Sports, January 1st

High School Basketball

New London will host Mt. Pleasant tomorrow, January 2nd, with the girls leading off the night at 6 pm followed by the boys.

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Hillcrest Academy tomorrow with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm. 

WACO will travel to face off against Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow with the girls game leading off the night at 6 pm.

The Holy Trinity Catholic boys’ team will host Fairfield tomorrow at 7:30 pm, while the girls’ team will take on Central Lee on January 5th in a road matchup. 

Van Buren County will compete against Columubs on January 4th at home with the girls playing at 6 pm.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Van Buren County on January 5th with the girls’ game scheduled for 6 pm.

Danville will face off against West Burlington on January 5th with the girls leading off the night at 6 pm in a road matchup. 

High School Wrestling

The WACO boys’ team will compete in a meet at Washington on January 4th.

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, Mt. Pleasant, and WACO girls’ teams will compete at a tournament after winter break on January 5th at Highland. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ teams will have to wait until after winter break with the Panthers competing on January 4th at Sigourney.

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will wrestle on January 6th at Highland in a tournament. 

New London will wait until after winter break to compete in a quad at Cascade on January 4th. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will take on Washington on January 4th. 

College Football

#20 Iowa will face off against #25 Tennessee in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl today at noon. 

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team easily handled Minnesota over the weekend 94-71. Caitlin Clark etched her name into the history books in a couple new spots as she collected a double-double with 35 points and 10 assists, giving her 904 career assists. She is now both Iowa’s and Big Ten’s all-time leader in assists. The Hawkeyes will host Michigan State tomorrow, January 2nd, at 8 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team picked up their first win in Big 12 play as the Cyclones defeated Oklahoma State 76-68 over the weekend. Audi Crooks went for a team leading 21 points as Addy Brown followed close behind with 20 points and nine rebounds in the win. The Cyclones will face off against Kansas on Wednesday, January 3rd, at home at 6:30 pm. 

The Iowa State men’s team muscled their way past New Hampshire yesterday 85-70. Keshon Gilbert stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists for a triple-double as six players finished in double-digits for the Cyclones. Iowa State will travel to Oklahoma on Saturday, January 6th, at 5 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will take on Wisconsin tomorrow at 6 pm on the road. 

This Day in Sports History

1902 – First Rose Bowl played at Tournament Park in Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB. 

1935 – First Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0.

1969 – Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL’s LA Kings, fines each player $100 for “not” arguing with the referee.