Sports, July 19th

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

The 3 seed New London Tigers defeated the 6 seed CAM Cougars 12-3 last night in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A Baseball State Tournament in Carroll. New London improves to 29-1 on the season. Senior Dereck Santiago was 1 for 2 with a walk and 3 RBIs. Santiago hit the bases clearing double in the second inning to give New London a 5-0 lead. Senior Tucker Gibbar went 1 for 3 with 2 walks and 3 RBIs. New London will take on the 2 seed Newman Catholic Knights in the semifinals. That game is set for 7 PM and live coverage will be available on KILJ.

This Day in Sports History

1909 – Cy Young earned his 500th career victory

1966 – The first major league game to be played on artificial turf took place at the Astrodome in Houston

1989 – NFL owners vote unanimously to form the World League of American Football, which operated from 1991 through 2007

1990 – Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentenced to 5 months for tax evasion

1991 – Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1500th consecutive game