Sports, December 16th

High School Basketball

The WACO Warriors will be back in action at home tonight, 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 tonight 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 tonight with the girls starting at 6 pm.

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

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Washington tonight 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 tonight with the girls game starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow. The girls team is still undefeated while the boys will be looking to move to 5-1 on the season.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their rankings yesterday with all of the number one teams remaining the same. In terms of our local teams, Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union moved up one spot each coming in at 12th and 13th, respectively, in Class 1A. For Class 2A, West Burlington is ranked 13th after defeating Mediapolis last Friday, which dropped them to 14th in the rankings.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys wrestling team fell to Fort Madison last night 69-3. Ramzy Davis was the lone Panther to record points as he won by decision over Hayden Woolever. Teague Smith for the Bloodhounds continues his impressive season as he picked up a win by fall. Jared Dorothy and Avalos Ramirez-Jefferson each picked up wins for Mt. Pleasant in extra matches. The Panthers kept it close with Mid-Prairie but came up short, falling 42-28. Charlie Bohenkamp, Bowen Davis, Gavin Kerr, and Wiliam Birdsell all won their matches by fall and Ramzy Davis picked up his second win of the night by decision.

Ella McNamee continues her trail of domination as she picked up a win by fall over Hailey Kemper last night. Alexis Wagner also wrestled well picking up her own win by fall. The boys will be back in action January 12th against Washington on the road.

The girls team will wrestle tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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 today 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 joined Tiger Nation yesterday and talked about her goals for the rest of the year after already getting the automatic bid for Nationals in shot put.

This Day in Sports History

1972 – Miami Dolphins become the first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0).

1973 – O.J. Simpson becomes 1st NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

2019 – Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s NFL record (539) for career touchdown passes as New Orleans Saints rout Indianapolis Colts, 34-7; Brees 29 of 30 for 307 yards & 4 TDs for record 96.7% pass completion.