Sports, February 20th

Girls’ Regional Basketball

In Class 1A Region 7, Danville will take on Calamus-Wheatland tomorrow, February 21st, at 7 pm at Muscatine High School. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

In Class 4A Region 1, Keokuk will face off against #1 Clear Creek-Amana tonight at 7 pm on the road.

Boys’ District Basketball

Starting in Class 1A Substate 5 District 9, Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union will face off tonight at 7 pm at Mediapolis High School. KILJ AM 1130, 98.5 FM, and will be on the call.

In Substate 5 District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against North Mahaska tonight at 7 pm at Ottumwa Evans Middle School. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call.

Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7, West Burlington will take on West Branch at West Liberty High School tonight at 7 pm.

For Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant took on Keokuk last night on the road and despite being down two at halftime, the Panthers were outscored 32 to 16 in the second half to fall 60-42. Christian Stacy scored all 13 of his points in the first half, which led the team. Head coach Eric Rawson discussed this senior class, which combined for 23 points last night, as they shared a special bond, entering the Panther program at the same time Rawson was given the head coach job. The Panthers finished the season with a 13-8 record. 

Keokuk will face off against #5 Solon after the Spartans took down Davis County 75-36 on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm. Clear Creek-Amana defeated Washington 74-67 and Williamsburg downed Fort Madison 70-64.

In Class 3A Substate 4, Fairfield lost to Marion 66-38. 

In Class 4A Substate 3, Burlington was defeated by Davenport West 75-50 last night. 

High School Bowling

The Class 2A individual and Class 3A team state meet commenced yesterday and Mt. Pleasant had three bowlers competing in Waterloo. Bethany Drury was the top bowler for the Panthers with a three game total of 529 total pins, which placed her in 20th. Addison McGehearty finished with a score of 466 and Kya Goodrich bowled a 461 for their three game totals to place 28th and 29th, respectively. 

Keokuk had Jaelynn Ketterer and Sophia Rule advance to the top 8 bracket with Ketterer defeating Brianna Musgrove 205-179 to claim the individual championship. Rule defeated Bailey Gill in a close third-place match 190-185 to take home the bronze. 

The Class 3A team championship belongs to Ottumwa after taking down Des Moines Lincoln. Davenport North took 3rd place, Cedar Rapids Kennedy claimed 5th place, and Waterloo West took home 7th place. 

On the boys’ side, the Class 2A individual championship went to Kendall Bell of Council Bluffs Jefferson after he defeated Jake Fink 203-176 in the championship match. Jacob Shaffer of Marion took 3rd place. Burlington’s Brayton Dixon finished with the 16th highest three game total at 628 pins.

The Class 3A team championship went to Davenport Central as they finished with 53 more pins than Waterloo West. 

The State Tournament continues today with the Class 3A individual championship and the Class 1A team championship.

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team will travel to take on #12 Indiana on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team will face off against Houston tomorrow, February 21st, at 7 pm on the road.

In a top 10 matchup, the #6 Iowa State men’s team couldn’t pull out the road win against #2 Houston last night, falling 73-65. Keshon Gilbert led the effort with 17 points in the contest. The Cyclones will host West Virginia on Saturday, February 24th, at 1 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will travel to Michigan State tonight at 6 pm.

This Day in Sports History

1929 – The Boston Red Sox announce they will play Sunday MLB games at Braves Field; Fenway Park located too close to a church.

1971 – “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe scores a goal and adds three assists, including his 1,800th career NHL point, in 6-5 Red Wings’ win over Buffalo in Detroit; Howe’s 1,670th game.

2011 – 53rd Daytona 500: 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, driving for Wood Brothers Racing, wins to become the youngest Daytona 500 winner.