Sports, January 25th

High School Basketball

The New London girls’ team fell to Mediapolis 79-27 as the Bulldogs held the Tigers to just 12 points in the first half. The New London boys’ team controlled the game from the beginning with the Tigers coming out on top 61-49 over the Bulldogs. New London will be hosting West Burlington this Friday, January 27th, with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic was swept by Burlington Notre Dame last night with the girls skating by with a win. The Nikes had a twenty point lead entering the final quarter of play before the Crusaders came roaring back scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter, but came out just short with the Nikes winning 77-68. The boys’ game was just as close as the Nikes went ahead by 9 points at halftime and held on for a 54-42 victory. Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to play Wapello tomorrow, January 26th, with the girls’ playing first at 6 pm.

The Danville boys’ team clobbered Van Buren County 47-19 last night after allowing just three points in the second half. The Bears will be hosting Central Lee Friday with the girls going at 6 pm.

The Central Lee girls’ basketball team fell to West Burlington 74-43 last night as the Falcons jumped out to a 21-5 run to start the game. The West Burlington boys’ team defeated the Hawks 68-36 to improve to 16-0 on the season.

WACO swept the night against Highland with the girls’ winning the first game 60-25. The Warriors held the Huskies to only 11 points in the first half. Ellah Kissell led the team in scoring with 17 points followed by Emma Wagler with 14 points. The boys’ team remains undefeated at 16-0 after holding Highland to just 3 points in the first half on their way to a 59-11 victory. Hunter Hughes and Colton Leichty tied for team lead in points with 12 apiece. WACO will host Hillcrest Academy Friday with the girls’ going at 6 pm followed by the boys.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against conference rival, Keokuk, on Friday with the boys’ at home and the girls on the road. KILJ will be on the call for the girls’ team with the pregame show at 7:15 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to face off with Columbus this Friday.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will host Burlington tomorrow, January 26th.

The Regional Duals for boys’ wrestling has been set with Burlington Notre Dame going against Knoxville in the first round with the winner matching up against Williamsburg for Class 2A.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Burlington this Friday.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will be back in action January 27th against Bacone College at the Bacone Classic.

The 25th ranked men’s team is on a 18-game winning streak and getting into conference play at the Bacone Classic tomorrow, January 26th.

The men’s wrestling team’s next competition will be a dual against Waldorf University today, January 25th.

The women’s wrestling team’s  next scheduled competition is January 27th at the 2023 Spire Classic.

The Tigers next indoor meet will be the Grinnell Invitational on January 28th.

Two members of the women’s Track and Field team garnered North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) honors. Faith Younce was named Track Athlete-of-the-Week for her 3,000-meter RaceWalk at the Bumble Rumble last weekend that resulted in a new school record and first place at the meet. With her final time of 16 minutes 53 seconds, Younce now ranks 6th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and made the Provisional Qualifying B Standard to qualify for the 2023 Indoor National Championship meet. Bri Hunter claimed her second career Field Athlete-of-the-Week after winning the shot put at the Hilltop Invitational with a heave of 44 feet 2 inches. Hunter’s best throw ranks her 11th in the NAIA and she has already qualified for the 2023 Indoor National Championship meet.

This Day in Sports History

1924 – 1st Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix, France.

1996 – Ottawa Senators set an NHL record with 16th consecutive home game without a win (0-15-1) in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the Palladium; old record (15) shared by 1928 Black Hawks & 1939 Canadiens.

2022 – Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle becomes NHL’s new “Iron Man” with his 965th consecutive regular-season game, breaking Doug Jarvis’s all-time record, in a 4-3 loss at the New York Islanders.