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WPU Rallies for Season-Opening ‘W’

Andrew Valett celebrates his first goal in the navy and gold

Oskaloosa–It was a great start to the 2014 season for the Statesmen men’s soccer team as it defeated Central Methodist (Mo.) 2-1 in non-conference play Tuesday. William Penn (1-0) held a slight 12-10 advantage in shots in a showdown that featured 42 fouls and nine cards (eight yellows, one red). After a scoreless first period, […]

Statesmen Gain First Win of 2014 in Triangular Split

William Penn Women's Athletics

Fulton, Mo.–The William Penn volleyball team broke into the 2014 win column as it split a pair of matches in a triangular hosted by William Woods Tuesday. The Statesmen (1-3) began the evening with a 3-1 win over host WWU (25-17, 13-25, 25-23, 25-21) before being swept 3-0 by Central Methodist (Mo.) (22-25, 19-25, 18-25). […]

Season Opener Goes to Visitors in Overtime

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–A last-minute game-tying goal could not lift the Statesmen women’s soccer team as it dropped its season opener in overtime 3-2 to Central Methodist (Mo.) Tuesday. Neither team found the back of the net in the first 16 minutes, but just like that William Penn (0-1) fell into a quick hole when the Eagles scored […]

Ferrell leading new era for Central women’s tennis

Central College

PELLA — The Central College women’s tennis program begins the 2014 season on the heels of its best Iowa Conference finish since 2008. The Dutch will also usher in a new era under new head coach Ryun Ferrell. Ferrell, who spent the last eight years as the women’s coach at Northern Illinois University, takes over […]


Grinnell College Athletics

The Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome 12 new members on Saturday, Aug. 30. A ceremony, slated for 10 a.m. in the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center Natorium, is free and open to the public. A dinner for the inductees and their families is scheduled for that evening. The 2014 […]

2014 William Penn Football Preview

William Penn and Central football got a look at what they have on Saturday during a scrimmage between the two schools.

Video interview with Coach Hafner at 2013 record: 5-6 (3-3 MWL, 4th) Starters returning/lost: 13/13 (including special teams) Letterwinners returning/lost: 42/23 Notable returners: Taylor Parsons Sr. The Woodlands, Texas (2012 stats–Honorable-mention all-MWL, 791 rushing yards, 11 TDs, 490 passing yards, 3 TDs) Evan Ressler Sr. Cascade, Iowa (Second-team all-MWL, 728 rushing yards, 3 TDs) […]

Veteran Central women’s cross country squad gets lift from large freshman class

Central College

PELLA — The Central College women’s cross country program emerges from the 2013 season as a restored team. After navigating their way through some adversity in 2013, the Dutch are eyeing a loftier Iowa Conference finish than last year’s fourth-place effort behind a more experienced and balanced lineup. “I think last year was a great […]

Meet The Statesmen Night Coming to the Mall

Meet The Statesmen

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Department is hosting a Meet The Statesmen Night next Thursday, August 28. The event, which will be held in the center of Penn Central Mall, will be from 6-8 p.m. Fans of the navy and gold will get a chance to meet coaches and players from the WPU’s eight fall […]

Honors to be awarded at Central College homecoming

Central College

PELLA — Three Central College alumni—and one honorary alumna—will receive awards on Oct. 4 during Central’s homecoming. The award winners include Jeff Link ’89, Kirk Kolenbrander ’83, Markay Winston ’87 and Marylyn Rietfeld Ebbers, who will be honored for professional achievements and dedication to Central. The award presentation, followed by a luncheon, begins at 10:30 […]

2014-2015 William Penn Women’s Golf Preview

William Penn Women's Athletics

Video interview with Coach Rule at 2013-2014 MCC Finish: 1st of 7 Letterwinners returning/lost: 7/1 Notable returners: Demi Coertze Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa (Third-Team All-America, First-team all-MCC, 79.2 avg., low of 73) Maggie Yang Sr. Chino, Calif. (MCC Player of the Year, First-team all-MCC, 79.6 avg., low of 72 twice) Jing Yang So. Woodland […]

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