College Sports: Wesley’s Tonight

The Iowa Wesleyan athletic department will host the Wesley’s tonight — their student-athlete awards ceremony — which will be held in the Chapel of Iowa Wesleyan’s campus at 7:00 p.m.

The awards presented this year include Male and Female Honor Athlete of the Year, Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Male and Female Newcomer of the Year, the Wesley Award, Men’s and Women’s Team of the Year, Men’s and Women’s Academic Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Lori Williams Wright Award, and Best Dressed.

Members of the coaching staff and athletic department nominated student-athletes for each of the awards and narrowed down the finalists.

Award winners are chosen based on voting by the athletic department.

College Basketball: UNI’s Green Enters Transfer Portal

Northern Iowa guard A.J. Green has entered the transfer portal.

Green, who was the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year — averaged 18.8 points per game while shooting 41% from the field for the regular season champion Panthers.

Along with entering the portal, Green will also dip his toes into the NBA Draft waters.

Green’s father, Kyle, is an assistant on T.J. Otzelberger’s staff at Iowa State sparking speculation that he could be headed to Ames.

It’s expected that Green have several high-major and blue blood programs courting him should he return to college basketball next year.

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Tyrese Hunter Leaving Program

In the next line of tough news for in-state programs, the reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tyrese Hunter has announced his intentions to depart from Iowa State.

The native of Racine, Wisconsin,  is coming off a freshman season in which he averaged 11 points for a cyclone team that made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

He finished third in the Big 12 in assists at 4.9 per game.

Like Green, the re-recruitment of Hunter is expected to be hotly contested.

Recruiting circles have pegged Hunter to wind up at North Carolina.

College Wrestling: Frazier Officially Signs to Wrestle for Indiana

Mount Pleasant native and Notre Dame Nike Blaine Frazier put pen to paper yesterday, officially signing his commitment papers to wrestle collegiately for the University of Indiana.

Frazier inked his commitment inside Father Minett Gymnasium.

Frazier was terrific in his final season in southeast Iowa, recording a 53-0 record while winning the Class 2A-132 state championship.

His win also helped lead the Nikes to the Class 2A team title.

Indiana finished this year 3-8 in duals and 1-7 in Big Ten scraps.

The Hoosiers sent two wrestlers to the year’s NCAA National Championships.

Spring Sports Schedule: Busy Thursday Night With Weather Pending

Tonight will be another busy night in the spring sports scene in Mount Pleasant and southeast Iowa

Here’s a look at tonight’s events:

  • Mount Pleasant girls’ golf at Oskaloosa at Edmundson Golf Course
  • Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer vs. Fort Madison (4:30 p.m.)
  • Mount Pleasant girls’ tennis vs. Keokuk (4:30 p.m.)
  • Mount Pleasant boys’ tennis at Keokuk (4:30 p.m.)
  • Mount Pleasant boys’ track at Washington (4:30 p.m.)
  • Ne London, WACO, Danville track at Winfield-Mount Union (4:30 p.m.)
  • Mount Pleasant boys’ soccer vs. No. 13 Fort Madison (6:15 p.m.)