Sports, September 21st

High School Football

It’s Homecoming week for Mt. Pleasant as the Panthers play host to last year’s Class 3A runner-up Mt. Vernon tomorrow, September 22nd. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington will hit the road to take on Keokuk and Fort Madison will travel to Davenport to face off against Assumption. 

Fairfield will take on Benton Community tomorrow in a road game. 

Mediapolis will face off against West Burlington-Notre Dame tomorrow night as both teams battle for winning records. 

Columbus will face off against Highland at 7 pm.

Central Lee will travel to Albia tomorrow. 

Danville will compete against Wapello at 7 pm tomorrow night.

Van Buren County will hit the road to face off against Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow at 7 pm.

WACO will take on Easton Valley tomorrow.

New London will be suiting up tomorrow night to take on HLV with kickoff at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will look to keep the momentum going against English Valleys tomorrow for their Homecoming match. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fairfield on the road next Tuesday. 

Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, and Holy Trinity Catholic head into the Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) Tournament tonight with 4-0 conference records. 

New London and Danville will be back in action tonight for the SEISC tournament. 

Van Buren County and Mediapolis enter the SEISC tournament with 3-1 conference records. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant and WACO will compete in the Washington Invitational on September 26th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will run on September 25th in Iowa City. 

Mediapolis and Van Buren County will run tonight in Burlington. 

Danville will run at Williamsburg on September 26th for a meet. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

WACO seniors Colton Leichty and Zoey Dennler joined us on the Southeast Iowa Playbook yesterday. It had been over two years since the football team had lost in the regular season and for Colton that mark against the Warriors had only motivated the team to make a run for the rest of the season. The volleyball team has had a hot start to the season with Zoey seeing an increase in production from last season.

If you missed the episode, then head over to the “Special Programs” tab on and you can find the full list of archived episodes there.

College Football

#24 Iowa will be tested this Saturday, September 23rd, against #7 Penn State at 6:30 pm. 

Iowa State University will take on Oklahoma State this Saturday to begin Big 12 play. 

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

1952 – MLB Boston Braves play what turns out to be their last home game at Braves Field in Boston, losing to the Brooklyn Dodgers 8–2 before a crowd of 8,822; the team relocates to Milwaukee before the start of the next season.

1982 – NFL players begin a 57 day strike. The longest in NFL history.

2008 – The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles. It hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history.