Sports, April 26th

High School Track and Field

The Central Lee girls’ team traveled to Wapello last night for a meet and finished in 5th place with 74 points, while Muscatine won the meet with 128 points. 

The Hawks got a first place finish from Allison Gruntmeier in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. Kamryn Cox in the 400-meter hurdles and Aubrey Weber in the discus each claimed second place. 

Mt. Pleasant competed at Pella for the Tulip Time Relays and the girls’ team captured second place with 144.5 points, trailing Pella’s 185 points, while the boys’ team finished in 5th place with 47 points, Pella won the meet with 191 points. 

On the girls’ side, Alex Scott finished in first place with a time of 12.96 seconds in the 100-meter dash. The Panthers raced to first place finishes in the 4×100, 4×200, and the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle realys. Bailey Jalas captured gold in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet and 4 inches with Kiyah Sanders taking second place. Ella Ensminger won the shot put with a heave of 37 feet and 3 inches. Lastly, Kya Goodrich and Savannah Slobodnik finished first and second in the discus, respectively, with Goodrich winning with a toss of 110 feet and 1 inch. 

On the boys’ side, Harmon Ensminger was the top finisher with a second place heave of 46 feet and 7.5 inches in the shot put. The 1600 medley relay team captured third place with a time of 4 minutes and 8 seconds. 

Mt. Pleasant will participate in the Fairfield Coed Brookhart-Crew Relays on Monday, April 29th, with West Burlington also making the trip. 

WACO hosted the Ekstrand Relays last night and the girls’ team grabbed 6th place with 76 points as Washington won the meet with 173 points. WACO’s Carlee Lunsford captured first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 43 seconds. 

Winfield-Mt. Union finished in 11th place as the Wolves dominated in the hurdles with Josie Nelson running a 16.91-second 100-meter hurdles to grab the win, while Tessa Huston picked up a win in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 13 seconds. 

On the girls’ side for Class A, Danville collected 72.5 points as their relay teams won the 800 and 1600 medleys. Alaina Gourley finished in first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 26 seconds. Kenna Furanld leapt to the gold in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet and 10 inches. Lastly, Taegan Frazier won the shot put with a heave of 33 feet and 7.5 inches. 

Mediapolis finished with 65 points and got a first place finish in the 4×400 meter relay and Avery Crear won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet and 10 inches.  

On the boys’ side for Class A, Danville crushed the relays, winning the 4×100, 4×800, 800 sprint medley, and the 1600 sprint medley. 

Central Lee’s Grant Myhre had a terrific day, capturing first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.02 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and 9 inches. Additionally, he finished in second in the 200-meter dash. 

Mediapolis’ top individual finisher was Nathan Schmidgall in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and 8.25 inches, which grabbed him second place. 

For Class B, Winfield-Mt. Union won the 4×200, 4×800, 800 sprint medley, and 1600 sprint medley relays. Kohlby Newsom’s 2 minutes and 7 second time in the 800-meter run was good enough for first place. Gabriel Hemsworth won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.83 seconds. Jake Edwards lept 6 feet and 2 inches to win the high jump and Cooper Buffington’s toss of 117 feet and 9 inches won the discus. 

New London’s London Franklin won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.54 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and 11 inches. Brigham Porter took the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.13 seconds. 

WACO’s 4×100 meter relay team raced to a first place finish with a time of 46.09 seconds.

The WACO and Danville boys’ and girls’ teams will compete on Monday at Highland. 

The Van Buren County girls’ and boys’ teams had their meet at Cardinal get canceled for tonight.

The Central Lee and New London boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Van Buren County for the Warriors’ senior night on Monday.

Drake Relays

High school competition began yesterday for the 114th running of the Drake Relays and here’s how our local athletes fared.

Burlington’s Kylee Hill was the only freshman to participate in the girls’ shot put and her second throw proved to be her best throw as her heave of 41 feet and 1 inch earned her the bronze.

