SPORTS NOVEMBER 02, 2015Written by John Kuhens on November 2, 2015
MPHS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM RAN AT STATE SATURDAY. LOGAN MURRAY INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMP AND PANTHER TEAM 8TH OVER ALL.
- Mount Pleasant
1 Logan Murray, Jr 16:17.2
24 Adam Bodenham, Jr 17:10.4
51 Kyle Vanderham, So 17:39.5
62 Cody Mertens, Fr 17:48.0
68 Ryan Hutchinson, Jr 17:54.4
86 Jonathan Ita, So 18:20.5
89 Dalton Krum, Jr 18:24.0
Total Time = 1:26:49.5 Total Places = 206
1 Mount Vernon-Lisbon 50 2 9 10 14 15 48 56 16:49.5 0:30.8
2 Grinnell 81 5 7 19 22 28 65 74 16:59.5 0:31.9
3 Pella 94 6 12 18 20 38 57 17:03.3 0:37.5
8 Mount Pleasant 206 1 24 51 62 68 86 89 17:21.9 1:37.3
3A GIRLS RACE WON BY DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION 131, FT. MADISON 216 IN 10TH. Sara Steffensmeier 9th, Bret Schneider 14th.
Gavin Bencze and Jonathan Quinn of WMU were 17th and 25th in 1A boys race.
Mediapolis girls were 12th in Class 2A.
Iowa Wesleyan traveled to New Ulm, Minnesota to take on Martin Luther College in a UMAC battle. The Tigers captured their first win of the season with a 27-14 triumph.
Donnie Johnson former Mt. Pleasant Panther scored the first Tiger touchdown on a four yard run, Nick Fencl added the extra point to tie the game. Iowa Wesleyan took the lead when Caleb Huss found Jeremy Gomez open for a five yard completion in the end zone.
With 19 seconds left in the third quarter, Iowa Wesleyan finally took a 21-14 lead over the Knights. Tylor Hoyle of Mt. Pleasant hauled in a 13 yard pass from Caleb Huss and Fencl once again converted on the extra point. The final scoring drive for the Tigers came with 12:36 to go in the fourth quarter. Antonio Penn picked off an Knights pass and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was blocked, Wesleyan shut down Martin Luther the rest of the game and won 27-14.
Iowa Wesleyan had 235 total yards of offense, 93 yards through the air and 143 yards on the ground. Leading the way for Iowa Wesleyan on the ground was Larry Jackson, who carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards. Caleb Huss was 7-19 passing with two interceptions on the day. Trinton Robinson had a team high three receptions for 48 yards.
Iowa Wesleyan has one game left, they will host Crown College at 12 pm. Saturday.
In area volleyball action Friday, Sixth ranked Holy Trinity Catholic rolled over Moravia in the Class 1A Regional Semifinal at Davis County High School Friday night 25-12, 25-16 and 25-9. Freshman Emily Box led the hitting with 15 kills, Maya Rashid and Ali Randolf each had 18 assists. Abby Boeding, Kayleigh Biegler and Maya Rashid each had 3 ace serves. Emily Box had 5 blocks, Abby Boeding had 9 digs. The Class 1A defending State Champion Crusaders who are 31-11 are now going to clash with #10 ranked New London in the Regional Final Wednesday November 3rd at Ft. Madison Public High School. New London improved their record to 36-6 with a sweep of Liberty Center Southeast Warren 25-12, 25-15 and 25-9. Brandi Allen had 14 kills, Emma Pry 33 assists, Kenadi Schulte had 2 ace serves and 2 blocks. Carson McSorely recorded 22 digs. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the match live, the winner advances onto the State Tournament in Cedar Rapids.
OTHER AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES: Springville swept Burlington Notre Dame in 1A play, and Durant swept Wapello in Class 2A.
UNDEFEATED WINFIELD MT. UNION AND 7-3 LYNNVILLE SULLY HAVE FACED 3 COMMON OPPONENTS, THEY EACH HAVE WINS OVER IOWA VALLEY, VAN BUREN AND PEKIN. THE WOLVES OF WMU LIKE THE RUN 1ST AND PASS 2ND A DO BOTH WELL. QB KOLT ROSSITER HAS THROWN FOR 1260 YARDS WITH 16 TD’S AND 3 INT’S. DARREN HUNTER LEADS THE GROUND ATTACK BUT MAY NOT BE IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT BECAUSE OF A SHOULDER INJURY AGAINST NORTH LINN, BRYCE ROBISON WHO HAS RUSHED FOR OVER 800 YARDS WILL HAVE TO CARRY A LITTLE MORE OF THE LOAD. DEFENSIVELY THE WOLVES HAVE 27 TAKEAWAYS AND HAVE BEEN VERY STINGY ALLOWING POINTS. THEIR KICKING GAME COULD BE A GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS SITUATION AS THEY ADVANCE IN THE POST SEASON, SAM JENNINGS AN ALL STATE PUNTER AVERAGES 38 YARDS PER KICK AND HAS NOT ALLOWED ANY RETURN YARDAGE. BAD NEWS IS WMU HAS NO PLACEKICKING FOR PAT’S AND FIELD GOALS. THE HAWKS OF LYNNVILLE SULLY ARE LED BY SAGE EHRESMAN WHO HAS RUSHED FOR OVER 1100 YARDS AND SCORED 21 TD’S HAWKS CAN ALSO GO AIRBORNE IF THEY NEED TO PASSING FOR 1100 YARDS, 7 TOUCHDOWNS AND 5 INT’S.THEIR PUNTING GAME ISN’T AS STRONG AS THE WOLVES BUT IN PLACE KICKING THEY HAVE ONLY MISSED 3 PAT’S THIS SEASON AND HAVE KICKED A 43 YARD FG. WMU HAS THE BETTER RECORD, BUT ON PAPER IT. LOOKS TO BE A GREAT GAME ON THE FIELD. KILJ-FM105.5 AND kilj.com WILL CARRY THE GAME LIVE BEGINNING AT 6:30 p.m. THE PREGAME SHOW.
PAIRINGS OF AREA TEAMS FOR the 2nd round of high school football playoffs:
Maquoketa @ Assumption, Davenport
Mid-Prairie, Wellman @ Albia
Mount Vernon @ Central Lee, Donnellson
Iowa Wesleyan dropped soccer matches over the weekend to Fontbonne University, the women fell 12-0 and the men were defeated 10-0.
Kansas City Royals are World Champions, they clinched the World Series Title in New York with another extra inning come from behind win over the Mets 7-2 in 12 innings. It’s the 2nd world title for the Royals and the 1st since 1985. Salvado Perez, Royals catcher was named the MVP batting .364 in the series.