Sports, April 29th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant will participate in the Fairfield Coed Brookhart-Crew Relays today with West Burlington also making the trip. 

The WACO and Danville boys’ and girls’ teams will compete tonight at Highland.  

The Central Lee and New London boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Van Buren County for the Warriors’ senior night today.

Drake Relays

The 114th running of the Drake Relays wrapped up competition over the weekend and here’s how our local teams’ relays performed.  

The girls’ 4×100 meter relay saw three of our local teams run as Danville’s squad of Kenna Furnald, Violet Sowell, Jaeda Molle, and Alaina Gourley snatched 78th place with a time of 51.86 seconds. Mt. Pleasant’s team of Kynlee White, Alex Scott, Bailey Jalas, and Andi Scott finished in 13th place with a time of 49.72 seconds. Lastly, the Burlington girls’ team qualified for the finals and Kierah Wiseman, Shariah Hart, Sophie Brown, and Mylee Stiefel raced to a time of 48.8 seconds, which was good enough for 4th place. 

On the boys’ side, Danville, Burlington, and Mediapolis each had a team competing. The Bears grabbed 59th place with the team of Jaden Bauer, Drake Bielser, Landon Seibert, and Ayden Doyle with a time of 44.2 seconds. Burlington’s team of Derrick Watson, Keshawn Wyldon, Darius Shealey, and Laderrias Shealey took 62nd place with a time of 44.23 seconds. Lastly, the team of Aedin Nelson, Henry Luttenegger, Noah Schmidgall, and Kyler Crow finished in 65th place with a time of 44.31 seconds for the Bulldogs. 

The Mediapolis’ boys’ 4×800 media relay team of Owen and Will Schmidgall, Solomon Zaugg, and Logan Rosas raced to a phenomenal time of 7 minutes and 50 seconds, which was good enough for 5th place. 

High School Soccer

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team struggled at Pella Christian over the weekend as they fell to the Eagles 2-0 and Burlington Notre Dame 7-0. The Nikes were led by Julianna Hill as she scored a double hat trick, six goals, and tabbed an assist. 

Notre Dame also defeated Pella Christian 4-2 as Hill added two more goals to her weekend total. 

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Wapello next Monday, May 6th, with the girls playing first at 5 pm.

The WACO boys’ team will take on Central Lee at home tonight at 5 pm. 

Mediapolis will host Burlington Notre Dame tonight with the girls’ playing first at 5 pm.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Keokuk today with the girls at home and the boys on the road. 

The Central Lee girls’ team will hit the road tonight to take on Canton at 5 pm. 

The Danville boys’ team will face off against Highland tomorrow, April 30th, at 5 pm at home.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will host Burlington today and the boys’ team will face off against Keokuk tomorrow, April 30th, on the road. 

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Louisa-Muscatine today at home.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will travel to Fairfield today for a meet.

The Central Lee girls’ team will participate in a tournament today at Elks Fairview Golf Course with New London, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Mt. Pleasant also making the trip. 

The Central Lee boys’ team will host a meet on Saturday, May 4th, with Van Buren County, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Burlington Notre Dame also making the trip. 

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy on Friday, May 3rd. 

The New London and Mediapolis boys’ teams will travel to Blue Top Ridge Golf Course today to compete in a meet.

The Mediapolis girls’ team will head to Washington Golf and Country Club for a meet today. 

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball’s woes continued over the weekend, falling to Iowa Central Community College 15-11 and 13-8 to extend their losing streak to five games. Abrahan Rios led the offense in game one with two doubles and three RBIs. The Blackhawks will look for some revenge on the road as they will take on Iowa Central Community College today.

The SCC softball team ended their regular season with a bang, winning all four games in their weekend slate. The Blackhawks outscored Southwestern Community College 19 to 2 for their Saturday doubleheader. Maggie Vasa smashed three home runs and totaled eight RBIs in their series against the Spartans. 

Yesterday, the Blackhawks won game one 12-0 and 16-3 in game two against Marshalltown Community College. Araceli Rivas pitched a gem in game one, allowing only one hit, while striking out nine batters. Ella Florey provided the bat in game one with a home run. The power continued into game two with Rylee German and Mireya Rose each collecting a home run in the victory. 

This Day in Sports History

1934 – Pittsburgh is last major league baseball city to play a home game on a Sunday, as the Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds.

1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts.

1981 – MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton is the first lefty to strike out 3,000 batters.