Sports, October 18th

High School Volleyball

Holy Trinity Catholic defeated the Wayne Falcons in dominating fashion, 25-8, 25-2, and 25-7. The second set was the most impressive as the set was tied 1-1 before Brooke Mueller stepped up to serve and helped the Crusaders rattle off 23 straight points serving up aces left and right. They will play Sigourney, who defeated Seymour in straight sets, tomorrow, October 19th, at home at 7 pm.

The WACO Warriors starts off their regional journey with a victory over Melcher-Dallas in straight sets, 25-11, 25-8, and 25-8. Grace Coble tallied 22 assists with Ellah Kissell leading the team with 9 kills. They will play North Mahaska tomorrow at home at 7 pm. KILJ will be covering the game with pregame at 6:45 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union handled business winning in straight sets over Twin Cedars, 25-13, 25-11, and 25-12. Keely Malone led the team in assists with 23 with Melina Oepping tallying 13 kills followed by Bradie Buffington with 9. They will play Wapello at home at 7 pm tomorrow.

New London moves on to the next round after defeating Hillcrest Academy in straight sets, 25-9, 25-13, and 25-6. Jeff Broeg will be covering the game tomorrow at 7 pm on the KILJ-AM station as they will be playing Iowa Valley.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers start their postseason today, October 18th, when they travel to play Burlington. KILJ will be on the call with pregame to start at 6:45 pm, opening serve at 7.

Burlington Notre Dame plays Moravia on Wednesday at 7 pm. Central Lee’s season is done as they fell to Davis County in straight sets yesterday.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers will travel to North Scott this Friday, October 21st, to play their season finale at 7:30 pm.

First round of the playoffs starts this week with WACO hosting Martensdale-St. Marys at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame to start at 6:45.

The New London Tigers will be traveling to play Gladbrook-Reinbeck this Friday for their playoff game at 7 pm.

The Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves have the dubious distinction of playing Don Bosco, who is ranked 3rd in 8-man football, to start their playoff journey this Friday at 7 pm.

In Mt. Pleasant’s district, Fort Madison will be home against Burlington and Clinton will travel to play Iowa City Liberty, both games will start at 7:30 pm. Other area games, Fairfield celebrates senior night against Grinnell, Keokuk celebrates senior night against Solon, and Washington looks to send the seniors out on a win as they face off against West Burlington, all of these games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

Elementary Basketball Tournament

Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger volleyball team will look to bounce back tonight at home as they will celebrate senior day against Stephens College at 6 pm.

The Tiger football team will be back in action October 22nd as they travel to play Presentation College at 1 pm.

The women’s soccer team is 7-7 on the season and their next game will be Saturday, October 22nd, at Bellevue University at 5 pm.

The men’s soccer team will travel to play Graceland University Saturday, October 22nd, at 3 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1930 – Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day.

1953 – Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times.

1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks.