Sports, October 6th

High School Volleyball

Winfield-Mt. Union’s next game will be against Pekin for their senior night tonight at 7 pm.

WACO will travel to play Columbus tonight at 7:30 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic’s next game will be tonight at 7:30 pm as they travel to play Danville.

The New London Tigers next game will be tonight against Fort Madison at 7:15 pm.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers went 1-1 at the SEC tournament on Tuesday as they defeated Keokuk in straight sets but lost to Burlington 2 sets to 1 by scores of 25-23, 25-11, and 15-9. The SEC tournament will resume next Tuesday, in the meantime, the Panthers will be participating in an Invitational hosted by Oskaloosa Saturday, October 8th.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are celebrating Homecoming tomorrow, 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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 men’s soccer team fell to Missouri Baptist University 3-0 yesterday. Thomas Mullen led the Tiger offense with 3 shots on the game. They will travel to clash with Culver-Stockton College at 5 pm on October 11th. Coach Jorge Sierra Galeas joined us on Tiger Nation and discussed the team’s difficult schedule and how the players have responded.

“You know, I can arrange games against teams we can beat 10-0, but these types of games are going to teach us more and are going to make us a better team in the long run in our type of games and they have done a really good job. They’re motivated, they are ready for the next game next Tuesday against Culver-Stockton and we always talk to them that we have to keep going as soon as we put our heads down that’s it. So, I feel they have done a really good job. So, it’s all about being patient and all those types of things.”

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

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

The Tiger women’s soccer team next game will be October 11th at Mediapolis High School where they will host William Penn University at 7 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1880 – The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer.

1995 – The Colorado Avalanche (formerly the Quebec Nordiques) won their first NHL game when they beat the Detroit Red Wings.

2003 – The Indianapolis Colts became the first team in NFL history to win after trailing by 21 or more points with less than four minutes to play in regulation. The game went to an extra period where the Colts defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35.