OSKALOOSA — The William Penn women’s basketball team will unfortunately not be extending their streak of nationals appearances as it closed out its 2020-2021 campaign with an 83-76 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal loss to Benedictine Wednesday.

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OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s lacrosse team has held its own in the early parts of 2021, garnering recognition from the national raters as the first NAIA top-10 poll of the year was announced Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA — Lakyla Moore (Jr., Norfolk, Neb., Business Management) was recognized as the best new player in the league as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball teams were announced Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA — Spectators jammed in Oskaloosa’s gym on Tuesday for a district final showdown between Pella Christian and Albia. Those fans were not disappointed by as this battle went to overtime with the Eagles falling to the Blue Demons, 58-55.

WASHINGTON — The Indians of Oskaloosa were hungry for postseason play as they nearly pulled off the substate quarterfinal upset before a big fourth quarter from the Demons led Washington to a 49-37 win.

OSKALOOSA — William Penn began sponsoring men’s wrestling as an intercollegiate sport in the 1970-1971 school year. Fifty years later, the program is still going strong with exceptional student-athletes adding to the history every campaign. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, the William Pe…

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — After two consecutive weekends of weather-related cancellations, the William Penn baseball team was finally back in action as it kicked off its 2021 season with two games against Saint Xavier and a matchup against Harris-Stowe. After dropping the opening contest against Sa…

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — William Penn men's lacrosse faced another top-10 opponent as they started the second road trip of the season. Running up against #6 Indiana Tech, the Statesmen put up a valiant fight, but they could not take down the Warriors, falling 11-2. The team drops to 1-3 overall on…

PELLA — Tough defense and lights out shooting led No. 5 Pella to the century mark in Monday night’s 100-42 win over Centerville in their substate quarterfinal.

WATERLOO — Bowlers from around the state converged at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Monday for the Class 2A State Bowling Tournament. Oskaloosa sent Rylee Witt for her first state appearance, where she would show well by taking 15th place.

WEST BRANCH — We are still a few days from March but Pella Christian almost brought some March Madness to February as they fell just short of a massive upset in Friday night’s 41-37 loss to No. 3 West Branch.

WINTERSET — A tough opening round draw saw Pella travel to Winterset in what was one of just two Class 3A quarterfinals between winning teams. The Lady Dutch fell behind early and were unable to erase the deficit as they fell to Winterset 50-34 last week.

DES MOINES — North Mahaska sophomores finished their wrestling seasons Friday. Although the boys did not place, they did pick up a win along the way. They finished the tournament 1-2.

MONTEZUMA — The Montezuma Bravettes enjoyed the friendly confines of the home court in the Friday night Class 1A Regional semifinal joust with North Mahaska. That statement was magnified 10 seconds into the game. Monte controlled the tip and Elise Boulton pulled up and fired from near 30 fee…

CEDAR RAPIDS — Playing competitively for the first time since November 2019, the Central College volleyball team was beaten in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-15 Sunday night at Coe College.

DUBUQUE — Squaring off against a pair of top-15 programs, the Central College wrestling team dropped its final two American Rivers Conference matches of the season Sunday afternoon.

MARYVILLE, Mo.— Loubert Dagrin (So., Miami, Fla., Sociology) hurdled better than anyone else as the Statesmen men’s track and field team faced off against its league foes at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championship Friday and Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — William Penn men's volleyball was desperate for a win entering their Saturday night's match against St. Ambrose, as they had lost four in a row. The Fighting Bees certainly looked in control for most the night but the Statesmen flipped the switch in the third set. Sweeping the re…

OSKALOOSA — With an open date available, William Penn men's basketball had the opportunity to host a top-25 team on Friday night. The Threshers of Bethel (Kan.) made the 400 mile trip up to Penn Gymnasium, as the #18 team in the NAIA wanted to test themselves against the third-ranked Statesm…

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Shaniah Newby (So., Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nursing) highlighted a terrific couple of days for the William Penn women’s track and field team as it battled at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championship Friday and Saturday.

PELLA — In its third triangular of the season, the Central College women’s indoor track and field team bagged its first team championships of the season Saturday against Simpson College and Luther College.

DES MOINES — Everyone wants to leave the State Wrestling Tournament a champion, but nobody can take away the fact that three area seniors secured their first state tournament medals. Oskaloosa’s Leland Evans (145) and Pella’s Ryan Van Donselaar (160) took sixth at their respective weights wh…

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa girls bowling team is sending another individual to state this year. Senior Rylee Witt earned an at-large bid for the Indians and will be heading to Waterloo on Monday.

PELLA — Postseason basketball brought an atmosphere missed during the regular season. Students and spectators alike filled the gym at Pella Christian on Thursday night for a Class 2A district semifinal matchup against Cardinal. There was feistiness in the crowd and on the floor as the Eagles…

KEOTA — It was a Class 1A district semifinal matchup in Keota between the home standing Keota Eagles and the North Mahaska Warhawks Thursday night. To say that the Eagles enjoyed the friendly confines of the Eagle’s nest would be an understatement.

STORY CITY — Another strong season for the Knoxville Panthers came to an end on Wednesday night when they traveled to play No. 8 Roland-Story in Class 3A regional semifinal action. The Panthers would try to erase a double-digit deficit in the second half but would come up short, 53-40.

OSKALOOSA — Back at home after the loss at Park, William Penn men's volleyball took on another highly ranked team Thursday night. The Jimmies of Jamestown (N.D.) entered as the #8 team in the NAIA and the Statesmen hand their hands full all night long. WPU fought hard in the middle sets and …

PELLA — Pushing past a few complications inflicted by a week of sub-zero Iowa temperatures, work on the $3-million upper-level renovation to P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium is speeding towards an April completion.

DES MOINES — The first day is always full of nerves. You get potentially two matches to get one win and advance to Friday. For Oskaloosa’s Leland Evans (145) and Pella’s Kody Huisman (285) and Ryan Van Donselaar (160), all three made it through the first barricade and live to wrestle another day.

DES MOINES – North Mahaska sophomore Trace Goemaat brought the crowd to its feet at the end of the opening round of the state Class 1A wrestling tournament. The 285-pounder used a chicken wing hold, put Don Bosco’s Mack Ortner on his back and secured his spot in Friday’s quarterfinal round. …

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