Sports, March 31st

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant will be competing at Williamsburg’s Co-Ed Invitational on Tuesday, April 4th.

New London will be competing at the WACO relays on April 4th.

Danville and Winfield-Mt. Union will be competing at the Dave Aamodt Relays on April 4th.

The Central Lee girls track and field team will be competing at the Fairfield Track Meet on April 4th and the boys will be competing on April 6th at the Pekin Invitational.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ and boys’ soccer teams had their game with Central Lee tonight postponed to April 21st due to the inclement weather.

WACO’s boy soccer team held their own in the first half but ultimately fell to Fairfield 3-0. The Warriors next game will be April 3rd against Washington.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team moves to 0-2 on the season after falling to Sigourney 3-0 last night.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls were swept by Davis County in their first match of the season. Victoria Smith and Bethany Drury each won 3 sets in their respective games. Their next meet will be against Keokuk on April 3rd at home.

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. Registration due by April 4th. It starts at 9am on April 8th.

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 dropped both of their games to Culver-Stockton yesterday on the road. In game one, Ivy Geerdes knocked in the lone run of the day on a single in the fourth that scored Julia Hill. Aspyn Harrison had a solid outing in the circle as she went 6 innings allowing only 3 hits, striking out 7, and only 1 of the 2 runs were earned. Kara Krieger had the lone extra base hit for the Tigers with a double. Game two was called after 5 innings as the Wildcats had a big fourth inning and put up 7 runs to walk away with the 10-1 win. Geerdes again had the lone RBI on a 3rd inning single, scoring Harrison. Harrison also notched a double in the losing effort. The Tigers next game will be at home on April 4th against Clarke University. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 1:45 pm.

The Tiger baseball team 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 joined us on Tiger Nation yesterday and he talked about how important Iowa Wesleyan is to him.

The outdoor track and field teams will compete at the Mustang Open tomorrow at 11:30 am.

This Day in Sports History

1923 – First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners.

1986 – 48th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke, 72-69; first tournament to use a shot clock (initially set at 45 seconds).

1991 – 10th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia, 70-67; first overtime win in the NCAA’s 10-year history.