Sports, Wednesday, April 14th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

College Softball: Wesleyan Drops Twinbill to Dubuque:

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team (1-6) fell in a pair of games yesterday to the University of Dubuque, 9-0 and 3-2, in a nonconference doubleheader at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Former Danville standout Abby Dameron took the loss in game one, striking out one hitter over two innings, yielding four runs.

Ariana Wolfard pitched the final five innings scattering five runs.

Kayla Ford and Yessenia Munoz each had hits for the Tigers who were blanked by Dubuque’s Nic Evans.

In game two, former New London star Morgan Christner was the losing pitcher, allowing seven hits and three runs — only one of which was earned — walking two and striking out seven.

Alex Eyman had two hits for the Tigers in the second game, while Kayla Ford and Adrianna Jarrett both had a run batted in.

The loss dropped Wesleyan to 1-6.

They’ll hook up with Spalding this Friday at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Game one on Friday will begin at 1:30 p.m.

College Football: Wesleyan-Greenville Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Protocols:

The Iowa Wesleyan-Greenville football game scheduled for Saturday, April 17th has been cancelled due to health and safety protocols, Iowa Wesleyan officials have announced.

Greenville’s program has had a positive or multiple positive tests within their roster which will not allow them to compete.

The Panthers were scheduled to travel to Bracewell Stadium to take on Wesleyan for the second time in three weeks.

Iowa Wesleyan officials were searching for a makeup game, but could not come up with a suitable opponent in the brief timeline needed logistically.

Instead, the Tigers will be off until Saturday, May 1st when they travel to Westminster.

Girls’ Track: Panthers Win Pen City Relays: 

The Mount Pleasant girls’ track team were crowned victors of the 46th Annual Pen City Relays in Fort Madison yesterday.

The Panthers had five individual champions:

  • Abby Blint, 3000m run (12:02.3)
  • Cristina Carthey, 1500m run (5:36.07)
  • Distance Medley Relay (Kendin Scheitlin, Tristian Shull, Rylyn Seberg and Cristina Carthey; 4:54.85)
  • Karsyn Lamm, 100m hurdles (16.15)
  • Jadan Brumbaugh, shot put (41 feet, 8 inches)

The Panthers also had six runner up finishes:

  • Kenna Lamm, 100m hurdles
  • Josie Gilmore, high jump
  • Abby Blint, 400m and 400m hurdles
  • Shuttle Hurdle Relay
  • Spring Medley Relay

In Class B in Fort Madison, Winfield-Mount Union’s Bradie Buffington placed first in the shot put, hurling a toss of 31 feet, 8 inches.

Wolves senior Keetyn Townsley placed second in the 100m hurdles, as well.

Boys’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Finishes Third at ND-WB Invite:

Mount Pleasant’s Brevin Wilson carded a 79 and finished as the medalist, but the Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team finished in third at yesterday’s eight-team invite hosted by Notre Dame-West Burlington.

Van Buren led the way with 352 strokes, the Warriors were paced by Anthony Duncan’s 81.

Notre Dame placed second with 359 strokes, while the Panthers placed third with 360.

The Panthers were led by Wilson’s 79, Nick Matheney finished with an 89 while Reece Kempker ended with a 90.

Winfield-Mount Union placed fourth, guided by Brody Loyd and Brody Wade who both shot 94s.

Boys’ Golf: New London Beats Holy Trinity:

New London’s Clayton Phillips shot a terrific three over-39 and finished as medalist as the Tiger boys’ golf team earned a win over Holy Trinity yesterday in a Super Conference dual.

Mason Shellady and Wyatt Miller finished with 47s while Weston Miller shot a 53.

Trevor Mohrfield led the Crusaders with a 49.

Girls’ Golf: New London Throttles Crusaders:

Taylor Phillips shot a 47 as the medalist as New London defeated Holy Trinity in a conference dual at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course.

Saige Barron finished with a 51 while Hannah Ortberg shot a 56.

Holy Trinity did not have enough players for a team score — they were led by Allison Robu’s 49.