Sports, March 9th

High School Basketball

The Class 1A state championship is set for Friday with Grand View Christian, looking for their 4th state championship, going against North Linn, the defending champions, at 1 pm.

Central Lyon will take on Pella Christian today in the Class 2A semifinal with the winner taking on the winner between Roland-Story and Western Christian on Friday at 3 pm.

Bondurant-Farrar, who is coached by Travis Evans, an Iowa Wesleyan graduate and grandson of Mt. Pleasant coach Bob Evans, is looking to continue the undefeated season against North Polk in the semifinal round for Class 3A, while Xavier will be facing off against Bishop Heelan. The championship game will take place tomorrow at 5 pm.

Class 4A had the biggest upset of the tournament as the 8th seed Pleasant Valley took down the #1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 57-45 to face off against Valley in the semifinal today. Waukee will take on Waukee Northwest tonight. The championship game will be tomorrow at 7 pm.

High School Track and Field

The girls’ will be participating in the IATC Indoor Championships today and the boys’ will be competing tomorrow.

Youth Basketball

March Madness 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 5th – 8th grade girls and boys will take place on March 18th and 19th. Please contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jordan Ashton for more details at 319-385-6307 or visit

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team’s season ended with a 23-7 record and as Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) champions. Head Coach Steve Williamson talked about how proud he was of his team. The men’s basketball team finished the year 27-3 and as CAC champions.

The women’s wrestling team will be competing in the 2023 NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Championship which will take place tomorrow, March 10th. Head Coach Jake Kadel talked about his eleven wrestlers that will be competing at the meet.

The Tiger baseball team faced off against the University of South Carolina Beaufort yesterday and fell 18-3. The Sand Sharks scored quickly and often as they put up 10 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Julian Figueroa continued his excellent two game stretch as he has gone 6 for 8 with 5 RBIs over the past two games including a home run and a double. Riley Rankin and Sage Bonner added an RBI apiece in the contest. The Tigers will take on Fisher College tomorrow at 2 pm.

The Tiger softball team will take on Suffolk University today.

Head Coach for the Track and Field teams for Iowa Wesleyan, Hunter Davis, will be joining us on Tiger Nation this morning at 9 am.

This Day in Sports History

1904 – Brandon’s Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal.

1979 – MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters.

1993 – Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak.