Boys’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Falls to Burlington
The Mount Pleasant boys’ tennis team suffered their second loss of the season last night when the Panthers fell to Burlington 7-2.
Owen Vansickel fell in No. 1 singles 8-4 before Jake Ensminger rallied back for an 8-2 win in No. 2 singles, defeating Hunter Ford.
Burlington then ripped off three straight wins before Lou Schimmelpfennig earned an 8-5 in No. 6 singles.
In doubles play, Burlington swept all three doubles matches.
Vansickel and Ensminger lost 8-3, Levi Graber and Tim Cam dropped an 8-5 decision while Elliot Cook and Lou Schimmelpfennig fell 8-4.
The Panthers are now 6-2 on the year.
Girls’ Tennis: Panthers Earn Win No. 1
Savana Walls blanked Ashi Pennaka in No. 1 singles as the Mount Pleasant girls’ tennis team won their first dual of the year yesterday, 5-4.
Malena Yocum picked up a win for the Panthers in No. 4 singles, 8-2 over Shona Anderson.
Mount Pleasant swept doubles play.
Walls and Melanie Olivas won 8-3, rallying for seven straight points.
Gisele Fajardo-Pena teamed with Yocum for an 8-6 winners, while Eva Rounceville and Ellie Situmeang rolled 8-3.
Mount Pleasant is now 1-7.
Notre Dame slumped to 0-3.
Boys’ Track: Mount Pleasant Boys Snag Easy Win
Mount Pleasant racked up 197 points as the Panthers earned an easy win at the Keokuk Relays at Calvert Stadium.
Fort Madison finished as runner-up with 128 points with Burlington slotting in third with 84.5 points.
Mount Pleasant senior Will Davidson continued what has been a terrific final season, winning the 200m dash in 22.02 and also claiming gold in the 110m hurdles in 15.21 seconds — his fastest time this year.
Following in the footsteps of his older brother Khang, Avin Truong earned a win in the long jump. Avin, just a freshman, soared 20 feet, 5.5 inches for the win.
The Panthers also received wins in the 4x800m, distance medley and shuttle hurdle relay.
Boys’ Track: Mediapolis Victorious in New London
Mediapolis earned gold in six events as the Bulldogs rolled to win at the Chris Selby Invite in New London last night.
Kadin Salek zoomed to gold in the 400m dash, winning in 52.25 seconds — he also went 19 feet, 10.5 inches in the long jump for gold.
Mediapolis’ terrific Anthony Isley also showed why he’s one of the area’s top athletes.
Isley showed off his wheels, winning the 200m dash in 22.81 seconds.
New London finished as the team runner up, the Tigers won seven events.
Kade Benjamin, a Drake Relays qualifier, had an easy night on the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 6 inches for first.
Carter Allen also picked up a win — he’ll join Benjamin in Des Moines later this week — in the discus, with a heave of 144 feet, six inches.
New London also earned wins in both the sprint and distance medley.
Girls’ Track: Panther Girls’ Follow Suit, Roll at Keokuk
Mount Pleasant dominated the field for 211 points as the Panthers earned a team win at the Keokuk Relays.
Mount Pleasant was 71 points better than that of second place Clark County.
Kenna Lamm won four events.
Lamm picked up wins in the 100m dash, 200m dash, 100m hurdles and was on the winning 4×400 team along with Mica Carter, Andi Scott and Elise Lange.
Iowa State recruit and Drake Relays qualifier Jadan Brumbaugh evaporated the shot put field again, with a toss of 44 feet, 9.5 inches.
Alyssa Dascher followed suit with a win in the discus, throwing 104 feet, 9 inches.
Mount Pleasant also won the 4×200, sprint medley and shuttle hurdle.
College Softball: Wesleyan Splits with Culver-Stockton
Iowa Wesleyan split with upstart Culver-Stockton yesterday, falling in game 13-0 while coming back for a 3-2 win in game two.
In game one, Culver-Stockton used a seven-run third inning to blow the game wide open.
The Wildcats tacked on two runs in the 4th and 5th to earn the run rule win.
Kara Krieger had two hits despite the loss.
Jordan Morthland was the losing pitcher, tossing 2.1 innings allowing six hits and seven runs all earned.
In game two, former Danville prep Haiden Molter threw a complete game, allowing just two runs for the nail-biting 3-2 win.
Molter allowed just eight hits and struck out one.
She also got it done at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.
Ariana Wolfard had the other RBI.
Karoline Stratton and Kylie Topliff each had two hits.
The split moved the Tigers to 6-25.
The team will be back in action today when they take on Viterbo University.