SPORTS SEPTEMBER 2, 2016Written by John Kuhens on September 2, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
15th ranked Fairfield came to Panther Gymnasium and defeated the MPHS volleyball team in Southeast Conference action 3 games to 1, but it wasn’t easy. The Trojans won 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20. Abbie Liechty and Mikayla Beason had 8 kills each. Ashlee Menke had 31 assists.
MP JV Volleyball beats Fairfield. 25-19; 12-25; 15-10.
AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES: Burlington Notre Dame upset 7th ranked New London 3-1. #8 Holy Trinity Catholic swept Van Buren, Central Lee beat West Burlington 3-1, Wapello swept IMS, Highland won 3 games to 1 over Winfield Mt. Union, Waco edged Danville 3 games to 2.
The latest volleyball rankings have: New London 7th and Holy Trinity Catholic 8th in Class 1A, Janesville is #1. Class 2A is topped by Western Christian. Dike New Hartford is #1 in Class 3A, Class 4A has Ft. Madison ranked 11th and Fairfield 15th, Sioux City Heelan is #1, Class 5A has Ankeny Centennial #1.
The Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer team traveled to Rockford, Illinois Thursday to take on the Regents of Rockford University and lost the match 10-0.
Iowa Wesleyan will return to action on Wednesday, September 7th. They will open up at home against Monmouth College at 5 pm at East Lake Soccer Park in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
Mt. Pleasant travels to Mediapolis to play non-district football tonight. Both teams are looking for their 1st win of the year as last week M.P. fell to Clear Creek-Amana 23-8 and Mepo fell in 14-12 overtime to their rival West Burlington-Notre Dame. This is the 3rd meeting of these two schools, last year the Bulldogs won on their home field 20-13. The Panthers touchdown last week was a 55 yard pass on a 4th down play, so they need to work on putting together some sustaining drives. On defense they allowed over 300 yards rushing so you can bet Mepo will be attacking that part of the defense 1st. A fresh-soph game will be played at 5 p.m. The varsity game will begin 30 minutes after it’s completion so the varsity game could start a little earlier than normal. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will broadcast live, our pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES: Burlington won over Davenport North 36-28 on the road, Grayhound quarterback L.T. Beck threw 5 touchdown passes.
OTHER AREA GAMES TONIGHT:
Fort Madison at Central Lee, Donnellson ( (ND))
Grinnell at Oskaloosa ( (ND))
Keokuk at Chariton ( (ND))
Knoxville at Fairfield ( (ND))
Mid-Prairie, Wellman at Washington ( (ND))
Solon at Regina, Iowa City ( (ND))
West Burlington/Notre Dame at West Branch ( (ND))
Albia at Pella Christian ( (ND))
Centerville at Pleasantville ( (ND))
Pekin at Davis County, Bloomfield ( (ND))
Danville at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction ( (ND))
Tipton at Louisa-Muscatine ( (ND))
Van Buren Community at New London ( (ND))
Wapello at Winfield-Mt. Union ( (ND))
West Liberty at Highland, Riverside ( (ND))
Lone Tree at H-L-V, Victor ( (ND))
WACO, Wayland at Tri-County, Thornburg ( (ND))
SATURDAY: Mt. Pleasant hosts a freshman volleyball tournament. The girls and boys cross country teams will run at Pella’s Invitational. Iowa Wesleyan opens their football season hosting Cornell College of Mt. Vernon kickoff is at 7 p.m. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the game live. KILJ-FM will carry the Miami of Ohio game at Iowa beginning at 12:30 p.m. and KILJ-AM 1130 will bring you the UNI at Iowa State game beginning at 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club men’s club championship semi final matches will be played Sunday morning at 11 a.m. instead of Saturday at 1 p.m. Jim Becker vs Kiley Miller and Mike Wilson plays Troy Stith. The finals will be played Monday.