It was a typical battle of Mt. Pleasant vs Fairfield in a sporting event. Last night the sport was class 4A Regional semi final volleyball and the venue was the Trojan Gymnasium. The result was a typical battle till the end when Fairfield pulled out a come from behind 3 games to 2 victory. M.P. won the first two games 25-19, 25-23. Then Fairfield caught fire and won the next three games 25-13, 25-23 and 15-8 to advance onto the Regional finals at Washington High School Tuesday Oct. 30th against Cedar Rapids Xavier who beat Clear Creek Amana 3-0 in the other semi final played in Cedar Rapids. Tuesday’s winner will advance onto the State Volleyball Championships at the Cedar Rapids ice Arena November 7th thru the 10th. Xavier is ranked 7th in the final poll of the season and Fairfield has been ranked as high as 9th during the season but was not listed in the final poll of the year.
#1 ranked Mediapolis is one win away from being able to prove in the State Tournament that they are truly the top ranked 3-A volleyball team in the state. The Bullettes were once again very impressive in a 3-0 sweep of Central Lee in the 3A semi final at Mediapolis. Leading the way in kills Rachel Holsteen with 10, Aubrey Siegel had 31 assists, 4 ace serves along with 3 blocks. Taylor Burdette led Central Lee with 9 kills, Karlin Adams had 16 assists, Raegan Mickleson had 15 digs.
Mediapolis will now play Davis County in the Regional finals at Ottumwa Tuesday night, the Mustangs swept Albia 3-0 in their semi final last night. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry Tuesday’s match live.
In class 5A Regional action Burlington defeated Ottumwa 3-2, Grayhounds now play Iowa City High at Iowa City West High School Tuesday in the Regional final, City High knocked off defending state champion Iowa City West 3-2 last night.
Tonight it’s the Class 1A and 2A schools playing their Regional semi finals. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will bring you the live action of #2 ranked class 1A Holy Trinity Catholic playing Moravia at Moulton-Udell High School, airtime is 7 p.m. tonight. The winner of that match will play in the Regional final Halloween night at Mt. Pleasant High School against the winner of the Sigourney vs Winfield Mt. Union match at Sigourney tonight. KILJ will have score updates of this action during our HTC broadcast.
Class 2A schools playing tonight are Wapello playing at Durant and Pekin is at Eddyville Blakesburg.
The San Francisco Giants have won the first two games of the 2012 World Series, last night they beat Detroit 2-0. Game three is coming up in Detroit Saturday night at 7:07 p.m.
The IWC Tiger football team will look to gain momentum from the win they picked up at home last Saturday as they hit the road for the last three games of the season. The Tigers will head to Bourbonnais, Ill. Tomorrow to take on Olivet Nazarene University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Saturday in Ft. Dodge the 2012 State Cross Country meet will be run. This year marks the 34th year the boys and girls have run at the same site and the 21st on Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge’s Kennedy Park. The competition begins at 11 a.m.
There will be a record 47 medal winners returning from last year’s championships.
This year’s finale includes each of this fall’s top-rated teams and individuals. Also, in the field are the eight defending team champions and five individual champions included in the 30 girls and 17 boys who medaled a year ago.
The meet annually attracts over 5,500 cross country enthusiasts and nearly 1,000 athletes making it into what is believed to be the largest meet of its kind in America.
Class 3A Girls: The individual chase is strengthened by one of the bright stars this fall – Fort Madison freshman Sarah Steffensmeier.
Class 3A Boys: Fort Madison’s Isaac Steffensmeier the state’s top-rated runner who has improved from an 18th place finish last fall is expected to challenge for the individual title.
Class 2A Girls: A medal winner from 2011 adds to a strong field. Cassandra Stufflick of Danville-New London was fifth last year and ninth in 2010. The Mediapolis Bullettes team finished 2nd in the regional and hopes to have another strong effort at state.
Class 2A Boys: Dillon Timmerman of Mediapolis has had an outstanding season and won the individual title at the Columbus Community district, he could be one of the front runners Saturday.
Class 1A Girls: Two-time defending champion Pekin, who is ranked fourth recorded a Class 2A runner-up finish in 2009 after winning 2008, 2010 and 2011 Class 1A titles. The Panthers have rebuilt after graduating three but Gwynne Wright (4th ranked), Maleaha Earnest and Taylor Lock have led a strong team.
Class 1A Boys: Highland, Riverside is a District champion that looks to challenge for a high team finish. Also keep an eye on Cody Miller of Iowa Mennonite.
ATTENTION GIRLS BORN IN 2000, 2001, or 2002: The Mt. Pleasant Storm 12u ASA Softball team will be
holding tryouts on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at Cottrell Gym, Mt. Pleasant
For more information, go to www.MPSTORM.com
The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec has registration underway for the program “Intro to Team Sports Boys and Girls.” The program starts on November 1st and will run the following four Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 pm in Cottrell Gym. It is for children ages 4 through six. They will be introduced to sports through fun drills and activities in a non-competitive environment. For more information or to sign up, call the office at 385-1475.
The 11 and under Mt. Pleasant boy’s baseball team is hosting a 5K run/walk this Saturday October 27th. Proceeds from the event will go to support the 11 and under baseball program in Mt. Pleasant. The course is a mile and a half around East Lake Park. Each participant will do two laps. The event will start at the shelter house north of the softball complex. Runners and walkers are welcome the event will be timed. Competitive categories are 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and up. You may register Saturday with 9 and under costing $15, 10 and up is $25. You may register on line at firstname.lastname@example.org.