Sports, September 13th

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 has decided to forfeit this week’s contest against Central City due to injuries sustained last week resulting in a lack of depth. The Tigers plan on playing next week against HLV but the IHSAA requires that the school meet with their staff to show how and why they should be allowed to continue play. This meeting will occur next Monday at 10 am. 

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 Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant celebrated senior night last night, but Burlington spoiled the celebration by sweeping the Panthers in convincing fashion: 25-11, 25-11, and 25-18. The Grayhounds, led by Annalise Buxton and Sydney Schroeder, managed early rallies in the first and second sets to knock the Panthers off their groove, something that Head Coach Logan Wall said the team will focus on fixing. Mt. Pleasant started to get into a rhythm in the third set led by Alex Scott, but it proved to not be enough. Coach Wall stated that her team will focus on the positives heading into the Ottumwa Invitational on Saturday, September 16th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union played Hillcrest Academy close through the first two sets as the Wolves and Ravens traded sets. After the first two sets, it was all Wolves winning sets number three and four: 25-4 and 25-19. Audrie Gipple notched 14 kills and five aces in the winning effort. The Wolves will host Lone Tree tomorrow, September 14th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic now has won seven games in a row after sweeping Mediapolis last night: 25-20, 25-22, and 25-10. Jaydon Wirt tallied 19 assists and an ace in the loss. The Crusaders will travel to take on West Burlington tomorrow. 

WACO will face off against Pekin tomorrow.

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

Danville won the first set against West Burlington last night 25-20, but it was all Falcons from that point on, winning the next three sets: 25-18, 25-14, and 25-18. The Bears will face off against Keokuk tomorrow at home.

New London battled with Van Buren County but the Tigers fell short three sets to one by scores of : 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, and 25-22. The Tigers will take on Mediapolis and the Warriors will host Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant, Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Mediapolis, Van Buren County, and Winfield-Mt. Union will compete at the Fort Madison Invitational tomorrow, September 14th. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Tune into KILJ 105.5 FM,, tonight 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. 

This Day in Sports History

1934 – MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000.

1973 – US Congress passes and sends a bill to President Nixon to lift the NFL’s television blackout of sold out games.

2018 – Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” as Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm.