Sports, November 1st

High School Volleyball

The Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders come into the State Tournament as the 6th seed and play tonight, November 1st, against Gladbrook-Reinbeck at 8 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 7:45.

High School Football

The WACO Warriors will face off against Montezuma Thursday, November 3rd, at home at 7 pm here on KILJ with pregame at 6:45 pm. The Braves are led by senior quarterback Owen Cook who threw for 270 yards and scored eight total touchdowns, seven of which through the air last Friday..

The other matchups to watch for in 8 man football are Remsen St. Mary’s facing off with GTRA. Lenox plays Fremont-Mills and Newell-Fonda goes against Gladbrook-Reinbeck. All of these games will be played Thursday at 7 pm.

In Mt. Pleasant’s district, North Scott faces off against Waverly-Shell Rock and Iowa City Liberty hosts Carlisle Friday night.

The 8 man District 6 All-District Team was released featuring the 1st team, 2nd team, Golden Spike winners given to injured players who didn’t play enough District games to earn the honor and the three MVPs of the District. These were the MVPs:

The Offensive MVP was senior quarterback Evan Kearney from Iowa Valley. Kearney tallied 3,362 total yards and 55 total offensive touchdowns, top 3 in 8 man football, leading Iowa Valley to a 6-3 record on the season.

The Defensive MVP was Drew Diers, senior linebacker for the undefeated WACO Warriors. He leads this stifling defense in tackles with 82 currently on the season with 9 of those being for a loss. He is currently in the top ten for 8 man football in tackles.

The Lineman MVP went to senior Trent Wilkerson from New London. He was a big reason for the Tigers finishing second in conference after leading the offensive line who pushed opponents around for over 2,500 rushing yards on the season.

Elementary Basketball Tournament

Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team’s next game will be Wednesday, November 2nd, as the first game of a home doubleheader against William Woods University with their game starting at 5:30 pm and the men’s game starting at 7:30 pm.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete Friday, November 4th, at the 2022 Continental Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship with the men starting at 7 am and women running at 7:45 am.

The Tiger football team will end their season this Saturday, November 5th, on the road against Waldorf University at 3 pm

Men’s and women’s wrestling gets underway at the Luther Hill Invitational this Saturday, November 5th, at 9 am.

This Day in Sports History

1913 – Notre Dame upsets Army, 35-13 in the colleges’ inaugural football game; quarterback Gus Dorais (14 of 17 passes, 243 yards, 2 TDs) and receiver Knute Rockne use forward pass effectively.

1924 – 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.

1994 – Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center.