Oskaloosa picked up their fourth straight win on Tuesday

Girls basketball

Oskaloosa 49, Burlington 31

BURLINGTON — The Oskaloosa girls basketball team continued their strong start to the season by winning their fourth straight game on Tuesday at Burlington.

During this run, the Indians have relied on great defense where they have held their opponents to an average of 37 points per game.

Oskaloosa used that defense to jump ahead 9-3 after the first quarter and were able to build their lead from there, holding Burlington to 29.4% shooting. The Indians also attempted nearly double the amount of shots thanks to 11 steals and 17 offensive rebounds.

Addi Carter would lead Osky with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Presley Blommers also finished in double figures with 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Oskaloosa (5-1, 1-1 LHC) hosts Norwalk (3-3, 1-1 LHC) on Friday at 6:15 p.m.

Knoxville 58, Davis County 46

KNOXVILLE — The Panthers were able to snap a three-game skid on Tuesday with their win over Davis County.

Knoxville came out firing and were able to take a 15-6 lead into the second quarter and hold onto their advantage from there.

It was a strong offensive performance with four girls scoring in double figures for Knoxville, who shot 44.2% from the field and was 7-of-14 from three despite struggles at the free throw line (5-of-15).

Knoxville had a big night on the boards led by a double-double from Brittany Bacorn, who had 10 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and one steal. Anna Buttell was their leading scoring with 13 points, one rebound, three assists and two steals. Charlee Heffron had 11 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block while Emma Dunkin did a little bit of everything with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and seven steals.

Knoxville (3-3, 1-2 SCC) will go to EBF (6-1, 2-1 SCC) on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Davis County 62, Knoxville 58

KNOXVILLE — A seesaw affair saw Knoxville fall just short in a great matchup against Davis County on Tuesday.

Knoxville ended the first quarter with an 18-13 lead only for Davis County to bounce back with a 21-12 second quarter to take a four-point lead into halftime. The second half stayed close but the Mustangs were able to hold on for the win.

Davis County got a massive game from Dalton Reeves, who finished with 21 points, 22 rebounds and two steals as the Mustangs controlled the glass 52-38 in a high-pace game.

Knoxville was not shy from three-point land as they shot 11-of-48 (22.9%) from deep in the contest.

Freshman Gabe Clark led with 15 points and two rebounds for the Panthers while fellow freshman Landen Norris added 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Knoxville (1-3, 1-2 SCC) heads to EBF (4-0, 3-0 SCC) on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

Boys swimming

Oskaloosa races at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Oskaloosa boys swimming team was in the pool at Williamsburg on Tuesday as they raced against the likes of Williamsburg, Centerville and Vinton-Shellsburg.

Junior Payton Snyder continues to lower his 100 freestyle time as she swam a personal best time of 1:02.15 on Tuesday.

“Over the last two seasons Payton has swam a variety of races and over the last couple of meets he has really started to excel in the 100 freestyle,” Oskaloosa head coach Rachel Brown said. “He is getting closer and closer to his goal of being under 1:00.”

Jacob Jones is another one that is seeing his 100 free time drop. His first time trial this season saw him swim a 1:19 but Tuesday he would bring that time down to 1:06.

“Jacob is new to the sport of swimming but you would not know that just from watching him swim,” Brown said. “He has come such a long way this season and that showed tonight when I challenged him with swimming the 100 freestyle for the first time.”

Freshman Oliver Smith raced in the 200 freestyle for the first time and was able to come away with a third place finish with a 2:20.94.

“Oliver has been sick over the last two weeks and has only had a handful of practices before competing last night,” Brown said. “I challenged him by putting him in the 200 freestyle and he had an amazing swim.”

Oskaloosa will host their lone home meet on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights from the meet:

Medley Relay: (Roberts, Rupprecht, Briggs, Scholes) placed 4th

50 Freestyle: Briggs 7th, Rupprecht 8th 

100 Freestyle: Briggs 6th, Scholes 8th, Snyder 10th

500 Freestyle: Roberts 3rd 

200 Relay: (Scholes, Rupprecht, Smith, Briggs) placed 3rd 

100 Backstroke: Roberts 4th

100 Breaststroke: Rupprecht 3rd, Scholes 7th, Wilson 9th

400 Relay: (Smith, Jones, Snyder, Roberts) 3rd


Indians pick up split against Pella, Davis County

OSKALOOSA — The Osky bowlers hosted Pella and Davis County on Monday and were able to beat Pella but fall to Davis County.

The Indian girls only lost to Davis County by eight total pins. Abby Drost would lead the way with a 164 high game and a two-game series of 310. Kaylee Haugen finished second on Osky with a 160 high game and 296 series. Oskaloosa head coach Tony Witt hopes the girls can continue to try and find spares when they can.

The boys saw Trey VanWyk lead the charge with a 256 high game and two-game series of 459. VanWyk’s average is now up to 217 on the season.

“The boys were missing Jarrett Czerwinski for the bowling meet, but everyone stepped up and bowled a very competitive meet,” Witt said. “I was very proud of how the new guys stepped up their game in our first home meet of the season and it is always nice to beat Pella. The boys are all working hard outside of practice to reach our goals at the end of the season.”

Oskaloosa will get some time to work on their games as they are off until 2022.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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