Sports, August 10th

Preview for High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting Fairfield to begin the season on August 25th with John Bowlin leading the squad in his first season with the Panthers. 

Danville and Van Buren County will be competing in the same district in Class A with the Bears taking on Lynnville-Sully and the Warriors facing off against Central Lee.

In 8-man football, Winfield-Mt. Union begins their season against Central City. New London will travel to take on Easton Valley. Lastly, WACO’s week one matchup will be Fremont-Mills on the road. 

Winfield-Mt. Union’s senior heavy lineup excites Head Coach Scott McCarty as his team looks to bring Winfield-Mt. Union back to the playoffs. 

Preview for High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant’s first game of the season will be a road trip to Burlington on August 21st to take on the Grayhounds in Logan Wall’s first game at the helm for the Panthers. 

New London’s first game of the season will be a home matchup against Holy Trinity Catholic on August 31st. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Keokuk to start the season on August 24th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will be participating in a tournament on August 26th hosted by Bondurant-Farrar to start their season. 

WACO will host their own tournament on August 21st. Van Buren County will also be competing in the tournament. 

Central Lee will begin their season on August 26th with their own tournament starting at 9 am.

Upcoming Meet the Player Nights

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting their “Meet the Panthers Night” on August 18th at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex; the only exception being the volleyball team will scrimmage at the high school at 4 pm. Introductions will begin at 7:15 pm starting with the Cheerleaders followed by Cross Country, Volleyball, and then Football. A cheer performance will lead into a run-through for the Panther football team.

Winfield-Mt. Union’s “Meet the Players” night will be August 21st at 7 pm.

Iowa Hawkeye Athletics

Kaleb Johnson, the Hawkeye’s sophomore running back, is on the watchlist for the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the top running back in the nation. Johnson rushed for 779 yards and six touchdowns in his freshman season, which broke the Iowa freshman mark for rushing yards and earned him All-America honors. Shonn Greene was the last Hawkeye to win the award, back in 2008.

Caitlin Clark has been named a finalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award. This comes on the heels of a legendary season for Clark who earned Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, the Honda Cup, and Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The public can vote once a day for this award just by clicking Here

This Day in Sports History

1901 – Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands a record 11 base runners. 

1944 – Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0. Sets an unofficial major league record for the fewest pitches thrown in a nine-inning game.

1971 – Twins’ Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 Home runs and added his 501st.