Sports, September 30th

High School Volleyball

New London fell in a dramatic match last night to West Burlington 2 sets to 3, the scores were 25-20, 16-25, 25-27, 25-19, and 15-17. The Falcon offense was led by senior Sophia Armstrong who had 33 kills and Abbey Bence who had 67 assists on the night. New London will be hosting a tournament tomorrow and West Burlington will be participating with a rematch set for 9 am.

Winfield-Mt. Union defeated Louisa-Muscatine in straight sets 25-15, 25-10, and 25-12. Melina Oepping led the team in kills with 11, followed by Bradie Buffington with 6 kills. Keetyn Townsley had 5 serving aces, and Keely Malone had 18 assists. Their record is now 17-7 and they will be competing tomorrow at the New London Tournament.

WACO got their 20th win of the season when they defeated Wapello in straight sets last night 25-16, 25-20, and 25-18. Emma Wagler and Ellah Kissell tied for the team lead in kills with 9. Grace Coble tallied 30 assists on the night. The Warriors next game will be October 4th at 7:30 pm against Winfield-Mt. Union.

Holy Trinity Catholic is now 17-8 on the season after they defeated Van Buren County in straight sets 25-9, 25-19, and 25-16. Anna Bendlage had 18 assists on the night and Mary Kate Bendlage tallied 8 kills against the Warriors. The Crusaders next game will be senior night when they host Central Lee on October 4th at 7:30 pm.

Burlington Notre Dame moved up to 3rd place in the Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings compiled by the Iowa girls High School Athletic Union. Holy Trinity Catholic moved from 12th to 10th and New London clung on to the Top 15 as they slid from 11th to 15th.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are back at home tonight, September 30th, to play Iowa City Liberty, a team ranked in the Top 10 for Class 4A football. The Panthers look to kickstart their offense again and capture their first win of the season in upset fashion. 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 tonight 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 Tiger volleyball team fell in a close match to Stephens College 3 sets to 1 by scores of 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, and 23-25. Malie DaMate had an excellent game for Iowa Wesleyan as she led the team in kills with 11 and assists with 14. Madison Saia had 10 kills and Leamaris Fuentes tallied 10 assists on the night for the Tigers. They will look to bounce back tomorrow when they travel to play St. Ambrose University at 2 pm.

The men’s and women’s golf teams hosted the IW Classic yesterday as the men tried to defend their win last year while the women earned 2nd last year. This year the Tiger women finished in 4th with a team total of 382. Aubrey Duncan and Michal Wohlleber finished tied for 6th with a shot of 88. Sami Wibben finished in 17th, Natalie Ames in 19th, and Keelee Razee placed in 24th.

The Tiger men fielded two teams with Team A led by Tate Nelson who shot a 75 leading to an 8th place finish. Brevin Wilson finished tied for 24th, Bailey Shelledy tied for 30th, Trace White and Brady Lukavsky both shot an 84 leading to a tie for 36th place. The B Team was led by Colton Sherwood who finished in 36th, Kenny Tucker placed tied for 53rd, Nathan Cronkhite finished in 60th, and Jacob Boomer captured 65th place. The first time tied for 6th overall, while the second team finished in 11th.

The Tiger Women will be competing in the Knox Invite starting tomorrow, October 1st, and going until Sunday in Galesburg, Illinois. The Tiger Men will compete at the Central Invite October 3rd and 4th.

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

The women’s soccer team next game will be October 4th as they travel to clash with the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Eutectics at 4 pm, as they look to extend their win streak to three games.

The men’s soccer team looks to get back in the win column October 5th, when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University at 2 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1927 – George Herman “Babe” Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

1947 – The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1984 – The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record when they registered three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants