Sports, December 11th

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Benton Community tonight with the girls’ game starting at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. Head Coach Eric Rawson talked about how his team cannot let the moments of a game influence their play. 

The Danville boys’ team put triple-digits on the board, cruising past Cedar Valley Christian 103-19. Carson Ourth scored 26 points and gathered 13 rebounds to finish with a double-double. Jaden Bauer also collected a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The girls’ team also won in convincing fashion 61-23 against WACO over the weekend. Jadae Molle and Taegan Fraizer each finished with a game-high 15 points. Ella Huisenga led the Warriors with 12 points.

WACO will host Highland tomorrow with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow. 

Van Buren County will take on Danville tomorrow with the girls going at 6 pm. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team snuck past Hillcrest Academy 43-42 over the weekend, while the boys’ team crushed the Ravens 63-35. Abram Edwards finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The Wolves will take on Columbus on Friday, December 15th, with the girls playing at 6 pm. 

Central Lee will face off against West Burlington tomorrow with the girls starting the night at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow with the girls playing at 6 pm. 

New London will host Mediapolis tomorrow with the girls starting the night at 6 pm. 

Mediapolis will host Louisa-Muscatine today with the girls game scheduled to start at 6 pm with the boys’ game to follow. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will compete on Saturday, December 16th, at Cedar Rapids-Prairie. 

The WACO and Fort Madison girls’ teams competed in the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational over the weekend. In the 105-pound weight class, Elyssa Graber finished in 3rd place after winning by fall. Rylee Rice took 8th place in the 115-pound weight class. Lastly, Macy Bonebroke won the 5th place match by fall over Taylea Palar of Fort Madison in the 190-pound weight class. The top finisher for the Bloodhounds was Hailey Kemper in the 100-pound weight class, who took 3rd place. The Warriors will compete on Saturday at Chariton. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team participated at the Grinnell Duals but fell to Grinnel, 53-30, Webster City, 51-21, and Bondurant-Farrar. Against the Tigers, Ramzy Davis, Jackson Newman, Payton Walker, and William Birdsell all picked up wins by fall. Walker and Birdsell each picked up wins by fall against Webster City. Landon Beckler also picked up a win by fall, while Ramzy Davis won by a 6-0 decision. Mt. Pleasant will travel to Fort Madison on Thursday, December 14th, to compete in a dual. 

For the New London boys’ team, Michael Raines picked up a 1st place finish in the North Cedar Invitational in the 165-pound weight class over the weekend. The Tigers will compete at Pekin on Thursday in a dual. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team competed at the Colfax-Mingo duals over the weekend and defeated all five of their opponents, including Burlington Notre Dame, 42-35. Jacob Nelson, Ty Scorpil, Cole Storm, Kason Dopler, Riley Kaalberg, and Cooper Buffington each picked up wins by fall against the Nikes. Kaiden Dietzenbach, Carter West, C.J. Davis and Kael Cook won by fall, while Cole Mincer and Colt Boyles won by decision and Dirk Boyles won by technical fall. The Wolves will travel to Van Buren County on Thursday for a triangular. 

The WACO boys’ team will head to Mediapolis on Thursday to compete in a triangular. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will take on Fairfield today. 

College Football

Iowa State University will take on Memphis in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis on December 29th at 2:30 pm. The Cyclones defeated Memphis in the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl 21-20. 

#20 Iowa will face off against #25 Tennessee in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on January 1st at noon. 

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team has now beaten Wisconsin 28 consecutive times after taking down the Badgers yesterday 87-65. Caitlin Clark was a rebound away from a double-double with 28 points. Hannah Stuelke contributed 21 points to the effort. The Hawkeyes will compete against Cleveland State on Saturday, December 16th, at 6 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team got everyone involved yesterday as six players scored in double figures to defeat North Dakota State handily, 89-59. Addy Brown had a terrific game, finishing with a double-double as she put up 16 points and collected 13 rebounds. The Cyclones will host Troy on Sunday, December 17th, at 12 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team dominated Prairie View A&M 107-56. Curtis Jones and Keshon Gilbert each shot over 50% for the contest with Jones finishing with 22 points and Gilbert cashing in for 20 points and eight rebounds. The Cyclones will take on Florida A&M on Sunday at 5 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team has now lost three straight after narrowly falling to Michigan yesterday 90-80 to open up Big Ten play. Ben Krikke had a nice game with 24 points and eight rebounds. The Hawkeyes will look to get back in the win column on Saturday at 3:30 pm against Florida A&M. 

This Day in Sports History

1951 – Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball. 

1966 – Al Nelson sets a then-NFL record, returning a missed field goal 100 yards for a touchdown. He would return another missed field goal 101 yards for a touchdown in 1971. 

1985 – The Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks play one of the wildest games in modern NHL history, combining for 21 goals on 90 shots in Edmonton’s 12-9 victory, the most goals since 1943.