Sports, July 14th

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A, Burlington Notre Dame snatched the #4 seed and the Nikes will face off against Lisbon on July 17th at 1:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 1:15 pm from Carroll.

Kingsley-Pierson comes into the tournament as the favorite with a 27-2 record. Lynnville-Sully presents a challenge as the #2 seed with just one loss on the season. Powerhouse, Remsen St. Mary’s is looking to avenge their runner-up finish in last year’s tournament as the #3 seed. 

In Class 2A, Van Buren County will take on West Lyon on July 18th at 1:30 pm in Carroll as the #5 seed. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 1:15 pm.

Beckman Catholic enters as the top seed and they will take on Pella Christian. Cascade will compete against Woodward-Granger. Underwood and Williamsburg will play the last game of the day at 7 pm. There will be no repeat champion as Van Meter was upset by the Eagles in the Substate Championship.

Western Dubuque will attempt to repeat as Class 3A state champions after grabbing the top seed in the tournament. Marion’s high scoring offense enters as the #2 seed with North Polk, who was ranked 2nd in the last Coaches Rankings, earning the #3 seed.

In Class 4A, after Ankeny Centennial, the #1 team according to the last Coaches Rankings, was knocked out by Ames in the substrate championship, Johnston enters as the favorite with a chance to repeat as state champions. However, the Dragons did lose to Ames and Southeast Polk on the season. They would not meet until the championship game. 

High School Postseason Softball

In the Class 1A state tournament, Sigourney grabbed the #7 seed and will face off against North Linn in the first round on July 18th at 7 pm.

Martensdale-St. Marys is the #1 seed with North Linn taking the #2 seed in the tournament. Both teams fell in the semifinal round last year. 

Regina Catholic is looking to repeat as the Class 2A state champions as they grabbed the #1 seed. Van Meter grabbed the #2 seed with their 34-5 record. 

In Class 3A, Williamsburg has been the top team for the entire season and continue to hold on to that top spot as they take on Albia in the first round. However, Assumption is looking to usurp the Raiders while avenging their loss in the championship game last season.

Winterset has a long way to travel to attempt to repeat as Class 4A champions with the Huskies entering as the #7 seed. North Polk is the favorite, grabbing the #1 seed. 

Lastly, in Class 5A, the #1 seed Ankeny Centennial will look to take down last years champion Waukee Northwest, who is the #3 seed for the tournament with a 31-11 record. 

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

On Mondays and Wednesdays, runs will begin at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre at 6:30 am.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, runs will start at 7 pm at Saunders Park by the swimming pool.

The runs will continue throughout the summer until the middle of August. If you have any questions, reach out to Coach Murray at 319-850-0867.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees put together a valiant effort, but fell to the Johnstown Mill Rats last night 11-10. Keanu Spenser and Jaden Hackbarth each smacked a home run with Spenser leading the team with 4 RBIs. Mason Schwalbach tallied three RBIs while notching two doubles. The Bees and Mill Rats will square off tonight in a rematch. 

The Clinton LumberKings were defeated by the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes last night 9-7. Casen Neumann slapped a double and finished with 2 RBIs in the losing effort. The LumberKings will face off against the Alton River Dragons tonight on the road. 

This Day in Sports History

1974 – Billy Martin is the first AL manager to be ejected by an umpire from two games in one day.

1987 -The MLB Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson.

1951 – CBS televises the first sporting event in color: the Molly Pitcher.