Sports, June 17th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball squared off with Fort Madison in a doubleheader Thursday night. Ella McNamee pitched 2.2 innings in Game 1, allowing 4 runs with 3 earned. Emma Starr was 1 for 1 with a sacrifice. The Panthers were defeated in Game 1 by a score of 12-0. Madison Helling pitched 6 innings in Game 2 for Mount Pleasant, allowing 15 runs with 8 earned. Jersey Beachy went 1 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Emma Starr was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Mount Pleasant was defeated by a score of 15-6 in Game 2. Panther Softball will be back on the field tonight when they go on the road to take on Holy Trinity Catholic. The first game is set to begin at 5:00 PM with the second to follow at 7:00 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball was defeated by Fort Madison in both games of a doubleheader last night in Fort Madison. The Panthers were defeated in the first game by a score of 5-3 and they were defeated 4-3 in the second game. Mount Pleasant Baseball will be back on the field on Monday night as they will have a doubleheader at home against Washington. The first game will begin at 5:30 PM with the second game to follow at 7:30 PM and you can catch live coverage of both games on 105.5 KILJ.

New London

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Central Lee by a score of 12-0 Thursday night at Central Lee High School. Tiger Softball will be back on the field tonight as they will travel to Wapello to take on the Arrows. That game is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Baseball remains undefeated after a 17-4 win over Central Lee Thursday night. Senior Kooper Schulte went 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Senior Ryan Richey went 1 for 2 with 3 RBIs. The 14-0 New London Tigers will be back on the field tonight as they will travel to Davenport North High School to take on the Wildcats. That game is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM.

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball will host a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament on July 4th at Ruble Arena on the Iowa Wesleyan University campus in Mount Pleasant. All ages are welcome from 3rd grade on through adult ages. There will be a DJ playing music during the event and concession stand availability. The cost to enter is $60 per team. Each team must have at least 3 players with a maximum of 4 players. Payment is required before the start of the first game. Checks can be made payable to Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball. Each athlete must sign a waiver of liability and complete a health information form prior to competing. That form can be sent via email (listed below).

Registration, questions, or concerns may be directed to Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Jordan Ashton, at


The NBA has crowned a champion. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. Warriors guard Stephen Curry had 34 points and hit multiple crucial three’s to lift the Warriors to their 5th championship in franchise history and their 4th in the last 8 years.. Curry was awarded the Finals MVP.

This Day in Sports History

1960 – Ted Williams hit his 500th career home run.

1976 – It was announced that the NBA and ABA would merge.

1990 – Harry Gant became the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race.

1994 – O.J. Simpson drove his Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

2012 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first win in four years and 143 races.