Sports, Monday, April 26th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Girls’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Back on the Course:

The Mount Pleasant girls’ golf team is back on the links today following their second place finish in Oskaloosa last week.

This afternoon Kirby Booton’s group will take on Fairfield and top-ranked Washington at Washington Golf and Country Club.

Golfing will get underway today at 4:00 p.m.

Other golf today:

  • Wapello vs. Columbus at Cedar Crest Golf Course
  • Danville vs. Central Lee at Donnellson Golf Course
  • Highland vs. Winfield-Mount Union at Winfield Golf Course

Girls’ Tennis: Panthers Host Nikes at East Lake:

The Notre Dame Nikes will make the short drive north tonight for a nonconference tennis tilt against Mount Pleasant.

Tonight’s matches will be played at East Lake Park.

Action will get started at 4:30 p.m.

Other tennis today:

  • Maharishi vs. Keokuk (4:30 p.m.)

Boys’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Looks to Snap Skid:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ soccer team (1-7) will look to snap their six match losing skid tonight when they take on Keokuk on the road.

The Panthers last win came on April 8th against Keokuk in a 1-nil win.

Keokuk has last seven straight.

Dillon Malone leads Mount Pleasant offensively with three goals and four shots on goal while MJ Davis paces Keokuk’s forwards with three goals of his own.

Tonight’s match will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Calvert Stadium in Keokuk.

Other soccer tonight:

  • Notre Dame-West Burlington-Danville vs. Wapello (Boys and Girls)
  • Mid-Prairie vs. Columbus Community-Winfield-Mount Union

College Softball: Wesleyan Splits Doubleheader with Westminster:

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team split their weekend series with Westminster this weekend, winning game one 3-0, while falling in game two 8-2.

In game one, former New London ace Morgan Christener went the distance, scattering six hits and striking out eight.

Alex Eyman and Yessenia Munoz each had two hits for the Tigers while former Danville prep Ashley Pfadenhauer drove in a run.

In game two, a four run third inning propelled the Blue Jays to an 8-2 win.

Westminster added a run in the 4th, and two in the 5th to add on their lead.

Abby Dameron allowed 12 hits in five innings, yielding seven earned runs, striking out one.

Ivy Geerdes doubled and drove in one.

Iowa Wesleyan, now 4-8, was scheduled to take on Graceland this Wednesday — those games been cancelled to squeeze in conference bout with Webster University.

First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m.

Prep Sports: State Agrees on Mandated Summer Week Off:

Starting this summer, there will be a week off designated for family time for Iowa high school athletes, coaches, and those involved with music and speech.

The week of July 25th is designated as Family Week, so there will be no practices for athletes or participants in music and speech.

The state baseball tournament will go on as scheduled during the last week in July at Principal Park in Des Moines. Next year, IHSAA Director Tom Keating says the summer baseball and softball seasons will be starting in mid-May.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is cooperating with the boys athletic association in the Family Week program, he says, and the same goes for the Iowa High School Music Association.