Mt. Pleasant (23-9) won the championship that counts against the Washington Demons (25-7) last night. The District Championship 4-1. WHS edged MPHS for the Southeast Conference baseball championship, but probably would rather still be going down the tournament trail to state. The Panthers got on the board in the first inning last night scoring their a run off a balk by pitcher Kaleb Rich. Then a two run single in the fourth inning by Cody Vaughn added some insurance for the home team. The Demons had bases loaded in the sixth, but relief pitcher Cameron Engberg was able to pitch out of the trouble after winning pitcher Henry Krieger-Coble had to leave the game with a cut on his finger. Tonight the Panthers of Mt. Pleasant battle the Panthers of Knoxville at Ottumwa in the 3A substate final that will send the winner to the State Tournament next Tuesday at Principal Park in Des Moines. Knoxville came from behind to beat Centerville the defending state champion by a score of 11-10.
Notre Dame Nikes fell to Preston in a 1A substate game in Iowa City last night 5-1.
Class 2A substate final at Williamsburg last night saw Davis County roll over Wilton 10-2, that game was originally scheduled to be played in Mt. Pleasant but was moved because of rain.
State Softball Tournament winners: 4A-D.M. East, Ottumwa, W. Des Moines, North Scott. 3A-Carlisle,Chariton, Keokuk (1-0), Clear Creek Amana. Today is consolation round day with teams that dropped their first round games playing. Southeast Iowa teams playing: Lynnville Sully plays Woodward Granger, Mid Prairie vs IKM, Muscatine vs Dowling.
The first annual Junior golf Tournament will be played at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Winfield Friday July 23rd. Tee off is at 9 a.m. for three classes of golfers. 10-12 years olds will play 9 holes, 13-15 year olds 18 holes and 16-18 year olds 18 holes. Entry fee is $10 for the younger class and $15 for the older classes. Call to sign up at Twin Lakes 257-6253 or e-mail your entry to Twin_Lakes_cc@yahoo.com.
Dick Wagner, long time baseball coach and athletic director at Burlington has passed away at the age of 76. Wagner had been suffering from the affects of diabetes and a stroke. Many athletic events and venues carry the Wagner name, a lasting example of how generous and caring Dick Wagner really was.
Mt. Pleasant girl’ – ‘s basketball camp starts July 26th and runs through July 29th. Girls going into grades 3rd thru 6th will meet at 9:00 a.m.- 11:30, girls going into 7th thru 12th will meet at 2:30pm- 5:30. Camp staff will include present Mt. Pleasant varsity coaches and players. Camp registration can be picked up at Brown’ – ‘s Shoe Fit or Hy Vee in Mt. Pleasant. For more information call Coach Rob McLeland at 258-4118.
Kansas City Royals fell to Toronto 13-1 last night. Same two teams today on KILJ-AM 1130 at 12:35pm