Sports, January 11th

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Burlington at home tomorrow, January 12th, with the girls playing at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

The WACO girls’ team will compete against Iowa Valley tonight at 5 pm in a road matchup. The boys’ team will take on Wapello tomorrow on the road at 7:30 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Pekin tomorrow with the girls’ leading off the night at 6 pm followed by the boys. 

The Van Buren County/New London game scheduled for tonight has been moved up with the girls playing at 5 pm and the boys to follow. There will be no JV game. 

Central Lee will travel to New London tomorrow with the girls’ team leading off the night at 6 pm. 

Danville will take on Mediapolis tomorrow in a road matchup with the girls’ game scheduled to start at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against West Burlington tomorrow at 6 pm at home. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will be hosting WACO and New London in a triangular tonight. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ and boys’ teams will travel to Washington to compete in a dual tonight. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will participate in a tournament hosted by Louisa-Muscatine on January 20th.

The WACO girls’ team will compete in an invitational on Saturday, January 13th.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield on January 18th. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

WACO was our school of focus for last night’s episode as we had Naomi Egli, Elyssa Graber, Chase Waterhouse, and John McLaughlin as our special guests. If you would like to listen to the episode, then go to and click on our “Special Programs” tab. For a preview, Waterhouse talked about how patience and hard work contribute to success. 

College Basketball

The #3 Iowa women’s team was too strong offensively for Purdue as the Hawkeyes crushed the Boilermakers last night 96-71. Caitlin Clark collected a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists as five Hawkeyes finished in double figures. Iowa and #14 Indiana will face off in a top-25 matchup on Saturday, January 13th, at 7 pm in Iowa City. 

Make it back-to-back nights that Iowa State pulls off the upset against a ranked opponent; this time it was the women’s team outscoring #24 West Virginia 27 to 9 in the fourth quarter to win 74-64. Audi Crooks was unstoppable as she scored 22 points and grabbed 11 boards as Addy Brown and Emily Ryan scored a combined 25 points in the win. The Cyclones will host #4 Baylor on Saturday at noon. 

The Iowa State men’s team will host Oklahoma State on Saturday at 5 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will play at home tomorrow, January 12th, against Nebraska at 8:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1983 – Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets an NHL record for the fastest two shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record. 

1990 – Bob Knight became college basketball’s Big 10 winningest coach with his 229th victory. 

2001 – The New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for an NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snapped a 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight games set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55.