Sports, August 19th

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on conference foe Burlington to start the season on August 21st in a road matchup. 

New London will host Holy Trinity Catholic on August 31st to start their season. 

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.

Van Buren County will compete in a tournament hosted by WACO on August 21st to start the season.

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

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will be looking to stop a two-game skid against Fairfield on August 25th when the Trojans come to town for the opening game of the season. 

Danville will face off against Lynnville-Sully and Van Buren County will take on Central Lee in Class A competition.

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.

Meet the Player Nights

Mt. Pleasant held their “Meet the Panthers” night last night that saw the Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Football teams introduced for the upcoming season. Volleyball’s Head Coach Logan Wall thought the scrimmage loosened up the team. The Panther football team also practiced some plays at the end of the night and Head Coach John Bowlin enjoyed the atmosphere at Evans Field. 

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

High School Postseason Golf

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced the postseason venues for fall golf. District play will begin on October 2nd at four different sites: Pheasant Ridge Golf Course (Cedar Falls the host), Fort Dodge Country Club (Fort Dodge the host), Briarwood Golf Club (Ankeny Centennial the host), and Brown Deer Golf Club (Iowa City Liberty the host). 

The State Championship is scheduled for October 6th and 7th at the Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. 

This Day in Sports History

1909 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500, opens in Speedway, Indiana.

1921 – Detroit Tiger, Ty Cobb, is the 4th to get 3,000 hits in his career, the youngest ever to hit the mark..

1951 – Bill Veeck (St. Louis Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, the shortest player in MLB history at 3’7”, to pinch-hit; he walked on four pitches.