Sports, May 4th

High School Track and Field

Mt. Pleasant will host the state qualifying meet on Thursday, May 9th, with Washington, Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Fairfield making the trip.

Danville, New London, WACO, Columbus, and Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Sigourney for their state qualifying meet, while Mediapolis, West Burlington, Van Buren County, and Central Lee will head west to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for their meet on Thursday.

High School Soccer

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Wapello on Monday, May 6th, with the girls playing first at 5 pm.

The WACO and Danville boys’ teams were locked at two after a half of play last night, but the Bears offense generated 17 shots on goal and pushed across three goals to win 5-2. Kadu Garcia tallied a hat trick in the win with Talan Whaley assisting on four of the goals. 

The WACO boys’ team will look to get back in the win column today against Highland at home.

The Central Lee boys’ team’s offense could not be stopped last night, thumping Keokuk 7-3. Landan Lowenberg and Landon Crank each netted two goals as Nathan Newberry, Zach Estrada, and Ayden Kent each scored a goal.

The Central Lee girls’ team will take on Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union on Tuesday, May 7th, at home.

The Mediapolis girls’ team will take on Canton on Monday. 

The boys’ Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament will begin on Tuesday.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fort Madison on Monday with the boys’ team celebrating senior night at home and the girls’ team hitting the road. 

High School Tennis

Mt. Pleasant will compete on Monday, May 6th, in Fairfield with the girls’ team participating in the regionals and the boys’ playing in their district matches.

High School Golf

The New London boys’ team will host Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Winfield-Mt. Union, and WACO for their district meet. The boys’ teams of Central Lee, Van Buren County, and Mediapolis will take a trip to Mid-Prairie for districts on Tuesday, May 7th. 

The SEISC girls’ teams will participate in their conference meet on Monday, May 6th. 

The SEC boys’ teams will meet up on Wednesday, May 8th, at Mt. Pleasant for sectionals with Albia, West Burlington/Notre Dame, and Mt. Vernon also competing.

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will compete in their SEC meet on Wednesday. 

The Central Lee boys’ team will host a meet today with Van Buren County, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Burlington Notre Dame also making the trip. 

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball have now rattled off four consecutive victories after winning both games of their doubleheader against Indian Hills Community College yesterday. Game one saw the bats on full display with a 14-3 win. Luke Wallace went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. Michael Farina and Caleb Klein also smacked a home run in the win.

Game two was a nail biter as the Warriors were on the verge of tying the game in the bottom of the ninth until Cole Smith struck out the last batter to tally the save in a 6-5 win. Wallace collected two more RBIs to bring his two game total to six. The Blackhawks will stay on the road today to finish their three-game series against the Warriors.

SCC softball appeared poised to advance to the Region 11 championship after scoring 13 runs in the first two innings against Indian Hills Community College yesterday; however, the Warriors would put up 11 unanswered runs in the final four innings to win 16-13. The Blackhawks will wait to see if they are selected for the NJCAA DI softball world series.

This Day in Sports History

1869 – Cincinnati Red Stockings play their 1st official baseball game, a win against the Great Western Base Ball Club, 45-9.

1893 – Cowboy Bill Pickett invented bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground.

1984 – Dave Kingman’s fly ball never comes down as it gets stuck in the Metrodome ceiling.