Sports, March 29th

High School Track and Field

The boys and girls teams of WACO, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, and Danville will compete at the Danville Relays tomorrow.

Mt. Pleasant will have its CO-ED meet tomorrow at 4:30 pm.

The Central Lee girls track and field team will be competing at the Mepo meet tomorrow.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ soccer team came out with the win in their first game of the season in comeback fashion as they took down Mediapolis 3-2. The Panthers will face off against Central Lee on March 31st.

WACO’s boy soccer team will start their season at home against Fairfield tomorrow.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Sigourney tomorrow.

High School Football

The Mt. Pleasant football team filled the head coaching vacancy with a Mt. Pleasant graduate, John Bowlin. Bowlin was at Iowa Valley High School for the past 15 years. Bowlin talked about his coaching philosophy heading into the fall season. You can listen to the full interview on KILJ’s SoundCloud.

Amateur Boxing

This weekend, over 60 Iowa amateur boxers will be competing in the first Golden Gloves Tournament since 2019. The event will take place in Iowa City with the first match scheduled for 6 pm.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team had their doubleheader against the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis canceled yesterday. They will take on Hannibal-LaGrange University today at 2 pm on the road.

The Tiger baseball team split their home doubleheader against William Woods University yesterday. Game one was a 10 inning 3-hour marathon between the Tigers and the Owls. William Woods struck for the first two runs of the game in the top of the second inning but Phillip Guerrero would single home Sage Bonner and Grant Yates would score on a wild pitch to tie the game. Froymer Ortega would give the Tigers the lead after a 2-run single in the 3rd inning and then score himself on an error. Phillip Guerrero would add another run when he singled home Holvin Catala, giving the Tigers a 6 to 2 lead. The Owls would then strike for four runs to force extra innings and it looked like the Tigers had won it in the bottom of the 8th inning when David Amaya hit a fly ball to right field that appeared to score Carlos Vicente, but the umpires ruled he had left the bag early ending the inning. William Woods would score 3 runs in the 10th inning to win the game 9-6. Game two was a different story as Cauy Massner tossed a complete game, striking out 10 batters while allowing only 2 runs. Vicente, Amaya, and Gabriel Hernandez each tallied an RBI as the Tigers took it 3-2. The Tigers will take on Hannibal-LaGrange University tomorrow at 3 pm.

The Tiger golf teams competed at the IW Tiger Classic and the men’s team finished tied for 4th place at 22 over with Waldorf University winning the event shooting 10 over par. Tate Nelson was the top finisher for the Tigers as he went 3 over par, which tied him for 6th place. Trace White finished tied for 12th with Brevin Wilson tying for 16th. The women grabbed 2nd place with Aubrey Duncan finishing in 1st place shooting 3 over on the day. Natalie Ames and Michal Wohlleber both tied for 11th. The Tigers will be competing at the Wildcat Classic on April 2nd at 9 am.

The outdoor track and field teams will compete at the Mustang Open on April 1st at 11:30 am.

This Day in Sports History

1976 – 38th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan, 86-68; first time 2 teams from same conference (Big Ten) play in title game.

1987 – PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Sandy Lyle of Scotland defeats Jeff Sluman on the 3rd hole of a sudden-death playoff to become the first international player to win the title.

1996 – Cleveland Browns choose new name for their relocated team – Baltimore Ravens.