Sports, October 5th

High School Volleyball

Winfield-Mt. Union found themselves down two sets to none last night against WACO after the Warriors won the first two, 25-16 and 25-10. But, the Wolves, led by Bradie Buffington’s 21 kills, won the third set 25-20 and dominated the final two sets of the game on their way to their 20th win of the season. Melina Oepping added 15 kills, Keely Malone tallied 50 assists, and Keetyn Townsley had 7 serving aces for the Winfield-Mt. Union. The Wolves next game will be against Pekin for their senior night tomorrow. WACO will travel to play Columbus tomorrow at 7:30 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic defeated Central Lee in straight sets last night for their senior night by scores of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-16. The Crusaders next game will be tomorrow at 7:30 pm as they travel to play Danville.

The New London Tigers next game will be Thursday, October 6th, against Fort Madison.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are celebrating Homecoming this Friday, October 7th, against the Burlington Greyhounds. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm with pregame to start at 7:15, here on KILJ.

Winfield-Mt. Union is in a big matchup this Friday as the Wolves travel to play WACO. The Wolves come into the game with a 5-2 record, while the Warriors are still undefeated at 7-0. The game is scheduled to start at 7 pm.

The New London Tigers will be celebrating senior night this Friday against Lone Tree at 7 pm.

In Mount Pleasant’s district, North Scott is at home against Clinton, and Fort Madison will be traveling to play Iowa City Liberty, both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. In other area games, Fairfield hosts Solon and Washington travels to play Keokuk, both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

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 Tigers women’s soccer team traveled to play the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Eutectics last night and it was an offensive showcase as Iowa Wesleyan put up 4 goals in the second half going on to win 7-1. Jaycee Page tallied two goals in the game and Desire’ Adams put up two goals as well and added an assist. Bella Goodson and Kacey Hernandez each scored a goal. Baylee Alvarado recorded an assist. The Tigers are now 6-5 and riding a 3-game win streak. Their next game will be October 11th at Mediapolis High School where they will host William Penn University at 7 pm.

The Men’s golf team will have to wait until March to play their spring schedule as their fall season concluded yesterday at the Central Fall Invite. Trace White led the way for the Tigers with a two-day total of 157, tying him for 10th overall. Tate Nelson was the next Tiger as he finished tied for 47th with a total of 167 strokes. Brevin Wilson tied for 50th, Bailey Shelledy tied for 71st, and Colton Sherwood rounded out the day with a total of 194 strokes. The team finished in 12th place. The two individual Tigers shot well on day 2, as Brady Lukavasky finished tied for 43rd after hitting a 166. Kenny Tucker tied for 66th with a total of 175.

The Tiger volleyball team will be in action this Friday and Saturday when they travel to participate in CAC Classic where they will have 5 matches in 2 days.

The men’s soccer team looks to get back in the win column this afternoon when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University at 2 pm.

The Tiger football team will be at home Saturday, October 8th, to face off against Dickinson State University at 1 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1921 – The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1932 – The Detroit Falcons introduced a new name (the Redwings) and new uniforms to the city of Detroit.

2003 – The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series.