Sports, September 26th

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, the effort was led by Payton Walker who had 6.5 tackles including one for a loss. Unfortunately, injuries plagued the offense 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. For the Tigers, 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 finished up play on Saturday. New London defeated Winfield-Mt. Union 2 sets to 1 in round one. WACO lost to Holy Trinity Catholic 2 sets to 1, losing in the third set 15-9. West Burlington defeated Wapello in straight sets and Burlington Notre Dame defeated Central Lee in straight sets. In round two, Burlington Notre Dame edged out New London 2 sets to 1 in a dramatic three sets by scores of 26-24, 25-23, and 15-7. West Burlington bested Holy Trinity Catholic in straight sets. With the finals now set with West Burlington facing off against Burlington Notre Dame, the Nikes won set number one 25-22, the Falcons answered back by winning set two 25-21, leading to the third set to determine the champion. Thanks to Gabby Deery’s 20 kill performance in the Championship game Notre Dame defeated West Burlington 15-12 in set three capturing the Championship. Holy Trinity Catholic finished in third place after defeating New London in straight sets.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s soccer team defeated Waldorf last Saturday 2-1 to tally their fourth victory of the season and first in conference play. 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 to open up conference play. 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 Tomorrow, 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. AJ 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 cross country competed at the Grand View Viking Invitational last Saturday. 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.

The Tiger volleyball team’s next game will be September 29 against Stephen College at 6 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1919 – The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a game that lasted 55 minutes. The game was the second game of a doubleheader.

1962 – Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) became the first player to steal 100 bases. He ended the season with 104.

1981 – Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first player to pitch five no-hitters with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2012 – The National Football League and the NFL Referees Association reached an agreement to end an ongoing referee lockout. On June 4, 2012, the NFL had announced it would be hiring replacement officials after a failed attempts to resolve a labor dispute.