High School Basketball
The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team moved on to the second round of the regional after a late surge of free throws earned them a 52-36 victory over Wapello. Coach Johnson was pleased with the effort on the night. Mary Kate Bendlage scored 22 points in the winning effort for the Crusaders. Coach talked about how his squad will need to rebound against Winfield-Mt. Union on February 14th. The boys’ team will play Burlington Notre Dame on February 13th.
The New London girls’ team’s season is over as Burlington Notre Dame handled business defeating the Tigers 68-30. The Nikes held the Tigers to only 10 points in the first half as Lauren Krieger led the way in scoring with 15 points. The boys’ team will have their first round game against Danville on February 13th at home.
The WACO girls’ team kept their tournament hopes alive as they defeated Keota 69-31. The Warriors were led by Ellah Kissell as she put up 28 points in the contest. The girls’ team will host Burlington Notre Dame on February 14th at 7 pm. The boys’ team will play the winner between Columbus and Highland on February 13th at home.
The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will be back in action tonight, February 10th, for a conference matchup against Fairfield at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 7:15 pm. The girls’ team will travel to play Fort Madison on February 15th for their first game of the regional.
The Central Lee girls’ team will be back in action tomorrow, February 11th, against Davis County at 7 pm. The boys; team will face off against Louisa-Muscatine on February 13th to start their District play.
The Danville girls’ team’s next game is February 14th against West Burlington to start their regional play.
The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will play Holy Trinity Catholic on February 14th. The boys’ team will host Wapello for their first round matchup on February 13th.
High School Wrestling
The next competition for the Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will be at the Class 2A District 9 postseason meet tomorrow. To make it to state, wrestlers in Class 1A or 2A must finish in first or second-place and third-place finishers in Class 3A District Tournaments will also qualify.
High School Bowling
Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Southeast Conference Tournament this afternoon.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The 23rd-ranked men’s team improved to 23-2 on the season and will face off in a Valentine’s Day doubleheader against Baptist Bible College at 7:30 pm.
The women’s basketball team had their game canceled last night and it will not be rescheduled. Their next game will be tomorrow at Haskell Indian Nations University at 1 pm.
The men’s wrestling team will look to bounce back against #1 Grand View University in a dual tonight.
The women’s wrestling team will wrestle at the Warrior Open on Sunday, February 12th.
The Tigers Indoor Track and Field teams will be competing at the SAU Tune Up/Racewalk today at 3:30 pm.
The Tiger baseball team will start their season this afternoon against Hannibal-LaGrange University at 2 pm on the road. The Tigers will look to improve on their 21-30 record from last season.
This Day in Sports History
1924 – Bucky Harris at 27, is hired by the baseball team, Washington Senators, where he would later become the youngest manager to win the championship.
1989 – To gain deregulation, the WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court.
2019 – The eight centrally owned and operated team Alliance of American Football gets underway; Orlando Apollos beat Atlanta Legends, 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL.