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Oskaloosa Takes Third at State, Breaks Record for Wins

by Wade Steinlage A second-straight state title was not to be, but the Oskaloosa Indian softball team still produced a plethora of memorable moments last week as it closed out its 2017 season with a third-place finish. Fourth-seeded Oskaloosa (31-13) opened its title defense with a 3-2 (8 innings) win over #5 seed Mount Pleasant […]

Indians State Bound for First Time in Two Decades

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team is going dancing at state after a pair of late-inning rallies last week. For the first time since 1998 and just the second time in program history, Oskaloosa (28-13) has qualified for the state tournament. The Indians claimed the Class 3A District 12 title Monday with a […]

E-B-F Claims Heart-Breaking Runner-Up Trophy

by Wade Steinlage Just three outs away from its first-ever state title, the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket softball team was stunned as it was relegated to runner-up in Class 2A last week. The Rockets (32-8) began state competition Monday with a 7-2 win over #3 seed Waterloo Columbus. The #6 seed then took down #2 seed Interstate […]

Brown Surges after Absence at Knoxville

By Bob Wilson Knoxville Raceway, KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22) – Brian Brown returned to Knoxville after a two-week absence and came away the 410 victor at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sawyer Phillips took the 360 feature and Matthew Stelzer was the victor in the 305 division with 3M as the title sponsor for the night. […]

Abelson and VanDerWal win Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel IMCA Modified Event!

KNOXVLLE, Iowa (July 20, 2017) – On a very hot and humid night at the Knoxville Raceway the IMCA Modifieds pounded the historic black zook clay oval in the second running of the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel! 37 Modifieds and 36 SportMods entered on this night where temperatures reached 100 degrees forcing race officials to […]

Brondyke returns to Germany, Thorpe Cup

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY— The 2017 Drake Relays champion in the decathlon, Central College alum Kurtis Brondyke ‘11 continues his track and field season next weekend in Germany at the 24th annual Thorpe Cup. The Thrope Cup is annual competition between the United States of America and Germany in the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. Seven men […]

Grinnell swimmer to compete at World Swimming Championships

GRINNELL, Iowa – Last summer, Grinnell College swimmer Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 had the thrilling experience of competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Later this month, Tibatemwa makes another splash on the international stage when he represents his native Uganda at the 17th FINA World Championships swimming and diving competition in Budapest, Hungary. Tibatemwa says he will compete […]

Dutch golf alum plays at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, ILL. — An All-American golfer while at Central College, Darin Fisher ’97 played with the best men’s golfers in the world after earning an exemption to play at the John Deere Classic last weekend. Fisher, the PGA Professional at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Moravia, qualified for the PGA Tour event after winning […]

Carter Takes Hawkeye Dirt Tour Race at the Southern Iowa Fair

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 19th, 2017) – Hot and steamy night filled with action packed racing during night number two of the Southern Iowa Fair Races. The Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifeds made their yearly visit to the monster half mile. 64 cars signed in to compete during the […]

Central unveils new athletics graphic identity

PELLA—A refresh of the Central College athletics department’s graphic identity was unveiled Wednesday. It was produced by national athletics branding specialist Joe Bosack of Joe Bosack & Co. of Pottsville, Pa. Bosack has developed athletics brand identities for some 100 colleges and universities and is the creator of the NCAA’s national championship logos, including the […]


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