High School Football Recap
The Mt. Pleasant Panthers almost shocked everyone at Evans Field last Friday and pulled off the upset over the Burlington Grayhounds on Homecoming night, but the Panthers were a fingertip away and lost 41-33. Jacob Richtman threw for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns in the performance, with Carter Amos leading the way for receivers as he tallied 6 catches for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns. Payton Hagans had a monster comeback game with 156 total yards and a rushing touchdown. Cooper Kleinkopf had an interception and Jaden Bauer, Peyton Walker, and Bryce Wilson each had fumble recoveries for the defense. The Panthers move to 0-7 on the season and they will travel to play Clinton next Friday, October 14th, at 7:30 pm.
Winfield-Mt. Union’s playoff hopes took a hit last Friday as WACO dominated from the opening whistle, cruising to a 43-0 victory over the Wolves. Simeon Reichenbach could not be stopped on the ground as he rushed for 162 yards and 3 touchdowns in the effort, while Cam Buffington was limited to only 14 yards rushing. Winfield-Mt. Union is now 5-3 on the season, while WACO is still undefeated at 8-0.
New London handled business on senior night beating Lone Tree 58-21. Dom Lopez was perfect on the night throwing 7 passes for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns. Borden Pickle ran for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns in the performance. Lopez added 2 more touchdowns on the ground, with Blaise Porter and Reean Seberg each adding 2 touchdowns of their own. Evan Reed caught one of the touchdowns. The Tigers are now 5-3 on the season, fighting for the playoffs.
Washington 28, Keokuk 27
Mediapolis 28, Durant 8
Grinnell 42, West Burlington 0
Solon 45, Fairfield 25
North Scott 55, Clinton 7
Iowa City Liberty 49, Fort Madison 0
High School Volleyball
WACO went 3-2 at the Washington Tournament last Saturday after defeating Keota, Washington, and Tri-County in straight sets. However, the Warriors were defeated by Regina Catholic twice, the first match 2 sets to 1 and in straight sets the second match. Grace Coble tallied 80 assists over the 5 matches with Ellah Kissell finishing with 36 kills. The Warriors next game will be October 11th at 7:30 pm at home against Highland.
The New London Tigers competed at the Davis County Tournament last Saturday and defeated Keokuk and Davis County 2 sets to 1 in each match. The Tigers finish the regular season with a 21-9 record.
The Mount Pleasant Panthers went 1-2 at the Oskaloosa Tournament last Saturday. The Panthers lost in straight sets to Marshalltown, defeated Fairfield in straight sets, and Ottumwa edged them out 2 sets to 1, winning the third set 15-12. The Panthers will be participating in the SEC Tournament tomorrow, it is a continuation from last Tuesday.
Winfield-Mt. Union will be heading into their last game of the regular season against Wapello tomorrow, October 11th, the Wolves are 21-9 with a 7-0 district record.
Holy Trinity Catholic will be competing at the Mediapolis Tournament Thursday, October 13th.
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
Tiger volleyball had a very successful weekend as they went 2-1 after defeating Crowley Ridge College 3 sets to 1 by scores of 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, and 25-19 on Friday, then losing to Florida College in straight sets, and defeating Haskell Indian Nations University in an exciting 5 set match that ended with a final score of 15-12 in the last set on Saturday. Malie DaMate had a monster weekend totaling 30 kills and 51 assists in the three matches. Emma Lincoln also had a nice weekend tallying 24 kills in the three matches, Madison Saia had 22 kills, and Bethany Williams finished with 18 kills. The Tigers next game will be October 13th against Waldorf University at 7 pm on the road.
The Tiger football team falls to 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play as Dickinson State University defeated Iowa Wesleyan University 23-0. The Tigers were able to move the ball offensively against the Blue Hawk defense as they gained 367 total yards but could not hold on to the football as they surrendered 6 turnovers, 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles. One of those interceptions happened in the red zone to tie the game early in the first quarter. The Tiger defense held strong forcing 3 field goals, and getting 2 takeaways of their own, one interception by Jeremiah Pauling and one fumble recovery by Joseph Pace as it was forced by Jarius Evans. The Tigers will look to bounce back next Saturday, October 15th, as they face off with Valley City State University at 1 pm.
Men’s and women’s cross-country competed at the Seminole Valley Stampede over the weekend. The Tiger women were led by Faith Younce who ran a season best 21:36. Allison Morris was the next Tiger finishing with a season best of 22:15. Lilly Garnsey finished next, followed by Lidia Pamos, and Teya Hawkins whom each finished with season best times. The women finished in 16th out of 25 teams. The Tiger men were led by Logan Lucas, who ran a lifetime best of 27:35. Daron Jackson was the next Tiger to finish with his lifetime best of 28:50. Kenny tucker, Jabez Rivers, and Gannon McNamee also finished with lifetime bests. The men finished 19th out of 25 teams but broke two school records. They finished with the fastest total team time by almost 7 minutes and had a better team average time by over a minute. Both teams will be back in action October 14th to compete at the Indian Hills Invitational at 4 pm.
The Tiger women’s soccer team next game will be tomorrow, October 11th at Mediapolis High School where they will host William Penn University at 7 pm.
The men’s soccer team will travel to clash with Culver-Stockton College at 5 pm tomorrow, October 11th.
This Day in Sports History
1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.
1964 – NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.
2011 – Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers) hit the first-ever postseason walk-off grand slam to give the Rangers a 7-3 win. The win gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the ALCS over the Detroit Tigers.