Sports, October 15th

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers fell to district foe, the Clinton River Kings, 49-26 last night on the road. Both sides of the ball struggled early for the Panthers as Addison Binnie on the first play ran for a 65-yard touchdown and after a three-and-out by the Panthers offense, Binnie took the ball to the house on a 70-yard touchdown run. The Panthers first touchdown came late in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Payton Walker, but by halftime the score was 42-6. Jacob Rictman threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, a 5-yard pass to Carter Amos and a 25-yard pass to Garrett Cook. Zerek Venghaus, who had an excellent game on the ground, scored on a fullback dive at the 1-yard line. Next Friday, Mt. Pleasant will be on the road to take on North Scott. 

High School Football Scores

West Burlington 24, Keokuk 7 

Mediapolis 55, Louisa-Muscatine 7

North Scott 49, Fort Madison 14

WACO 42, Tri-County 10 

Winfield-Mt. Union 71, English Valleys 8

New London 72, HLV 14

Washington 35, Fairfield 28

Iowa City Liberty 29, Burlington 28

Centerville 44, Central Lee 7

High School Volleyball

Holy Trinity Catholic will be competing in the Knoxville Tournament today 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 women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Bellevue yesterday, moving to 1-1 in conference play. The Tigers next game will be against Viterbo University at 1 pm on October 16th at home.

The men’s soccer team struggled in their conference matchup against Bellevue as they lost 5-0 to the Bruins. They will look to bounce back against Viterbo University at home at 3 pm.

Men’s and women’s cross-country ran at the Indian Hills Invitational yesterday and the women’s team finished in 6th out of 11 teams, while the men finished in 7th out of 12 teams. November 4th, marks the 2022 Continental Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship for both teams.

The Tiger volleyball team lost to Cottey College in straight sets today: 25-23, 25-18, and 25-13. Madison Saia led the Tigers in kills with 7 on the match. The Tigers will look to bounce back October 18th at home where they will celebrate senior day against Stephens College at 6 pm.

The Tiger football team falls to 1-2  in conference play as Valley City State University shuts them out 32-0. Gavin Esquivel and Zach Chevalier combined for 143 passing yards but two interceptions. Additionally, the Tigers could only muster 34 rushing yards on the game. Gavin DePedro led Iowa Wesleyan in tackles with 11 and Jerimiah Pauling registered a sack. The Tigers will be back in action October 22nd as they travel to play Presentation College at 1 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1933 – Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0.

1979 – NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe as NHL’s all time top scorer.