Sports, August 30th

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.

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.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk played a thriller last night as the Panthers came away with the road victory three sets to one by scores of 25-23, 26-24, 18-25, and 25-13. The Panthers will take on Albia tomorrow, August 31st, in a road matchup at 7 pm. 

New London will host Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow to start their season. 

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

Holy Trinity Catholic dominated at the tournament in Wapello, sweeping Columbus: 21-3 and 21-2, Central Lee: 21-10 and 21-18, and Wilton: 21-16 and 21-9. Natalie Randolph had a fantastic game against the Wildcats delivering 15 assists for the offense and five aces on the serve. Presley Myers led the team with six kills.

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy tomorrow.

Van Buren County will face off against Central Lee tomorrow.

Cross Country

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

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

College Football

The University of Iowa will be hosting Utah State this Saturday, September 2nd, but the Hawkeyes might be doing it without their starting quarterback. Cade McNamara is questionable following an injury he sustained in a fall during practice on August 13th. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz stated that it is a “soft-tissue” strain. Deacon Hill will get the start if McNamara is unable to play.

Iowa State University will be taking on the University of Northern Iowa this Saturday at 1 pm in Ames. 

Both games will be on KILJ with the Hawkeyes on 105.5 FM and the Cyclones on 98.5 FM and 1130 AM at their respective times. 

This Day in Sports History

1965 – Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball.

1981 – Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win a $1 million thoroughbred horse race when John Henry takes the inaugural Arlington Million by a nose over The Bart.

1997 – First WNBA Championship: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty.