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  • Waterloo Leisure Services has openings for its Adult Basketball League that begins Jan. 9. League fee is $275 plus tax. Registration deadline is Jan. 2.
  • Registration is open for Waterloo Leisure Services’ youth basketball leagues for boys in grades 1-4 and girls in grades 1-3. League fees are $33 for all levels except 3rd-4th boys, which is $37.

For more information, call the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at (319) 291-0165 or go online at


  • Openings remain for men’s, women’s and co-ed Spring Adult Volleyball leagues in A, Upper B and B divisions at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in Waterloo.

League play runs for eight weeks beginning Jan. 7. Registration fee is $87 plus tax. For more information, call the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at (319) 291-0165 or go online at


  • University of Northern Iowa 184-pounder Drew Foster has been named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Foster, a senior from Burlington, won his weight class at the prestigious Midlands Championships over the weekend, helping UNI to a runner-up finish that was the best in program history.

Foster put together a technical fall, a pin, two major decisions and a 3-2 win over Iowa’s Cash Wilcke for his title.


  • Wartburg College athletes Emma Gerdes of Cedar Falls, Jaran Sabus of Urbandale and Cross Cannone of Trumbull, Conn. each won American Conference honors for their respective sports the conference released Wednesday.

Gerdes was named the women's basketball player of the week after averaging 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals as the Knights went 3-0 in Las Vegas. The junior had a career-high 20 points in a 60-40 win over No. 3 St. Thomas.

Sabus averaged 24.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists as Wartburg went 2-1 last week. He had a double-double, 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win over SUNY-Poly.

Cannone, the defending national champion ranked No. 1 at 157, went 3-0 at the Desert Duals, where he also recorded his 100th career victory. This is the fifth time a Knight wrestler has won the ARC award this season.

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