We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

CENTERVILLE — The Oskaloosa Indians made the trek to Centerville Monday night to take on the highly-rated Big Reds. Both teams used three pitchers in the contest as they are now fine-tuning for the Class 3A District tourney opener on Friday night. And pitching was the difference in this game.

PELLA — It’s hard to believe, but in just under one month, Pella Christian has seen their season begin, grab a win at Principal Park and now end with their 2-0 loss to Cardinal in the first round of districts on Saturday.

KNOXVILLE – Knoxville Raceway fans rode out a lengthy rain delay and though the feature ended after 3 a.m., they were treated to another great night of racing. Brady Bacon took home $20,000 in his second consecutive Corn Belt Nationals championship aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. The Broken A…

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Indians stepped out of Little Hawkeye Conference play Friday night to host a former rival from their days in the South Central Conference, the Albia Blue Demons. It didn’t take long for the Indians to introduce the Blue Demons to baseball on the Little Hawkeye stage…

OSKALOOSA — A week of six games all against ranked opponents came to an end of Friday with No. 10 (4A) Oskaloosa dropping a pair of games to No. 9 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes. The Indians erased a large deficit in game one before ultimately losing 13-11. Osky’s bats were then silenced in game …

AP
  • Updated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

AP
  • Updated

CHICAGO (AP) — At long last, baseball is ready to go after opening day was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. With a myriad of potential problems circling a 60-game schedule, the whole season is truly a day-to-day proposition.

AP
  • Updated

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

AP
  • Updated

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85.

AP
  • Updated

PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, joining Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the sidelines.

OSKALOOSA — A flurry of early runs made it look like this one was going to be a shootout. Oskaloosa worked their way back from a couple of deficits but would come up just short in the end, losing on senior night to Washington, 9-8.

KNOXVILLE — Two different breed of cats tangled on the Knoxville diamond Thursday night with the black and gold Panthers taking a thrilling 7-6 win in game one and the maroon and gold Panthers from Mt. Pleasant turning the tables for a 12-2 win in the night cap.

AP
  • Updated

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.

AP
  • Updated

Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest.

PELLA — It wasn’t pretty, but it was entertaining. A toasty night at the ballfield saw a sloppy defensive game as the two teams would combine for 10 errors. It was a back-and-forth affair with six lead changes that would see Pella walk it off in the bottom of the seventh with a 7-6 win over …

KNOXVILLE — Two South Central Conference schools got together for baseball Wednesday evening and it was the Knoxville Panthers pounding the Indians from Clarke 13-0 behind the five-inning no-hit pitching of Carter Bailey. The only base runners the Indians would get would be by way of a coupl…

OSKALOOSA — Wyffels Hybrids hosted the racing action on the hottest night of the year Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. Despite the very hot night, racing went on as scheduled with a very swift program being run.

AP
  • Updated

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting temperature chec…

AP
  • Updated

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

AP
  • Updated

Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. Managers won't exchange lineup cards at home plate and basketball lineup introductions won't feature special high fives.

featured top story

KNOXVILLE — Senior night was a grand slam, literally, for the Knoxville Panthers on Tuesday night as they used a couple of long balls to help cap off their 9-7 comeback win over No. 11 (4A) Bondurant-Farrar.

AP
  • Updated

As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field.

AP
  • Updated

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA's social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

NEW SHARON — The North Mahaska Warhawks played host to the Tigers from Iowa Valley Monday night for a South Iowa Cedar League tussle. It was senior night and the lone senior starter for the Warhawks, Logan Shipley, tossed a splendid four-hit shutout to lead his team to a 7-0 win. Shipley wal…

AP
  • Updated

NEW YORK (AP) — Last month, when former Major League All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times” at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, the Red Sox were quick to back him up with a promise to fight racism.

AP
  • Updated

The NHL is in position to resume playing in less than a month — with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace through 2026.

AP
  • Updated

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who said the player had a noose around his neck.

This Week's Circulars