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Central rebounds after softball streak snapped

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Central College’s 11-game softball win streak ended with a thud in a 10-4 setback against Wis.-La Crosse before the Dutch rebounded with a 6-2 victory over Hamline University (Minn.) Saturday. Aided by two Central errors, Wis.-La Crosse (11-3) jolted the Dutch (12-2) with a two-run first inning and followed with four runs in the […]

Carey deals in Dutch baseball doubleheader split

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Central College junior pitcher Adam Carey (Pella) pitched a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.) in game one of a doubleheader however the team fell in game two 12-5 Saturday. Carey allowed four hits, walked five batters and struck out six Franklin & Marshall batters (9-5). […]

Jones Leads Statesmen to Second-Round Win Over Georgetown

Kansas City, Mo.–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) was great in Wednesday’s first round, but he was absolutely spectacular Friday as he guided the William Penn men’s basketball team to an 87-79 second-round victory over #4 seed Georgetown (Ky.) at the NAIA Division I National Championships. #1 seed WPU (32-3), out of the Duer bracket, […]

Central rallies past Trinity to extend softball streak

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Karly Olson (senior, Winterset) is a difference-maker in the pitching circle but it was her furious dash to first base that made the Central College softball team a winner Friday. Olson, who tossed a four-hit, five-inning 8-0 shutout of Hamline University (Minn.) earlier Friday morning, was up in a key bases-loaded two-out spot in […]

Dutch split baseball doubleheader

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Central College baseball team earned a split in a doubleheader with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, winning 12-0 before dropping game two 5-4 Friday. “We did a pretty good job offensively through the first game and part of the second game,” said coach Matt Schirm. “Pitching overall was pretty positive; we […]

Great Defense Not Enough as Statesmen Fall in Opening Round

Billings, Mont.–The William Penn women’s basketball team sought another extension to their history-making season, but were denied by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in a 59-45 opening-round loss at the NAIA Division I National Championships Thursday. Making the program’s first postseason appearance since 1988, the #8-seeded Statesmen (18-14) gave the top-seeded Warriors (32-1) all they could handle […]

Central scores lopsided softball wins

TUCSON, ARIZ.—The Central College softball win streak reached nine games with a 9-2 triumph over Augsburg College (Minn.) and a 13-5, six-inning victory over Robert Morris-Chicago (Ill.) Thursday. The process was at times untidy, but the results satisfactory for coach George Wares as the Dutch (9-1) resumed action in the Tucson Invitational Games after a […]

Palmer leads Dutch baseball team to win

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Central College sophomore pitcher Charlie Palmer (Chariton) struck out four batters over 6.1 innings in a 9-5 win over Knox College (Ill.) Thursday afternoon at the RussMatt Invitational. Central (3-6) scored in the top of the first after senior outfielder Seth Griffiths (Ottumwa) doubled to shallow leftfield and shortstop Garrett Saunders […]

Prestigious NCAA scholarship given to Central’s Gray

PELLA—A standout quarterback for the Central College football team, Riley Gray (senior, West Des Moines, Iowa/Waukee HS) has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for his academic and athletics excellence. Gray, a physics major, carries a 3.67 grade point average. He will receive $7,500 for postgraduate study and is one of just 29 male scholarship […]

Big Second Half Guides WPU to 100-78 First-Round Win

Kansas City, Mo.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team had tremendous contributions from several of its top talents, eventually wearing down #8 seed Loyola (La.) for a 100-78 first-round victory at the NAIA Division I National Championships Wednesday. Top-seeded William Penn (31-3), of the Duer bracket, won its opener for the fourth Championships trip in a row […]


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