Sports, Saturday, April 17th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Prep Track: Mount Pleasant Sending Several to Drake Relays:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ and girls’ track team are sending several athletes to next week’s Drake Relays in Des Moines.

On the boys’ side of things, Mount Pleasant will send Cooper Pullis in the shot put, where he has been absolutely dominating this year.

Pullis is coming a first place finish at Thursday’s Denny White Relays in Mount Pleasant — a night in which he threw 50 feet, 10 inches.

On the girls’ side of things, the Panthers will send state leader in shot put, Jaden Brumbaugh, both Karsyn and Kenna Lamm in the 100 hurdles, the 4x100m and the Girls Shuttle Hurdle relay.

All Drake Relays events will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Prep Track: Panthers to Host SQM Track:

The Mount Pleasant Panther boys’ and girls track teams now know their postseason assignments.

The Panthers’ will welcome in:

  • Davenport Assumption
  • Clear Creek-Amana
  • Fairfield
  • Fort Madison
  • Keokuk
  • Washington
  • West Burlington-Notre Dame

The top scores will auto-qualify for the upcoming State Track Meet in Des Moines.

College Football: Wesleyan-Greenville Called Off:

Today’s  Iowa Wesleyan-Greenville football game scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled due to health and safety protocols, Iowa Wesleyan officials have announced.

Greenville’s program has had a positive or multiple positive tests within their roster which will not allow them to compete.

The Panthers were scheduled to travel to Bracewell Stadium to take on Wesleyan for the second time in three weeks today at 1:00 p.m.

Iowa Wesleyan officials were searching for a makeup game, but could not come up with a suitable opponent in the brief timeline needed logistically.

Instead, the Tigers will be off until Saturday, May 1st when they travel to Westminster.

College Football: Pace Honored by UMAC:

The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC)  has just announced this week’s honorees for UMAC Player of the Week.

Joseph Pace (FR/Long Beach, CA) was named the Defensive Football Player of the Week, the first Tiger to earn conference honors this season.

In the Tigers home opener last Saturday, Pace had an impressive showing on the defensive side of things.

Pace recorded eight tackles on the day, four of which were solo tackles. also forcing a fumble and intercepting his first pass of the year.

Pace has accumulated 18 tackles over the two games this spring season.

Half of his total tackles have been solo tackles.