Sports, January 4th

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield tomorrow, January 5th, with the girls leading off the night at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

New London will travel to face off against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow with the girls’ game scheduled at 6 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Lone Tree tomorrow at home with the girls’ team leading off the night at 6 pm. 

WACO will compete against Pekin tomorrow at home with the girls’ game going at 6 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on Central Lee tomorrow in a road matchup. 

Van Buren County will compete against Columbus tonight at home with the girls playing at 6 pm.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Van Buren County tomorrow with the girls’ game scheduled for 6 pm.

Danville will face off against West Burlington tomorrow with the girls leading off the night at 6 pm in a road matchup. 

High School Wrestling

The WACO boys’ team will compete in a meet at Washington today

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union, Mt. Pleasant, and WACO girls’ teams will compete at a tournament tomorrow, January 5th, at Highland. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ teams will participate in a competition today at Sigourney.

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will wrestle on January 6th at Highland in a tournament. 

New London will compete in a quad at Cascade today.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will take on Washington today.

College Basketball

The #4 Iowa women’s team will travel to take on Rutgers tomorrow, January 5th, at 5 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team was able to ride out a cold start to defeat Kansas last night 69-61. Hannah Belanger led the Cyclones in points with 19 on the night as Addy Brown collected her seventh double-double with 14 points and 13 boards. The Cyclones will face off against BYU on Saturday, January 6th, at 5 pm in a road matchup. 

The Iowa State men’s team will travel to Oklahoma on Saturday at 5 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will compete against Rutgers at home on Saturday at 11 am. 

This Day in Sports History

1887 – Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world. It took him 986 days as he traveled 13,500 miles.

1975 – NHL Boston Bruins Dave Forbes becomes the first athlete indicted for criminal assault for excessive violence during play; stick butt-end to the face of Minnesota North Star Henry Boucha, which caused permanent vision damage. Court case ends in hung jury, and a civil settlement is eventually reached. 

2000 – A day after accepting the head coaching position for the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns and moves to the New England Patriots.