Sports, November 16th

Girls’ High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will open their season with a road matchup against Pella on November 21st. 

Mediapolis and Danville will compete on November 21st at 6 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against New London tomorrow, November 17th, at home. 

WACO will start their season against Pekin on November 21st in a road matchup. 

Central Lee will host Winfield-Mt. Union on Saturday, November 18th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to Keokuk to take on the Chiefs on Saturday at 1 pm. 

High School Football

For 8-player, Bishop Garrigan and Bedford will compete for the state championship today at 9:30 am. 

In Class A, Woodbury Central and West Hancock will face off today at 1 pm.

The Class 1A championship game will be played today at 4 pm against MFL MarMac and defending champion Grundy Center. 

For the Class 2A championship, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and Van Meter will compete tomorrow, November 17th, at 10 am. 

For Class 3A, Williamsburg and Bishop Heelan will face off tomorrow at 1 pm for the championship. 

For Class 4A, Western Dubuque and Lewis Central will play tonight at 7 pm.

Ankeny and Southeast Polk will compete for the Class 5A state championship tomorrow at 7 pm.

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Last night’s episode dealt with preseason basketball for some of our local teams. For the full episode, head over to under the “Special Programming” tab for archived episodes. WACO’s boys’ head coach, Paul Kissell, joined us last night and he talked about one of the strengths to this year’s Warrior squad. 

College Football

Iowa State University will take on Texas this Saturday, November 18th, at home.  

Iowa will host Illinois on Saturday at 2:30 pm. 

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM. For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130.

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team’s next game will be at home in a matchup with Grambling State on November 19th at noon. 

The Iowa State women’s team will host Southern on November 20th at 6:30 pm.

The #2 Iowa women’s team will face off against Kansas State at home tonight at 7:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM will have the call.

The Iowa men’s team will face off against Arkansas State tomorrow, November 17th, at 7 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1957 – Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell sets a then-NBA record of 49 rebounds as Boston beats the Philadelphia Warriors, 111-89 at Boston Gardens.

1957 – The University of Oklahoma Football NCAA’s win streak ends at 47 after losing 7-0 to Notre Dame at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

2003 – 16-year old Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona when he comes on as a substitute in a friendly against Porto.