Sports, May 9th

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 was able to fend off Fort Madison late in the game to come out on top 3-2. Elly Manning led the Panthers with two goals with Charice Auwerda picking up a goal and an assist. The Panthers will travel to take on Burlington Notre Dame on May 11th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team fell to Fort Madison last night 11-2 on the road. Down 3-0 at halftime, the Panthers attempted to become more aggressive offensively and Fort Madison jumped at the opportunity. Dylan White converted both goals for Mt. Pleasant. The Panthers will take on Burlington Notre Dame on May 11th on the road.

The WACO boys team will take on Wapello tonight.

The Central Lee boys team lost to Burlington Notre Dame last night 2-1. Hunter Lillie scored both goals for the Nikes.

The Central Lee girls team ended up on the losing end of their contest with Burlington Notre Dame 5-2. Aburee Boyd netted one for the Hawks. The Class 1A Region 3 contest for Central Lee will be against Mid-Prairie on May 17th.

High School Golf

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

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in the SEC conference tournament tomorrow.

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

The conference champion for the girls Southeastern Iowa Super Conference is New London after shooting a 355; Highland took 2nd place with Louisa-Muscatine in 3rd. Winfield-Mt. Union finished in 5th place. Alli Humphreys led the way for the Wolves with a 107 for the course. New London will host the Regional on May 12th with Winfield-Mt. Union also in competition.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant boys team competed at their District meet yesterday and Xavier took 1st and 2nd place in the singles and 1st place in doubles. Fairfield’s Garrett Flanagan and Jace Hannes took 2nd place. In doubles for the Panthers, Jake Ensminger and Owen Vansickle won their first round matchup 6-2 and 6-1 but fell in the second round. Gavin Ross and Phoenix Watson were eliminated in the first round. In singles, Tim Cam fell in the first round. Elliot Cook moved on to the second round but fell to the eventual District champion Charlie Legrand of Xavier. The Panthers will take on Marion in their Substate meet on May 12th.

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

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger baseball team took third place in the CAC tournament and had two members named to the All-Tournament team. Cauy Massner tossed seven quality innings allowing four runs and striking out six batters in their win against Florida National University. Carlos Vicente earned a spot on the team after notching six hits (0.375 batting average), which included three doubles, and tallied 3 RBIs in their three games.

The Tigers outdoor track and field teams will compete at the North Star Athletic Association Championships taking place on May 11th.

This Day in Sports History

1975 – Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 meters (‘unofficial’ world record, due to his professional status) in El Paso, Texas.

1987 – Oriole Eddie Murray is the first to switch hit home runs in 2 consecutive games.

2018 – Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton – most goals (105), most points (97), and most wins (31).