Sports, February 20th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville will take on Calamus-Wheatland tomorrow, February 21st, at 7 pm at Muscatine High School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

In Class 4A Region 1, Keokuk will face off against #1 Clear Creek-Amana tonight at 7 pm on the road.

Boys’ District Basketball

Starting in Class 1A Substate 5 District 9, Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union will face off tonight at 7 pm at Mediapolis High School. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and kilj.com will be on the call.

In Substate 5 District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against North Mahaska tonight at 7 pm at Ottumwa Evans Middle School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7, West Burlington will take on West Branch at West Liberty High School tonight at 7 pm.

For Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant took on Keokuk last night on the road and despite being down two at halftime, the Panthers were outscored 32 to 16 in the second half to fall 60-42. Christian Stacy scored all 13 of his points in the first half, which led the team. Head coach Eric Rawson discussed this senior class, which combined for 23 points last night, as they shared a special bond, entering the Panther program at the same time Rawson was given the head coach job. The Panthers finished the season with a 13-8 record. 

Keokuk will face off against #5 Solon after the Spartans took down Davis County 75-36 on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm. Clear Creek-Amana defeated Washington 74-67 and Williamsburg downed Fort Madison 70-64.

In Class 3A Substate 4, Fairfield lost to Marion 66-38. 

In Class 4A Substate 3, Burlington was defeated by Davenport West 75-50 last night. 

High School Bowling

The Class 2A individual and Class 3A team state meet commenced yesterday and Mt. Pleasant had three bowlers competing in Waterloo. Bethany Drury was the top bowler for the Panthers with a three game total of 529 total pins, which placed her in 20th. Addison McGehearty finished with a score of 466 and Kya Goodrich bowled a 461 for their three game totals to place 28th and 29th, respectively. 

Keokuk had Jaelynn Ketterer and Sophia Rule advance to the top 8 bracket with Ketterer defeating Brianna Musgrove 205-179 to claim the individual championship. Rule defeated Bailey Gill in a close third-place match 190-185 to take home the bronze. 

The Class 3A team championship belongs to Ottumwa after taking down Des Moines Lincoln. Davenport North took 3rd place, Cedar Rapids Kennedy claimed 5th place, and Waterloo West took home 7th place. 

On the boys’ side, the Class 2A individual championship went to Kendall Bell of Council Bluffs Jefferson after he defeated Jake Fink 203-176 in the championship match. Jacob Shaffer of Marion took 3rd place. Burlington’s Brayton Dixon finished with the 16th highest three game total at 628 pins.

The Class 3A team championship went to Davenport Central as they finished with 53 more pins than Waterloo West. 

The State Tournament continues today with the Class 3A individual championship and the Class 1A team championship.

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team will travel to take on #12 Indiana on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team will face off against Houston tomorrow, February 21st, at 7 pm on the road.

In a top 10 matchup, the #6 Iowa State men’s team couldn’t pull out the road win against #2 Houston last night, falling 73-65. Keshon Gilbert led the effort with 17 points in the contest. The Cyclones will host West Virginia on Saturday, February 24th, at 1 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will travel to Michigan State tonight at 6 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1929 – The Boston Red Sox announce they will play Sunday MLB games at Braves Field; Fenway Park located too close to a church.

1971 – “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe scores a goal and adds three assists, including his 1,800th career NHL point, in 6-5 Red Wings’ win over Buffalo in Detroit; Howe’s 1,670th game.

2011 – 53rd Daytona 500: 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, driving for Wood Brothers Racing, wins to become the youngest Daytona 500 winner.

Sports, February 19th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville will take on Calamus-Wheatland on Wednesday, February 21st, at 7 pm at Muscatine High School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

In Class 3A Region 1, Mediapolis lost to Mt. Vernon 61-34 over the weekend. Hanna Wagenbach finished the game as the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with 14 points. Mediapolis finished the season with an 18-5 record.