Solomon Zaugg of Mediapolis participated in the boys’ 3200-meter run and the Bulldog finished middle-of-the-pack with a 10th place time of 9 minutes and 12 seconds. 

Lastly, the boys’ long jump saw Avin Truong of Mt. Pleasant finish in 19th place with a leap of 20 feet and 1.25 inches. Cam Buffington of Winfield-Mt. Union grabbed 14th place with a distance of 20 feet and 10.5 inches, while Burlington’s Keshawn Wyldon’s jump of 22 feet and 1.5 inches claimed him 5th place.

Competing today will be Mylee Stiefel of Bulington in the girls’ 100-meter dash and West Burlington’s Landry Habericher in the boys’ 100-meter dash. 

For Mediapolis, Logan Rosas will run the 800-meter and the distance medley team will compete. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team of Kiyah Sanders, Kynlee White, Alex and Andi Scott will participate in the 4×200 meter relay. Lastly, Kenna Furnald will battle it out in the long jump. 

High School Soccer

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team had their matchup against Hillcrest Academy tonight postponed. The girls’ team will face off against Pella Christian tomorrow, April 27th, at 10 am on the road. 

The Mediapolis boys’ team was able to scrape past Central Lee last night with a 1-0 win despite Hunter Gregory saving eight shots for the Hawks. The Mediapolis girls’ team won their matchup 2-0. 

Mediapolis will host Burlington Notre Dame on Monday, April 29th, with the girls’ playing first at 5 pm.

Central Lee’s match against Keokuk was canceled tonight. 

The WACO boys’ team had their match against Wapello tonight canceled. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team hosted Washington last night and despite scoring two goals within five minutes of the game starting, the Demons snuck out with the 3-2 win in sudden death overtime. Jonah Zimmer and Kolbien Ostby each scored a goal and tallied an assist. The Panthers will face off against Keokuk on Monday with the girls at home and the boys on the road. 

The Danville boys’ team smacked Wapello last night 10-0. Colin Pealer notched a hat trick and four assists in the win as Kadu Garcia finished with two goals. Aiden Konig, Carter Buck, Joseph Rheinschmidt, and Kaiden Kerr each tallied a goal. The Bears will face off against Highland on Tuesday, April 30th, at 5 pm at home.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team narrowly fell to Fairfield last night 5-4. Jana Isanta won her singles match 8-1, while Ellie Situmeang and Audrey Richmond picked up 8-2 wins in their singles matches. The team of Isanta and Situmeang won their doubles competition 8-3. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team struggled against Fairfield, losing 9-0 yesterday. The girls’ team will host Burlington on Monday, April 29th, and the boys’ team will face off against Keokuk on Tuesday, April 30th, on the road. 

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union hosted Lone Tree yesterday with the boys’ team coming out with the win 174 to 220. Konner Kinneberg led the way for the Wolves, shooting a 40 (+4) for the course. Carter Loyd carded a 43. Neither girls’ team finished with a team score as Ella Kann shot a 77 for the Wolves. Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, April 29th, at home.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team competed in the Mohawk Classic yesterday and finished in 16th place with a team score of 347. Washington took first place with a score of 298. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team had their invitational canceled today. The boys’ team will travel to Fairfield on Monday for a meet.

Central Lee had their meet against WACO today canceled. 

Mediapolis had their meets against Holy Trinity Catholic tonight canceled.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball will host Iowa Central Community College tomorrow, April 27th, for a doubleheader.

The SCC softball team will travel to Southwestern Community College tomorrow for a doubleheader.

This Day in Sports History

1931 – Lou Gehrig hits a Home Run but is called out for passing a runner. The mistake costs him the AL home run crown as he and Babe Ruth tie for the season.

1935 – Frank Boucher is given NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently after winning it 7 times in 8 years.

1941 – A tradition begins, the Chicago Cubs are the first to play an organ at a baseball stadium.