Sports, July 18th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Baseball had multiple honorees in the 2022 Southeast Conference All-Conference Awards. Senior Cooper Keldgord and Junior Carter Amos were honored with 2nd Team All SEC. Junior Jake Ensminger and Senior Lincoln Henriksen were honorable mentions. Senior Dalton Church, Junior Elliott Cook, Junior Garrett Cook, Senior Lincoln Henriksen, and Junior Zerek Venghaus were honored with Academic All-SEC.

Mount Pleasant Middle School is hosting a Back to School 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament coming up on August 20th. The tournament is open to 3rd through 8th graders. The cost to enter is $60 per team and registration is due by August 15th. With questions, you can contact Ronnie Ashton at

New London

New London Baseball will play their quarterfinal game of the Class 1A state tournament against CAM this afternoon at 4:30 PM in Carroll. New London was defeated by Kee 4-3 in the quarterfinal round of last year’s tournament. Live coverage of the quarterfinal game against CAM this afternoon will be available on KILJ.

This Day in Sports History

1927 – Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

1964 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.

1987 – Yankees’ Don Mattingly hit a home run in an 8th consecutive game, tying a record.

2008 – Billy Joel performs the last of two concerts dubbed the “The Last Play at Shea.” The final concert event before the demolition of Shea Stadium which was built in 1964. Featured guests include Roger Daltrey, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney.