 lead over the visiting Cougars.

The Tiger offense played strong, as they recorded 459 yards of total offense (329 passing, 130 rushing). 

LiMichael Peeples led the Tigers’ receivers with seven receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. 

Becerril also played strong offensively, recording 46 yards on two rushes and a score and also catching four passes for 47 yards in the game. 

Raul Lozano was a monster on the defense for the Tigers, recording 10 solo tackles and assisting on another.  He also broke up a pass and blocked a Cougars’ extra point attempt.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, September 28 when they head to MacMurray College.  Kickoff is set for 1:00pm in Jacksonville, Ill.



The Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament has first round action tonight at various sites, the final rounds, championship and consolation will be Saturday at Southeastern Community College. 

Thursday’s first round sites and teams competing:


At Maharishi             At Notre Dame                     At Wapello          At Cardinal

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

1. Holy Trinity Catholic       1. Mediapolis            1. New London         1. IMS

2. West Burlington  2. Notre Dame                     2. Highland               2. Winfield-MU

3. Pekin                     3. Central Lee                       3. Wapello                 3. Cardinal

4. WACO                    4. Danville                           4. Columbus                4. Van Buren

5. Maharishi              5. Harmony                         5. Lone Tree               5. L-M



KILJ-FM 105.5 brings you Iowa State University football tonight as the Cyclones travel to Tulsa, airtime is 4:30 p.m. today.


Cassandra Stuflick former Danville High School runner and now a freshman on the Clarke University of Dubuque cross country team was named the Midwest Conference women’s cross country runner of the week.  She finished 135th out of 255 runners at the National Catholic Invite hosted by Notre Dame University.


Brad Vogel former Central Lee Hawk and now a senior at Simpson College was named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive football player of the week.  Vogel caught 8 passes for 115 yards and 1 76 yard touchdown in the Storms 35-34 win over Wisconsin River Falls last Saturday.  Vogel ranks high in many offensive statistics in the conference and has helped his team to a 2-1 record.


Area high school football schedule for 9/27/13

District 7

Centerville at Mount Pleasant 
Fairfield at Williamsburg 
Fort Madison at Clear Creek-Amana (ND)
Washington at Keokuk 

District 5

Central Lee, Donnellson at West Liberty 
Louisa-Muscatine at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 
Tipton at Mid-Prairie, Wellman (ND)
West Burlington/Notre Dame at Mediapolis 

District 6

Cardinal, Eldon at Regina, Iowa City 
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Wilton 
Pella Christian at Sigourney/Keota (ND)
West Branch at Wapello 

District 5

Danville at WACO, Wayland 
Highland, Riverside at Lone Tree 
New London at Van Buren, Keosauqua 
Winfield-Mt. Union at Lisbon


Mississippi Athletic

Burlington at Davenport, Central 

Assumption, Davenport at Clinton 
Bettendorf at Muscatine 
Pleasant Valley at North Scott, Eldridge 


Saturday, Sept. 28 will wrap up the 2013 season at 34 Raceway with the Quads, Bikes and Side X Sides. With just $5 grandstand admission, fans will see plenty of turns, jumps and side by side action. Bring the family because kids are admitted FREE. Grandstands open at 3, practice at 5 and racing begins at 6:15. For more information contact Nick Eastin at




In Columbus Junction, Iowa

October 12, 2013

8:00 a.m.

Enjoy the annual Columbus Day festivities in scenic Columbus Junction, home of the historic swinging bridge.  Spend the day and witness one of the best small parades in Iowa!  Shop at the many stores and street vendors; or just come to run and enjoy the morning traveling the beautiful shaded streets of Columbus Junction.


The Race: Distance and Course

5K Run/walk.  Start and finish on Main Street, downtown Columbus Junction.  The course will be on city streets with a trip through the park.


Trophy to the male and female overall winner.  Medals to ALL finishers


$10.00 which includes a race t-shirt to each paid participant

Cross Country team members from ANY high school can register for $5.00!!


Participants may register from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. race day at the SOUTH end of Main St.

or mail entry form to:

 Polly Prior 125 Springer Ave. Columbus Junction, IA 52738 (319-728-4200)

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