Sports, January 6th

High School Basketball

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to take on Lone Tree tonight, January 6th, with the girls’ team starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

The WACO Warriors will travel to play Pekin tonight with the girls’ scheduled to start at 6 pm.

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will play Fort Madison at home tonight. The boys’ team will be on the road to play the Bloodhounds with KILJ on the call with pregame at 7:15 pm.

The New London Tigers will be hosting Burlington Notre Dame tonight with the girls starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

Danville will host West Burlington tonight with the girls starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow. The girls’ team comes into the game 5-5 on the season while the boys’ team touts a 7-2 record.

The Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders will face off with Central Lee tonight with the girls going at 6:30 pm. For the Crusaders, the girls’ team is 4-4 and the boys’ team is 3-6 heading into the matchup. The Hawks girls’ team is also 4-4 with the boys’ team 2-7 after their last win over Columbus 68-46.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team competed last night at Iowa Valley High School against Iowa Valley, North Mahaska, and Sigourney. Against Iowa Valley the Panthers fell 59-15 with Avalos Ramirez-Jefferson picking up a win by decision, and Bowen Davis and Landon Beckler winning by fall. Sigourney also got the best of the Panthers 60-24. Ramzy Davis won by forfeit as Bowen Davis and Ramirez-Jefferson picked up wins by fall. William Birdsell was the lone Panther to score against North Mahaska as he won by fall. The boys’ team will compete against Washington Thursday, January 12th, on the road.

The girls’ team will be competing at the Highland Tournament this evening.

High School Bowling

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers girls and boys teams defeated Washington with the girls dominating the match 2,376 to 531 pins, while the boys picked up their first win of the season by 512 pins, 2, 380 to 1,868. The Panthers will be participating in the Rose Bowl tomorrow with Louisa-Muscatine being the host team.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The men’s basketball team, now 14-1 and rocking a 13-game winning streak, will compete against Crowley’s Ridge College for a CAC Classic tonight at 6 pm.

The women’s basketball team will look to get Coach Williamson his 275th career victory at Iowa Wesleyan this evening at 4 pm  at the Northern New Mexico Classic against Crowley’s Ridge College.

The women’s wrestling team will be back in action today and tomorrow for the NWCA Multi-Division National Duals Championship. Coaches Jake Kadel and Brendon Lunsford joined KILJ on Tiger Nation yesterday and discussed the opportunity at hand for his team over the next two days.

“Yes, so I think the expectation is always the same, just as long as they do out there and put forth their maximum effort is the most important thing. We have a good opportunity in front of us to compete against the best teams in the country and kind of prove ourselves… we’ll get good matches against other teams and kind of see where we stack up against other teams in the country.”

The men’s wrestling team will wrestle at Central Methodist University on January 10th.

The Tiger’s next indoor meet will be the Dutch Athletics Classic on January 14th.

This Day in Sports History

1951 – Indianapolis Olympians beat the Rochester Royals, 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes; also the longest game in NBA history.

1994 – US figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard at the US Championships in Detroit.

1995 – Atlanta Hawks’ coach Lenny Wilkens passes the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA’s all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories.