Sports, July 21st

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 2A, West Lyon scored the first two runs of the game, but Beckman Catholic would go on to clobber the Wildcats 11-2. The Trailblazers will face off against Underwood for the championship after the Eagles took down Cascade 3-1. 

In Class 4A, Johnston cruised past Dowling Catholic 9-4 to advance to the championship game. Ames will meet the Dragons there after stopping Cedar Falls comeback attempt to win 4-3. The game will be the last one of the night.

In Class 1A, Lisbon will face off against Remsen St. Mary’s today for the championship.

In Class 3A, Western Dubuque and North Polk will compete for the championship tonight.

High School Postseason Softball

In Class 1A, Martensdale-St. Marys and North Linn will square off for the championship tonight with Wayne and Clarksville facing off for 3rd place. 

In Class 2A, Regina Catholic will take on Van Meter today for the championship. Interstate 35 and Central Springs will compete for 3rd place. 

In Class 3A, Williamsburg and Assumption will battle for the championship today. Estherville Lincoln Central and Wahlert Catholic will compete for 3rd place. 

Winterset had a long way to go as the 7th seed, but the Huskies outlasted North Scott 5-3 to repeat as state champions. Norwalk shut out Fort Dodge 5-0 to capture 3rd place. 

In Class 5A, Ankeny Centennial demolished Pleasant Valley 11-0 to claim the state championship. Muscatine handled Southeast Polk 5-0 yesterday to earn 3rd place.

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 took down the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp last night 6-1. Corey Boyette led the team with a two run home run. The Bees will have a rematch against the Pistol Shrimp tonight on the road. 

The Clinton LumberKings’s losing streak continued after falling to the Quincy Gems 8-4. Will MacLean and Jeremy Figueroa each tallied two RBIs in the losing effort. The LumberKings will host the O’Fallon Hoots tonight. 

This Day in Sports History

1945 – At Shibe Park the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers play 24 innings and settle for a 1-1 deadlock.

1968 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 stroke from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer.

1985 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle wins his only Open title by 1 stroke from runner-up Payne Stewart; last time event features double cut (after 36 and 54 holes), introduced in 1968.