Sports, October 24th

High School Football

#10 WACO will face off against #7 Don Bosco in a road matchup this Friday, October 27th, with kickoff at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will have another home matchup with Moravia making the trip at 7 pm. KILJ 98.5 FM, AM 1130, and will have the call. 

Both Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO were set up in Pod A.

#10 Mediapolis will take on Camanche this Friday at home with kickoff scheduled for 7 pm. Jesup and #4 Monticello is the other matchup in Pod D.

In Class 3A, Fort Madison and Assumption were placed in Pod B with the Bloodhounds traveling to take on Solon and the Knights colliding with West Delaware.

Mt. Vernon was placed in Pod C as the Mustangs will host Independence. Williamsburg will take on Humboldt at home. 

High School Volleyball

Burlington Notre Dame and Holy Trinity Catholic for the fourth season in a row were set to meet in the postseason and for the second year in a row the Crusaders took down the Nikes three sets to one. 

Holy Trinity Catholic was led by Mary Kate Bendlage in the first set as the Nikes gained ground too late and fell 25-19. However, the momentum gained at the end of the first set led Aviana West and Taryn Stephens to completely control the second set 25-15. 

The Crusaders responded with their own dominant 25-12 set win to take a 2-1 lead. The Nikes looked poised to force a fifth set, but were unable to hold two different five-point leads as Presley Myers caught fire late, finishing with 11 kills and three blocks. For the Nikes, Stephens tallied 15 kills and three aces, Aviana West notched 17 kills and a block, and Lexi Korschgen finished with 29 assists. Coach Davis was proud of his team’s effort. Coach Freesmeier talked about the resilience her squad showed. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Edgewood-Colesburg tomorrow, October 25th, at 7 pm at West Liberty High School. KILJ 98.5 FM, AM 1130, and, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

West Burlington advanced to the Class 2A Region 8 championship game after defeating Wilton last night in a 25-21, 25-19, and 25-22 sweep. Taryn Snodgrass tallied 30 assists and Taryn Havener led the Falcons with 13 kills. West Burlington will square off with Grundy Center tomorrow at 7 pm at Williamsburg. 

Wapello fell to Don Bosco last night in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-16, and 25-17. The Arrows finished the season with a 21-14 record and as SEISC North champions.

Classes 3A, 4A, and 5A will hold their regional championship games tonight.

Cross Country

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

Iowa will enjoy their bye week.

Iowa State University will be back in action this week against Baylor on Saturday, October 28th. 

For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1979 – Billy Martin floored marshmallow salesman Joseph Cooper during a barroom brawl in Minneapolis, but denied he ever threw a punch. Martin was promptly fired as manager of the New York Yankees.

2021 – Michael Jordan’s 1984 Nike Air Ships sell for $1.472 million at Sotheby’s, a new record for sneakers at auction.

2021 – Tom Brady becomes the first quarterback in NFL history to record 600 touchdown passes when he hits Mike Evans in the 1st quarter of the Buccaneers 38-3 rout of the Chicago Bears in Tampa Bay.