In Class 4A Region 1, Keokuk cruised to a 43-29 victory over Fort Madison after outscoring the Bloodhounds 21 to 11 in the first quarter. Kendra Boatman tabbed 11 points in the win. Fort Madison finished with a 14-8 record. Keokuk will face off against #1 Clear Creek-Amana tomorrow, February 20th, at 7 pm on the road.

Boys’ District Basketball

Starting in Class 1A Substate 5 District 9, Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union will face off tomorrow, February 20th, at 7 pm at Mediapolis High School. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and kilj.com will be on the call.

In Substate 5 District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against North Mahaska tomorrow at 7 pm at Ottumwa Evans Middle School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7, West Burlington will take on West Branch at West Liberty High School tomorrow at 7 pm.

For Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to take on Keokuk. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. Washington will face off against Clear Creek-Amana and Fort Madison faces off against Williamsburg. 

In Class 3A Substate 4, Fairfield will take on Marion on the road.

In Class 4A Substate 3, Burlington snatched the sixth seed and will travel to Davenport, West for their first-round matchup. 

The first round for classes 3A and 4A will begin tonight at 7 pm.

High School Wrestling

Southeast Iowa had 13 wrestlers compete on Championship Saturday over the weekend with ten of the wrestlers finishing in the top four.

In Class 1A, WACO had Gage Samo, 113-pound weight class, and Louden Huisenga, 190-pound weight class, wrestling and Samo finished the tournament with a 4-3 record and 6th overall. Huisenga completed the season with a 37-1 record, falling in the championship match to claim 2nd place.

In Class 2A, Burlington Notre Dame was headlined by Kaiden Dietzenbach’s runner-up finish in the 132-pound weight class. The junior has now finished in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place at the state tournament. 

Carter West grabbed 3rd place, while CJ Davis took 4th place and Dirk Boyles nabbed 8th place for the Nikes in their respective weight classes. 

Fairfield’s Cael McCabe finished in 2nd place in the 106-pound weight class. Cason Miller took home 4th place in the 157-pound weight class.

Aaron Boone of Washington grabbed 4th place in the 132-pound weight class.

Lastly, Russel Coil of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union finished in 2nd place in the 285-pound weight class.

In Class 3A, Braxton Hutchinson of Burlington took 4th place in the 106-pound weight class.

Nolan Riddle finished in 4th place, while Isaac Thacher nabbed 8th place for Fort Madison in their respective weight classes.

Don Bosco repeated as the Class 1A team champions, Osage grabbed the Class 2A title, and Southeast Polk dominated their way to the Class 3A championship.

High School Bowling

The state tournament will begin today as the Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have Addie McGehearty, Bethany Drury, and Kya Goodrich competing as individuals. 

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team will travel to take on #12 Indiana on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team fell to #5 Texas over the weekend 81-60. Audi Crooks was the only source of offense as she tallied 24 points. The Cyclones will face off against Houston on Wednesday, February 21st, at 7 pm on the road.

The #10 Iowa State men’s team kept their undefeated streak at home alive after defeating Texas Tech over the weekend 82-74. Keshon Gilbert led the scoring with 24 points as four other Cyclones finished in double figures. Iowa State will take on #3 Houston on the road tonight at 8 pm.

The Iowa men’s team needed overtime but the Hawkeyes pulled off the upset against #20 Wisconsin, winning 88-86. Owen Freeman dominated, scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win. The Hawkeyes will travel to Michigan State tomorrow at 6 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1946 – New York Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is the first major leaguer to announce that he is jumping to the “outlaw” Mexican Baseball League for a fee of $10,000.

1965 – The NFL adds a 6th official – the line judge.

1984 – The first brother combo to win Gold and Silver in the same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom).

Boys’ Prep Wrestling: Final Results from the 2024 State Tournament

Des Moines, IA– The 2024 Boys’ State Wrestling Tournament is over, and 42 state champions have been crowned across three classes and three team titles have been handed out. Here’s how our local wrestlers fared on Championship Saturday and the top team rankings.

