Sports, October 3rd

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, Richman’s tenth touchdown pass of the season and the Panthers first touchdown in six quarters. 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

Winfield-Mt. Union dominated Tri-County winning 60-0. It done by committee as eight players ran with the ball and totaled 268 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns. Cole Milks threw for a touchdown and flashed the hands in the secondary returning an interception for a touchdown. Big matchup this Friday as the Wolves travel to play WACO.

Isaac Oswald tossed for 230 yards and 3 scores on the way for an easy win for the WACO Warriors over Lone Tree, 42-17. Simeon Reichenbach rushed for 125 yards and added 2 touchdowns on the ground.

New London crushed Iowa Valley 74 to 40 after scoring 38 points in the first half. The Tigers will be celebrating senior night this Friday against Lone Tree at 7 pm.

Grinnell 12, Keokuk 6

Mediapolis 42, Wilton 21

North Scott 46, Burlington 7

Fairfield 53, West Burlington 7

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 finished 2nd in pool play after defeating Louisa-Muscatine and English Valleys in straight sets but losing to New London in three sets. In the semifinals, West Burlington ended the Wolves’ day in straight sets. Senior Keetyn Townsley recorded her 1,000th dig in the first set of the West Burlington game. Bradie Buffington led the team in kills with 28, Keely Malone had 58 assists, and Townsley added 10 serving aces. Their next game will be tomorrow, October 4th, at 7:30 pm against WACO.

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

Tomorrow, 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 as well.

High School Cross Country

The Mount Pleasant boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams will be competing at Hillcrest Academy today.

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

A big second half for the Tiger football team led to an emotional Homecoming win 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 Tigers scored 28 points in the 3rd quarter after finding themselves down at halftime 14-7. A 2-yard rush by Parker Heidt gave the Tigers their first lead of the day and a Jaydon Varnado blocked punt and recovery in the endzone led to a two-possession lead over the Comets.  However, the Comets battled back and had a late lead with the Tigers at midfield with a fourth down. Then, AJ Moses found a hole and busted a 55-yard run down to the 3-yard line eventually leading to a 14-yard touchdown pass from Zach Chevalier to JC Gill with 1:10 left in the game and the defense held out. Coach Daniels had nothing for praise for his team after the game,

“I tell you what I’m so proud of our team, our players, our coaches because that pendulum was swinging back-and-forth all game our players and coaches did not give up. They’re the ones that make this program grow. I’m proud of them the way they practiced this week, how they bought into what we are building. 3-3, going to our next week, I’m on cloud nine right now.”

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 tomorrow, October 4th, at 7 pm.

The Tiger Women’s golf team finished in 4th place at the Knox Invite over the weekend. Aubrey Duncan finished in 7th with a two-day total of 175 followed by Michal Wohlleber who finished 8th overall with a total of 176. Sami Wibben finished tied for 15th, Natalie Ames tied for 24th, and Keelee Razee captured 30th. This is the end to the Tiger women’s fall schedule, they will be back on the course in March for the spring season.

The Men’s golf team will be competing in the Central Invite today with Tee time scheduled for 11 am.

The women’s soccer team’s next game will be tomorrow, 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

1974 – Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.

1989 – Art Shell became the first African American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders.

2012 – Miguel Cabrera achieved baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967. He led the league with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in the regular season.