High School Basketball
The WACO girls’ team will host Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow, February 14th, at 7 pm. The boys’ team will play Columbus tonight, February 13th, at home. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm, tipoff at 7 pm.
The New London boys’ team will have their first round game against Danville tonight at home at 7 pm. KILJ, 1130 AM and 98.5 FM, will have the call with pregame at 6:50 pm.
The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will be back in action tomorrow against Pella at home for their final regular season game for the year. The girls’ team will travel to play Fort Madison on February 15th for their first game of the regional.
The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team will play Winfield-Mt. Union tomorrow. The boys’ team will play Burlington Notre Dame tonight at 7 pm.
The Central Lee girls’ team fell to Davis County in their first round matchup 54-46, despite Makayla Morrison’s 21 points on the night. The Hawks finish the season with a 9-13 record. The boys’ team will face off against Louisa-Muscatine tonight to start their District play at 7 pm.
The Danville girls’ team’s next game is tomorrow against West Burlington to start their regional play.
The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will host Wapello for their first round matchup tonight at 7 pm.
High School Wrestling
Southeast Iowa will be well represented at the state meet running from February 15th through the 18th, as Burlington Notre Dame looks to repeat at the Class 2A state champions with six wrestlers heading to Des Moines. Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will be sending five wrestlers, New London will be taking four, and WACO will have three representatives. For Class 3A, Fort Madison will have seven wrestlers with Burlington and Ottumwa supplying two each. KILJ will be announcing results through the four days of competition.
High School Bowling
Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will have their state qualifying meet this morning and the boys’ team will have their competition tomorrow with both meets being hosted by Keokuk at 9 am.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The women’s basketball team stayed undefeated in conference play after defeating Haskell Indian Nations 69-59 over the weekend. After being down four points to start the second half, the Tigers outscored Haskell 15-8 in the third quarter. The Tigers had four double-digit scorers with Isabell West leading the way with 23 points, followed by Breanna Wendland with 16 points, and Kyla Moore and Maci Kuchta each put up 10 points in the winning effort. The Tigers will be back in action tomorrow against Baptist Bible College at 4 pm to start the home doubleheader.
The 23rd-ranked men’s team improved to 23-2 on the season and will face off in a Valentine’s Day doubleheader tomorrow against Baptist Bible College at 6 pm.
The men’s wrestling team’s next competition for the Tigers will be the 2023 Heart of America Conference Championship on February 18th.
The women’s wrestling team wrestled at the Warrior Open yesterday with multiple wrestlers finishing in 3rd place. Alaina Sunlin, Isabelle Hawley, and Faith Cole all took 3rd place and Zoi Smith captured 4th place. The Tigers will be back in action February 15th against Iowa Central Community College at 6 pm.
The Tigers Indoor Track and Field teams will be competing in the North Star Athletic Association conference meet on February 19th.
The Tiger baseball team took both games of their Saturday doubleheader against Hannibal-LaGrange University as they won the first contest 5-0 and the second game 7-0. In the first game, Cauy Massner collected the win in 6 innings of work with Philip Guerrero and Holvin Catala each tallied an RBI. In game two, Jackson Van Roekel struck out seven in 6 innings of work as Sage Bonner collected 2 RBIs in the contest. The Tigers will have another doubleheader on February 17th against Mid America Christian with game one at 1 pm.
The Tiger’s softball season will begin on February 18th against Park University at 11 am for the Avila Tournament.
This Day in Sports History
1923 – First Black pro Basketball team, “Renaissance”, organizes.
1971 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd while golfing, injuring 2.
2014 – Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is first to break 100 points barrier in the short program (101.45 points) at the Sochi Winter Olympics, on way to the men’s singles gold medal.