High School Basketball
The Mt. Pleasant girls team hosted a jamboree last night with four games on the schedule.
Despite Megan Stiefel not playing for Burlington, the Grayhounds took down Lone Tree 26-19 due to great defense and transition offense.
Keokuk and Mediapolis competed in the highest scoring game of the night with the Chiefs winning 32-19. Keokuk had a strong half court offense, but Mediapolis supplied consistent pressure with their full court press. Mediapolis and Danville will compete on November 21st at 6 pm.
In the third game of the night, Fairfield got the better of Winfield-Mt. Union 26-15, as both young squads show flashes of promise. The Wolves will face off against New London on Friday, November 17th, at home.
In the last game of the night, Mt. Pleasant forced a couple of turnovers and utilized their speed to beat WACO 23-14. Abby Carthey will be leading the offense this season and did an excellent job last night, scoring a game high 10 points. Kynlee White was a nice addition to the team as she capitalized in transition with five points, while Myah Starr nailed a three pointer.
WACO will start their season against Pekin on November 21st in a road matchup. Mt. Pleasant will open their season with a road matchup against Pella on November 21st.
High School Football
For 8-player, Bishop Garrigan and Bedford will compete for the state championship Thursday, November 16th, at 9:30 am.
In Class A, Woodbury Central and West Hancock will face off Thursday at 1 pm.
The Class 1A championship game will be played Thursday at 4 pm against MFL MarMac and defending champion Grundy Center.
For the Class 2A championship, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and Van Meter will compete on Friday, November 17th, at 10 am.
For Class 3A, Williamsburg and Bishop Heelan will face off on Friday at 1 pm for the championship.
For Class 4A, Western Dubuque and Lewis Central will play Thursday at 7 pm.
Ankeny and Southeast Polk will compete for the Class 5A state championship on Friday at 7 pm.
Southeast Iowa Playbook
Tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, tomorrow night at 6 pm for a new episode of the Southeast Iowa Playbook. Hear from some of the local basketball coaches as they preview their respective season.
Iowa State University will take on Texas this Saturday, November 18th, at home.
Iowa will host Illinois on Saturday at 2:30 pm.
For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM. For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130.
The Iowa State men’s team’s next game will be at home in a matchup with Grambling State on November 19th at noon.
The Iowa State women’s team will host Southern on November 20th at 6:30 pm.
The #2 Iowa women’s team will face off against Kansas State at home on Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30 pm.
The Iowa men’s team will take on Creighton at 9 pm tonight.
This Day in Sports History
1964 – Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets a then-NHL record 627th career goal.
1993 – Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history.
2018 – New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins the NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins are the fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history.