Sports, March 24th

High School Track and Field

The Steve Roth Relays started off the outdoor track season for the boys and Mediapolis finished with the most points with 171.

Here’s how the Panthers fared at the meet. Avin Truong grabbed two points for his 11.63 time in the 100-meter dash. Will Davidson took 1st in the 200-meter dash that captured the Panthers 10 points. In the 1600-meter, Ben Carthey finished with a time of 4 minutes 54 seconds, which gave the Panthers a point. Davidson took second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.74 seconds. The team of Gabe Feldmann, Jacob Richtman, Isaac Rynders, and Ben Carthey grabbed 4 points in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 8 minutes 47 seconds. In the 800-meter medley, the team of Landen Seymoure, Garrett Cook, Payson Coleman, and Mason Sloat ran a time of 1 minute 43 seconds, which got them 4 points. Isaac Jerrell finished in 2nd place with a heave of 49 feet 5.5 inches in the shot put and 8th place in the discus with a throw of 122 feet 5 inches. The Panthers finished with 42 points as a team.

For Winfield-Mt. Union, Abram Edwards finished with a time of 25.54 seconds in the 200-meter dash, which got him 4 points. Kohlby Newsom grabbed 10 points for the Wolves in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 8 seconds. Gabriel Hemsworth grabbed 6 points in the 110-meter hurdles and 10 points in the 400-meter hurdles. The team of Cole Milks, Abram Edwards, Eli Miller, and Cam Buffington for the 4×100 meter relay ran a time of 46.03 seconds, which got them 8 points. Edwards and Carter Loyd jumped 5 feet 6 inches in the high jump and Cam Buffington leaped 20 feet 10 inches to take 1st in the long jump. The Wolves grabbed 87 points.

Simeon Reichenbach earned 8 points in the 110-meter hurdles for WACO. The team of Isaac Oswald, Gage Samo, Clayton Miller, and Simeon Reichenbach took 1st in the 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle. Lastly, Oleh Shtefanchuk took 1st in discus with a throw of 141 feet 2.5 inches. The Warriors finished with 54 points.

Ashton McCane finished in 1st for the 400-meter dash for Danville with Kessler Whaley taking 2nd place. Jackson Shacklett finished in 2nd place for the 800-meter run. Carter Fesler also took 1st place in the 3200 meter run. Spencer Nelson also notched a 2nd place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. Lastly, the Bears had two teams finish top 2 with the team of Ayden Boyle, Nelson, Whaley and McCane finishing in 1st place in the 4×400 meter relay and the team of Jaden Bauer, Landon Siebert, Byers Nealey, Carter Fesler took 2nd place in the distance medley. The Bears finished with 89 points, which was tied for 6th overall.

The girls will be competing at Burlington Notre Dame on March 28th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ soccer season will begin on March 28th against Mediapolis on the road.

WACO’s boy soccer team will start their season at home against Fairfield on March 30th.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Keokuk on March 27th as the Hawks start their season on the road.

Youth Basketball

The next event will be the Easter Weekend 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 3rd graders through adults. For a registration form, contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896 or Iowa Wesleyan’s Men’s Head Coach Jordan Ashton at 319-461-9023. The entry fee will be $60 per team, with prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Registration is due by April 4th and it starts at 9am on April 8th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team will take on the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis on March 28th in a home doubleheader with game one at 1 pm.

The Tiger baseball team will take on William Woods University on March 28th for a home doubleheader with game one at 3 pm.

The women’s golf team will have their home opener on March 27th at the Purple Cup.

The men’s golf team will be competing at the Jim Wetherbee Invitational in Galesburg, Illinois tomorrow, March 25th, and March 26th for the season opener. Head Coach Kurt Moon joined us on Tiger Nation yesterday and talked about the expectations heading into their first meet,

“You know there’s a lot of unknowns, but I look at last year’s scores and we just try to improve on that. Everybody was here a year ago on the men’s side except two players, so they’ve all got experience on that course.”

The outdoor track and field season will be getting underway at the Viking Relays tomorrow at 10 am.

The ballots are open for the first USA Wrestling Women’s College Wrestler of the Year Award and Adaugo Nwachukwu is one of the six finalists. Nwachukwu finished the year with a 31-0 record, as the Heart of America Conference champion, 2023 NAIA champion at 136-pounds, and as NAIA Outstanding Wrestler of the Year. In a year of domination, 29 of her matches were finished by pin or tech fall. Voting ends on March 27th at 8 am, just follow this link to cast your vote:

This Day in Sports History

1936 – Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0, in 16:30 of the 6th period of OT; record Stanley Cup playoff game lasts 9 periods (176 minutes).

1974 – 36th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette, 76-64; Wolfpack first title; first tournament officially designated as a Division I championship.

2019 – 2-time American League MVP Mike Trout signs the biggest contract in North American sports history, a $426.5 million, 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.