Sports, July 12th

New London

New London Baseball will face off with Moravia tonight at 7:00 PM in the Class 1A – Substate 6 State Qualifier game at the Ottumwa Sports Complex in Ottumwa. The Tigers go into tonight’s game with an overall record of 27-1 after beating Notre Dame 5-0 Saturday night in the District 11 championship. Moravia enters tonight’s contest at 21-6 overall after defeating Sigourney 20-9 Saturday night in the District 12 championship. New London Head Coach Brad Helmerson says he expected a tough game against Notre Dame but wants to keep energy levels high going into the game tonight. Live coverage of tonight’s game with Moravia will begin at 7:00 PM on KILJ.

Panther Hoopla Basketball Camp

Coming up on July 20th and 21st, Mount Pleasant High School is hosting the Panther Hoopla Basketball camp. Panther Hoopla is a southeast Iowa basketball camp offering fundamental skill sessions for girls and boys 3rd through 8th grade. This two-day camp will provide you a great opportunity to get in the gym and practice skills to help you all season long. More information can be found on the Panther Hoopla Facebook page as well as the KILJ Facebook page.

This Day in Sports History

1901 – Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) got his 300th career victory. He ended his career with 511 wins.

1928 – 1st televised tennis match

1949 – 16th Baseball All-Star Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn

1970 – Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke at the British Open to win his 2nd of 3 Open Championships

1979 – At Comiskey Park in Chicago, “Disco Demolition Night” led to fans taking the field after a box of disco records was blown up. The White Sox forfeited the 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers due to the condition of the field.