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Area Sectional Wrestling Recap

Osky News

by Jamie Brockman Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (E-B-F) won their Class 1A Wrestling Sectional at English Valleys Saturday with 202 points, while Sigourney-Keota finished 2nd with 185 points. Finishing first and second earned both teams a trip to the Class 1A Regional Team Dual tournament this Tuesday night at Sigourney.  Both teams will dual each other in the […]

Broncos’ Manning Says Retirement Decision Will Wait

Denver Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning and Carolina Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera (R) greet each other on the field after the Broncos defeated the Panthers in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

By Larry Fine SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) – Peyton Manning crowned a brilliant NFL career on Sunday as he helped steer the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory but put his retirement decision on hold. The 39-year-old Manning, who revolutionized the position while winning a record five NFL most valuable player awards, said he […]

William Penn Drops Top-25 Road Contest

William Penn University Athletics

Olathe, Kan.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team is not currently at full strength and unfortunately it could not slow down streaking MidAmerica Nazarene in an 87-78 Heart of America Athletic Conference loss Saturday. #7 William Penn (19-5, 12-4 Heart) lost to the 20th-ranked Pioneers (18-6, 12-4 Heart) to drop into a three-way tie atop the league […]

Statesmen Stumble in First Half Against #8 Pioneers

William Penn University Athletics

Olathe, Kan.–By the time the William Penn women’s basketball team finally sorted things out, it was too late as it fell 85-69 to #8 MidAmerica Nazarene in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Saturday. The Statesmen (11-12, 8-8 Heart) fell behind 19-8 after the first quarter and trailed 40-21 by halftime. Try and they did, […]

Errors, Missed Opportunities Spoil Season-Opening Weekend

William Penn University Athletics

Batesville, Ark.–The Statesmen softball team improved as the weekend progressed, but unfortunately not enough to pick up a victory as it opened 2016 winless against Lyon in a pair of non-conference doubleheaders Friday and Saturday. William Penn (0-4) began the year Friday with a 5-0 loss and a 6-1 setback. The team then fell two […]

Thompson Wins Twice, Men Place Second at Grinnell Invite

William Penn University Athletics

Grinnell–It their final tune-ups for the league championships, the Statesmen indoor track and field teams posted over a handful of season bests at the Grinnell Invitational Saturday. The William Penn men were second out of 15 teams with 76 points (Simpson won with 95), while the women were 11th of 14 squads with 19 points […]

Second-half slump costs Dutch women road basketball victory

Central College

INDIANOLA — The Central College women’s basketball team lost its momentum after halftime and subsequently suffered a setback against Simpson College 67-52 on Saturday. The Dutch (4-17, 1-9 Iowa Conference) shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, including an impressive 7-of-13 on 3-pointers. Emily Dine (sophomore, Olsmar, Fla., East Lake HS) finished […]

Central wrestling squad competes at Jim Fox Invitational

Central College

DUBUQUE — The Central College wrestling squad had a trio of wrestlers finish in the top-three Saturday at the Jim Fox Invitational hosted by the University of Dubuque It was another opportunity for Central’s underclassmen to take the main stage as coach Eric Van Kley rested his starters. Taking full advantage of the opportunity was […]

Central men lose lead late in second half, fall to Simpson

Central College

PELLA — A 16-4 run in the game’s final 5:18 propelled Simpson College to a 79-73 victory over the Central College men’s basketball team Saturday. After trailing the entire first half and trailing by as many as 12 points in the second, Central (14-7, 5-5 Iowa conf.) mounted a comeback against the Storm (13-8, 6-4 […]

Elect to Start the 2016 NASCAR Season with Iowa Speedway

Brandon McReynolds raced to his second consecutive win at Iowa Speedway Friday night in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series #ThanksKenny 150.

Fans invited to Flix Brewhouse to enjoy yearly Daytona 500 Watch Party NEWTON, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2016) – NASCAR is back, which means that it’s time to set politics aside and come together at Flix Brewhouse for the 58th running of the Daytona 500. Iowa Speedway and Flix Brewhouse will host the Speedway’s 10th Annual […]


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