Sports, April 7th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant competed in the Demon Relays yesterday and here’s how the boys fared at the meet. Gabe Feldmann picked up five points in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.8 seconds. Ben Carthey grabbed four points in the 800 meter run. Will Davidson won the 110-meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles. The team of Feldmann, Ben Carthey, Jacob Richtman, and Mason Sloat finished in 3rd for the 4×400 meter relay. The Panthers finished in 2nd place in the distance medley (Garrett Cook , Payson Coleman, Mason Sloat, and Gabe Feldmann) and the 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle (Gavin Kerr, Avin Truong, Jacob Richtman, and Will Davidson). Isaac Jerrel threw the shot 49 feet 9 inches to claim second place. The boys team finished in 4th place with 94 points. Prairie won the meet with 163 points.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team finished in 3rd place with 109.5 points on the day with Mid-Prairie winning the meet with 130 points. Andi Scott picked up a third place finish in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. With a time of 1 minute 5 seconds, Elsie Lange took second in the 400 meter dash and 3rd in the long jump. Rellana Van Deuren won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute 14 seconds. The team of Bailey Jalas, Tristan Shull, Courtney Raub, and Andi Scott took second in the 800 sprint medley. Ella Ensminger won the shot put with a throw of 36 feet 5.5 inches. In discus, Savannah Slobodnik took first place with a heave of 99 feet 8 inches.

WACO competed at the Demon Relays with the girls team finishing with 9.5 points and the boys taking 8th out of 9 teams. Zoey Dennler took third place in the 400 meter hurdles and the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team scored 3.5 points with a time of 1 minute 20 seconds (Ally Rinner, Paige Shull, Morgan Leichty, and Dennler). Simeon Reichenbach took 3rd in the 110 meter hurdles and Mason Miller claimed 3rd place in the high jump.

WACO will be traveling to Lone Tree to compete in a meet on April 10th.

The boys teams of Danville and Winfield-Mt Union will travel to Wapello to compete in a meet on April 11th.

The girls teams of Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, Mt. Pleasant, and Central Lee will be competing in the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays on April 11th.

The Central Lee boys will be competing at the Fairfield Meet on April 11th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls had their second overtime game of the season go to penalty kicks as Washington got the edge to win the match 3-2. Charice Auwerda scored a goal on a Tori Wilson assist. Wilson would then find the back of the goal herself after an Aurora Hummell assist in the first half. Eli Heaton collected 5 saves on the night. The Panthers will be at home on April 10th against Keokuk.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team fell to 1-1 on the season as Washington scored early and did not let their foot off the pedal winning 5-0. Rudy Ruiz Motta had 7 saves in the game and Moroni Sanchez led the team on shots on goal with two. The Panthers will face off against Keokuk on April 10th on the road.

The WACO boy soccer team celebrated their first win on the season in a 1-0 final against Highland last night. The Warriors will host Wapello on April 10th.

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 boys team traveled to Fort Madison to compete in a meet with their top golfer being Nate Dismang with a round of 42. Nick Matheney shot a 46, followed by Reece Coffman with a round of 47. After two rounds, Washington holds the conference lead, while Mt. Pleasant sits behind Fort Madison in 4th place.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will travel to face off in the Fort Madison golf meet on April 10th with the boys going to Keokuk for a conference meet the same day.

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

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team fell to Fort Madison 8-1 yesterday. Audrey Richmond won her first varsity match after taking down Madelyn Gobble 8 to 4. Bethany Drury was involved in two close matches, one in singles the other in doubles, and came up just short in both 9 to 7. The Panthers will take on Fairfield on April 10th at home.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team moved to 3-0 on the season after sweeping Fort Madison yesterday. Every singles match had at least one set that resulted in a shutout. Every singles player for the Panthers remains undefeated on the season. They’ll travel to face off against Fairfield on April 10th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team took both games of their doubleheader against Waldorf University yesterday. In game one, it was the pitching of Aspyn Harriosn that led the way as she went all 7 innings allowing only one run on four hits and striking out six, including five in the last three innings. Nicole Shirrell, Alexis Davis, Jordan Lantz, and Karoline Stratton all picked up RBIs in the contest. In game two, the Tigers found themselves down 3 to 1 in the bottom of the third inning, when Lantz hit an RBI double to cut it to a one run lead, followed by Gracie Jevyak collecting two RBIs on her own double. Jordan Morthland picked up the win as she struck out two in six innings of work. The Tigers will travel to face off against William Penn on April 11th with game one at 4 pm.

The Tiger baseball team will face off against Crowley’s Ridge College this afternoon.

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 today.

This Day in Sports History

1943 – NFL adopts free substitution rule; helmets made mandatory and 10-game schedule for all teams approved.

1979 – Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0, becoming with his brother Bob Forsch the only MLB siblings to accomplish the feat.

2018 – Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks & Florida Panthers 1993-94.