Sports, November 17th

High School Football

An incredible season comes up just short for WACO as they fall 38-16 in the State Championship game to Remsen St. Mary’s, their 3rd State Championship.

The Warriors finish the season with a 13-1 record.

WACO Wrestling

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 tonight 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 American Midwest Conference (AMC) announced they will be letting Iowa Wesleyan back into the Conference for the 2023-2024 academic year. The last time Iowa Wesleyan was in the AMC was from 1993-1995 when the Conference was referred to as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference. Only two athletic programs out of the 18 offered by Iowa Wesleyan will not join the AMC, as football will continue competing in the North Star Athletic Conference and women’s wrestling will continue to compete in the Heart of America athletic conference.

The women’s wrestling team handled Simpson winning 31-8 with Camiya Cook, Faith Cole, Zoi Smith, Joanna Vanderwood, and Naida Abdikjanoiv all winning their matches with Destiny Campbell and Michaela Blume each winning by forfeit. The men’s wrestling team struggled as they fell to Simpson 40-12. Brent Ward and Adian Garay captured points for the Tigers, each winning by fall. The women’s team is back in action tomorrow for Day 1 of the Missouri Valley Open at 12 pm and the men will wrestle December 3rd at the Buena Vista Open.

The men’s basketball team’s next game is tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, November 18th, with the men running at 8:30 am and the women at 9:30 am. Coach Davis, Lily Garnsey, and Logan Lucas all will be guests on Tiger Nation this morning.

The women’s basketball team’s next game will be Monday, November 21st, against Oklahoma City University at 2 pm to start the Our Lady of the Lake Classic.

This Day in Sports History

1884 – Cops arrest boxer John L. Sullivan in the 2nd round for being “cruel.”

1940 – Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane.

1974 – Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event.