Sports, September 12th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will be back at Evans Field this Friday, September 15th, for a matchup against Burlington at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington will host Grinnell, Keokuk will travel to Fairfield, and Fort Madison and Williamsburg will clash in a battle of the unbeatens. 

Mediapolis will take on Albia this Friday. 

Columbus will take on Pekin at home this Friday at 7 pm. 

Central Lee will look to stay undefeated this Friday against Davis County.

Danville will host Louisa-Muscatine this Friday at 7 pm. 

New London will face off against Central City this Friday. 

WACO will look to get back in the win column this Friday against HLV. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union will look to make it a four game winning streak this Saturday, September 16th, against Montezuma. 

High School Football Rankings

The Gazette released their weekly rankings and Southeast Polk still is atop the rankings for Class 5A, North Scott has taken over the revolving door that is the top spot in Class 4A, Williamsburg and Mount Vernon are neck-and-neck in Class 3A, Class 2A is still ruled by Van Meter, Grundy Center is #1 in Class 1A, Lynnville-Sully is the king in Class A, and Gladbrook-Reinbeck is on top for 8-player.

Winfield-Mt. Union is receiving a vote for the top spot in 8-player as the Wolves are ranked 2nd. WACO, Columbus, and Fort Madison are all receiving votes for their respective classifications. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will play at home against Burlington tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Highland tonight on the road. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Mediapolis today. 

WACO will face off against Pekin on September 14th. 

Central Lee will compete at the Holy Trinity Catholic Classic on September 18th.

Danville will face off against West Burlington at home tonight.

Van Buren County’s next match will be tonight at New London. 

Cross Country

Winfield-Mt. Union and Van Buren County will run at Central Lee’s Invitational today.

Danville will run at the Oskaloosa Invitational tonight.

Mt. Pleasant’s next meet will be the Fort Madison Invitational on September 14th. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Tune into KILJ 105.5 FM,, tomorrow at 6 pm for the second episode of this semester. Winfield-Mt. Union will be the school of focus this week with our guests being seniors Cole Milks and Carter Loyd. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will face off against Western Michigan on Saturday, September 16th.

Iowa State University will attempt to get back in the win column this Saturday against Ohio 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. 

Sebastian Castro, a defensive back for the Hawkeyes, grabbed Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after his 30 yard pick-six helped seal the win. Castro also notched four tackles and a pass break-up. 

This Day in Sports History

1895 – Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] arrives in Chicago to complete the first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize.

1930 – Brooklyn catcher Al López hits major league’s last recorded bounce Home Run.

2004 – The Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-16 at Soldier Field to snap their NFL-record 24-game road losing streak.