Sports, December 15th

High School Basketball

The WACO Warriors will be back in action at home tomorrow, December 16th, to play against Hillcrest Academy with the girls playing at 6 pm. The girls team will be looking for their sixth win of the year and the boys will look to extend their win streak to seven.

The New London Tigers will be on the road to face off against West Burlington tomorrow with the girls going at 6 pm followed by the boys. The girls are still searching for their first win of the season while the boys will be looking for win number five to start the season.

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to play Van Buren County tomorrow with the girls starting at 6 pm.

The Central Lee Hawks will host Danville tomorrow at 6 pm.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Washington tomorrow with a chance at first place in the conference as the girls will be on the road and the boys will be at home with both games scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be covering the girls game with pregame at 7:15 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Columbus tomorrow with the girls game starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow. The girls team is still undefeated and ranked in the top 15 for Class 1A while the boys will be looking to move to 5-1 on the season.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys wrestling team will be back in action at home against Fort Madison and Mid-Prairie tonight, December 15th.

The girls team will wrestle December 17th at the Wilton Tournament.

High School Bowling

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers girls and boys teams next competition will be January 5th against Washington at the Iris Bowling Center.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will look to have Coach Williamson break the record for most career victories in Iowa Wesleyan history December 29th on the road against Bellevue University for the Bellevue Classic at 12:30 pm.

The men’s basketball team will be at home Saturday, December 17th, to face off against Williams Baptist University at 1 pm as they try to extend their win streak to 12 games. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 12:45 pm.

The women’s wrestling team is in action tomorrow, December 16th, at the Eagle Duals at Avila University, while the men’s team will have to wait until next year to wrestle at Central Methodist University on January 10th.

The Tiger’s next indoor meet will be the Dutch Athletics Classic on January 14th. Bri Hunter will be joining KILJ this morning at 9 am for Tiger Nation discussing the season she has had so far having already clinched her spot for the National Championship.

This Day in Sports History

1973 – Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year.

1973 – Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in the lowest scoring NCAA basketball game.

2019 – Raiders play their final NFL game in Oakland conceding 17 unanswered 2nd half points to go down 20-16 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.