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INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—Completing Saturday’s Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 38 seconds, former Central College distance runner Austin O’Brien ’14 qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials

CLEVELAND, OHIO—It was the most combined points ever in a Central College men’s basketball game but not even 85 points from three players could get the Dutch past Greenville College (Ill.) in a 145-140 setback Saturday.

DUBUQUE—The William Penn football team bounced back from a disappointing loss seven days earlier by defeating first-year program Clarke 34-6 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division matchup Saturday.

OSKALOOSA—Ethan Martinez posted his first career hat trick and Eduardo Bonatto set a new standard for offensive excellence as the duo led the William Penn men’s soccer team to a 5-3 victory over #7 seed MidAmerica Nazarene in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Friday.

PELLA—Facing the highest-rated team in the region in the American Rivers Conference tournament semifinals, the Central College men’s soccer team was eliminated in a 3-0 loss against Luther College.

PELLA—The assignment is simple but the details are far more complex as the Central College football team tackles No. 7-ranked Wartburg College Saturday in Pella.

OSKALOOSA—Behind huge performances from Brittany West and Brenda Pennington, the William Penn women’s basketball team pushed a perennial power to the brink, eventually falling 71-68 to #9 Columbia (Mo.) in a top-25 non-conference battle Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—A local high school athlete has signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the collegiate level.

CEDAR RAPIDS—The William Penn men’s bowling team battled hard, but came up a bit shy of extended action at the Five Seasons Classic Saturday and Sunday.

OSKALOOSA—A plethora of redshirted grapplers will hit the mat to bolster the William Penn men’s wrestling team as it readies for the 2019-2020 campaign.

OSKALOOSA—A loss in its regular season finale has dropped the Statesmen men’s soccer team a few slots nationally as the NAIA released its ninth top-25 poll Wednesday.

CEDAR RAPIDS—The Statesmen women’s bowling team placed three individuals in the top 30 as it reached bracket play at the Five Seasons Classic Saturday and Sunday.

OSKALOOSA—Eduardo Bonatto guided a foursome of William Penn men’s soccer players who were picked to be all-Heart of America Athletic Conference honorees as the squads were announced Tuesday.


COUNCIL BLUFFS—The third-seeded Lewis Central Titans defeated the Oskaloosa Indians 44-0 Friday night in the first round of the Class 3A high school football playoffs in Council Bluffs.

OSKALOOSA—Oskaloosa’s Patrick DeRonde finished 96th in a field of 130 runners with a time of 17:48.9 in the Iowa High School 3A Cross Country State Championship race at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge on Saturday.

OSKALOOSA—Blake Van Veldhuizen, an Oskaloosa alumni, has announced that he has accepted a scholarship to continue his education and football career at Minnesota State University. He will be transferring from Iowa Western Community College.

The Oskaloosa Indians fought hard in first round playoff action against Lewis Central Friday night, but were shut out 44-0, capping off a memorable and successful season. Congratulations to the team, and thank you, seniors! Find more playoff coverage in this Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

PELLA—The schedule takes a daunting turn as the Central College football team travels to Indianola to tackle a veteran Simpson College squad Saturday.

PELLA—A good week for the Central College men’s soccer team kept improving Wednesday afternoon as it was announced the team has moved up to No. 1 in the NCAA Division III North Regional Rankings.

PELLA — The Central College volleyball team honored its five seniors with a 27-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over Graceland University Tuesday night.

OSKALOOSA—The Statesmen women’s volleyball team honored its eldest players on Senior Night and concluded the regular season with a bang as they defeated Mount Mercy in five sets.

OSKALOOSA—In a season-opening battle of two programs ranked in separate NAIA divisions, the William Penn women’s basketball team crushed Tabor 69-45 in non-conference action Tuesday.

MAHASKA COUNTY—To help raise awareness of the many different types of cancer, children in grades 3 through 6 who participate in the Oskaloosa Youth Tackle Football League were encouraged to wear colored socks that represent the cancer they wanted to bring awareness to.

Jim Ide

OSKALOOSA—Six seniors of the William Penn women’s soccer team were honored on Saturday before their final home game of the year.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s soccer team received a good battle from Evangel on Senior Day Saturday, but found a way to finish on top as it won 2-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn returned to its court inside the Penn Gymnasium for the commencement of the 2019-2020 season on Sunday.

CEDAR RAPIDS—The depth of the Central College men’s soccer team was key to a 1-0 victory at Coe College Saturday night as three players came off the bench to work together for the game’s only goal.

OSKALOOSA—The Mahaska County Soccer Club (MCSC) hosted a fall end-season youth soccer tournament called “The Mahaska Cup” on Saturday and Sunday October 26-27 at the Lacey Sports Complex.

OSKALOOSA—Emotions ran high Friday evening for the Oskaloosa Indians football team on Senior Night at Statesmen Community Stadium.

INDIANOLA—Handing Simpson College its first home defeat of the season, the Central College men’s soccer squeaked past the hosts for a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.

OSKALOOSA—After a five set back-and-forth battle with the Carlisle Wildcats, the season is now over for the Oskaloosa High School girls varsity volleyball team.

OZARK, Mo.—The Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s golf tournament will take place at Osage National Golf Course towards the end of the spring semester. However, the conference teams got to hit the course on Monday and Tuesday to check it before the fall season comes to a close. Des…

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s basketball team is projected to regain league supremacy as the Heart of America Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn women’s volleyball team returned to the court after a brief four-day layoff to host Heart of America Athletic Conference foe, Clarke.

OSKALOOSA—At the beginning of the volleyball season, Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory agreed to be the Oskaloosa Indian varsity volleyball sponsor. They donated $3 to OIBC for every varsity home ace serve during the regular season. The varsity squad recorded 48 home aces this season.

MADISON, WIS.—Saturday started with a five-set victory over Lakeland University (Wis.) for the Central College volleyball team and ended on the wrong side of three-set sweep against Edgewood College (Wis.)

OLATHE, Kan. — The Statesmen women’s volleyball team traveled south to take on MidAmerica Nazarene on Thursday. It was the first time this season the teams have met.

OSKALOOSA—Homecoming Saturday kicked off on Drost Field as the women's soccer team of William Penn University faced Graceland in a conference clash.

OSKALOOSA—this fall and Saturday was no different as the Statesmen defeated Graceland 5-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.

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OSKALOOSA—The Statesmen football team overcame a poor first half Saturday by scoring 33 unanswered points to open Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division play with a 53-24 win over Graceland on their homecoming weekend.

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OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians were anxious to rebound from last week’s defeat as they returned to their home field Friday night against the Knoxville Panthers.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception Wednesday for the newly updated Statesmen Lanes and Community Event Center.

PELLA—Erasing a 2-0 deficit, the Central College volleyball team vanquished the Luther College Norse in the final three sets for a 22-25, 30-32, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11 American Rivers Conference victory Wednesday night.

Dubuque Eduardo Bonatto (Sr., Rio Grande, Brazil, Business Management) and Kenedy Deviska (So., Pignon, Haiti, Wellness and Recreation) each scored a pair of goals as the Statesmen men’s soccer team defeated Clarke 5-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday.

This Week's Circulars


Marvin Moody, 85, of Eddyville, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born November 28, 1933, in Mahaska County one of nine children born to Roland George and Eva Fern Lundy Moody. He attended Tracy Schools. Following school, he worked for a s…