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Since 2007, Pella holds the series advantage 10-3. Carlisle snapped Pella’s eight-game winning streak in the series in last year’s 42-36 victory.

The two have split their two matchups in the QuikStats era. Bondurant-Farrar won 28-12 in 2016 with Knoxville coming back the next year to win 20-14.

PELLA — The most important exercise for Central College’s Lindsey Blommers (sophomore, Pella) in training for a triathlon doesn’t require running shoes or a weight room squat rack.

OSKALOOSA — A good crowd filled the gym in Oskaloosa for Homecoming week as the Indians were set to do battle against No. 12 (4A) Pella. Osky would close out all three sets to pick up a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18) victory over the Lady Dutch on Tuesday night.

NEWTON — Some good runners were in town for Newton’s Invitational. Oskaloosa, Pella and Knoxville races against good competition as Norwalk swept the boys and girls team races.

KNOXVILLE -- The Knoxville Panthers have ruled the South Central Conference volleyball standings for the past three years and their play Tuesday night on the home court indicated that they have their sights clearly set on a four-peat. The Panthers wasted little time as they went through the …

GRIMES — The Pella Christian Eagles had tough task on Tuesday, traveling up north to play No. 14 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes. The Mustangs remain undefeated in conference play as they defeated the Eagles 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-18).

BROOKLYN – North Mahaska placed five runners in the top 10 at BGM Sept. 21 to run away with the team cross country title. The boys scored 32 points to easily outdistance Montezuma in second with 82 and GMG in third with 141. North Mahaska girls ran well but did not have enough runners to com…

Dates previously set for the 2020 IHSAA and IGHSAU cross country postseason will be split at next month’s meets to accommodate competition and crowds with COVID-19 related precautions. 

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses won-loss record, and total points at right:

LINCOLN, Neb. — The William Penn shotgun sports era began over the weekend and right out of the gate the squads showed they are for real with a strong showing at the Midland Ice Out.



OSKALOOSA — Cameryn Campbell (Sr., Jefferson City, Mo., Elementary Education) provided excellent defense to guide the Statesmen women’s volleyball team to two league wins last week and her efforts garnered her recognition as she was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Voll…

MORAVIA — The Statesmen men’s golf team returned to the links Monday for a 36-hole, one-day event and produced solid results as it competed at The W at The Preserve Tournament hosted by Indian Hills CC.



OSKALOOSA – A spirited affair on Drost Field saw William Penn men's soccer down 2-1 in the second half against the Ravens of Benedictine. Two goals, with the winner coming with just two minutes on the clock, saw WPU complete the comeback and take their first win in Heat of America Athletic C…

OSKALOOSA — In spite of its 3-0 loss to Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Benedictine Saturday, the William Penn women’s soccer team walked off the pitch with a positive feeling moving forward for this year and beyond.



PELLA — Seeking to maximize playing opportunities for its student-athletes while minimizing health and safety risks, Central College, in coordination with other American Rivers Conference institutions, will launch a modified winter sports competition schedules after Jan. 1.

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BONDURANT — Knoxville found themselves in Bondurant on Saturday against some quality teams at the Bondurant-Farrar Tournament. The Panthers would hold their ground and pick up some quality wins, defeating No. 11 (4A) Bondurant-Farrar, Winterset, No. 8 (3A) Nevada and Atlantic after losing to…

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska had a daunting task during their invitational volleyball tourney Saturday. Due to unforeseen circumstances neither of the varsity setters were available. That left the job to sophomore Caitlyn Sanders and freshman Colby Sampson. The pair combined for 24 assists. Sa…

GRINNELL — The Oskaloosa Indians made the trip up north to Grinnell Friday night to take on the Grinnell Tigers in a district encounter. The two long time rivals have had many competitive battles in the past and the Indians have held the recent edge, but on this night it was all Grinnell. Th…

PELLA — For a second consecutive week, a big first half from the Dutch proved to be the difference as they enjoyed a 35-14 victory over visiting North Polk on Friday night.

