Sports, April 5th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant and WACO will travel to Washington tomorrow, April 6th, to compete in the Demon Relays.

The girls teams of Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union, and New London will be traveling to West Burlington to compete in a meet. The boys teams of Danville and New London will also be making the trip to compete.

The Central Lee girls track and field team’s next meet will be the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays on April 11th and the boys will be competing at the Fairfield Meet on April 11th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls will travel to play Washington tomorrow, while the boys will be at home against the Demons.

WACO’s boy soccer team’s next game will be against Highland tomorrow.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Mediapolis on April 11th.

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union’s 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 tomorrow.

The Central Lee boys team will compete in the Van Buren County Meet on April 11th.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team’s next meet will be April 6th against Fort Madison.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will take on Fort Madison at home on April 6th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team’s next game will be at home tomorrow afternoon, April 6th, against Waldorf University with first pitch scheduled for 2 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 1:45 pm.

The Tiger baseball team will take on Hannibal-LaGrange University today on the road.

The Tiger golf team’s next event 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 created a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the costs for these wrestlers to chase their dreams.

“We had a commitment to our athletes that this was on the table and we signed them up, we got their flights and all that stuff ahead of time and now we don’t have our hotels, the food, and the traveling costs and all of that stuff for like the rental vans anymore. So, like I said, we’re just trying to raise some additional funds to help support those ladies and their endeavors to make those World Championships coming up.” If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe there is a link in the article on

Link: Tiger Wrestling Club, organized by Jacob Kadel

This Day in Sports History

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1989 – Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser’s consecutive scoreless streak of 59 innings ends.

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