SPORTS SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on September 2, 2015

The MPHS cross country teams ran in the Williamsburg invitational to open the 2015 season,  The Panther girls ran 9th out of 13 teams with 235 points.  Williamsburg won the girls division with a 69 score.  Taylor Murray led M.P. with a 20th place finish and Delaney McDowell ran 32nd to be the 2nd place runner for the Panthers.   Logan Murray led the MPHS boys to a team title as he came in 1st in a time of 16:53, Adam Boddenham finished 8th in 17:49, M.P. had a 76 score to beat the 12 team field.

AREA VOLLEYBALL TUESDAY NIGHT:  Holy Trinity Catholic swept West Burlington 25-9, 25-13 and 25-14.  Wilton beat Wapello 25-18, 25-22 in the championship match to win the Wapello Invitational meet.  #14 Pleasant Valley beat Burlington in a sweep.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s soccer team opened up the 2015 season against Clarke University.  The Tigers dropped the first game of the season 0-9.

Jesse Ertz a graduate of Mediapolis High School has won the starting quarterback position at Kansas State, Ertz helped lead Mediapolis to a state runnerup finish in the high school playoffs two years ago.

The public is invited to Bracewell Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., for the “Tradition Calls” Grand Opening Celebration. The event will celebrate the Tradition Calls fundraising campaign to improve and modernize the stadium, a community landmark that has a long and storied history in Burlington.

The track at Maple Leaf Athletic Complex is being resurfaced.  Walkers and runners are reminded that from now until Thursday, September 10th the track will be closed.

 

SEPTEMBER 4TH AREA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

“A” District 6

Cardinal, Eldon at North Mahaska

Central Lee  at Danville

Columbus Community at New London

Lone Tree at Belle Plaine

Sigourney/Keota at  #3 Pekin

Van Buren  at Montezuma

WACO at B-G-M, Brooklyn

Wapello at Winfield-Mt. Union

 

1A District 5

Louisa-Muscatine at Wilton ( (ND))

Wapello at Winfield-Mt. Union ( (ND))

 

1ADistrict 6

Columbus Community, Columbus Junction at New London

Iowa Valley, Marengo at Highland

Sigourney/Keota at Pekin

 

2A District 5

Central Lee at Danville

Clear Creek-Amana at Mid-Prairie

Louisa-Muscatine at Wilton

Mount Pleasant at Mediapolis

West Burlington/Notre Dame at Keokuk

West Liberty at West Branch

Williamsburg at Grinnell

 

3A District 5

Davenport Assumption at Xavier, Cedar Rapids

Burlington at Fort Madison

Clear Creek-Amana at Mid-Prairie

Fairfield at Albia

Marion at Washington

Mount Pleasant at Mediapolis

West Burlington/Notre Dame at Keokuk

 

4A District 6

Burlington at Fort Madison

Oskaloosa at Ottumwa

 

8 MAN

TRI COUNTY @ HARMONY

 

Iowa Wesleyan University opens the 2015 season Saturday night on the road at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.  This is just the 2nd night game ever for the Rams at Ash Park Stadium, kickoff is at 7 p.m.  According to pre-season polls, Cornell College’s football program has returned to the point of contending for Midwest Conference championships under sixth-year head coach Vince Brautigam.  Brautigam is a 1988 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan.  He had the Rams in the southern division title hunt last season in the Midwest Conference going into their final divisional game. Two years ago, they tied for second overall.  Cornell looks to be part of that late-season discussion again this fall with some top-tier talent back in camp, but they also have some holes to fill at a few key positions.  The 2015 Rams are aiming to improve on last year’s 5-4 overall record, which included a pair of tough seven-point defeats to end the season. Cornell wound up 3-2 in the South Division for third place.  Cornell returns 40 letter winners and welcomes 21 first-year players.