• Celebration All-Iowa first-round game for William Penn

    William Penn opens NAIA national tournament action March 13 against Dordt.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Opening opponents announced for William Penn wrestlers
    The NAIA has released its official brackets for this weekend’s 57th Annual National Championships and the first-round opponents for the four Statesmen qualifiers should make for competitive matches.

    March 6, 2014

  • Swimmers Swimmers collect medals at state meet
    The Oskaloosa YMCA swimmers enjoyed a great weekend swimming at the state meet.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Surge sends Penn back to nationals

    William Penn men's basketball team will be making another appearance at the NAIA NAtional Tournament next week.

    March 4, 2014

  • The man behind the microphone
    One of the best-known Statesmen is not known for his playing ability, but for his voice.

    February 25, 2014

  • Keota's inside game too much for Warhawks

    Keota has nearly cruised through the South Iowa Cedar League and continued that run on the Class 1A regional tournament Friday. 

    February 24, 2014

  • Rockets claim 4 state titles; earn team crown

    Saturday night was a perfect night for the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont wrestling team.

    The Rockets had four wrestlers going for a state title and all of them came through in a big way.

    Jeren Glosser (138 pounds), Blake Marolf (145), Tucker Black (152) and Tyler Foubert (160) wrestled their way to state titles to help Coach Brett Little claim Class 1A Coach of the Year honors.

    Foubert recorded a reversal and a three-point near-fall in the final 23 seconds to get a major decision in his match with Kallan Schmelzer of Southwest Valley thata gave the Rockets a 5-point lead on Alburnett for the team title..

    Alburnett's Dylan Windfield was pinned by Dale Hilleman of West Marshall, thus awaerding the state title to the Rockets.

    Here's how The Herald area wrestlers fared Saturday

    Class 3A

    120 — Kyle Briggs, Cedar Rapids Jeferson, dec. Skylar DeJong, Oskaloosa, 5-3, in seventh-place match. Finished 34-11 and in eighth place.

    182 — Sam Cook, Fort Dodge, dec. Mason Wisse, Oskaloosa, 4-0, in consolation semifinal Saturday. Wisse pinned Calvin Buchanan, Sioux City East :37 in fifth-place match. Finished 39-4 and in fifth place.

    Class 1A

    138 — Jeren Glosser, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont dec. Travis Cole, Highland Riverside, 6-2 in final. Finished 49-1 and is state champion.

    145 — Blake Marolf, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Bryce Paul, Alburnett, 7-1 in final. Finished 38-2 and is state champion

    152 — Tucker Black, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Noah Irons, Lake Mills, 4-2 in final Saturday. Finished 44-3 and is state champion.

    160 — Tyler Foubert, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, maj. dec. Kailan Schmelzer, Southwest Valley, 14-3 in final. Finished 42-4 and is state champion

    170 — Gavin Gremmel, Clarinda Academy, maj. dec. Dillon Pigsley, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 14-2 in consolation semifinal; Ryan Hageman, South Winneshiek, dec. Pigsley, 4-3 in fifth-place match. Finished 37-9 and in sixth place.

    February 22, 2014

  • Wisse collects fifth-place finish; DeJong eighth at state tourney

    Oskaloosa's Mason Wisse and Skylar DeJong earned podium finishes as did Dillon Pigsley Saturday at the state wrestling tournament.

    February 22, 2014

  • Rockets send four wrestlers to 1A finals

    Four Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont will be going for state titles Saturday night at the state wrestling tournament.

    February 21, 2014

  • Rockets advance five to semifinals

    Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont will have five wrestlers in Friday night's Class 1A semifinals at the state wrestling tournament.


    February 21, 2014

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