Sports, January 13th

Prep Basketball: Rare SEC Doubleheader Tonight:

Because of impending forecasts, Southeast Conference fans will get a treat tonight when Mount Pleasant travels to Fairfield for a conference girls-boys’ doubleheader.

The girls’ will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Mount Pleasant has won four of their last five and enter tonight’s scrap at 5-7.

Fairfield is 6-4 and led by senior Danielle Breen, who is scoring 16.6 points per game.

Delaney Breen pours in 13.7 points for the Trojans as well.

Fairfield has won two straight, dispatching Prairie City-Monroe and Washington.

Mount Pleasant is coming off a 43-28 win over Holy Trinity on Monday.

Andrea Lopreato scored 19 points and hauled in 16 boards in the win — upping her season averages to 20 points and nine boards per game.

Few if any teams in the area have the requisite size and speed to defend her adequately.

The Panthers have won two of three against the Trojans, but this is their first matchup of the year.

In the nightcap, Mount Pleasant will look to stack success after a road win Monday at Albia.

The win snapped a five-game losing skid.

Fairfield enters tonight 3-7, through the Trojans have lost five of those seven by six points or less — including a Friday night 63-57 loss to No. 5 Washington.

The Demons then upset No. 3 Ballard in Cedar Rapids the following day — long story short Fairfield is much better than their record indicates.

A big reason for that has been the continued development of all conference forward Max Weaton.

Weaton, averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds, is starting to garner Division I interest for his play on the gridiron and hardwood.

He’ll likely go vis-à-vis with Dew Trent of Mount Pleasant.

You can listen to both ends of the doubleheader on FM 98.5/AM 1130.

The girls’ will start at 6:00 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have all the action.

Prep Wrestling: Mount Pleasant Hosts Washington:

The Mount Pleasant wrestling team will now be on their home floor tonight when the Panthers welcome in Washington for a Southeast Conference dual.

Tonight will be Parents night for Mount Pleasant.

Wrestling will get underway at Panther Gymnasium at 6:30 p.m.

Other area bouts tonight:

  • Fairfield at Fort Madison
  • Louisa-Muscatine, New London at West Burlington Notre Dame
  • Mediapolis, Wapello at Highland
  • Cardinal, Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union, Van Buren County, WACO at Pekin

College Wrestling: Wesleyan Wins Home Dual Over Waldorf:

Kyle Thibodeaux earned a fall and Francisco Mendez won via major decision guiding Iowa Wesleyan to a 27-17 dual win over Waldorf last night.

It improved Wesleyan to 2-1 in dual action.

Former New London prep Javis Krieger picked up a forfeit win for the Tigers to essentially put the scrap to sleep.

The team will be back in action in the Ruble Arena next Wednesday at 6:00 pm as they host the Fighting Bees of St. Ambrose University.

College Wrestling: Iowa State Rolls CSU-Bakersfield:

No. 11 Iowa State (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) picked up its second consecutive shutout with a 44-0 victory over CSU Bakersfield (0-3, 0-0 Pac-12) Wednesday night inside Hilton Coliseum.

Six Cyclones earned bonus points in their matches, highlighted by falls from No. 1 David Carr and No. 9 Marcus Coleman. 

Iowa State will continue racking up wins before getting their second real test of the season on January 29th at Oklahoma State.

College Football: B1G Announces Iowa Schedule:

The University of Iowa football team opens the 2022 season with three straight home contests before beginning Big Ten Conference play Sept. 24 at Rutgers. The Big Ten Conference announced the entire 2022 football schedule Tuesday.

The Hawkeyes have one of the toughest league schedules for next season with dates against Iowa State, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

The Big Ten Championship game is scheduled for December 3rd.

Homecoming is set for October 29th, when the Hawkeyes host Northwestern.