Sports, May 28th

High School Baseball

Central Lee 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 tomorrow, May 29th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Mt. Pleasant will host Washington tonight in a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm. 

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

Burlington Notre Dame will face off against Van Buren County tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

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

High School Baseball Rankings

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association updated their rankings and Burlington Notre Dame has ventured to the top spot on the list in Class 1A with a 3-0 start to the season. The Nikes have been stellar on offense, averaging 10 runs per game with Dylann Kipp bringing the power, swatting two home runs while batting 0.600 on the season. Jaxon Sadler has been the ace for this club with a 0.70 ERA through two starts. 

Hillcrest Academy is also receiving votes as the Ravens are 1-0 to start the season. The young team will look for Seth Ours to step back into his ace role as the junior tabbed a 0.67 ERA last season. The two are set to meet at Burlington Notre Dame on June 17th. 

High School Softball

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Pekin tonight at home at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant will host Washington tonight for a doubleheader to start conference play with first pitch at 5:30 pm. 

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

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

Central Lee will look to get back in the win column tonight on the road against West Burlington at 7 pm.

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

High School Soccer

The girls’ state tournament will begin today and the boys’ state tournament will start tomorrow, 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. 

For the girls’ tournament, Class 1A will start the day off with Assumption facing off against Dike-New Hartford. Nevada will take on Hudson, Denver will compete against St. Albert, and Bishop Heelan will tango with Treynor. 

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball will face off against East Central Community College today in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II tournament. 

Prospect League

The season officially gets underway tonight for the league, but the Burlington Bees will travel to Clinton to face off against the LumberKings for an exhibition game tonight at 6:30 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1742 – The first indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London).

2000 – Indianapolis 500: reigning CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya leads for 167 laps to cruise to victory; first rookie winner since Graham Hill in 1966.

2006 – Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.