Sports, December 9th

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant hosted Fort Madison last night in a conference doubleheader with the Panthers finishing 1-1 on the night. In the girls’ game, the shots simply were not falling for the Panthers as they were defeated by the Bloodhounds 38-12. Abby Carthey scored 8 points as she went 6 for 8 from the free throw line. 

In the boys’ game, the Panthers scored the first 12 points of the contest before Fort Madison responded by putting seven points on the board in the last minute of the first quarter. Mt. Pleasant pulled away in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead that persisted into the fourth quarter with a 47-35 lead. However, the Bloodhounds would not go away easily as Nolan Guzman scored a game high 18 points in the contest to help erase the lead down to three, 50-47 with less than a minute to go. Payton Hagans then drove the lane and put the dagger in the game by making a highly contested lay-up. A last second three by Fort Madison gave us the 52-50 final in favor of the Panthers. 

Head Coach Eric Rawson talked about how big the win was for his squad. Nate Stroud had an excellent game, putting up 15 points, collecting a couple of offensive rebounds and steals while going a perfect 5 for 5 from the charity stripe. Coach Rawson talked about how well Stroud played after the contest. Mt. Pleasant will travel to Benton Community on Monday, December 11th, 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. 

The Columbus girls’ team defeated WACO last night 61-43. Lily Coil scored 19 points for the Wildcats. The WACO boys’ team will host Highland on Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:30 pm. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team fell to Wapello last night 53-38. Tatum Wolford dropped 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the winning effort for the Arrows. Carter Loyd’s 16 points off four three pointers helped the boys’ team defeat Wapello 53-31. The Wolves will take on Hillcrest Academy today with the girls game starting at 4 pm. 

The Central Lee boys’ team were led by Brayden Wyrick’s double-double as he scored 22 points and gathered 12 rebounds in their 82-55 win over Van Buren County last night. Central Lee will face off against West Burlington on December 12th with the girls starting the night at 6 pm. Van Buren County will take on Danville on December 12th with the girls going at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic swept New London last night as the girls team defeated the Tigers 67-24, while the boys team breezed past New London 74-44. Conner Gehling led the Crusaders with 29 points with Luke Hellige cashing in for 22 points. The Crusaders will take on Burlington Notre Dame on Tuesday, December 12th, with the girls playing at 6 pm. 

The Danville boys’ team lost to Burlington Notre Dame 49-47 last night. The boys’ team will compete against Cedar Valley Christian today at 3:30 pm, while the girls’ team will face off against WACO today at 4:30 pm. 

The Mediapolis girls team clobbered West Burlington last night 80-30. Hanna Wagenbach led the Bulldogs with 19 points. On the boys side, the Falcons took down the Bulldogs 73-58. Mediapolis will host Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, December 11th, 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 today at Keokuk for an Invitational. 

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

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will travel to Fort Madison on December 14th to compete in a dual. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete today at a tournament hosted by Grinnell. 

The New London boys’ team will travel to North Cedar today for a tournament. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will travel to Colfax-Mingo today for a tournament.

The WACO boys’ will compete in a tournament today at Tri-County. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will take on Fairfield on Monday, 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 tomorrow, December 10th, at 1:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will host North Dakota State tomorrow at 6 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team will host Prairie View A&M tomorrow at 12 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will host Michigan tomorrow at 3:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1935 – The first Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago (HB). 

1984 – Los Angeles Ram Eric Dickerson rushes for 215 yards for the season record 2,105 yards. 

2021 – Chicago Blackhawks Marc-Andre Fleury becomes the third NHL goaltender to reach 500 career wins in 2-0 shut-out over the Canadiens at Montreal.