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The Oskaloosa boys swimming team finished up their season at districts on Saturday

Boys swimming

Indians finish season on a strong note

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Oskaloosa boys swimming team competed in the district meet in Cedar Rapids on Saturday where they swam for a spot at this week’s state meet. The Indians would record a lot of personal best times but would come up short of any qualifiers for state.

“This is what the boys have been working towards all season and their hard work definitely showed in how they swam and competed,” Oskaloosa head coach Rachel Brown said. “I saw a lot of the boys go out there and really compete and finish hard, which is something we have been working on all season. Although we will not be sending anyone on to state this week, all of these boys should be proud of what they were able to accomplish.”

The Indians had 10 personal best individual swims while their 200 medley and 200 free relays would both take seventh and their 400 free relay would take eighth.

Oskaloosa will lose five seniors seniors in Landon Briggs, Andrew Hols, Keygan Roberts, Aaron Scholes and Aaron Wilson.

“I would like to give a special shout out to ‘Coach Briggs’ who was not able to compete due to an injury. He still played a very important role in our team and was there Saturday coaching, cheering, and encouraging all of the boys to work hard and swim fast. I am so proud of this team that has really become a family over this past season.”

Personal best times:

Aaron Scholes: 50 Free 24.98 and 100 Breast 1:13.64

Keygan Roberts: 100 Free 55.81 100 Back 1:02.19

Aaron Wilson: 100 Breast 1:22.31

Jacob Jones: 200 Free 2:30 100 Free 1:01.16

Cooper Rupprecht: 100 Breast 1:08.95

Oliver Smith: 500 Free 6:24.62

Jackson Phillips-Sisul: 500 Free 6:17.71


200 Medley: Roberts, Rupprecht, Phillips-Sisul, Scholes finished 7th

200 Free: Wilson, Hols, Ingamells, Snyder 7th

400 Free: Smith, Jones, Snyder, Phillips-Sisul 8th

Girls basketball

No. 12 (1A) Martensdale-St Marys 57, Knoxville 37

MARTENSDALE — Knoxville was on the road on Monday to take on a very strong 1A opponent in Martensdale-St Marys with the Blue Devils grabbing a 20-point win.

The Panthers trailed 13-8 after one quarter of play with the Blue Devils steadily expanding their lead as the game went on from there.

Knoxville was held to 23% shooting and 4-of-23 from three with 19 turnovers.

Emma Dunkin would lead the Panthers with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block while Anna Buttell added eight points and three rebounds off the bench.

Knoxville (10-10, 6-6 SCC) wraps up the regular season at home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Fairfield (11-7).

Boys basketball

Martensdale-St Marys 68, Knoxville 55

MARTENSDALE — All finished with their conference play, Knoxville continued their non-conference stretch to finish off the season with a trip to Martensdale on Monday. The Blue Devils would use a strong second half to pull away and beat the Panthers.

Knoxville found themselves trailing 18-14 after the first quarter but came back to tie things up going into halftime against two-loss Blue Devils. But MSM would rally in the second half to outscore Knoxville 38-25 and come away with the win behind a 31-point output from Gavin Stott.

Landen Norris would score 25 points to lead the Panthers while Jack Bertrand also had a solid night with 17 points.

Knoxville (5-14, 5-7 SCC) is back home on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. to take on Bondurant-Farrar (11-5).


Pella swept by Bondurant-Farrar

PLEASANT HILL — In their final regular season dual of the season, the Pella bowling teams would both fall to Bondurant-Farrar with the boys losing 2813-2314 while the girls lost 2346-1874.

Alex Mitchel’s 327 two-game series would lead the boys with Elijah Ruckman following close behind with a 318. The girls saw Mallory Westerkamp bowl a two-game of 290 and Anna DeNooy finish with a 259 series.

Pella heads to Newton on Thursday at 9 a.m. for the conference meet.

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

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