Sports, February 10th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville will travel to Lone Tree on Tuesday, February 13th at 7 pm. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and will be on the call.

In Class 1A Region 8, WACO will travel to Montezuma on Tuesday at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

#15 Holy Trinity Catholic will host English Valleys on Tuesday at 7 pm. 

For Class 2A Region 6, Van Buren County hits the road to face off against Pleasantville tonight at 7 pm. Columbus will host West Burlington on February 13th at 7 pm.

In Class 3A Region 1, Mediapolis will host Central Lee tonight at 7 pm.

In Class 3A Region 5, Fairfield will take on the top seed Solon on the road and Washington will host Davis County. Both games will take place tonight at 7 pm.

In Class 4A Region 1, Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to take on Oskaloosa for the second time this season as Oskaloosa won that matchup 55-17. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

The winner of this game will take on #1 Clear Creek-Amana.

On the bottom half of the bracket, it will be a Southeast Conference matchup between Fort Madison and Burlington. These two have traded games this season with the Grayhounds winning round one 47-39 and the Bloodhounds taking the most recent contest 58-48. 

The winner will be tasked with a road matchup against Keokuk. The first-round is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 14th, at 7 pm.

Boys’ District Basketball

New London hosted Columbus in the Class 1A Substate 5 District 9 preliminary round last night and the Tigers handled business, winning 65-52. The key for New London was their shooting from three-point land, as the Tigers buried 11 threes and saw four players finish in double figures; an aspect of the game Head Coach Bryant Porter knows makes New London a different team. 

Brendan Richey led the way with 16 points followed by Memphis Watson with 13 points and four steals as Carter Benjamin cashed in for 12 points and Brigham Porter finished with 11 points. New London will travel to face off against #5 Winfield-Mt. Union on Monday, February 12th, and Coach Porter is looking for his team to play spoiler. All first round games will begin at 7 pm. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and will have the call. 

The first-round games will be played on Monday and Danville will take on Sigourney at home. Burlington Notre Dame will host Wapello and WACO will face off against Pekin at home.

In District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic holds the top spot and will compete against Tri-County after the Trojans defeated Seymour last night 69-52. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7 will be headlined by the undefeated #8 West Burlington Falcons. Central Lee and Louisa-Muscatine will compete on Monday with the winner moving on to face off against the Falcons.

On the bottom half of the bracket, Mediapolis will host Van Buren County on Monday with the winner to move on and travel to West Branch on Thursday, February 15th, for the second-round matchup.

The brackets for classes 3A and 4A will be released on Monday with their first-round matchups taking place on February 19th.

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team defeated Fairfield last night 68-57. Payton Hagans scored 28 points and Christian Stacy added 22 points in the winning effort. With the conference win and Keokuk’s loss to Fort Madison last night 57-41, the Panthers have now claimed back-to-back Southeast Conference titles. Mt. Pleasant will travel to take on Oskaloosa today at 3 pm. 

High School Wrestling

New London and WACO will travel to Wilton to compete in districts. Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will wrestle at Solon, while Mt. Pleasant will travel to Fairfield with Burlington Notre Dame, Keokuk, and Mediapolis also in attendance. Districts will take place today at 10 am.

High School Bowling

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will be heading to Oskaloosa on Monday, February 12th, and the boys’ team on Tuesday, February 13th, to compete in the state qualifying meet. Burlington and Keokuk will also be making the trip.

College Basketball

The #2 Iowa women’s team will face off against Nebraska on the road tomorrow, February 11th, at noon.

The Iowa State women’s team will compete against Oklahoma tonight at 6 pm at home.

The #14 Iowa State men’s team will host TCU today at 1 pm.

The Iowa men’s team will search for a win tomorrow at home against Minnesota at 2 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1920 – Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the ball. 

1971 – Bill White becomes the first African American baseball announcer. 

1989 – To gain deregulation, the WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport in a New Jersey court.