High School Track and Field
Mt. Pleasant’s meet at Williamsburg has been canceled tonight.
The WACO relays have been canceled tonight.
Danville and Winfield-Mt. Union’s track meet at Mediapolis today has been canceled.
The Central Lee girls track meet at Fairfield tonight has been canceled and the boys will be competing on April 6th at the Pekin Invitational.
High School Soccer
The Mt. Pleasant boys and girls soccer teams dominated Columbus last night. The boys team found themselves tied at the end of the first half, but got the offense going in the second half to net three shots to win 3-0. Jonah Zimmer had 2 goals on the night with Kolbein Ostby adding a goal on a penalty kick.
The girls did not want to go back to overtime as they put up 5 goals in the second half to win 7-0 against the Wildcats. Charice Auwerda had quite the night, finishing with a hat-trick and an assist. Hailey Parrott put two in the back of the net. Elly Manning and Aurora Hummell each scored a goal. The girls will travel to play Washington on April 6th, while the boys will be at home against the Demons.
WACO’s boy soccer team’s next game will be against Highland on April 6th.
The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Mediapolis on April 11th.
High School Golf
Winfield-Mt. Union hosted Louisa-Muscatine to open their season and the girls and boys teams both came away with victories. The boys team for the Wolves had 33 less strokes on the day as Cater Loyd (+5), Jake Edwards (+9), and Andrew Brown (+8) all shot under 10 over on the day. The varsity girls team shot 40 strokes under with Isabell Kann shooting the best on the day at 14 over. Lily Freeman and Alli Humphries both shot 55 on the day for the Wolves. Their next competition will be on April 13th against Wapello.
The New London boys and girls team will face off against Wapello on April 11th.
The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in the Fairfield Meet, while the boys team will travel to the Washington Meet with both competitions taking place April 6th.
The Central Lee boys team fell to Mediapolis 194 to 177 yesterday in total strokes. The top golfer for the Hawks was Mylan Lowenberg who shot a 43 on the day followed by Bo Herdrich with a 48. The Hawks will compete in the Van Buren County Meet on April 11th.
High School Tennis
The Mt. Pleasant girls team fell to Keokuk 8-1 yesterday. The lone victory of the match went to Bethany Drury in the #5 singles position in a commanding 8-2 fashion. The Panthers next meet will be April 6th against Fort Madison.
The Mt. Pleasant boys team handled business against Keokuk, sweeping the Chiefs 9-0. The most sets won by the Chiefs was two as Jake Ensminger, Elliot Cook, Tim Cam, and Gavin Ross all had at least one set where they shut out their opponent with Ensminger, Cam, and Ross tallying two. The Panthers will take on Fort Madison at home on April 6th.
The next event will be the Easter Weekend 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 3rd graders through adults. For a registration form, contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896 or Iowa Wesleyan’s Men’s Head Coach Jordan Ashton at 319-461-9023. Registration due by April 4th. It starts at 9am on April 8th.
March Madness is in the books and despite a resilient San Diego State team, UConn is the second #4 seed to win the national championship. It is also the Huskies 5th championship in school history. Tristen Newton led the Huskies in points with 19 on the night.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The Tiger softball team’s game against Clarke University has been canceled this afternoon.
The Tiger baseball team will take on Culver-Stockton today.
The Tiger golf teams finished up play in the Wildcat Classic yesterday and the men’s team stayed put and finished in 4th place. Brevin Wilson followed a strong day one with a better day two, shooting 13 over across the two days as he finished tied for 6th place. Trace White was the next Tiger as he finished tied for 14th shooting 19 over par. Culver-Stockton won the men’s side of things. Quincy won for the women with the Tigers also claiming 4th place. Aubrey Duncan and Michal Wohlleber stayed connected at the hip as they both shot 40 over par to finish tied for 12th place. The next event for the Tigers will be the SCC Invitational on April 10th.
The outdoor track and field teams are scheduled to compete at the Rittgers Invitational on April 7th at 10 am.
Iowa Wesleyan University Wrestling has experienced a lot of success in the last three years, especially on the women’s side of things. The Tigers have three wrestlers with the ability to compete at the World Championships or the Olympics. The three wrestlers looking to attend are Adaugo Nwachukwu, JoAnna Vanderwood, and Mia Palumbo. Head Coach Jake Kadel opted to establish a Tiger Wrestling Club through USA Wrestling and create a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the costs for these wrestlers to chase their dreams.
“We’re just trying to gain additional funds to help support that and their efforts because it’s been a goal for them to try and reach the World Championships again.” If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe there is a link in the article on kilj.com.
This Day in Sports History
1911 – Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests the idea of baseball MVP.
1948 – 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from 3rd base to home; it ends in a tie.
1983 – 45th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston, 54-52; Wolfpack win with buzzer-beating dunk by Lorenzo Charles off a desperation 30 foot shot from Dereck Whittenburg.