Sports, October 13th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will celebrate Senior Night tonight 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 tonight. 

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

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

West Burlington-Notre Dame will host Davis County tonight.

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

New London will end the season tonight against English Valleys. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against HLV tonight 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.

Mediapolis hosted a tournament last night and finished 1-2 after they took down Fort Madison in straight sets, but were swept by Holy Trinity Catholic and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. Jaydon Wirt tallied 53 assists and Haley Steffener notched 26 kills in the span of the three matches. The Bulldogs will take on Tipton in the Class 3A quarterfinal on October 17th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in straight sets last night, 25-21 and 25-14. The Crusaders will compete at the Knoxville Tournament tomorrow, October 14th. 

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

Cross Country

The boys’ and girls’ teams of Washington ran their way to a third straight Southeast Conference championship with the boys’ team winning by 32 points and the girls’ team sneaking past Fort Madison with a six-point advantage. 

For the boys’, the Demons finished in the pole positions with Micah Rees grabbing his second individual championship with a time of 16 minutes and 40 seconds. Tyler Alderton and Andrew Rees finished right behind their teammate, respectively. Fort Madison took second place as the Bloodhounds were led by Nolan Guzman with a sixth place finish. 

Mt. Pleasant finished in third as a team with Jude Dykstra finishing in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes and 22 seconds and Ben Carthy grabbing fifth place with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds. Locken Henderson finished in eighth place for the Panthers. 

Burlington finished in fourth led by a tenth place finish by Joey Jolin. Fairfield took fifth place and Keokuk finished in sixth place.

On the girls’ side, it was an identical finish to last year with Avery Rump of Fort Madison outpacing Iris Dahl of Washington by over a minute–19 minutes and 29 seconds. Nevertheless, the Demons had their top five finishers all placing in the top 11 to give them the win. 

Keokuk took third place, followed by Fairfield, Burlington, and Mt. Pleasant, respectively. Nelle Peterson was the top finisher for the Panthers in 22nd place with a time of 24 minutes and 2 seconds. Monroe James was the next Panther with a 26th place finish. 

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

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. 

College Football

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

Iowa State University will face off against Cincinnati tomorrow 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

1960 – Bill Mazeroski homers to end the World Series, giving the Pirates a 10-9 win over the New York Yankees. It is the only Game 7 game-winning home run in World Series history.

1971 – The first ever Baseball World Series night game; the Pittsburgh Pirates edge the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3, in Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

2019 – Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins a record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.