Sports, May 10th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting the state qualifying meet tomorrow, May 11th.

Central Lee will travel to Tipton to compete in their state qualifying meet tomorrow.

WACO will host the Class 1A District 10 state qualifying meet as Danville, New London, and Winfield-Mt. Union will also be competing at the meet tomorrow.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will travel to take on Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow, May 11th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will take on Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow on the road.

The WACO boys team defeated Wapello 2-1 last night in overtime. The Warriors will travel to play Sigourney tomorrow.

The Central Lee boys team will face off against Hillcrest Academy on May 15th for the first round of the Class 1A substate.

The Central Lee girls team will compete in the Class 1A Region 3 contest against Mid-Prairie on May 17th.

High School Golf

The Mt. Pleasant boys team’s next competition will be today for the 3A sectional meet.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in the SEC conference tournament today.

The boys teams of New London, Winfield-Mt. Union, Danville, and Holy Trinity Catholic will compete in the 1A sectional meet today.

For the girls teams, New London will host the Regional on May 12th with Winfield-Mt. Union also in competition.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will take on Marion in their Substate meet on May 12th.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete at their singles and doubles regional assignments today.

College Signings

McKenzie Vradenburg of WACO will continue running at the collegiate level after signing her letter of intention to attend Truman State University and join the Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field team. Vradenburg will also be majoring in Criminal Justice. She talked about all of the factors that went into her decision,

“I actually like their campus and I like how it wasn’t too far from home. I was looking for something that was far enough where I felt like I can’t just go back every weekend, but also close enough that if I want to come and visit I can. They have an indoor and outdoor track, which I think I’ll be able to use that a lot with my training and everything and I just met the team and I just really bonded with them and I really enjoyed the atmosphere the team was giving me.”

Vradenburg has left her mark in the history book of WACO as she touts a school record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.55 seconds, which she set this year beating her previous mark of 29.70 seconds from a year ago. She is a conference champion in several events, and she qualified for state last season as she competed in two events. Vradenburg finished 23rd in the 4×100 meter relay and 22nd in the 4×200 meter relay at the state tournament last season. Vradenburg was beyond happy when talking about taking her next step,

“I’m super excited for college and I feel like it’s just going to be great for me. I’m so excited to go out and meet new people. I love doing new things, and being in a new school, new atmosphere, meeting new friends. I think that’s going to be really great for me.”

The Bulldogs recently competed in their conference meet and brought home Conference Champions and National qualifiers.

Southeast Iowa Playbook

AJ Bonnesen of Danville will be joining us tonight at 6 pm.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tigers outdoor track and field teams will compete at the North Star Athletic Association Championships taking place tomorrow, May 11th.

This Day in Sports History

1870 – Jem Mace defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hour and 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punch.

1970 – Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous overtime winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; it’s the Bruins first title since 1941.

2018 – Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe’s record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay).