Sports, September 27th

High School Football Recap

The Mount Pleasant JV football team defeated Fort Madison last night behind a dominating team win. Carson Andresen rushed for 132 yards and touchdown and as a team the Panthers rushed for 207 yards. Bauer completed one pass for 29 yards and a score. The defense was a blanket forcing seven turnovers, Kessler Whaley was a ball hawk and had three interceptions. Landon Seymoure, and Ramzy Davis both had interceptions including a pick-six for Davis. Landon Siebert and Kellen Kohorst both had fumble recoveries. The JV football team is now 2-0 with their next game being October 3rd at 6 pm against Columbus Junction at home.

The Varsity football team is back at home this Friday, September 30th, to play Iowa City Liberty looking to kickstart the offense again and capture their first win of the season. The game will be on KILJ with pregame at 7:15 pm, kickoff at 7:30.

WACO is on the road this week as they face off against Lone Tree, who is fresh off a crushing loss to Winfield-Mt. Union. The Warriors look to go 7-0 after their game on Friday at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union clashes with Tri-County and New London will have a tough game at home against Iowa Valley as they try to bounce from their loss to WACO last week. Both games at 7 pm.

For other games in Mt. Pleasant’s district, North Scott is at home against Burlington and Fort Madison clashes with Clinton both games scheduled for 7:30 pm. Other area games: Washington looks to spoil Solon’s Homecoming game and Fairfield celebrates Homecoming this week as they host West Burlington, games at 7:30 pm.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant is at home tonight as they host Fort Madison. The Panthers look for their sixth win of the year against a one-win Bloodhound team. Game scheduled to start at 7:15 pm.

New London travels to play Central Lee tonight, the Tigers are led by seniors Eliana Manning and Natalie Burden as they look for win number 14 on the season.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

Both Tiger golf teams competed at the Waldorf Invitational last Sunday. The ladies were led by Aubrey Duncan and Michal Wohlleber as they both finished with a 98, good for 20th place. Natalie Ames tied for 23rd with a score of 101. Sami Wibben finished tied for 34th and Keelee Razee shot a 122, good enough for 51st. The team placed in 6th out of 9 teams, shooting for a team total of 405.

The men’s team finished in 7th out of 9 teams with a team total of 344. Brevin Wilson led the way for the Tigers as he finished in 19th with a score of 82. Colton Sherwood shot an 85 that placed him in 34th. Brady Lukavsky shot an 88, good enough for a tie at 45th and Tate Nelson tied for 50th. Trace White rounded out the day with an 89. The men’s and women’s golf teams will be competing in the Iowa Wesleyan Tiger Classic this Thursday, September 29th, at 11 am.

The men’s soccer team plays tonight, September 27th, against Hannibal-LaGrange University at Mediapolis at 7:30 pm.

The women’s soccer team clashes with Coe College tomorrow, September 28th, at 5 pm on the road.

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

The Tiger football team will be looking to get back on track Saturday, October 1st, when they celebrate Homecoming against Mayville State University at 1 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1930 – At the annual NHL Governor’s meeting a new rule was passed concerning offsides. The rule was that “the puck must be propelled into the attacking zone before any player of the attacking side can enter that zone.”

1953 – The St. Louis Browns played their final game before moving to Baltimore to become the Orioles.

1998 – Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) set a major league baseball record when he hit his 70th home run of the season. Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) ended the season with 66 home runs. Both players surpassed Roger Maris’ record of 61.