Sports, September 25th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will head to Washington this Friday as the Demons celebrate their Homecoming. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will travel to face off against Fort Madison and Mt. Vernon will host Assumption.

Fairfield will host Williamsburg this Friday, the #1 team in Class 3A. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on Mid-Prairie at 7 pm.

Columbus will host Louisa-Muscatine this Friday. 

Central Lee will hit the road to take on West Burlington this Friday.

Danville will host Van Buren County this Friday for their Homecoming.

WACO will travel to New London this Friday for the Tigers’ homecoming.

Winfield-Mt. Union will hit the road to face off against Iowa Valley at 7 pm.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fairfield on the road tomorrow, September 26th. 

The Southeast Iowa Superconference (SEISC) tournament concluded play yesterday as Holy Trinity Catholic, Mediapolis, Winfield-Mt. Union, West Burlington, Burlington Notre Dame, Wapello, Van Buren County, and Central Lee battled for the conference title. 

In the opening round, West Burlington swept Winfield-Mt. Union to move on. Tayrn Snodgrass tallied 23 assists while Mady Hamelton grabbed 10 kills. Audrie Gipple led the Wolves with three kills.

Wapello pulled off the upset as the Arrows defeated Burlington Notre Dame in straight sets 25-20 and 25-15. Emily Hemphill notched 9 kills for Wapello.

Holy Trinity Catholic squeaked by Mediapolis to win both sets 25-23 and 25-20. Haley Steffener had 7 kills for the Bulldogs. 

Central Lee moved on to the semifinals after defeating Van Buren County. However, the Hawks fell to Holy Trinity Catholic to be moved to the third place game, while the Crusaders waited in the championship game for their opponent. 

West Burlington continued their run through the tournament as the Falcons soared to a 2-0 sweep of Wapello. Snodgrass added 26 assists to her total with Hamelton leading the way with 9 kills. Hemphill notched 11 kills as the Arrows were set to take on Central Lee for 3rd place and the Falcons to challenge for the conference title.

Central Lee took the first set 25-20 but Wapello forced a third set after narrowly winning 27-25. The Arrows rode that momentum to win the third set and 3rd place by the score of 15-11. Hemphill concluded the tournament with 22 kills. 

West Burlington avenged an early season loss to Holy Trinity Catholic to win the conference championship in straight sets. Snodgrass finished the tournament with 71 assists while Hamelton tallied 29 kills. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on September 28th.

WACO will compete in a quad at Lone Tree tomorrow.

New London will host Central Lee tomorrow with the Varsity set to play at 7:30 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic will hit the road tomorrow to play against Van Buren County.

Danville will compete against Central Lee on September 28th at home.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Van Buren County on September 28th.

Cross Country

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

Winfield-Mt. Union will run today in Iowa City. 

Danville will run at Williamsburg tomorrow for a meet. 

College Football

Iowa was knocked out of the top 25 after their shutout loss to #6 Penn State 31-0. The offense managed only 76 total yards on 33 plays. The Hawkeyes will be at home this Saturday, September 30th, to take on Michigan State.

Iowa State University started their Big 12 play off right with a 34-27 win over Oklahoma State. Jaylin Noel caught 8 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Cyclones face off against Oklahoma this Saturday.

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

1926 – The NHL grants franchises to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

1989 – Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs is the first to get 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons.

2000 – Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in the 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as “le dunk de la mort” (the dunk of death).