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Dutch drop men’s basketball contest to Prairie Wolves

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — In a back-and-forth contest Wednesday night, the Central College men’s basketball team fell to Iowa Conference foe Nebraska Wesleyan 99-86. With 11:29 remaining in the second half, Central faced a 60-59 deficit but was unable to overtake Nebraska Wesleyan (6-0 overall, 2-0 conference). The Prairie Wolves scored on 12-straight possessions to take an […]

Helton leads Dutch to second women’s basketball conference victory

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA, IOWA— For the first time since 2002, the Central College women’s basketball team is 2-1 in Iowa Conference play after an 86-77 triumph over Nebraska Wesleyan University Wednesday night. Central (4-3 overall) senior guard Jessica Helton (Nevada) had a huge night with 23 points and nine rebounds, both career highs. “Really proud of Jessica […]

Cleaver Chosen to Guide Volleyball Program

Aleesha Cleaver

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Aleesha Cleaver has been hired as Head Volleyball Coach. Cleaver, who becomes the 12th head coach in the program’s history, will come to WPU from Southwestern Community College in Creston where she served in the same position for the past […] places Central’s on Olson all-region squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The Iowa Conference leader in tackles, Central College linebacker Tyler Olson (senior, Mapleton, Minn., Maple River HS) was selected to the All-West Region third team. It is the sixth consecutive season that a Dutch player has been chosen to the all-region team. Olson is the third Dutch linebacker to have been selected […]

William Penn Remains Third in NAIA’s First Poll

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Near perfection through the first month of the year has helped the Statesmen men’s basketball team remain one of the top squads in the nation as the NAIA Division I poll was released Tuesday. WPU (11-1, 1-1 Heart) started the year at #3 in the preseason rating and remains in that spot […]

Butler Named All-American

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Raunice Butler (Jr., Nassau, Bahamas, Physical Education) joined rarified air Tuesday by being named one of the top players in the nation as the NAIA announced its women’s soccer All-America teams. Butler was named to the Honorable-Mention team, one of 66 individuals on that squad. The top three teams each had 11 […]

Houfu Yan is MWC Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – For the second time this season, Grinnell College’s Houfu Yan ’20 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Yan, from Sunnyvale, Calif. (Homestead), claimed three titles at Grinnell’s own Pioneer Classic. He won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.77, 100 butterfly in 1:57.49 and 200 backstroke […]

Timok headlines Central’s league performers of the week

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — After winning all five of his matches by fall or technical fall last week, Central College wrestler Cam Timok (junior, Glen Allen, Va.. Hermitage HS) was the Iowa Conference male athlete and wrestler of the week. Joining Timok in receiving accolades from the conference, men’s basketball forward Malik Wildermuth (senior, Normal, Ill., University […]

WPU Shut Out by #2 Missouri Valley

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Marshall, Mo.–The Statesmen wrestling team was unable to put up much of a fight against one of the top teams in the NAIA as William Penn fell 48-0 to #2 Missouri Valley in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet Monday. WPU (1-2, 0-1 Heart) was short-handed in its pre-holiday finale, […]

Three in Top 25 Help Statesmen to Bracket Tourney

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Addison, Ill.–The William Penn women’s bowling team had a strong showing in open play, but could not upset the best squad in the field at the Ebonite Warhawk Open Saturday and Sunday. WPU was eighth out of 24 teams with 8,161 pins in six regular games and four Baker sets. Robert Morris […]


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