Written by John Kuhens on October 28, 2015

Sixth ranked Holy Trinity Catholic and 10th ranked New London continue on their collision course in the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament after each squad picked up Regional quarterfinal wins.  HTC rolled over Moulton Udell in a sweep led by Madelyn Orton with 12 kills she also had 3 ace serves.  The Crusaders now move onto the semifinals at Davis County High School in Bloomfield Friday night and will play Moravia who defeated Seymour 3 games to 1 last night.  New London advanced with a 3 game sweep of Sigourney in Charles Lorber Gymnasium.  Breanna Metler and Brandi Allen each had 10 kills.  New London now plays in the semifinals Friday night at Sigourney against Southeast Warren who beat Twin Cedars in a sweep last night.  Waco was eliminated from the volleyball tournament trail by Burlington Notre Dame 3 games to 1.  Leading the Warriors was Mayme Hinh with 8 kills and 12 digs.  Halle Kissell had 18 assists and 5 blocks, the Warriors end the year with a 10-19 record.  Notre Dame moves onto the semifinals against Springville at Tiffin Friday night.

It’s high school football playoff time and the KILJ listening area has a number of teams that start down the playoff path tonight. Undefeated and #8 ranked Class “A” Winfield Mt. Union hosts 4-5 North Linn Troy Mills tonight in 1st round action, kickoff is at 7 p.m.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m. with our pregame show.  We will have live reports also from the 2A playoff game at 7th ranked Central Lee between the Hawks and the Mediapolis Bulldogs, Koehler Wendt will be giving quarterly reports on the action during our WMU broadcast.  Also we will keep track of the action of the Danville Bears game at #2 rated BGM in a Class “A” playoff game in Brooklyn.

The four top Class 3A District 5 teams go into the playoffs tonight:  Davenport Assumption hosts Dubuque Wahlert, Washington hosts Solon, Clear Creek-Amana goes to Maquoketa and Fairfield goes to #1 ranked Pella.

Tonight’s winners will advance to the 2nd round on Monday November 2nd.


Kansas City Royals won the opening game of the 2015 World Series 5-4 over the New York Mets in a 14 inning marathon game in KC.  Former Burlington Bee Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to bring in the winning run and give the Royals a 1-0 advantage heading into game two tonight in KC at 7 p.m.