The consolation bracket started early yesterday and starting with Class 1A, Gage Samo of WACO lost to Dallas Canoyer of Earlham by a 5-1 decision, sending him to the 5th place match. In a matchup against Cooper Hinz of Jesup, Samo and Hinz battled but it would go Hinz’s way by a 2-1 decision. Samo claimed 6th place.

In Class 2A, Carter West of Burlington Notre Dame defeated Jayson Stevens by a 6-0 decision to advance to the third-place match. He would go on to win the bronze of the 113-pound weight class by a 2-0 decision victory over Jon Gonzalez of West Marshall.

In the 126-pound weight class, CJ Davis of Burlington Notre Dame got a chance at the bronze after taking down Amare Chavez of South Tama County by an 8-2 decision; unfortunately, Landen Davis of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont would narrowly escape with a 3-1 decision win. Davis finished in 4th place.

Washington’s Aaron Boone defeated Mason Avila of Decorah to get to the third-place match in the 132-pound weight class but, ultimately, fell to Matt Beam of Glenwood by a 6-4 decision to finish in 4th place.

Nile Sinn of Williamsburg pulled off a sudden victory over Dirk Boyles of Burlington Notre Dame in the 150-pound weight class to take 7th place. Boyles finished in 8th place.

The 157-pound weight class featured Cason Miller of Fairfield taking down Karson Kolbert of NH/TV by a 2-1 decision, propelling him to the third-place match. Taylor Mahler of Hampton-Dumont-CAL would defeat Miller by a 3-0 decision. Miller claimed 4th place.

Advancing to Class 3A, Fort Madison had two wrestlers finish in the top 10. Nolan Riddle, 157-pound weight class, pinned Abe Bushong of Southeast Polk to take on Cinsere Clark of Valley for third place. Riddle would lose by a 7-3 decision to take 4th place.

Isaac Thacher battled for 7th place against Kolby Gibbons of Johnston, but Thacher would come up short, losing by a 3-1 decision to nab 8th place in the 190-pound weight class.

Championship Matches

This left four of our local wrestlers ready for the chance to exit Des Moines as an individual state champion.

In Class 1A, Louden Huisenga of WACO and MaKade Bloker of North Butler-Clarksville entered the 190-pound weight championship matchup undefeated. Unfortunately, Huisenga would fall by a 9-3 decision final to finish in 2nd place.

In Class 2A, Fairfield’s Cael McCabe lost to Klayten Perreault of Mt. Vernon by a 7-1 decision to finish as the runner-up in the 106-pound weight class.

The 132-pound weight class featured a rematch from earlier in the season as Kaiden Dietzenbach of Burlington Notre Dame was attempting to avenge his 9-2 decision loss to Kade Blume of Roland-Story in the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational. It was not meant to be, as Blume would go on to win by a similar decision final. Dietzenbach, a junior, has now finished in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place at the state tournament.

Lastly, Russel Coil of Columbus/Winfield Mt. Union fell to Mac Muller of Osage by an 8-3 decision to claim 2nd place in the 285-pound weight class.

Team Scores
Class 1A
Don Bosco (repeat): 183.5
Alburnett: 152
Wilton: 144

Class 2A
Osage (repeat): 128.5
Mt. Vernon: 110
Union: 95
Burlington Notre Dame: 79.5

Class 3A
Southeast Polk: 221.5
Bettendorf: 160
Fort Dodge: 119

We thank all of our sponsors for allowing us to cover the 2024 State Tournaments.

