Sports, April 24th

High School Track and Field

The Mt. Pleasant girls and boys teams will travel to compete in the Keokuk Relays tomorrow, April 25th.

The Central Lee boys and girls teams will be competing at the Keokuk Relays tomorrow.

The boys and girls teams of WACO, and Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Sigourney to compete in a meet tomorrow.

The boys and girls teams of Danville and New London will compete in the Chris Selby Invitational hosted by New London tomorrow.

High School Soccer

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

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will face off against Washington at home today.

The WACO boys team will take on Central Lee tonight on the road.

The Central Lee girls team will compete against Fort Madison tomorrow, April 25th.

High School Golf

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys team will compete in the West Liberty Invitational tomorrow and the girls team will face off against New London on April 28th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to Fort Madison today. The girls team will host their Invitational on April 28th.

The New London girls and boys teams will face off against Mediapois tonight.

The Central Lee girls and boys teams will take on Danville on April 27th.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will take on Fort Madison tonight at home.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will face off against Fort Madison on the road today.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team’s next game will be against Viterbo University tomorrow on the road.

The Tiger baseball team will take on Missouri Baptist University tomorrow.

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 today to compete at the Mount Mercy Invitational.

The outdoor track and field teams competed at the DeBacker Invitational and the women’s team had seven top 10 finishers and the men’s team had five top 5 finishers. Lilly Garnsey was the lone Tiger to walk away with a win at the meet as she took the 5,000 meters with a time of 19 minutes and 48 seconds. Faith Younce finished in 2nd place in the 5,000 meter racewalk with a time of 28 minutes and 24 seconds and Allison Morris grabbed 4th place in the event. Morris also took 5th place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 14 minutes. Zoi Smith took 8th in the high jump and 9th in the long jump. Brianna Hunter threw the shot put 41 feet 11.25 inches to take 4th place.

The men’s team had a productive 5,000 meter racewalk event as Kenny Tucker finished in 2nd place with a time of 25 minutes and 36 seconds and Logan Lucas finished right behind him with a time of 26 minutes and 10 seconds. Jabez Rivers took 5th place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.18 seconds and Angel Lottie finished in 5th place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.54 seconds. Lastly, KeRon Blackwell grabbed 3rd place in the high jump. The Drake Relays get underway on Wednesday, April 26th.

This Day in Sports History

1956 – American League umpire Frank Umont is 1st 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 Celtics beat LA Lakers, 112-109 in Game 6 for their 5th straight NBA Championship.

1974 – NFL grants a franchise to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.