Sports, October 8th

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers almost shocked everyone at Evans Field last night and pulled off the upset over the Burlington Grayhounds on Homecoming night, but the Panthers were a fingertip away and lost 41-33. Burlington scored the first 19 points of the game, but the Panthers battled back forcing 3 takeaways in the 2nd quarter and scoring 20 points, off of rushing touchdowns by Payton Walker and Zerek Venghaus and a passing touchdown from Jacob Richtman to Carter Amos, his first of the season. Unfortunately, the Grayhounds responded by scoring two touchdowns in the second half. Payton Hagans, who had been out the last two weeks, scored a touchdown from 6-yards out with 6:31 left in the fourth quarter. The Panther defense couldn’t get a stop and Burlington scored with 1:41 left in the game making it a 15-point game. However, the Panthers were not out yet as Richtman connected with Amos again for a 45-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 8. The ensuing onside kick was recovered by the Panthers and they marched the ball down the field and with less than 10 seconds on the clock had one more play left. Looking for the endzone to Wyatt Woodsmall, a Grayhound defender was able to get his hand in the passing lane and knock the ball away with 4.4 seconds to go, final 41-33. The Panthers move to 0-7 on the season and they will travel to play Clinton next Friday, October 14th, at 7:30 pm.

High School Football Scores

Washington 28, Keokuk 27

Mediapolis 28, Durant 8

North Scott 55, Clinton 7

WACO 43, Winfield-Mt. Union 0

New London 58, Tri-County 21

Solon 45, Fairfield 25

Iowa City Liberty 49, Fort Madison 0

Grinnell 42, West Burlington 0

High School Volleyball

WACO went 3-2 at the Washington Tournament today after defeating Keota, Washington, Tri-County in straight sets. However, the Warriors were defeated by Regina Catholic twice, the first match 2 sets to 1 and in straight sets the second match. Grace Coble tallied 80 assists over the 5 matches with Ellah Kissell finishing with 36 kills. The Warriors next game will be October 11th at 7:30 pm at home against Highland.

Winfield-Mt. Union will be heading into their last game of the regular season against Wapello on Tuesday, October 11th, the Wolves are 21-9 with a 7-0 district record.

Holy Trinity Catholic will be competing in the Pella Tournament today, October 8th.

The New London Tigers will be competing in the Davis County Invitational today.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers will be participating in an Invitational hosted by Oskaloosa today. Play is scheduled to start at 9 am.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

Tiger volleyball had a very successful weekend as they went 2-1 after defeating Crowley Ridge College 3 sets to 1 by scores of 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, and 25-19 on Friday, losing to Florida College in straight sets, and defeating Haskell Indian Nations University in an exciting 5 set match that ended with a final score of 15-12. Malie DaMate had a monster weekend totaling 30 kills and 51 assists in the three matches. Emma Lincoln also had a nice weekend tallying 24 kills in the three matches, Madison Saia had 22 kills, and Bethany Williams finished with 18 kills. The Tigers next game will be October 13th against Waldorf University at 7 pm on the road.

The Tiger football team falls to 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play as Dickinson State University defeated Iowa Wesleyan University 23-0 this afternoon. The Tigers were able to move the ball offensively against the Blue Hawk defense as they gained 367 total yards, but could not hold on to the football as they surrendered 6 turnovers, 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles. One of those interceptions happened in the red zone to tie the game early in the first quarter. The Tiger defense held strong forcing 3 field goals, and getting 2 takeaways of their own, one interception (Jeremiah Pauling) and one fumble recovery by Joseph Pace (forced by Jarius Evans). The Tigers will look to bounce back next Saturday, October 15th, as they face off with Valley City State University at 1 pm.

The men’s cross-country team finished in 19th out of 25 teams and the women’s cross-country team finished in 16th out of 25 teams today at the Seminole Valley Stampede.

The Tiger women’s soccer team next game will be October 11th at Mediapolis High School where they will host William Penn University at 7 pm.

The men’s soccer team will travel to clash with Culver-Stockton College at 5 pm on October 11th.

This Day in Sports History

1957 – Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles.

1982 – New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands.

2011 – Irish professional darts player Brendan Dolan plays 1st perfect 9 dart game on TV in semi-final against James Wade at PDC World Darts Championship in Dublin.