Sports, February 2nd

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Keokuk tonight with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

The Danville girls’ team will take on Columbus tomorrow, February 3rd, at 2 pm in the two seed game. The Danville boys’ team will travel to Mediapolis tonight to take on Wapello for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference shootout at 6 pm. 

The Van Buren County girls’ team was unable to curtail Wapello’s comeback last night as the Warriors fell 58-55 in overtime. Ivy Davison and Marlee Mertens led the Warriors with 14 points apiece with Davison snatching four steals as well. The Van Buren County girls’ team will face off against Davis County tomorrow at 5 pm on the road. The boys’ team will take on Lone Tree at 6 pm tonight at New London. 

The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team will take on Lone Tree at Southeastern Community College (SCC) tomorrow for the one seed game at 3:30 pm. The Holy Trinity Catholic boys’ team will face off against WACO in the two seed game tomorrow at 5 pm at SCC. 

The Central Lee girls’ team defeated Pekin last night 52-43 in the five seed game of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference shootout. The girls’ team will travel to Cardinal on Monday, February 5th, at 6 pm. The Central Lee boys’ team fell to Burlington Notre Dame last night 52-34. The boys’ team will compete against Hillcrest Academy tonight at 6 pm at Burlington Notre Dame.

The WACO girls’ team couldn’t keep up with Burlington Notre Dame’s offense in the four seed game last night as the Nikes exited with a 73-59 victory. 

The Mediapolis girls’ team will take on Highland tonight at Highland at 7:30 pm. The Mediapolis boys’ team will face off against Louisa-Muscatine tonight at 7:30 pm at home.

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will travel to SCC tomorrow to compete against West Burlington at 6:30 pm. 

The New London boys’ team will face off against Columbus tonight at 7:30 pm at home. 

Girls’ Basketball Regional Pairings

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the regional pairings for classes 1A, 2A, and 3A and here’s some of our local matchups. In Class 1A Region 7, Lone Tree will host Winfield-Mt. Union. Danville will take on Burlington Notre Dame with the Bears acting as host. The winner of the two games will compete against one another. 

In Class 1A Region 8, WACO will face off against Hillcrest Academy at home and New London will travel to Holy Trinity Catholic. All Class 1A games are scheduled to take place on February 8th at 7 pm.

For Class 2A Region 6, Van Buren County hits the road to face off against Pleasantville on February 10th at 7 pm. Columbus will host West Burlington on February 13th at 7 pm.

In Class 3A Region 1, Mediapolis will host Central Lee on February 10th 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 on February 10th at 7 pm.

High School Wrestling

WACO will host a tournament tomorrow, February 3rd. 

New London, Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, and Mt. Pleasant will compete at districts on February 10th.

The girls’ state tournament will continue today as the final matches will commence tonight. KILJ will be following five wrestlers in their journey through the consolation bracket.

#10 Mara Smith of Fort Madison finished 3-1 yesterday and will take on #6 Lilly Stough of Waverly-Shell Rock to begin her day in the 125-pound weight class.

In the 135-pound weight class, #21 Ellie Brenneman of Mid-Prairie defeated two higher seeds in the championship bracket before losing in the quarterfinals. She will wrestle #8 Kaydence Boom of Wilton today.

Keokuk’s #22 Jayliah Gardner finished 3-1 yesterday as she will take on #15 Layna Demoss with her sights on 3rd place in the 145-pound weight class.

In the 155-pound weight class, #8 Tatum Wolford of Wapello picked up two wins before falling to fellow undefeated #1 Skylar Slade. Wolford will face off against #20 Madilyn Rowson today in the consolation bracket.

Lastly, Samantha Lyons of Fairfield picked up two wins in the consolation bracket as she continues the chase for 3rd place today with her first match being against #3 Grace Britten. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant swept West Burlington last night with the girls winning 2,447 to 1,427 and the boys taking their match 2,644 to 1,589. The girls were led by Madelynn Millard’s 360 total pins. For the boys’ team, Titus Reno had the best single game high at 242 and the highest total pins at 425. The Panthers will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, February 5th.

Mt. Pleasant will be heading to Oskaloosa on Tuesday, February 13th, to compete in the state qualifying meet. Burlington and Keokuk will also be making the trip.

College Basketball

The #3 Iowa women’s team will travel to Maryland tomorrow, February 3rd, at 7 pm.

The Iowa State women’s team will hit the road to take on UCF tomorrow with tipoff at 11 am. 

The #12 Iowa State men’s team will travel to Baylor tomorrow at 7 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will look for a win at home tonight at 6 pm against Ohio State. 

This Day in Sports History

1892 – Professional boxers Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby took part in the longest boxing match fought with modern rules. Sharpe won the match, which went on for more than five hours, by knockout in the 77th round.

1970 – Pete Maravich becomes the first to score 3,000 college basketball points. 

1997 – Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games.