High School Track and Field
The Danville girls team came out on top in the Pankoke Relays last night with 138 points. Winfield-Mt. Union took 5th place, New London finished in 6th place, and WACO took 7th place. For the Bears, Alaina Gourley won the 400 meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 1 second. Alexis Dietsch took the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 13 seconds. The 3000 meter run was won by Kamryn Sherwood. Danville won the 4×400 meter relay, the 4×800 meter relay, and the 1600 meter medley.
Keetyn Townsley was the top finisher for the Wolves with a first place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.97 seconds. The Wolves also won the 4×200 meter relay and the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle relay.
New London’s top finisher was Tysann Gipple with a leap of 4 feet and 8 inches in the high jump.
On the boys side of things, Winfield-Mt. Union won seven events, WACO took three events, and Danville and New London each won one event. For the Wolves, Gabriel Hemsworth won the 400 meter dash and the 400 meter hurdles. Cam Buffington snuck away with the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 10 inches with Simeon Reichenbach of WACO taking 2nd with a jump of 20 feet 3 inches. The Wolves won the 4×100 meter relay, the 4×200 meter relay, the 4×400 meter relay, and the 1600 medley relay.
WACO swept the throwing events with Drew Diers chucking the shot put 40 feet 6 inches and Oleh Shtefanchuk throwing the discus 146 feet 5 inches. Louden Huisenga won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 6.25 inches.
New London’s Rylan Martin won the 800 meter run and Danville won the 4×800 meter relay.
The Mt. Pleasant girls team won the Washington Invitational last night with 136 points. Andi Scott won the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.87 seconds , and the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.20 seconds. The Panthers swept the throwing events with Ella Ensminger taking the shot put with a throw of 34 feet and 5.5 inches and Savannah Slobodnik won the discus with a toss of 109 feet and 2 inches. The Panthers will compete at the Keokuk Relays on April 25th.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team traveled to compete at the Ike Ryan Relays yesterday and finished in 3rd place behind North Mahaska and Mediapolis with 136 points. Will Davidson grabbed two 1st place finishes as he won the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.03 seconds, which tentatively qualified him for the Drake Relays and placed him 4th all time in Panther history, and the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.90 seconds. Gabe Feldmann won the 800 meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 9 seconds. In the 3200 meter run, Ben Carthey finished with a time of 10 minutes and 27 seconds to win the event. Isaac Jerrel threw the shot 49 feet 1.5 inches to win the shot put. The Panthers also won the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 44.2 seconds. The boys team will travel to compete in the Keokuk Relays on April 25th.
The Central Lee girls team took 4th place at the Garder-Wilson Relays with 65 team points. The Hawks picked up wins in the 4×400 meter relay and the 1600 medley relay. On the boys side, Grant Myhre won the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.05 seconds. Thomas Eschman took the long jump with a leap of 22 feet even. The 4×100 meter relay team won with a time of 46.57 seconds. Both the boys and girls teams will be competing at the Keokuk Relays on April 25th.
High School Soccer
The Mt. Pleasant boys team fell to Fort Madison last night 5-2. Dylan White netted both goals for Mt. Pleasant. The Panthers will take on Central Lee tonight on the road.
The Mt. Pleasant girls team lost to Fort Madison last night 5-2. The Panthers had the lead at the end of the first half 2 to 1, but the Bloodhounds had the offense and defense going in the second half to take the win. Hailey Parrott and Elly Manning each scored a goal. The Panthers will face off against Central Lee today.
The WACO boys team battled with Sigourney last night in a 0 to 0 tie, but the Cobras won it in the penalty kicks to take it 1-0. The Warriors will take on Central Lee on April 24th on the road.
The Central Lee girls team has won back-to-back games after taking down Canton yesterday 6-3.
High School Golf
The Winfield-Mt. Union boys and girls teams competed in a duel against Columbus. The boys team won 254-187 with Carter Loyd being the top golfer for the Wolves with a 44 on the day followed by Nick Sparrow who shot 10 over. The girls team put up a score of 215 as Lily Freeman led the way with a score of 47. The boys team will compete in the West Liberty Invitational on April 25th and the girls team will face off against New London on April 28th.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to Fort Madison on April 24th. The girls team will host their Invitational on April 28th.
The Central Lee girls and boys teams will take on Danville on April 27th.
High School Tennis
The Mt. Pleasant girls team lost to Keokuk yesterday 8-1. Bethany Drury had the lone win for the Panthers in singles with an 8-2 set win. The Panthers will take on Fort Madison on April 24th at home.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team will face off against Fort Madison on the road on April 24th.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The Tiger softball team’s game against Harris-Stowe State University was postponed yesterday. The Tiger’s next game will be against Viterbo University on April 25th on the road.
The Tiger baseball team will take on Missouri Baptist University on April 25th.
The men’s golf team’s next competition will be at the Continental Athletic Conference championships on May 1st. The women’s team will be back in action on April 24th to compete at the Mount Mercy Invitational.
The outdoor track and field teams will be competing in the DeBacker Invitational today.
This Day in Sports History
1904 – Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League).
1990 – National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards.
1996 – Chicago Bulls win a then-NBA record 72 games (72-8).