Sports, October 14th

High School Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers are looking for their first win of the season as they will travel to play Clinton tonight, 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 tonight 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 tonight, 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, Keokuk will travel to play West Burlington, and Central Lee will travel to play Centerville all of them scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

High School Cross Country

The Mount Pleasant Panthers ran the Southeast Conference Cross Country Meet at Fairfield last night. The girls team finished in 4th place in the 5K run with a total time of 1:54:51. Emma Welcher was the top finisher for the Panthers with a time of 21:42 that placed her in 11th place. Isabelle Meador was next as she finished in 20th with a time of 22:36. Audrey Lord finished in 29th, Aliya Graber in 33rd, Ella McNamee in 36th, Jayden Housh finished in 41st, and Natalie Parrot rounded out the day for the Panthers in 48th.  Washington was the top team with Avery Rump of Fort Madison finishing in 1st with a time of 19:56. In the girls 3200-meter run, Mt. Pleasant finished in first with a time of 1:09:18. Charley Huebner, Isabella Dodds, and Quintrie Lee finished in the pole positions, respecitvely, with Huebner running the top time of 13:09. Linzy Striegel, Jayden Yoder, and Pru Callaway finished in 9th, 10th, and 11th, respectively.

The boy’s team for the 5K race finished in 4th out of 6 teams with a time of 1:32:12. Ben Carthey and Jude Dykstra both ran great races finishing in the top 10 with Carthey finishing in 2nd with a time of 17:04 and Dykstra running a time of 17:51, which gave him 8th place. Tyler Johnson and Jonathon Hough finished in 24th and 25th, respectively. Coleman Mowery finished in 29th, Isaac Rynders in 31st, Gabe Feldmann in 34th, and Ben Meador and Gavin Slagel finished in 41st and 42nd, respectively. Washington had the best team time and top runner with Micah Rees running a 16:40. For the 3200-meter run, Jalen Tolander was the top finisher for the Panthers in 18th place with a time of 13:37. Oliver Rynders was next in 21st, and Asher Vine and Kyler Copeman rounded out the day for the Panthers finishing in 42nd and 43rd, respectively. Both teams will be competing at Washington for the 3A District Cross Country race.

High School Volleyball

Holy Trinity Catholic will be competing in the Knoxville Tournament tomorrow before they get ready for their first game of the Regional on October 17th, against Wayne at 7 pm.

The WACO Warriors will be back in action October 17th to face off against Melcher-Dallas at home at 7 pm to start their journey in the regional playoffs.

Winfield-Mt. Union will play Twin Cedars October 17th at 7 pm at home to start regional play.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers start their postseason next Tuesday, October 18th, when they travel to play Burlington.

New London will be going against Hillcrest Academy Monday, October 17th, at 7 pm to start their journey through regionals.

Burlington Notre Dame gets a first-round bye to start their regional play as they chase for their 3rd state championship in a row. Central Lee will play Davis County to open their regional play October 17th at 7 pm.

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 volleyball team fell in straight sets to Waldorf last night by scores of 25-17, 25-20, and 25-11. Bethany Williams led the Tigers in kills with 6 on the night. Malie DaMate led the team in assists with 9 and tallied 4 kills. The Tigers are now 4-17 with a 2-1 conference record as they will be competing tomorrow in a Tri Match with game one starting at 12 pm against Manhattan Christian College and game two scheduled for 2 pm against Cottey College.

The women’s soccer team’s next game is tonight at 5 pm against conference foe Bellevue University, on the road.

The men’s soccer team will be looking for back-to-back wins tonight against Bellevue University in a conference matchup at 7 pm in Cedar Rapids.

Men’s and women’s cross-country will be running today as they compete at the Indian Hills Invitational at 4 pm.

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

This Day in Sports History

1945 – The Chicago Cardinals ended the longest losing streak in NFL history. The team had lost 29 consecutive games.

1984 – George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.

2000 – Neil Parry had his right leg severely broken while playing on kickoff coverage during a game at UTEP. Nine days later his lower leg was amputated. Three years later he returned to football on one play with a prosthetic leg.