Sports, October 6th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will stay on the road to take on Keokuk tonight at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 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 tonight against South Tama in a road matchup.

#10 Mediapolis will host Davis County tonight.

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

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

Danville will host Lisbon tonight 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.

Mormon Trail has forfeited their game against #1 Winfield-Mt. Union tonight.

High School Volleyball

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

Winfield-Mt. Union swept Pekin last night by scores of 25-10, 25-16, and 25-11. Mariana Piper and Quin Smith tied for the team lead in kills with six, while Aurey Meeker tallied 10 assists and three aces from the service line in the winning effort. The Wolves will look to claim the SEISC North Championship on their senior night when they clash with Wapello on October 10th. 

WACO will participate in the Washington Classic tomorrow.

Mediapolis will compete against #14 West Burlington on October 10th. 

New London, Van Buren County, and Central Lee will participate in the Davis County Invitational tomorrow.

Holy Trinity Catholic celebrated their senior night in style with a dominant win over Danville in straight sets: 25-13, 25-11, and 25-12. The Bears will face off against New London on October 10th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will head over to Pella tomorrow to compete in a quad with Knoxville and Valley also in attendance. 

Cross Country

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

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) meet ran yesterday and the Pekin girls team grabbed first place while Mediapolis fended off Danville for the gold on the boys’ side. 

On the girls’ side, Chloe Glosser for Pekin had the fastest time with the only sub-20 minute time. Kaitlyn Kipp finished in third place for West Burlington-Notre Dame with a time of 21 minutes and 9 seconds. Alaina Gourley led Danville’s second place effort with a time of 21 minutes and 24 seconds. Abby Arnett and Ava Ourth also finished in the top ten.

Kayley Snowgren finished eighth overall for Van Buren County and Shelby Schultz led the way for Mediapolis with a time of 23 minutes and 17 seconds, which helped clinched fourth place for the Bulldogs. 

On the boys’ side, Solomon Zaugg and Owen Schmidgall finished with gold and silver for Mediapolis with a difference of only four seconds between the two runners. Carter Fesler and Jackson Shacklett finished in fifth and sixth, respectively, for Danville as the Bears took second as a team. 

Van Buren County grabbed fourth as a team with Lincoln Bainbridge finishing in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes and 11 seconds. Kohlby Newsom took 10th place and Gabriel Hemsworth finished in 13th place, which helped Winfield-Mt. Union grab seventh place. Central Lee finished in eighth and Holy Trinity Catholic took ninth place. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will celebrate Homecoming tomorrow, October 7th, against Purdue at 2:30 pm. 

Iowa State University will take on TCU in a home game tomorrow at 7 pm.

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

1920 – The first brothers to oppose each other in the World Series as Cleveland’s Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits while his brother, Jimmy, plays 3rd base for Brooklyn.

1926 – Babe Ruth becomes the first MLB player to hit three home runs in a World Series game as the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5, in Game four at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis.

1945 – Tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys a seat for his goat for Game 4 of the Baseball World Series, but is escorted out and casts the infamous “Billy Goat” curse on the Chicago Cubs.