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Statesmen Escape Evangel 89-87

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Springfield, Mo.–The William Penn men’s basketball team nearly blew a huge lead, but held on in the final seconds to snap a mini losing streak as it defeated Evangel 89-87 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Saturday. #2 WPU (16-3, 10-3 Heart), which entered having lost two in a row, went […]

Five Titles Captured at Central Invite

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Pella–The William Penn indoor track and field teams returned to the site of earlier-season success and again had a plethora of triumphs Saturday as they competed at the Central Athletics Classic. The Statesmen were originally slated to venture to Dubuque, but poor weather conditions forced them to make the short trip down […]

Pierre Places Sixth at Missouri Valley Invite

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Marshall, Mo.–Darquell Pierre (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla., Sociology) knocked off a ranked foe en route to placing as the William Penn wrestling team competed at the Missouri Valley Invitational Saturday. Pierre placed sixth at 133 pounds, while the Statesmen were 27th out 41 teams in the standings with 23 points. #1 Grand […]

Statesmen Win Streak Halted by Evangel

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Springfield, Mo.–The William Penn women’s basketball team headed south riding a nine-game winning streak to take on Evangel in a Heart of America Athletic Conference clash. Unfortunately, the Statesmen (17-2, 12-2 Heart) dropped the matchup to the Crusaders (11-7, 6-7 Heart) ending their win-streak, 73-65. WPU was outshot by its opponent 41%-37% […]

Clark has 3-point flurry in Central women’s basketball defeat

Central Dutch Athletics

DUBUQUE—Central College freshman guard Jenna Clark (Story City, Roland-Story HS) hit five first-half 3-point shots but American Rivers co-leader Loras College led wire-to-wire for a 71-49 women’s basketball victory Saturday. The Dutch (6-11 overall, 2-6 conference) fell behind 16-8 after one quarter but Clark helped keep the game close in the second period, hitting three […]

Second-half rally fizzles for shorthanded Central men’s basketball squad

Central Dutch Athletics

DUBUQUE—A spirited second-half rally fizzled for a shorthanded and undersized Central College men’s basketball team in a 106-91 loss at Loras College Saturday. Minus two injured frontcourt starters, the Dutch (7-10 overall, 4-4 American Rivers) had to rely on a four-guard lineup and still sliced a 20-point deficit to two points. After falling behind 53-33 […]

Dutch take two at league wrestling duals

Central Dutch Athletics

WAVERLY—Decisive victories over both Buena Vista University and the University of Dubuque highlighted the Central College wrestling team’s day at the American Rivers Conference duals on Saturday. Central beat the Beavers (4-4, 0-4 conference) 40-3 and the Spartans (8-5, 1-3 conference) 39-6. Central fell to Wartburg College (13-1, 6-0 conference) 31-9 in the final match […]

Central women runners-up at Dutch Athletics Classic

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — A plethora of top-three finishes led the Central College women’s track and field team in a runner-up effort at the Dutch Athletics Classic on Saturday. With 175.5 team points, Central was just off the pace set by NCAA Division II Truman State University (Mo.) of 184 points. “It was a solid day for […]

Title at home meet for Central men’s track team

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — A team championship at the Dutch Athletics Classic Saturday started off the Central College men’s track and field team’s spring season on the right foot. Central scored 168 points, while Truman State University (Mo.) had 159 in second place. Despite the solid team performance, first-year coach Brandon Sturman said there is still a […]

WPU Grits Out Win, Remains Unbeaten at Home

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s basketball team returned home riding an eight-game win streak as they took on Culver-Stockton in a Heart of America Athletic Conference showdown on Wednesday. William Penn (17-1, 12-1 Heart) battled through some lapses on the offensive end but came out of the match up with the victory over the […]

     

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