Sports, October 1st

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers fell behind quick to the number four team in Class 4A, and the Iowa City Liberty Lightning did not let up as they kept scoring at will with the lethal passing attack leading to the final score of 68-6. Unfortunately, too many turnovers in the first half and a lack of consistency on offense highlighted the first half for the Panthers as the Lightning struck quick and often putting up 48 points in the first half and forcing three takeaways. The Panthers did have a nice 65-yard drive in the 3rd quarter that resulted in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Richtman to Garrett Cook, Richtman’s tenth touchdown pass of the season and the Panthers first touchdown in six quarters. The second half showed that this is a team that will never stop playing, something Coach Striegel promised the Panthers will do every game. It is Homecoming next week for Mt. Pleasant as they will host Burlington, Lomont Molding sponsors our coverage of Panther Homecoming. 

High School Football Scores

Grinnell 12, Keokuk 6

Mediapolis 42, Wilton 21

North Scott 46, Burlington 7

WACO 42, Lone Tree 17

Winfield-Mt. Union 60, Tri-County 0

Fairfield 53, West Burlington 7

Fort Madison 14, Clinton 13

High School Volleyball

New London went 1-1 at their own tournament as they defeated Winfield-Mt. Union 2 sets to 1 by scores of 16-21, 21-14, and 15-4. But, lost to Mid-Prairie in straight sets. The Tigers next game will be Thursday, October 6th, against Fort Madison

Winfield-Mt. Union went 2-2 today at the New London tournament as they defeated Louisa-Muscatine and English Valleys in straight sets, but the aforementioned loss to New London, and West Burlington defeated the Wolves in straight sets rounded out their day. 

West Burlington went 2-1 as they defeated Mid-Prairie earlier in the day along with Winfield-Mt. Union, but the rematch against Mid-Prairie went the Golden Hawks way as they won the third set 15-11. 

WACO’s next game will be October 4th at 7:30 pm against Winfield-Mt. Union.

Holy Trinity Catholic’s next game will be senior night when they host Central Lee on October 4th at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 4th, will be the start to the SEC Volleyball tournament hosted by Washington. Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield, Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Burlington will all be competing. 

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

An emotional Homecoming win for the Tiger football team as they move to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in conference play after defeating Mayville State University 42-38 in a back and forth affair. The first half belonged to the Comets as they held a 14-7 lead keeping the Tigers under 100 total yards and scoring a defensive touchdown. A fumble recovery deep in the Comet’s territory led to Iowa Wesleyan’s only score of the first half on a 3-yard touchdown run for Kameron Cole. The second half was a different story as the Tigers scored the next 21 points including a blocked punt by Jaydon Varnado who then recovered it in the endzone for a touchdown. The Comets did not let up as they took a 38-35 lead late in the game. The Tigers were down to their last play facing a fourth-and-three when AJ Moses took the ball and rumbled for 55 yards setting up Zach Chevalier to find JC Gill for a 14-yard touchdown pass to take the lead and the defense held the rest of the way. Chevalier tossed for 152 yards and one touchdown. It was the two-headed attack of Moses and Cole, as Moses rushed for 178 yards and a score while Cole went off for 81 yards and two scores. Parker Heidt added a touchdown on the ground, as well. Joseph Pace led the way in tackles with 9. Major Niccum had one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Izaiah Payne had 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as well. Jarius Evans tallied his first interception of the season. The Tigers will be at home Saturday, October 8th, to face off against Dickinson State University at 1 pm.

The Tiger volleyball team played tough but fell to St. Ambrose University in straight sets by scores of 25-21, 25-22, and 25-18. Malie DaMate led the team in kills with 7 and added 5 assists to her stat line. Leamaris Fuentes led the team in assists with 9. They will look to bounce back at home against Faith Baptist Bible College Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 pm.

The Tiger Women will be competing in the Knox Invite starting today, October 1st, and going until Sunday in Galesburg, Illinois. The Tiger Men will compete at the Central Invite October 3rd and 4th.

The women’s soccer team’s next game will be October 4th as they travel to clash with the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Eutectics at 4 pm, as they look to extend their win streak to three games.

The men’s soccer team looks to get back in the win column October 5th, when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University at 2 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1661 – Yachting begins in England as King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York in a yacht race from Greenwich to Gravesend.

1932 – Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5.

2004 – Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler’s 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262