Sports, April 6th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant and WACO will travel to Washington today 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 today. 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 tonight, while the boys will be at home against the Demons.

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

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 today.

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 tonight against Fort Madison.

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

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team’s next game will be at home this 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 crushed Hannibal-LaGrange University yesterday 16-3. The Tigers had 5 players tally multiple RBIs in the contest. David Amaya led the way as he went 5 for 6 with five RBIs and a double. Sucre Guzman tallied three RBIs. Carlos Vicente, Julian Figueroa, and Sage Bonner all had two RBIs with Bonner and Guzman each collecting a triple in the game. Joey Withers pitched 7 innings, letting go two runs and striking out four batters. The Tigers face off against Crowley;s Ridge College tomorrow at 1 pm.

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 tomorrow, 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. The GoFundMe has exceeded its goal of $10,000 and Coach Kadel wanted to extend his gratitude.

“No, just wanted to say thank you for everybody’s support. Obviously, this is a super tough time for a lot of people and it’s just not a good situation overall, but we kind of make the most of it and move forward. So, everyone’s support is much greatly appreciated and can’t thank everybody enough for everything they’ve done for us as a program, as a whole.” 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

1973 – Roberto Clemente Day, Pittsburgh Pirates retire his #21.

1980 – Gordie Howe completes a record 26th NHL season.

1996 – American baseball player Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game.