Sports, June 27th

Mount Pleasant

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

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will have a 2-game set at home with Burlington tonight as well. The first game is set to begin at 5:30 PM with the second to start at 7:30 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball has improved to 20-0 on the season after a 10-0 win over Highland in 5 innings Friday night on Senior Night. Senior Dereck Santiago went 1 for 3 with a double with 2 walks and 2 RBIs. Senior Ryan Richey went 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI. Sophomore Brendan Richey pitched 4 full innings allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 3. Tiger Baseball will be back on the field on tonight for a matchup on the road against Burlington Notre Dame. That game is set to start at 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Softball split a doubleheader Friday. The Tigers defeated Hillcrest Academy by a score of 7-6 in the first game. Highland defeated New London in the second game by a score of 10-0. Tiger Softball will be back on the field on Tuesday night for a 7:00 PM matchup with Van Buren County.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball will host Highland tonight at 7:00 PM at the Winfield Softball Field.

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball will host Highland tonight at 7:00 PM as well. That game will take place at Winfield 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


The Charlotte Hornets’ hired Steve Clifford for a second stint as the team’s head coach Friday. Clifford’s first run as Charlotte’s head coach was from 2013-2018. Warriors’ assistant coach Kenny Atkinson originally accepted the job but instead decided to stay with Golden State following the NBA Finals victory.


A champion has been crowned. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Sunday night to hoist the Stanley Cup. Colorado’s Cale Makar received the Conn Smythe Trophy which is awarded to the postseason’s most valuable player. It’s Colorado’s first cup since the 2000-2001 season.

This Day in Sports History

1939 – Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0.

1988 – In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

1990 – Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A’s worth $4,700,000 per year.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.