Sports, January 26th

Girls’ Prep Basketball: Mediapolis Survives Instant Classic With W-MU; Other Pre Finals:

No. 10 (2A) Mediapolis 40, Winfield-Mount Union 39

10th ranked Mediapolis forced overtime using a 13-9 run to tie the game, then held on for a one-point win over Winfield-Mount Union 40-39 last night.

Hallie Mohr led all scorers with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Payton Bush had 13 points.

Bradie Buffington paced Winfield-Mount Union with 14 — Jobey Malone added 13.

Mediapolis stayed perfect, the Bullettes are now 16-0. They’ll get a bout with Mount Pleasant on Saturday.

Winfield-Mount Union is now 14-3, they’ll get a Super Conference clash Friday with Wapello.

West Burlington 82, New London 36

West Burlington led 49-16 at halftime and never looked back as the Falcons put it in automatic for an 82-36 win over New London last night.

Abbey Bence had a game-high 28 points while Kenna Marlow poured in 19 points. Taryn Havener added 12.

New London was led by Ashlyn McSorley, who finished with eight points. Sophie Malott ended with seven.

West Burlington is now 11-5.

New London slumped to 0-18.

Danville 51, Holy Trinity 44

Danville rallied in the second half for a seven-point, 51-44 over Holy Trinity last night.

Jaeda Molle led the Bears with 17 points — Ava Smith scored nine for Danville.

The Bears are now 6-10 and they’ll look to win back-to-back games when they entertain New London, Friday night.

Holy Trinity slipped to 10-7 — they get a tough Friday night affair with Central Lee.

Other area finals:

  • No. 7 Notre Dame 63, Central Lee 40
  • Van Buren 54, WACO 30
  • Highland 54, Louisa-Muscatine 44
  • Wapello 49, Lone Tree 37
  • Pekin 40, Columbus 19

Boys’ Prep Basketball: Schulte Shines in New London Win; Other Prep Finals:

New London 70, West Burlington 57

New London welcomed back Kade Benjamin from injury, but it was Kooper Schulte who helped lead the New London boys’ to a 70-57 win over West Burlington last night.

Devin Swanson had a game-high 18 points to lead the Tigers but Schulte hit 7-of-8 shots to finish with a season-high 17.

Blaise Porter had 15, while Benjamin chipped in with eight.

Jackson Riley and Mason Porter each pumped in 14 for the Falcons.

New London is now 12-1 and 11-1 in Super Conference play.

West Burlington dropped to 8-7.

Winfield-Mount Union 44, Mediapolis 31

A 17-6 run was all Winfield-Mount Union needed in a 44-31 win over Mediapolis last night.

Abram Edwards and Cam Buffington each had 13 to lead Winfield to their 15th win in 16 games.

Mediapolis dropped to 9-4.

WACO 71, Van Buren 45

In a battle of Warriors, it was WACO pulling out a 71-45 win over Trey Magnani and Van Buren County in Keosauqua, yesterday.

Hunter Hughes had 20 for WACO — he led all scorers.

Jackson Manning and Owen Loeffler had 13 apiece for Van Buren County.

WACO is now 13-3.

Van Buren County fell to 2-12.

No. 10 Danville 63, Holy Trinity 41

Fresh into the Class 1A AP Top 10 poll, Danville rolled to a 63-41 win over Holy Trinity.

Drake Johnson had 24 points to led the Bears, while Caiden Gourley had 15.

Cadence Williams added 10.

Mike DiPrima was the high point man for the Crusaders with 12 points.

Danville is now 14-1, they’ll get a Friday night main event with New London.

You can listen to that matchup on FM 105.5 and

Other area finals:

  • Notre Dame 65, Central Lee 36
  • Highland 39, Louisa-Muscatine 32
  • Wapello 55, Lone Tree 42
  • Pekin 59, Columbus 53

College Wrestling: Wesleyan Sneaks Past St. Ambrose

Former Fairfield prep Brendon Lunsford earned a fall in 2:02 starting the night off with a bang, as Iowa Wesleyan defeated St. Ambrose 30-23 in the Tigers last home dual of the season.

157-pounder Brent Ward also earned a fall for Wesleyan, while the Tigers also picked up a trio of forfeit wins.

Wesleyan will travel to Des Moines, Iowa to take on Grand View University on Wednesday, February 9th.

The match is set to start at 7 pm.

Grand View is currently ranked as the No. 1 team in the country.

Women’s Track and Field: Wesleyan’s Hunter Named NSAA Athlete of the Week

Iowa Wesleyan junior Bri Hunter has been named theĀ  North Star Athletic Association Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league has announced.

Hunter tossed the NAIA qualifying standard mark of 13.63 meters (44 feet, 8.75 inches) to earn a runner-up honor in the shot-put event for Iowa Wesleyan at the Bumble Rumble meet, hosted by St. Ambrose.

She is currently tied for fourth best shot-put throw in the NAIA.

Hunter set a new school record in the shot-put, breaking the previous record by over one foot.