Sports, April 24th

High School Track and Field

The Keokuk girls’ and boys’ teams hosted their Coed meet last night at Fort Madison High School and the Mt. Pleasant girls’ team continued their team domination, capturing the team title with 154 points, 41 more than second-place Keokuk, while Clark County claimed first place on the boys’ side with 116 points. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team won six events and finished in second place in four more events last night. Alex Scott picked up the win in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 4 seconds. Linzy Striegel won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 14 seconds. The team of Courtney Raub, Kynlee White, Bailey Jalas, and Andi Scott took first in the 4×100 meter relay. Kiyah Sanders jumped in for Scott and helped the 4×200 meter relay team capture the gold with a time of 1 minute and 50 seconds. The 800 sprint medley team of Sanders, White, Jalas, and Raub won with a time of 1 minute and 57 seconds. Lastly, Savannah Slobodnik tossed the discus 113 feet and 7 inches to win the event. 

The Central Lee girls’ team totaled 26 points as Allison Gruntmeier led the charge for the Hawks with a second place finish in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet and 10 inches.

On the boys’ side, Fort Madison took second place with Mt. Pleasant grabbing third place with 100 points. Avin Truong had a nice meet for the Panthers with a first place finish in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet and 11 inches and a second place time of 11.14 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Harmon Ensminger won the shot put with a heave of 43 feet and 11.25 inches. Jude Dykstra grabbed second in the 800-meter run and the team of Max Sloat, Jahmal Dodson, Payton Walker, and Jordan Lane captured second in the 4×200 meter relay. 

The Central Lee boys’ team earned 40.5 points with Grant Myhre racing to a first-place time of 53.97 seconds in the 400-meter dash. 

The Central Lee girls’ team will compete tomorrow, April 25th, at Wapello. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ and girls’ teams will participate in a meet tomorrow at Pella.

The New London boys’ and girls’ teams celebrated their senior night last night but it was the Mediapolis boys’ and girls’ teams that took the crown with the boys scoring 184 points and the girls taking 160 points. 

The Mediapolis boys’ team won six relays last night: the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, 800 medley, 4×110 shuttle hurdle, and the 1600 medley. Owen Schmidgall grabbed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 3 seconds, Grady Gunn won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.07 seconds and Chet Mohr soared to the height of 5 feet and 8 inches to win the high jump.

Danville’s 117 points was good enough for second place as Ayden Doyle dominated for the Bears, finishing in first place in the 100, 200, and 400-meter dashes. Isaac Shinn paced himself for a first place time of 10 minutes and 43 seconds in the 3200. Jackson Shacklett won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes and 39 seconds. Lastly, the 4×800 meter relay team earned first place.

West Burlington grabbed 70 points with Logan Hamma’s first place finish in the 400-meter hurdles leading the charge. New London finished with 49 points as London Franklin took the long jump with a leap of 20 feet and 4 inches.

On the girls’ side, Maylen Zaugg won the 400-meter hurdles, Byrn Wright grabbed first in the 3,000-meter run, Avery Crear won the high jump, and the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team grabbed first place for the Bulldogs.

Danville finished in second place with 142 points despite winning eight events. Jaeda Molle raced to a first-place time of 27.09 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Macie Wagner won the 400-meter dash. Alaina Gourley took the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 39 seconds. Kenna Furnald leapt to the gold in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet and 2 inches. Taegan Frazier heaved the shot 32 feet and 11.25 inches to win the event. 

West Burlington earned 111 points as Ady Lamm won the 100-meter dash. Kaitlyn Kipp took the 1500-meter run, and Faith Gibb earned gold in the 100-meter hurdles. 

The WACO boys’ and girls’ teams will host the Ekstrand Relays tomorrow with Danville, Mediapolis, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, and the Central Lee boys’ team all attending. 

The Van Buren County girls’ and boys’ teams will travel to Cardinal on Friday, April 26th, for a meet. 

Drake Relays

High school competition for the 114th running of the Drake Relays begins tomorrow, April 25th, and runs through Saturday, April 27th. Here’s a look at our local athletes competing tomorrow. 

Solomon Zaugg of Mediapolis will compete in the 3200 meter run and the trio of Avin Truong of Mt. Pleasant, Winfield-Mt. Union’s Cam Buffington, and Keshawn Wyldon of Burlington will battle it out in the long jump. Lastly, Kylee Hill of Burlington will toss the shot put.

High School Soccer

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will travel to Hillcrest Academy on Friday, April 26th, while the girls’ team will face off against Pella Christian on Saturday, April 27th, at 10 am on the road. 

The Mediapolis boys’ team netted two second half goals to narrowly escape with the home victory against WACO last night 2-1. The Mediapolis girls’ team had no such luck, falling to Burlington 4-0. The Bulldogs will face off against Central Lee tomorrow, April 25th, at home with the girls playing first at 5 pm.

The WACO boys’ team will travel to Wapello on Friday. 

The offense showed up early for the Mt. Pleasant boys’ team as their three first half goals led to a 4-2 victory against Keokuk last night. Dylan White and Jonah Zimmer each collected two goals in the win. Mt. Pleasant will compete against Washington tomorrow with the girls’ team traveling to Washington and the boys’ team hosting the Demons.

The Central Lee girls’ team picked up the win last night 3-1 with all of their goals coming in the second half. 

The Danville boys’ team will host Wapello tomorrow.

High School Tennis

In a rematch of the opening match of the season, the Mt. Pleasant boys’ repeated history by taking down Davis County 7-2. Lou Schimmelpfennig blanked his singles opponent 8-0, while Zach Johnson and Gavin Ross won their matches 8-3, and Phoenix Watson and Sawyer Fulton took their matchups 8-4. Dane Cook and Johnson teamed up for a thriller in doubles competition, eking out a 9-7 victory. Ross and Fulton picked up the last win of the night 8-2 in their doubles match.  

The girls’ team made the trip to Fairfield for a make-up meet against Maharishi last night and fell 7-2. Jana Isanta battled back to score the final 7 of 8 games to win her singles match 8-5. The team of Isanta and Ellie Situmeang combined for an 8-5 win in their doubles match. The Panthers will take on Fairfield tomorrow, April 25th, with the boys on the road and the girls at home.

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Lone Tree tomorrow, April 25th. 

WACO will travel to Wapello for a meet tomorrow.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team traveled to Oskaloosa yesterday to compete in a tournament with the Panthers finishing in 13th place with a team score of 367, while Washington took the crown, scoring a 304. Roman Roth finished second in the field with an 18-hole score of 71. Reece Coffman was the top golfer for the Panthers, shooting an 82 (+12), which was 20th for the course. The boys’ team will participate in the Mohawk Classic tomorrow, April 25th, while the girls’ team will host their invitational on Friday, April 26th.

Central Lee will host WACO on Friday. 

Mediapolis took on Van Buren County last night and the girls’ meet ended in a forfeit with Olivia Hines shooting a 46 for the Bulldogs. The boys’ team edged past the Warriors 163 to 176. Ben Wolter shot a 36 to lead the charge for the Bulldogs. Mediapolis will hit the road to take on Holy Trinity Catholic on Friday. 

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball will travel to face off against Kirkwood Community College today in a doubleheader.

The SCC softball team will travel to Carl Sandburg College today for a doubleheader. 

This Day in Sports History

1956 – AL umpire Frank Umont is the first to wear glasses in a regular season game. 

1963 – Future Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game for Boston as the Celtics beat the LA Lakers, 112-109, in Game 6 for their 5th straight NBA Championship.

1981 – Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2,000 more than any other jockey at the time.