Category archives for: High School Sports

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 […]

OHS Boys Swim Team Wraps Up Season

The Boys Oskaloosa Swim Team wrapped up their season with their banquet Monday night. It was their first year of having a boys only team and they celebrated the steps forward that the team took during their season. The team consisted of Wyatt Teeter, Kamron VanHulzen, Adam Durech, Colton Berg, Sam Carmichael and the letter […]

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 […]

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

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets

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 […]

Class 2A Wrestlers On To State!

Albia wrestlers advancing (from left) Carter Isley, Bryce Leshen, Blake Lawless (photo by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio)

by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio The Albia Wrestling program finished 4th out of 12 teams in last Saturday’s District finals in Fairfield. The top 2 finishers in each weight class will move on to State competition this week at Wells Fargo arena. Meanwhile, Knoxville had its strongest showing in recent years, finishing 5th as […]

Class 3A Wrestlers on to State!

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by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio Eight teams from Class 3A District 4 met in Mount Pleasant Saturday to determine the top 2 seeded wrestlers from each weight class which will move on to the State contest at Wells Fargo Arena this week. Oskaloosa brought 10 wrestlers to competition and will advance 5 to Thursday’s […]

Class 1A Wrestlers On To State!

E-B-F Rocket fans react to Cody Brown's 100th career win at the district finals in  Pleasantville Saturday. (photo by Joe Milledge/KIIC Radio)

by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio Pleasantville was the site of the Class 1A district 4 finals where the top 2 finishers in each weight class will move on to the state finals at Wells Fargo Arena this week. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont grappler Cody Brown earned his 100th carreer win, but fell short of advancing […]

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 […]

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