Sports, May 17th

High School Track and Field

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete in 8 events at the state track meet and the girls’ team will be in 5 events.

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will be competing in 2 events with the boys’ team participating in 9 events.

The WACO and New London boys’ teams will be competing in 7 events.

The Danville boys’ team will be in 7 events with two runners in the 3200 meter run. The girls’ team will be participating in 5 events.

The Van Buren County boys team will compete in 5 events.

Thomas Eschman will run the 100 meter dash and compete in the long jump for Central Lee.

For a look at the boys’ heat and lane assignments follow this link: Boys’ State Heat and Lane Assignments

For a look at the full list of the local teams girls’ qualifiers follow this link: Girls’ State Qualifiers

The state track meet will begin competition tomorrow, May 18th, and run through the 20th. KILJ will be bringing live results throughout those days for our local teams.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will host Maquoketa in the Regional Qualifier on May 19th.

The Danville boys’ teams face off against West Liberty in the second round of the postseason on May 22nd.

The Central Lee boys’ team will travel to take on Pella Christian on May 22nd for the second round of the postseason.

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

For girls’ soccer, Washington will host Mediapolis at 5:30 pm tomorrow. Burlington Notre Dame will host Clinton on May 19th at 7 pm. The bottom half of the Class 2A Region 5 bracket will be a Southeast Conference battle with Fort Madison squaring off with Keokuk in round one on May 19th at 7 pm.

High School Golf

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in their Regional meet today at Xavier.

The boys teams of New London and Winfield-Mt. Union competed in the District meet yesterday with Hillcrest Academy and Wapello each qualifying as a team. Mason Shelledy of New London earned a trip to state as an individual qualifier after finishing as a runner-up for the field with a score of 76. Winfield-Mt. Union shot a 369 as a team as the Wolves were led by Carter Loyd’s third place performance with a score of 78. Jake Edwards was 2nd on the team with a score of 94. The state tournament will start on May 22nd with Shelledy playing at Ames Golf and Country Club.

The girls teams of New London and Winfield-Mt. Union will participate in the Regional final hosted by Wapello today.

Olivia Hines of Mediapolis will compete at Williamsburg for the Region 4 final today.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will host Mediapolis tomorrow, May 18th, at 7 pm.

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Mt. Pleasant will be our highlight school for this week’s show at 6 pm tonight as we focus on girls’ track and field.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The NAIA National Championship meet will take place on May 24th for outdoor track and field.

This Day in Sports History

1915 – Cubs George “Zip” Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st inning and winds up with a 4-3, 19-inning win over Brooklyn in the longest relief job ever.

1939 – First televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1.

2020 – Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 1s sell for $560,000, setting a new sneaker record.