Sports, October 9th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will celebrate Senior Night this Friday, October 13, against Fort Madison. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm, kickoff at 7:30 pm. The Panthers are excited to play in front of the home crowd. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will travel to Assumption and Mt. Vernon will host Washington.

Fairfield will host Solon, who’s on a six game winning streak which includes victories over Williamsburg and Mt. Vernon, this Friday. 

Danville will look to get back in the win column and spoil Columbus’ senior night this Friday. 

Van Buren County will travel to take on Lisbon at 7 pm. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame will host Davis County this Friday. 

#10 Mediapolis will end the regular season against Central Lee on the road at 7:30 pm. 

New London will end the season this Friday against English Valleys. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against HLV this Friday at home at 7 pm.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant fell to Ottumwa and Fairfield in straight sets over the weekend at the Oskaloosa Invite. The Panthers will be competing in the second round of the Southeast Conference tournament tomorrow, October 10th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will look to claim the SEISC North Championship on their senior night when they clash with Wapello tomorrow.

WACO participated in the Washington Classic over the weekend and fell to Washington and Regina Catholic in straight sets. The Warriors will take on Highland tomorrow on the road. 

Mediapolis will compete against #14 West Burlington tomorrow.

Davis County held their invitational over the weekend with Central Lee, Van Buren County, and New London all in attendance. Central Lee battled their way through pool play taking down Chariton and Van Buren County two sets to one and sweeping Cardinal. The Hawks and Warriors advanced to the semifinals. 

Davis County defeated Centerville, two sets to one, and New London in straight sets. The Mustangs and Tigers advanced to the semifinals out of their pool.

New London had Central Lee against the ropes, but the Hawks, anchored by Taylor Jones’ 5 blocks, won set three 15-7 to advance to the championship. Van Buren County set the stage for revenge in the championship match after defeating Davis County in straight sets by scores of 21-19 and 21-13. 

Van Buren County had all of the momentum entering the final match and took down Central Lee in straight sets by scores of 21-9 and 21-18 to win the championship. Jones tallied 51 kills and 18 blocks throughout the entire tournament for Central Lee. 

The Warriors will travel to Wilton for the quarterfinal round of regionals on October 18th. 

Danville will face off against New London tomorrow.

Central Lee will play tomorrow against Burlington Notre Dame for their senior night. 

Holy Trinity Catholic competed in Pella over the weekend and lost to Knoxville in straight sets and Pella, two sets to one. The Crusaders will compete in the Mediapolis Tournament on October 12th. 

Cross Country

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

College Football

The University of Iowa enjoyed their Homecoming with a 20-14 win over Purdue last weekend. Kaleb Johnson rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort. The Hawkeyes will hit the road to take on Wisconsin this Saturday, October 14th.

Iowa State University is back to 0.500 after defeating TCU 27-14. Rocco Becht threw for 138 yards and a touchdown for the Cyclones. Iowa State University will face off against Cincinnati this Saturday at 11 am.

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

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1997 – The New York Rangers are the first NHL team to open with four straight ties.