Sports, February 17th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville has now won 19 games in-a-row after defeating Lynnville-Sully last night 51-50 after the Bears had found themselves down by as many as 16 during the game. Danville will take on Calamus-Wheatland on Wednesday, February 21st, at 7 pm at Muscatine High School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

In Class 1A Region 8, #15 Holy Trinity Catholic’s comeback fell short against Montezuma last night in the regional semifinal 60-44. The Crusaders were outscored 27 to 5 in the second quarter as the Braves made eight threes in the first half. Seniors Natalie Randolph and Mary Kate Bendlage combined for 31 points as head coach Tony Johnson discussed their contribution to the Crusaders program. Holy Trinity Catholic finished with a 20-3 record on the season.

For Class 2A Region 6, Columbus fell to North Mahaska 61-22 last night. The Wildcats finished the season with a 15-6 record. 

In Class 3A Region 1, Mediapolis will face off against Mt. Vernon tonight at 7 pm in Mt. Vernon.

In Class 4A Region 1, Keokuk will host Fort Madison tonight at 7 pm with the winner taking on either Clear Creek-Amana or Oskaloosa in the Regional Championship.

Boys’ District Basketball

Starting in Class 1A Substate 5 District 9, Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union will face off on Tuesday, February 20th, at 7 pm at Mediapolis High School. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and kilj.com will be on the call.

In Substate 5 District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against North Mahaska on Tuesday at 7 pm at Ottumwa Evans Middle School. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7, West Burlington will take on West Branch at West Liberty High School on Tuesday at 7 pm.

For Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to take on Keokuk. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. Washington will face off against Clear Creek-Amana and Fort Madison faces off against Williamsburg. 

In Class 3A Substate 4, Fairfield will take on Marion on the road.

In Class 4A Substate 3, Burlington snatched the sixth seed and will travel to Davenport, West for their first-round matchup. 

The first round for classes 3A and 4A will begin on Monday, February 19th, at 7 pm.

High School Wrestling

Championship Saturday will begin today and we have 13 local wrestlers competing. In Class 1A, Louden Huisenga is looking to end the season with a perfect record and the 190-pound championship. Gage Samo is vying for third place in the 113-pound weight class. 

In Class 2A, Burlington Notre Dame’s Kaiden Dietzenbach, Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Russel Coil, and Fairfield’s Cael McCabe will all be competing for a state championship.

Class 3A will see Fort Madison’s Nolan Riddle and Burlington’s Braxton Hutchinson looking to finish in third place, while Isaac Thacher will wrestle for 7th place.

High School Bowling

The state tournament will begin on Monday, February 19th, as the Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have Addie McGehearty, Bethany Drury, and Kya Goodrich competing as individuals. 

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team will travel to take on #12 Indiana on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team will face off against #5 Texas today at 3 pm on the road. 

The #10 Iowa State men’s team will host Texas Tech today at 11 am.

The Iowa men’s team will take on #20 Wisconsin today at 1:15 pm at home.

This Day in Sports History

1974 – 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty becomes the first driver to win back-to-back titles at Daytona; his 5th Great American race.

1998 – The USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal.

2012 – Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece.

Boys’ Prep Wrestling: Two Local Wrestlers Vying for a Chance at Third Place in Class 3A

Des Moines, IA- Day three of the 2024 Boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books and championship Saturday is set, here’s how our local wrestlers from Class 3A performed.

Burlington’s Braxton Hutchinson defeated Coby Fiser of Bondurant-Farrar by sudden victory to start the day then pinned Elijah Hyet of Dubuque Hempstead to move on in the consolation bracket in the 106-pound weight class. He will wrestle Dylan Munson with the winner moving on to the third-place match.

Fort Madison saw Nolan Riddle, 157-pound weight class, pick up two wins by fall in the consolation bracket against Dominic Tigner of Norwalk and Wyatt Vlasek of Prairie to keep his 3rd place hopes alive. Riddle will compete against Abe Bushong.

In the 190-pound weight class, Isaac Thacher pinned Wyatt Young of Cedar Rapids Washington in his first match of the consolation bracket but fell to Jackson Van Kley of Pella by a 6-0 decision. Thacher will wrestle Kolby Gibbons of Johnston for 7th place.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.

