Sports, July 20th

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A, Lisbon continued their Cinderella story as they took down Kingsley-Pierson 5-3 after scoring two runs in the top of the 7th inning. The Lions will face off against Remsen St. Mary’s in the championship game tomorrow, July 21st, at noon after the Hawks defeated Lynnville-Sully 1-0 in a pitchers duel. 

In Class 3A, Western Dubuque found themselves down 3 to 0, but outscored Wahlert Catholic 7 to 1 in the last five innings to win 7-4. North Polk cruised past Carlisle 8-0. The Bobcats and Comets will compete for the championship tomorrow at 5 pm.

West Lyon and Beckman Catholic will square off in the semifinal round tonight for Class 2A with Underwood taking on Cascade in the bottom half of the bracket.

In Class 4A, Johnston will face off against Dowling Catholic and Ames will take on Cedar Falls today with the winners advancing to the championship game.

High School Postseason Softball

In the consolation bracket for Class 1A, Remsen St. Mary’s rattled off five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to walk off St. Edmond 10-9. Sigourney shut out Southeast Warren 2-0.

In the winners bracket, Martensdale-St. Marys handled Wayne yesterday 9-0 and North Linn’s two run first inning was enough to sneak past Clarksville 2-1. The Blue Devils and Lynx will square off for the championship tomorrow, July 21st, with Wayne and Clarksville facing off for 3rd place. 

In Class 2A, Regina Catholic took down Interstate 35, 13-1, and Van Meter halted Central Spring’s comeback attempt to win 10-9. The Regals will take on the Bulldogs tomorrow for the championship. Interstate 35 and Central Springs will compete for 3rd place. 

In the consolation bracket, Lisbon defeated Northeast 6-4, while Missouri Valley won 13-6 over West Monona.

In the Class 3A consolation bracket, Benton’s two run 6th inning was enough to defeat Saydel 3-2.

In the winners bracket, Williamsburg shutdown Estherville Lincoln Central 8-0 and Assumption allowed Wahlert Catholic to get close but still managed to win 7-5. The Raiders and Knights will battle for the championship tomorrow. Estherville Lincoln Central and Wahlert Catholic will compete for 3rd place. 

In the consolation bracket for Class 4A, Carlisle took down ADM 7-5 and North Polk defeated Western Dubuque 8-2. 

Despite starting as the lowest seeds for Class 4A, Winterset and North Scott advanced to the championship game with the Huskies taking down Fort Dodge 6-4 and the Lady Lancers defeating Norwalk 6-4. The championship will take place tonight with Fort Dodge and Norwalk playing for 3rd place. 

In Class 5A, Ankeny Centennial rallied past Southeast Polk to win 11-1 and Pleasant Valley handled Muscatine 7-1. The Jaguars and Spartans will compete tonight for the championship. Southeast Polk will take on Muscatine for 3rd place. 

Mt. Pleasant Basketball

The Panther Hoopla basketball camp has been moved from Mt. Pleasant High School to the Middle School today due to the air condition project at the high school.

Use the entrance on the northeast side of the middle school.

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 will compete in a rematch against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp tonight on the road. 

The Clinton LumberKings have now lost three straight games as they fell to the Quincy Gems last night 5-2. Will Maclean smacked a double and tallied two RBIs in the losing effort. The LumberKings will look to end the streak tonight in a rematch against the Gems at home.

This Day in Sports History

1944 – Browns Nelson Potter is first pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs.

1976 – Hank Aaron hits 755th and last home run off Angels Dick Drago.

2000 – The leaders of Salt Lake City’s bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering.