Sports, Thursday, September 23rd

Prep Volleyball: Super Conference Opens Conference Tournament Pool Play:

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament gets underway tonight with pool play opening up at several regional sites.

Hosting schools include Louisa-Muscatine, New London, WACO and Wapello.

Van Buren County, West Burlington and Winfield-Mount Union will be in Letts at the Louisa-Muscatine pool.

New London will host Central Lee, Columbus and Highland.

WACO will welcome in Mediapolis, Cardinal, No. 1 Notre Dame and Pekin.

Other Super Conference schools will be dispersed accordingly.

Pool play will begin at the various regional sites tonight at 5:00 p.m.

There is no action in the Southeast Conference tonight, with all conference programs enjoying the night off.

Prep Cross Country: Burlington Hosts Area Programs in Home Meet:

Burlington will host several top schools in their home invite tonight, being ran at the Burlington RecPlex.

The Greyhounds will welcome in Class 2A’s No. 1 boys’ program in Danville-New London also hosting Notre Dame, Van Buren County, Mediapolis and Wapello.

Racing will get started at 5:00 p.m.

Other schools in Burlington tonight include Clark County, Davenport Central, Illini West, West Central and West Hancock.

Men’s College Golf: Wesleyan 3rd in William Penn Match Play:

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team took third place, finishing up Tuesday at the William Penn match play tournament.

Trace White, a Mount Pleasant graduate, paced the Tigers on Monday with their lone victory in match play.

On Tuesday, Wesleyan flipped the script going 4-1 in their own regard.

Brevin Wilson and Bailey Shellady, two other Panther alums, and Nathan Cronkhite all earned wins to help the team secure 3rd.

Kenny Tucker and White tied with their opponent.

Iowa Wesleyan will be back on the links today when they take part in the Simpson Invitational.

College Football: Petras, No. 5 Iowa ready for Colorado State:

Iowa will face a more familiar defense when the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes host Colorado State on Saturday.

The Rams use a four man front under head coach Steve Addazio.

It will be the first time this season the Hawks have seen it.

It makes prep a little bit easier, you don’t have to train your eyes to see a foreign thing. We will learn any scheme that we have to, the challenge is how well can we execute.” 

That’s Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras who says Colorado State is physical up front.

To help combat that, however, the Hawkeyes got a big boost along their offensive line when Kyler Schott returned this past weekend following a lengthy absence from a summer farming accident.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools. Kickoff from Kinnick Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon.