Sports, August 29th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will be traveling to face off against West Burlington on Friday, September 1st, who is 1-0 after taking down Wapello last Friday. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington will host Burlington. Keokuk will take on Pella at home and Fairfield will travel to face off against Fort Madison. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on Sigourney Keota at 7 pm.

Central Lee will compete against Cardinal at home. 

Van Buren County hosts Pekin at 7 pm.

Danville will have their first home game this week against Highland at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union and New London combine for a district matchup on Friday at 7 pm. 

WACO takes on the 2-0 Iowa Valley Tigers this Friday at home.

Football Week 1 Rankings

The Gazette released their rankings after an eventful week of football, where seventeen new teams entered the rankings across the seven classifications with 8-man and Class 5A tying for the most new teams with four joining the  top 10.

In 8-man football, Winfield-Mt. Union is tied with CAM at 2nd in the rankings behind Gladbrook-Reinbeck after the Wolves took down Central City last Friday behind Cam Buffington’s 275 total yards and five total touchdowns on the road against the ranked Wildcats. WACO comes into the week ranked 5th after scraping past the formerly ranked Fremont-Mills on the road, 26-20. Clayton Miller finished with three total touchdowns for the Warriors in the matchup. The Wolves will host the Warriors in week 3. 

In Class 2A, Mediapolis found themselves ranked after clobbering Columbus Community, who fell out of the rankings in Class A, to start the season 33-7. Drew Miller tossed for 136 yards and three touchdowns in the win. 

Lastly for Southeast Iowa, Fort Madison is receiving votes in Class 3A. The Bloodhounds defeated Burlington in a 15-12 defensive battle last Friday. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Keokuk tonight on the road at 7:15 pm. 

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

Winfield-Mt. Union will compete in the English Valleys Tournament on Saturday, September 2nd.

Holy Trinity Catholic and Central Lee will be playing in a tournament tonight hosted by Wapello. 

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy on August 31st. 

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

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Pella on Saturday, September 2nd, to compete in a meet at Central College.

Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO will travel to Hillcrest Academy today to run. 

Danville’s first meet will be Thursday, August 31st, in Ottumwa.

This Day in Sports History

1889 – First American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island).

1977 – MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3.

2022 – St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits career home run 694 off of a major league record 450th different pitcher in 13-4 win over Reds in Cincinnati.