Sports, January 23rd

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant’s matchup against Mid-Prairie last night was canceled. The Panthers will host Washington on Friday, January 26th, with the girls playing at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm.

Mediapolis and Danville’s games last night were postponed. The Bulldogs will take on New London tonight at home with the girls playing at 6 pm.

Van Buren County will square off against Danville in a road matchup with the girls playing at 6 pm tonight.

WACO versus New London last night was postponed. The Warriors will travel to Highland tonight with the girls leading off the night at 6 pm.

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team had their matchup against West Burlington canceled last night. The Wolves will face off against WACO on Thursday, January 25th, with game one at 6 pm.

Central Lee versus Burlington Notre Dame was canceled last night. The Hawks will host West Burlington tonight with game one at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will compete against Burlington Notre Dame tonight with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm. 

High School Boys’ Basketball Rankings

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released their third edition of the boys’ basketball rankings and Winfield-Mt. Union stayed locked in at #3. The Wolves sit behind Marquette Catholic and North Linn, respectively. The team sits at 12-1 on the season with Abram Edwards averaging a double-double with 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Cam Buffington leads the team, averaging 18.7 points per game. 

High School Wrestling

The WACO boys’ team will compete in a triangular today at home.

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

New London will host a quad on Thursday. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete in a dual on Thursday at Burlington. 

The Mt. Pleasant, Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, and WACO girls’ teams will compete at Alliant Energy Power House for Super Regionals on Friday, January 26th. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Burlington on Thursday, January 25th.

University of Northern Iowa

The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame 2024 class will feature two former members of the UNI wrestling program. Shawn Kelly Sr. wrestled for the Panthers from 1979 to 1983 and he will be receiving the Russ Smith Community Impact Award after allowing UNI to transform his facility, USA Mat Club, into their temporary training facility. 

The second member is Steve Hamilton, a former assistant coach for the Panthers. Hamilton also claimed two high school state championships and was a four-time All-American at Iowa State. He joined Mark Manning’s staff at UNI in 1997 and stayed until 2000. He helped coach All-Americans Eric Keller, Randy Pugh, and an NCAA champion in Tony Davis. 

The ceremony will be held in Waverly, Iowa, on June 21st. 

College Basketball

The #5 Iowa women’s team will look to get back in the win column on Saturday, January 27th, at 1 pm in a home matchup against Nebraska. 

The Iowa State women’s team will look to rebound tomorrow, January 24th, against Kansas in a road matchup at 6:30 pm. 

The #23 Iowa State men’s team will host Kansas State tomorrow at 8 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will take on Maryland at home tomorrow at 6 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1950 – The Associated Press picks “Miracle Braves” of 1914 as the greatest sports upset. 

1984 – The Buffalo Sabres become the first team in NHL history to win 10 straight road games with a 5-3 victory at Boston. 

2015 – Golden State guard Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter (37) and most three-pointers in a quarter (9) in a Warrior’s 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.