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Effort plays key to Dutch men’s basketball win

PELLA — An Iowa Conference showdown with league leader Buena Vista ended in an 80-78 triumph for the Central College men’s basketball team Wednesday at P.H. Kuyper Gym. Central (13-11 overall, 7-8 conference) used hustle plays and offensive rebounds to overtake the Beavers after trailing by 11 with 7:29 left in the first half. “The […]

Kriegel’s career night not enough for Dutch women’s basketball team

PELLA — Junior forward Jackie Kriegel’s (Marengo, Iowa Valley HS) career-high 18 points were not enough for the Central College women’s basketball team to overcome Buena Vista Wednesday night, falling 81-68. Central (9-15 overall, 2-13 Iowa Conference) trailed 39-29 at halftime. “Buena Vista started the game quickly,” said coach Chelsea Petersen. “It took our women […]

Jones, Laudermilch Earn January Booster Club POM Honors

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the January Player of the Month awards. Senior basketball player Torren Jones (Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) claimed the Male award, while freshman track and field athlete Asia Laudermilch (Oskaloosa, Iowa, Physical Education) took home the Female honor. The award is the first for both […]

Statesmen Reach Century Mark in Road Win

Marshall, Mo.–For the seventh time this season, the William Penn men’s basketball team scored at least 100 points as it defeated Missouri Valley 100-82 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Monday. In a game postponed since January 14, #2 WPU (23-3, 19-3 Heart) was on fire from the floor to tally its fifth win […]

William Penn Snaps Losing Streak with 82-50 Road ‘W’

Marshall, Mo.–After 10 minutes of action Monday, the Statesmen women’s basketball team must have figured its recent struggles were going to continue, but William Penn flipped a switch and played likely its best ball of the year in defeating Missouri Valley 82-50 in Heart of America Athletic Conference competition. In a game postponed since January […]

William Penn Dismantles Culver-Stockton 122-82

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team made easy work of last-place Culver-Stockton Saturday, winning 122-82 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. #2 WPU (22-3, 18-3 Heart) notched its fourth win in a row, reaching the century mark for the sixth time this season. The navy and gold tallied 21 of the first 23 points and […]

Hansen Hits Six Three-Pointers in WPU Loss to Culver-Stockton

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s basketball team again suffered late-game struggles Saturday in a 74-70 Heart of America Athletic Conference loss to Culver-Stockton. William Penn (14-11, 12-9 Heart) was outshot 55.3%-30.6% and came up just short on the glass 38-36, but was tremendous behind the arc (11-for-24 3-PT) and in turnover margin (+11) by forcing the Wildcats […]

Lewis Reaches Final, Rivera and Simmons Place Third at Last Chance Tourney

Pella–A trio of Statesmen grapplers tallied three wins each as the Statesmen wrestling team ended its regular season at the Central Last Chance Invitational Saturday. In a rather small event, William Penn put just over a handful of wrestlers on the mat. Heavyweight Max Lewis paced the crew by placing second with a 3-1 record. […]

Men Battle to Silver at Heart Indoor Championships

Jacksonville, Ill.–The William Penn men’s track and field team put itself in the mix for its first league crown in over a decade, but finished just short as WPU competed at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday. The Statesmen men placed second out of 12 squads with 128 points, but […]

WPU Splits Season-Opening DH Against McPherson

McPherson, Kan.–Cory Russell (Sr., El Cajon, Calif., Education) enjoyed a great first day as a senior on the William Penn baseball team, helping the Statesmen to a split against non-conference foe McPherson Saturday. WPU (1-1) lost the opener 21-7, but rebounded with a 4-2 victory in the nightcap. The teams will face off in another […]


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