Sports, November 2nd

High School Volleyball

Holy Trinity Catholic’s season is over after falling in the opening round of the State Tournament to Gladbrook-Reinbeck three sets to one by scores of 20-25, 25-14, 14-25, and 22-25. Presley Myers led the team in kills with 11 followed by Mary Kate Bendlage with 10 with Anna Bendlage being the main distributor for the kills. The Crusaders finished the season with a 29-16 record and Regional Champions and Coach reflected on how important the seniors were as leaders for the team to accomplish what they did this season.

High School Football

The WACO Warriors will face off against Montezuma tomorrow, 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.

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 tonight, 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. Both of these games will be covered on KILJ tomorrow with pregame starting at 5:15 for the women’s game.

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

1895 – First organized auto race in the United States was run in Chicago; 6 cars raced over a 52-mile lakefront course; 2 finished because of blizzard conditions.

1969 – 41-year old Detroit right wing Gordie Howe picks up his 19th and final NHL hat trick as the Red Wings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3; Howe is the oldest player to score an NHL hat-trick.

1972 – Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; as he wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 59 games.