Sports, March 21st

High School Track and Field

The boys’ will be competing in the Steve Roth Relays on March 23rd and the girls will be competing at Burlington Notre Dame on March 28th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ soccer season will begin on March 28th against Mediapolis on the road.

WACO’s boy soccer team will start their season at home against Fairfield on March 30th.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Keokuk on March 27th as the Hawks start their season on the road.

Youth Basketball

The next event will be on April 8th for the Easter Weekend 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 3rd graders through adults. Please contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jordan Ashton for more details at 319-385-6307 or visit

March Madness

Looking ahead at the Sweet 16, Alabama will take on San Diego St. while Princeton is looking to continue their Cinderella story against Creighton. FAU will take on Tennessee and Kansas State will face off against Michigan State. Arkansas is looking for another upset against Uconn and UCLA will take on Gonzaga. Lastly, Houston will face off against Miami and Texas will square off against Xavier. The winner of the KILJ Bracket Challenge will get a free cabin rental from Henry County Conservation and a $100 gift certificate to Wiley’s Interior Furnishings and Design with 2nd place getting a meal a month from the Press Box. If you would like to see an update on the top five check out the article on

For the women’s bracket, Iowa will take on Colorado in the Sweet 16 as Caitlin Clark continues her dominance.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team will be on the road today against Mount Mercy University at 3 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 2:45 pm.

The Tiger baseball team will take on William Woods University on March 28th for a home doubleheader with game one at 3 pm. The Tigers game against William Penn University scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.

The women’s golf team will have their home opener on March 27th at the Purple Cup. Aubrey Duncan and Michal Wohlleber lead Kurt Moon’s squad as they both placed in the top 20 at the 2022 Continental Athletic Championship last year.

The men’s golf team will be competing at the Jim Wetherbee Invitational in Galesburg, Illinois on March 25th and 26th for the season opener.

The outdoor track and field season will be getting underway at the Viking Relays on Saturday, March 25th at 10 am. The Tigers will be headlined by Bri Hunter who won the 2022 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Championship Title in shot and discus.

This Day in Sports History

1946 – Kenny Washington signs with Rams, he’s the first black NFL player since 1933.

1953 – NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse).

2019 – Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki finishes his career with a record 4,367 base hits (NPB & MLB) as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A’s, 5-4 in Tokyo, Japan.