Boys’ Prep Wrestling: 3 Local Wrestlers with a Chance to Finish as Champions in Class 2A

Des Moines, IA- Day three of the 2024 Boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books and championship Saturday is set, here’s how our local wrestlers from Class 2A performed.

For Burlington Notre Dame, one Nike will challenge for the state championship.

In the 106-pound weight class, Colt Boyles was eliminated by Charlie Boelman of North Polk by a 4-3 decision in his first match of the day.

Carter West was taken down by Brayden Bohnsack of Union by an 8-3 decision in the 113-pound weight class semifinal match. West will take on Jayson Stevens with the winner advancing to the third-place match.

In the 126-pound weight class, CJ Davis faced off against Ty Scorpil of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union in their first match of the day and it was Davis who came out on top by a 5-2 decision, eliminating Scorpil. Davis followed that up with a 5-2 decision win over Tyce Clarken of Humboldt. Davis will face off against Amare Chavez with the winner advancing to the third-place match.

In the 132-pound weight class, Kaiden Dietzenbach has set up a rematch with his one loss of the season after taking down Mason Avila by a 7-2 decision. Kade Blume awaits in the championship match.

Dirk Boyles finished 1-1 on the day with a win by major decision before losing by an 11-5 decision against Mikey Ryan of Mt. Vernon in the 150-pound weight class. Boyles will wrestle Nile Sinn of Williamsburg for 7th place.

In the 157-pound weight class, Fairfield’s Cason Miller surpassed Burlington Notre Dame’s Blake Wilson by sudden victory, eliminating Wilson. Miller followed that with a win by fall over Taevyn Zinnel of Algona. Miller will wrestle Karson Kolbet for a chance at third place.

For Fairfield, Cael McCabe, in the 106-pound weight class, will take on Klayten Perreault in the championship match after defeating Urijah Courter by an 8-3 decision.

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Russel Coil advanced to the 285-pound weight class championship match with a 3-1 decision victory over Paul Ballard of Albia. Coil will face off against Mac Muller of Osage.

Washington’s Aaron Boone will compete for a chance to finish in third place in the 132-pound weigh class after defeating Kolton Keller of Saydel by fall and Steele Diercks of Assumption by a 7-4 decision. Boone will take on Mason Avila.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.

Boys’ Prep Wrestling: WACO has a Chance to Finish with Two Wrestlers on the Podium for Class 1A

Des Moines, IA- Day three of the 2024 Boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books and championship Saturday is set, here’s how our local wrestlers from Class 1A performed.

For WACO, Gage Samo won both of his matches in the consolation bracket with a win over Westwood’s Jesse Burton by a 6-2 decision and a sudden victory win over Nic Brase of Nashua-Plainfield. Samo will face off against Dallas Canoyer of Earlham with the winner moving on to the third-place match in the 106-pound weight class.

In the 190-pound weight class, Louden Huisenga punched his ticket to the championship match with a sudden victory over Nathan Beitz of Maquoketa Valley. Huisenga’s perfect season will come down to his match against the #1-seed MaKade Bloker.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.

Sports, February 16th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville will take on Lynnville-Sully in a road regional semifinal matchup tonight at 7 pm. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and kilj.com will be on the call.

In Class 1A Region 8, #15 Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to Montezuma tonight at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

For Class 2A Region 6, Columbus will hit the road to take on North Mahaska tonight at 7 pm.

In Class 3A Region 1, Mediapolis will face off against Mt. Vernon tomorrow, February 17th, at 7 pm in Mt. Vernon.

In Class 4A Region 1, Keokuk will host Fort Madison tomorrow at 7 pm with the winner taking on either Clear Creek-Amana or Oskaloosa in the Regional Championship.

Boys’ District Basketball

Starting in Class 1A Substate 5 District 9, Winfield-Mt. Union won in dominating fashion last night over Danville 61-40. Cam Buffington scored 18 points followed by Abram Edwards cashing in for 15 points in the winning effort. 

