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WPU Finishes 14th at Nationals

by Wade Steinlage Oklahoma City, Okla.–The Statesmen women’s golf team wrapped up a tremendous campaign with one more strong round as it concluded play at the NAIA National Championships Friday. William Penn carded a 304 to finish 14th with an overall score of 1,229 (315-309-301-304) at the par-72 Lincoln Park Golf Club (West Course). British […]

Central’s Miranda splits matches at World Team Trials

Central Dutch Athletics

RALEIGH, N.C.—Former Central College wrestler Jaime Miranda split a pair of matches at the World Team Trials Challenge Friday. Representing the U.S. Marines Corp, Miranda, the No. 8 seed, won his 87-kilogram (191 pounds) Greco-Roman pigtail match against the No. 9 seed, 3-1, but then drew the No. 1 seed, Ben Provisor of the Nittany […]

Boschma, Isiminger earn all-conference tennis plaudits

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The two-highest seeded Central College men’s tennis players both received All-American Rivers Conference accolades the league office announced Thursday afternoon. Sophomores William Isiminger (North Aurora, Ill., West Aurora HS) and David Boschma (Olathe, Kan., Northwest HS) were both selected for the singles play while Boschma also was recognized for doubles. Isiminger was 5-2 […]

Best Round in Nationals History Helps Statesmen Move Up Standings

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oklahoma City, Okla.–Nearly breaking the 300 mark at nationals for the first time ever, the William Penn women’s golf team continued to improve at the NAIA National Championships Thursday. WPU tallied a 301 and moved up one rung into a tie for 14th with an overall mark of 925 (315-309-301) at the […]

Dutch track athletes enter final qualifying marks

Central Dutch Athletics

NAPERVILLE, ILL.— Competing with partial squads at the Gregory Invitational and Augustana Twilight Qualifier Thursday, the Central College track and field team entered its final qualifying meets prior to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships next weekend. Gregory Invitational Freshman Jeremy Fopma (Marion) placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, entering the top-30 […]

Central’s Coppess advances in NCAA women’s golf tourney

Central Dutch Athletics

HOUSTON, TEXAS—Central College’s Brittany Coppess (senior, Clinton) advanced to Friday’s final round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship. But the Dutch couldn’t muster the late charge they needed Thursday to move on as a team. Needing to crack the top 15 to make the cut for Friday’s final round, Central posted its highest […]

William Penn Makes Cut, Moves Up to 15th

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oklahoma City, Okla.–The Statesmen women’s golf team improved six strokes and slipped inside the cutline as it continued at the NAIA National Championships Wednesday. WPU posted a score of 309 and improved two positions to 15th with an overall mark of 624 (315-309) at the par-72 Lincoln Park Golf Club (West Course). […]

Central eyes NCAA women’s golf cut line

Central Dutch Athletics

HOUSTON, TEXAS—A pivotal third round looms ahead for the Central College women’s golf team at the NCAA Division III Championship. The back nine was not kind to the Dutch in Wednesday’s second round at the 5,889-yard, par-72 Bay Oaks Country Club. After a strong opening nine, Central slipped two spots to 19th in the elite […]

Central lands five on all-region softball squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College’s American Rivers champion softball team landed five players on the NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region squad. Pitcher Mariah Fritz (senior, Tama, East Marshall HS), second baseman Kaitlyn Andresen (junior, Davenport, Assumption HS) and shortstop Daria Parchert (sophomore, Illinois City, Ill., Rockridge HS) were second-team honorees while center fielder Sara Tallman (junior, Pella) and […]

Three Central baseball players tabbed all-conference

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Three Central College senior baseball players were named to the All-American Rivers Conference second team on Wednesday afternoon. Shortstop Garrett Saunders (Bonaparte, Van Buren HS) is a repeat selection while Coy Moore (Hamilton, Twin Cedars HS) was picked as an outfielder and Tanner Wood (Pella) was cited as a utility player. Junior starting […]


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