Sports, January 15th

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will travel to Danville tonight to face off against the Bears at 6 pm with the JV going first. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will hit the road to take on Oskaloosa tomorrow, January 16th, with tip-off scheduled for 7:45 pm. 

WACO versus Wapello scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The games will be made up on January 27th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will tango with WACO tomorrow with the girls’ game scheduled to start at 6 pm. The two split the matchup back in December with the WACO girls winning and the Winfield-Mt. Union boys taking their contest. 

Van Buren County and Cardinal’s matchup tonight has been canceled. The Warriors will square off against West Burlington tomorrow on the road with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm. 

Central Lee will travel to compete against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow with the first game starting at 6 pm. 

New London will face off against Danville in a road conference matchup tomorrow with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

Mediapolis will face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic had their games against Fort Madison over the weekend postponed. The teams are still looking to schedule a makeup date. 

High School Wrestling

The WACO boys’ team will compete in a triangular against Lone Tree and Van Buren County on Thursday, January 18th, at home. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will host a triangular on Thursday against Pekin and Louisa-Muscatine.  

New London will travel to Highland on Thursday to take on the host team and Mediapolis in a meet. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ and girls’ teams will compete in a dual against Fairfield on Thursday. 

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

The WACO girls’ team’s meet at Mid-Prairie tonight has been canceled. The Warriors will travel to Colfax-Mingo for a meet on Saturday. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield on Thursday, January 18th. 

College Basketball

The #3 Iowa women’s team outscored #14 Indiana by 21 points in the second half to trounce the Hoosiers 84-57. Caitlin Clark had a game high 30 points and collected 11 assists to finish with a double-double. Kate Martin also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Hawkeyes will host Wisconsin tomorrow, January 16th, at 8 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team has done it again as the Cyclones defeated #4 Baylor over the weekend 66-63 for another upset win. Leading the way for the Cyclones was Audi Crooks and Hannah Belanger as Crooks scored 23 points and Belanger finished with 15 points. Iowa State will travel to take on Texas Tech on Wednesday, January 17th, at 6 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team handled business in their Big 12 weekend matchup against Oklahoma State, winning 66-42. Tamin Lipsey was one of the four Cyclones to finish in double figures as he cashed in for a game high 17 points. Iowa State will face off against BYU tomorrow at 8 pm on the road. 

The Iowa men’s team will travel to Minnesota tonight at 5 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1892 – Triangle Magazine publishes the first set of Basketball rules written by James Naismith. 

1987 – Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird was named Man of the Year by The Sporting News and Athlete of the Year by The Associated Press, marking the first time one athlete had gained both distinctions.

1990 – In a bizarre NHL coaching move, the Washington Capitals fire coach Brian Murray, who had been head coach since 1981, and replace him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors.