Sports, October 12th

High School Volleyball

WACO celebrated senior night in style by defeating Highland in straight sets: 25-12, 25-14, and 25-14. Grace Coble led the Warriors in assists with 23, while Ellah Kissell tallied 10 kills and 2 serving aces. Marie Farmer had a good game as well with 7 kills and 4 serving aces. The Warriors are back in action October 17th to face off against Melcher-Dallas at home at 7 pm to start their journey in regional play.

Winfield-Mt. Union won their regular season finale against Wapello in straight sets, 25-22, 25-23, and 25-12. Melina Oepping led the team in kills with 10, followed by Bradie Buffington with 9. Keely Malone tallied 26 assists and Keetyn Townsley led the Wolves in digs with 23, while Lily Freeman totaled 4 blocks. The Wolves end the regular season with a 22-9 overall record with an 8-0 district record. They will play Twin Cedars October 17th at 7 pm at home to start regional play.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers went 0-2 yesterday at the second night of the SEC Conference Tournament, falling to Fairfield and Washington in straight sets. The Panthers start regional play next Tuesday, October 18th, when they travel to play Burlington.

Holy Trinity Catholic will be competing the at the Mediapolis Tournament tomorrow, October 13th.

High School Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers are looking for their first win of the season as they will travel to play Clinton this Friday, October 14th, at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame scheduled to start at 7:15.

WACO will be looking to spoil Tri-County’s senior night, looking to end the regular season with a perfect record. Kickoff scheduled for 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will be looking to bounce back at home this Friday against English Valleys at 7 pm, as they are still fighting for a playoff spot.

New London will be looking to end the season on a road win against HLV this Friday, game scheduled to start at 7 pm.

Other games in Mt. Pleasant’s district, Burlington will be celebrating senior night against Iowa City Liberty and North Scott will be on the road against Fort Madison, both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. Other games in the area, Washington will be at home against Fairfield and Keokuk will travel to play West Burlington.

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 Tiger women’s soccer team honored three seniors yesterday: Ingryd Lima, Cheleena Squibb, and Izela Avalos with a 1-0 victory over William Penn University. It did not take the Tigers very long to find the back of the net as Desire’ Adams found Bella Goodson in the 11th minute to score the game’s only goal. The Tigers are riding a 5-game winning streak with a 7-5 record on the season. Their next game in October 14th at 5 pm against conference foe Bellevue University, on the road.

The men’s soccer team got the offense rolling in the second half scoring two goals and shutting out Culver-Stockton College 2-0. It took until the 53rd minute for the game’s first goal with Thomas Mullen assisting Francisco Javier Saldana for his second goal of the season. In the 84th minute, Nixon Valencia added an insurance goal for his first of the season, assisted by Xavier Lozada. The Tigers are now 3-9-1 on the season and will be back in action October 14th against Bellevue University in a conference matchup at 7 pm in Cedar Rapids.

Tiger volleyball’s next game will be tomorrow, October 13th, against Waldorf University at 7 pm on the road.

Men’s and women’s cross-country will be back in action October 14th to compete at the Indian Hills Invitational at 4 pm.

The Tiger football team will look to bounce back Saturday, October 15th, as they face off with Valley City State University at 1 pm.

Tune in tomorrow at 9 am for Tiger Nation to hear from Jake Kadel, the head coach for men’s and women’s wrestling at Iowa Wesleyan University.

This Day in Sports History

1986 – Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

2002 – Ron Tugnutt (Dallas Stars) became the first NHL goalie to win a game for seven different teams.

2010 – The Texas Rangers won the first playoff series in franchise history when they defeated the Tampa Devil Rays.