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Indians Run Record to 4-0 with 76-52 win

by Doug DeKock Centerville, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Boys’ basketball team travelled to Centerville Tuesday night with a chance to start 4-0 for the first time in 8 years. The Indians did just that in beating Centerville 76-52. In the past, Oskaloosa would play down to its competition but they seem to be leaving that […]

William Penn Fourth in First Ranking

Oskaloosa–Ten wins in its first 11 games have kept the Statesmen men’s basketball team near the head of the class as the NAIA Division I top-25 poll was released Tuesday. William Penn (10-1, 6-1 Heart) is down one spot from the preseason rating to #4 with 203 points and one first-place vote. It is the […]

Statesmen Ranked 33rd in First National Poll

Oskaloosa–Its best start in decades has the William Penn women’s basketball team on the national radar as the NAIA Division I top-25 poll was released Tuesday. The Statesmen (7-3, 6-1), who are off to their best 10-game start since 1992-1993, are unofficially #33 with six points. It is the first time the program has been […]

Dance Earns Three Division I Ratings at State Championships

Des Moines–The William Penn dance team opened up its 2016-2017 competitive season strong last Friday with a trio of high honors at the Iowa State Dance Team Association Championships. The program performed a trio of routines in the NAIA division at Wells Fargo Arena and received Division I ratings in all three. The first dance […]

Seddon, Johnson Snatch Inaugural T&F POW Awards

Oskaloosa–Derek Seddon (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) and Zack Johnson (Jr., Decatur, Ill., Mechanical Engineering) got their indoor seasons off to a rousing start last Saturday and they were rewarded for big efforts by sweeping the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Track and Field Athlete of Week honors Monday. Johnson won his first career […]

Palmer Fourth at Warhawk

Madison, Wis.–Bailey Palmer (Fr., Ottumwa, Iowa, Undecided) was in the top five to guide the Statesmen women’s bowling team at the Ebonite Warhawk Open Saturday and Sunday. WPU was fifth out of 20 teams with 8,223 pins in six regular games and four sets of Baker play. St. Francis (Ill.) was the best qualifying team […]

Trio Lead Statesmen at Warhawk Open

Madison, Wis.–Three individuals were in the top 10 as the William Penn men’s bowling squad performed well at the Ebonite Warhawk Open Saturday and Sunday. WPU was second out of 24 teams with 9,728 pins in six regular games and four sets of Baker play. Midland (Neb.) was the best qualifying team with 9,856 pins. […]

Slager nominated for Cliff Harris Award

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Ryan Slager ’19 is in the running for the prestigious Cliff Harris Award. Slager, a 6-0, 222-pound linebacker from Orland Park, Ill. (Amos Alonzo Stagg), was an All-Midwest Conference selection. Through the regular season, Slager leads the nation in tackles with 15.4 per game, with his total of 154 serving […]

Indian Boys Escape Knoxville in O.T. 63-59

by Doug DeKock One of the hardest things to do in sports is play immediately after a hard fought emotional win. That is what Oskaloosa had to overcome after a stunning overtime win Friday night at P.C. On Saturday afternoon 2-0 Knoxville came to town looking to knock the Indians down a notch. Knoxville came […]

Instant Classic!

by Doug DeKock Oskaloosa 76 – Pella Christian 70 Double Overtime If you were fortunate enough to attend, watch or listen to the Oskaloosa vs. Pella Christian game Friday “Instant ClassIc” might be the words that come to mind. Oskaloosa traveled to Pella for the opener of the Little Hawkeye Conference determined to shed the […]


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