SPORTS OCTOBER 29, 2015Written by John Kuhens on October 29, 2015
Mt. Pleasant travels to Ft. Madison for Class 4A Regional Semifinal volleyball tonight in the HoundDome against the Bloodhounds. It’s the 4th meeting between the two Southeast Conference teams, the Bloodhounds have won the previous 3 matches with M.P. winning just one game so far. The Panthers played well in beating Keokuk in the 1st round to get to the semis, Ft. Madison was idle with a 1st round bye. The other half of the Regional has Clear Creek-Amana at Marion. Tonight’s winners will meet Tuesday November 3rd at a site TBA in the Regional final with the winner going to state.
Mediapolis has their work cut out for them tonight in their Class 3A Regional semifinal match at #1 ranked West Liberty. The Bullettes won in the 1st round over Mid Prairie 3 games to two, West Liberty swept Solon. The other half of the Regional has Centerville playing host to Davis County, the winners meet in the finals at Central Lee on Tuesday.
Prior to our volleyball coverage tonight at 6:30 p.m. on KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com tonight Brown’s Shoe Fit brings you the Mt. Pleasant high School Cross Country team meet the runners program, the boys will be running at the state cross country meet Saturday in Ft. Dodge. We have interviewed coach Mitch Anderson and the runners so tune in an hear what they have to say.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Assumption, Davenport 42, Wahlert, Dubuque 21
Maquoketa 13, Clear Creek-Amana 7
Pella 56, Fairfield 7
Solon 17, Washington 14 (OT)
Central Lee, Donnellson 55, Mediapolis 28
Mid-Prairie, Wellman 28, PCM, Monroe 10
West Branch 55, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 20
B-G-M, Brooklyn 48, Danville 7
Lisbon 35, Lone Tree 14
Lynnville-Sully 36, Pekin 34
Winfield-Mt. Union 38, North Linn, Troy Mills 0
PAIRINGS OF AREA TEAMS FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 2ND:
Maquoketa @ Assumption, Davenport
Mid-Prairie, Wellman @ Albia
Mount Vernon @ Central Lee, Donnellson
Lynnville-Sully @ Winfield-Mt. Union
Akron-Westfield @ Logan-Magnolia
Colfax-Mingo @ Mount Ayr
Gladbrook-Reinbeck @ Pleasantville
Grundy Center @ Bishop Garrigan, Algona
Lawton-Bronson @ West Sioux, Hawarden
Lisbon @ B-G-M, Brooklyn
Montezuma @ Denver
The women’s basketball coach’s preseason poll has been released by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Iowa Wesleyan has been slated to finish third in the standings after receiving 57 total points and one first place vote in the 2015 preseason poll. Westminster was selected as the top team in the preseason poll, earning 76 total points and five first place votes. Spalding earned the second spot after receiving 74 points and three first place votes in the poll. Last season, Iowa Wesleyan finished 19-7 overall and 15-2 in SLIAC play. The Tigers have four players returning for last year’s team, three of them being starters. Rachel Williams (SR/Phoenix, AZ) will be the team’s leading returning scorer for Iowa Wesleyan after finishing the year last year averaging 10.1 points and 5.4 steals per game. Williams also earned Second Team All-Conference honors last season. Also returning for IW, is Dakota Flesner (SR/Payson, IL), who averaged 7.3 points per game and was the team’s leading rebounder with 6.8 rebounds a game.Breanna Hall (SR/Riverside, IA) and Kaylee Moseley (SR/Taylor Ridge, IL) are the two remaining returners for Iowa Wesleyan. Hall finished the year averaging 6.5 points per game while shooting 35 percent from behind the arc, and Moseley averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Tigers. Some of the newcomers that are expected to make an impact for Iowa Wesleyan this season are guards Aimee Iverson (SR/Sherrard, IL) and Darby Massner(FR/Mediapolis, IA). Forward, Whitney Brandvold (JR/Bottineau, ND) will also be expected to see time on the court this season for the Tigers.
Kansas City Royals won game two of the 2015 World Series 7-1 over the New York Mets. Royals have a 2-0 advantage heading into game three Friday night in New York at 7 p.m.