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OSKALOOSA—A local student who played basketball on his high school basketball team this season is proving that the game is about much more than making baskets — although he does that, too.

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PELLA—Notching 13 falls in his 23 victories helped Central College wrestling’s Rob Areyano (sophomore, Selma, Calif.) secure a top-10 finish on the NCAA Division III Most Dominant Wrestler standings.

PELLA — Five Central College wrestlers were awarded National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American status, the second most in program history.

PELLA — Three-time NCAA Division III multi-event champion Will Daniels of Central College has received the American Rivers Conference’s Duane Schroeder Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2018-19.

Atlanta, Ga.—The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association recently announced the WBCA Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriot Bonvoy and Morgan Stanley Global Sports and Entertainment honorees for the 2019-2020 season. William Penn Assistant Coach Brita Hand was selected as one of two NAIA coache…

OSKALOOSA — William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule has announced that Jaymee Highcock has resigned as Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach.

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PELLA— Five Central College wrestlers were awarded National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American status recently, the second most in program history.

Kansas City, Mo.—The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that it is canceling the spring 2020 sports season, effective immediately.

Tuscon, AZ—Amidst a week of turmoil and uncertainty, William Penn participated in its annual spring break trip to Arizona in search for baseball and warm weather.

Kissimmee, Fla.—The spring break trip came to an end for the softball team as they completed their heavy schedule of games in the Sunshine State. While it may be awhile before the team takes to the field again, they will take a lot of confidence on the long journey back home. William Penn Un…

Kissimmee, Fla. — March 12 will be historic for many reasons, but William Penn softball added their own mark to the history books. They picked up two wins on the day, as they beat Lawrence Tech by a 1-0 score and then smashed their way to a new school record for runs in a single game. 40-0 w…

Below is a statement from the NAIA regarding the cancellation of all remaining winter championship events. For William Penn, this affects the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships and Bowling Championships. The USBC has also decided to cancel their sectional and national bowl…

PELLA—A successful weekend in the NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic propelled the Central College softball team into the top 10 in the NFCA Division III top 25 poll.

Kissimmee, Fla.—A day off was certainly needed for the well-traveled softball team of William Penn University. After their long trip and four games, the team got a chance to relax Tuesday. Wednesday saw the team back in the fight as the 3-10 Statesmen battled St. Ambrose and Carlow. Once aga…

OSKALOOSA—The Statesmen women’s basketball team will finally face a program not from the Frontier Conference, as it has again earned a bid to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Visit Billings.

Hilton Head, S.C.—Playing in its third game in as many days with two contests against ranked foes, the Statesmen women’s lacrosse team may have had little in the tank, as it lost 20-1 to #5 Lawrence Tech in non-conference action Wednesday.

Dubuque—William Penn is playing its best volleyball of the season, as the squad has won three straight and four out of its last five, after a Heart of America Athletic Conference win over Clarke on Tuesday night.

OSKALOOSA–The William Penn men’s basketball team are the Heart Conference Tournament Champions, beating the Clarke University Pride 96-90 in the title game Tuesday night at Penn Gymnasium.

Fayette, Mo.—The Statesmen women's basketball team was second to Central Methodist in the regular season, and unfortunately could also not get past the top-seeded and #8 nationally-ranked Eagles in the postseason, as it fell 88-55 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Finals Monday.

Osky native Drew Sams got a big win in the 2nd round Friday at the NAIA National Wrestling Championships, and moved on to the quarterfinals. Sams lost his quarterfinal round 9-3 to one of his fellow teammates. Unfortunately, In the wrestle-back to make the medal stand, he suffered a pin fall…

WICHITA, KANSAS—Joe Eads overcame unlikely odds to get on the podium in his first-ever trip to the NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship Friday and Saturday.

PELLA—The accepted entries list for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships was released Sunday night and four Central College student-athletes are headed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to compete.

Williamsburg, Kentucky—After a disappointing start, the Statesmen men’s lacrosse team battled valiantly as it fell 23-9 to #4 Cumberlands in a non-conference matchup Sunday.

Kissimmee, Florida—Statesmen softball trucked down to Florida for their annual spring break trip. Plenty of teams arrived around the Fortune Road Athletic Complex and William Penn started their 10-game slate with their first two victories of the season. They took down Lourdes (Ohio) 5-0 and,…

OSKALOOSA—After 18 games, the Statesmen finally got an opportunity to play on their home turf as they hosted Baker in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Coming off the biggest win in program history to date, William Penn took a break from Heart of America Athletic Conference action to take on St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Midway in a triangular on Saturday.

Livonia, Mich. – The Statesmen women’s lacrosse team was right in the thick of it at the mid-way point Friday, but could not keep up with Madonna in a 9-5 non-conference setback.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn will have its opportunity to get a clean sweep of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, as they defeated MidAmerica Nazarene in the semifinals to earn its spot in the final.

OSKALOOSA—While the William Penn women’s basketball team was pretty sure it was going to be making a trip out to the Rocky Mountains in the upcoming days, all doubt was removed Friday as it defeated #3 seed Clarke 71-55 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Semifinals.

OSKALOOSA—Though he played only one year at William Penn, Torren Jones endeared himself to the Statesmen community with his play as he dominated opponents. Jones recently took another step in his career path by signing with the NBA G League's Santa Cruz Warriors, the affiliate for the NBA's …

OSKALOOSA—Joe Eads will have the biggest test of his collegiate career this weekend as he battles in the 63rd Annual NAIA Wrestling National Championship Friday and Saturday.

OSKALOOSA—With the regular season Heart of America Athletic Conference crown already in the bag, the Statesmen now turn their attention to the clean sweep of the Heart as they took on Evangel in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament on Thursday.

DES MOINES—While William Penn was hosting Grand View in women’s basketball, William Penn men’s volleyball was on the road at Grand View on Wednesday night.

OSKALOOSA—The rubber match between two rivals in postseason action had the makings of an instant classic, but the Statesmen women’s basketball team had other plans, as it defeated #7 seed Grand View 80-48 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Wednesday.

PELLA — Little Hawkeye Conference Coaches named their 1st Team, 2nd Team and Honorable Mention selections for the 2019-20 girls basketball season on Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—The dominant play of William Penn men's basketball player Dexter Hood (Sr., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wellness and Recreation) was rewarded as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference teams were announced Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA — Three William Penn women’s basketball players were honored for strong campaigns as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference teams were announced Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s and women’s bowling teams will each get a shot at national crowns, as they both earned berths to the first annual NAIA National Championship later this month.

OSKALOOSA — Head women’s wrestling coach Tucker Black is excited to announce that Mami Selemani has signed a Letter of Intent to compete for William Penn in its inaugural campaign next year.

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Don DeWitt Lacey. Don DeWitt passed away at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 17 days. Due to the restrictions put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health as an effort to protect our citizens from COVID …