Sports, September 28th

High School Volleyball

New London will be facing off against West Burlington tomorrow, September 29th, before they will see each other again over the weekend at a tournament hosted by New London. Other teams that will be in attendance will be Highland, English Valleys, and Winfield-Mt. Union.

Winfield-Mt. Union clashes with Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow at home at 7:30 pm. This will be their first game since the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament last weekend. Through 23 matches, Keely Malone has 360 assists, and Melina Oepping tallies 141 kills, both team leaders.

WACO competed in the Lone Tree Quad tournament last night and won all their matches in straight sets against Lone Tree, Keota, and Cedar Valley Christian. Ellah Kissell had 16 kills through the three matches and Grace Coble had 36 assists. The Warriors will travel to play Wapello tomorrow at 7:30 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic hosts Van Buren County tomorrow at 7:30 pm. The Crusaders will be looking for their 17th win of the season.

High School Cross Country

The Mount Pleasant boy’s and girl’s teams competed in the Washington Invitational yesterday. The top runner for the girls’ team was Isabelle Meador with a time of 21:14, good enough for 6th. Emma Welcher finished in 9th with a time of 21:29. Alexis Wagner was the next finisher for the Panthers in 19th place with a time of 22:42. Audrey Lord finished in 24th, Ella Mcnamee in 34th, Jayden Housh got 46th, Nelle Peterson finished in 64th, and Natalie Parrot rounded out the day for the Panthers finishing in 70th. The girls finished in 3rd with a team time of 1:51:23. Avery Rump was the top runner for the Invitational for Fort Madison with a time of 19:41.

For the boys Ben Carthey finished in 2nd place with a stellar time of 17:16 and Jude Dykstra finished in an impressive 4th place with a time of 17:43. Gabe Feldmann finished in 19th, Tyler Johnson got 22nd, Coleman Mowery finished in 29th, Christian Bracht-Wagner captured 32nd, Jonathan Hough got 37th, and Ethan Brush and Gavin Slagel finished in 42nd and 43rd, respectively. Garrett Landau finished in 61st, and Dathan Endecott rounded out the day for the Panthers in 64th. The team finished in 3rd out of 8 teams with a time of 1:32:11. The next meet for both teams will be October 3rd at Hillcrest Academy.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are 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.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The men’s soccer team fell at home to Hannibal-LaGrange University 1-0 last night. The first half went scoreless as the best chance for the Tigers came on a Diego Sainz shot but it was saved by the Trojans. A goal would not be scored until the 80th minute by the Trojans, the eventual game-winner. The loss moves the Tigers to 2-8-1 on the season. They look to get back in the win column October 5th, when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University at 2 pm.

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

The Tiger volleyball team’s next game will be tomorrow, September 29, when they travel to play Stephen College at 6 pm.

The men’s and women’s golf teams will be competing in the Iowa Wesleyan Tiger Classic tomorrow at 11 am.

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

1892 – The first nighttime football game in the U.S. took place under electric lights. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

1941 – Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit .400 for the season. He was the last major league player of the century to achieve this statistic.

1955 – The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.