NEVADA — It was another tough night for Knoxville as they fell to a quality undefeated squad in Nevada, 57-7.

NEW SHARON – For three quarters North Mahaska was in striking distance of the pesky North Tama Redhawks. The final quarter unraveled with penalties and a stolen interception to allow the Redhawks to win 29-12.

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PELLA — When it looked like I-35’s running attack would tire the Pella Christian defense, the Eagles would come up with a big answer time and time again as they were able to knock off the eighth-ranked Roadrunners 21-18 on Friday night.

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Oskaloosa holds a 6-5 advantage in the series since 2009. The Indians have won the last four meetings after dropping six of the previous seven. Osky won last year 35-16.

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Pella is 2-0 against North Polk in the QuikStats era (since 2006). The Dutch won 41-13 in 2016 and 41-0 in 2017.

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These two have a lot of history and in recent history it has been all Pella Christian with the Eagles winning eight of the last nine meetings since 2007.

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Nevada has won both matchups in the QuikStats era (since 2006). The Cubs defeated the Panthers 19-15 in 2016 and 28-14 in 2017.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses won-loss record, and total points at right:

OSKALOOSA — Patrick DeRonde ran away with the individual title in the boys race for Oskaloosa at their home invite with a time of 17:48, 17 seconds ahead of second place while helping the team to a second place finish.

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PELLA — The Lady Dutch honored their four seniors before their match against Newton and they were probably relieved they didn’t have a third straight five-set conference match as they swept the Cardinals 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-17) on Tuesday night.

NORWALK — A few points either way can change a match. That was the case for Oskaloosa on Tuesday as the dropped a narrow five-set battle to Norwalk 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12).

PELLA — The Grinnell Tigers visited Eagle Lane Tuesday night for a Little Hawkeye Volleyball tussle and fell before the Pella Christian Eagles in overtime. The match was deadlocked at two games each and the fifth frame was needed to declare a winner.

KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Panthers improved their conference record to 3-0 on Tuesday after going to Bloomfield and coming away with a 3-1 (27-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18) victory over Davis County.

NEWTON — It’s already been a busy week for the Oskaloosa girls swim team. They competed against strong competition in Williamsburg on Monday before turning around for a double dual in Newton against Fairfield and NCMP.

NEW SHARON – Anytime North Mahaska and Lynnville-Sully confront each other on any type of field of play, one can certainly expect a battle. Monday’s South Iowa Cedar League volleyball match was no different. North Mahaska used a strong effort in the final set to win it 15-11.

OSKALOOSA — Bruce Polen’s career as a William Penn football player was a transcendent one, and the NAIA gave notice to it on Tuesday as he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 NAIA National Awards Day.



BONDURANT — The newest athletic program at Central College, the women’s triathlon team, competed for the first time Sunday morning at the CyMan Triathlon hosted by the Iowa State University Triathlon Club.

WAVERLY — Firing a career-best 74, Central College sophomore Delaney Underwood (Mitchellville, Colfax-Mingo HS) surged into a second-place finish at the Wartburg Fall Invitational women’s golf tournament Sunday.

ANKENY — The William Penn cross country team found themselves in Ankeny for the second week in a row as they participated in yet another Grand View Invitational Friday.



OSKALOOSA — The home opener for the Statesmen did not go as planned despite a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game. The Mustangs of Morningside played their way back into the game and despite some spirited attacks by the home side, William Penn fell by a final score of 2-1. The team is …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Statesmen women's volleyball team opened up conference play versus Evangel on Friday as part of three matches over the weekend. Also on the schedule for Saturday was a doubleheader against Central Baptist and the Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

OLATHE, Kan. — The 2020 football campaign kicked off for the Statesmen and despite some fumble troubles, William Penn put the foot on the gas and did not let up. Leading 21-7 at the half, the team did not allow points in the first or fourth quarters and cruised to a 30-13 victory. The first …

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