Sports, September 9th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant’s trip to Tipton did not go as planned as the Tigers came out on top 35-7 last night. The Panthers’ miscues from last week continued into last night’s matchup with a lost fumble and three interceptions causing the Tigers to jump ahead. 

The Panther offense struggled to gain ground offensively as Cooper Coleman was injured midway through the second quarter ushering in Payton Walker to lead the offense. Mt. Pleasant did find the endzone in the fourth quarter when Jurha Turner took a tunnel screen 66 yards for a touchdown. 

Walker earned the Coach Bennett Player of the Game for his work on offense and defense. The Panthers will attempt to capture their first win next Friday against Burlington in front of the home fans at Evans Field. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Burlington took down Keokuk 18-13 behind Cam Horn’s two rushing touchdowns, Washington lost to Fairfield 23-20, and Fort Madison defeated Centerville 42-6 last night. 

Mediapolis fell to Regina Catholic last night 45-7. The Bulldogs will take on Albia next Friday. 

Lisbon’s 21-point second quarter was enough to push the Lions past Columbus last night 34-28. The Wildcats will take on Pekin at home next Friday. 

Central Lee is now 3-0 on the season after sneaking past Durant last night 17-10. The Hawks will look to stay undefeated next Friday against Davis County.

Danville lost to Pekin 36-13 last night. The Bears will host Louisa-Muscatine next Friday. 

New London fell to Iowa Valley last night 68-22. The Tigers will face off against Central City next Friday. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union hosted a top five matchup against #5 WACO and after two years the Wolves got the better of the Warriors 34-8. Cam Buffington rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Abram Edwards added two rushing touchdowns of his own. The Warriors scored on an 18 yard touchdown pass from Clayton Miller to Louden Husienga. 

WACO will look to get back in the win column next Friday against HLV. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will look to make it a four game winning streak next Friday against Montezuma. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant and Winfield-Mt. Union will compete at the Wilton tournament today.

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Mediapolis on September 12th. 

WACO will face off against Pekin on September 14th. 

Central Lee will travel to Williamsburg today for a tournament. 

Danville will face off against West Burlington at home on September 12th. 

Van Buren County’s next match will be September 12th at New London. 

Cross Country

Winfield-Mt. Union and Van Buren County will run at Central Lee’s Invitational on September 12th. 

Danville will run at the Oskaloosa Invitational on September 12th. 

Mt. Pleasant’s next meet will be the Fort Madison Invitational on September 14th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa travels to Ames this afternoon to take on Iowa State University with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 pm. 

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1965 – LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium.

2002 – MLB Arizona Diamondbacks’ left handed pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record.

2021 – Tom Brady becomes first player in NFL history to start 300 regular season games as he guides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to an opening day 31-29 win at home against the  Dallas Cowboys.