Sports, August 31st

Mt. Pleasant Volleyball

The Panthers fell at home to the Fairfield Trojans in straight sets. Each set was hard fought with the scores being: 25-23, 25-15, and 25-22. Trojan Sophomore, Lily Bergren, led the way in kills with 9, followed by senior Maggie Rayburn with 7. The Trojans next game will September 6th against Fort Madison at home. The Panthers will look to rebound against Albia tomorrow, September 1st.

Local Volleyball Scores

The New London Tigers won their first game of the season as they defeated North Mahaska in straight sets last night with scores of, 25-19, 25-15, and 25-19.

Holy Trinity Catholic lost to Burlington Notre Dame in the Wapello tournament Championship in two sets: 25-23 and 25-22. The Tigers and Crusaders will clash tomorrow, September 1st, at Holy Trinity Catholic at 7:30 pm.

WACO’s next game will be tomorrow, September 1st, against Hillcrest Academy. The Warriors come into the game with a 3-0 record with seniors Ellah Kissell and Grace Coble leading the team in kills with 16 apiece. Coble also leads the team in assists with 38.

Winfield-Mt. Union’s next game is Saturday, September 3rd, when the Wolves compete at the English Valleys Tournament. Melina Oepping leads the team in kills with 28, followed by Bradie Buffington with 27. Keely Malone paces the team with 96 assists.

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will be at home this Friday against the Washington Demon’s. The Panthers will be looking to get their first win of the season with Jacob Richtman under center as he tossed two touchdown passes last week. Coach Bennett and I will be on the call for this game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm, pregame will be at 7:15 pm.

The New London tigers will also be looking for their first win of the season at home this Friday when they clash with Tri-County, who is 1-0 after beating Twin Cedars last Friday. Reean Seberg leads the Tigers in rushing with 173 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.

WACO will be at home against HLV this Friday. The Warriors are led by seniors Isaac Oswald and Simeon Reichenbach. The Warriors won this matchup last year in a blowout win 41-13.

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to clash with Iowa Valley, who lost a close one last week 78 to 74. Two talented athletes highlight this matchup, with the Wolves touting Cam Buffington, who totaled 270 yards last week, while Iowa Valley has dual threat quarterback Evan Kearney who threw for 202 yards and rushed for 181 yards for a total of 9 touchdowns in the loss last week.

Fairfield’s next game is against Ottumwa. The combination of Tate Allen and Max Weaton will make it difficult for the Bulldogs to cover. Ottumwa defeated the Trojans 7-0 in last year’s matchup.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tigers Volleyball season starts off on the wrong foot with a home loss to Mount Mercy, 3-0. Too many errors highlight the game for the Tigers as they had 17 compared to Mount Mercy’s 9. Shea Scott led the team in kills with 5 and Malie DaMate led the team in assists with 4. Iowa Wesleyan is looking ahead to the Jimmy John’s Classic starting this Friday, September 2nd, with their first game scheduled against Graceland University at 1 pm. Head Coach, Ashley Baldassare, will be a guest on tomorrow’s Tiger Nation at 9 am.

Iowa Wesleyan Cross Country released their schedule yesterday with their first competition slated for Friday, September 2nd, at the Corridor Cross Country Clash. The Conference Championships is scheduled for November 4th in Lakeland, Florida. Faith Younce leads the women’s team as she finished seventh in conference last year and was named CAC Women’s Runner of the Week twice. The men’s team is led by Logan Lucas, who was named Second-Team All-Conference last season.

Men’s soccer has a game against William Penn tonight at 7:30 pm.

Today in Sports History

1881 – The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1968 – At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mike Powell set a record when he jumped 29’4―” in the long jump.

1969 – The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.