Category archives for: Sports and Activities

Oskaloosa High School Hires New Boys Basketball Coach

An Oskaloosa High School Activities Press Release May 26, 2020 Oskaloosa High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Lenhart as the new high school head boy’s basketball coach. Brandon brings great experience to this position. Lenhart has 18 years of college basketball coaching experience, which included 5 years at William Penn as […]

Wang and Salas nominated for Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards Program

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA —Central College women’s soccer forward Katie Wang (junior, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Park Center HS) and women’s cross country/track and field runner Sarah Salas (senior, Dubuque, Hempstead HS) were included on an impressive national list of student-athletes honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments announced by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Thursday. The […]

Oskaloosa Community, BB & SB Spectators, Family & Friends,

An Oskaloosa Schools Activities Press Release As many of you know, Governor Reynolds announced last week that Iowa high schools would be able to start summer baseball and softball practice June 1. Our first games are scheduled for June 15, home vs. Pella Christian. Iowa will be the first state in the country to resume […]

VanDusseldorp Breaks 16 year Drought With SIS Win

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: With rain showers blanketing Southern Iowa on Wednesday the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to dodge the rain long enough to get racing action in. Night number two of the season was once again run in front of a closed grandstand due to the Covid-19 Pandemic regulations. The highlight of […]

Heart to Sponsor Women’s Wrestling

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s wrestling team will have a league title to contend for in its inaugural season as the Heart of America Athletic Conference will begin sponsoring the sport in the 2020-2021 academic year. With the addition, the list of sponsored Heart sports is now up to 22. There are five conference member institutions that […]

WPU Announces it will Open for Fall Classes, Sports

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

Oskaloosa–William Penn University President John Ottosson and Director of Athletics Nik Rule have announced that the University will be opening up for classes in the fall and that fall sports will go on as scheduled. In an announcement released last weekend, President Ottosson stated, “We are so excited to be able to tell you we […]

Kyle Offill Tops Field at 34 Raceway for First Career Sprint Invaders Win!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, May 24, 2020 – Tracy, California’s Kyle Offill took a quick liking to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, in his first visit and endured a two-hour rain delay and several restarts to claim his first career win with the Sprint Invaders. The victory, aboard the Country Builders Construction #88w […]

Numerous Student-Athletes on Easton/NFCA Academic List

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A large number of Statesmen softball players were honored for their work in the classroom as the 2020 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes were announced recently. A total of 14 individuals on Mike Christner’s team made the list, headlined by Lexi Resa (Jr., Liberty, Mo. Biology) with a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. Jessica Rogers (Jr., Peyton, […]

Albert Ford Named To Academic All-District Team

GRINNELL, Iowa – Albert Ford ’20 enjoyed a stellar campaign as a member of Grinnell College’s men’s swimming and diving team. Today, he received another prestigious honor – a spot on the CoSIDA NCAA Division III Academic All-District® At-Large Team. The At-Large division includes Women’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Bowling, Women’s Crew/Rowing, Men’s and Women’s Fencing, […]

Southern Iowa Speedway Sees First Racing Action of 2020

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: One month following the scheduled racing season opener, the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to run races still under the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines. Following Governor Reynolds restrictions, races were allowed but spectators were not allowed to attend. A great contingent of drivers attended the opening nights racing action on a […]


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