Sports, October 20th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Davenport Assumption tonight 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 tonight. 

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 tonight at home with kickoff starting at 7 pm.

#10 WACO will host Baxter tonight 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 tonight for the first round of the playoffs. KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130 will have the call with Jeff Broeg. 

High School Volleyball

Burlington Notre Dame and Holy Trinity Catholic will square off in the Class 1A Region 8 semifinals on October 23rd at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

West Burlington will host Wilton on October 23rd at 7 pm.

Wapello will be competing against Don Bosco on October 23rd at 7 pm for a chance to advance to the regional championship. 

Fairfield was eliminated last night by Assumption in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-9, and 25-17. The Trojans finished the season with a 20-12 record. 

Clear Creek Amana continued their undefeated season after sweeping Keokuk last night in dominating fashion. The Chiefs finished the season with an 11-16 record. The Clippers will host Oskaloosa for the regional championship after Burlington fell in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-15, and 25-15. The Grayhounds collected an 18-23 record for the season. 

Cross Country

The Danville boys’ team’s second place finish at Regina Catholic yesterday means the Bears qualified as a team for the state meet. Jackson Shacklett with a time of 17 minutes and 36 seconds and Carter Fesler, finishing with a time of 17 minutes and 42 seconds, took 4th and 5th place, respectively. Isaac Shinn also finished in 7th place. 

Van Buren County just missed out on qualifying as a team with a third place team finish. Lincoln Bainbridge earned the gold as an individual with the only sub-17 minute time (16:52), which qualified him for the state meet. Kohlby Newsom qualified individually for Winfield-Mt. Union with a 3rd place finish in 17 minutes and 30 seconds. Damian Vergara qualified for Columbus with a time of 18 minutes and 3 seconds, which earned him 8th place. The Wildcats took sixth place as a team.

Holy Trinity Catholic took 10th place as a team with Sheldon Kruse’s 41st place finish leading the squad. WACO’s top runner was Keiran Luitjens with a 49th place finish.

On the girls’ side, Danville finished in fourth place as a team as Alaina Gourley raced to a 4th place finish with a time of 21 minutes and 36 seconds. Columbus finished in fifth as a team, but Iris Garza took 3rd place with a time of 21 minutes and 12 seconds. Both runners qualified for the state meet as individuals. 

Wapello took seventh place as a team with 164 points. Kayley Snowgren grabbed 12th place for Van Buren County with a time of 22 minutes and 27 seconds to lead the Warriors. Afton Wilkerson was the first runner to finish for Winfield-Mt. Union with a time of 25 minutes and 25 seconds, which was good enough for 38th place. Justine Lynn took 61st place for WACO.

In Class 2A, the Mediapolis boys’ team lead by a 2-3-5 finish from Owen Schmidgall (16:21), Solomon Zaugg (16:55), and Will Schmidgall (17:13), respectively, finished in first place as a team with 16 less points than the second place team. 

Central Lee took eighth place as a team with Leo Thomas leading the Hawks with a 36th place finish with a time of 19 minutes and 13 seconds. Sage Eggar was the top runner for West Burlington-Notre Dame with a time of 18 minutes and 54 seconds, which earned him 28th place. 

On the girls’ side, Mediapolis finished in seventh place as a team with Lily Rude and Paige Steiner leading the Bulldogs with a 38th and 39th place finish, respectively. Kailyn Kipp of West Burlington-Notre Dame qualified as an individual with a time of 20 minutes and 29 seconds, which earned her a 6th place finish. Sapphire Cummings of Central Lee finished in 69th place. 

The state meet will be run at Fort Dodge with Class 1A and 4A running on October 27th and Class 2A and 3A competing on October 28th. 

College Football

#24 Iowa will take on Minnesota at home tomorrow, 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

1963 – Jim Brown sets a then-NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds. 

1996 – MLB Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones is the youngest player to homer in the World Series.

2004 – MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3. The first team in MLB history to do so.