Sports, October 25th

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

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Edgewood-Colesburg tonight at 7 pm at West Liberty High School. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. Coach Freesmeier discussed what the Crusaders will have to do to compete with the Vikings.

West Burlington will square off with Grundy Center tonight at 7 pm at Williamsburg. 

All-Conference Selections

The season is now over for all Southeast Conference (SEC) teams and the All-Conference list has been dished out with Fairfield, the conference champion, leading the conference with six honorees.

Fairfield had three 1st Team All-Conference selections in seniors Maddie Jones and Rowan Terrell and junior Lilly Bergren.

Leighton Messinger was tabbed Conference Player of the Year and the only 1st Team nominee for the Demons.

Messinger was first in the conference in kills with 343, second in the conference in efficiency with a 0.229 clip, 12th in digs, and fifth in aces with 43. Messinger will be someone to keep an eye on as this was only her sophomore campaign.

MaKenna Altgilbers, a senior for Keokuk, ranked third in the conference in kills with 292 and fifth in the conference with a 0.169 kill efficiency. Altgilbers also blocked 36 shots and finished with 45 aces as the lone 1st Team All-Conference member for the Chiefs.

Fort Madison’s senior middle hitter, Taylor Johnson, was tabbed 1st Team All-Conference as she ranked sixth in kills with 180 on the season. Additionally, Johnson was fourth in blocks with 40 for the year. 

Anna Buxton, junior, ranked second in kills (337), seventh in efficiency (0.159), and 12th in aces with 32. This earned Buxton a spot on the All-Conference 1st Team. 

For Mount Pleasant, Alex Scott, a sophomore, earned 2nd Team All-Conference with her 132 kills and team-leading kill efficiency of 0.064. Scott also had 18 blocks, 266 digs, and 36 aces, which ranks 9th in the conference.

Emma Starr and Courtney Raub end their Panther careers as All-Conference Honorable Mentions with Starr tallying 141 kills and Raub ranking 9th in assists.

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

1964 – “The Wrong Way Run”, Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety.

1978 – San Diego Padres pitcher Gaylord Perry wins the NL Cy Young award, first to do so in both leagues.

1986 – Trailing 5-3 with 2 outs and no one on in the bottom of the 10th, the New York Mets rally to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5; Bill Buckner misplays a ball.