SPORTS OCTOBER 12, 2017Written by John Kuhens on October 12, 2017
Last night’s volleyball action featured the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers and the Highlanders of MacMurray College. In a previous meeting earlier this season, Iowa Wesleyan defeated MacMurray 3-1 for their first win of the season. The Tigers were able to complete the sweep of the SLIAC series with another 3-1 (26-24, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18) victory over the Highlanders. Lida Landre and Sydney Ellsworth led the Tiger attack in kills. Landre recorded thirteen kills, while Ellsworth was right behind with eleven kills on the night. Ariel Smale ended the match with forty-four assists in the win for the Tigers. Jenna Murphy and Kara Gillis led Iowa Wesleyan in digs, finishing with thirty and 27 respectively. Iowa Wesleyan will be back in action tonight against Simpson College. The Tigers host the Storm win a JV/Varsity double-header starting at 5:30 pm.
On the local sports scene today: The Southeast Conference runs their cross country meet at Ft. Madison’s Rodeo Park for their conference meet. The Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s team will be led by sophomore Abby Ryon who is ranked 24th in the state. The boy’s team will be led by junior Cody Mertens who is ranked 7th. Simpson College plays volleyball at Iowa Wesleyan. Iowa Wesleyan women’s and men’s soccer teams play at Blackburn.
Major League Baseball divisional playoff action from Wednesday night saw The Nationals beat the Cubs 5-0 in Chicago, the 5th and deciding game will be played tonight in Washington D.C. at 7 pm. The Yankees punched their ticket into the American League Championship Series by beating the Indians last night 3-2. Houston and New York will battle for the right to go to the World Series beginning Friday night at 7 pm in Houston.
The Mt. Pleasant Panther football team pregame meal this week is sponsored by the Wellspring Evangelical Free Church. The Panther cheerleaders, teams and coaches thank the community for your support.
AREA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 10/13/17
8 Man District 4
Easton Valley at WACO
Iowa Valley, Marengo at Lone Tree
Class “A” District 6
Montezuma at Cardinal, Eldon
New London at Pekin
Winfield-Mt. Union at North Mahaska
Class 1A District 4
Columbus Community at Regina, Iowa City
Louisa-Muscatine at Highland
Wapello at Sigourney-Keota
Wilton at Van Buren Community
Class 2A District 5
Camanche at Mediapolis
Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Anamosa
Class 2A District 6
Centerville at Central Lee
Class 3A District 5
Fort Madison at Keokuk
Oskaloosa at Washington
West Burlington at Solon
Class 4A District 8
Ottumwa at Cedar Rapids, Kennedy
Prairie, Cedar Rapids at Burlington