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William Penn Upsets CMU to Complete Season Sweep

Fayette, Mo.–The Statesmen women’s basketball team nearly collapsed in the second half, but recovered late to upset #13 Central Methodist 72-67 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday. #4 WPU (12-6, 10-4 Heart), who also defeated the Eagles (16-3, 12-3 Heart) at home back in November, finished off the season sweep and tightened up […]

Statesmen Drop Central Methodist 74-71

Fayette, Mo.–The William Penn men’s basketball team survived another strong road test Saturday as it slipped past Central Methodist 74-71 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. #4 WPU (16-2, 12-2 Heart) outshot the Eagles (11-8, 8-7 Heart) 45.5%-37.5% and dominated the glass 45-29, but had to overcome 21 turnovers to push its winning streak […]

Statesmen Grapple at Missouri Valley, Minnesota West CC Tournaments

Marshall, Mo./Worthington, Minn.–The William Penn wrestling team split its crew this weekend, competing at both the Missouri Valley Invitational and the Worthington Open hosted by Minnesota West CC Friday and Saturday. At Missouri Valley, WPU placed 27th out of 33 teams with 14 points, while #1 Grand View won the team title with 180.5 points. […]

Boma Sets Two Records, Men Win Title at Central Invite

Pella–The Statesmen track and field teams packed the top of almost every leaderboard as William Penn had a wildly successful day at the Central Dutch Athletics Classic Saturday. William Penn won the six-team men’s race with 220 points, while the women were third out of five squads with 103.5 points (Central won women’s race with […]

Fairley doubles up on the track for Dutch men

PELLA— A second place performance by the Central College men’s track and field squad at Saturday’s Dutch Athletics Classic was highlighted by victories in the 1,000-meter run and mile-run for junior Mark Fairley (Dubuque). In the team standings, Central had 151 points and came in second. William Penn University had 220 points and won the […]

Team crown at home track meet for Central women

PELLA— The first meet back after the Christmas break for the Central College women’s track team resulted in a team title at the Dutch Athletics Classic. The Dutch piled up 139 team points to earn the top spot. Baker University (Kan.) was second with 124 points. Running a career best mile time of five minutes, […]

Back to winning ways for Central wrestling

DUBUQUE— After stumbling in the opener, the Central College wrestling team rattled off a pair victories at the Iowa Conference Duals Saturday at the University of Dubuque. The Dutch (7-2, 4-2 Iowa Conference) trampled the host Spartans 34-7 and bounced Buena Vista University 36-12. No. 1 Wartburg College defeated Central in the opener 37-6. Centrals’ […]

Work ethic pushes Dutch women on the track

PELLA — A trio of returning All-Americans buoyed by a balanced roster has the Central College women’s track and field roster ready to work its way up the ladder. Coming off a 2016 season in which the Dutch placed third at the Iowa Conference Indoor Championships and fourth at the outdoor meet, coach Joe Dunham […]

William Penn Men and Women Ranked in Top 25

Oskaloosa–With more than half of their seasons completed, the Statesmen bowling teams are right where they need to be to qualify for the postseason. The men are currently ranked #17 with five top-10 finishes, highlighted by a pair of runner-up efforts. Nick Walker (So., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management) is leading the men’s charge with a […]

Dutch vying to stay on top of conference in men’s track

PELLA — Having swept the conference’s indoor and outdoor championships the last two seasons, coach Joe Dunham leads the Central College men’s track and field team into the 2017 campaign looking to continue the streak. The program returns 24 letterwinners from last season, but there is still some uncertainty. Several athletes responsible for scoring big […]


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