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Oskaloosa Fall Activities Guidelines

August 6, 2020 Oskaloosa Community, Parents, Spectators, Family & Friends, Fall activities are right around the corner. Oskaloosa High School will start fall practices August 10th and want to give you an update on how things will work and what they will look like. General: • If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been […]

Jenkins Happy with Schedule, Optimistic for Season

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Head Coach Jake Jenkins knows that every day brings more news and shifts in policies and procedures. But for now, the Oskaloosa Indians are scheduled to play a full set of games under the current Iowa High School Athletic Association plan. Making a schedule was undoubtedly a challenge this year […]

Todd Hafner Reflects on His Career

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Entering his 17th year at the helm of the William Penn University football program, Todd Hafner has seen it all over his time at WPU. With a 102-75-1 career record, Hafner helped turn a struggling program into a team that earned respect both on and off. While the head coach […]

Carter Takes Two At Caleb Hammond Memorial SIS

Caleb Hammond prepares to take the 46-7 car onto the track at the Southern Iowa Speedway. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

Oskaloosa, Iowa: A packed infield full of race cars greeted the Southern Iowa Fair crowd on Wednesday night for the 2nd Annual Caleb Hammond Memorial. At the age of 9 the racing community lost a young man that loved racing and his second annual Memorial race brought an outstanding field of cars to the Mahaska […]

Indians Stumble Against Grinnell

Oskaloosa — Heartbreak for both Osky teams to end the 2020 summer season. After softball had been called off due to potential exposure, the baseball team hosted the Tigers of Grinnell to start 3A sub-state 6 bracket play. Having gone 2-1 against Grinnell on the year, the Indians had confidence that they could move on, […]

Rico Abreu Electrifies Knoxville Crowd and Takes the Beef with Last Lap Heroics!

Justin Henderson Cashes in $9,000 Weekend with 360 Win; Devin Kline Regains All-time Leading Win Mark with Pro Sprints Victory by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 18, 2020) – Rico Abreu thrilled the Knoxville Raceway crowd with a move from third to first on the final lap to grab the $4,000 win in the 410 […]

Penske Wins Second Night in Iowa, Rahal Third

Newton — Without a repeat of last year’s major weather delays (and your author tragically getting soaked from shirt to flip-flops), the second half of the NTT IndyCar race in Newton went off with another good crowd on hand. Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon again climbed the scoring tower but it was last year’s winner […]

Last to First shows Pagenaud, Penske, Ready to Fight Dixon, Ganassi

by Justin Burtis Newton — A hot afternoon at Iowa Speedway saw a unique qualifying format tried for the first time, as the NTT IndyCar series lined up for the first race of a double header at the Fastest Short Track on the Planet. Each racer would take two laps for qualifying, the first would […]

Seven gain track and field academic honors for Central

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—The Central College women’s track and field team was named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association while seven Dutch men’s and women’s athletes received individual honors. Under coach Brandon Sturman, the women’s squad posted a 3.174 grade point average for the year, topping the minimum 3.100 standard. […]

Rain Washes Out Hall of Fame Night At SIS

Oskaloosa, Iowa: Rain moved into the Oskaloosa area on Tuesday night and continued throughout the majority of Wednesday leaving the officials of the Southern Iowa Speedway with no other choice than to cancel the race program which was to include the 2020 Hall Of Fame Induction ceremonies. The Hall of Fame night has been reset […]


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