Sports, May 8th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting the state qualifying meet on May 11th.

Central Lee will travel to Tipton to compete in their state qualifying meet on May 11th.

WACO will host the Class 1A District 10 state qualifying meet as Danville, New London, and Winfield-Mt. Union will also be competing at the meet on May 11th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will host Fort Madison today.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to face off against Fort Madison tonight.

The WACO boys team will take on Wapello tomorrow, May 9th.

The Central Lee boys team will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tonight on the road.

The Central Lee girls team will take on Burlington Notre Dame today.

High School Golf

The Mt. Pleasant boys team’s next competition will be on May 10th for the 3A sectional meet.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in the SEC conference tournament on May 10th.

The boys teams of New London, Winfield-Mt. Union, Danville, and Holy Trinity Catholic will compete in the 1A sectional meet on May 10th.

The girls SEISC competition will be taking place tonight.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will compete at the District Meet today.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete at their singles and doubles regional assignment on May 10th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger baseball team took on the top seeded team in the Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) tournament this past weekend in Georgia Gwinnett College for game one and fell 14-0 in seven innings. Carlos Vicente notched two hits in the loss.

The Tigers still had a path to the championship but they would have to win their next two games. Iowa Wesleyan would jump on Florida National University early scoring four runs in the bottom of the first and stay on top winning 9-5. David Amaya doubled home the first run for the Tigers, it was also the first of four doubles that scored runs. Rylee Rankin, Vicente, and Froymer Ortega all notched an RBI double. Cauy Massner picked up the win on the mound.

Unfortunately, the Tigers season would end as Fisher College put up five runs in the bottom of the 9th to force extra innings where they would eventually win 11-10 after 11 innings. Carlos Vicente picked up a double and two RBIs. Derek Marrufo and Philip Guerrero each tallied two RBIs in the contest. Iowa Wesleyan finished with a 22-22 record and 3rd in the CAC.

The Tigers outdoor track and field teams competed at the Fighting Scots Invitational at Monmouth College over the weekend and the Tigers saw two first place finishers. Jabez Rivers grabbed the win in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.75 seconds and Logan Lucas finished in first in the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase. Daron Jackson took third in the long jump with a leap of 6.38 meters. KeRon Blackwell finished in second place in the high jump with a jump of 1.90 meters. The North Star Athletic Association Championships take place on May 11th.

This Day in Sports History

1936 – Jockey Ralph Neves was unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to the track.

1973 – Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs manager Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball’s first African American manager.

1994 – The Colorado Silver Bullets played their first game to become the first all-female professional baseball team to be officially recognized by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.