Sports, September 4th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to face off against Tipton this Friday, September 8th, at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. Head Coach John Bowlin knows the Panthers just have to focus on one game at a time. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Burlington will host Keokuk, Washington will travel to Fairfield for a matchup against the Trojans, and Fort Madison and Williamsburg will combine in a matchup of the undefeated teams. 

Mediapolis will host Regina Catholic this Friday. 

Central Lee will hit the road to compete against Durant this Friday as the Hawks look to move to 3-0 on the season. 

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

New London will face off against Iowa Valley in a road matchup this Friday at 7 pm. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union is set to host #5 WACO this Friday in a top five 8-man matchup at 7 pm.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant’s next match is on the road against Fort Madison tomorrow, September 5th. 

New London participated in a tournament hosted by Burlington Notre Dame over the weekend. #14 in Class 2A West Burlington took down the Tigers in straight sets: 21-11 and 21-6. Wapello followed suit, taking down the Tigers by scores of 21-10 and 21-18. The Tigers lost set one to Burlington Notre Dame 21-13, but the Tigers answered back by forcing a third set where the Nikes led by Avianna West’s 7 kills took it 15-10. The Tigers will get an opportunity for a rematch on September 7th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow. 

Winfield-Mt. Union cruised through pool play at the English Valleys Tournament over the weekend as the Wolves beat East Marshall, Cardinal, and English Valleys in straight sets. This set up a championship match against WACO where the Warriors defeated the Wolves 25-20 and 25-19. Audrie Gipple led the Wolves with 16 kills with Aurey Meeker tallying 30 assists. Lily Freeman led the front line with 10 blocks. Winfield-Mt. Union will look to get back in the win column tomorrow against Columbus. 

WACO will take on Lone Tree tomorrow in a road matchup. 

Central Lee will face off against Mediapolis tomorrow.

Van Buren County competed at the Anamosa tournament over the weekend and finished 0-4 after falling in straight sets to Anamosa, Clear Creek Amana, Northeast, and Edgewood-Colesburg. The Warriors next match will be September 12th at New London. 

Cross Country

The Mt. Pleasant girls team competed at Central College over the weekend and finished in 7th place with an average time of 27 minutes 29 seconds. Nelle Peterson led the way for the Panthers with a time of 24 minutes 59 seconds, which placed her in 35th. Mt. Pleasant will participate in the Fairfield Cross Country Invitational Thursday, September 7th. 

Danville, Van Buren County, Central Lee, Winfield-Mt. Union, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Mediapolis will all be competing in a meet hosted by the Warriors tomorrow, September 5th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa moved to 1-0 on the season after defeating Utah State 24-14 over the weekend. 

Iowa State University handled the University of Northern Iowa for a week one 30-9 victory. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones combine this Saturday, September 9th, at 2:30 pm. 

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and 1130 AM. 

This Day in Sports History

1950 – NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth.

1991 – MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris’ 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth’s 60) and determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings.

1994 – Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati.