Sports, September 24th

High School Football Recap

The Mount Pleasant Panthers fall to 0-5 on the season after falling to District opponent, Fort Madison, 46-0. The Panther defense did an impressive job in the first half holding the Bloodhounds to only 12 points including a couple stops deep inside their own zone, but it truly came down to the fact that the Panther offense could not gain any ground throwing the football. Unfortunately, it was not all that surprising as the Bloodhounds have a defense that came into the game allowing less than 10 points a game. Injuries plagued the team as two starting linemen were out and Payton Hagans was unable to play, as well. The Panthers will look for their first win to come against Iowa City Liberty next Friday at home.

WACO celebrated Homecoming with a perfect record still intact after they defeated New London 43-14. The Warriors scored the first 35 points of the game with five of their touchdowns coming on the ground. Simeon Reichenbach ran for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dom Lopez threw for a touchdown and Borden Pickle ran for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Winfield-Mt. Union demolished Lone Tree 54-14 for their Homecoming night. Cam Buffington led the way for the Wolves rushing for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns. Abram Edwards added 2 more touchdowns on the ground and as a team the Wolves rushed for 306 yards.

Iowa City Liberty 20, North Scott 16

Burlington 42, Clinton 30

Grinnell 28, Washington 21

Fairfield 16, Keokuk 15

High School Volleyball

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament finals commence tonight at 5 pm with Winfield-Mt. Union takes on New London in the first round and WACO will face off against Holy Trinity Catholic. West Burlington will clash with Wapello and Burlington Notre Dame will face off against Central Lee.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger volleyball team battled hard against Culver-Stockton but lost in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-23, and 25-23. Malie DaMate continued her dominance leading the team in kills with 10 adding 10 assists to go along with it. Leamaris Fuentes led the Tigers in assists with 15 on the day. Iowa Wesleyan’s next game will be September 29 against Stephen College at 6 pm. 

The women’s soccer team defeated Waldorf today 2-1 to tally their fourth victory of the season. It was a comeback effort as Waldorf led 1-0 after the first half. Jacqueline Campos and Baylee Alvarado scored within three minutes of each other and the defense didn’t allow another goal. The Tigers next game will be September 28th when they travel to play Coe College at 5 pm.

The men’s soccer team tied Waldorf 1-1 in a highly defensive matchup. Waldorf had the 1-0 lead late and it appeared as though that would be enough until Richard Arch scored in the 87th minute leading to the final score. Their next game will be Tuesday, September 27th, against Hannibal-LaGrange University at Mediapolis at 7:30 pm.    

The Tiger football team fell to Dakota State University 24-7. It was a tough day through the air for the Tigers as Zach Chevalier tossed two interceptions on the day. Askia Moses led the way on the ground with 73 rushing yards, and Parker Heidt scored the lone touchdown on the day for the Tiger offense. Jeremiah Pauling led the way in tackles with 14 total tackles and 5 tackles for a loss. Comal Phillips captured the lone sack of the game for the Tiger defense. Iowa Wesleyan’s next game will be Saturday, October 1st, when they celebrate Homecoming against Mayville State University at 1 pm.

Men’s and women’s golf will be participating in the Purple Cup on Saturday and Sunday, both Tee offs scheduled for 12:30 pm.

Men’s and women’s cross country competed at the Grand View Viking Invitational today. The top finisher for the men’s team was Logan Lucas who finished in 50th with a time of 29:09. Daron Jackson finished in 72nd, Gannon McNamee in 105th, and Andrew Huhuyana finished in 111th. 

The women’s team finished in 9th out of 11 teams. Faith Younce was the best finisher for the Tigers with a time of 21:57 and that was good enough for 32nd. Allison Morris finished in 39th, Lilly Garnsey in 58th, Lidia Pamos in 78th, and Teya Hawkins finished in 83rd place. The next competition for both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams will be October 8th at the Seminole Valley Stampede.

This Day in Sports History

1920 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season

1922 – St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42

1930 – Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights