Varsity basketball last night saw the Winfield Mt. Union Lady Wolves defeated Highland 44-18, that was the 301st career coaching victory for Mitch Wachs, he got number 300 Friday night when WMU won over Wapello.
Highland won the boy’s game over WMU 54-50.
AREA BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT: GIRL AND BOY DOUBLE HEADERS- West Burlington at Danville, Central Lee at Harmony, Holy Trinity Catholic at New London, Keokuk at Clark County, Mo., L&M at Columbus, Mediapolis at Waco, Van Buren at Cardinal, Wapello at Highland, WMU at Lone Tree.
GIRLS: Burlington at Pleasant Valley
BOYS: Pleasant Valley at Burlington
WRESTLING: Davis County at Mediapolis, Quincy, Ill. At Keokuk, Waco, English Valleys and Highland at Sigourney.
The latest boy’s high school basketball poll has just two KILJ area teams ranked. That’s the Danville Bears who are rated #1 in class 1A and Lone Tree ranked #4 in that class.
Iowa City West is #1 in class 4A, Davenport Assumption is #1 in class 3A, Mt. Pleasant is receiving votes but not enough to make the top ten. Nodaway Valley is #1 in class 2A.
The process of hiring a new head football coach and Activities Director at Mt. Pleasant High School, to replace the retiring Bob Jensen, is progressing. The job has been posted on a national website and a committee that has been set up, that includes 3 school board members, has been doing interviews and has said they will provide a candidate for the school board to consider at the January 14th board meeting.
The MPHS JV and Varsity games at Central Lee will start at 2:00 p.m. instead of 3:00 p.m. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the varsity game live.
The SCC men’s basketball team won last night 83-81 over Illinois Central College. Nick Lyon scored 4 points.
Quincy University defeated Illinois Springfield 78-75 in overtime Saturday in men’s college basketball. Scott Hahn former M.P. Panther scored 11 points in the win for Quincy U.
The Bradley University women’s basketball team is 5-4 on the season. MPHS graduate Taylor Shull a freshman for the Braves has been seeing limited playing time in a reserve role. The team is off until December 18th after they finish finals testing. They will be hosting Illinois Chicago in Peoria.