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 with pregame at 9:15 am and kickoff at 9:30 tomorrow. Both teams will be leaning on their defense as the Warriors give up less than 14 points a game with Colton Leichty pacing the team in sacks, while the Hawks give up less than 7 points a game and have scored 9 defensive touchdowns on the season.
Braylyn Wagler will continue wrestling in college as she signed her letter of intent. 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 tomorrow 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. The wrestling team will host its first match Tuesday, November 29th, and bowling will get its season starter against Keokuk December 8th.
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 was able to hold off a fourth quarter surge by Culver-Stockton to win 67-62 last night. The Tigers shot 49% from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 38-18; however, Iowa Wesleyan struggled to hold on to the ball as they turned it over 22 times compared to just 8 for Culver-Stockton. Isabell West now has back-to-back games with a double-double as she led the team in points with 23 and rebounds with 14. Kyla Moore was second on the team with 16 points, followed by Megan Teal with 13. Their next game will be Monday, November 21st, against Oklahoma City University at 2 pm to start the Our Lady of the Lake Classic.
The Tigers men’s and women’s wrestling teams will be traveling to Simpson college to compete in a dual match tonight with the women starting at 6 pm and the men following at 7 pm.
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
1924 – Cleveland Bulldogs lose, 12-7 to Frankford Yellow Jackets at Dunn Field; ends 31-game undefeated streak; NFL and major-league football record.
1957 – Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell sets an NBA record of 49 rebounds as Boston beats Philadelphia Warriors, 111-89 at Boston Gardens.
1957 – University of Oklahoma Football team ends their NCAA record win streak at 47 games after losing 7-0 to Notre Dame at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.