Sports, December 4th

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team picked up their first win of the season, while the boys’ team fell to West Burlington by two points for the second year in a row. The girls’ team outscored the Falcons 11 to 4 in the second quarter to help stretch the gap to eventually win 48-29. The Panthers will travel to Oskaloosa tomorrow, December 5th, at 7 pm. 

The boys’ team managed to overcome a slow start to the game by tying the score heading into the fourth quarter, but Mason Watkins’ 18 points helped the Falcons walk out with a 56-54 victory after Kobe Davis made a three pointer with 12 seconds remaining to cement the final score. Payton Hagans led the Panthers with 18 points, while Christian Stacy finished with 10 points and Avin Truong cashed in for 12 points. The Panthers will host Xavier tomorrow at 7 pm. 

The Central Lee and Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ teams participated in the River Rivalry Shootout over the weekend hosted by the Hawks. Central Lee rushed out on a 12 to 1 run to start the game against West Prairie and did not let up as the Hawks won 68-26. Will Hayes led the team with 18 points. 

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to Illini Bluffs 55-48 in their matchup. The Edwards brothers led the way with Jake Edwards making four threes and finishing with 18 points, while Abram Edwards collected 13 points.

Central Lee will travel to take on Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow with the girls playing at 6 pm. 

WACO will host Winfield-Mt. Union tomorrow with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

The Danville girls’ will face off against Fort Madison tonight at 6 pm.

The Danville boys’ team sprinted past Wapello over the weekend 70-29. 

New London will compete against Danville tomorrow with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ scheduled to play at 7:30 pm at home. 

Van Buren County will host West Burlington tomorrow with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm followed by the boys’ game. 

Mediapolis will host Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ at 7:30 pm.  

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team competed at Williamsburg over the weekend with the Wildcats defeating Center Point-Urbana, but falling to Pella and Marshalltown. Russel Coil, Dakota Aney, Jaxton Jones, Ty Scorpil, and Cole Storm won all of their matches over the weekend. The Wildcats will travel to Highland for a Triangular on Thursday, December 7th. 

The Mt. Pleasant, WACO, and Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ teams competed in the 2nd Annual Willard Howell Girls Invite over the weekend with the Wildcats finishing with 60 team points, WACO with 35 points, and the Panthers taking 21st place. 

For Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, Quinn Smith, in the 130-pound weight class, and Josie Nelson, in the 140-pound weight class, each finished in third pace for their respective weight classes. Lecet Quiroz grabbed fourth place in the 155-pound weight class. 

For WACO, Rylee Rice defeated Alivia Johnson of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for third place in the 110-pound weight class. 

Mt. Pleasant traveled to Wapello for the 59th Willard Howell Invitational and Ramzy Davis won his fifth place match in the 150-pound weight class by major decision over Remington Fields of Highland, Riverside. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will compete in an Invitational today, hosted by Pekin. 

The Mt. Pleasant and WACO girls’ teams will travel to Williamsburg today for an Invitational. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete in a Triangular at home on Thursday.

The New London boys’ team will travel to Wapello on Thursday to compete in a triangular. 

The WACO boys’ will compete in a meet on Thursday at Pekin. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Keokuk on Thursday, December 7th.

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 played a strong defensive game against #1 Michigan, but the offense could only manage 155 total yards in a 26-0 loss in the Big Ten Championship. Tory Taylor averaged 50.4 yards per punt in the losing effort. The Hawkeyes will face off against #25 Tennessee in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on January 1st at noon. 

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team is tasked with taking on Iowa on December 7th at 6:30 pm at home. 

The Iowa State women’s team dominated UNCW yesterday 85-58. Addy Brown dropped 24 points in the winning effort, while Audi Crooks was a rebound away from a double-double with 16 points.

The #4 Iowa women’s team took care of Bowling Green yesterday 99-65. Two Hawkeyes finished with a double-double as Caitlin Clark scored 24 points and dished out 11 assists. Sharon Goodman cashed in 12 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. The Hawkeyes will compete against Iowa State on Wednesday, December 6th, at 6 pm in Ames. 

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

This Day in Sports History

1909 – First CFL Grey Cup, Rosedale Field, Toronto: The University of Toronto Blues beat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26-6.

1909 – Oldest still-operating NHL franchise is officially established as J. Ambrose O’Brien and Jack Laviolette create the “Club de Hockey Canadien,” known today as the Montreal Canadiens. 

1988 – Edmonton center Jimmy Carson becomes just the third player to score six NHL hat tricks before the age of 21 in the Oilers 10-6 win over the New York Rangers.