Sports, Wednesday, September 29th

Prep Cross Country: Blint, Wagner Lead Panther Girls; Danville/NL Wins: 

Abby Blint ran 21:09 for first place, helping lead the Panther girls’ cross country team at the Washington Invite last night.

Blint won the race by over one minute.

Freshman Alexis Wagner continued building on a strong first year campaign, finishing ninth.

Jenna Gilmore, Jayden Housh and Ella McNamee were the final three scorers for Mount Pleasant.

They’ll be off until next Monday when they head to Hillcrest Academy.

On the boys’ side of things, the Panthers’ finished fourth in the large school division.

Nate McWilliams was Mount Pleasant’s top finisher.

McWilliams ended the race 8th overall running 18:23:08.

Gabe Feldmann finished 12th, while Christian Bracht-Wagner went 19:17 for 14th.

Washington’s Lance Sobaski was the meet medalist, churning in a 16:52.97.

The Demons won the event and were followed up by Fort Madison and Fairfield in the top-three.

Meanwhile in Williamsburg, 2A’s No. 1 Danville-New London rolled to yet another team championship, taking down four other ranked programs.

The Bears outlasted No. 7 (3A) Solon for the win.

Ty Carr and Alexander Julian were the clubhouse leaders for the Bears, winding up in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Rylan Martin went 18:06.03 for 14th.

Seth Bailey finished 16th.

The Danville-New London girls’ finished 6th overall, they were led by Cassidy Yaley.

Prep Volleyball: Holy Trinity Sweeps New London, WACO Goes Perfect, Mount Pleasant Wins:

No. 5 (1A) Holy Trinity 3, No. 10 (1A) New London 0 

Kassi Randolph had 14 kills while Natalie Randolph added 12 as Holy Trinity rolled to a 3-0 sweep win over New London last night.

Kassi Randolph, who stuffs the stat sheet, also finished with 21 assists, three blocks and nine digs.

The Crusaders went 25-15, 25-17, 25-18 for the win.

Natalie Burden led New London with nine kills.

Aliyah Christensen finished with 12 assists.

The win improved Holy Trinity to 17-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

New London slipped to 14-10.

WACO Sweeps at Lone Tree

WACO earned sweep wins over Lone Tree, Cardinal and Keota, dominating the Lone Tree quad.

The Warriors picked up 21-11, 21-13 wins over Cardinal, 21-11, 21-11 wins over Keota and 25-17, 25-21 victories over Lone Tree.

Ellah Kissell had 13 kills, while Grace Coble provided 35 helpers.

WACO upped their ledger to 16-8.

Mount Pleasant 3, Fort Madison 1 

Mount Pleasant won their fourth straight, cruising to a four-set win over Fort Madison last night at the Hound Dome.

The win moved the Panthers to 14-10.

Fort Madison slumped to 5-14.

Other area finals:

  • Keokuk 3, Burlington 2
  • No. 8 (3A) West Burlington 3, Danville 0

Men’s College Golf: Wesleyan Wins at Home:

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team got a second place finish from Trace White who carded a 73, as they picked up a team championship at their home meet yesterday at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course.

Kenny Tucker shot a 77 for 6th while Brevin Wilson tied for 7th with a 78.

Bailey Shelledy added an 88 for the Tigers.

Off until this weekend, the Tigers will compete at the Knox College Invitational.

Tee time is set for 12:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

College Football: Iowa’s Campbell Named Nagurski POW:

University of Iowa junior linebacker Jack Campbell has been named the Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week following No. 5 Iowa’s, 24-14, win over Colorado State on Sept. 25.

The Cedar Falls native recorded a career-high 18 tackles against the Rams as Iowa improved to 4-0 on the season.

He added three pass break-ups and his second fumble recovery of the season.

Campbell leads Iowa’s defense with 43 tackles this season.

Iowa returns to Big Ten play Friday, Oct. 1, on the road at Maryland.

Kick is set for 7:00 p.m.