Sports, January 24th

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant 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.

The Mediapolis girls’ team kept New London off the scoreboard in the third quarter as the Bulldogs thrashed their way to a 75-9 win. Haley Steffener totaled 17 points and five assists in the winning effort. The Mediapolis boys’ team’s 28-point first quarter provided enough momentum to take down the Tigers 61-56. The Bulldogs will travel to Burlington Notre Dame on Thursday, January 25th, with the girls’ scheduled to play at 6 pm. 

New London will face off against West Burlington on the road on Friday with the first game scheduled to start at 6 pm. 

Van Buren County and Danville had their games last night canceled. The Warriors will host Holy Trinity Catholic on Friday with the girls playing at 6 pm followed by the boys. 

The WACO girls’ team attempted the comeback against Highland last night but fell short in the effort, 52-49. Breanna Graber led the way with 21 points for the Warriors. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against WACO tomorrow with game one at 6 pm.

The Central Lee girls’ team picked up their 5th win of the season in a 64-48 win against West Burlington. Kenna Sandoval tallied a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The boys’ team attempted to spoil West Burlington’s perfect season but the Falcons glided past the Hawks 60-57. Central Lee will take on Danville in a home matchup on Friday with the girls playing at 6 pm. 

The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team enacted revenge from their lone loss earlier this season against Burlington Notre Dame as the Crusaders snuck past the Nikes 64-63. The boys’ team followed suit with a 63-55 victory over the Nikes. Luke Hellige cashed in for 29 points in the winning effort. The Crusaders will host Wapello tomorrow with game one at 6 pm. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team handled Louisa-Muscatine, 66-13, and Pekin, 84-0, last night in a triangular. Picking up wins by fall against Louisa-Muscatine was Ty Scorpil, Bowen Thomson, Cael Phillips, Trevor Phillips, Sheaden Adams, Cole Storm, and Dakota Aney. 

Scorpil, Thomson, Trevor Phillips, Russel Coil, and Aney all won their matches by fall against Pekin. Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will compete at the conference tournament on Saturday, January 27th, at Burlington Notre Dame. 

New London will host a quad tomorrow, January 25th.

The WACO boys’ team had their triangular scheduled for last night postponed to January 30th. The Warriors will compete in a quad tomorrow at Pekin. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete in a dual tomorrow 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 tomorrow, January 25th.

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 tonight against Kansas in a road matchup at 6:30 pm. 

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

The Iowa men’s team will take on Maryland at home tonight at 6 pm. Catch the game on KILJ 105.5 FM. 

This Day in Sports History

1952 – The Dallas Texans become the first NFL team in Texas; formerly the New York Yanks, the Texans lose 11 of 12 games and fold after one season. 

1962 – Jackie Robinson is the first African American elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame; Bob Feller is also elected. 

1990 – Los Angeles’ Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley completes the task in 133 less games.