Sports, January 16th

High School Basketball

The Danville girls’ team rode the momentum of a 33-point second quarter to run away with a 76-34 win over Mt. Pleasant. The Panthers will stay on the road to face off against Fort Madison on Friday, January 19th, at 6 pm. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ game against Oskaloosa scheduled for tonight has been canceled. A make up date will be announced at a later time. 

New London will face off against Danville in a road conference matchup tonight 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. 

Winfield-Mt. Union’s matchup against WACO tonight has been postponed to January 25th. 

Van Buren County will square off against West Burlington tonight on the road with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm. 

Central Lee versus Burlington Notre Dame scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The Hawks will travel to take on Van Buren County on Friday at 6 pm. 

Mediapolis versus Holy Trinity Catholic has been postponed for tonight. A make up date will be announced at a later time. The Crusaders will take on West Burlington on Thursday and the Bulldogs will face off against West Burlington on Friday. 

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 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 will host Wisconsin tonight at 8 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will travel to take on Texas Tech tomorrow, January 17th, at 6 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team will face off against BYU tonight at 8 pm on the road. 

The Iowa men’s team’s hot shooting captured a road conference win against Minnesota last night 86-77 and head coach Fran McCaffery’s 272nd career victory, the most in school history. The Hawkeyes finished the night shooting 54% from the field as Ben Krikke led the night with 25 points. Iowa will look to knock off Purdue on Saturday, January 20th, at 1 pm in a home matchup. 

Conference Players of the Week

Caitlin Clark earned her 25th career Big Ten Player of the Week award. It was her fourth straight week earning the award as she led the Hawkeyes to two conference victories last week as she averaged 28 points and 10.5 assists in the two contests. 

Owen Freeman has had an impressive start to his Hawkeye career as he earned his second consecutive and sixth career Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week honor. His career night against Nebraska, which he cashed in for 22 points and gathered 10 rebounds, led the way to this honor. Freeman, amongst the freshmen, leads the conference in points, rebounds, and blocks on the season.

Audi Crooks made program history after being named Big 12 Player of the Week, the first freshman to do so in Iowa State history. Crooks averaged 22.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as the Cyclones pulled off two victories over top-25 teams. Her highlight of the week was the go-ahead basket to down #4 Baylor. 

This Day in Sports History

1966 – Chicago Blackhawks’ right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to the New York Rangers as he becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals. 

1981 – Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged as his assailants take $45,000 worth of clothes, jewelry, and his false gold teeth. 

2020 – Former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to hold a coaching position on an MLB staff when named an assistant by the San Francisco Giants.