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The Streak Continues at Iowa Speedway

Justin Allgaier’s Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane celebration (Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman Photography)

Allgaier becomes the eighth different winner in the last eight races at The Fastest Short Track on The Planet NEWTON, Iowa (June 17, 2018) – Following his victory at Dover International Raceway, Justin Allgaier was given a penalty that had the potential to alter his entire season. Due to the penalty, Allgaier and the JR […]

Oskaloosa Baseball Avenges Loss to Close Out Week

Tyler Miller hits the brakes at 3rd base against Grinnell. (photo by Tasha Janssen)

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indians baseball team took on strong opposition this week, but came out stronger, including owning a three-game winning streak. Oskaloosa (11-5, 7-2 LHC) began it all on Monday with a 3-0 loss to Indianola. The squad bounced right back with a dominating 14-0 (5 innings) win over Pella Christian Wednesday […]

Indian Softball Closes Week on Seven-Game Winning Streak

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indians softball team was knocked around early on this week, but then took out its frustration on the rest of its competition. OHS (19-4, 9-3 LHC), which remains #6 in Class 4A, started the week by being shutout twice by Indianola Monday, falling 10-0 (5 innings) and 3-0. The crew […]

Brian Brown Earns Fifth Win of Season at Knoxville!

The three winners Saturday night at Knoxville were: Mason Daniel (360), Brian Brown (410) and Eric Bridger (305) (Knoxville Raceway Photo)

Mason Daniel Pulls Off Shocker in 360’s; Eric Bridger Dominates 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Brian Brown raced past Lynton Jeffrey to win his fifth feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up $4,000 for his 42nd career victory at Knoxville aboard […]

Home Sweet Home for Grimes, Iowa Native

Brett Moffitt’s Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane celebration (Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman Photography)

Brett Moffitt collected his second career win at Iowa Speedway NEWTON, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Saturday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series M&Ms 200 presented by Casey’s General Store served as a victorious homecoming for Grimes, Iowa’s Brett Moffitt. Moffitt, in his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway, led […]

Barnstormers Crush Titans

Iowa wins 54-21 in Des Moines DES MOINES -The Iowa Barnstormers (11-3) beat the Cedar Rapids Titans (3-11) 54-21 Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. At the start of the first quarter Iowa quarterback Drew Powell scored on a 14-yard touchdown run. On the next drive Powell marched the ball in […]

Title winner Sturman named Central track and field coach

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Brandon Sturman, who piloted Aurora University (Ill.) to five indoor and outdoor men’s and women’s conference championships in two seasons, is the new head coach of Central College’s nationally prominent men’s and women’s track and field squads. Sturman replaces Joe Dunham, who will focus on his duties as men’s and women’s cross country coach after […]

Statesmen Excel Academically in 2017-2018

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn University athletic teams did not only succeed in competition this past school year, but they flourished in the classroom as well. While six programs earned berths to their respective national tournaments, over half of WPU’s athletic teams also surpassed the coveted 3.0 barrier for team Grade Point Average during 2017-2018. […]

Central’s Alberts named to preseason football honor squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College placekicker Jon Alberts (junior, Huntley, Ill.) was tabbed for the Street & Smith’s football preseason Division III All-America squad. Alberts was the only Iowa Conference player selected. Last fall, Alberts set a school record with 14 field goals in 16 attempts, including a record four field goals in a win over Augustana College […]

WPU Places 57th in Directors’ Cup Standings, Scores Most Points Ever

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–An excellent winter was complemented by a terrific spring as the final Learfield Sports NAIA Directors’ Cup Standings were released recently. The Statesmen completed the year in 57th place with 272.5 points; nearly 250 institutions are in the NAIA. The 272.5 points are the most ever since moving to the NAIA, while the 57th-place finish […]


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