Sports, November 1st

High School Volleyball

In Class 1A, #3 Holy Trinity Catholic continued their offensive dominance to sweep #6 Don Bosco last night by scores of 25-21, 25-17, and 25-21. Nerves almost got the best of the Crusaders with the Dons racing out to a 10 to 2 lead in the first set, Natalie Randolph’s cool play, which included 9 kills, an ace, and 12 assists, helped calm the Crusaders.

Mary Kate Bendlage led the team with 11 kills, followed by Presley Myers tallying 9 kills, an ace, and two blocks. 

#2 Boyden-Hull lost the first set to #7 St. Albert, but the Comets quickly caught fire, downing the Falcons in four sets to advance to the semifinals. Holy Trinity Catholic and Boyden-Hull will face off tonight at 6:25 pm with the winner advancing to the championship game. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:10 pm.

#1 Ankeny Christian defeated #8 Newell-Fonda in four sets and #4 BCLUW fended off #5 Saint Ansgar in five sets to both advance to the semifinals.

In Class 2A, #1 Dike-New Hartford swept #8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont to take on #4 Denver in the semifinals after Denver took down Sumner-Fredericksburg in straight sets.

#2 Hinton and #3 Grundy Center each moved on to face off against one another today in the semifinals.

In Class 3A, #1 Mount Vernon and #4 Davenport Assumption swept their opponents to advance to the semifinals. 

#7 Union completed only the second upset of the tournament after defeating #2 Cherokee in straight sets. Union will take on #3 Western Christian after they beat #6 Center Point-Urbana in four sets. 

For Class 4A, #4 North Scott will face off against #1 Clear Creek-Amana today.

#2 Indianola and #6 Lewis Central will square off in the semifinals today.

In Class 5A, #1 Dowling Catholic will take on #4 Pleasant Valley today. 

In the bottom half of the bracket, #2 Ankeny Centennial will take on #3 Waukee Northwest today. 

High School Football

For 8-player, #1 Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to take on #7 Don Bosco for the quarterfinal round tomorrow, November 2nd. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

For Class 2A, #10 Mediapolis will take on #4 Monticello at home this Friday, November 3rd.

In Class 3A, Mt. Vernon and Williamsburg will face off this Friday with the winner moving on to the semifinals.

College Basketball

Former Iowa Wesleyan Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Jordan Ashton, has started his career off at William Woods with two wins and in decisive fashion. The Owls will have a tough matchup against #4 Langston University on Saturday, November 4th. 

College Football

Iowa State University will celebrate their homecoming this Saturday, November 4th, against Kansas, as the Cyclones are locked in a four-way tie for first place in the Big 12.

Iowa will travel to face off against Northwestern at Wrigley Field this 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.

This Day in Sports History

1924 – The Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938.

1964 – Cleveland running back Jim Brown runs for 149 yards in the Browns’ 30-17 win at Pittsburgh to become the first NFL player to exceed 10,000 yards career rushing.

1966 – LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes the first 3-time winner of the Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; the final year only one award is given for pitchers in both major leagues.