Sports, August 25th

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers football season starts tomorrow, August 26th, on the road against the Fairfield Trojans. The Panthers are looking to avenge their 1-8 season last fall with senior quarterback Jacob Richtman leading the offense. KILJ will be on the call with Coach Bennett and I heading to Fairfield. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

Mt. Pleasant Volleyball

The Panthers will be participating in a volleyball tournament today, August 25th with the host school being Ottumwa. The other school that will be in attendance is Davis County.

The Panthers first home game will be September 1st against Albia. The game will start at 7 pm.

High School Football

A preview for this week of football, WACO will be at home tomorrow, August 26th, as they clash with Springville at 7 pm. WACO made it to the Quarterfinals last fall, and they tout a very talented team this year with seniors Isaac Oswald and Simeon Reichenbach. They both showed out in the teams Week Zero matchup as Oswald tossed three touchdown passes, while Reichenbach did him one better, running for three touchdowns and receiving one.

Winfield-Mt. Union will be traveling to face off against the Moravia Mohawks with kickoff set for 7 pm. The Wolves will be leaning on Cam Buffington as he rushed for 275 yards and 5 touchdowns last Saturday in their Week Zero matchup against Audubon. The Mohawks defeated the New London Tigers last Friday in a close game, 38 to 26.

The New London Tigers originally did not have a game scheduled for this Friday as Calamus-Wheatland had to cancel their Varsity season, but the Tigers will now be traveling to play Clarksville High School this Friday. The game is scheduled for 7 pm.

Additionally, Keokuk will be defending their home turf against Fort Madison at 7:30 pm, while Washington faces off against Burlington at the same time, and Mediapolis will face off against Wapello at home.

Iowa Wesleyan Fall Sports

Volleyball and Football begin 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. It is the first ever meeting between the two teams. The game will be broadcasted on KILJ. Head Coach, MD Daniels, will be a guest on today’s Tiger Nation.

The Women’s soccer team home opener is August 27th against St. Mary of the Woods. Last year’s Women’s team was the first Iowa Wesleyan team to make it to the postseason in their return to the NAIA.

The Men’s team will have to wait until September 4th to play in front of their home fans when they clash with Clarke University. They start their season today, August 25th, on the road to face off against St. Ambrose University.

Hunter Education Class

The State is once again offering a local Hunter’s Education Class.  The class will be held tonight and Saturday.

This Day in Sports History

1922 – Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game

1985 – Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher to win 20 major league baseball games in a season.