Sports, October 28th

High School Volleyball

The Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders are the Class 1A Region 8 Regional Champions and they will play next Tuesday, November 1st, at the State Tournament against Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

High School Football

The WACO Warriors will host Central City for the second round of the playoffs for 8-man football tonight. 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 tonight.

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 tomorrow, 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 women’s basketball team earned the top spot in the preseason rankings for the Continental Athletic Conference as they look to repeat as Conference Champions this year. The Tigers played their first game of the season last night, falling to College of Saint Mary 60-51 after the Flames outscored the Tigers 16-7 in the second quarter. Isabell West scored a double-double for the Tigers leading the team in points with 14 and tallying 10 rebounds. Megan Teal led the Tigers in rebounds with 11, adding 8 points to the effort. They play tonight against York College at 4 pm looking for their first win of the season.

The Tiger volleyball team’s next game will be against Harris-Stowe State University tonight at 6 pm to end their regular season.

The men’s soccer team’s next game will be tomorrow, October 29th, against Waldorf University at 3 pm.

The men’s basketball team opens the season against Dickinson State tonight in the Bellevue Classic at 3 pm.

The Tiger football team will be back at home tomorrow to take on Dakota State University at 1 pm. Coach Daniels joined us on Tiger Nation and gave his thoughts about the game ahead.

“We’ve really been focusing on, one, getting back to the fundamentals of football and, two, having fun. We get so caught up that college football is a business that it’s a job but we forget to have fun. I enjoy my job because I have fun at my job, I love my work, I love what I do. So, for these players they love football so much that they spend so much time in the film room and meetings and studying film that you gotta have fun when you’re at practice, you gotta celebrate the small victories in order to enjoy the big victories. So, that’s what we’ve been talking about on offense, and defense, and special teams.”

The women’s soccer team will play Waldorf tomorrow at 1 pm as that will conclude their regular season.

This Day in Sports History

1934 – Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.

1962 – NY Giant Y. A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns versus Washington (49-34).

1997 – NBA announces the  hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league.