Sorts, January 28th

Prep Wrestling: Burlington Rolls to Easy Win over Mount Pleasant

Burlington got falls from Porter Humphrey and Micah Zaugg as the Greyhounds earned a 60-22 dual win over Mount Pleasant last night.

Abby Blint pinned Buston Carlson in 1:03, Gannon McNamee also earned a fall win.

Carson Coleman picked up a major decision at 126, beating Titus Counterman 14-5.

But from there, it was all Burlington.

160-pounder Owen Baker pinned Mount Pleasant’s Jared Dorothy in 0:28, which was followed up by a pair of forfeits and two pins.

Mount Pleasant fell to 1-15, they’re now 1-4 in Southeast Conference action.

Burlington improved to 9-3, they’re perfect in conference duals at 4-0.

Prep Wrestling: Wapello Sweeps at New London; Nikes Dominate

Wapello Sweeps New London Quad

Wapello earned wins over New London, Pekin and Van Buren County as the Indians brought out the brooms in last night’s quad at New London.

The host Tigers took down Van Buren County and Pekin.

Zach Harbison took out the do-it-yourself kit going 3-0 on the night individually with two falls and a forfeit.

New London was led by Josh Glendening, who finished 3-0 with three falls.

Of course Dominic and Marcel Lopez earned three wins with four tech falls combined between the two of them.

Gage Burden picked up a fall and two forfeits at 113-pounds.

Notre Dame Spoils Party in Wayland 

The third-ranked Notre Dame Nikes earned their second straight Super Conference dual meet championship, beating Mediapolis and WACO yesterday in Wayland.

Isaiah Fenton, Blaine Frazier, Sam West, River Belger, C.J. Walrath, C.J Davis and Carter West were all double winners for the Nikes.

WACO went 1-1 on the night, taking down the Bulldogs 60-24.

Jonah Clark went 2-0 with two falls for the Warriors, while freshman phenom Louden Huisenga, John Rice and Drew Diers all went undefeated, as well.

Mediapolis’ Quinten Aney went 2-0 with a fall and decision victory. Grady Gunn pinned both of his opponents wrestling for the Bulldogs at 126 pounds.

Columbus Sweeps in Riverside

Second-ranked 120-pounder Lane Scorpil went 3-0 with two falls and a forfeit helping guide Columbus Community/Winfield-Mount Union to three wins at Highland’s quadrangular yesterday.

Ty Scorpil and Ethan Palmer also picked up three wins for the Wildcats.

Columbus won 45-30 over Louisa-Muscatine, 51-18 over Cardinal and 51-18 over the host Huskies.

Prep Basketball: Danville, New London Set for Box Office Night

Tonight will be box office stuff when Danville meets New London in a Super Conference doubleheader.

The evening will start with the girls’ clash, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

New London is still seeking win number one on the year behind new head coach Terry Hester.

They’ve made some strides over the course of the season and have recently gotten guard Ashlyn McSorely back into the rotation.

Junior Natalie Burden is averaging 7.0 points per game to lead New London.

The Danville girls’ are lead by seniors Makenzie Morris and Ava Smith, both hovering right around nine points per game.

The Bears are coming off a Tuesday win over Holy Trinity, entering tonight at 6-10.

They’ve won the last three straight in the series.

In the nightcap, No. 10 Danville will look to keep their dream season going when they hook up with Blaise Porter and a healthy Kade Benjamin.

The Bears are 14-1 on the year, while New London enters 12-1.

Danville is paced by senior guard Drake Johnson, averaging 13.6 points per game. Caiden Gourley scores 13.3 points per game, while senior Sawyer Nelson is averaging a double-double at 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.

New London junior guard Blaise Porter, who holds Division I offers from Bryan University and IUPUI, is scoring 19.4 points per game to lead the Tigers.

Kade Benjamin is second with 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

New London has won four straight between the two schools — but this is a whole different Danville group.

Both games can be heard on FM 105.5 and

Coverage will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have the call.

Other action in the Super Conference tonight will see:

  • Van Buren County at Cardinal
  • Highland at Columbus
  • Pekin at Hillcrest Academy
  • Central Lee at Holy Trinity
  • Lone Tree at Louisa-Muscatine
  • West Burlington at WACO
  • Winfield-Mount Union at Wapello

Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Battles Keokuk in Home-and-Home

In the Southeast Conference tonight, the Mount Pleasant boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will take on Keokuk in a home-and-home affair.

The girls’ will be at Mount Pleasant while the boys’ will travel to Keokuk.

Tonight marks the first action of the week for both teams, who have had ample time to get their legs right before the stretch run.

Mike Davis’ Keokuk girls’ are 12-3 on the year and are currently ranked No. 11 in Class 4A in the latest IGHSAU poll.

They took down Mount Pleasant 73-40 earlier this year but the Panthers have won four of five — their best stretch of the year.

Both games tonight will begin at 7:30 p.m.

College Basketball: Iowa Wesleyan at Bacone College Today

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in Lincoln, Illinois today for the CAC Clash today — with both teams hooking up with Bacone College.

The Wesleyan women, 12-4 on the year will tip first, with the men to follow.

Bacone’s women are 1-22 on the year, their men’s program is 1-20.

Today’s games will tip at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.