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Points record falls in Central men’s basketball loss

Central Dutch Athletics

CLEVELAND, OHIO—It was the most combined points ever in a Central College men’s basketball game but not even 85 points from three players could get the Dutch past Greenville College (Ill.) in a 145-140 setback Saturday. Competing in the Bill Sudeck Tournament at Case Western Reserve University, Central got a game-high 29 points from forward […]

Unforgettable! Central knocks off Wartburg with 2-point OT conversion

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—It was epic. The 42-point Central College football first-half explosion. The furious 35-point Wartburg College second-half comeback that left the Dutch dazed. The record point totals. And, most of all, the Hunter Robinson (senior, Lisbon) stretch for a dramatic game-winning 2-point conversion in Central’s 57-56 overtime upset of the No. 7-ranked Knights that will remain […]

Central sends young wrestlers to Millikin

Central Dutch Athletics

DECATUR, ILL. — The Central College wrestling team was represented by some of its younger and reserve wrestlers at the Millikin Open on Saturday, earning a handful of top-eight finishes. There were no team scores kept at this tournament. None of Central’s starters from Thursday’s dual against William Penn University competed. Freshman Christian Wilson (Houston, […]

Statesmen Use Big First Half to Advance in Tournament

Oskaloosa–Ethan Martinez (Fr., Kansas City, Kan., Business Management) posted his first career hat trick and Eduardo Bonatto (Sr., Rio Grande, Brazil, Business Management) set a new standard for offensive excellence as the duo led the William Penn men’s soccer team to a 5-3 victory over #7 seed MidAmerica Nazarene in the Heart of America Athletic […]

Frantic Central men’s basketball comeback falters in season opener

Central Dutch Athletics

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Down seven with just a minute remaining, the Central College men’s basketball team got a good look at a last-second game-winner before dropping a 96-94 season-opening decision to Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) Friday night. The Dutch (0-1) got a career-high 26 points from sophomore forward Thomas Spoehr (Bennington, Neb.) while forward Caden Mauck […]

Freshmen give Central lift in women’s basketball opener

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—With a boost from a pair of freshmen, the Central College women’s basketball team displayed some balance it has often lacked in recent years and opened the year by bolting past Grinnell College 68-48. All-conference senior forward Kendall Brown (Moravia) had 16 points and seven rebounds and added to her career blocked shots record with […]

WPU Shut Out by Central in Opener

William Penn University Athletics

Pella–The Statesmen wrestling team had a tough season opener, falling 52-0 to Central in dual-meet action Thursday. William Penn (0-1) was unfortunately only able to go the distance in three weights. Matthew Landsperger (Fr., Knoxville, Iowa, Sociology) had the best effort, falling 9-3 to Tanner Zimmerman at 197 pounds. Nadhelo Charles-Pierre (Jr., Miramar, Fla., Sports […]

Dutch win decisively in first wrestling dual

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Registering victories by fall in five of the 10 weight classes, the Central College wrestling team demolished William Penn University 52-0 Thursday night. In the first dual for either team, Central (1-0) got four consecutive pins against the Statesmen (0-1) from 141 pounds to 165 pounds. Daniel Radcliffe (senior, Lockport, Ill., Lockport Township […]

Yang named to Academic All-District Soccer Team

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Jasper Yang ’21 gets it done both on the soccer field and in the classroom, a fact backed up by his being named to the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-District® Team for the second season in a row. Yang, a forward and biology major from Stow, Mass. (Nashoba Regional, made history […]

Statesmen Nearly Upset #9 Columbia

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Behind huge performances from Brittany West (Jr., Shakopee, Minn., Sports Management) and Brenda Pennington (Sr., Hammond, Ind., Psychology), the William Penn women’s basketball team pushed a perennial power to the brink, eventually falling 71-68 to #9 Columbia (Mo.) in a top-25 non-conference battle Wednesday. #25 WPU (2-1) had its home winning streak come to an […]


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