Sports, September 16th

High School Football

Turnovers and injuries detail Mt. Pleasant’s 42-7 loss to Burlington last night. Jurha Turner was injured after the first play of the game. The Panthers were stopped on fourth down on the first drive of the game. A fumble curtailed the start of a promising drive for Mt. Pleasant. The Grayhounds proceeded to rush for 369 yards and six touchdowns as led by Dimitri Donald’s 111 yards and two touchdowns. 

Payton Walker led the way as the starting quarterback for the Panthers. Walker threw for 108 yards and rushed for 72 yards and the lone touchdown of the game for Mt. Pleasant. Head Coach John Bowlin was happy with the effort shown by the Coach Bennett Player of the Game. Mt. Pleasant will take on Mt. Vernon next Friday for their homecoming game.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington was handled by Grinnell 35-18. Keokuk traveled to Fairfield and took down the Trojans 30-13 and Fort Madison lost their first game of the year 48-14 at the hands of Williamsburg. 

Mediapolis got back in the win column after defeating Albia last night 29-0. The Bulldogs will face off against West Burlington-Notre Dame next Friday.

Columbus had few problems against Pekin last night as the Wildcats cruised to a 56-24 victory. Columbus will face off against Highland next Friday.

Central Lee’s undefeated season is no more as Davis County pulled off the 20-14 upset last night. The Hawks will travel to Albia next Friday.

Danville scored in bunches last night as the Bears defeated Louisa-Muscatine 49-6.  Danville will compete against Wapello next Friday.

New London will meet with the IHSAA staff next Monday at 10 am to discuss how and why the Tigers should be allowed to continue play this year.

WACO bounced back in a big way last night, taking down HLV 59-12. Clayton Miller finished with 143 total yards and two touchdowns. The Warriors will take on Easton Valley next Friday. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union will look to make it a four game winning streak today against Montezuma. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Ottumwa Invitational today.

Winfield-Mt. Union heads into the Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) Tournament next Thursday with a 4-0 conference record. 

Central Lee and Danville will compete at the Holy Trinity Catholic Classic on September 18th.

WACO will enter the SEISC tournament with a 4-0 conference record. 

New London will be back in action next Thursday for the SEISC tournament. 

Mediapolis will compete in the Lisbon Invitational today.

Van Buren County enters the SEISC tournament with a 3-1 conference record. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will hold their Invitational next Tuesday with Central Lee, Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Mediapolis, WACO, and Winfield-Mt. Union all in attendance. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will face off against Western Michigan this afternoon at 2:30 pm.

Iowa State University will attempt to get back in the win column today against Ohio at 11 am. 

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1869 – Golf’s first recorded hole-in-one by Tom Morris at Prestwick’s 8th hole, Scotland.

1924 – St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball HOF first baseman Jim Bottomley sets the MLB all-time single game RBI record at 12 in a 17-3 rout of the Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field.

1940 – Leo Durocher is suspended from Ebbets Field for “inciting a riot.”