Sports, June 3rd

High School Soccer

The girls’ state semifinals were upset central yesterday and here’s the results. In Class 1A, Gilbert took down the #1 seed Des Moines Christian 1-0 and the #7 seed Bishop Heelan defeated Assumption 4-1. Gilbert and Bishop Heelan will square off today.

Waverly-Shell Rock and Dallas Center-Grimes each snuck by their opponents 1-0 to advance to the championship game today for Class 2A.

In Class 3A, Valley pulled off the upset on Waukee Northwest 3-1. They will take on Johnston today after they defeated Dowling Catholic.

The boys’ state championship will also be taking place today and here are the matchups. In Class 1A, GCGR will face off against Western Christian.

Assumption will take on Gilbert in Class 2A.

Norwalk and Iowa City Liberty are looking to continue their Cinderella stories today for Class 3A.

Lastly, Iowa City West will face off against Johnston for the Class 4A crown.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will have a home doubleheader against Keokuk on Monday, June 5th.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Lone Tree on June 6th.

West Burlington handled Danville last night 16-4. Hayden Vandenberg smacked a home run and tallied 4 RBIs in the winning effort for the Falcons. The Bears will take on BGM on June 5th.

Central Lee will host Danville on June 6th. 

New London fell to Burlington Notre Dame last night 8-1 in their conference matchup. The Tigers got on the board first in the 3rd inning due to some errant pitching by Hunter Shipley causing Nick Powell to score on a wild pitch. The Nikes would strike in the 5th inning with 7 runs coming in to score. Isaiah Crow notched a double and 3 RBIs in the inning. Caden Schwenker tallied 2 RBIs and Lucas Johnson along with Jaxon Salder grabbed an RBI each. Shipley pitched 6 innings striking out 11 batters to pick up the win. The Tigers will take on Lone Tree on June 5th on the road.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will host a doubleheader against Keokuk on June 5th.

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to Hillcrest Academy 16-12 last night. Keely Malone went 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs including a two-run homer. The Wolves will host Lone Tree on June 6th.

Danville will face off against Central Lee on June 6th.

Holy Trinity Catholic defeated New London last night 13-0. The Crusaders will take on Highland on June 7th and the Tigers will compete in the Mustang Classic today.

Iowa Baseball

The Hawkeyes fended off the North Carolina comeback attempt to win 5-4. Sam Hojnar picked up a 2 RBI double in the winning effort for the Hawkeyes as Marcus Morgan pitched 5 innings and tallied 5 strikeouts. They will take on Indiana State tonight.

This Day in Sports History

1932 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig first to hit 4 consecutive HRs in a MLB game; NY Yankees beat Philadelphia A’s, 20-13 at Shibe Park.

1989 – Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities in one day.

2018 – Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.