Sports, May 26th

High School Golf

The first day of the girls’ state tournament is in the books and here are the highlights.

In Class 1A, New London finished day one in 2nd place after shooting 364, 13 strokes behind Grundy Center. Taylor Phillips leads the team and field after the first day shooting a 78 (+6).

Sophie Malott is tied for 12th place after finishing 19 over par. Emma Busby is tied for 21st and Emma Nye is tied for 25th.

Isabelle Nye shot 43 over par, which slotted her tied for 59th. Lastly, Stevey Wintermeyer finished in 66th place after shooting 123 for the course.

Olivia Hines of Mediapolis finds herself in 3rd place after shooting an 80 for round one. In 1st place is last year’s individual state champion Chloe Bolte of Sumner-Fredericksburg at 4 over par.

In Class 3A, Washington finished day one tied for 3rd place on the team leaderboard after shooting a 341 (+53). Gilbert is on top of the leaderboard with a team score of +44. Kaylin Long leads the way for the Demons after shooting a 78 on the day. Her 6 over par score leaves her tied for 3rd place.

Makenna Conrad is tied for 10th place with a score of 11 over par.

Mallary Johnson and Haley Mitchell shot a 90 on the day and finished in 24th place.

Adalyn Long shot a 96 on the day to finish tied for 47th and Maci Williams finished tied for 53rd after finishing with the score of +26.

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

High School Soccer

Pella is the Class 2A Region 5 champion after taking down Fort Madison 5-0 last night.

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant’s next game will be tonight against Muscatine on the road.

Winfield-Mt. Union and West Burlington were tied at 2 heading into the 5th inning, but the Falcons would put on 5 runs to go and win 7-2. Hayden Vandenberg and Brady Diewold each tallied 2 RBIs for the Falcons. The Wolves will face off against Highland at home on June 1st.

New London and Louisa-Muscatine needed extra innings to decide the winner and the Tigers would come up short in the bottom of the 9th as they lost 10-9. The Tigers will look for their first win of the season against Danville tonight at home.

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

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will host Mid-Prairie tonight.

Holy Trinity Catholic took down Pekin last night 10-0. The Crusaders will take on Central Lee tonight at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to West Burlington last night 13-0. Elise Oleson smacked a home run and tallied 5 RBIs for the Falcons. The Wolves will travel to face off against Wapello tonight.

Danville will host Holy Trinity Catholic on May 30th at 7 pm.

High School Tennis

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

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The NAIA National Championship continues today and the Tigers all competed yesterday. Allison Morris finished in 12th place in the 5000 meter RaceWalk with Faith Younce taking 15th. In the shot put, Bri Hunter finished in 23rd place after her heave of 12.71 meters.

This Day in Sports History

1974 – Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford claims first of his three Indy victories; first Sunday start of the event.

1983 – LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws.

1993 – In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco’s head for a home run.