Sports, May 11th

High School Track and Field

The State Track and Field meet will start on Thursday, May 16th, and run through Saturday, May 18th, in Des Moines. KILJ will bring updates throughout the three day event.

Some headlines to look out for:

The Mediapolis boys’ team will be competing in 12 events as the Bulldogs attempt to defend their state championship from last season.

The SEISC boys’ teams will be busy in Class 1A as Danville will be competing in seven events, Winfield-Mt. Union in six, and WACO in five events. 

Danville’s Kenna Furnald will be participating in four events with the long jump yielding a possible state championship.

Lastly, the Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have 10 members competing, including relay teams in the 800-sprint medley, the 4×200, and the 4×100. 

High School Soccer

The  boys’ Southeast Iowa Super Conference semifinals took place last night and the championship game is set. Mediapolis took down Danville in dominant fashion 6-2. 

Burlington Notre Dame pulled off the upset in penalty kicks last night against Hillcrest Academy, winning 3-2. The Nikes will face off against Mediapolis for the conference championship today. 

The WACO boys’ team will host Central Lee on Monday, May 13th, at 5 pm for the first round of the Class 1A District 6 postseason bracket, while Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Danville on the road at 5 pm.

The Mediapolis girls’ team will host Central Lee on Wednesday, May 15th, at 7 pm for the Class 1A Region 1 quarterfinal. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will face off against Ottumwa on Monday at home. 

The Burlington Notre Dame girls’ team will travel to Mt. Pleasant on Friday, May 17th, for the Class 2A Region 8 quarterfinal at 5:30 pm.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will travel to Burlington Notre Dame to take on Keokuk in the first round of the district 5 postseason at 5:30 pm on Monday.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team fell to Central DeWitt yesterday 5-1 in the first round of the Class 1A region 4 postseason bracket. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 7-4 record, including a 5-3 conference mark.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will take on Albia to begin their team substate bracket journey today at Fairfield. 

High School Golf

Wapello will host districts on Monday, May 13th, at Heritage Oaks with Winfield-Mt. Union and New London’s Coen Fitzpatrick traveling to compete. 

The Deerwood Golf Course in New London was the site for the first round of girls’ 5C regional golf and the home team certainly had the advantage, running away with the top spot was New London with a team score of 369, qualifying the Tigers for the regional final.

The Tigers were led by the two best scores on the course, belonging to Taylor Phillips, who carded an 80, and Sophie Malott, who shot an 83. Emma Busby also finished with a 101, which was the fifth best score of the course.

Louisa-Muscatine and Wapello also qualified with team scores of 394 and 467, respectively.

Holy Trinity Catholic finished in fourth as a team, Winfield-Mt. Union grabbed fifth, and WACO took sixth place. Columbus, Danville, and Moravia did not have enough players for a total team score.

Leading the charge for the Crusaders was Emma Mohrfeld with an 18-hole score of 112. Lily Freeman shot a 106 for the Wolves, a top ten score. WACO’s top golfer was Morgan Meyer with a score of 125, while Isabella Mitchell was the leader for Danville with a score of 156.

The Regional 5 Final will take place at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia on Wednesday, May 15th.

Mid-Prairie hosted the Class 2A 5A Regional yesterday and Tipton, Mid-Prairie, and West Liberty all advanced to the region final. Mediapolis finished in fourth with a score of 472 and Van Buren County took fifth place.

Olivia Hines of Mediapolis grabbed the gold individually with a score of 81 to advance to the region final.  

Burlington Notre Dame was led by Emersyn Hopkins’ top ten score of 101 and Van Buren County’s top golfer was Keely Duncan as she carded a 108. Reegyn Scott of Central Lee finished in 17th place with a score of 115.

The West Liberty Country Club will host the Region 5 final on Wednesday.

The Williamsburg district meet will take place on Monday at Stone Creek Golf Course with Washington competing as a team and Mt. Pleasant’s Reece Coffman participating as an individual.

The girls’ teams of Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Keokuk, and Washington will travel to Solon for their regional meet scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will host Van Buren County to get the season rolling at 7 pm on Monday, May 13th.

Central Lee will start their season on May 20th on the road against Fort Madison at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on New London on May 21st at 5:30 pm.

Mediapolis will square off against Cardinal on Monday at 7:30 pm at home.

Burlington Notre Dame will travel to Cascade for a doubleheader on Monday with game one at 5:30 pm.

High School Softball

Central Lee will travel to Fort Madison on May 20th at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will hit the road to face off against New London at 7 pm on May 21st.

Mt. Pleasant will scrimmage Holy Trinity Catholic on May 16th at home at 6:15 pm.

Mediapolis will square off against Lone Tree on May 21st at 7 pm at home.

Van Buren County will travel to take on Fairfield at 7:30 pm on May 20th.

West Burlington will face off against Keokuk at home on May 20th at 7 pm.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball advanced to the Region 11 semifinals yesterday after taking down Iowa Central 9-1 in seven innings. Caleb Klein clubbed a solo home run for the Blackhawks as Cole Smith and Caleb Wulf each notched two RBIs. 

Maddux Frese went 6.2 innings, striking out seven batters for his seventh win of the season. The Blackhawks will face of against Des Moines Area Community College today after they pulled off the upset against #1 Kirkwood. 

This Day in Sports History

1897 – Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out eight attempted steals, the most all-time.

1919 – Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame ace Walter Johnson pitches 12 scoreless innings in a famous 0-0 duel with Jack Quinn of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.

1977 – Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game.