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Summer Sports Season Got Underway Monday Night… Sort Of

By Jamie Brockman Oskaloosa softball was heard live here on Oskaloosa News with Jamie Brockman and Doug DeKock Monday night, but Mother Nature had different plans on how much we were going to be able to enjoy. Oskaloosa traveled to Albia for a season opener featuring two very successful, competitive programs, but could only finish […]

One Oskaloosa Family Shares Multiple State Titles

by Jamie Brockman Growing up, every athlete wants to be the best and win championships; however it takes a lot of hard work and dedication from coaches, parents and the athlete. Oskaloosa High School has won state championships in five team sports in school history. Boys golf and boys Cross Country have each enjoyed big […]

‘Finished Business’ – 3A Title Comes Home To Oskaloosa

The Oskaloosa Indians are Iowa's Class 3A State Champions.

by Jamie Brockman and Ken Allsup Des Moines, Iowa – Dreams… pride… history. All that and more was accomplished on Friday night when Oskaloosa beat Little Hawkeye Conference foe Norwalk 48-44 to win the Class 3A State Basketball Championship. This was Oskaloosa’s first ever title in basketball. The team’s theme all tournament long was “Unfinished […]

Oskaloosa To Title Game – Where They Will Find A Familiar Foe

The Oskaloosa Indians celebrate after defeating Winterset to head back to the 3A championship game.

by Jamie Brockman Once again it wasn’t exactly pretty, but Oskaloosa survived another nail-biting, physical dog fight in the Class 3A semifinals, outlasting Winterset 48-43 to advance to their second consecutive Class 3A State Championship game. Senior Austin Hafner got Osky off to a quick start draining two three-pointers as the Indians jumped out to […]

Oskaloosa Survives Opening Game At ‘The Well’

Cole Henry drives to the hoop against Marion on Tuesday afternoon.

by Jamie Brockman It may not have been pretty, but as the ol’ cliché says, a win is a win and champions find ways to win even when things don’t go as expected. That’s exactly what Oskaloosa did Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Marion 51-49 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A State Basketball […]

Back To The ‘Well’ On Unfinished Business

2018-19 3A State Qualifier Oskaloosa Indians.

by Jamie Brockman Oskaloosa is headed back to the Class 3A Boys State Basketball Tournament for the second straight year following a commanding 58-37 win over Fairfield in the 3A SubState final at Mount Pleasant Monday night. Despite being the top seed, Oskaloosa was forced to travel to Fairfield’s backyard in Mount Pleasant. The travel […]

Indians One Game Away From The Well

The 2018-19 Oskaloosa Boys Basketball Team.

by Jamie Brockman The Oskaloosa Boys road to state continued Thursday night as the Indians moved one step closer to Wells Fargo Arena with a convincing 78-53 win over Washington in the Class 3A Substate semifinal. After a competitive first quarter that saw Oskaloosa holding a 19-13 lead, it was all Indians from that point, […]

Indians Start Postseason Over South Tama

by Jamie Brockman The Oskaloosa boys basketball team opened their postseason with a commanding 65-28 win at home over South Tama Monday night. South Tama’s strategy was to hold the ball, run the clock and take the Indians run and gun game away. It worked for about the first 10 minutes or so as Osky […]

Area Wrestlers Headed To The Well

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by Jamie Brockman The brackets are now set for next week’s Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, and the local area will once again be well represented on the mats. In a Class 2A District meet at Knoxville, PCM won the team title with Carlisle second, followed by […]

Indians Wrestling Season Comes To An End

by Jamie Brockman Oskaloosa knew they’d have their work cut out for them to advance anyone to state, competing in a tough Class 3A District wrestling tournament at Des Moines East Saturday. To no one’s surprise, Southeast Polk dominated the team race, advancing to the Class 3A State Duals on Wednesday, also advancing eleven of […]


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