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Sunday Adult Challenger League Ballgame at the Lacey Recreation Complex

Ryan Harkema shares a laugh with a Challenger League participant. (submitted photo)

The Mahaska YMCA, along with Imagine the Possibilities hosted an Adult Challenger League ball game on Sunday 8-10-14 at the Lacey Recreation Complex ball field. The almost 40 players formed the Jets and Cubs teams, all from Mahaska, while over 50 spectators cheered them on. Ryan Harkema, YMCA’s Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director, could be […]

OFL 3rd & 4th Grade Tryouts

Oskaloosa Football League try-outs on August 5th.

Oskaloosa Football League began their fall season at the Lacey Recreation Complex Tuesday night (August 5th). Third and fourth grade boys took the field at 5:30 p.m. for tryouts which included running, hitting and catching drills as coaches assessed from the sidelines. Parents lined the fences to cheer on their kids and one dad proudly […]

Brown, Lowry, Carter, Whalen and Schroeder Take Checkers on Bill & Ray’s Night

22R  Todd Reitzler and 10C  Cayden Carter run side by side during Heat 1 of the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars at the Southern Iowa Speedway.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 30th, 2014) – Wednesday’s nights racing action was hot and heavy all night long on Bill & Ray’s Truck Repair and Wrecker Service Night. The youngster had a candy toss on the front stretch during intermission thanks to the night’s sponsor. The Stock Car King of the Hill saw […]

Statesmen Dominate City Tourney

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s golf program put forth its best efforts on home soil by taking the top spots at the Oskaloosa City Tournament Sunday. Demi Coertze (Jr., Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Communications) dominated the eight-person field for the women’s title, posting a one-over 71 and a one-under 69 for an even-par 140 at Edmundson […]

Oskaloosa Blaze Place Second At World Series

The Oskaloosa Blaze recently competed in the 12 usssa World Series held in Kansas City Mo.  There were over 50 teams quallified in their 12u bracket.  Blaze defeated teams from Iowa,Missouri,Nebraska,Arkansas,and Kansas.   Blaze was defeated by the Oklahoma Power Cats with the final score of 2-1. Placing blaze 2nd at the World Series.  Oskaloosa Blaze gave up 19 runs while  scoring 33 runs  Giving them a record or 6 wins and 2 loses.for the 2014 Kansas City Mo.  World Series.  Team members are from left to right. back row. Coach Ben Moorman,Megan Moorman, Emma  Deucore,  Taylor Wills,  Marleigh Denburger,  Chloe Bossard,  Ashlee Smith, Coaches Jamie Bossard, Garrett Deucore.  Front row,left Nikki Parlet,  Reace Thomas, Lauren Trainer, Ava Vande Wall, and  Emily Richmond.

The Oskaloosa Blaze recently competed in the 12 usssa World Series held in Kansas City Mo. There were over 50 teams qualified in their 12u bracket. Blaze defeated teams from Iowa,Missouri,Nebraska,Arkansas,and Kansas. Blaze was defeated by the Oklahoma Power Cats with the final score of 2-1. Placing blaze 2nd at the World Series. Oskaloosa Blaze […]

Hughes Makes It Six In a Row at Osky

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 23rd, 2014) – Well after a last week’s busy week of racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway is a rather calm week as nobody new what to expect. Racing was exciting despite the car count which saw three drivers continue there winning streaks. First feature of the night was […]

Marriott Takes the $1,000 on Night Two of the Southern Iowa Fair

Southern Iowa Speedway Fan Appreciation Night

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 16th, 2014) – Night Number Two of racing during the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair on Wednesday Night was just as exciting as it was on Tuesday. The night was sponsored by KBOE Radio and Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling Company which also saw the inaugural class be inducted into the […]

Schroeder Takes HDT Win at the Southern Iowa Fair

Fan Appreciation Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway - June 12, 2013

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 15th, 2014) – Tuesday Night was the first of two nights of IMCA’s Weekly Racing Series racing during the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair. The headliner on the night sponsored by KBOE Radio and Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling was the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds which saw 32 […]

Oskaloosa Storm Wins Wisconsin Ho Down Tournament & 2014 State Runner UP

Pictured (L-R)  Front Row: Colton Stout, Wyatt Krier, Kadin Gerard, Reece Sarver,

Back Row:  Dustin Gerard, Tyler Miller, Tyson Breuklander, Iszac Schultz, Noah Van Veldhuizen, Colton Butler,Andrew Else, Travis Miller  Not pictured:Parker Van Waardhuizen (submitted photo)

The Oskaloosa Storm 12U baseball team went 5-0 in the Wisconsin Dells. The Storm played their first pool game against the Chicago Diamond Dawgs and won with a score of 10-8. The second pool game was against the Wisconsin Greenfield Jr. Hawks and handed them a 9-1 defeat with solid hitting and strong defense. The […]

Vanderbeek Repeats As Winner of the Great American Stock Car Shootout

Stock Car (Photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 3rd, 2014) – The second night of the 19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial saw beautiful skies and some great racing all night long. Also the inaugural class of the Southern Iowa Speedway Hall of Fame was announced and will be inducted […]

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