Sports, April 3rd

High School Track and Field

All track meets scheduled for yesterday were canceled due to weather. 

The Mt. Pleasant and WACO boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Washington for the Demon Relays tomorrow, April 4th. 

The New London girls’ and boys’ teams will travel to West Burlington for a meet tomorrow.  

The WACO relays have been rescheduled for Monday, April 8th, with the Van Buren County boys’ and girls’ teams in attendance. 

The Mediapolis, Danville, and Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ teams will travel to Wapello for a meet on April 9th, while the Mediapolis, Central Lee, Winfield-Mt. Union and Danville girls’ teams will head to Fort Madison for a meet on the same day. 

The Central Lee boys’ team will travel to Fairfield for a meet on April 9th. 

High School Soccer

All soccer games scheduled for last night were canceled due to the weather. 

The WACO boys’ team will look to continue their success against Hillcrest Academy tomorrow, April 4th, at 5 pm at home. 

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Mid-Prairie tomorrow with the girls’ playing first at 5 pm. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will travel to Fairfield on Friday, April 5th, at 5 pm, while the boys’ will take on the Trojans at home tomorrow. 

The Mediapolis girls’ team will take on West Liberty on Friday at 5 pm in a road matchup. 

Central Lee will host Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow with the girls’ scheduled to play at 5 pm and the boys to follow. 

The Danville boys’ team will battle Mediapolis in a road matchup tomorrow at 5 pm.

High School Tennis

Mt. Pleasant’s next match will be tomorrow, April 4th, against Fort Madison with the girls’ playing at home and the boys’ team on the road. 

High School Golf

The Central Lee boys’ team will take on Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow, April 4th.

The WACO boys’ and girls’ teams had their quad hosted by New London yesterday canceled.

The WACO boys’ and girls’ teams will face off against Hillcrest Academy tomorrow at Twin Lakes Golf Course. 

The New London girls’ and boys’ teams will host a triangular tomorrow with Van Buren County also participating. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Columbus to participate in a meet tomorrow.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team had their meet at Fairfield postponed, it will be made up on April 19th. The Panthers will travel to Fort Madison tomorrow, while the girls’ team will play at Fairfield Golf and Country Club tomorrow.

Southeastern Community College

For baseball, SCC will face off against Marshalltown Community College tomorrow, April 4th, in a doubleheader on the road. 

The SCC softball team will travel to take on Marshalltown Community College today in a doubleheader.

College Basketball

The #1-seed Iowa women’s team will travel to Cleveland to compete against UConn in the Final Four on Friday, April 5th, at 8:30 pm. 

 March Madness

The KILJ bracket challenge, sponsored by The Press Box and Wiley’s Interior Furnishings and Design, is down to the final four and 21 of the 34 brackets still have a champion in the dance. 

The standings have been updated and you can follow this link to see the top ten: KILJ Bracket Challenge Standings

This Day in Sports History

1988 – Mario Lemieux wins the NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky’s 7 year streak.

1994 – The first roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) was announced.

2019 – San Antonio coach Geg Popovich is ejected after an NBA record low 63 seconds in the Spurs 113-85 loss in Denver; received two technical fouls in a verbal confrontation with a referee.