Sports, October 24th

High School Football Recap

The WACO Warriors dominated the Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils, 57-14, to move on to the second round of the playoffs. The Warriors scored five touchdowns in the opening quarter in large part due to a defense that intercepted the Blue Devils five times in the game. Isaac Oswald tossed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and added 75 yards on the ground with two more touchdowns. Simeon Reichenbach tallied 129 total yards and four total touchdowns with an interception defensively. Ty Egli had the other receiving touchdown and Louden Huisenga ran for a touchdown. WACO will host Central City who defeated Tripoli 46 to 26 after outscoring the Panthers 32 to 12 in the second half.

The New London Tigers season ended after a first-round exit at the hands of Gladbrook-Reinbeck by the score of 46-16. Blaise Porter and Borden Pickle rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown each in the losing effort. The Tigers end the season with a 6-4 record.

Don Bosco continued their winning ways as they shut out Winfield-Mt. Union in the second half on their way to a 48-18 final. Cam Buffington tried to single handedly win the game for the Wolves as he totaled 237 yards and three touchdowns. Winfield-Mt. Union ended the season with a 6-4 record.

Mt. Pleasant lost to North Scott to end their season, 49-10. Zerek Venghaus scored the lone touchdown of the game for the Panthers as Bowen Davis was the leading rusher with 46 yards. North Scott will play Western Dubuque in the first round of the playoffs.

Iowa City Liberty 42, Clinton 7. Iowa City Liberty will host Webster City in the first round of the playoffs.

Fort Madison 28, Burlington 24. Fort Madison will travel to play Waverly-Shell Rock this Friday.

Montezuma 44, Iowa Valley 42

Grinnell 27, Fairfield 20

Solon 41, Keokuk 7

Washington 27, West Burlington 6

High School Volleyball

The WACO Warriors will play Holy Trinity Catholic tonight at Holy Trinity Catholic at 7 pm. The Crusaders did beat WACO earlier in the year 2 sets to 1 with Mary Kate Bendlage tallying 12 kills in the match.

New London will be at home to play Belle Plaine at 7 pm with Jeff Broeg on the call on KILJ 98.5 FM next Monday.

Burlington Notre Dame will host Winfield-Mt. Union tonight at 7 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 6:45.

Elementary Basketball Tournament

Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger volleyball team went 1-3 over the weekend defeating Crowley’s Ridge College but falling to Florida College, Florida National University in straight sets, and Haskell Indian Nations University 3 sets to 1.  Madison ended the weekend with 33 kills, Shea Scott tallied 24 kills, Morgan Pulido had 23 kills, and Mackenzie Springsteen finished with 86 assists on the weekend. The Tigers will play Monmouth College on the road at 7 pm on October 26th.

The Tiger football team bounced back in a big way clobbering Presentation College 49-22 yesterday. Gavin Esquivel threw for 437 yards and 5 touchdowns with three of them going to Jaden Harris. Defensively, the Tigers had three interceptions going to Gavin DePedro, Jarius Evans, and Jakim Brock who returned his for a touchdown. The Tigers will be back at home next Saturday, October 29th, to take on Dakota State University at 1 pm.

The women’s soccer team fell to Bellevue yesterday by a score of 2-0. The Tigers offensively managed only two shots on goal. They will play Waldorf this Saturday, October 29th, at 1 pm as that will conclude their regular season.

This Day in Sports History

1857 – Recognized by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC was founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire.

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 became the first quarterback in NFL history to record 600 touchdown passes when he hit Mike Evans in 1st quarter of the Buccaneers 38-3 rout of the Chicago Bears in Tampa Bay.