Sports, October 26th

High School Volleyball

The Region 8 Regional Championship is set with Burlington Notre Dame facing off with Holy Trinity Catholic tonight, October 26th, with KILJ on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm. The Nikes are 2-0 over the Crusaders this year having won 5 sets out of the 6 played.

New London will face off against the number one team in Class 1A, Springville, tonight with Jeff Broeg 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.

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

The Mount Pleasant Panthers Cross Country team had a runner qualify for State in their last race at Washington. Ben Carthey finished in 7th place with his best time of the season, 16 minutes 40 seconds. Carthey had been finishing in the top 10 for all of his races this season, slowly improving his time from race to race, and shaved 1 minute 5 seconds off his time from the beginning of the season.

Ben Carthey will run at the state meet Saturday, October 29th, at 11:45 am at Fort Dodge.

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 men’s soccer team came out on top against Morningside University 1-0 yesterday. Richard Arch scored his fifth goal of the season off an assist by Thomas Mullen in the 19th minute of the game. Their next game will be Saturday, October 29th, against Waldorf University at 3 pm.

The women’s basketball schedule was released as the squad is led by the 2022 CAC Coach of the Year, Steve Williamson. Look out for Breanna Wendland this season, who was First-Team All-Conference last year. Their first game will be tomorrow, October 27th, against College of Saint Mary’s in the Saint Mary’s Classic. Their first home game will be November 2nd against William Woods.

The men’s basketball team opens the season against Dickinson State on October 28th in the Bellevue Classic at 3 pm.

The Tiger volleyball team will play Monmouth College on the road at 7 pm tonight, 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

1869 – 1st American steeplechase horse race at Westchester, NY.

1982 – MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards.

1993 – NFL announces new expansion team, the Carolina Panthers.