Sports, January 13th

High School Basketball

The WACO boys’ team handled business last night against Hillcrest Academy 65-46. The Warriors stormed out to a 23-5 run to start the game. WACO will travel to play Wapello tonight with the girls playing at 6 pm followed by the boys.

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

Danville will be hosting Mediapolis tonight with the boys playing at 7:30 pm and the girls playing at 6 pm. The girl’s 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 tonight with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

The Central Lee Hawks will host New London tonight 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, tonight 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 wrestled against Washington last night and fell 54-27 to the Demons. Bowen Davis picked up three points in a win over Lane Schrock. Jahmal Dodson, Christian Ossman-Falline, and William Birdsell all picked up wins by fall. Franklin Tousignant was the last Panther to pick up a win on the night via fall. The Panthers will look to bounce back tomorrow, January 14th, at a tournament at Centerville-Lakeview elementary.

New London celebrated their senior night last night with the Tigers picking up a win over Lone Tree but falling to Louisa-Muscatine and Burlington Notre Dame on the night. Dom Lopez and Trent Wilkerson were the two seniors being honored and Lopez went 3-0 on the night with Wilkerson going 2-1.

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.

High School Bowling

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

High School Football

The Iowa High School Athletic Association approved an amendment that will change the way football classification is done. In an effort to keep it balanced competitively, the IHSAA will be using a school’s free and reduced lunch count to determine a team’s classification. A school will have its annual enrollment and subtract 40 percent of the school’s free or reduced lunch count. The IHSAA will also be redistricting this offseason and releasing new schedules for the two year cycle before the fall season.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to play Baptist Bible College tonight 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 tomorrow, 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.

New Head Coach for women’s soccer, Dr. Sofia Adams joined us on Tiger Nation yesterday and discussed her expectations for the team in the upcoming season.

“Lot of potential, a lot of potential. There’s some players that aren’t coming back that were key players, but I really feel though we’re not going to drop off in a lot of aspects.”

This Day in Sports History

1985 – 99 year old Otto Bucher from Switzerland becomes the oldest man to record a hole-in-one at Spanish GC La Manga’s 130-yard 12th hole.

2004 – Toronto’s Tom Fitzgerald and Gary Roberts become first teammates in NHL history to play their 1,000th NHL game on the same night as the Maple Leafs beat the visiting Calgary Flames, 4-1.

2019 – Houston guard James Harden scores 38 points in Rockets’ 116-108 loss to Orlando; 16th straight game with 30+ points matching Kobe Bryant’s NBA record streak; also goes 1 for 17 from 3-point arc, tying record for most misses.