Sports, October 30th

High School Football

The WACO Warriors move on to the Quarterfinals after defeating Central City 48-12 Friday night. Louden Huisenga got the scoring going early after his 2-yard touchdown run on the Warriors opening drive led to 21 first half points. Coach Edeker mentioned after the game that his team seemed a bit down leading at halftime 21-6, and Simeon Reichenbach took over the third quarter scoring two touchdowns on the ground including a 39-yard highlight reel touchdown, a pick-six, and a 42-yard field goal. The Warriors will face Montezuma next Thursday at 7 pm as coach called it a business trip for his team.

High School Football Scores

Montezuma 60, Easton Valley 38

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 30, Turkey Valley 28

Newell-Fonda 35, Don Bosco 10

Fremont-Mills 30, Southeast Warren 28

Iowa City Liberty 24, Webster City 14

North Scott 38, Western Dubuque 15

Waverly-Shell Rock 49, Fort Madison 7

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 at 8 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 7:45.  

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

Ben Carthey for the Mt. Pleasant Panthers ran at the State Tournament Saturday Morning at Fort Dodge. Carthey finished in 61st place with a time of 17 minutes 26 seconds. Ethan Eichhorn was the top finisher for Class 3A from Lewis Central with a time of 15 minutes 32 seconds. 

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 bounced back from Thursday night’s loss and dominated York College 84 to 65. Breanna Wendland and Megan Teal led the team in points with 16 apiece. Their next game will be at home Wednesday, November 2nd, against William Woods University at 5:30 pm. 

The Tiger volleyball team ended the regular season on a five set epic winning 15-7 on the last set after Iowa Wesleyan and Harris-Stowe State had split the first four sets. Madison Saia led the team in kills with 12, while Mackenzie Springsteen tallied 18 assists. The Tigers end the year with a 6-25 record, a 4 win improvement from last year. 

The men’s basketball team opens the season on a win as they defeated Dickinson State 76-62 after outscoring Dickinson State 45-33 in the second half. Allante Pickens led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points on 6 of 7 shooting. They played Bellevue University Saturday night and lost 71-68 as the game was tied at 68 with 3 seconds to go before the Bruins made their free throw and would stay ahead thanks to an offensive rebound on the second missed free throw. Gacoby Jones led the Tigers in points with 17. Their next game will be November 2nd against William Woods University at 7:30 pm.

The Tiger football team moved to 2-3 in Conference play after falling to Dakota State University 12-6 Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. Only field goals highlighted the scoreboard as Lucas Mosqueda went 2 for 2 with a long of 35. Both offenses struggled to move the ball against these talented defenses as the Tigers committed 2 turnovers, while Joseph Pace collected an interception for the Tiger defense. They will end the season next Saturday, November 5th, on the road against Waldorf University at 3 pm.

The men’s soccer team fell to Waldorf 1-0 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers had 10 shots on goal for the afternoon. The Tigers end the season with a 5-12-1 record.

The women’s soccer team defeated Waldorf 3-0 to end their season. The Tigers scored all of their goals in the second half with Baylee Alvarado scoring the first goal off an assist from Jacqueline Campos. Bella Goodson scored unassisted in the 56th minute and Campos added to her stat line by scoring an unassisted goal in the 79th minute. The Tigers finished the season with an 8-8 record.

This Day in Sports History

1919 – Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball.

1954 – 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston).

2016 – Oakland Raiders break the single game record for most penalties in an NFL game gaining 23 in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.