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Hurricanes Capture Dirtbags NIT Title

Kneeling L to R - Lucas Bunnell, Hogan Rockhold, Colton Jones, Jackson Blythe, & Austin Hafner
Standing L to R - Coach Doug Yates, Nik Dykstra, Casey Hill, Cole Henry, Rian Yates, Jacob Hacker, Coach Vaughn Blythe, & Coach Todd Hafner
Missing from photo - Cole Kraber, Coach Troy Kraber

The Oskaloosa Hurricanes 14U USSSA baseball team claimed the championship at the Dirtbags NIT tournament in Altoona this past weekend. After an opening game loss, the Hurricanes rolled to four straight wins in earning their first title of the season. Oskaloosa opened Saturday pool play with a disappointing 7-5 loss to the Grand Slam Sabercats. […]

VanDerWal Wins Kelderman Hobby Shack SportMod Special

Wednesday night racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway for April 22, 2015.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 13th, 2015) – It was Beautiful early in the day but that turned in to cloudy and chilly night on Wednesday at the Southern Iowa Speedway on Kelderman Hobby Shack Night. Kids participated in foot races during intermission meanwhile 86 drivers signed in to tame the monster half mile […]

SEIBA Elementary Honor Band‏

Students left to right: Bradden Parson, trumpet; Jaylyn Walker, clarinet; Maddie Haines, flute; Mackenzie Hicks, clarinet; Mason Kreider, trumpet; Ethan Olivas, percussion; Alex McCombs, trombone; Preston VanEngelenhoven, alto saxophone.

Several sixth grade students from Oskaloosa Middle School participated in the first annual Southeast Iowa District Elementary Honor Band, which was held on April 25, 2014, at Washington High School. The honor band was lead by Dorothy Jacobi, director at Center – Point Urbana Schools in Center Point, Iowa. The day included full group rehearsals, […]

Ball, Dickey, McDaniel, Vanderbeek, Griffiths and Whalen Take Checkers on Pepsi Cola Night

Sprint cars invade the Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday night.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 6th, 2015) – Wednesday Night was full of action packed racing as the winged warriors from the Sprint Invaders invaded the Southern Iowa Speedway. 89 drivers signed in to compete in six classes on Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling Company Night. First feature of the night was IMCA Sport […]

Local Senior Babe Ruth Team Wins State

Oskaloosa Senior Babe Ruth (submitted photo)

The Senior Babe Ruth State tournament was hosted at the Lacey Recreation Complex on the Kentfield Fields over the weekend. Osky Maroon team came prepared and put their best foot forward during the tournament. Their competitive attitude and fantastic teamwork advanced them to the championship game on Sunday afternoon. The team took on Muscatine and […]

Cold, Wet, Rainy, still “Game On” at the Lacey Recreation Complex

Oskaloosa USSSA Softball at the Lacey Complex. (submitted photo)

Despite the cold temperatures and the rain of Friday night into Saturday morning, games for the “Spring Fever Frenzy” USSSA girls softball tournament were played over the weekend at the Lacey Recreation Complex. Saturday saw a three hour delay but games were underway by 11 AM and the tournament still managed to get the last […]

Porter Dominates Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock Special

Wednesday night racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway for April 22, 2015.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 22nd, 2015) – Mother Nature always seems to make a presence known on race nights and this time she made it well known she was in control as there was strong north winds and very chilly temperatures. 77 drivers signed in on Southern Iowa Chassis Night that featured the […]

Thrasher Wins Again on Pro Line Building Night

Southern Iowa Speedway racing action for April 15, 2015 (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 15th, 2015) – After Mother Nature took Drivers Get In Free Night a week ago, they got their chance on Wednesday Night as it was Pro Line Building Company Night at the races. 85 race teams checked in to tame the big half mile. First feature of the night […]

Partners Work Together to Prepare for Soccer Season at Lacey Recreation Complex Stadium

Volunteers work on the new grass soccer field to prepare it for the high school season. (submitted photo)

Several entities worked together to insure that the Lacey Recreation Complex soccer field was ready to launch on Monday. The High School girls stepped out onto a beautiful new grass field ready to play a game of soccer on Monday evening but behind the scenes began several days previous. Volunteer partners from William Penn University, […]

Alumni Play Soccer at the Stadium at Lacey Complex

Alumni Play Soccer (submitted photo)

Greg Walter, current Oskaloosa High School Girls Soccer coach and long time soccer fan, hosted an alumni game on Saturday April 4th at the stadium at the Lacey Complex. “I think this could start a new tradition,” said Coach Walter, “This is an opportunity to re-connect alumni with current players and a chance for alumni […]

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