Sports, October 11th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will celebrate Senior Night this Friday, October 13th, against Fort Madison. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm, kickoff at 7:30 pm.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will travel to Assumption and Mt. Vernon will host Washington.

Fairfield will host #4 Solon this Friday. 

Danville will look to get back in the win column and spoil Columbus’ senior night this Friday. 

Van Buren County will travel to take on #5 Lisbon at 7 pm. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame will host Davis County this Friday. 

#10 Mediapolis will end the regular season against Central Lee on the road at 7:30 pm. 

New London will end the season this Friday against English Valleys. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against HLV this Friday at home at 7 pm.

High School Volleyball

Fairfield has made it back-to-back years as the Southeast Conference champions after defeating Washington two sets to none. Mt. Pleasant finished the entire tournament with a 2-3 record after defeating Keokuk last night two sets to one, winning the third set 16-14, and losing to Burlington in straight sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-22. The Panthers will have a rematch against the Chiefs in Keokuk on October 17th for the first round of the Class 4A regional. 

Winfield-Mt. Union and Wapello clashed last night for the SEISC North title and it was the Arrows who cruised their way to a sweep of the Wolves by scores of 25-10, 25-21, and 25-15. Audrie Gipple and Kellee Milks each registered seven kills in the game for the Wolves. Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Danville in the first round of the Class 1A regionals at home on October 16th.

The sets were close but Danville took down New London in straight sets by scores of 26-24, 25-19, and 25-16. The Tigers will travel to compete against Burlington Notre Dame on October 16th for the first round of regional play.

Central Lee had their senior night spoiled last night by Burlington Notre Dame as the Nikes won in straight sets. Lexi Korschgen tallied 30 assists and Avianna West notched 18 kills in the winning effort. Taylor Jones had 17 kills and five blocks for the Hawks. Central Lee will compete against Solon in the Class 3A quarterfinal round on October 17th. 

WACO forced a fifth set against Highland last night but the Huskies took the set 15-6 to win the match. The Warriors will host Iowa Valley on October 16th for the first round of regionals.

Mediapolis had the match tied at one set apiece but West Burlington was too much as the Falcons won the next two sets 25-15 and 25-22. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will compete in the Mediapolis Tournament tomorrow, October 12th. 

Van Buren County will travel to Wilton for the quarterfinal round of regionals on October 18th. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Southeast Conference (SEC) meet tomorrow, October 12th. 

The state qualifying meet assignments were announced yesterday and for Class 1A Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, DAnville-New London, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Van Buren County will travel to Regina Catholic on October 19th. 

In Class 2A, Mediapolis, Central Lee, and West Burlington-Notre Dame will compete at Williamsburg on October 19th. 

Pella will serve as the host for Mt. Pleasant, Fort Madison, Keokuk and Washington for the Class 3A meet on October 18th. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM,, tonight at 6 pm for the Southeast Iowa Playbook. Our special guest this week is Mikaela Richter, volleyball superstar, a coach for the Holy Trinity Catholic volleyball team. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will hit the road to take on Wisconsin this Saturday, October 14th.

Iowa State University will face off against Cincinnati this Saturday at 11 am.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1927 – New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig is named American League MVP; despite hitting an MLB record 60 Home runs, Babe Ruth, as a former winner, is not eligible.

1991 – Chip Beck ties a PGA record lowest 18 hole score of 59 during the 3rd round of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise Golf Club.

2020 – NBA Finals: the LA Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win record equaling 17th title; MVP: LeBron James; first to win the award with 3 different teams.