Sports, June 20th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball had a pair of games on the road against Holy Trinity Catholic on Friday. The Panthers won the first game by a score of 15-10. Savana Walls went 3 for 4 with a double, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. Madison Helling had a great game at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and a home run. Helling also pitched 5 full innings allowing 9 runs, 3 earned on 9 hits with 1 walk. The Panthers were defeated in game 2 by a score of 7-5. Jayden Housh was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Ella McNamee went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Myah Starr pitched 3.2 innings allowing no runs and no hits. Mount Pleasant Softball will be back on the field tonight as they will have a pair of games at home against Washington. The first game is set to begin at 5:30 PM with the second to follow at 7:30 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will have a pair of games against Washington at home tonight. The first game is set for 5:30 PM with the second to begin at 7:30 PM. You can catch live coverage of both games on 105.5 KILJ.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball defeated the Davenport North Wildcats by a score of 4-3 Friday night to remain undefeated and improve to 15-0. Senior Josh Catala went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Freshman Memphis Watson was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Sophomore Brendan Richey pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and striking out 2. Tiger Baseball will be back on the field on Monday at 5:30 PM as they will go on the road for a matchup with Danville.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Wapello by a score of 10-1 on Friday night. Wapello sophomore Emily Hemphill went 2 for 4 with a triple. While Wapello junior Livia Fuller pitched 4 full innings, allowing 2 hits with a walk and striking out 2. Tiger Softball will be back on the field on Monday night for a doubleheader at Danville. The first game is scheduled for 5:30 PM with the second to follow at 7:00 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball will square off with Wapello tonight at Winfield-Mt. Union Community School. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball (5-7) will have a matchup tonight with Wapello (11-8) at the Winfield Softball field. Game start is set for 7:00 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

This Day in Sports History

1966 – The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

1993 – The Chicago Bulls won their third consecutive NBA title. They defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 with a score of 99-98.

1999 – The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually began on June 19th.

2004 – Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) got his 500th career home run.

2007 – Sammy Sosa (Texas Rangers) got his 600th career home run. The hit came against, the Chicago Cubs, his former team.