Sports, January 12th

High School Basketball

WACO will be traveling to play Hillcrest Academy tonight, January 12th, with the girls playing first at 6 pm. Ellah Kissell is one of the top scorers in Class 1A with 239 points on the season. The boys’ team is still undefeated at 11-0 entering this matchup.

The Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves will be traveling to play Pekin tomorrow, January 13th, with the girls playing at 6 pm. The girls’ team is currently 14-0 on the season, while the boys tout a 10-2 record.

Danville will be hosting Mediapolis tomorrow with the boys playing at 7:30 pm and the girls playing at 6 pm. The girls’ team comes into the game at 5-7 and the boy’s team is 9-3.

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to play West Burlington tomorrow night with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm and the boys to follow. The girl’s game will feature a ranked Falcons team, while the boy’s game will have an undefeated Falcons team take on the Crusaders.

The Central Lee Hawks will host New London tomorrow with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm. This will be their second time playing one another this year with the Hawks winning the girl’s game and the Tigers winning the boy’s game.

Mt. Pleasant will be facing off against conference rival Fairfield, tomorrow with the girls on the road and the boys at home, both teams playing at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be covering the girls game with pregame scheduled to start at 7:15 pm.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete against Washington tonight, January 12th, on the road.

The Regional Qualifier for girls wrestling will start on January 27th and run through the 28th with the State Tournament to take place on February 2nd and 3rd.

New London will be celebrating their senior night tonight. Dominic Lopez and Trent Wilkerson will be honored as they have put together outstanding careers at New London with Lopez turning in two 3rd place finishes at state.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield next Thursday, January 19th.

WACO Signing

Jocelyn Fulton will continue to play softball at the collegiate level after signing with Hawkeye Community College. She has been a four-year starter for the Columbus-WACO softball team and will be studying Dental Hygiene.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to play Baptist Bible College tomorrow with the women playing at 5:30 pm and the men at 7 pm.

The men’s wrestling team will look to bounce back as they wrestle Saturday, January 14th, at the Cliff Keen-Mike Duroe Invitational at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.

The women’s wrestling team will have another ranked match ahead of them as they travel to face off against Augsburg University on Sunday, January 15th.

The Tiger’s next indoor meet will be the Dutch Athletics Classic on January 14th.

Dr. Sofia Adams joined us on Tiger Nation this morning where we discussed her new position of Head Coach of Iowa Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team. Coach Adams revealed how much she cares about her players when talking about her favorite part of coaching:

“I would say coaching, seeing someone who wasn’t able to do something then be able to do it to me is more rewarding than any soccer goal that I have ever scored. So, I think I almost find more reward as being a coach and seeing them be able to tap into their potential.”

This Day in Sports History

1958 – The NCAA adds 2-point conversions to football scoring.

1966 – Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston.

1992 – Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Troy State Trojans defeat DeVry Hoyas 258-149 in Troy, Alabama.