Sports, January 26th

High School Basketball

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to play Wapello tonight with the girls’ playing first at 6 pm.

New London will be hosting West Burlington tomorrow, January 27th, with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm.

The Danville Bears will be hosting Central Lee tomorrow with the girls going at 6 pm.

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy tomorrow with the girls’ going at 6 pm followed by the boys.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against conference rival, Keokuk, tomorrow 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 tomorrow with the girls’ going at 6 pm followed by the boys.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will host Burlington tonight, 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 on January 31st.

The regional qualifying matches for girls’ wrestling will be taking place January 27th and 28th.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Burlington tomorrow.

Iowa High School Officiating

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced that Mike Stanley of Harlan has become the fifth Iowan to win the National Active Official of the Year as awarded by the NFHS Officials Association. Stanley has been a registered IHSAA official since 1970, and he has been registered as an official for 44 years for boys’ and girls’ track and field and 42 years in boys’ and girls’ basketball, football, and volleyball.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

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

The men’s team is on a 18-game winning streak and getting into conference play at the Bacone Classic tomorrow. The men’s team is moving up the rankings from 25th to 23rd in the NAIA. This is the first time the Tigers have been ranked since the 2010-2011 season. The biggest win of the season for this team was a home game against then ranked #13th William Penn University 85-81 with Carver Locke leading the scoring that night with 16 points.

The men’s wrestling team defeated Waldorf University in a dual last night 24-14. The next competition for the Tigers will be January 31st against William Penn University.

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

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

Head Baseball Coach, Blake Beaber, will be joining us on Tiger Nation this morning at 9 am.

This Day in Sports History

1960 – High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points in one game.

1991 – Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame.

1995 – With a record 6,254,427 ballots cast by fans in NBA All-Star Voting, Detroit’s Grant Hill becomes the first rookie to lead all NBA players in All-Star votes received, earning #1 on 1,289,585 ballots.