Sports, Monday, December 13th

Prep Wrestling: Area Wrestling from Saturday:

Panthers Take 6th at Grinnell

Mount Pleasant finished in 6th place at the Grinnell Tournament this Saturday, losing all five of their duals.

Webster City was the tournament champion, followed up by Bondurant-Farrar and Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Carson Coleman went 3-2 as did Frank Tousignant — both leading Mount Pleasant.

Coleman earned a tech fall and two forfeits. Gannon McNamee earned two fall victories for the Panthers, as well.

New London Earns Five Champions 

New London earned five individual championships and a runner-up team finish at the 14-team North Cedar Invite on Saturday.

Marcel and Dominic Lopez each won titles, as did Josh Glendening, Trent Wilkerson and Mavy Pope.

Solon was the team champion, with 207.5 points.

Belle Plaine finished in third.

WACO Placed Third at Tri-County

WACO received titles from Gage Samo and Louden Huisenga as the Warriors finished third overall in Saturday’s Tri-County tournament.

Samo won his championship match by decision over Joel DeJong of North Mahaska, while Huisenga took down his brother Michael DeJong, 10-4.

Pleasantville was the team champion, followed up by second-place Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.

ND 5-0; WMU-CC 1-4 at Colfax Tournament

The Notre Dame Nike wrestling team, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, rolled to a 5-0 team finish at the Colfax-Mingo Duals Saturday.

Blaine Frazier, C.J. Walrath and Isaiah Fenton were all five-time winners for the Nikes, amongst four others.

Columbus Community/Winfield-Mount Union ended 1-4, with their lone team win coming over the hosts.

Lane Scorpil was dominant for the Wildcats, finishing 5-0 with five fall wins.

Aney Dominates at Mid-Prairie 

Quienten Aney was crowned the 138 pound champion at the Colton Allen Memorial tournament at Mid-Prairie High School.

Mediapolis finished sixth in the team standings, with Alburnett taking the tournament championship.

Aney finished 5-0 to win the individual weight class championship, the No. 3 ranked wrestler in his class pinning all five of his opponents.

Women’s College Wrestling: Sunlin Stays Undefeated:

Iowa Wesleyan’s Alaina Sunlin went 4-0 at the talented Jewell Duals at William Jewell College, Saturday.

Sunlin picked up three tech fall wins and one by fall.

The sophomore remains unbeaten on the season.

Zoi Smith and JoAnna Vanderwood both had standout performances for the Tigers, as well.

The Tigers will be off until December 30th when they travel to Hoffman Estates, Illinois to compete in the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships.

Men’s College Wrestling: Wesleyan Wrestles at BVU:

Caelen Shannon placed fourth while Wyatt Nelson finished fifth at the BVU Open on Saturday.

Shannon earned a 14-7 win to start his day, also earning a 5-2 decision win.

Nelson earned two fall wins to secure his 5th place finish.

The Tigers will be back in competition this Wednesday, December 15th, in the Ruble Arena.

Iowa Wesleyan will host the Warriors of Waldorf University.

The opening match will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Men’s College Basketball: Wesleyan Wins in OT Thriller:

Joey Brown scored a game-high 29 points and five boards as Iowa Wesleyan secured a thrilling, 80-71 win Saturday over Bellevue University.

Former Fort Madison prep Kaleb Cresswell finished with 12 points and four rebounds as the Tigers won their second in a row.

The win improved the Tigers to 5-8 on the year.

Iowa Wesleyan will battle Quincy University this Wednesday on the road.

Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Travels North:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ basketball team will look to win their third game in a row tonight when the Panthers travel to take on Cedar Rapids Washington.

The Warriors are 1-2 on the young season.

Mount Pleasant is coming off a dominant home win Friday night over Keokuk, 49-32.

Dewon Trent poured in 20 points and 11 boards in that win and is the team’s leading scorer at 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds.

Payton Hagans is second with 13.5 points and five rebounds per game.

Cedar Rapids Washington has lost two straight following an opening season win over Bettendorf.

The Warriors fell last Friday to Kennedy 71-51.

Three-year starter Trajain Sain is the team’s offensive focal point.

Sain is averaging 16.3 points per game, shooting better than 37% from three.

Tonight’s game will tip at 7:30 p.m. and you can listen on FM 105.5 and

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have call.

The Panther girls’ will also be in action tonight. Curt Watson’s group will aim to get back into the win column as they travel to Benton Community.

Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Other area action tonight:

  • Centerville at Fort Madison
  • Keokuk at Clark County
  • Washington at Sigourney
  • Davis County at Cardinal