It’s tournament time in Iowa High School Sports, boys and girls basketball and wrestling. KILJ-FM and kilj.com brought you the Waco vs Harmony boy’s class 1A district game from Wayland where Waco won 75-42. Leading the Warriors, Jackson Roth scored 14 points and Tucker Janacek scored 12. Waco is 7-15 and will advance to play Danville at New London at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the next round. Harmony ends the year 0-20 and was led in scoring by Winston Wallingford with 18 points.
The other area 1A district action saw, Van Buren beat Holy Trinity Catholic 58-42 and Sigourney down Moravia 79-37.
CLASS 2A district action:
Davis County, Bloomfield 81, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 65
Mid-Prairie 63, West Liberty 61
Pella Christian 70, Cardinal 36
Wilton 81, Columbus Community 58
TONIGHT MEDIAPOLIS WILL PLAY AT L&M IN A MAKEUP TOURNEY GAME FROM LAST NIGHT
Tonight girl’s regional tournament basketball takes center stage. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will be broadcasting the Class 1A battle in Winfield between the Lady Wolves and Keota. Airtime is 7 p.m.
OTHER AREA TOURNAMENT GAMES: Sigourney at New London, Waco at Burlington Notre Dame, Clinton Prince of Peace at Iowa Mennonite School.
CLASS 2A REGIONAL GAMES: Danville at Highland, Wapello at Iowa City Regina, Durant at West Branch, North Cedar at Cascade.
CLASS 3A MAKEUP GAME HAS MID PRAIRIE AT CENTRAL LEE.
The MPHS boy’s basketball team will close out it’s regular season tonight on the road at Marion. M.P. has a 9-11 record going into tonight’s game while Marion is 8-12. We’ll bring you score updates during our girls regional broadcast at Winfield.
Today the Mt. Pleasant Panther girls and boys bowling teams will be involved in class 1A state qualifying meet action. The Panthers will bowl at Muscatine at Pla Mor Lanes.
Teams competing along with Mt. Pleasant will be: Fairfield, Keokuk, L&M, Marion, Washington and Cedar Rapids Xavier.
The State meet will be in Des Moines February 24th and 25th.
The Iowa Wesleyan College Tiger women and men play at home tonight hosting conference foe Eureka, women play at 6 p.m. followed by the men. It’s been designated as “Purple Out” night for the game so Tiger fans wear your purple with pride!
Look who is going into the IHSAA wrestling coaches hall of fame….John Siegel – has experienced the full gamut of the sport as a prep and collegiate wrestler, a successful head and assistant coach, and finally as the parent of a State Champion. He prepped at Bettendorf where he wrestled four years under hall of fame coach Franc Freeman. He earned his collegiate degree at Coe College in 1972 and captained the 1972 Kohawks. At Morning Sun High School he authored a sterling 143-17-3 record, producing 55 State Meet qualifiers including 25 place winners that included four champions and five runner-ups. He was named Class 1A Coach of the Year in 1983 and 1989. When Morning Sun closed its high school, he moved into the role of an assistant. At Wapello he helped them win the 1992 Class 2A Championship. In 10 years at Columbus, Columbus Junction, he helped them to the 1995 and 1997 traditional state titles and three Dual Team State Championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He also assisted 10 years at New London and helped them to second in 2008. One of his career highlights came at New London/Winfield-Mt. Union where in 2007 he coached his son Johnny to a state championship at 140. All told in his career he was associated with 88 state qualifiers, 56 medal winners and 12 state champions. He is a 40-year elementary teacher and continues to coach junior high wrestling. He and his wife Rebecca live in New London.
Team Dual Meet notes for Wednesday’s action.
Class 2A – 9 a.m. (Semis at 1 p.m.; Consolation semis at 11 a.m.; 5 th-7th at 4:30 p.m.; 1st-3rd at 6:30 p.m.)
Mediapolis (23-5) – fourth trip; 2013 – 3rd
Sergeant Bluff-Luton (21-0) – Second appearance and first since qualifying in 2003
Creston-OM (16-0) – 10th trip, fifth straight; 2007 champion; runner upo2008, 2011; 2013 – 6th
Clear Lake (23-4) – Making 11th appearance, first since 2010; Runner-up 1991, 1997, 2007
Assumption, Davenport (19-3) – 15th trip, seventh straight; seven titles – 1995, 96, 98, 99, 2011,12, 13
Webster City (23-3) – fourth appearance; runner-up in 1991
Albia (33-3) – first ever trip to the State Dual Team Tourney
Independence (25-4) – Sixth trip; first since 2009; 1997 Champions
Defending champions – Davenport Assumption is seeking a fourth straight championship to increase their total to eight.