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Statesmen Clinch Outright Title in 96-84 Win Over Graceland

Lamoni–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) was nearly perfect Saturday as the William Penn men’s basketball team defeated Graceland 96-84 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. #2 WPU (25-3, 21-3 Heart) tied its season high for consecutive wins with seven (third time this year) and earned the outright league title and #1 seed for […]

Nwagbaraocha’s 25-14 Effort Leads WPU Past Graceland

Lamoni–Vashti Nwagbaraocha (So., Milwaukee, Wis., Exercise Science) posted a big double-double to lead the Statesmen women’s basketball team to a 78-70 Heart of America Athletic Conference road win over Graceland Saturday. With the victory, William Penn (16-12, 14-10 Heart) secured its first winning season since 2012-2013. The navy and gold also locked up a top-six […]

Altieri Wins Title at Qualifying Tourney

Des Moines–John Altieri (So., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) will return to nationals after topping his weight class as the William Penn wrestling team competed at the NAIA Central Qualifying Tournament Saturday. Altieri went 3-0 to win the 125-pound crown and qualify for the NAIA National Championships on March 3-4 in Topeka, Kan. The sophomore, who finished […]

Hot shooting Central College men’s basketball team routs Luther

PELLA — Some days the shots fall and Saturday was one of those days for the Central College men’s basketball team dismantling Luther College 105-70 Saturday. In the win, Central broke the school single game record for most 3-pointers made with 24, squashing the previous record of 20. The Dutch were led offensively by junior […]

Marburgber erupts for 30 in Central women’s basketball season-ending loss

DECORAH — Central College sophomore forward Claire Marburger (Perry) exploded for 30 points and eight rebounds in a season-ending 83-68 Iowa Conference women’s basketball loss at Luther College Saturday. Central trailed 23-9 after the first quarter and could not overcome the deficit. “We felt like we came out and played well to begin the game […]

Boma Qualifies Twice in Last Chance Meet

Charleston, Ill.–Jamal Boma (Sr., Des Moines, Iowa, Business Management and Physical Education) kept his best performances for the last week of the regular season as the William Penn track and field teams competed at the Eastern Illinois Friday Night Special. Boma not only won the 3,000 and 5,000-meter run competitions, but did so with school […]

Hernandez No-Hits William Woods in 10-0 Win

Joplin, Mo.–Felipe Hernandez (Jr., North Hollywood, Calif., Sociology) was masterful on the mound Friday, tossing the first Statesmen no-hitter in almost three years as the William Penn baseball team shut out William Woods 10-0. Hernandez, in just his second start in a navy and gold uniform, struck out four and walked one in the program’s […]

Dutch women roll past the Storm in track dual

PELLA — Winning six of 11 events, the Central College women’s track and field team rolled past Simpson College Friday night in a 55.5-51.5 dual victory. It was the final full-team competition for the Dutch before next weekend’s Iowa Conference Indoor Championships. “This meet is designed to give us a final tune-up before the conference […]

Big First Half Leads William Penn Past Clarke

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball squad did not play its best game, but did enough to defeat Clarke 85-69 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday. #2 William Penn (24-3, 20-3 Heart), which notched its sixth-straight victory, jumped out to a 50-35 halftime lead and then held off a second-half rally by the Crusaders (9-18, […]

Statesmen Drop Key Matchup to Clarke

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team had too big of a deficit to overcome and fell to Clarke 74-63 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Wednesday. WPU (15-12, 13-10 Heart), which entered the night tied with Clarke (18-9, 14-9 Heart) for fifth place, was trying to stay in the hunt for a top four […]


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