Sports, April 11th

High School Track and Field

WACO will be competing at the Lisbon Track and Field Invitational today.

The boys teams of Danville and Winfield-Mt Union will travel to Wapello to compete in a meet today.

The girls teams of Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, Mt. Pleasant, and Central Lee will be competing in the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays today.

The Central Lee boys will be competing at the Fairfield Meet tonight.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will be competing in the Denny White Relays on April 13th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls team crushed Keokuk last night 7-1. Hailey Parrott scored the first goal of the game unassisted. The Chiefs would tie the game at one, then Charice Auwerda would score a hattrick before the end of the first half to take the lead 4 to 1 heading into the second half. Parrott, Auwerda, and Elly Manning would find the back of the net in the second half to give the final score. Auwerda, Parrott, Aurora Hummell, and Tori Wilson all tallied one assist with Manning getting two assists. The Panthers will travel to take on Burlington April 13th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team fell in a close matchup to Keokuk last night 3-2. Neither team was able to score in the first half, but the Chiefs captured two quick goals in the second half to take the 2 to 0 lead. Dylan White was a one-man wrecking crew as he scored twice to tie the game, but Keokuk would score late to take the game. The Panthers will face off against Burlington at home on April 13th.

The WACO boys soccer team handled Wapello last night 9-2 to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Warriors will host Mediapolis on April 13th.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Mediapolis tonight.

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union’s next competition will be on April 13th against Wapello.

The New London boys and girls team will face off against Wapello today.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team placed 3rd yesterday at their meet in Keokuk with a score of 171. Nick Matheney was the top Panther as he shot a 36 on a par 35. Nate Dismang finished with a 41 for Mt. Pleasant. Washington added on to their lead in their SEC standings as Rajan Roth tied Matheney for the best score with a 36 on the day. Fairfield is still in 2nd place with Mt. Pleasant leaping over Fort Madison after a rough outing by the Bloodhounds. Mt. Pleasant will host the next meet on April 13th.

The Central Lee boys team will compete in the Van Buren County Meet today.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team fell to Fairfield 7-2 yesterday. Audrey Richmond continued her winning ways as she defeated her singles opponent 8 to 1 and teamed up with Bethany Drury to win their doubles match 8-5. The Panthers will host Burlington on April 13th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team kept their undefeated streak intact as they took down Fairdfield 7-2. Owen Vansickel picked up wins in singles and doubles. Elliot Cook survived a close first set 7-6 and then shut out his opponent in the second set. Tim Cam battled in two close sets with Phoenix Watson and Gavin Ross cruising to wins in singles and doubles. The Panthers will take on Maharishi at home on April 18th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team will travel to face off against William Penn today with game one at 4 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 3:45 pm.

The Tiger baseball team will be on the road today taking on Graceland University in a doubleheader.

The Tiger golf teams competed in the SCC Invite yesterday with the men’s team finishing in 3rd out of seven teams. Trace White was the top finisher for the Tigers as he shot two over on the day to land in 5th place. Tate Nelson finished in the top ten with a 9th place finish after shooting 5 over on the day. Brevin Wilson shot seven over to finish tied for 11th.

The women’s golf team had a spectacular day with four golfers finishing in the top ten and the Tigers winning by 27 strokes. They were headlined by Aubrey Duncan who finished in 2nd place with a score of 18 over. Natalie Ames finished in 4th place with Michal Wohlleber and Sami Wibben tying for 8th place with a score of 27 over. The Tigers will be competing at the Grand View Invitational tomorrow.

This Day in Sports History

1750 – Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight.

1907 – New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame backstop Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards.

1989 – First playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia.