Sports, January 21st

Prep Wrestling: Mount Pleasant Falls to Fairfield, WACO Sweeps; Other Prep Results

Fairfield 54, Mount Pleasant 21 

Mount Pleasant won three matches by forfeit, but only picked up one true win in yesterday’s Southeast Conference dual against Fairfield.

The Panthers lost 54-21.

Frank Tousignant was the lone victor for Mount Pleasant, winning 4-3 over Fairfield’s Cesar Smithburg.

Ella McNamee, Abby Blint and Gannon McNamee were the three winners via forfeit for the Panthers.

WACO Wins Two at New London

WACO had five double winners leading to dual wins over Highland and New London yesterday.

Louden Huisenga, a freshman for the Warriors, earned a fall and a forfeit at 145 to lead the way.

Jonah Clark, a top-ranked 220-pounder, won two matches by forfeit.

It’s been an odd year for New London, who individually have had a lot of success, but have not been able to come together in duals.

Still, the Tigers had five wrestlers go 2-0: Gavin Menke-Bailey, Josh Glendening, the Lopez brothers and 195-pounder Trent Wilkerson.

Columbus Sweeps Home Dual

Columbus Community/Winfield-Mount Union beat Van Buren County and Mediapolis en route to a perfect night at their home triangular.

Ty Scorpil went 2-0 with a fall and a forfeit to his name to pace the Wildcats.

Top-ranked 145-pounder Quinten Aney led Mediapolis with a 2-0 mark with a fall and a forfeit as well.

Mediapolis and Van Buren County tied at 36.

Notre Dame Steamrolls to Two Easy Wins

Class 2A’s third-ranked Notre Dame routed Cardinal 57-12 then blanked Pekin 72-0 picking up two easy wins yesterday at their home triangular.

The Nikes earned seven falls against Cardinal then rolled that momentum into the monster win over Pekin.

Notre Dame is now 17-0 on the year and 7-0 in Super Conference action.

They’ll wrestle at the prestigious Alburnett Tournament this weekend.

Prep Bowling: Panther Boys Rally for Win

The Mount Pleasant boys’ bowling team rallied for a 62 pin win over Fairfield yesterday at Iris Lanes.

Jonathan Fortin engineered the comeback with a series 382.

The win moved Mount Pleasant to 4-3.

In the girls duel, the Panthers easily handled Fairfield, rolling to a near 600 pin win.

Addie McGehearty turned in a series 351 while Bethany Drury aided the attack with a series 332.

They’re now 6-1.

Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Hosts No. 4 Washington

The Mount Pleasant boys’ basketball team will get a huge test tonight when they welcome in the No. 4 ranked Washington Demons in a Southeast Conference clash.

The Demons, 12-1 on the year, have already earned wins over No. 5 Pella and No. 3 Ballard.

Their lone loss is to No. 1 Fort Madison.

Washington returns their usual cast of characters, who have haunted southeast Iowa over the last two years.

Ethan Patterson leads the team with 18.2 points per game while backcourt mate Kasen Bailey pours in 17 points per game.

Do-it-all lunch-pail forward Lucas Kroll adds 11 points and eight boards per game.

Mount Pleasant is still searching for some consistency on both ends. After winning two straight over Albia and Fairfield, the Panthers were tripped up by Oskaloosa on Tuesday.

Dewon Trent leads the team with 16 points and eight rebounds per game while Payton Hagans and Owen Vansickel have both settled in at about 10 points per game.

The Demons protected their home floor with the first matchup between the two schools in a 70-41 win.

Tonight’s game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and you can listen on FM 105.5 and

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have the call.

Curt Watson’s group will be at Washington.

They’re coming off a Monday win over Holy Trinity and will tip at 7:30 p.m. as well.

Other area matchups tonight:

  • West Burlington at Holy Trinity
  • Highland at Wapello
  • Cardinal at WACO
  • Louisa-Muscatine at Pekin
  • Danville at Notre Dame
  • Van Buren County at New London
  • Lone Tree at Mediapolis
  • Hillcrest Academy at Columbus

Women’s College Basketball: Clark Makes History

Caitlin Clark scored 35 points and added 13 rebounds and 11 assists making history in Iowa’s 105-49 win over Minnesota yesterday.

Clark is the only Big Ten women’s basketball player to record a triple-double in back-to-back games and four triple-doubles in a single season.

Her feat is so rare, there’s only been six players to record back-to-back 30-point triple-doubles in the NBA, WNBA & Division I men’s & women’s college basketball, since 2000, joining a list that includes the late Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The No. 25 Hawkeyes improved to 11-4 with the win.

They’ll get a road date at Penn State next Tuesday.