Sports, November 15th

High School Football

The WACO Warriors will be playing in the State Championship for the first time in school history against Remsen St. Mary’s in a battle of the unbeatens this Thursday at 9:30 am here on KILJ. The Warriors will be leaning on Simeon Reichenbach to lead the offense, while the Hawks will lean on dual threat quarterback Cael Ortmann to get past the outstanding pass rush the Warriors tout.

WACO Wrestling

Braylyn Wagler will continue wrestling in college as she signed her letter of intent yesterday. She will be taking her talents to Cornell College in Cedar Rapids next year. She will be looking to build upon her 8th place finish in the State Tournament last year when the season gets started this Saturday, November 19th, at a tournament at BGM.

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting a Winter Meet the Players Night Thursday, November 17th starting at 7 pm when the Athletic Booster club serves concessions. They will start introducing teams at 7:30 pm with the order being: Bowling, Wrestling, Cheerleaders and Dance, and Basketball. The Dance Team will perform at 7:50 pm, then the JV Girls basketball team will scrimmage followed by the Freshman/JV Boys basketball team. At 8:30 pm, the Varsity Girls basketball team will scrimmage and the Varsity Boys will round out the night with their own scrimmage scheduled to start at 8:50 pm.

The girl’s basketball season starts next Tuesday, November 22nd, at home against Pella at 7 pm. They will be led by Andrea Lopreato as she signed with Black Hawk College last week. Boys basketball will travel to Mid-Prairie to participate in the Mid-Prairie Jamboree next Monday, November 21st. The first boy’s game that will be broadcast on KILJ will be their game on November 28th when they take on Cedar Rapids Washington on the road.

Elementary Basketball Tournament

Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team comes into tonight’s game against Culver-Stockton College with a 4-2 record. The game will start at 6 pm.

The Tigers men’s and women’s wrestling teams will be traveling to Simpson college to compete in a dual match November 16th.

The men’s basketball team’s next game is Friday, November 18th, against Waldorf University at 7:30 pm for the Cobble Inn & Suites Classic.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will have Logan Lucas and Lily Garnsey run at the 2022 National Championship meet November 18th with the men running at 8:30 am and the women at 9:30 am.

This Day in Sports History

1964 – Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas.

1970 – Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his “greatest victory.”

2015 – Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia.