Sports January 25th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on January 25, 2019

The Mt. Pleasant Panther wrestling team rolled over Burlington 51-27 in the Panthers Parents Night dual.  Winning matches for the Panthers at 106 lbs. Abby Blint won by forfeit. At 113: Brayden Ackles also won by forfeit.  120: Carson Coleman won by Decision 11-7, at 138: Tyler Raub won by fall in :58, at 145: Nathan Wallace won by Fall 1:24,  152: Abe Wilson won by forfeit.  At 160: Jayden Davis got a forfeit and at 170 James DeMeyer won by Fall 5:30, at 220: Zach Beason won by Fall in 1:10.  Saturday MPHS wrestles at Fairfield in a tournament that serves as the Southeast Conference Tournament plus a number of other teams competing.


The St Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2019 baseball preseason coaches poll. Spalding and Webster were picked as the favorites in each division. Spalding received 8 first place votes in the East division and Webster got 9 first place votes in the West division. Iowa Wesleyan finished with 13 points and picked to finish 5th in the West Division. Last season the Tigers were 7-22 overall and enter the third year under head coach Blake Beaber. The team will start their season on February 9th in Sherman, Texas against Austin College.


Tonight is the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Shootout. The top two seeds will be playing at Iowa Wesleyan tonight starting at 6pm, first game is the #2 seeds Pekin vs Van Buren and the second game is #1 seeds Mediapolis vs Central Lee. The rest of the games will take place at South Division schools. #3 seeds are Highland playing at West Burlington, that will be a JV/V double header. Next two games will be played at Danville, first game will be #5 seeds Lousia-Muscatine vs Holy Trinity and then the second game is #4 Wapello vs Danville. Next two games will be at Notre Dame, first game is #7 seeds Winfield-Mt Union vs Waco and the second game is #6 Iowa Mennonite vs Notre Dame. The final two games will be played at New London, first game will be #9 seeds Columbus vs Cardinal and the second game is #8 Lone Tree vs New London.


Sports scheduled for Mt Pleasant:

Friday: Middle School wrestling cancelled their meet with Fairfield, Fort Madison, Keokuk, and Washington.

JV Wrestling will be in a tournament at Fairfield 5:30pm

Varsity and JV girls basketball will host Fort Madison 6/7:30pm, there won’t be a freshman game and Pack the Gym night has been moved to next Thursday’s game against Benton Community

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


Iowa Wesleyan basketball will be hosting Spalding University for a conference double header tomorrow. The Tigers’ women’s team is 3-13 overall and 2-8 in conference games and they will be facing a Spalding team that is 12-6 overall and 7-2 in conference games. The women’s game will tip off at 1pm. Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball enters the game 5-13 overall and 3-8 in conference games and they will face a Spalding team that is 8-10 overall but 7-4 in conference play. The men’s game will start at 3pm. Tomorrow is also Tiger Athletic Appreciation Day and the doors will be opening up at noon so make sure to go check out all the fun activities they will have.


College Basketball:

Tomorrow #24 Iowa State will be playing in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Cyclones will be on the road to Oxford Mississippi to play Ole Miss. Game time is 11am and pregame coverage will begin at 10am on KILJ 1130am and