Sports, October 18th

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 took on Keokuk last night in a Southeast Conference matchup to begin the Class 4A first round of regionals and it was the Chiefs who walked away with the 3-1 victory. The first set was all Keokuk after a sluggish start to the game for Mt. Pleasant, resulting in a 25-10 final. 

The Panthers found their groove in the second set, especially Myah Starr and Alex Scott, as Mt. Pleasant stole the set 25-23 to tie the match. However, set number three was eerily similar to the first set as Makenna Altgilbers and Camryn Atterberg were ripping the ball with 26 total kills between the two players.

Mt. Pleasant attempted to force a fifth set with the fourth set tied at 21, but Keokuk’s serving ability was too much as Kendra Boatman’s six aces on the night helped the Chiefs win 25-22. Head Coach Logan Wall discussed her thoughts on the game. Myah Starr led the team in kills, Scott had two aces, and Emma Starr was all over the court defensively as one of the senior leaders that Coach Wall said the program will miss. The Panthers finished the season with a 9-28 record. Keokuk will move on to play Clear Creek-Amana tomorrow, October 19th.

Burlington defeated Fort Madison in straight sets. The Grayhounds will travel to take on Oskaloosa tomorrow. 

Central Lee’s season is over after falling to Solon in their first round matchup last night in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-12, and 25-14. Taylor Jones finished with six kills and three blocks for the Hawks. Central Lee finished with a 12-26 record. 

In a highly competitive match, Mediapolis still found themselves swept by Tipton by scores of 25-23, 25-22, and 25-23. Jaydon Wirt notched 34 assists and Haley Steffener tallied 19 kills in the losing effort. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 14-15 record. 

Washington was defeated by Assumption in straight sets and Fairfield swept Davis County. Assumption will host Fairfield tomorrow.

Holy Trinity Catholic will host Danville tonight. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

Burlington Notre Dame will hit the road to face off against Moravia at 7 pm tonight. 

WACO will travel to face off against Central City tonight at 7 pm. 

West Burlington will host Cardinal tonight. 

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

Cross Country

Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, Danville-New London, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Van Buren County will travel to Regina Catholic tomorrow, October 19th. 

In Class 2A, Mediapolis, Central Lee, and West Burlington-Notre Dame will compete at Williamsburg tomorrow.

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

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.

This Day in Sports History

1930 – Joseph Sylvester becomes the first jockey to win seven races in one day.

1953 – Willie Thrower becomes the first black NFL quarterback in modern times.

1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes the first player in NBA history to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks.