Sports, December 8th

High School Basketball

Columbus will be hosting WACO tonight with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Wapello tonight with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow.

Mt. Pleasant will host Fort Madison in a conference matchup tonight with the girls’ leading off the night at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

Central Lee will take on Van Buren County tonight with the girls going at 6 pm followed by the boys’ game. 

New London will host Holy Trinity Catholic tonight with the girls’ playing at 6 pm. 

The Danville boys’ team will take on Burlington Notre Dame tonight at 7:30 pm at home. The girls’ team defeated Burlington Notre Dame last night 73-58. The Bears will face off against WACO tomorrow, December 9th, at 4:30 pm. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on West Burlington tonight with the girls’ scheduled to play at 6 pm and the boys at 7:30 pm. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will compete tomorrow, December 9th, at Keokuk for an Invitational. 

The WACO girls’ team will compete tomorrow at Vinton-Shellsburg for a tournament. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team fell to Keokuk last night 30-6. Paris Phosy won her match for the Panthers by fall over Natalie Baum in the 115-pound weight class. The Panthers will travel to Fort Madison on December 14th to compete in a dual. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team defeated Keokuk last night 49 to 24. Keegan Birdsell won by major decision in the 144-pound weight class over Gavin LeMaster. Jackson Newman, Christian Falline-Ossman, and Franklin Tousignant all won by fall in their respective weight classes. Lastly for the Panthers, Charlie Bohenkamp in the 132-pound weight class won by an 8-3 decision. For Keokuk, Xavier Johnson, Kevin Joy, Rylee Moore, and Robert Howes all won by fall. Mt. Pleasant also got the best of Illini West with Newman, Jared Dorothy, William Birdsell, Tousignant, and Bohenkamp all winning by fall. The Panthers will compete tomorrow at a tournament hosted by Grinnell. 

The New London boys’ team competed in a triangular last night, picking up a 36-18 win over Lone Tree but losing to Wapello 41-28. Zach Harbison of Wapello won his match against Riley Raines by technical fall in the 144-pound weight class. Matthey Helscher also picked up a win for Wapello by fall. Picking up wins for the Tigers was Killian Kelly by major decision, Michael Raines by fall, and Kane Forseen by fall. Against Lone Tree, Gavin Menke-Bailey and Corbin Jacobs-Jewell won their matches by fall. New London will travel to North Cedar tomorrow for a tournament. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team defeated both teams at Highland last night in their triangular, handling Highland 69-12 and narrowly getting the best of Burlington Notre Dame 47-45. Against Highland, Bowen Thomson won by a 4-2 decision, Kohlby Newsom, Cole Storm, and Kason Dopler won by fall. Against the Nikes, Cooper Buffington, Trentin Gary, Thomson, Storm, Dopler, and Riley Kaalberg all won by fall. Jacob Nelson won by technical fall. For Burlington Notre Dame, Colt Boyles, Landon Brown, Kaiden Dietzenbach, and Kael Cook won by fall. C.J. Davis won by major decision. Cole Mincer and Colin Vaughen won by decision, and Dirk Boyles won by technical fall. The Wildcats will travel to Colfax-Mingo tomorrow for a tournament.

The WACO boys’ traveled to Pekin and defeated Pekin 75-6, Louisa-Muscatine 57-21, Van Buren County 54-24, but fell to Mediapolis 58-24. In their dual with Pekin, John Mclaughlin won his match by a 5-0 decision. Kale Warren and John Stauffer won their matches by fall. Against Louisa-Muscatine, Gage Samo, Mclaughlin, Warren, Brawk Sterna, and Louden Huisenga won their matches by fall for their respective weight classes and Kaden Leichty won his match in a thrilling 11-9 decision. Samo picked up wins by fall against Van Buren County and Mediapolis. Warren won by fall in his match against Van Buren County, while Stauffer, Huisenga, and Mclaughlin won their matches by fall against Mediapolis. WACO will compete in a tournament tomorrow at Tri-County. 

High School Bowling

Keokuk swept Mt. Pleasant in their conference matchup last night with the girls winning 2,758 to 2,215 and the boys taking it 2,872 to 2,574. On the boys’ side, Alec Payne led the Panthers with 488 total pins. The Panthers will take on Fairfield on December 11th. 

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 will travel to Wisconsin on Sunday, December 10th, at 1:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will host North Dakota State on Sunday at 5 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team clobbered Iowa last night 90-65. The Cyclones controlled the game thanks in-large part to Keshon Gilbert’s 25 points. Robert Jones tallied 18 points, while Tre King cashed in for 17 points. Payton Sandfort led the Hawkeyes with 14 points. The Cyclones will host Prairie View A&M on Sunday at 12 pm. The Hawkeyes will host Michigan on Sunday at 3:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1940 – National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Chicago Bears beat Washington, 73-0; most one-sided victory in NFL history and the first NFL title game broadcast on national radio. 

1961 – Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored 78 points in 151-147 triple-overtime defeat to Los Angeles Lakers at the Philadelphia Civic Center; third highest game total in NBA history. 

1987 – Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes the first NHL goalie to actually score a goal, shooting the puck into the Boston Bruins empty net in a 5-2 win at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.