Sports, May 25th

High School Soccer

Fort Madison will compete against Pella for the Regional Championship tonight.

High School Golf

The New London girls’ team and Olivia Hines of Mediapolis will be competing in the state tournament with day one of the two day tournament starting today.

Deerwood Golf Club will be sponsoring KILJ’s coverage of the girls’ state golf meet.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant and Clear Creek Amana were in a tight game throughout, but the Panthers would finish just short of the comeback in front of the opponent’s home crowd falling 3-2. Jake Ensminger had a solid outing on the mound for the Panthers as he tossed 5 innings with three runs coming across, but only two of the runs earned; additionally, he tallied five strikeouts while giving up only six hits.

Down 3 to 0 entering the 6th inning, the Panthers would utilize small ball and a controversial call to get Garrett Cook, who was running for Carson Andreasen who worked the walk, Payson Coleman, and Wyatt Woodsmall on base. Payton Hagans would pick up his first RBI of the season when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. A passed ball would score another run to make it 3 to 2. Unfortunately, the Clippers would shut out the Panthers the rest of the way to take the win as the Panthers left 11 runners on base in the contest. The Panther’s next game will be May 30th in a road doubleheader against Washington. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 5:15 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against West Burlington tonight.

New London will take on Louisa-Muscatine tonight at 7 pm at home.

Danville will face off against Hillcrest Academy tonight at home.

Central Lee will travel to face off against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant fell to Central Lee 15-7 last night. Jolynn Martin, Sage Burchett, and Jayden Housh all went 2 for 4 in the game. Martin and Burchett each tallied a double with Martin tallying 3 RBIs, Burchett grabbed 2 RBIs, and Housh got 1 RBI. The Panthers will host Mid-Prairie tomorrow, May 26th.

Holy Trinity Catholic will host Pekin tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against West Burlington today at 7 pm.

Danville will host Hillcrest Academy tonight with first pitch at 7 pm.

Central Lee will travel to face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow.

High School Tennis

For boys’ tennis, the Class 1A doubles champion was Jack Briggs and Joshua Roozenboom of Pella. The singles champion was Caden Branum of Decorah.

The Class 2A individual champion was Waukee Northwest’s Kaden Taylor winning 6-3 in both sets. The doubles champion was Kellan Croatt and Jake Nelson of Waukee Northwest.

The girls’ state individual tournament will start tomorrow and continue May 27th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The NAIA National Championship meet keeps going today and tomorrow for outdoor track and field. All Tiger competitors will begin competition today.

This Day in Sports History

1935 – Legendary American athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 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.”

1986 – Kansas City Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit.

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