Sports, August 22nd

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers football season starts this Friday on the road against the Fairfield Trojans. The Panthers are looking to avenge their 1-8 season last fall with Junior Payton Hagans looking to lead the team. KILJ will be on the call with Coach Bennett and I heading to Fairfield. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

New London Football

The New London Tigers fell to the Moravia Mohawks last Friday in a week zero matchup 38 to 26. The game featured two big defensive plays for the Tigers, including a fumble recovery deep in Mohawk territory and a safety to take a two-point lead into the 4th quarter. Overall, the game had four ties and two lead changes. Unfortunately, the Mohawk’s offense was too much, and they ran away with the game deep in the 4th quarter. Dom Lopez and Reen Seberg scored two touchdowns a piece and seniors Boden Pickle and Trent Wilkerson each had a sack. The Tigers next matchup will be against Tri-County on September 2nd at New London.

New London Volleyball

Tomorrow, August 23rd, the New London Tigers Freshmen/Sophomore Volleyball team will be competing in a 5 team round robin at New London High School. The other teams in attendance will be Danville, Burlington, West Burlington Notre Dame, and Winfield-Mt. Union. The Round Robin is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union’s Meet the Players is tonight, August 22nd from 5 to 7 pm. It will coincide with Back-to-School Supply Night, so player introductions will begin at 7 pm. There will also be a supper and kids carnival running throughout the scheduled time.

Winfield-Mt. Union Football

The Wolves scored points in a frenzy against Audubon their week zero opponent last Saturday. Star running back Cam Buffington went off for 273 yards and 5 touchdowns, while adding 11 tackles with an interception on the defensive side of things. Junior Cole Mills threw for 110 yards and a touchdown in the 68-36 victory. Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Moravia this Friday.

WACO Shines in Week 0 Matchup

WACO scored first and did not let go of the lead as they defeated Southeast Warren 42-20 Saturday evening. Isaac Oswald threw for 3 touchdowns on just 8 passes with Simeon Reichenbach rushing for 87 yards and 3 touchdowns of his own and added a 41-yard receiving touchdown. WACO, who was ranked 4th in the Des Moines Register’s preseason Top 10, will start their season at home against Springville.

Iowa Wesleyan Soccer

The men’s soccer team fell to North Iowa Area Community College yesterday, August 21st, 8 to 3. Their next home game is August 25th against St. Ambrose University.

The women’s soccer team will face off against North Iowa Area Community College today, August 22nd at 3 pm.

Iowa Wesleyan Fall Sports

Volleyball and Football being this Saturday for the Tigers as Volleyball will have a double header against Monmouth College and Knox College at 10:30 am and 12 pm, respectively, while the Tigers will get their football season under way against Tabor College at 1 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1950 – Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to be accepted into a national competition.

1951 – 75,052 people watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.

1989 – Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters.