PELLA — In one of the season’s most complete team efforts, the Central College women’s basketball team notched its second straight win, outlasting Nebraska Wesleyan University 81-71 Saturday.

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OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s volleyball team is prepared to make its highly anticipated debut as the program will play its inaugural season in 2020.

MARSHALL, Mo.—The William Penn men’s wrestling team battled against a massive field, consisting of almost all NAIA programs, as it competed at the Missouri Valley Invitational Friday and Saturday.

ADDISON, Ill. — Both the men’s and women’s bowling teams from William Penn were in action over the weekend at the Kegel ISBPA Collegiate Classic in Addison, Illinois. 47 teams competed at the event and the Statesmen were in the thick of it right form the start.

PELLA—Brad Steele, a former high school head coach and national qualifier at the University of Wyoming, has joined the Central College wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

DUBUQUE—Another scrappy defensive effort finally translated into an American Rivers win for the Central College women’s basketball team Wednesday 59-46 at the University of Dubuque.

DUBUQUE—Forward Caden Mauck (junior, Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs South HS) and guard Adam Flinn (junior, St. Louis, Mo., Lafayette) combined for 52 points but the Central College men’s basketball team was still outscored 97-82 at the University of Dubuque Wednesday night.

Fayette, Missouri—The Statesmen found a way to pull out a gritty victory on the road against a game Central Methodist squad.

Fayette, Mo.—The Statesmen women’s basketball team notched a signature win on the road Wednesday as it rallied to upset #8 Central Methodist 62-60 in overtime in a Heart of America Athletic Conference battle.

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Oskaloosa wrestlers competed against Albia on Tuesday night, where the Indians won 54-21 overall.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s basketball program has gained two positions nationally as the NAIA released its third Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA The Statesmen women’s basketball team continues to be a player on the national scene as the NAIA released its third Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls basketball teams played their second Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader in as many days Tuesday night, against the Indianola Indians.

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OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls varsity basketball teams both headed up Highway 163 Monday night to Pella’s home floor for Little Hawkeye Conference double-header action.

Crete, Neb. — The Statesmen men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to action following the holiday break as they competed in the Doane Ward Haylett Invitational on Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s bowling team used a strong week in Las Vegas to earn an uptick in its ranking as the NAIA released its third set of coaches’ polls.

Pella — The Statesmen men’s wrestling team went west to Marion County for the second time this season as it competed in the Central Under Armour Invitational Saturday.

DECORAH—A last-second opportunity went awry and the Central College men’s basketball team dropped a 64-62 decision at Luther College Wednesday night.

Canton, Mo. — A big third quarter by its foe snapped a lengthy winning streak as the Statesmen women’s basketball team fell 79-72 to Culver-Stockton in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Wednesday.

Lamoni—A short-handed William Penn men’s wrestling team opened the calendar year with a 43-12 setback to Graceland in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—Xavier Foster looked more than ready to return to the lineup for the Oskaloosa Indians boys varsity basketball team Tuesday night against Norwalk.

OSKALOOSA—The freshmen boys basketball team took a tough road loss at Norwalk Monday night, falling to the Warriors 60-31. The loss drops their season mark to 5-4 as they return from the holiday break.

WEST DES MOINES—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls teams both bowled very consistent in their Saturday matchup against Norwalk at Val Lanes in West Des Moines. Both teams came away with wins against a good Warriors team.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn women’s basketball team was exceptional on both ends of the hardwood, beginning the 2020 calendar year with an 89-53 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Baker Saturday.

OSKALOOSA–Oskaloosa Indians boys varsity basketball coach Ryan Parker sat down recently with yours truly for a brief interview to reflect back on the early part of their season:

Elgin, Ill.—With more than half of its points coming from off the bench, the William Penn women's basketball team defeated Cardinal Stritch 72-54 to wrap up the Judson Christmas Classic Tuesday.

No. 1 LSU (14-0) beat No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28, Peach Bowl, CFP semifinal, Dec. 28. Next: vs. No. 3 Clemson, CFP National championship, Jan. 13.

OTTUMWA—It was an incredible year for Kevin Kretz in the pool. From Iowa City to Greensboro, Kretz tested himself against some of the best swimmers in the country.

Elgin, Ill.—The Statesmen women’s basketball team knocked the rust off and picked up a 79-45 victory over host Judson in the opener of the Judson Christmas Classic Monday.

OSKALOOSA—Five Oskaloosa Indians senior swimmers were honored at the boys home swim meet versus Keokuk and Williamsburg at the YMCA on Thursday, December 19.

PELLA — Central College kicker Jon Alberts (senior, Huntley, Ill.) received first-team D3football.com All-America recognition Friday night.

PELLA—Fans can join the Central College men’s and women’s golf teams on a memorable journey to the sport’s birthplace with a trip to Scotland May 27-June 5.

OSKALOOSA—The Osky girls bowlers won big against Pella and Davis County on the lanes Saturday. Nikki Parlet bowled her best series of the year and was the high girl with a 2-game high series of 401 and also high game with a 224. Rylee Witt bowled her most consistent series of the year, inclu…

PELLA — After a two-game NCAA Division III playoff run, Central College climbed a season-high 17th in the final 2019 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll.

OSKALOOSA—The freshman boys basketball team went wire to wire to post a 81-59 win over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Saturday. The win pushes their season mark to 5-3 going into the holiday break.

The Oskaloosa Middle School wrestlers competed in a 4-man round-robin bracket on Dec 19th at Indianola and finished 5th. The Indians had four champions:

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OSKALOOSA—Last Friday night in front of their home crowd, the Newton Cardinals boys varsity basketball team went 27-of-34 from the floor and claimed a 69-55 victory over the Oskaloosa Indians. The Indians were playing their third game without 7-foot senior Xavier Foster, due to illness.

The Oskaloosa Indians high school varsity wrestlers competed in the 2019 Bill Van Horn Invitational wrestling meet Saturday in Pella.

NEWTON – The spirit of giving is not just a seasonal belief at Iowa Speedway; it’s the racetrack’s way of doing business. Giving back to the community while providing a valuable fund-raising platform for the community year-round.

OSKALOOSA—The sounds of high powered race engines will roar to life in Oskaloosa on the Mahaska County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 22nd with the first night of the 15 scheduled race events.

PELLA—Even with two victories since the previous poll, the Central College wrestling team stayed at No. 19 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III dual team rankings.

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