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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles.

CARBONDALE, Ill. —Lance Jones scored 20 points and Barret Benson scored 13 with six rebounds and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 68-66 on Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the December Player of the Month awards.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn Assistant Football Coach Aaron Hinnah recently spent time with other coaches around the nation in hopes of improving their sport.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas suspended forward Silvio De Sousa indefinitely Wednesday in the first punishment handed out by coach Bill Self following a melee near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks’ game against rival Kansas State.

OTTUMWA — The Oskaloosa Indians boys varsity team entered Tuesday’s game against Ottumwa having played four games in the last eight days, and coming off a home victory against Chariton on Monday.

OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s volleyball team hit the court for the first time ever Tuesday and treated the fans packed into the Penn Activities Center to a full five sets before eventually succumbing to Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Clarke University 3-2.

OTTUMWA — The Oskaloosa Indians freshman boys basketball team suffered a loss to the Ottumwa Bulldogs 68-42 Tuesday night at Evans Middle School, bringing their season record to 6-6.

PELLA — In one of the season’s most complete team efforts, the Central College women’s basketball team notched its second straight win, outlasting Nebraska Wesleyan University 81-71 Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s volleyball team is prepared to make its highly anticipated debut as the program will play its inaugural season in 2020.

MARSHALL, Mo.—The William Penn men’s wrestling team battled against a massive field, consisting of almost all NAIA programs, as it competed at the Missouri Valley Invitational Friday and Saturday.

ADDISON, Ill. — Both the men’s and women’s bowling teams from William Penn were in action over the weekend at the Kegel ISBPA Collegiate Classic in Addison, Illinois. 47 teams competed at the event and the Statesmen were in the thick of it right form the start.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NEW YORK —Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

WACO, Texas —Davion Mitchell took the inbound pass for No. 2 Baylor at the end of the first half, quickly worked his way down the court and stopped just short of the 3-point line on the right wing and got fouled, just as he expected.

DES MOINES—The Drake University men’s and women’s basketball teams officially unveiled special Des Moines’ Hometown Team uniforms that will be worn during the team’s upcoming Des Moines Hometown Team Weekend, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1.

PELLA—Brad Steele, a former high school head coach and national qualifier at the University of Wyoming, has joined the Central College wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

DUBUQUE—Another scrappy defensive effort finally translated into an American Rivers win for the Central College women’s basketball team Wednesday 59-46 at the University of Dubuque.

DUBUQUE—Forward Caden Mauck (junior, Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs South HS) and guard Adam Flinn (junior, St. Louis, Mo., Lafayette) combined for 52 points but the Central College men’s basketball team was still outscored 97-82 at the University of Dubuque Wednesday night.

KNOXVILLE —CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana, was named the 2019 “Driver of the Year” on Wednesday by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time.

Fayette, Missouri—The Statesmen found a way to pull out a gritty victory on the road against a game Central Methodist squad.

Fayette, Mo.—The Statesmen women’s basketball team notched a signature win on the road Wednesday as it rallied to upset #8 Central Methodist 62-60 in overtime in a Heart of America Athletic Conference battle.

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Oskaloosa wrestlers competed against Albia on Tuesday night, where the Indians won 54-21 overall.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s basketball program has gained two positions nationally as the NAIA released its third Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA The Statesmen women’s basketball team continues to be a player on the national scene as the NAIA released its third Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls basketball teams played their second Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader in as many days Tuesday night, against the Indianola Indians.

KNOXVILLE—Ryan Newman, NASCAR veteran, and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 will be signing autographs at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth on Friday at 3 p.m. The booth is located at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals trade show at the Tulsa Expo Center.

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OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls varsity basketball teams both headed up Highway 163 Monday night to Pella’s home floor for Little Hawkeye Conference double-header action.

HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

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