Sports, May 6th

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 tonight with the girls playing first at 5 pm.

The WACO boys’ team shutout Highland over the weekend 2-0. Tristan and Keiran Lutijens each scored a goal as Colton Leichty saved all 11 shots against him. 

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

The Mediapolis girls’ team will take on Canton tonight. 

The boys’ Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament will begin tomorrow.

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

The Burlington Notre Dame girls’ team will face off against Wapello tomorrow.

High School Tennis

Mt. Pleasant will compete in Fairfield with the girls’ team participating in the regionals today and the boys’ playing in their district matches on Wednesday, May 8th.

High School Golf

The New London boys’ team will host Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Winfield-Mt. Union, and WACO for their district meet on Wednesday, May 8th. The boys’ teams of Central Lee, Van Buren County, and Mediapolis will take a trip to Mid-Prairie for districts tomorrow, May 7th. 

The SEISC girls’ teams will participate in their conference meet today. 

The SEC boys’ teams will meet up on Wednesday 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 hoisted a tournament over the weekend and took the crown with a team score of 320. Mylan Lowenberg led the Hawks with an 18-hole score of 73 followed by Caleb Larson, who carded an 80. Fort Madison took third place with a team score of 348. Van Buren County shot a 354 for fourth place and Keokuk and Holy Trinity Catholic rounded out the card with scores of 394 and 405, respectively.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball needed extra innings yesterday, but their 7-5 victory after 11 innings resulted in a series sweep of conference foe Indian Hills Community College. In a game that needed a committee to finish it out on the mound, it was Sam Skarich that slammed the door for the final 2.1 innings, striking out four batters in the win. Michael Farina slapped a double and totaled three RBIs as Caleb Wolf also knocked in three RBIs. 

The Blackhawks will face off against Carl Sandburg College today in a doubleheader with their first game being a continuation from their game back on April 11th that had play suspended in the bottom of the fifth inning due to rain with the Chargers leading 8-7. 

This Day in Sports History

1953 – MLB St. Louis Browns Alva “Bobo” Holloman throws a no-hitter against the visiting Philadelphia A’s in his first career start, winning 6-0. He is one of just two pitchers in the modern era to complete this feat.

1954 – English athlete Roger Bannister becomes the first to run a sub-4 minute mile, recording a time of 3:59:4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford.

1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. Wood threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.