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OSKALOOSA — The Indians had a great year on the lanes as both teams just missed out on state as a team but both finished in the top three at conference.

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PELLA — Rod Blunck has been head coach at Pella Christian for almost two decades. This year he sees his team having a lot of promising pieces after losing seven boys and six girls to graduation from last year’s teams.

PELLA — Pella loses their top bowlers from a year ago but they remain optimistic that increased depth with make up for that loss.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Goodson ran for 87 of his 111 yards in the second half and Zach VanValkenburg recovered Adrian Martinez's late fumble to secure Iowa's 26-20 win over Nebraska on Friday.

LAMONI — Six players reached double figures as the William Penn women’s basketball team pulled out to a huge lead and held on down the stretch for an 87-74 Heart of America Athletic Conference win over Graceland Saturday.

LAMONI – The William Penn men's basketball team had defeated Graceland the past four contests, but WPU had quite the scrap on its hands Saturday night. While WPU never trailed, GU remained within striking distance until the final few minutes. The navy and gold dominated the final five of the…

NEW SHARON – When Ryan Groom’s North Mahaska wrestling team gets on the mats this season, it will be all business as the team sets its sights on qualifying multiple wrestlers for the state meet in February. Two competitors have already seen action on the big floor at Wells Fargo and hope to …

NEW SHARON – In many ways this season will be a rebuilding year for the North Mahaska Warhawks. Girl’s coach L.E. Moore has to replace five starters and a sixth man from a team that finished 20-3 last season. However, Moore and his team view it as a chance to continue a tradition of strong play.

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska enters the 2020-21 boys’ basketball campaign with plenty of hope based on experience and a deep bench. The Warhawks return 13 letterwinners including five seniors from last year’s 12-10 team. Those facts bring a smile to coach Seth Streebin’s face as he begins his …

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It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have struggled to match.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona's doctors on Sunday, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star that caused a wave of grief across the country.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller was playing around with a teammate a couple months ago when she kicked a soccer ball through the uprights from 45 yards away. She joked about being able to kick a football with teammates during the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament.

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BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday.

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BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honor…

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic was considered by many coaches to be the biggest opponent for Big Ten Conference teams coming into this virus-delayed football season, and it certainly has been.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa continues to build up a solid wrestling program. Fifth-year head coach Chase Weber saw the numbers go up again this year as he has 50 wrestlers signed up at the start of the season, up from 35 last year and 23 the year before that.

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Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference, which is down to four games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma's game at West Virginia was postponed because of positive COVID tests and contact tracing for the Sooners:

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth scored 26 points as Western Kentucky beat Northern Iowa 93-87 on Wednesday in the first round of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

CARLISLE — North Mahaska traveled to Carlisle Tuesday for a Pride Game and came away with a 46-36 victory. The game does not count in season standings but is used to prepare teams for season openers next week. North Mahaska opens the season Dec. 1 when they host Montezuma.

MARSHALL, Mo. — The Statesmen women’s basketball team knocked down 13 three-pointers and played strong defense after intermission to pull away from Missouri Valley for a 74-52 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory Tuesday.

ORANGE CITY — In a quick dual that went down to the last match of the night, the William Penn men’s wrestling team fell 30-27 to Northwestern in non-conference action Tuesday.

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