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Statesmen Out-Slugged by Peru State

Peru, Neb.–Jeysen Delgado (Jr., Harbor City, Calif., Kinesiology) had a memorable doubleheader Saturday, but unfortunately he and a strong offensive attack by the William Penn baseball team could not keep pace with Peru State as the Statesmen were swept in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. WPU (18-23, 7-17 Heart) lost by scores of 11-10 […]

William Penn Drops Pair to Pioneers

Olathe, Kan.–The Statesmen softball team has been giving itself chances to win lately, but failing to take advantage and Saturday followed that script as WPU was swept by MidAmerica Nazarene in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. WPU (18-23, 6-16 Heart) lost by scores of 2-1 and 6-3. The navy and gold broke through immediately […]

Elmore Adds 100 to Qualifying List at Darrel Gourley Open

Liberty, Mo.–It seems no matter what event Tristen Elmore (Fr., Ovied, Fla., Physical Education) tries, he is successful and Saturday he added another accomplishment as the William Penn track and field teams competed at the Darrel Gourley Open hosted by William Jewell College. As a team, the Statesmen men were fifth with 54 points, while […]

William Penn Succumbs Twice in Tight Contests

Kansas City, Mo.–The Statesmen softball team put itself in position to take a big doubleheader sweep Friday, but was denied late both times as it was by Avila in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. WPU (18-21, 6-14 Heart) lost by scores of 3-2 and 2-0. There is no time for reflection, though, as the […]

Three Homer as WPU Splits at Peru State

Peru, Neb.–The William Penn baseball team failed to get timely hits in the first game, but answered with some long-range attacks in the second contest to split a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader with Peru State Friday. WPU (18-21, 7-15 Heart) lost the opener 4-3, but won the nightcap 11-8. The teams will conclude […]

Dutch go the distance on day one of California meet

AZUSA, CALIF. — Competing in the two-day Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University, two Central College track & field athletes got started in a pair of long races Thursday. Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) clocked in at 9 minutes, 17.81 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while Gabi Wilson (senior, Clive, Des Moines Christian HS) […]

Central to celebrate $12 million P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium expansion

PELLA — A $12 million expansion of Central College’s P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium will be celebrated Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be staged outside of the new main entrance on the south side of the building, located at the corner of West 5th Street and Independence […]

WPU 25th in Spring Poll

Oskaloosa–Just as it was last year at this time, the Statesmen football team is #25 as the NAIA’s spring top-25 rating was released Monday. William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 North) dropped one slot from the fall’s postseason poll to #25 with 34 points. WPU was also 25th last spring. The Heart of America Athletic […]

Statesmen Split Pair of One-Run Contests

Oskaloosa–The William Penn softball was seeking a much-needed doubleheader sweep Tuesday, but had to settle for a 1-1 day against Graceland in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. WPU (18-19, 6-12 Heart) lost the first game 7-6, but bounced back for a 3-2 win in the second outing. The hosts grabbed the early advantage in […]

Record-Breaking Performance for WPU in OK City

Oklahoma City, Okla.–The Statesmen women’s golf team proved once again its top-25 ranking is not a fluke as it stayed in contention from start to finish at the Oklahoma City Classic Monday and Tuesday. #25 William Penn tied for fifth out of 11 teams with a 54-hole score of 945 (319-313-313) at the par-72 Lincoln […]


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