SPORTS OCTOBER 18, 2016Written by John Kuhens on October 18, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
The post season begins tonight for area high school volleyball teams. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will be broadcasting from Lorber Gymnasium at New London High School where #12 ranked New London who is 26-9 will host Burlington Notre Dame who has a record of 26-11. These two teams have met 4 times this season, New London fell on their home court to the Nikes 3-1 back on September 1st. Since then the Tigers have won 3 times in area tournaments over the Nikes.
Other matches: WMU plays at Waco with the winner advancing on to play 5th ranked Holy Trinity Catholic on the Crusaders home court Monday. KILJ’s Koehler Wendt will be in Wayland tonight with score updates during the match and a final wrap with both coaches when it’s over. OTHER AREA MATCHES: Keota plays at North English, Tri-County at Twin Cedars, Moulton-Udel at Seymour and Moravia at Corydon-Wayne.
CLASS 2A AREA VOLLEYBALL MATCHES: L&M at Highland, Columbus Community at Wapello, Van Buren at Danville, Pekin at Cardinal of Eldon. #12 Mediapolis has a 1st round bye and plays host to the Van Buren/Danville winner Monday.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association have announced their State Cross Country qualifying meet sites and competitors. Class 3A will have the #3 ranked Mt. Pleasant Panther boys team and the MPHS girls’ team running at Pella. Other teams there: Ballard, Bondurant-Farrar, Chariton, #2 Grinnell, Knoxville, Nevada, North Polk, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, #6 Pella and Saydel.
Class 2A has Central Lee and Van Buren-Harmony running at Pella. Danville-New London, L&M and Mediapolis will run at Monticello.
Class 1A area teams will run at Seminole Valley Course in Cedar Rapids, Columbus-Community, Highland, Holy Trinity Catholic, Lone Tree, IMS, Pekin, Wapello, Waco and Winfield Mt. Union.
The 10th annual Iowa Wesleyan Girls High School Basketball Jamboree will be held in the Olan G. Ruble Arena on Monday November 14th. Five halves of basketball will be played by 10 area teams. Beginning at 6 p.m. with New London playing Wapello, at 6:40 p.m. Keokuk will tangle with Danville, 7:20 p.m. matchup has Ft. Madison playing Winfield Mt. Union. At 8 p.m. Waco plays West Burlington and the final half of action will pit Mt. Pleasant High School against Columbus Community at 8:40 p.m. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for students.