Sports, November 20th

Girls’ High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant will open their season with a road matchup against Pella tomorrow, November 21st. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Mediapolis will travel to compete against Danville tomorrow at 6 pm. 

New London will host Calamus-Wheatland tomorrow at 6 pm. 

Central Lee and Winfield-Mt. Union competed in a close matchup over the weekend and despite being outscored 11 to 6 in the fourth quarter, the Wolves walked away with a 27-26 victory. Jayden Mueller led the way with 7 points for the Hawks. Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Lone Tree tomorrow at 6 pm in a road matchup. Central Lee will take on Mediapolis on November 28th on the road. 

WACO will open up conference play against Pekin tomorrow in a road matchup at 7:30 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Keokuk over the weekend 64-27. The Crusaders will take on WACO on November 27th in a road matchup at 6 pm. 

Van Buren County will host Cardinal on November 27th at 6 pm to begin their season. 

The boys’ basketball season will officially begin on November 27th. 

High School Wrestling

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union competed at the Wilton Tournament over the weekend, finishing in 7th place. Quinn Smith, in the 130-pound weight class, Dakota Smith, in the 145-pound weight class, and Jada Moats, in the 190-pound weight class, all finished in third place for their respective weight classes. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will compete in an Invitational on November 27th at Fort Madison. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team’s next meet will be December 2nd at a tournament hosted by Wapello. 

WACO traveled to BGM over the weekend and was led by Rylee Rice’s first place finish for the 110-pound weight class. Elyssa Graber grabbed second place for the 105-pound weight class and Macy Bonebrake also took second place for the 190-pound weight class. 

The WACO girls’ team will compete tonight in a tournament hosted by West Liberty. 

College Football

Iowa State University held #7 Texas to just six points in the first half, but the Longhorns eventually found their stride to spoil the Cyclones’ senior night 26-16. Rocco Becht threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns, but the run game managed only nine yards. The Cyclones will end the regular season on Saturday, November 25th, against Kansas State in a road matchup at 7 pm. 

#20 Iowa has punched their ticket to the Big 10 championship after defeating Illinois 15-13 over the weekend to claim the West Division title. Kaleb Johnson rushed for a touchdown, while Deacon Hill tossed for 167 yards and a score in the winning effort. The defense has been unstoppable since their loss to Penn State, allowing just 9.7 points per game in their last seven games. The Hawkeyes will play on Friday, November 24th, at 11 am at Nebraska.  

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM. For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130.

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team is now 4-0 on the season after dismantling Grambling State yesterday 92-37. The Cyclones had five players finish with double-digit points with Tamin Lipsey leading the team with 17 points. Iowa State’s next game will be a Thanksgiving showdown against VCU in a road matchup at 4:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will host Southern tonight at 6:30 pm.

The #2 Iowa women’s team took down Drake yesterday 113-90. Caitlin Clark finished with a double-double, 35 points and 10 assists, while Kate Martin added another 25 points to the winning effort. The Hawkeyes will compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday, November 24th, at 6:30 pm against Purdue-Fort Wayne. 

The Iowa men’s team will face off against Oklahoma on Thursday, November 23rd, at 2 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1934 – Busher Jackson becomes  the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a period, notching all four in the third period of a 5–2 victory over the St. Louis Eagles.

1969 – Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

1988 – The inaugural Emerald Isle Classic was held at Lansdowne Road in Dublin with a crowd of 42,524 in attendance. It featured a 2–7 Boston College team beat the 8–1 Army Black Knights, 38–24. The first major college football game played in Europe.