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WPU Starts 2017 at #23

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steilage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will begin its 2017 campaign as one of the top programs in the nation as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday. William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 Heart North) gained two positions from the spring poll, improving to #23 with 51 points. The Heart of America […]

Statesmen Looking for Improvement in Heart in 2017

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn volleyball team will be seeking to earn respect from the league as the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Thursday. WPU, which was 7-27 a year ago (0-13 Heart), has been selected to finish 14th in the 14-team conference. The navy and gold, who […]

William Penn Athletics #1 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The top individual performers get the spotlight once more as the #1 story of the 2016-2017 year is about our Statesmen All-Americans. Jamal Boma became the first All-American of the year, and the first ever for cross country (either team), as he concluded his record-breaking season with a big effort. Boma, who won three individual […]

William Penn Athletics #2 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–National-tournament runs by both William Penn basketball teams garner the runner-up spot on this year’s list. The men have cemented their case as one of the best programs in the NAIA, while the women proved their national stock is rising as well. The men went 33-4 overall, including a 23-3 record in the Heart of […]

Statesmen Again Predicted to Place Second in North

Oskaloosa–The William Penn football enters the 2017 season in familiar territory as the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ polls were released Monday. WPU (7-4 last year, 4-1 North) received 45 points and one first-place vote to sit in second in the North Division. The navy and gold were also second a year ago. […]

William Penn Athletics #3 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletic Department has gone through some major leadership changes and that story falls into our #3 slot in the ranking. For the first time in 10 years, the Statesmen will be under new leadership as Greg Hafner retired as Athletics Director and Nik Rule was hired as his successor. Hafner, who came […]

William Penn Athletics #4 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Our #4 story from this past year highlights a pair of runs to nationals by our men’s bowling and women’s golf teams. The men’s bowling squad had been snake-bitten the past few years when it came to the sectional tournaments, but this past March, the team rallied to extend its season another month. The Statesmen […]

William Penn Athletics #5 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–While our athletic achievements get most of the attention, our Statesmen student-athletes take their academics very seriously as well. At #5, here are some numbers that attest to that success. William Penn produced 27 NAIA Scholar-Athletes (juniors and seniors, 3.5 GPA) and 39 Heart of America Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes (juniors and seniors, 3.4 GPA). Those […]

Successful Indians Season Wraps Up

by Wade Steinlage History was made this summer, but the good times finally came to a close Tuesday night for the Oskaloosa baseball team as it was defeated by Harlan 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A State Tournament. Oskaloosa, which wraps up its year at 28-14, qualified for state for the first time […]

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 […]

       

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