Sports, October 4th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will stay on the road to take on Keokuk this Friday, October 6th, at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington will host Assumption and Fort Madison will wrestle with Mt. Vernon at home.

Fairfield will attempt to bounce back this Friday against South Tama in a road matchup.

#10 Mediapolis will host Davis County this Friday.

Columbus will hit the road to take on Van Buren County this Friday. 

Central Lee will take on Mid-Prairie at 7:30 pm for their Homecoming game.

Danville will host Lisbon this Friday in an attempt to extend their win streak to four games. 

#10 WACO will face off against English Valleys at 7 pm in a home game.

New London will compete against Moravia at 7 pm.

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will be at home to face off against Mormon Trail this Friday.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Oskaloosa Invite on Saturday, October 7th. 

New London will host Fort Madison tomorrow, October 5th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union hosted WACO in a SEISC North battle last night and despite the close scores, the Wolves exited with the sweep by scores of 27-25, 25-18, and 25-11. Audrie Gipple notched 15 kills and three aces in the winning effort. Winfield-Mt. Union will hit the road to take on Pekin tomorrow. 

WACO will be at home to take on Columbus tomorrow.

Burlington Notre Dame fell in straight sets to #15 West Burlington last night by scores of 25-17, 25-23, and 25-21. Lauren Krieger dished out 38 assists with Aviana West leading the Nikes with 15 kills. The Falcons will take on Van Buren County tomorrow on the road. 

Mediapolis celebrated their senior night in style last night as the Bulldogs took down Van Buren County in straight sets. Jaydon Wirt tallied 26 assists and Haley Steffener led the Bulldogs with 10 kills. Mediapolis will compete against West Burlington on October 10th. 

#3 Holy Trinity Catholic breezed past Central Lee last night in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-9, and 25-9. Taylor Jones was a bright spot for the Hawks with 9 kills and four blocks. Central Lee will participate in the Davis County Invitational on October 7th.

Danville will take on the Crusaders for Holy Trinity Catholic’s senior night tomorrow.

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Southeast Conference (SEC) meet on October 12th. 

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) meet will be run tomorrow, October 5th. 

Cross Country Rankings

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches (IATC) released their team rankings yesterday as the season draws close to its conclusion.

The Southeast Conference proves to be tough with the boys’ teams of Washington and Fort Madison ranked inside the top 15. The Demons are ranked 8th with Micah Rees ranked 3rd individually for Class 3A. 

On the girls’ side, Washington is ranked 16th and Fort Madison snuck inside the top 20 at the #19 slot. For the Bloodhounds, Avery Rump has a great claim to an individual title as she is ranked 2nd overall.

The Mediapolis boys’ team ranks 17th in Class 2A with #3 Solomon Zaugg and #5 Owen Schmidgall leading the way for the Bulldogs.

Lastly, Jackson Shacklett’s #16 individual ranking for Class 1A has helped propel the Danville boys’ team to 14th in the rankings.

Van Buren County has their own individually ranked runner in Lincoln Bainbridge, who is ranked 22nd in Class 1A.

Southeast Iowa Playbook

New London will be this week’s school of focus with Tysann Gipple and Gavin Menke-Bailey joining us on KILJ 105.5 FM or at 6 pm tonight. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will celebrate Homecoming this Saturday, October 7th, against Purdue. The Hawkeyes will be led by Deacon Hill after Kirk Ferentz announced yesterday that Cade McNamara had torn his ACL in his left knee in last week’s game.

Iowa State University will take on TCU in a home game this Saturday.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1873 – The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League was founded. The Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional sports team, still using its original name.

1906 – The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0, to end the MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; the highest winning percentage in MLB history.

2001 – Brendan Shanahan scores a hat trick in the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 overtime win at San Jose; becomes the second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career.