In the bottom half of the bracket, Burlington Notre Dame and WACO faced off against one another in a cross conference matchup with the Nikes riding a strong second half performance by Shay Stephens to win 54-40. The first half was a defensive slog with neither offense able to make a basket, it was WACO’s free throw shooting that gave the Warriors a 20 to 14 halftime lead after the Nikes managed just two second quarter points.

Nevertheless, Stephens played like a man possessed in the second half, scoring 13 of the Nikes’ 22 third quarter points, while WACO couldn’t find a rhythm. Stephens finished the game with 22 points, while WACO was led by Hunter Hughes’ 12 points and Chase Waterhouse’s 11 points. WACO head coach Paul Kissell knows this has been one successful senior class.

Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union will face off on Tuesday, February 20th, at 7 pm at Mediapolis High School. The Nikes’ head coach Dan Kies discussed what his team will be working on heading into the matchup. KILJ will be on the call.

In Substate 5 District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic clobbered Moravia last night 55-29. Luke Hellige cashed in for 20 points in the win. The Crusaders will face off against North Mahaska on Tuesday at 7 pm at Ottumwa Evans Middle School. KILJ will be on the call.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7, West Burlington is still undefeated after breezing past Central Lee last night 76-59. The Hawks finished the season with an 11-12 record.

In the bottom half of the bracket, Mediapolis attempted to pull off the upset against West Branch last night but came up short, losing 53-45. The Bulldogs ended the season with a 13-9 record.

For Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to take on Keokuk. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. Washington will face off against Clear Creek-Amana and Fort Madison faces off against Williamsburg. 

In Class 3A Substate 4, Fairfield will take on Marion on the road.

In Class 4A Substate 3, Burlington snatched the sixth seed and will travel to Davenport, West for their first-round matchup. 

The first round for classes 3A and 4A will begin on Monday, February 19th, at 7 pm.

High School Wrestling

The state tournament continues today. KILJ will be focusing on 16 wrestlers at the tournament. Day two saw 11 of our local wrestlers eliminated from the tournament. Class 1A was highlighted by Louden Huisenga of WACO as he advanced to the semifinals last night. Gage Samo fell in double overtime in the quarterfinals, moving him to the consolation bracket.

In Class 2A, Carter West and Kaiden Dietzenbach of Burlington Notre Dame and Cael McCabe of Fairfield advanced to the semifinals yesterday as they eye a state championship. A couple local matchups to look out for: Burlington Notre Dame’s CJ Davis will take on Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Ty Scorpil in the consolation bracket of the 126-pound weight class and Blake Wilson of Burlington Notre Dame will face off against Cason Miller of Fairfield in the 157-pound weight class.

Class 3A will see Fort Madison’s Nolan Riddle and Isaac Thacher compete for a chance at third place in the consolation bracket along with Burlington’s Braxton Hutchinson.

High School Bowling

The state tournament will begin on Monday, February 19th, as the Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have Addie McGehearty, Bethany Drury, and Kya Goodrich competing as individuals. 

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team cruised past Michigan last night in record breaking fashion 106-89. Caitlin Clark is now the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer and Iowa’s single game scoring record holder after a ridiculous 49 point, 13 assist performance last night. She has now registered 3,569 career points. The Hawkeyes will travel to take on #12 Indiana on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team will travel to #5 Texas tomorrow, February 17th, at 3 pm. 

The #10 Iowa State men’s team will host Texas Tech tomorrow at 11 am.

The Iowa men’s team will take on #20 Wisconsin tomorrow at 1:15 pm at home.

This Day in Sports History

1972 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the first player in NBA history to reach the career 30,000 point mark during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns. 

2001 – Mathieu Schneider of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first defenseman in history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams as LA beats Minnesota, 4-0. 

2005 – The 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by Commissioner Gary Bettman; the first time a North American professional sports league has called off a season due to a labor dispute.