Sports, October 25th

High School Volleyball

Burlington Notre Dame will move on to the Regional Championship for Region 8 as they defeated the Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves in straight sets by scores of 25-20, 27-25, and 25-16. Gabby Deery had a spectacular game talling 20 kills with a hitting efficiency of 0.333. Maddy Mosena finished the night with 34 assists, while Emily Stutsman had 3 aces. Coach Davis talked about the matchup that awaits him on Wednesday. Winfield-Mt. Union’s season does end here but Coach discussed his senior class after the game.

Holy Trinity Catholic and WACO battled but the Crusaders came out on top winning 3 sets to 1, 25-6, 23-25, 28-26, and 25-17. The Warriors were led by Ellah Kissell who tallied 13 kills, and Grace Coble who finished with 30 assists. The Region 8 Regional Championship is set with Burlington Notre Dame facing off with Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow, October 26th, with KILJ on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm.

New London will face off against the number one team in Class 1A tomorrow, Springville, after defeating Belle Plaine in straight sets 25-16, 25-13, and 25-10. Jeff Broeg will be on the call on KILJ 98.5 FM with the game set to start at 7 pm.

High School Football

The WACO Warriors will host Central City for the second round of the playoffs for 8-man football. KILJ will have the call with pregame at 6:45 pm, kickoff at 7. The other matchup in WACO’s pod is Easton Valley traveling to play Montezuma.

In Mt. Pleasant’s district, North Scott will play Western Dubuque in the first round of the playoffs. Iowa City Liberty will host Webster City in the first round of the playoffs. Fort Madison will travel to play Waverly-Shell Rock this Friday.

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

Men’s soccer will be facing off against Morningside University at 2 pm this afternoon in Iowa City.

The men’s basketball schedule was released with this being Coach Jordan Ashton’s first year, he will have talented players returning to the court in Joey Brown and Carver Locke. They open the season against Dickinson State on October 28th in the Bellevue Classic. The first home game will be November 2nd against William Woods. The Tigers will have 12 home games this season with the last one being on February 14th.

The Tiger volleyball team will play Monmouth College on the road at 7 pm on October 26th.

The Tiger football team will be back at home this Saturday, October 29th, to take on Dakota State University at 1 pm.

The women’s soccer team will play Waldorf this Saturday, October 29th, at 1 pm as that will conclude their regular season.

This Day in Sports History

1621 – Governor Bradford, head of the colony of American Plymouth, disallows sport on Christmas Day.

1964 – “The Wrong Way Run”, Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL’s #1 blooper).

1986 – Trailing 5-3 with 2 outs & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball.