Sports, November 4th

High School Football

The WACO Warriors continue to dominate as they crushed Montezuma 52-7 last night at home. The Warrior defense took a shock to the system as Owen Cook connected with Garrett Watts for a 16-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. However, that group shut out the Braves the rest of the way as Simeon Reichenbach rushed for 264 yards and four touchdowns in the game. The Warriors will play next Wednesday at the UNI Dome, with KILJ on the call, to start the semifinal round as coach talked about the goals his team has been shooting for this season.

The other winners for 8-man football were Remsen St. Mary’s as they defeated G-T/R-A 63-14. Lenox eliminated Fremont-Mills 32-8 and Newell-Fonda outlasted Gladbrook-Reinbeck 46-36.

In Mt. Pleasant’s district, North Scott faces off against Waverly-Shell Rock and Iowa City Liberty hosts Carlisle tonight.

High School Volleyball

Volleyball season is now over with the State Championship games taking place yesterday. Here are the State Champs: in Class 1A Ankeny Christian won in five sets over Gladbrook-Reinbeck, in Class 2A Western Christian defeated Dike-New Hartford in five sets, Assumption won in straight sets over Sioux Center in Class 3A, in Class 4A Xavier defeated Clear Creek Amana in four sets, and Iowa City Liberty took home the State Championship over Pleasant Valley in four sets for Class 5A.

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 men’s basketball team is now on a two-game win streak as they won at home last night against Grand View University 74-63 with the Tigers pulling away in the second half. Henry Shannon led the team in points with 21 while also achieving a double-double with 11 rebounds. Four of the five starters for the Tigers finished with double-digit points. They’ll play Culver-Stockton College at home Tuesday, November 8th, at 7:30 pm.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete this morning, November 4th, at the 2022 Continental Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship with the men starting at 7 am and women running at 7:45 am. Coach Davis has high hopes for both of his teams as the Tigers currently have three runners projected to finish with a chance to run at Nationals.

The Tiger football team will end their season tomorrow, November 5th, on the road against Waldorf University at 3 pm.

Men’s and women’s wrestling gets underway at the Luther Hill Invitational tomorrow, November 5th, at 9 am.

The women’s basketball team’s next game will be November 9th at home against Mount Mercy University at 5:30 pm. They are currently 2-1 on the season

This Day in Sports History

1953 – New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk.

1976 – 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson is available.

1987 – NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989.