Sports January 9th, 2019Written by Koehler Wendt on January 9, 2019
Local area boys basketball:
-New London was explosive on offense and had lock down defense against Central Lee 79-29, Isaac McSorley scored 25 points for the Tigers and Jadon Hawk had 12 points for Central Lee.
-West Burlington beat Van Buren 54-39. Jonah Marlow led the Falcons with 21 points and Mason McDonough led all scorers and Van Buren with 22 points.
-#2 North Scott won 53-39 over Burlington. Cortavius Seales had 21 points for North Scott and Michael Alexander had 11 for the Greyhounds.
-Pekin dominated their way to a 76-24 win over Winfield-Mt Union. Cameron Millikin led Pekin with 20 points and Ty Yocum had 9 for the Wolves.
-Danville won 65-46 over Holy Trinity. Max Wilcox scored 16 points for the Bears and Matt Hellige scored 19 for the Crusaders
-Mediapolis defeated Columbus 72-35. Ben Wolgemuth led the Bulldogs with 19 points and Eric Valdez had 24 points for Columbus.
Local area girls basketball:
-Notre Dame beat Cardinal 77-46. Katy Stephens led the Nikes with 23 points and Alexia McClure had 19 for Cardinal.
-#13 Van Buren defeated West Burlington 39-30. Van Buren’s Isabel Manning scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Sydney Marlow led the Falcons with 13.
-#3 North Scott dominated Burlington 64-14. Grace Boffeli led the Lancers with 22 points.
-Mediapolis cruised to a 68-20 win over Columbus. Maya Johnson had 25 points for the Bullettes and Ingrid Montero had 6 for Columbus.
-Pekin won 45-24 over Winfield-Mt Union. Zoey Wright scored 19 points to lead the Panthers and Jenna Buffington scored 11 points to lead the Wolves.
-#7 Central Lee locked the New London Tigers down in a 59-21 victory. Emily Fuller had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, Alisha Boles had 6 for the Tigers.
-Holy Trinity won a defensive 29-26 game over Danville.
-Fairfield picked up a 47-35 win over PCM.
Sports scheduled for Mt Pleasant:
Thursday: Bowling has varsity duals against Keokuk at the Iris Bowling Center at 1pm
Varsity and JV girls basketball hosting Danville in Panther Gym, JV game at 6 and varsity at 7:30pm
JV and varsity wrestling will be on the road at Washington starting at 6:30pm
Friday: Basketball double header with Fairfield in Panther Gym, JV girls will play at 4:45 in Panther Gym while JV boys play at Mt Pleasant Middle School. Then the freshman boys team will play at 6 and followed by the girls team, both games at the middle school. Varsity girls game will start at 6:15pm and the boys game will follow at 7:45pm.
Saturday: Varsity wrestling will be competing in a tournament in Centerville starting at 9:30am. Other schools wrestling include Bondurant-Farrar, Centerville, Chariton, Columbus Junction, Creston, Fairfield, Interstate 35, Kirksville, Knoxville, Ottumwa, PCM, St Joseph Lafayette, Van Buren, and Winterset.
Varsity boys basketball will be playing in the Wells Fargo Shootout in the US Cellular Center against Camanche at 1:15pm.
Coming up on Friday night we will be broadcasting the Southeast Iowa Superconference matchup in Danville where the Bears will host rival New London in a double header. Girls game will be at 6pm and the boys game will be at 7:30. Both games will be on 105.5fm and kilj.com.
Iowa Wesleyan basketball is on the road tonight for another conference double header at Greenville against the Panthers. The Iowa Wesleyan women’s team will be looking to carry their new year momentum into this game, the Tigers are 2-0 in 2019. Game time is 5:30pm. The Iowa Wesleyan men’s team will be looking to build off their last game which was a road win over MacMurray. Their game with the Panthers will begin around 7:30pm tonight.
Iowa is on the road for a Big 10 conference game at Northwestern. Game time is 8pm and pregame coverage will begin at 7pm on 105.5fm and kilj.com.
The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) is pleased to announce its first interscholastic Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Championships January 19, 2019 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. The 2019 championship event conducted by the IWCOA marks the end of the second season in which IHSAA member schools offered females the opportunity to compete in girls’ divisions. All eligible girls competing on wrestling teams sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools and included on their rosters are eligible to participate. This event counts as one of the wrestler’s 17 competition dates allowed during the season by IHSAA rules.
The event will feature ten weight classes and the top six place winners will be recognized in each weight class. The top three teams will also be recognized, as team scores will be kept for the girls’ division, with a maximum of ten participants able to score points for their school team.
Nationally, girls wrestling participation has nearly doubled since 2014 with more than 16,000 athletes competing during the 2017-18 season, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). IHSAA member high schools had 93 girls participating in wrestling last season when Ogden and Independence High Schools made history by offering the first in-season girls’ divisions. With new competition opportunities and teams recruiting and creating opportunities for their school’s female wrestlers, participation in Iowa has increased to 157 girls.