Sports, October 12th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will celebrate Senior Night tomorrow, 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 tomorrow. 

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

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

West Burlington-Notre Dame will host Davis County tomorrow.

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

New London will end the season tomorrow night against English Valleys. 

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

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Keokuk on October 17th for the first round of the Class 4A regional. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Danville in the first round of the Class 1A regionals at home on October 16th. KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130 will have Jeff Broeg on the call.

New London will travel to compete against Burlington Notre Dame on October 16th for the first round of regional play. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Central Lee will compete against Solon in the Class 3A quarterfinal round on October 17th. 

WACO will host Iowa Valley on October 16th for the first round of regionals.

Holy Trinity Catholic will compete in the Mediapolis Tournament tonight.

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 today.

The state qualifying meet assignments were released 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

Mikaela Richter joined us for the Southeast Iowa Playbook last night and the former Crusader talked about her reaction to receiving a unanimous election into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Volleyball Hall of Fame. If you missed the full episode, then head over to the “Special Programming” tab on

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

1967 – Baseball World Series: Lou Brock steals a World Series record seven bases as the St Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 at Fenway Park for a 4-3 series win; MVP: Cards pitcher Bob Gibson.

1979 – Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scores the first 3-point basket in NBA history in the first quarter of a 114-106 win versus Houston at the Boston Garden; game also marks debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird.

2016 – Auston Matthews becomes the first player to score four goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa.