High School Football
The WACO Warriors will play Newell-Fonda tomorrow, November 9th, at 1 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 12:45. Remsen St. Mary’s will play Lenox after the WACO game to decide who will play in the State Championship game.
The only team left in Mt. Pleasant’s district is North Scott as they will play Xavier at 7 pm on Thursday, November 10th.
The Mt. Pleasant football team held their annual football banquet Sunday night giving out awards to players from the Freshman, JV, and Varsity teams. The night was also an opportunity to pass the torch along from the seniors to the juniors to step up as the new leaders of the team. Coach Striegel was excited about the upcoming class.
Elementary Basketball Tournament
Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The men’s and women’s wrestling teams competed at the Luther Hill Invitational last weekend with the women finishing in 2nd place at the event. Alaina Sunlin, ranked 6th in her weight class, finished in 3rd place with her only loss of the day coming against Emma Cochran, who is ranked 5th. Faith Cole finished in 3rd place as she is ranked 9th in her weight class. Destiny Campbell, coming in ranked 15th in her weight class, beat the 8th ranked wrestler to earn 1st place. Adaugo Nwachukwu continued her dominance with a first-place finish with Emily Neumann finishing in 3rd in the same weight class. The women will be back in action at William Penn University at 7 pm on November 10th.
The men’s wrestling team finished in 8th place with Brent Ward and Isaac Boucher both finishing in 2nd place, and Lane Scorpil earning 4th place on the day. The men’s team will be wrestling tomorrow at 6 pm against St. Ambrose University and Cornell College.
The men’s basketball team will play Culver-Stockton College at home tonight, November 8th, at 7:30 pm.
The women’s basketball team’s next game will be tomorrow, November 9th, at home against Mount Mercy University at 5:30 pm. They are currently 2-1 on the season.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams will have Logan Lucas and Lily Garnsey run at the 2022 National Championship meet November 18th with the men running at 8:30 am and the women at 9:30 am. At the conference championship, the Champions of Character awards were given out for the Tigers with Kenny Tucker being the male recipient and Lily Garnsey the female recipient.
This Day in Sports History
1966 – Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP, first player to win MVP in both leagues.
1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs antitrust immunity to AFL-NFL merger.
1970 – Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63-yard field goal, instantly recognizable was his right foot — which he kicked with — as it was without toes and enclosed in a modified shoe. The record stood until 2013 when Matt Prater made a 64-yard field goal.