Sports, January 27th

High School Basketball

The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team defeated Wapello last night 82-39 as the Crusaders put up 52 points in the second and third quarters. The boys’ basketball team also came out victorious over Wapello last night 54-48. Holy Trinity Catholic will host Van Buren County tonight for their senior night with the girls’ going at 6 pm and the boys’ playing at 7:30 pm.

New London will be hosting West Burlington tonight with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm.

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

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

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

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their updated rankings yesterday. Johnston fell from their top spot in Class 5A after losing their first game of the season, Pleasant Valley is now ranked #1. Winfield-Mt. Union moved up the rankings to 9th with Burlington Notre Dame in 11th in Class 1A. Mediapolis is ranked 15th in Class 2A.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team fell to Burlington last night 74-6. Bowen Davis picked up the lone win of the night for the Panthers by fall. In extra matches, Jaxsen Stuecker and Gavin Kerr picked up wins for Mt. Pleasant. The Panthers will be participating in the Southern Iowa Classic Tournament tomorrow morning.

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 tonight and tomorrow.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will host Burlington tonight.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will be back in action tonight at 5 pm against Bacone College at the Bacone Classic.

The #23 ranked men’s team is on an 18-game winning streak and getting into conference play at the Bacone Classic tonight at 7 pm..

The men’s wrestling team’s next competition will be January 31st against William Penn University.

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

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

Head Baseball Coach, Blake Beaber, joined us on Tiger Nation yesterday and with the season getting ready to start on February 10th, Coach explained his expectations for the team.

This Day in Sports History

1966 – Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules that either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966.

1969 – Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1973 – UCLA’s basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record).