Sports, November 9th

High School Football

The WACO Warriors clash with Newell-Fonda this afternoon at 1 pm with pregame at 12:45 here on KILJ. Remsen St. Mary’s the number one team in 8-man football will face off against Lenox at 4 pm to see who will play in the State Championship.

The only team left in Mt. Pleasant’s district is North Scott as they will play Xavier at 7 pm tomorrow, November 10th.

Mt. Pleasant Girls Basketball

Andrea Lopreato held her signing day yesterday afternoon surrounded by friends and family, as she will be bringing her basketball talents to Black Hawk College next year as she will be majoring in Business. Lopreato averaged a double-double last year with 21 points a game with 10 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field with her best game coming against Burlington where she scored 35 points, collected 10 rebounds, and tallied 7 steals. Coach Watson explained how important she is to the team. She  also discussed what went into her decision to choose Black Hawk. A quick milestone coming up for Lopreato will be 1,000 career points as she is less than 50 points away. Coach Watson discussed his high expectations for the team coming into the season. Their first game is at home at 7 pm against Pella on November 22nd.

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 cruised to a 20-point victory last night at home against Culver-Stockton College 74-54. Allante Pickens led the Tigers in points with 19 on the night off of 50 percent shooting from the floor and tallying 5 assists. Pickens, Joey Brown IV, and James Evans II each had 3 threes on the night. The Tigers move to 4-1 on the season with their next game being Friday, November 11th, against East-West University at 5:30 pm.

The men’s wrestling team will be wrestling tonight at 6 pm against St. Ambrose University and Cornell College.

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

The women’s wrestling team will be back in action at William Penn University at 7 pm tomorrow, November 10th.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will have Logan Lucas and Lily Garnsey run at the 2022 National Championship meet November 18th with the men running at 8:30 am and the women at 9:30 am.

This Day in Sports History

1953 – Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from antitrust laws.

1991 – Houston’s Roman Anderson is the first in the NCAA to kick 400 pts.

2021 – 105 year old Julia Hawkins sets world record as first woman and first American her age to run 100 meters in the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games.