Sports, September 6th

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.

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 will take on Centerville.

Mediapolis will host Regina Catholic this Friday. 

Columbus Community will look to make it a two game winning streak as the Wildcats take on Lisbon at home. 

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.  

Danville will take on Pekin 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 will compete at the Wilton tournament on Saturday, September 9th. 

New London will get an opportunity for a rematch with Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow, September 7th. 

Burlington Notre Dame had Holy Trinity Catholic on the ropes last night as the Nikes found themselves ahead two sets to one; however, the Crusaders forced a fifth set and won the epic 15-9 to mark their sixth straight win. Holy Trinity Catholic will get a small break until the Crusaders take on Mediapolis on September 12th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union took down Columbus last night in a hard fought match three sets to one with scores of 25-19 for sets one and two, 25-16 in favor of Columbus, and a 25-22 final set score. Audrie Gipple led the Wolves with 13 kills, while Aurey Meeker tallied 18 assists and three aces. The Wolves will face off against Highland tomorrow in their home opener. 

WACO will face off against Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow at home. 

Central Lee won the first set against Mediapolis 25-13 but could not duplicate that success for the rest of the match falling three sets to one. Haley Steffener notched 13 kills with Jaydon Wirt dishing out 26 assists for the Bulldogs. The Hawks were led by Taylor Jones’ 10 kills and three blocks. Central Lee will face off against West Burlington tomorrow on the road. 

Danville takes on Mediapolis tomorrow in a road matchup. 

Van Buren County’s next match will be September 12th at New London. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant, Danville, Van Buren County, Winfield-Mt. Union, and Mediapolis will participate in the Fairfield Cross Country Invitational tomorrow, September 7th. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Tune in KILJ 105.5 FM or tonight at 6 pm for the first episode of this semester. Mt. Pleasant will be the first school with Payton Walker and Emma Starr the focus of this episode. 

Mt. Pleasant Football

The Mt. Pleasant JV team handled West Burlington Notre Dame last night 41-0. Jaymisen Rich and Ramzy Davis each rushed for two touchdowns in the win. The Panther defense held the Falcons to just 66 total yards. 

The Mt. Pleasant 8th grade team shutout Ottumwa 44-0 to kick off the season. Ryan Helling led the team with two touchdowns. Griffen Jones, Asa Rose, Kohen Dietzenbach, and Eli Nochols also had a touchdown in the winning effort. 

College Football

The University of Iowa travels to Ames this Saturday, September 9th, to take on Iowa State University with kickoff scheduled for 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

1980 – US College football’s longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College.

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig’s record, playing in 2,131 straight games.

2018 – World Surf League announces that starting in 2019 and beyond there would be equal prize money for men and women across elite tour events; the first US-based global sports league with gender pay parity.