Sports, August 25th

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant was swept in the triangular last night as the Panthers fell to Ottumwa in their first match of the night 2 sets to none by the scores of 21-9 and 21-14. Davis County got the better of the Panthers in the second match of the night winning both sets by a score of 21-14 and 21-19. The Panthers will travel to Grinnel tomorrow, August 26th, for a tournament. 

New London will host Holy Trinity Catholic on August 31st to start their season. 

Winfield-Mt. Union won the first set of the night 25-22, but Keokuk won the next three sets to win the match by scores of 25-13, 25-9, and 25-20. The Wolves will participate in the West Branch Invite tomorrow. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will be participating in a tournament tomorrow hosted by Bondurant-Farrar to start their season.

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy on August 31st. 

Van Buren County will face off against Central Lee on August 31st. 

Central Lee will begin their season tomorrow with their own tournament starting at 9 am.

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will open up the season against Fairfield tonight at 7:30 pm at home. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. Head Coach John Bowlin has a lot of faith in his offensive line heading into the season.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington hits the road to take on Oskaloosa. Keokuk hosts Ottumwa and Fort Madison faces off against Burlington on the road. 

Tonight, Danville will face off against Lynnville-Sully and Van Buren County will take on Central Lee in Class A competition. Columbus Community and Mediapolis will square off to start the season. 

Winfield-Mt. Union takes on Central City in a top 10 matchup to open the season tonight with the Wolves hitting the road.

New London will travel to take on Easton Valley with kickoff at 7 pm.

WACO will square off against Fremont-Mills on the road.

Iowa Athletics

The Hawkeye women’s wrestling and volleyball teams have combined to help support the people of Hawaii through a donation drive. The online donation drive was led by Nanea Estrella, a wrestler and a native of Hawaii. You can make an online donation through this link: Online Donations. Physical items can be dropped off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Iowa Book and Supply. The volleyball team will be accepting donations at Xtream Arena on September 1st before their home opener against Middle Tennessee State. 

This Day in Sports History

1922 – Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game.

1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship.

1985 – Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d).