Boys’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Fourth at Washington Invite

The Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team finished fourth at Saturday’s Washington Invite.

The host Demons won the tournament with a low score of 321.

Clear Creek-Amana was second with Pella Christian third.

Williamsburg, Oskaloosa and Columbus Junction rounded out the seven-team field.

Washington sophomore Roman Roth was the meet medalist with a 4-over 74.

Mount Pleasant was paced by by Nick Matheney, who finished in third shooting a 79.

Reece Kempker tied for 4th carding an 82.

Also playing for Mount Pleasant was Reece Coffman (93) and Nate Dismang (96).

The Panthers will be back on the links tomorrow when they travel to the Oskaloosa Invitational.

Tee time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

The team will be golfing at Edmundson Golf Course.

College Softball: Iowa Wesleyan Splits with Knox

Iowa Wesleyan split their weekend series with Knox on Saturday, winning game one 11-1 falling in game two 8-2.

In game one the Tiger offense belted out 19 hits on Prairie Fire pitching.

Former New London prep Kara Krieger was 4-for-5 with four runs batted in and a double.

Julia Hill had three hits, including a double, and three runs scored.

Abby Dameron and Jordan Morthland combined to limit Knox to just one run.

Dameron, who hails from Danville, allowed three hits and a run over two innings.

Morthland worked four scoreless innings, yielding just four baserunners while striking out one.

In game two, Knox scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back for the 8-2 win.

Two Wesleyan errors aided the Knox offense as none of the runs allowed by Tiger pitching were earned.

Haiden Molter pitched five innings allowing just one hit while striking out three.

Nicole Shirrell had two hits in the game two loss, driving in one.

Former Fort Madison prep Ivy Geerdes had the other RBI.

The split moved Wesleyan to 5-24.

College Baseball: Wesleyan Qualifies for Postseason Tournament

The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team will be one of four teams to play in the Continental Athletic Conference tournament in May.

The announcement was made by Vice President of Advancement and Athletics Derek Zander at last Thursday’s Wesley’s.

The tournament will be played at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The four team tournament will begin on Saturday, May 7th.

Iowa Wesleyan, under head coach Blake Beaber, has made a second half about face upping their ledger to 20-26.

They have played one of the most difficult NAIA schedules in the country.

College Football: Petras, Iowa Close Spring Drills

Spencer Petras is in the early lead for the starting quarterback gig at the University of Iowa this fall.

Petras and the Hawkeyes closed spring practices Saturday with an open practice at Kinnick Stadium.

The 6’5′ senior from San Rafael, California is in a hotly contested race with Alex Padilla and redshirt freshman Joe Labas.

Petras has started 19 games the past two seasons while Padilla started three games last season while Petras was injured.

Labas has yet to appear in a game.

All three guys are growing. All three are different discussions. But they’re all growing. Joe is behind the other two in terms of knowing what to do. This was really helpful for him” said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.

Iowa will open their 2022 season on Saturday, September 3rd when they take on South Dakota State in Iowa City.