Sports, October 16th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Davenport Assumption this Friday, October 20th, to end their season. Head Coach John Bowlin talked about what the Panthers will look to do against a ranked opponent. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will look to pull off the upset against Mt. Vernon at home and Washington will take on Fort Madison.

Fairfield will end the regular season against Grinnell this Friday. 

Columbus will host Maquoketa Valley for the first round of the playoffs at 7 pm.

Danville will travel to face off against Wapsie Valley at 7 pm for the first round of playoffs. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame will hit the road to compete against Camanche for the first round of the playoffs. 

#10 Mediapolis will start their playoff journey against Anamosa this Friday at home with kickoff starting at 7 pm.

#10 WACO will host Baxter this Friday at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Belle Plaine at 7 pm this Friday for the first round of the playoffs. KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130 will have the call with Jeff Broeg. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Keokuk tomorrow, 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 tonight. KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130 will have Jeff Broeg on the call.

New London will travel to compete against Burlington Notre Dame tonight 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 tomorrow. 

WACO will host Iowa Valley tonight for the first round of regionals.

Mediapolis will take on Tipton in the Class 3A quarterfinal tomorrow.

Holy Trinity Catholic finished with a 1-2 record at the Knoxville Invitational over the weekend with a win against Albia but losses to Knoxville and Union Community. Natalie Randolph tallied 27 assists while Presley Myers finished with 16 kills in the tournament. The Crusaders will host Moulton-Udell tonight for their first round matchup. 

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

Cross Country

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. 

College Football

The University of Iowa has re-entered the top 25 after defeating Wisconsin in typical Hawkeye fashion 15-6. Leshon Williams rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown to help bring the Heartland Trophy back for Iowa. The #24 Hawkeyes will take on Minnesota at home this Saturday, October 21st.

After a slow start, Iowa State University dominated their way to a 30-10 victory over Cincinnati. Rocco Becht threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns in the winning effort. The Cyclones will enjoy the week off.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM.

Hawkeye Women’s Basketball

Kinnick Stadium was packed yesterday for the Iowa women’s basketball exhibition game to open up their season. The Crossover at Kinnick set a NCAA single game record for the most attended game in women’s basketball history–55,646–and the first ever women’s basketball game to be played outdoors in a football stadium.

It was also a complete success for the Hawkeyes and last year’s National Player of the year. Caitlin Clark collected a triple double, scoring 34 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 94-72 win over DePaul. The season will officially get underway on November 6th against FDU. 

This Day in Sports History

1912 – Baseball World Series: the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants, 3-2, at Fenway Park to clinch a 4-3-1 series win; the series was extended to 8 games as one game tied due to darkness.

1921 – Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of the Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin; the only mid-game coaching change in NFL history.

1949 – Red Byron wins the first NASCAR Strictly Stock championship.