Sports, September 19th

High School Football Recap

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers fall to 0-4 after their loss at home to the West Burlington Falcons, 30-20. After scoring the first points of the game and the second half, the Panthers were only down one point early in the third quarter. Unfortunately, the rushing attack of the Falcons was too much to stop as they scored the next 16 points. Jacob Richtman threw for 301 yards and 3 touchdowns, going to Wyatt Woodsmall, Payton Hagans, and Bowen Davis. They travel to play Fort Madison this Friday, September 23rd.

WACO remains undefeated as they handled Iowa Valley, 54-26, last Friday on the road. Simeon Reichenbach rushed for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns in the dominant performance, aided by Isaac Oswald’s 2 touchdowns through the air.

New London has now won three games in a row after dismantling the English Valleys Bears, 58-12. Dom Lopez tallied 168 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns with Blaise Porter adding 91 yards on the ground with 3 touchdowns. The Tigers will travel to play the Warriors of Waco this Friday at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union ran away with the game after scoring 24 points in the second quarter. Cole Milks threw for 3 touchdowns, and Cam Buffington ran for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. They will be celebrating Homecoming this week against a 3-1 Lone Tree team at 7 pm this Friday.

Fort Madison demolished Washington 37-7 and Fairfield defeated Knoxville in a dramatic 29-28 finish.

High School Volleyball

New London lost both games this weekend at the North Mahaska Invite to Pella Christian, winning 1 set out of 5 possible.

Mt. Pleasant went 1-3 over the weekend at the Ottumwa Invitational, defeating Washington in their first game 2 sets to 1, winning in the third set 15-13. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Burlington, and Albia defeated the Panthers in straight sets.  The Panthers will be back in action, tomorrow, September 20th, at 7:15 pm.

The Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves will be competing in the SEISC Tournament next Thursday, September 22nd.

The Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders next game will be against Fort Madison tonight. Game time at 4 pm opening the Holy Trinity Tournament.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tigers volleyball team captured their first win of the year in straight sets over Cottey College to open the second day of the UHSP tournament, winning the sets 25-15, 25-21, and 25-22. Emma Lincoln dominated leading the team in kills with 11, followed by Malie DaMate with 8 kills and adding 19 assists. Bethel College proved to be a tough match as they beat the Tigers in straight sets by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-18. Madison Saia had 6 kills and DaMate added 13 assists to her tournament total. Tomorrow, September 20th, at 7 pm marks the next game for the Tigers when they face off against Faith Baptist Bible College on the road.

The Tigers football team is back to .500 for the first time since the 2017 season after dismantling Finlandia University 55-0. The defense dominated the Lions, allowing negative 107 yards. Major Niccum led the way with 2 sacks, a deflection, and a 69-yard fumble return for a touchdown. They will travel to play Dakota St. next Saturday, September 24th, at 4 pm.

The men’s soccer team has now won two straight, as they defeated the William Woods Owls, 4-1. Richard Arch scored two goals on the game. The women’s team lost to the Owls, 2-1 with Ana Medina-Suazo scoring the lone goal. Both teams will play tomorrow against Harris-Stowe University. Women will play at 1 pm and the men will play at 3 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1999 – Sammy Sosa became the first major league player to hit 60 home runs twice.

2002 – Tom Gamboa, coach of the Kansas City Royals, was attacked by a man and his son while he was standing near first base. The two fans were arrested and charged with battery.

“Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.” -Chuck Noll