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Central to host NCAA football second-round game

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College will host Wheaton College (Ill.) in an NCAA Division III Football Championships second-round game Saturday. Game time is noon at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium in Pella. Tickets are $10 for adults, while tickets for seniors and students are $5. Children age 2 and under are admitted free. All tickets are general admission […]

Central soars to 61-35 NCAA football triumph

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Bethel University (Minn.) threw some of the season’s biggest blows at the Central College football team Saturday but quarterback Blaine Hawkins (5th-year, Ankeny) answered with seven touchdown passes and yet another record day in a 61-35 first-round NCAA Division III playoff victory. Central (11-0), ranked No. 10 by the AFCA and No. 8 by D3football.com, […]

Statesmen Record Program’s First Win at Nationals

William Penn University Athletics

Fort Wayne, Ind.–The William Penn men’s soccer team recorded a program first on Thursday, winning the first game of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round over the #16 Milligan Buffaloes by a score of 3-1. The victory marked the first time in program history that the team has won a game in the national tournament. […]

Nine Named to All-Heart North Teams

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Nine individuals from the William Penn football program were honored with postseason recognition as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division teams were announced Thursday. Fullback Ben Sherman (Grad., Troy, Pa., Master’s of Sports Management), tight end Adrian Aviles (Sr., Chicago, Ill., Nursing), and Rodney Hall (Fr., Detroit, Mich., Psychology), who was voted in […]

Dutch take down ranked wrestlers in loss to Coe

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The Central College wrestling team knocked off a pair of top-five wrestlers from Coe College in a 30-7 loss Thursday night. Coe, the No. 4 team in the NWCA Division III preseason poll, was victorious in the first dual of the season for both teams. The Dutch started the night hot with an […]

WPU Up to #3

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team’s perfect start to the season has netted an improvement in the rankings as the NAIA released its first top-25 poll Wednesday. William Penn (6-0) improves one spot from the preseason rating to #3 with 555 points. The navy and gold also own one of the 21 first-place votes. It marks […]

Statesmen Just Miss Upset of #12 Missouri Valley

William Penn University Athletics

Marshall, Mo.–The William Penn men’s wrestling team dominated the middle weights, but a forfeit was the difference maker in a 24-22 Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet loss to #12 Missouri Valley Tuesday. WPU (1-1, 0-1 Heart) won five of the nine contested matchups and led 22-10 with three weight classes left. Unfortunately, the […]

Quartet Garner All-Heart Accolades

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Four members of the Statesmen women’s volleyball program were recognized for exceptionable campaigns as the 2021 all-Heart of America Athletic Conference teams were announced Tuesday. Corrin Lepper (Sr., Jefferson City, Mo., Exercise Science) and Alyssa Young (Jr., Winter Springs, Fla., Biology) were chosen for the 14-member second team, while Alyvia Johnson (Fr., Owatonna, Minn., Elementary […]

Statesmen Stage Huge Comeback to Open Heart Play

Malyk Thomas (Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, Sports Management) earned the start on Tuesday and earned the right to wear the #22 jersey, in honor of the late Marquis Todd, who passed away tragically one day before a Heart Tournament semifinal game against Peru State in 2018. Since Todd's passing, it has become tradition for a member of the team to wear his number when the team squares off against the Bobcats. Thomas, the last remaining teammate of Todd's at William Penn, was given the honors on Tuesday. (photo by Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball survived an early scare to open Heart of America Athletic Conference play, defeating the Peru State Bobcats 89-86 Tuesday. Malyk Thomas (Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, Sports Management) earned the start on Tuesday and earned the right to wear the #22 jersey, in honor of the late Marquis […]

WPU Upended in Home Opener

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A dash of home cooking was not enough to get the Statesmen women’s basketball team into the win column as it fell 69-45 to Columbia in non-conference action Tuesday. Facing its fourth program that is either currently ranked or receiving national votes, William Penn (0-7), which was playing inside Penn Gymnasium for the first time […]

                 

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