Sports, July 21st

Class 1A State Baseball Tournament

The matchup for the IAHSAA Class 1A State Baseball is set. Remsen St. Mary’s will take on New London on Friday at 12:00 PM. Undefeated Remsen St. Mary’s defeated Kingsley-Pierson 10-0 in 5 innings on Wednesday afternoon to advance to the title game.

New London defeated Newman Catholic 16-1 in 4 innings Wednesday night. Tucker Gibbar went 2 for 3 at the plate with a walk and 3 RBIs. Carter Allen went 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Seth Bailey pitched the complete game allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts. New London Baseball advances to their first state championship in program history. New London will face off with Remsen St. Mary’s tomorrow at 12:00 PM. Live coverage will be available on 105.5 KILJ.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Continental Athletic Conference announced multiple awards and recognized multiple administrators, coaches, and student-athletes for their accomplishments over the course of the 2021-22 athletic year. Iowa Wesleyan’s Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Marketing, and Communications, Courtney Carl, was recognized with the Sports Information Director of the Year award. 

“Iowa Wesleyan is grateful for Courtney’s efforts throughout her career at Iowa Wesleyan,” said Vice President for Advancement and Athletics, Derek Zander. “You cannot say enough about Courtney and her dedication to our programs, student-athletes, and the university.”

This Day in Sports History

1963 – Jack Nicklaus wins his first of 5 PGA Championships by 2 shots over Dave Ragan

1975 – Texas Rangers fire their manager Billy Martin

1989 – Mike Tyson knocks out Carl Williams in 1:33 for the heavyweight boxing title

1991 – Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, and Bill Veeck are elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

2013 – Phil Mickelson won his 5th major when he won the British Open, beating out Henrik Stenson by 3 strokes