Sports, June 1st

High School Soccer

The boys’ state quarterfinals finished up play with Class 4A yesterday. Ankeny Centennial defeated Valley in a big upset taking down the #1 seed. Johnston defeated Prairie 3-0. Iowa City West took down Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2-0 and Dowling Catholic came out with the win 2-1 over Ames.

The state tournament will get back to action today.

The girls’ state quarterfinals started yesterday and here are the results. Des Moines Christian and Gilbert each defeated their opponents 2-0 yesterday. Bishop Heelan pulled off the upset against Nevada 1-0. Lastly, Assumption took down Van Meter 2-0. 

Waverly-Shell Rock continued their dominance defeating North Polk 4-1 in Class 2A. Pella snuck past ADM 1-0. Dallas Center-Grimes handled Marion 10-0 and North Scott netted three to take down Spencer.

Waukee Northwest defeated the preseason favorite Ankeny Centennial 2-0. Valley won 2-0 against Pleasant Valley. Dowling Catholic was the second 7th seed to pull off the upset winning 1-0 over Ankeny. Lastly, Johnston ran away with a 5-0 win over Linn-Mar. 

The state tournament will continue tomorrow.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will continue their series against Washington tonight at home with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Highland at home tonight.

Danville will compete against Van Buren County today.

Central Lee took down New London last night 18-6 after a 9 run 4th inning for the Hawks. Tate Welcher notched 3 RBIs for the Tigers. Central Lee will take on West Burlington tonight on the road. 

New London will host Keota tonight.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant traveled to Wapello last night and after waiting out a lightning delay exited with the 8-3 win over the Arrows. The Panthers jumped on the board first after an Emma Starr walk and Addison Clark double put runners on 2nd and 3rd, a subsequent wild pitch would score Starr. Saige Burchett would tally an RBI in the 2nd inning to make it 2 to 0. An Ada Boysen home run would cut the lead in half for the Arrows.

The Panthers and Arrows would enter the 6th inning tied at 3, but an RBI single by Keagyn Coleman and heads up baserunning by Meadow Carter would put the Panthers ahead 4 to 3. The 7th inning was where the Panthers broke it open starting with a 2 run homer by Jersey Beachy to make it 6 to 3. Coleman and Kynlee White would bat home the other runs. The Panthers will face off against Washington at home tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Highland this evening.

Danville will look to get back in the win column against Van Buren County tonight.

Holy Trinity Catholic will look to take down Mediapolis today.

New London will host Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow, June 2nd.

High School Tennis

The boys’ state team tournament began yesterday and these are the results. In Class 1A, Pella shut out Ballard and Wahlert Catholic 5 sets to 0. Cedar Rapids Xavier defeated Glenwood 5 sets to 2 and Decorah 5 sets to 0. Pella will take on Xavier today for the championship. Decorah and Wahlert Catholic will face off for 3rd place.

In Class 2A, Waukee Northwest and Iowa City West dominated the competition to make it to the championship game today. Linn-Mar will take on Pleasant Valley for 3rd place. 

Iowa Baseball

The Hawkeyes will open up play in the NCAA tournament against North Carolina tomorrow, June 2nd, at 6 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1925 – Future NY Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig pinch hits for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninger in a 5-3 loss to Washington; first of record 2,130 consecutive games.

1943 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell patents his “eephus” or “blooper ball” pitch; uses pitch on way to a 20-win campaign.

2012 – Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets’ 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 – 0.