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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 […]

YMCA swimmers earn Gold Medals

Pictured from left to right :  Nikolas Dykstra, Jarod Miller, Carter Huyser, and Jack Miller (submitted photo)

The Mahaska County YMCA recently sent 16 swimmers to the Regional swim meet at the University of Minnesota to compete against the best from 12 states from the Midwest area. Nikolas Dykstra, Jarod Miller, Carter Huyser and Jack Miller came away with 2 Gold medals while competing in the medley and free relay events for […]

Midwest Regional Swim Meet‏

Front row : Broedy Gilburn, Waylon Bolibaugh, John Wright, Mina Kim, Jessica Collins, Vivian Bolibaugh
Middle row:  Carson Breon, Jack Miller, Nikolas Dykstra, Carter Huyser, Jarod Miller
Back row:  Sophia Dykstra. Lindsay Breon, Brittany DeMoney, Veronica Bolibaugh, Claire Fiechtner

The Mahaska County YMCA sent 16 swimmers to the University of Minnesota to compete at the Midwest Regional Swim meet. This swim meet was opened up to 12 states to send their best swimmers to the meet to compete in a 2 day time period with morning and evening sessions taking place in 2 different […]

Lambers, Thrasher, Murty and Wolla Victorious at Osky Frostbuster

NASCAR racing legend Ken Schrader was on hand for the season opening 'Frost Buster' at the Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 1st, 2015) –No April fooling around on Wednesday Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway season officially began with the Musco Lighting Frostbuster. There was amazing racing all night long which saw cars going two and three wide through out the night. First feature of the night was the Pepsi […]

Plans continue for Community Event at Penn Central Mall

Mahaska County Recreation Foundation

MCRF will host a Dare Ya’ expo in the mall to introduce of all of the incredible clubs, activities, events and organizations available for anyone right here in our own community. Looking for “things to join” in the community, come out to this interactive, engaging event Sunday, March 29th from noon to 4 PM. Experience […]

2015 Iowa YMCA Competitive Swimming All-Stars


All-Star Team candidates should be committed to YOUTH DEVELOPMENT-positive role model, HEALTHY LIVING-taking an active role in a lifelong sport and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY-giving back and supporting others in their community. They should show dedication to YMCA swimming and great sportsmanship to all those around them. Claire Fiechtner and Jarod Miller were selected to the 2015 […]

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