Written by on September 30, 2013 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers football team picked up their first win of the season on Saturday .  The Tigers routed UMAC opponent MacMurray College 41-14 to move to 1-3 on the year.

The Tigers jumped out early when Montell Scott intercepted a pass and returned it 49 yards for a score just 2:40 into the game.

The Tigers defense was huge as they recorded three interceptions in the game.  Scott had two picks in the game while Shawn Foster got the other interception for the Tigers.

Jamarco Clark and Andy Hensel each recorded 8.5 tackles in the game to lead the Tigers’ defense.

The Tigers used a balanced offensive attack to overpower the Highlanders, rushing for 190 yards on 43 attempts and passing for 211 yards on 21 attempts.

Trey Todd rushed for a season-high 143 yards on 30 carries.  He had one touchdown as well.

Zandro Diaz was 17-20 on pass attempts with two touchdowns and one interception.  Both touchdown passes went to Ridge Hobbs, who had seven catches for 116 yards.

The win moves the Tigers to 1-2 in conference play.  The Tigers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 when they travel to Martin Luther College Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.


Mt. Pleasant High School won the 34th annual Burlington Grayhound Volleyball Tournament Saturday with a perfect 5-0 record.  The Panthers had wins over Galesburg, Burlington, Ft. Madison, Fairfield and Davis County. Hannah Becker had 76 assists, Kelsi Phipps had 26 kills and Brianne Holtkamp 20.   

Panthers are now 20-4 on the season.


The #1 ranked holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders won the Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament Saturday at Southeastern Community College.  The Crusaders defeated Central Lee in their first match, then Winfield Mt. Union in the semi finals.  They met Mediapolis in the finals and beat the Bullettes 25-17, 25-8 to improve their record to 28-1.  Mikaela Foecke had 53 kills and 11 blocks, Maria Vonderhaar had 67 assists and 17 digs on the day.Nicole Wilkens served up 16 aces.

Heidi Hiilyard led Mediapolis with 26 kills.  Emily Parks had 21 kills on the day for New London.  Erica Robison and Shelby Therme each had 15 for Winfield Mt. Union.    


Mt. Pleasant High School got a great start to their homecoming football game against Centerville Friday night, Clayle Franklin returned the opening kickoff to put the Panthers up 6-0 16 seconds into the game.  Centerville then answered with the next 20 points in the first quarter and spoiled the Panther party with a 37-16 win.  M.P. added 10 more points in the 2nd period on a Carson Remick 1 yard run and Zoom Gwamna 32 yard field goal to trail 20-16 at halftime, but couldn’t muster anymore points in the 2nd half and now have a 0-5 record overall and 0-2 in the district.  Mt. Pleasant’s rushing game ran for 120 yards on the night with led by Spencer White with 80 yards.  The passing game still is lacking as only 2 passes of 15 were caught for a total of 21 yards.  Carson Remick, Keegan Pullis, Justin Dilks and Dustin Amos led the defense.

Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 44-6, Dshondric Foster rushed for 2 touchdowns and 287 yards.  He also caught a TD pass from Brock Wilson.  Zach Ebling scored and also was a leader on defense with Ryan Moutrie, Julian Schwartz and John Anderson.

Mt. Pleasant travels to Fairfield 1-4 (0-3) Friday for more district action.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers men’s golf team finished 2nd at the MacMurray Fall Invitational.  The Tigers shot a team score of 307, finishing behind Lewis & Clark CC who shot a 293.

Tigers Individual Results:

Blake Mitchell…..75 (T-5th)

Trent Hoekstra…75 (T-5th)

Zac Cronkhite…..76 (T-10th)

Patrick Zielinski….78 (T-13th)

Tanner Travis…..79 (T-15th)

Michael Neff…….80 (T-18th)

Bo Vitale………..89 (T-30th)

Lewis Bain (Lewis & Clark CC) was the individual winner, shooting a 69.


The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers cross country teams ran at the Augustana Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday night.  The Tigers competed as individuals as they did not have enough to record a team score.

Tigers Finishers

Men’s 8k race:

Jacob Ayers – 28:37 (207th overall)

Michael Klostermann – 30:54 (355th overall)


Women’s 6k race:

Breanna Derynck – 29:06 (322nd overall)

Allison Miles – 35:11 (394th overall)


Iowa Wesleyan continues to struggle in soccer.  The Tiger women lost to Fontbonne University of St. Louis 8-0 and the men lost to Fontbonne 4-0 in Saturday action.


It’s playoff time in Major League Baseball, coming up tomorrow Cincinnati plays at Pittsburgh 7:07 p.m. in wild card action, Wednesday the winner of tonight’s Tampa Bay vs Texas game will play at Cleveland.

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