Sports January 22nd, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on January 22, 2019

Mt Pleasant girls basketball hosted the Notre Dame Nikes last night in Panther Gym. Regulation wasn’t enough for either team to win, nor was overtime. The Panthers won in double overtime 42-41. Sydni Coleman led the Panthers with 13 points including a three pointer that sent the game to overtime and a three that sent it into double overtime. Lydia Stewart scored 11 points, Maddie Williamson had 9 including the go ahead bucket, and Sadie Carrasco had a great game with 8 blocks. Panthers improve to 3-12 and coming up on Friday they host Fort Madison for a conference matchup. In the JV game last night Mt Pleasant won 26-17. Elli Liechty led the team with 8 points.

Local area girls basketball results:
-#11 Van Buren had to rally back to beat Fairfield 39-32. Taryn Scheuermann led Van Buren with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
-West Burlington dominated Cardinal 67-19. Annaka Harris led the Falcons with 15 points.
-Wapello defeated IMS 57-41. Eryka Dickey led Wapello with 17 points.

Local area boys basketball results:
-West Burlington rolled Cardinal 71-44. Tanner Snodgrass was the top Falcon with 21 points.
-Iowa Mennonite beat Wapello 58-51. Warriors were led by Keaton Mitchell who scored 21 points.

Mt Pleasant 8th grade boys basketball hosted Keokuk yesterday. In the A game Mt Pleasant won 43-8. Kyler Stott led the Panthers with 10 points. That was the only game played.

Mt Pleasant 7th grade girls basketball played at Keokuk yesterday. In the A game Keokuk won 19-18, Emma Starr led Mt Pleasant with 10 points. In the B game Keokuk won 14-10, Mariah Jack was the leading scorer with 4.


Iowa Wesleyan basketball had to travel to St Louis yesterday to make up games that were snowed out last week against Fontbonne. In the women’s game it was the Griffins winning 73-58. Allie Massner led the Tigers with 22 points, Deericka Martin scored 14, and Darby Massner scored 13. Tigers shot 42% from the floor, 34% on three pointers, and 83% on free throws. Iowa Wesleyan is now 3-12 overall and 2-7 in conference games, tomorrow they will head back to St Louis to play Webster University.
In the men’s game it was the Griffins winning 90-64. Jarryd Fernandes was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 11 points and Alberto Torres scored 10. Iowa Wesleyan shot 43% from the floor, 14% on three pointers, and 47% on free throws. Tigers are now 5-12 overall, and 3-7 in conference games. They will be back in action at Webster tomorrow.

Sports scheduled for Mt Pleasant:
Tuesday: 7th grade girls basketball will host Fort Madison 4:30pm
Middle School wrestling will be at Fort Madison for a meet 4:30pm
Thursday: Varsity bowling will be hosting Fairfield at Iris Bowling Center 1pm
8th grade boys basketball playing at Fort Madison 4:30pm
Varsity wrestling will host Burlington for Senior Night 6:30pm
Friday: Middle School wrestling will host a meet with Fairfield, Fort Madison, Keokuk, and Washington at 4:30pm
JV Wrestling will be in a tournament at Fairfield 5:30pm
Varsity, JV, and freshman girls basketball will host Fort Madison 4:45/6:15pm/7:45pm, its Pack the Gym night for Van Allen and Lincoln
Varsity/JV/Freshman boys basketball will play at Fort Madison 4:45pm/6pm/7:30pm
Saturday: Varsity wrestling will be competing in a tournament at Fairfield at 10am
Varsity basketball girls & boys double header vs Burlington 3pm/4:30pm

Jeff Wettach, former Mt Pleasant athlete and Class of 75 grad, has been award the prestigious Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award from the NCAA. This award recognizes a coach, administrator or staff member (past or present) who possesses a demonstrated history of sportsmanship. Wettach is a former teacher/coach at West Delaware and most recently retired as the head men’s and women’s track & field coach at Luther College in Decorah. The 2017-18 track and field season was his 32nd year as head coach of the men’s program and 13th for the women’s. During his career his athletes recorded 516 all-conference performances, 25 indoor conference titles, 80 outdoor conference titles, and 46 All-America honors.