Sports, October 17th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Davenport Assumption this Friday, October 20th, to end their season. 

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 tonight for the first round of the Class 4A regional. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Danville had the tough challenge of traveling into the Wolves Den to take on Winfield-Mt. Union last night, but the Bears exited with the victory winning in straight sets 25-15, 25-18, and 25-19. Aurey Meeker had three aces in the losing effort. The Wolves finished with a record of 17-14. 

Holy Trinity Catholic breezed past Moulton-Udell in a sweep, allowing only 11 points total for all three matches. Natalie Randolph tallied 25 assists while Presley Myers and Mary Kate Bendlage banged home 14 kills apiece. The Crusaders will host the Bears tomorrow, October 18th. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

New London threw everything they had at Burlington Notre Dame but the Nikes came away with the sweep with scores of 25-22, 25-17, and 25-15. The Tigers had the advantage for most of the first set, but Taryn Stephens and Avaiana West caught fire late and dominated the rest of the contest. Coach Davis was proud of his team’s effort after the slow start. 

Tysann Gipple tallied her 500th career kill in the contest for New London. Lexi Korschgen notched 38 assists while West had 16 kills and Stephens grabbed 15 kills. Coach Davis knows work needs to be done before their road matchup with Moravia tomorrow. 

WACO will move on to the quarterfinal in Region 7 after defeating Iowa Valley in straight sets 25-21, 25-23, and 25-19. The Warriors will travel to face off against Central City tomorrow at 7 pm. 

Central Lee will compete against Solon in the Class 3A quarterfinal round tonight.

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

Van Buren County will travel to Wilton for the quarterfinal round of regionals tomorrow.

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 tomorrow, October 18th. 

College Football

#24 Iowa will take on Minnesota at home this Saturday, October 21st.

Iowa State University will enjoy their bye week.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM.

Chase Contreraz earned his second Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after nailing all three of his field goals and extra points along with converting a fake field goal for a first down. 

This Day in Sports History

1976 – Then coldest World Series game; Reds beat NY Yankees, 4-3 in Game 2 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati; 39 degrees Fahrenheit (until 1997).

1991 – Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists).

2015 – Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer across all competitions, overtaking club legend Raul with his 324th goal in a 3-0 win over Levante.