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William Penn Airs it Out to Defeat Evangel

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Ozark, Mo.–Going way off script, the Statesmen football team racked up some solid passing numbers and held off Evangel 25-20 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference North-South Crossover game Saturday. William Penn (3-2) is known for a potent ground game, but recorded a few long completions on its way to 218 […]

Strong Second Day Leads WPU to Another Title

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Galena, Ill.–The Statesmen men’s golf team enjoyed Monday’s tournament win so much, it decided to do it again as it garnered gold at the Clarke Classic Friday and Saturday. William Penn was first out of nine teams with a two-day score of 632 (327-305) at the par-72 Eagle Ridge Golf Course (North […]

William Penn Denied Upset of 20th-Ranked Ravens

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Atchison, Kan.–The Statesmen men’s soccer team was en route to a big road upset Saturday, but a pair of late goals sunk the Statesmen in a 2-1 setback to #20 Benedictine in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. WPU (4-3-1, 1-2 Heart) was every bit as good as the Ravens (6-2-1, 1-2 […]

Statesmen Drop 3-0 Decision to #15 Benedictine

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Atchison, Kan.–One of the top programs in the NAIA stymied the William Penn women’s soccer team Saturday as it was shut out 3-0 by #15 Benedictine in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. WPU (3-4, 0-3 Heart) remains winless in league play, but did not stand down against the Ravens (7-1, 2-1 […]

Balanced offensive attack guides Central to women’s soccer victory

Central Dutch Athletics

INDIANOLA — Five different players found the back of the net, including a pair of goals from midfielder Olivia Denham (junior, Bondurant, Bondurant-Farrar HS), to help the Central College women’s soccer team rush Simpson College 7-0 Saturday afternoon. Solidifying their largest margin of victory this season, the Dutch (8-1-0 overall) picked up their first conference […]

Ryan Humphrey Wins 29th Running of the Knoxville Extreme Enduro!

Ryan Humphrey Wins 29th Running of the Knoxville Extreme Enduro (submitted photo)

by Eric Arnold Knoxville, IA – September 23, 2017 – Ryan Humphrey of Rose Hill took the win at the 29th running of the Knoxville Extreme Enduro at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Humphrey completed 200 laps in just under two hours, and was paid $1,000 for his efforts. Brothers Tyler and Jacob Sutter would swap […]

Central rallies for volleyball tourney split

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—A spirited comeback carried the Central College volleyball team to a home-court split of its four matches in the Iowa Conference-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Crossover Saturday. The Dutch (8-9) were outdueled by Wisconsin Lutheran earlier Saturday, 25-21, 25-21, 15-25, 28-26 but closed with a 25-16, 22-25, 14-25, 27-25, 15-7 triumph over Milwaukee School of Engineering […]

Dutch erase 17-0 football deficit in rout

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Nebraska Wesleyan’s 17-0 lead melted in the steamy Schipper Stadium turf as freshman quarterback Blaine Hawkins’ (Ankeny) sizzling collegiate debut fueled the Central College football team’s offensive eruption in a 52-27 comeback homecoming win over Nebraska Wesleyan Saturday. The day was not trending well early. Midway through the second quarter, the Dutch (2-2 overall, 1-1 […]


L-R: Athletic Trainer Laura Norberg, Senior Blake Van Veldhuizen, Senior Brandt Brown, and Physical Therapist Carol Kelderman smile in front of the newly renovated taping table

Oskaloosa, Iowa – If you’re a student at Oskaloosa High, you have the opportunity to take Mrs. Anna Gritters’ Written Communications course. It’s a college-prep writing class that approximately 75-125 students choose to take each year. But the course does more than just prepare students for college writing courses. It’s helping them make real differences […]

Indians Fought Tough Against Solon Machine

The Indians played four quarters with a tough Solon team.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was homecoming week in Oskaloosa, and the Indians knew they had an uphill battle against number one ranked Solon if they were to get the win. Going into the night, the Indians believed that they would match up closer in the game. Oskaloosa Head Football Coach Jake Jenkins spoke about the […]


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