Sports, October 7th

High School Volleyball

Winfield-Mt. Union was led by Bradie Buffington’s 9 kill performance last night as they defeated Pekin in straight sets: 25-12, 25-8, and 25-21. Keely Malone tallied 27 assists on the night. Heading into their last game of the regular season against Wapello on Tuesday, October 11th, the Wolves are 21-9 with a 7-0 district record.

WACO defeated Columbus in straight sets last night by scores of 25-8, 25-13, and 25-18. Ellah Kissell led the Warriors in kills with 12, while Grace Coble tallied 26 assists and added 9 kills to her stat line. They will be participating in the Washington Tournament tomorrow.

Holy Trinity Catholic defeated Danville in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-15, and 25-16. The Crusaders will be competing in the Pella Tournament tomorrow, October 8th.

New London defeated Fort Madison in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-10, and 25-8. The Tigers will be competing in the Davis County Invitational tomorrow.

The Mount Pleasant Panthers will be participating in an Invitational hosted by Oskaloosa tomorrow, October 8th. Play is scheduled to start at 9 am.

High School Football

The Mount Pleasant Panthers are celebrating Homecoming tonight against the Burlington Greyhounds. Coach Striegel talked about the excitement included in the game tonight.  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 tonight 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 tonight 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 a matchup between two Top 10 teams in Class 4A, 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 Tiger volleyball team will be in action today and tomorrow 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 tomorrow, October 8th, to face off against Dickinson State University at 1 pm.

Men’s and women’s cross-country will be competing at the Seminole Valley Stampede tomorrow at 9:45 am.

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.

The men’s soccer team will travel to clash with Culver-Stockton College at 5 pm on October 11th.

This Day in Sports History

1918 – The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.

1992 – Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2).

2001 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.