Category archives for: College Sports

Second Half Surge Leads Statesmen to Victory Over #23 Eagles

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–It was the first day of the spring semester for William Penn University students and that means it’s the home stretch for winter sports and the William Penn women’s basketball team began its final push with a matchup with #23 Central Methodist. The Statesmen (14-1, 9-1 Heart) grinded out a win over […]

WPU Knocks Off Rust in Win Over Defending National Champs

Q Cager had 19 points off the bench to help the Statesmen defeat the defending national champions.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team utilized a balanced attack as it returned to action with an 86-77 Heart of America Athletic Conference win over Graceland Saturday. #2 William Penn (14-1, 8-1 Heart), which had not seen the hardwood since December 11–a span of 25 days–defeated last year’s national champion by having five […]

Ylitalo, Nwagbaraocha Lead WPU to Win Over Yellowjackets

Kate Ylitalo drives against Graceland on Saturday's meeting of the two teams.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa—The 20th ranked Statesmen women’s basketball team resumed Heart of America Athletic Conference play on Saturday hosting Graceland. William Penn (13-1, 8-1 Heart) shot the ball efficiently converting on 45% of its field-goal attempts. The ladies held the Yellowjackets (11-4, 5-4 Heart) to just 35% shooting and outshot them beyond the arc […]

Statesmen Return to Action at Central Invite

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Pella–A small crew of Statesmen grapplers hit the mat to ring in 2019 as William Penn competed at the Central Under Armour Invitational Saturday. WPU finished 12th with five points, while host Central won the title with 135.5 points. 165 pounder Austinn Goin (Sr., Belton, Mo., Exercise Science) topped the navy and […]

Moody hits 24 but Central men’s basketball team outscored

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Guard Jaden Moody (junior, Cambridge, Ballard HS) had a career-high 24 points but the young Central College men’s basketball team was outshot by Wartburg College 102-85 Saturday. The Dutch are still learning lessons on the defensive end as Wartburg (8-5 overall, 2-2 American Rivers) shot 57.1 percent in the second half and 52.0 percent for […]

Central wrestling squad connects fourth home tournament win

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Five athletes shared three individual titles for the Central College wrestling team while winning the Central College Under Armour Invitational for the fourth time in four years. Central compiled 135.5 points, distancing the runners-up from Briar Cliff by 37.5 points. Daniel Radcliffe (junior, 141 pounds, Lockport, Ill., Lockport Township HS) was the only […]

No. 23 Wartburg needs rally to escape Central women’s basketball team

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—A gritty defensive effort helped the Central College women’s basketball team push No. 23-ranked Wartburg College to the limit before it escaped 55-43 Saturday. The Dutch (5-8 overall, 1-3 American Rivers Conference) were on the brink of a major surprise, leading last year’s Division III runners-up 24-21 at intermission and 37-34 after three quarters. Wartburg […]

Central wrestling squad wins eight straight matches in dual win

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Facing an early deficit, the Central College wrestling team used bonus-point victories to rally for a 42-8 win over the University of the Ozarks (Ark.) on Friday night. The victory moves Central to 8-1 overall on the season while the Ozarks slipped to 4-7. The final eight matches of the night were wins […]

Three Ranked Fifth in Conference

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–A trio of Statesmen grapplers are rated within the league as the third NAIA wrestling polls were released last week. 125-pounder Nadhelo Charles-Pierre (So., Miramar, Fla., Sports Management) is fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference rating, while Austinn Goin (Sr., Belton, Mo., Exercise Science) and Sheldon Rodriguez (Jr., Tampa, Fla., […]

One-Loss WPU Remains 20th

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team won all four its contests since the last rating, but that was not enough to sway the pollsters as the NAIA released its second Division I rating Wednesday. The Statesmen (12-1, 7-1 Heart), who claimed a lopsided road win over a top-25 team during this most-recent […]

     

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