Sports, June 22nd

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball will have a matchup tonight with New London. The game is set to start at 7:00 PM at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex in Mount Pleasant. You can catch live coverage of the game on 105.5 KILJ.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will be on the road tonight as they will head to Bloomfield for a matchup with Davis County. That game is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by a score of 13-2 Tuesday night in their contest with Holy Trinity Catholic. Tiger Softball will be in Mount Pleasant tonight for a matchup with the Panthers scheduled for 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Baseball remains undefeated as they won their game over Don Bosco by a score of 12-2 last night to improve to 18-0 on the season. Senior Ryan Richey went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and 5 RBIs. Senior Dereck Santiago pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits with 1 walk and striking out 10. Tiger Baseball is back on the field tonight as they will host West Liberty, that game is set for 7:00 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield- Mt. Union Varsity Baseball is back on the field tonight against Burlington Notre Dame following a 10-6 loss against Wapello on Monday night. The game tonight is scheduled for 7:00 PM at Winfield-Mt. Union Community School.

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

1939 – The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

1979 – Former WHA teams the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets joined the NHL. The NHL had expanded to 21 teams.

1990 – Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

2003 – Michelle Wie won her first USGA title at the age of 13. She was the youngest person to win any adult USGA event.

2016 – The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to expand to 31 teams. An expansion team in Las Vegas was added and planned to begin play in the 2017-18 season.