Sports, September 7th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to face off against Tipton tomorrow, 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 tomorrow.

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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow at 7 pm. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union is set to host #5 WACO tomorrow in a top five 8-man matchup at 7 pm. Head Coach Chad Edeker will be hanging his hat on the Warrior defense. 

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 tonight.

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Mediapolis on September 12th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Highland tonight in their home opener. 

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

Central Lee will face off against West Burlington tonight on the road. 

Danville takes on Mediapolis today 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 tonight.

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Payton Walker and Emma Starr joined us yesterday for the Southeast Iowa Playbook and Walker is ready to get the Panthers their first win of the season. Moreover, Starr talked about her leadership style for the Panther volleyball team. 

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. 

Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers, offensive lineman Jake Remsburg, former Cyclone Dodge Sauser, former Iowa kicker Aaron Blom, and former Iowa baseball player Gehrig Christensen have all pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of underage gambling; a penalty that carries a $645 fine but no prison time. 

This Day in Sports History

1953 – Maureen Connolly defeated Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for the third time that year in a major final, to win the US National Championships. Thanks to this win, she became the first woman in tennis history to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam.

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1986 – The Cleveland Browns become the first team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31.