Sports, March 8th

High School Track and Field

The Mt. Pleansant and Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ track and field teams competed at the Dickinson Relays yesterday and here are some of the results. Will Davidson placed in 42nd for the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 6 inches. Cam Buffinton claimed 7th place in the long jump, and Avin Truong took home 15th. Isaac Jerrel had a nice toss of 47 feet 11.25 inches in the shot put placing him in 11th for the Panthers. The 4×800 meter relay team of Jacob Richtman, Isaac Rynders, Ben Carthey, and Gabe Feldmann finished in 26th place with a time of 9 minutes and 1 second. Kohlby Newsom for the Wolves placed in 30th for the 1600 meter run with a time of 4 minutes 45 seconds and he claimed 23rd place in the 800 meter run. Keeping up with Winfield-Mt. Union, Gabriel Hemsworth raced his way to 15th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.83 seconds. Will Davidson finished in 2nd place for the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.39 seconds. Avin Truong had another top 25 finish this time in the 200 meter relay as he took home 24th. Lastly, the 4×400 meter relay team of Max Sloat, Will Davidson, Gabe Feldmann, and Jacob Richtman took home 17th place to end the meet.

Youth Basketball

March Madness 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 5th – 8th grade girls and boys will take place on March 18th and 19th. Please contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jordan Ashton for more details at 319-385-6307 or visit

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team had their season ended by Dordt University last night in the opening round of the NAIA women’s national tournament in 76-63 final. Isabell West led the way in points and reobunds as she collected a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Kyla Moore scored 16 points, while Maci Kuchta added 14 points in the effort as they combined for 7 three-pointers. Head Coach Steve Williamson talked about his team’s effort after the game. The Tigers finish with a 23-7 record and as conference champions.

The men’s basketball team ended their season in the opening round against Evangel University 65-58 yesterday. The Tigers had control in the first half leading 33 to 28, but the Tigers would struggle shooting from beyond the arc and kept sending the Valor to the foul line as Evangel University ended the night 24 for 29 from the free throw line. Gacoby Jones led the way in scoring for Iowa Wesleyan with 12 points. The Tigers end the season with a 27-3 record, the program’s most amount of wins in a single season and their first time being ranked since the 2011-2012 season.

The women’s wrestling team will be competing in the 2023 NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Championship which will take place on March 10th.

The Tiger baseball team faced off against the University of South Carolina Beaufort yesterday and fell 9-5. The Tigers had a 4 to 0 lead entering the bottom of the third inning but surrendered the 9 runs over the next four innings. Julian Figueroa had a phenomenal game as he went 4 for 4 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs. David Amaya added an RBI and also had a triple in the contest. The Tigers will have a rematch against the Sand Sharks today.

The Tiger softball team have now won back-to-back games as they defeated Rochester University in decisive fashion, 13-1. Kara Krieger and Aspyn Harrison did most of the damage offensively as they combined for 7 RBIs. Harrison had another terrific outing as she went all 5 innings allowing only 1 run and striking out 3. The Tigers will take on Suffolk University tomorrow morning at 11 am.

This Day in Sports History

1913 – MLB Federal League organizes with 6 teams, including the Chicago Whales, who built and played at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field); League folded after 3 seasons.

1936 – The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida..

2019 – US national women’s soccer team sue for equal pay by filing a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against United States Soccer Federation.