SPORTS MARCH 12, 2017

Written by John Kuhens on March 12, 2017

The Iowa State Cyclones are a #5 seed and play 12 seed Nevada Thursday in Milwaukee,

Iowa Hawkeyes host South Dakota Wednesday night at 7 pm in N.I.T. action

The Iowa Wesleyan University Tiger baseball team defeated the Saint Vincent College Bearcats, 14-7 Saturday. Tigers Ben Deweese recorded the win on 3 ⅓ innings pitched while allowing 2 earned runs on 2 hits and posting 1 strikeout.Tigers Jacob Leonard led the Tigers offense by going 3 for 6 at the plate with 1 double and 5 RBI. Tanner Anderson also went 3 for 6 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.  The Tigers will face the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 3:00pm CST

Logan Mulford former Mt. Pleasant Panther tied for 2nd in the high jump at the  NCAA III National Indoor Championships at North Central College,  Logan is a senior at Central College in Pella,  He jumped 6′ 9″ to tie for second and was named an All American for the 3rd straight year.

Cedar Rapids Xavier won the Class 3A boy’s state basketball title  Saturday night over Sargeant Bluff by a 54-49 score.  That is back to back titles for the Saints, the team that beat the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in the 1st round.  Waverly Shell Rock beat West Delaware in the consolation game.                                                                                                                                                                            In the Class 4A Championship, Iowa City West beat West Des Moines Valley 64-50.  Sioux City East won the consolation game over Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Iowa State beat West Virginia 80-74 in the Big 12 Championship game at Kansas City…Cyclones now headed to NCAA Tournament.