Written by John Kuhens on February 13, 2017


Boys Tournament basketball begins tonight.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will be covering the Class 1A District opener at Waco with the Warriors hosting Cardinal of Eldon.  Waco is 3-18 coming into the game with 2/3 of their wins against Cardinal.  OTHER AREA TOURNAMENT GAMES:  CLASS 2A DISTRICT:  At Wilton at 6:30 pm Mediapolis (6-16) vs Tipton and at 8 pm Wilton vs (13-8) Wapello.  L&M (4-17) at Mid Prairie, Davis County Plays Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at 6:30 pm at Albia followed by Van Buren (6-15) against Albia at 8pm.

The 18-2 Mt. Pleasant Panther boys’ basketball team wraps up the regular season at home tonight against Solon (12-7), freshman boys host the Spartans at 4:45 pm, followed by JV and varsity action.  KILJ will have score updates and a final game wrap with Koehler Wendt from Panther Gym.

Iowa Wesleyan women’s basketball team won at home Saturday afternoon over Westminster 66-53, Cairece Allen scored 18 points for the Tigers.

Iowa Wesleyan men’s team won also over Westminster 79-61, C.J. Singletary scored 20 points for the Tigers.

Iowa State men beat Oklahoma in Ames 80-64.

Iowa fell to Michigan State 77-66.

In girls Regional Tournament basketball, Mediapolis defeated Wapello 57-53,  Mepo advances to play at Sigourney Tuesday.  Central Lee beat Davis County 68-35.  Danville 50 Columbus Community 43, Van Buren/Harmony 53 Cardinal 27.



CLASS 1A:  106 lbs-Daniel Meeker Wapello runnerup.  113 lbs-Devon Meeker Wapello runnerup.   126 lbs-Zach Osborne Mediapolis runnerup.   145 lbs-Reno Chiri New London runnerup.   152 lbs-Brennan Swafford Mediapolis champion.   160 lbs-Rogan Pforts Wapello runnerup.   285 lbs-Cody Crawford Waco runnerup.

Class 2A:  106 lbs-Jarod Kadel Columbus Community-Winfield Mt. Union runnerup.   170 lbs-Tucker Morrison Columbus Community-Winfield Mt. Union Champion.

CLASS 3A:  Mt. Pleasant did not advance any wrestlers onto the state tournament, Zach Beason finished 3rd at 182 lbs. for the Panthers highest finish.


Iowa wrestlers beat Nebraska Sunday 27-9.  West Virginia beat Iowa State 22-12.  UNI beat Missouri 25-10.


Mt. Pleasant hosted the Southeast Conference bowling tournament for girls and boys teams.  Keokuk won the girls title with a 2672 score, Mt. Pleasant rolled a 2249 to place 3rd.  High roller for Mt Pleasant was Emma Overton with a 397.  Fairfield won the boys title with a 2883, Mt. Pleasant was 3rd at 2750, Clayton Sammons was the Panther high roller with a 410 series.