SPORTS SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on September 3, 2016

FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.

Mt. Pleasant won their football game at Mediapolis Friday night 32-14 over the Class 2A Bulldogs.  Pat Canby rushed for 187 yards and scored 5 touchdowns and the Panther defense grabbed 4 interceptions to put the stops on the Bulldog’s offensive effort.  Mt. Pleasant is now 1-1 in non-district play and ready to open up the district action at home next Friday night against highly ranked Washington who won Friday over Mid Prairie 49-14.

Mediapolis did win the fresh-soph game 24-0.

OTHER AREA GAMES:

Central Lee, Donnellson 59, Fort Madison 8 ( (ND))
Fairfield 45, Knoxville 14 ( (ND))
Keokuk 50, Chariton 13 ( (ND))
Oskaloosa 23, Grinnell 6 ( (ND))
West Burlington/Notre Dame 27, West Branch 18 ( (ND))

Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 24, Danville 6 ( (ND))
Highland, Riverside 50, West Liberty 14 ( (ND))

Cardinal, Eldon 13, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 0 ( (ND))
New London 76, Van Buren Community 6 ( (ND))
Pekin 20, Davis County, Bloomfield 6 ( (ND))
Wapello 48, Winfield-Mt. Union 0 ( (ND))

Lone Tree 55, H-L-V, Victor 8 ( (ND))
Murray 62, Melcher-Dallas 22 ( (ND))
WACO, Wayland 74, Tri-County, Thornburg 12 ( (ND))

TODAY:  Mt. Pleasant hosts a freshman volleyball tournament.  The girls and boys cross country teams will run at Pella’s Invitational, the 8th ranked Panther boys run against 6th ranked Gilbert and 7th ranked Pella.  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 today at 1 p.m.  Jim Becker vs Kiley Miller and Mike Wilson plays Troy Stith.  The finals will be played Monday.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s soccer team opened the season on the road with a 2-0 win over Crown College.

The Tigers scoring came in the second half.  Maxwell Trautmann put IW on the board at the 50:45 minute mark.   Iowa Wesleyan’s final goal came when Juan Carlos Franco scored.

Mitchell Schneider recorded five saves in 90 minutes of action in the net for Iowa Wesleyan.

Iowa Wesleyan will return to action tomorrow at 2:30 pm. They will finish up their games in the Warrior Cup against Martin Luther College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.