Sports, May 7th

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

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team dominated Wapello last night 8-0. 

The Central Lee girls’ team will take on Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union tonight at home.

The Mediapolis girls’ team fell to Canton last night 3-1. The Bulldogs will face off against Keokuk on Thursday, May 9th, at 4:30 pm.

The boys’ Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament will begin today with Mediapolis taking on Central Lee, Danville facing off against Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, and WACO competing against Burlington Notre Dame.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team had their senior night spoiled by Fort Madison last night 5-1. Jackson Newman had the lone goal for the Panthers. Mt. Pleasant will travel to Burlington Notre Dame on Thursday with the boys’ team on the road and the girls’ team at home. 

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

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have Jana Isanta attending the singles state tournament in Iowa City after dispatching her four opponents in dominating fashion, only dropping a set in three of her matches. Ellie Situmeang won her first match against Paige Kramer of Burlington Notre Dame in a 10-6 tiebreaker before falling to the eventual third-place finisher. The team of Bethany Drury and Audrey Richmond also finished 1-1 before losing to the eventual doubles champions. Isanta will participate in the two-day state tournament on May 24th and 25th. The girls’ team will travel to Central DeWitt for team regionals on Friday, May 10th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will be playing in their district matches tomorrow, May 8th, at Fairfield.

High School Golf

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

The SEISC girls’ teams clashed at Wapello yesterday for a chance to claim the conference crown and it was Highland who was able to edge past New London to win with a team score of 380 followed by the Tigers’ 382. 

New London was led by a gold medal finish by Taylor Phillips who shot a 76 (+3) for the 18-hole course. Sophie Malott turned in a top-four finish, carding a 91 for the Tigers. 

Van Buren County finished in fourth as a team with a 455. Sophia Jirak was their top golfer with an 18-hole score of 100, which earned her 11th place. Tessa Sayer grabbed 18th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic was anchored by Emma Mohrfeld’s 21st place finish with a score of 109, which placed the Crusaders in sixth as a team with a score of 474. 

Mediapolis finished in eighth as a team, but Olivia Hines turned in a runner-up finish with a score of 83 (+10) for the course. 

Winfield-Mt. Union and Central Lee finished with team scores of 535 as the Wolves got a 23rd place finish out of Lily Freeman with a score of 110 and the Hawks had Marie Young take 32nd place. 

Morgan Meyer led WACO with a score of 121 for the course, which placed her in 33rd, as the Warriors shot a 593. Burlington Notre Dame did not have a team score but Emersyn Hopkins finished in 7th place for the Nikes as she carded a 95. 

The girls first round of regionals will take place on Friday, May 10th, with Columbus, Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, WACO, and Winfield-Mt. Union traveling to New London at Deerwood Golf Course. Van Buren County, West Burlington/Notre Dame, Central Lee, and Mediapolis will make the trip to Kalona Golf Course hosted by Mid-Prairie. 

The SEC boys’ teams will meet up tomorrow 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 tomorrow.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball won both of their games against Carl Sandburg College yesterday with a heavy display of offense. Game one was a continuation of their suspended matchup back on April 11th with the Blackhawks down 8 to 7 in the fifth inning. That’s when SCC scored 10 of the next 11 runs to win 17-9.

Game two saw the Blackhawks slip past the Chargers to win 6-4. SCC grabbed the #2 seed in the ICCAC Division II tournament, which gave them a bye. The Blackhawks will face off against the winner of Iowa Central versus NIACC on Friday, May 10th.

This Day in Sports History

1877 – Cincinnati Enquirer first uses the term “bullpen” to indicate a baseball field’s foul territory where late-coming spectators were herded like cattle.

1982 – Californian federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles Coliseum.

1994 – The Denver Nuggets become NBA’s 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed, the Seattle SuperSonics.