Sports, April 17th

High School Track and Field

The girls teams of Danville, Central Lee, Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, and New London will travel to compete in the Panther Relays tomorrow, April 18th.

The WACO boys team will host the Warrior Relays with Central Lee, New London, and Winfield-Mt. Union competing at the meet tomorrow.

The boys teams of New London and Central Lee will compete at the Hawk Relays today.

The Danville boys team will compete in the Panther Relays hosted by Mt. Pleasant tomorrow.

The girls teams of Danville and Central Lee will compete in the Hawk Relays today.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to take on Fairfield tonight.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will host Fairfield today.

The WACO boys team will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow on the road.

The Central Lee girls team will take on Canton on April 20th.

The Central Lee boys team’s next game will be tomorrow, April 18th, against Hillcrest Academy.

High School Golf

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys team will compete in the Wildcat Invitational on April 18th and the girls team will compete at the Wapello Invite on April 19th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to Washington for another SEC meet while the girls will host today.

The Central Lee boys and girls teams will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tonight at home.

Holy Trinity Catholic will host Mediapolis today.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will face off against Burlington Notre Dame today.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will host Maharishi tomorrow, April 18th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team has extended their win streak to 5 games after beating Crowley’s Ridge College twice on senior day over the weekend. In game one the Tigers had to comeback from behind after surrendering four runs in the first inning to win 8-5. Kara Krieger put the Tigers on the board in the 3rd inning after doubling home two runs to make it 4 to 2. Alexis Davis would smack her first home run of the season in the 4th inning to cut the deficit to one. Down 5 to 3 in the 5th inning, Jordan Lantz would double home a run and Ivy Geerdes would follow it up with a two RBI double to take the lead. A Nicole Shirrell RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Aspyn Harrison would give the Tigers their 8 runs. Coach Hampton talked about his team’s performance the past couple of games.

In game two, the Tigers overcame a 1 to 0 deficit to win 4-2. Kelsey Topliff doubled home a run and Gracie Jevyak tallied an RBI. Kylie Topliff would get the game-winning RBI and the insurance RBI. Ariana Wolfard would pick up the win as she went 6.1 innings allowing only two hits and striking out two. Coach Hampton talked about the eight seniors on the team after the win.

Softball seniors: Ariana Wolfard, Kelsey and Kylie Topliff, Nicole Shirrell, Alexis Davis, Julia Hill, Mia DeTolve, and Karoline Stratton.

The Tiger baseball team will be back in action tomorrow, April 18th, against Westminster College on the road.

The women’s golf team competed at the Carl Sandburg’s Invitational and came out on top by 9 strokes. Three Tigers finished in the top five as Aubrey Duncan took 2nd place as she shot a 12 over on the day. Natalie Ames and Michal Wohlleber placed in 4th and 5th place, respectively. The men’s team will travel to compete in the Verhille Invitational tomorrow.

The outdoor track and field teams will be competing in the DeBacker Invitational on April 22nd.

This Day in Sports History

1860 – Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out in a brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England; police stop fight and it’s acknowledged as the first world title bout.

1972 – Kiteman attempts to throw out the 1st ball for the Philadelphia Phillies but crashes into centerfield seats.

1976 – National League’s greatest comeback: trailing 12-1, Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs, 18-16 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field; Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive Home Runs.