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.

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 …

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.

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.

OSKALOOSA — A new era of Oskaloosa basketball starts this year with Xavier Foster moving on to Iowa State and first year head coach Brandon Lenhart taking over for Ryan Parker. The Indians look to sport a hard-nosed team that can lead them to a winning season.

OSKALOOSA — Lakyla Moore (Jr., Norfolk, Neb.) posted a pair of big performances last week and her efforts resulted in her earning Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week laurels Monday.

OSKALOOSA — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association held their football all-state meeting virtually on Sunday due to COVID-19. Five area boys were selected to those teams.

PELLA — The young Lady Dutch recorded their seventh straight winning season last year despite having only one senior. This year, they return five letter winners and are looking for another successful season.

OSKALOOSA — Despite not having even seen the competitive mat yet, the William Penn women’s wrestling team, in its inaugural campaign, is already a player on the national scene as the NAIA released its first poll.

CANTON, Mo — Last year, men's basketball put up a win against Culver-Stockton in Canton, but the Wildcats caught fire from deep late in the second half to give the Statesmen a scare. William Penn would have none of that this year, as they cruised to their third game of triple-digit points, n…


OSKALOOSA — A new season brings new opportunities for the Oskaloosa girls basketball team. After going 18-5 in the 2012-13 season, the Indians have won 17 games in the past seven years. TC Cunningham is set to take over at head coach after three years as an assistant, trying to get Osky back…

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KNOXVILLE — The Panthers have a lot of reasons to be excited for the upcoming season. Last year was a tale of two halves for Knoxville, who started out 11-3 before losing seven of their final eight games. The Panthers return a lot of talent as they eye a potential conference title and a deep…


PELLA — After going through a difficult season, Pella Christian finished strong winning three of their last four games. They return a two-time first team all-conference center as they will look to get back to their winning ways.


OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa High School volleyball banquet was held at George Daily Auditorium on Nov. 13. Andrew Langkamp presented Coach Jennifer Comfort and the varsity volleyball team a check for the Oskaloosa Booster Club from Langkamp Funeral Chapel for their sponsorship of $3 for every …

DES MOINES — Men's basketball renewed their rivalry with Grand View on Wednesday night and never let off the gas pedal. Scoring early and often, William Penn controlled the game to take a 118-93 victory, never trailing in the course of the game. In the process, the team set a new high-score …

WAUKEE — The William Penn shotgun sports team has another impressive showing as it concluded its inaugural fall season with a runner-up showing at the Iowa Conference 100-100-100 last Saturday.

DES MOINES — The Statesmen women’s basketball team shot well enough to walk off victorious Wednesday, but struggles on the glass and in ball control kept the squad winless as it fell 74-64 to Grand View in its Heart of America Athletic Conference opener.

NEW SHARON – Members of the North Mahaska football and their coaches celebrated the end of the season at its annual banquet Thursday, Nov. 12. Due to COVID concerns only players and coaches were allowed to attend. The event was also livestreamed.

PELLA — For the fourth time in her career, Central College women’s tennis player Karleigh Schilling (Swisher, Cedar Rapids Prairie HS) was named an American Rivers All-Conference performer in singles and doubles Thursday.


OSKALOOSA — Junior outside hitter Faith DeRonde makes her first appearance on the IGCA All-State team, earning a second team all-state nod after leading Oskaloosa to a fantastic season where the Indians finished 21-8 and earned a trip to the regional finals.

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PELLA — The Pella Christian boys basketball team is facing a major turnover this season after losing 11 seniors from a veteran team that finished 13-11 and made a run to the state tournament quarterfinals. On top of that, they will be christening in a new head coach in JD Boer, who comes ove…

NEW SHARON – Let’s play basketball. That was the phrase coming from William Penn men’s basketball recruit Addy Bollman. The 6-foot-9-inch Bollman inked his name to a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday.

PELLA — While remaining sensitive to local health and safety conditions, Central College officials released details of previously announced tentative winter and postponed fall-season sport athletics schedules.

PELLA — Kevin Sanger, a former Central College standout athlete and coach, will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Football Hall of Fame Friday.


PELLA — Coming off of the school’s 17th state tournament birth, Pella head coach Derek Schulte will look to replace nine seniors from last year’s 19-6 squad that led Class 3A in scoring. It will be a tall task but with a good group of guards and shooters, the Dutch have the potential to be a…

KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Panthers are coming off of their best season in a decade as they went 20-3 last year, winning 20 games for the first time since 2009-10. The challenge this year will be replacing one of the best players in program history in Katie Keitges, who graduated and took her…

OSKALOOSA — Kevion Blaylock (Sr., Houston, Texas, Information Technology) put his team on his shoulders last weekend and his efforts earned him Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Monday.


OSKALOOSA — Five Oskaloosa Indians made an appearance on their recently released all-district teams.

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OSKALOOSA — Area athletes were prominent on this year’s Little Hawkeye All-Conference teams. Nine girls made the list including four girls on the first team and no seniors, which could mean big things for area teams looking at next year’s returning talent.

JOHNSTON — Amongst a fast regional meet, the Oskaloosa girls swim team would finish off their 2020 season with a sixth place finish out of eight teams in their regional meet in Johnston.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa’s Holly Boeke signed her letter of intent on Friday to continue her education and shooting career at William Penn.

ATCHISON, Kan. — The Statesmen men's basketball team had lost its past two contests at Benedictine and tonight's Saturday night clash once again tested William Penn. The Ravens played WPU hard all night but Kevion Blaylock (Sr., Houston, Texas, Information Technology) was a man on a mission.…

ATCHISON, Kan. — Another strong start gave way to poor late play as the Statesmen women’s basketball team lost 65-50 to Benedictine in its Heart of America Athletic Conference opener Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — An All-American a year ago, Joe Eads (Jr., Morrison, Ill., Biology) has springboarded to the top of the rankings as the NAIA released its first men’s wrestling polls Friday.

OLATHE, Kan. — The William Penn women's soccer team just missed out on a terrific finish as it closed the 2020 season with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to MidAmerica Nazarene in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The William Penn women's basketball team eagerly took to the court for the first time Wednesday, but landed a bit shy of a big win as it fell 75-68 to No. 21 Columbia in non-conference action.

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