Sports, March 30th

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 today.

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

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

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ soccer team will face off against Central Lee tomorrow.

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

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

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 split their road doubleheader against Hannibal-LaGrange University. Game one went the Trojans way as they led after the first inning and took it 4-2. Jordan Lantz and Ivy Geerdes tallied the RBIs and Kara Kreiger notched a triple. But, the Tigers left 11 runners on base. Game two looked to go the Trojans way as well as Hannibal-LaGrange put up 7 runs in the first inning. But the Tigers would start chipping away as they would score at least one run an inning after the 2nd inning. Heading into the top of the 7th, the Tigers found themselves down 10 to 8. Aspyn Harrison would start the scoring by singling home Kreiger to cut the lead to one. Alexis Davis would give the Tigers the lead when she ripped a triple scoring Geerdes and Harrison to give the Tigers the final score of 11-10. The Tigers will face off against Culver-Stockton College today in a road doubleheader.

The Tiger baseball team competed in two drama filled contests with both games resulting in a win. In game one, the Tigers had plenty of opportunities to score as they left the bases loaded two times in the game, but they would score first with a Carlos Vicente solo home run in the third inning and a Julian Figueroa RBI double to make it 2 to 0. The Trojans would show off their patience at the plate over the next two innings working 7 walks and putting up 4 runs despite not registering a hit for any of the RBIs. It came down to the bottom of the 7th with the Tigers down 4 to 3, Sage Bonner and Gabriel Hernandez both singled to get runners on the corners. Holvin Catala was called on to come in and pinch hit. Catala produced by ripping the ball into centerfield scoring both runs to win in walk-off fashion, 5-4. Game two would take another comeback effort as the Tigers found themselves down 5 to 1 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. The Tigers then proceeded to score 7 runs as Vicente singled home 2 runs and Derek Marrufo knocked home two runs as well as the Tigers hung on to win 8-7. The Tigers will take on Culver-Stockton College on April 4th.

The Tiger golf teams will be competing at the Wildcat Classic on April 2nd at 9 am. Brevin Wilson will be joining us on Tiger Nation this morning 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

1925 – Stanley Cup Final, Patrick Arena, Victoria, BC: Victoria Cougars (WCHL) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 6-1 for a 3-1 series win; last non-NHL team to win the trophy.

1986 – 5th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Texas beats USC, 97-81; Longhorns’ Clarissa Davis MOP award; complete first undefeated season (34-0).

2001 – At 15 years, 9 months American swimmer Michael Phelps breaks 200m butterfly world record at the US World Championship trials at Austin, Texas; becomes youngest male to set a world mark.