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Oskaloosa Boy’s Basketball Season Comes to End

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by Matt Saville Coming into the 2014-15 basketball season the expectations for the Osky boys’ basketball were to improve on a one win season. New head coach Ryan Parker and his new staff knew they had their work cut out for them. The coaching staff hit the ground running,  working hard. They implemented a new […]

Oskaloosa’s DeJong Finishes 2nd, Albia’s Isley Wins State Title to lead Local Wrestlers at Iowa State Tournament

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by Matt Saville Des Moines, Iowa – For Oskaloosa Indian wrestler Skylar DeJong it was a dream come true to be in the Iowa State Wrestling Finals. DeJong wrestled his heart out only to come up short in a battle between #1 Nolan Helickson of Southeast Polk and #2 DeJong. Oskaloosa News sports reporter Matt […]


Skylar DeJong (file photo)

by Matt Saville OSKALOOSA’S SKYLAR DEJONG IN FINALS !!!! When you are a young wrestler you dream of being an Iowa State Wrestling Champion. That dream is now only one match away for Oskaloosa’s #126, #2 ranked Skylar DeJong. DeJong is now 46-1 on the season. DeJong’s day started off with a come-from-behind win in […]

Eddyville, Albia and Sigourney Keota Ride a Rollercoaster on Day 1 of Iowa State Wrestling Tournament

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by Matt Saville Wrestlers Clear The Mats….. those that follow wrestling in the state of Iowa know those are magical words to not only the wrestlers but to coaches, cheerleaders and fans in general. Those are the words that boom over the intercom for each session to begin the controlled chaos that is the Iowa […]

Day One Unkind to Oskaloosa Wrestlers

Senior Skylar DeJong #126 #2 ranked (44-1)  took on Conner Christiansen Ames (19-18) in first round action Thursday. (photo by Diane Crookham-Johnson)

by Matt Saville With the first day of the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament here, the Oskaloosa Wrestling team was looking to do some damage. What they got in the first round, was a quick pin by one of their senior leaders, and two close overtime losses. Oskaloosa went 1-4 in their 5 first round matches […]

Oskaloosa Girls Season Comes to End in Loss to Fairfield

by Matt Saville Oskaloosa, Iowa – This season has been beyond frustrating for the Osky girls basketball team as they lost in the opening round district game to the Fairfield Trojans 67-32. The loss ends the season for the Indians, who finish with a 3 -19 record. Like with the rest of the season, the […]

Osky Boys Fall Flat in Season Finale

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by Matt Saville Oskaloosa, Iowa – Coming into Tuesday night’s last regular season game against Chariton, there was hope that the Osky boys may be able to sneak into Chariton and steal a win in a non-conference action. What they received was a huge dose of the two-headed monster in juniors TJ Hockenson and his […]

Osky Loses Heartbreaker to Warriors then Crushed by Pella

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by Matt Saville Tuesday’s Senior Night brought out a huge crowd to the Oskaloosa High School gym. It would be the last time that ten Oskaloosa seniors would take to the floor in a home basketball game. Those seniors were: Ryan Rieter, Max Johnson, Tanner Lanphier, Nate Van Veldhuizen, Ki-Jana DeJong, Samuel Ginaven, Jordan Silvers, […]

Up and Down Week for Osky Girls

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by Matt Saville Senior night usually brings out the best in teams, as they get even more fired up, knowing it very well could be the senior’s last home game. The lady Indians came out Tuesday night with that type of mentality, hosting a very good Norwalk team. The Indians gave the Warriors all they could […]

Oskaloosa Wrestlers Shine in Districts sending 5 to State Tournament

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by Matt Saville If you wrestle in the state of Iowa, one of your goals and dreams is to make it to the coveted Iowa State Tournament. For 5 Oskaloosa wrestlers, that goal and dream was accomplished this last Saturday in Mount Pleasant. Those 5 wrestlers earned their spot at district meet, each needing to be in […]

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