Sports February 7th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on February 7, 2019

Due to the weather some opening round girls basketball tournament games have been postponed. In the KILJ area New London at Burlington Notre Dame will now be played on Saturday at 7pm.


In Class 2A regional wrestling duals Lisbon advanced past New London by forfeit 1-0. Lisbon then defeated Maquoketa Valley 60-24 to qualify for the state tournament. Pekin, who also made it to Regionals with New London, also had to forfeit their match with Don Bosco 1-0. Don Bosco then dominated Iowa Valley 72-9 to qualify for state.


Iowa Wesleyan basketball hosted MacMurray College last night for a conference double header. In the women’s game the Highlanders defeated the Tigers 80-74 in overtime. Harriet Fowler led Iowa Wesleyan with 22 points, Allie Massner and Jordanne Mickley both had 13, and Darby Massner had 12 points. As a team the Tigers shot 38% from the floor, 26% on three pointers, and 90% on free throws. The team falls to 5-15 overall and 3-10 in conference.

The men’s game also went down to the wire with the Highlanders winning 78-77. Tigers were led by Jake Neubauer who had 19 points, Jarryd Fernandes scored 17, Austin Rebel had 15, and Alberto Torres had 13. As a team the Tigers shot 51% from the floor, 40% on three pointers, and 52% on free throws. The team falls to 6-16 overall and 4-11 in conference games.


Coming up this Saturday Iowa Wesleyan will host their annual Coaches vs Cancer game during the double header with Greenville. Games played during the period of January 28th-February 10th are part of the St Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wide plan to raise awareness and collect donations to fight cancer. Members of the IW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be collecting pledges for a Wall of Hope with pledges donated to three pointers made in both games. Members of the coaching staffs will be participating in the Suits and Sneakers campaign to raise awareness. The SLIAC was the first conference in the NCAA to partner with the American Cancer Society and dedicate all proceeds to the foundation.


Local area boys basketball scores:

-Lone Tree defeated Winfield-Mt Union 68-37

-Notre Dame beat West Burlington 65-48


Sports scheduled for Mt Pleasant:

Thursday: 7th grade girls basketball’s game vs Ottumwa is postponed

8th grade boys basketball game at Ottumwa is postponed

Friday: Varsity Bowling will be competing in the conference meet at Arrowhead Bowl against Fairfield, Keokuk, and Washington at 11am

Varsity/JV/Freshman girls basketball will be playing at Washington 4:45/6:15/7:45pm

Varsity/JV/Freshman boys basketball will host Washington 4:45/6/7:30pm (Pack the Gym Night for all Mt Pleasant elementary schools)

Saturday: Varsity Wrestling has their district postseason meet at Cedar Rapids Prairie at noon. They will be competing against Burlington, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Clear Creek Amana, Iowa City (High), Iowa City Liberty, and Iowa City West.

Varsity girls and boys basketball will host Indianola at 2:30/4pm


Tonight tournament girls basketball is scheduled to start with Class 1A. Tonight Waco (7-15) hosts Winfield-Mt Union (4-16). We will be broadcasting this game on 105.5fm with tip off at 7pm.


WACO football’s Colton Horak signed yesterday to play college football at William Penn University in Oskaloosa. Horak in his senior season ran for 1,190 yards with 20 touchdowns plus had 624 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns.


A former Mt. Pleasant Panther and University of Missouri girl’s track standout Lindsey Boldt Tucker will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Track and Field Hall of Fame on the final day of the 2019 State Track Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on May 18th.  During her stellar high school career, she helped lead Mt. Pleasant High School to three consecutive State Track titles in 2004 thru 2006.  She was a six time state champion winning four her senior year, and won three Drake Relays titles, two for MPHS and one for the University of Missouri.  To show how impressive her individual and team efforts were she still holds 8 school records after being out of school 12 years.  She holds the 100 meter dash, 100 and 400 hurdle records, high jump and pentathlon records.  She was a member of 3 relays whose records still stand, the 4×200, 4×400 and the 30” shuttle hurdle relay.  Lindsey was coached by Dave Hutchcroft who still assists the Panther girls track team that is now coached by Scot Lamm.  Lindsey was an All-State performer in volleyball and basketball as well as in track.  She currently resides in Virginia with her husband Justin, they have one child but are expecting their second one to arrive any day now.  The 2019 Mt. Pleasant girl’s track season will begin on Tuesday March 5th when they run indoors at the University of Northern Iowa.