Sports, November 22nd

Girls’ High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant’s season opener did not go to plan as Pella defeated the Panthers 72-19. The Dutch defense was tenacious, accounting for 27 steals, and the offense was unstoppable, burying 12 threes. Alexa Fuller led the Panthers with 7 points in the contest, while Kynlee White finished with 6 points and three offensive rebounds. The Panthers will stay on the road to take on Ottumwa on November 27th at 7:30 pm. 

Mediapolis showed off their offensive prowess last night against conference foe Danville as the Bulldogs won 80-41. Haley Steffener finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points off of 61.5% shooting from the floor. Hanna Wagenbach added 19 points with Grace Holsteen cashing in 14 points. 

Danville will travel to take on Burlington on November 27th at 7:30 pm. 

Mediapolis will host Central Lee on November 28th at 6 pm. 

Calamus-Wheatland brought the defense last night as the Warriors downed New London 57-5. The Tigers will compete against Van Buren County on November 28th at 6 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union suffered their first loss of the season to conference opponent Lone Tree 67-26 last night. The Wolves will take on Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday, November 28th, on the road at 6 pm. 

WACO’s fourth quarter comeback came up just short in a conference showdown against Pekin last night 43-42. Emma Wagler led the way with 15 points on the night with Brenna Graber contributing 8 points off the bench. 

Holy Trinity Catholic 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

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

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will host a triangular on November 28th with Mt. Pleasant also competing. 

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

The New London girls’ team will compete in a scramble on November 30th. 

The New London boys’ team will host a tournament on December 2nd. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will travel to West Burlington to compete against the Falcons on November 28th. 

High School Football

The Iowa Football Coaches Association/Iowa Print Sports Writers Association released their all-state teams and here’s some of our local players. 

For 8-player, Winfield-Mt. Union had four players make the team. Cooper Buffington was named 1st Team All-State as an offensive lineman. Cam Buffington nabbed 1st Team All-State linebacker for his 106.5 tackles, four sacks, 18.5 tackles for a loss, and one fumble recovery. Cole Milk’s five interceptions earned him 1st Team All-State defensive back. 

Abram Edwards was named 2nd Team All-State defensive lineman for his team leading 22.5 tackles for a loss and 11.5 sacks. He also tallied a pick-six. 

WACO’s Colton Leichty was named 1st Team All-State defensive lineman for his seven sacks, 18.5 tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries, and one interception on the season. Chase Waterhouse earned 2nd Team All-State offensive lineman. 

In Class A, Kaiden Amigon of Columbus was tabbed 1st Team All-State for his 1,860 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns for his senior season. 

In Class 2A for Mediapolis, Drew Miller’s 49.5 yard average for punts earned him 1st Team All-State punter. Chett Mohr was named defensive utility 1st Team All-State. Kyle Vorwerk earned 2nd Team honors at defensive lineman and Noah Schmidgall was named 2nd Team returner with a punt return touchdown on the season.  

Fort Madison’s Teague Smith was named 2nd Team linebacker for Class 3A. 

College Football

Iowa State University will end the regular season on Saturday, November 25th, against Kansas State in a road matchup at 7 pm. 

#20 Iowa will play on Friday, November 24th, at 11 am at Nebraska.  

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM. We will not be broadcasting the Cyclone game due to the Festival of Lights.

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team will compete in a Thanksgiving showdown tomorrow against VCU in a road matchup at 4:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will face off against Vanderbilt on Friday, November 24th, at 3:30 pm. 

The #2 Iowa women’s team will compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday at 6:30 pm against Purdue-Fort Wayne. 

The Iowa men’s team will face off against Oklahoma tomorrow at 2 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1950 – 7,021 fans see the Fort Wayne Pistons defeat the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 at Minneapolis Auditorium; lowest ever NBA score of 37 combined points.

2008 – Patrick Roy’s #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens.

2016 – The ‘Vegas Golden Knights’ is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team’s name.