Sports, October 4th

High School Cross Country

The Mount Pleasant boy’s and girl’s cross-country teams competed at Hillcrest Academy yesterday. The boys team placed 5th out of 8 teams with a time of 1:34:50. Ben Carthey led the way for the Panthers finishing in 6th with a time of 17:21. Jude Dykstra was the next finisher for the Panthers with a time of 18:39 giving him 20th. Tyler Johnson and Jonathan Hough finished in 31st and 32nd, respectively. Coleman Mowery captured 35th, Gabe Feldmann finished in 38th, and Isaac Rynders finished in 40th. Chase Lauman helped Pella to a first-place finish by running the top time of 16:31.

The girls team captured 4th out of 6 teams with a total time of 1:56:35. Isabelle Meador was the top runner for the Panthers with a time of 21:54 that was good enough for 9th place. Alexis Wagner and Audrey Lord were the next finishers at 20th and 21st, respectively. Ella McNamee and Aliya Graber finished back-to-back in 29th and 30th. Jayden Housh rounded out the day for the Panthers finishing in 32nd.

Mt. Pleasant JV Football

The Panthers defense showed up last night at home against Columbus Junction posting a shutout led by Cooper Kleinkopf who had 4.5 tackles. The offense was no slouch either as the Panthers ran for 232 yards with Landon Seymour and Drake Biesler finding the endzone. Additionally, Cooper Coleman was terrific throwing the football as he tallied 154 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Payson Coleman, William Birdsell, and Phoenix Watson each had a touchdown. The JV Team is now 3-0 on their season and they travel to play the Burlington Greyhounds October 10th at 6 pm.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are celebrating Homecoming this Friday, October 7th, against the Burlington Greyhounds. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm with pregame to start at 7:15, here on KILJ.

Winfield-Mt. Union is in a big matchup this Friday as the Wolves travel to play WACO. The Wolves come into the game with a 5-2 record, while the Warriors are still undefeated at 7-0. The game is scheduled to start at 7 pm.

The New London Tigers will be celebrating senior night this Friday against Lone Tree at 7 pm.

In Mount Pleasant’s district, North Scott is at home against Clinton, and Fort Madison will be traveling to play Iowa City Liberty, both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. In other area games, Fairfield hosts Solon and Washington travels to play Keokuk, both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

High School Volleyball

Winfield-Mt. Union travels to WACO to face off against the Warriors tonight in a rematch from earlier in the season when the Wolves won in straight sets. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

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

The SEC Volleyball tournament hosted by Washington begins tonight. Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield, Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Burlington will all be competing as well.

The New London Tigers next game will be Thursday, October 6th, against Fort Madison.

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’s game tonight against Faith Baptist Bible College was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. They will be in action this Friday and Saturday when they travel to participate in CAC Classic where they will have 5 matches in 2 days.

The Men’s golf team will be competing in day 2 of the Central Invite today with Tee time scheduled for 9 am.

The women’s soccer team’s next game will be tonight 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 tomorrow, October 5th, when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University at 2 pm.

The Tiger football team will be at home Saturday, October 8th, to face off against Dickinson State University at 1 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1895 – The first U.S. Open golf tournament took place in Newport, RI. Horace Rawlins, 19 years old, won the tournament.

1987 – NFL owners used replacement personnel to play games despite the player’s strike.

2001 – Rickey Henderson (San Diego Padres) scored his 2,246th career run to break Ty Cobb’s major league record.