Sports, May 25th

High School Tennis

The #4-seed Mt. Pleasant’s Jana Isanta competed in the girls’ Class 1A state singles tournament yesterday and dominated her competition. In her first round matchup, Isanta shutout Claire McCumber of Dike-New Hartford in set one and won set two 6-4. The win propelled Isanta to the quarterfinals to face off against Ballard’s Kaitlyn Zugay and she breezed to a 6-1 and 6-2 victory to advance to the semifinals. 

Isanta will take on Gabriella Fleming of Xavier today as the Panther is guaranteed at least fourth place. 

High School Golf

The girls’ state meet is in the books and here’s the final results. For Class 1A, New London finished in fourth place after shooting a 750 for the two days. The big exclamation mark for the meet was Taylor Phillips finishing her career as a Tiger with an individual state championship after carding a 76 on day two to finish 7-over par, two strokes above Mount Ayr’s Jaylee Shaffer. 

Sophie Malott took 21st place after finishing 42-over par for the two days as Emma Busby shot a 94 yesterday to earn 46th place.

Easton Valley finished with the team state championship after cruising in day two, finishing 29 strokes above BCLUW as Highland claimed 3rd place. 

For Class 2A, Olivia Hines of Mediapolis carded an 85 for her second day total to finish the meet with a score of 21-over par. Hines clinched 9th place individually. Chloe Bolte of Sumner-Fredericksburg claimed her second consecutive state championship, finishing the two-day tournament 6-under par. The impressive performance also helped the team win the state championship by five strokes over Roland-Story (674 vs 679). 

Gabi Robertson’s 14th place finish helped lead Mid-Prairie to a 5th place finish overall as she shot 25-over par. 

The Class 3A team championship went to Gilbert as they were able to hold off Wahlert Catholic by nearly 40 strokes. Eden Lohrbach of Gilbert finished 5-under par to claim the individual championship. 

Pleasant Valley won the team championship for Class 4A and Linn-Mar’s Morgan Rupp shot 5-under par to sneak away with the individual state championship. 

High School Baseball

Central Lee had their matchup against Hillcrest Academy last night postponed. The Hawks will take on Burlington Notre Dame on Thursday, May 30th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Burlington Notre Dame on Wednesday, May 29th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Mt. Pleasant will host Washington on Tuesday, May 28th, in a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm. 

New London will compete against Mediapolis on Tuesday at 5:30 pm on the road.  

Burlington Notre Dame dominated West Burlington last night, winning 11-0 as Ayden Figuereo notched the only hit for the Falcons. The Nikes will face off against Van Buren County on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at home. 

West Burlington will travel to Wapello on Wednesday for first pitch at 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Pekin on Tuesday, May 28th, at home at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant had the game locked at four, but surrendered twelve runs to fall to Mid-Prairie last night 16-4. Emma Starr, Tyi Alter, Kynlee White, and Saige Burchett each tabbed an RBI for the Panthers. Mt. Pleasant and West Burlington will compete in a tournament today at Louisa-Muscatine. 

Van Buren County will stay on the road to start the season to face off against Pekin on Wednesday, May 29h, at 7 pm. 

Mediapolis will compete against New London on Tuesday at home at 7:30 pm. 

Central Lee and Danville will travel to Indian Hills Community College to compete in a tournament today. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will host Danville at 5:30 pm on Tuesday.

High School Soccer

The girls’ state tournament will begin on Tuesday, May 28th, and the boys’ state tournament will start on Wednesday, May 29th. 

The Iowa High School Athletic Association will provide free video streams of the quarterfinal rounds. The semifinals and finals rights are held by the Iowa High School Sports Network and they will charge streaming viewers for the games. 

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball will head to Oklahoma to compete in the 2024 NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series today. The Blackhawks earned the #7-seed and will face off against #10 South Arkansas Community College in the first round at 4 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1935 – Legendary American athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks four world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan; remembered as “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport.”

1997 – Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become the first father and son to win 100 games in Major League Baseball.

1922 – Babe Ruth is suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.