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CENTERVILLE — The Oskaloosa Indians made the trek to Centerville Monday night to take on the highly-rated Big Reds. Both teams used three pitchers in the contest as they are now fine-tuning for the Class 3A District tourney opener on Friday night. And pitching was the difference in this game.

PELLA — It’s hard to believe, but in just under one month, Pella Christian has seen their season begin, grab a win at Principal Park and now end with their 2-0 loss to Cardinal in the first round of districts on Saturday.

KNOXVILLE – Knoxville Raceway fans rode out a lengthy rain delay and though the feature ended after 3 a.m., they were treated to another great night of racing. Brady Bacon took home $20,000 in his second consecutive Corn Belt Nationals championship aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. The Broken A…

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Indians stepped out of Little Hawkeye Conference play Friday night to host a former rival from their days in the South Central Conference, the Albia Blue Demons. It didn’t take long for the Indians to introduce the Blue Demons to baseball on the Little Hawkeye stage…

OSKALOOSA — A week of six games all against ranked opponents came to an end of Friday with No. 10 (4A) Oskaloosa dropping a pair of games to No. 9 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes. The Indians erased a large deficit in game one before ultimately losing 13-11. Osky’s bats were then silenced in game …

OSKALOOSA — A flurry of early runs made it look like this one was going to be a shootout. Oskaloosa worked their way back from a couple of deficits but would come up just short in the end, losing on senior night to Washington, 9-8.

KNOXVILLE — Two different breed of cats tangled on the Knoxville diamond Thursday night with the black and gold Panthers taking a thrilling 7-6 win in game one and the maroon and gold Panthers from Mt. Pleasant turning the tables for a 12-2 win in the night cap.

PELLA — It wasn’t pretty, but it was entertaining. A toasty night at the ballfield saw a sloppy defensive game as the two teams would combine for 10 errors. It was a back-and-forth affair with six lead changes that would see Pella walk it off in the bottom of the seventh with a 7-6 win over …

KNOXVILLE — Two South Central Conference schools got together for baseball Wednesday evening and it was the Knoxville Panthers pounding the Indians from Clarke 13-0 behind the five-inning no-hit pitching of Carter Bailey. The only base runners the Indians would get would be by way of a coupl…

OSKALOOSA — Wyffels Hybrids hosted the racing action on the hottest night of the year Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. Despite the very hot night, racing went on as scheduled with a very swift program being run.

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KNOXVILLE — Senior night was a grand slam, literally, for the Knoxville Panthers on Tuesday night as they used a couple of long balls to help cap off their 9-7 comeback win over No. 11 (4A) Bondurant-Farrar.

NEW SHARON — The North Mahaska Warhawks played host to the Tigers from Iowa Valley Monday night for a South Iowa Cedar League tussle. It was senior night and the lone senior starter for the Warhawks, Logan Shipley, tossed a splendid four-hit shutout to lead his team to a 7-0 win. Shipley wal…

PELLA — On the eve of the Fourth of July, there weren’t many fireworks provided from the bats of Pella or Pella Christian. Instead, it was the pitchers stealing the show as the Dutch would edge their rivals the Eagles by a score of 2-1 on Friday.

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PELLA — It is always a battle when Pella and Pella Christian gets together on the softball diamond and Friday’s meeting between the two teams was no exception. The Eagles scored three in the bottom of the fourth inning to overcome a 2-1 Pella lead and then held the Lady Dutch off twice for a…

KNOXVILLE — It was the Fourth of July and Town Crier Night at Knoxville Raceway, and the racing definitely brought the fireworks here Saturday night. Justin Henderson held off Brian Brown at the line to win his 10th career 410 feature here, and first since Season Championship Night in 2015 a…

PELLA — Bringing NCAA Division III tournament experience as both a player and a coach, Kayla Engelhard will join Central College’s resurgent women’s basketball program as an assistant coach.


CENTERVILLE — The eighth-ranked Oskaloosa Indians preserved Friday through a challenge by the Centerville Redettes.

KNOXVILLE — With games almost every night, Knoxville didn’t have time to dwell on their 10-run defeat to Centerville on Wednesday. Instead they returned home on Thursday and bounced back by defeating another South Central Conference foe in Chariton, 7-3.

NEW SHARON — South Iowa Cedar League foe, the Belle Plaine Plainsmen, paid a visit to the home of the North Mahaska Warhawks Thursday night for a softball matchup. For five and one half innings it appeared that the Plainsmen would take a 4-2 victory as the spoils of their visit.

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PELLA — The Indians looked like they were on their way to a doubleheader sweep of the Eagles on Wednesday night, but a late rally by Pella Christian combined with a bizarre ending saw the Eagles pick up a split, winning game two 8-7 after dropping game one 8-0.


OSKALOOSA — Old rivals clashed on Tuesday night with Oskaloosa hosting their neighbors from the south from Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. The two teams came in with the same record of 8-3 but it was the Indians leaving with the win, defeating the Rockets 9-2.

KNOXVILLE — Two former Little Hawkeye Conference members from days gone by renewed acquaintances Tuesday night on the Knoxville baseball diamond and the Tigers turned back the Panthers 9-2. Grinnell rode a strong pitching performance by their big right hander, Jake Hull, for the win. Hull di…

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KNOXVILLE — The 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals will have to wait another year.


OSKALOOSA — Sometimes one hit can change the course of a game. In a low scoring game it proved to be the difference as No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa came out on top in a top 10 showdown against No. 7 (5A) Indianola by shutting out their Little Hawkeye Conference foes 2-0.

PELLA — It was a quick night’s work for the Pella Christian Eagles Monday night when they hosted Little Hawkeye Conference rival Newton. The Eagles put together a hard hitting attack with sharp pitching to post a 10-0 win over the Cardinals in five innings of work.

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