Sports, Wednesday, September 25thWritten by Nathan Bloechl on September 25, 2019
By: Nathan Bloechl — firstname.lastname@example.org
Prep Cross Country:
The Mount Pleasant boys’ and girls’ cross country teams enjoyed successful nights at their home invite yesterday evening.
The Panther girls got a first place finish from senior Abby Ryon — who ran 19:51.81 — to help secure a meet victory for Mount Pleasant.
All told Lyle Murray’s group made up 7 of the top 12 finishers, with Mount Pleasant securing 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 12th place in addition to Ryon earning first place.
The Panthers ended with a low score of 18, nearly 40 points better than that of second place Fort Madison.
Addison Parrot of Danville-New London won the girls small school division race helping lead her group to the team title, as well.
Parrot ran 20:35.08.
Mediapolis was second, while Central Lee placed 5th.
Here’s head coach Lyle Murray for a full race recap:
On the boys’ side of things, Logan White led Mitch Anderson’s group with a 13th place finish, running 19:38.28 as the Panthers finished 4th in the large school class.
Luke Ryon finished in 16th, while Logan Lee was 20th.
Here’s head coach Mitch Anderson:
Fairfield took home the large school championship, followed up by Fort Madison, Washington and then Mount Pleasant.
The Danville-New London boys’ won the small school division race, while Winfield-Mount Union placed third overall.
Danville-New London was paced by Ty Carr with a third place finish in 18:03.68.
In 7th and 8th grade, the Panthers were led by Ben Carthey’s 2nd place finish in a time of 11:54. Nate Stroud was 23rd, followed by Kaiden Diestzenbach in 30th.
The middle school girls were led by Elsie Lange’s 7th place finish. Other top girl’s runners were: Charice Auwerda in 9th, Alexis Wagner in 10th and Tori Wilson in 24th.
The cross country teams will travel to Washington on Tuesday, October 1st.
The Mount Pleasant Panther volleyball team earned themselves an energetic and come-from-behind homecoming victory last night over Fairfield.
The Panthers fell behind 2-0 only to rally to win the final three games to secure their fifth win of the season.
It took a 26-24 win in game three, a 25-23 win in game four and a 15-12 win in game five to notch the “W”.
The win marked the Panthers second in a row — they’re now 5-16.
Mount Pleasant will host Burlington at home next Tuesday.
The freshman Panthers were swept by Fairfield, 24-15, 22-15 while the JV Panthers defeated the Trojans in three games, 23-25, 25-17, 15-8.
In other prep volleyball from around the area last night:
- West Burlington upset Central Lee, 3-1.
The latest Radio Iowa Football polls were announced this week:
- WDM Valley (4-0), LW #2 vs CB Thomas Jefferson
- Dowling Catholic (3-1), LW #4 @ #8 Ankeny
- Cedar Falls (4-0), LW #5 vs Dubuque Hempstead
- Bettendorf (3-1), LW #3 @ CR Washington
- Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-1), LW #6 @ Davenport West
- Ankeny Centennial (3-1), LW #1 @ Marshalltown
- Southeast Polk (3-1), LW #7 @ #9 Fort Dodge
- Ankeny (2-2), LW #8 vs #2 Dowling Catholic
- Fort Dodge (4-0), LW #9 vs #7 S.E. Polk
- Waterloo West (3-1), LW #10 vs CR Jefferson
- Western Dubuque (4-0), LW #1 @ Dubuque Wahlert
- Solon (4-0), LW #2 vs Fort Madison
- Cedar Rapids Xavier (4-0), LW #3 vs Muscatine
- Lewis Central (4-0), LW #5 vs Creston/O-M
- Dallas Center-Grimes (3-1), LW (X) vs Perry
- North Scott (3-1), LW #4 vs Central DeWitt
- Sergeant Bluff-Luton (3-1), LW #7 vs Sioux City Heelan
- Washington (4-0), LW #8 vs Keokuk
- Independence (4-0), LW (X) @ Independence
- Norwalk (3-1), LW (X) vs Carlisle
- Waukon (4-0), LW #1 @ #10 Monticello
- Clear Lake (4-0), LW #2 @ Hampton-Dumont
- Algona (4-0), LW #3 @ Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
- Waterloo Columbus (4-0), LW #6 vs Oelwein
- Des Moines Christian (4-0), LW #5 @ Centerville
- Greene County (4-0), LW #7 @ Shenandoah
- Benton (4-0), LW #8 vs Union (LaPorte City)
- OABCIG (4-0), LW #10 vs Red Oak
- Crestwood (2-2), LW #4 vs Iowa Falls-Alden
- Monticello (4-0), LW (X) vs #1 Waukon
- Mediapolis drops out.
- West Sioux (4-0), LW #1 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
- Dike-New Hartford (4-0), LW #2 vs North Linn
- Van Meter (4-0), LW #3 vs ACGC
- West Branch (4-0), LW #4 vs Bellevue
- West Lyon (4-0), LW #5 @ Emmetsburg
- South Central Calhoun (4-0), LW #6 vs Ogden
- Western Christian (4-0), LW #7 vs Unity Christian
- Iowa City Regina (3-1), LW (X) @ East Marshall
- Mount Ayr (4-0), LW #9 vs West Central Valley
- Treynor (4-0), LW #10 @ East Sac County
- West Hancock (4-0), LW #1 @ #9 Garrigan
- Saint Ansgar (4-0), LW #2 @ Nashua-Plainfield
- North Tama (4-0), LW #3 vs East Buchanan
- Westwood (Sloan) (4-0), LW #6 @ Logan-Magnolia
- Wapsie Valley (3-1), LW #5 @ South Winneshiek
- Grundy Center (4-0), LW #8 vs GMG (Garwin)
- BGM (Brooklyn ) (4-0), LW #7 vs Highland (Riverside)
- South O’Brien (4-0), LW #10 @ HMS (Hartley)
- Algona Garrigan (3-1), LW #9 vs #1 West Hancock
- MFL MarMac (4-0), LW (X) vs Clayton Ridge
- Don Bosco (4-0), LW #1 vs Tripoli
- Turkey Valley (4-0), LW #2 vs Central City
- Remsen St. Mary’s (4-0), LW #4 vs AR-WE-VA
- Coon Rapids-Bayard (4-0), LW #5 vs West Harrison
- Audubon (4-1), LW #6 vs Boyer Valley
- Lenox (5-0), LW #8 vs Mormon Trail
- Montezuma (4-0), LW (X) @ Lone Tree
- Harris-Lake Park (4-0), LW #9 @ West Bend-Mallard
- Newell-Fonda (3-0), LW #10 vs River Valley
- New London (3-1), LW #3 @ HLV