Sports, November 28th

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team’s late surge came up just short as Cedar Rapids Washington defeated the Panthers 68-57. Turnovers dictated the first half of this game as the Warriors’ transition offense led to easy lay-ups on the other end, giving Cedar Rapids Washington a 34 to 24 lead at halftime. Christian Stacy, one of the many young players on the Mt. Pleasant roster, helped inch the Panthers back into the game by scoring 9 of his 13 points in the second half. Head Coach Eric Rawson talked about how important the sophomores will be to this team’s success. 

Payton Hagans and Nate Stroud turned in quality minutes with Hagans cashing in for 24 points and Stroud thundering home 15 points to keep the Panthers in the game. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ fell to Ottumwa last night 52-29. The Panthers will take on Burlington on Friday, December 1st, with the girls’ playing at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. Coach Rawson talked about the upcoming conference matchup. 

The Danville girls’ team fell to Burlington in a road matchup last night 62-41. 

Danville will face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tonight with the girls’ going at 6 pm. 

Mediapolis will host Central Lee tonight with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow. 

The Van Buren County girls’ team lost to Cardinal to open the season last night 48-41. 

The New London girls’ and boys’ will compete against Van Buren County tonight with the first game starting at 6 pm. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will take on Louisa-Muscatine tonight on the road at 6 pm with the boys’ game scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic swept WACO in a road matchup last night. For the girls’ game, the Crusaders started the game fast with a 12 to 0 run and kept up that pace, winning 62-31. The Warriors were led by Brenna Graber’s 10 points, while the Crusaders had four players end with double-digit points as Natalie Randolph scored 19 points. 

On the boys’ side, WACO had the lead for most of the game, but Holy Trinity Catholic’s nine three pointers gave the Crusaders the push needed for a 59-50 victory. Hunter Hughes and Colton Leichty combined for 36 points, while Layne Rung and Luke Hellige each scored 23 points for the Crusaders. WACO will look to get back in the win column on Friday at home against Wapello with the girls’ playing at 6 pm. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will host a triangular today 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 and WACO girls’ teams will compete in a scramble hosted by Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union on Thursday, 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 today.

College Football

Iowa State University will be assigned a bowl game on December 3rd. 

#18 Iowa will compete for the Big Ten Championship on December 2nd at 7:15 pm against Michigan. 

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team will travel to take on DePaul on Friday, December 1st, at 7:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team will look to get back in the win column against St. Thomas tomorrow, November 29th, at 7 pm on the road. 

The #5 Iowa women’s team will take on Bowling Green on December 2nd at home at 12:30 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will take on North Florida tomorrow at 8 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1929 – Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets an NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals’ 40–6 rout of the Chicago Bears; Nevers scored an NFL record six touchdowns and four extra points.

1975 – Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins.

1981 – Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes the winningest coach in college football history when the Rolling Tide beats Auburn 28-17 in the Iron Bowl. It’s Bryant’s 315th career victory, surpassing Amos Alonzo Stagg for most wins.