High School Track and Field
The Panther Relays took off yesterday with Mt. Pleasant finishing in 1st place with 134 points for Class A. Andi Scott took the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.07 seconds. Mica Carter won the 400 meter dash. Abby Carthey and Alexis Wagner both won the 800 meter run with times of 2 minutes and 34 seconds and 2 minutes and 41 seconds, respectively. With a leap of 5 feet, Josie Gilmore won the high jump. Elsie Lange took 1st place in the long jump. With a put of 35 feet 9.5 inches, Ella Ensminger won the shot put. The distance medley team of Olivia McCormick, Courtney Raub, Elise Lange, and Abby Carthey finished in 1st place.
In Class B, Danville finished in 2nd place with 100 points, Winfield-Mt. Union took 6th place, WACO in 7th place, Central Lee finished in 9th place, and New London in 10th place.
Alaina Gourley had two of the top finishes for the Bears as she took 1st place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 3 seconds and 2nd place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Alexis Dietsch won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 12 seconds. The team of Miya Orbiana, Jaeda Molle, Kamryn Sherwood, and Alaina Gourley finished in 1st place for the 4×400 meter relay and the 4×800 meter relay.
For Winfield-Mt. Union Keetyn Townsley finished in 1st place for the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.29 seconds. The team of Josie Nelson, Keyreana Sharar, Tessa Huston, and Keetyn Townsley took 1st place in the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle.
Elyssa Graber was the top finisher for WACO with a 3rd place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 47 seconds. Central Lee’s top finishers were Gabby Maynes with a 3rd place finish in the 400 meter dash, Kamryn Cox in 2nd place in the 400 meter hurdles, and Kylie Fortune took 2nd place in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet and 4 inches.
On the boys side of the Panther Relays, Williamsburg finished in 1st place, Mt. Pleasant took 2nd place with 127 points, and Danville grabbed 5th place.
Avin Truong took 1st place in the 200 meter dash and the long jump with a leap of 20 feet and 11 inches for the Panthers. Will Davidson finished in 1st place in the 110 meter hurdles, and the 400 meter hurdles. The team of Bryce Wilson, Avin Truong, Gavin Kerr, and Will Davidson won the 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle with a time of 1 minute and 1 second.
For Danville, AJ Bonnesen finished in 1st place for the 1600 meter run.
The Warrior Relays ran yesterday with WACO winning for Class B with 182 points, Winfield-Mt. Union taking 2nd place, and New London finishing in 5th place. Simeon Reichenbach finished in 1st place in the 100 meter dash and the 110 meter hurdles. Gage Samo took 1st place in the 400 meter hurdles. Braden Spain, Isaac Oswald, Mason Miller, and Reichenbach took 1st place in the 4×100 meter relay. The 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle team of Oswald, Louden Huisenga, Clayton Miller, and Mason Miller finished in 1st place. Oleh Shefanchuk won the discus with a throw of 147 feet and Drew Diers won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet 5.75 inches.
Gabriel Hemsworth took 1st place in the 400 meter dash for Winfield-Mt Union. Jeff Maish won the 3200 meter run. The distance medley team of Abram Edwards, Lane Genkinger, Ty Scorpil, and Kohlby Newsom and the 4×400 meter relay team of Sheaden Adams, Hemsworth, Scorpil, and Newsom took 1st place. Lastly, Cam Buffington won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet and 8.25 inches.
Rylan Martin finished in 1st place in the 1600 meter run and Kade Benjamin grabbed 1st in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet and 5 inches for New London.
High School Soccer
The Mt. Pleasant boys team will host undefeated Fort Madison tomorrow, April 20th.
The Mt. Pleasant girls team will travel to face off against Fort Madison tomorrow.
The WACO boys team lost in overtime to Burlington Notre Dame 1-0 last night. The Warriors will take on Sigourney at home tomorrow.
The Central Lee girls team will take on Canton on April 20th.
The Central Lee boys team fell to Hillcrest Academy 2-1 as the game went to penalty kicks where the Ravens snuck past the Hawks 6 to 5. The Hawks will challenge Mt. Pleasant on April 21st at home.
High School Golf
The Winfield-Mt. Union boys team competed in the Nike Invitational yesterday and the Wolves finished in 3rd place with Central Lee taking 1st place. The girls and boys teams will compete at the Wapello Invite today.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to Fort Madison on April 24th. The girls team will travel to compete in the Oskaloosa Invite tomorrow, April 20th.
The Central Lee girls and boys teams will take on Danville on April 27th.
High School Tennis
The Mt. Pleasant girls team lost to Maharishi last night 8-1. Audrey Richmond shutout her opponent 8-0 in her singles match. The Panthers will face off against Keokuk tomorrow on the road.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team remains undefeated after sneaking past Maharishi last night 5-4. Elliot Cook and Gavin Ross won their singles match 10 to 3 and Lou Schimmelpfennig picked up a 10 to 4 singles win. Phoenix Watson and Tim Cam squeezed by in their doubles match to win. Ross and Schimmelpfennig won by default. The Panthers will face off against Keokuk tomorrow at home.
Southeast Iowa Playbook
Tonight will be the second episode with Will Davidson and Charice Auwerda being this week’s guests with the episode airing at 6 pm on KILJ 105.5 FM or kilj.com
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The Tiger softball team fell in both of their games yesterday 8-7 in game one and 10-6 in game two. Julia Hill and Alexis Davis both hit home runs in game one. The Tigers will take on Harris-Stowe State University tomorrow at home. Game one will be on KILJ with pregame at 1:45 pm.
The Tiger baseball team defeated Westminster yesterday 16-8. David Amaya and Sage Bonner each hit 2-run homers in the winning effort. They will face off against Judson University today in a doubleheader.
The men’s golf team will continue the Verhille Tournament today for day two of the competition.
The outdoor track and field teams will be competing in the DeBacker Invitational on April 22nd.
This Day in Sports History
1897 – First Boston Marathon (B.A.A. Road Race), won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10; the world’s oldest annual marathon inspired by the success of the first marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics.
1960 – Baseball uniforms begin displaying players’ names on their backs.
2021 – In Las Vegas, Nevada: San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau breaks Gordie Howe’s NHL record for most games played at 1,768.