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2015 Oskaloosa Girls Track & Field Wrap-Up

Oskaloosa Indians

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The end of the school year means that, with the exception of softball and baseball, the 2014-15 season is nearly complete. This year, the 2015 OHS Girls Track & Field Team consisted of 25 athletes that racked up 21 season best relay times, and 99 personal records. The team was the meet […]

OHS Girls Compete At State Pentathlon

Three members of the girls track team traveled to Washington, IA today to compete in the IATC (Iowa Association of Track Coaches) State Pentathlon. The girls competed very well. Each athlete competes in all 5 events. (100 m hurdles, Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump and the 800 m run) Place Athlete time points distance […]

Grove Named Academic All-American

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–Brittanee Grove (Sr., Runnells, Iowa, Elementary Education) took home one of the most prestigious honors available to a collegiate student-athlete as she was named a 2015 Capital One College Division Softball Academic All-American by CoSIDA Monday. Grove received First-Team Academic All-American status on the College Division’s Softball list. The accolade recognizes student-athletes not only for […]

Highest Ranking Ever for Statesmen at #12

William Penn Women's Athletics

Oskaloosa–Thanks to a tremendous outing at last week’s national tournament, the William Penn women’s golf program vaulted all the way up to #12 in the NAIA’s postseason top-25 poll Friday. The Statesmen, who placed 12th at nationals, received 293 points to claim their highest-ranking ever; their previous best was #16 in last year’s postseason poll. […]

Seddon Takes 4th, McCastle 7th to Highlight Nationals Trip

William Penn University Athletics

Gulf Shores, Ala.–Thanks to a pair of All-America finishes, the William Penn track and field teams turned a tough start into a terrific outing at the NAIA National Championships Friday. After two Statesmen qualifiers were unable to get on the podium, Derek Seddon (So., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) and Cornelius McCastle (So., McKinney, Texas, Industrial […]

Simmons, Edwards Honored as Scholar-Athletes

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Alora Simmons (Jr., Newton, Iowa, Elementary Education) and Alex Edwards (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Elementary Education) were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2014-2015 Daktronics-NAIA Track and Field Scholar-Athletes Friday. Simmons owned a 3.76 Grade Point Average entering this spring, while Edwards had a 3.54 GPA. They were among a list […]

Scholar-Athlete Recognition to Swink

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Jeremy Swink (Sr., Burlington, Iowa, Physical Education) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2014-2015 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Thursday. Swink, who owned a 3.62 Grade Point Average, was among a list of 165 men’s golfers from within the NAIA to be awarded the laurel. The honor is the […]

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. […]

Christner Inducted into State Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Mike Christner played men's fastpitch softball for over 20 years (photo courtesy William Penn University)

Oskaloosa–Before he became William Penn’s highly-successful softball coach, Mike Christner was a standout men’s fastpitch softball player and his career on the diamond was deservedly recognized over the weekend as he was inducted into the Iowa Men’s Fastpitch Hall of Fame Sunday. Christner played over 20 years on teams from throughout the state, including Waterloo, […]

Iowa Speedway Double Header on National Television Thursday

Iowa Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Season 2 episode of West End Salvage will air May 21 NEWTON, Iowa (May 20, 2015) – Thursday night’s blueprint is simple. Take one part Iowa Speedway, one part Don Short. Add a handful of Chevrolet auto parts and a pinch of designers. The result: an episode of DIY Network’s […]

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