Category archives for: Sports and Activities

Rockets Celebrate Successful Softball Season

Community members came out to congratulate the EBF softball team on their successful season.

Eddyville, Iowa – The Eddyville Rockets took part in one of, if not the most, epic games ever played at the state softball tournament. The game which last three hours and twenty-four minutes, going 16 innings, is something the school district, players, family, and friends will never forget. But even though the team came up […]

Football Season Just On The Horizon

Those interested in football took part in a week long football camp hosted by the OHS coaching staff.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With the last out called at Principal Park; the attention began to turn towards fall sports, like volleyball, cross country and football. On the repurposed practice field behind the Oskaloosa Middle School, the coaching staff from Oskaloosa High School conducted their football camp this past week. “New facilities down here with a […]

Statesmen Looking for Improvement in Heart in 2017

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn volleyball team will be seeking to earn respect from the league as the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Thursday. WPU, which was 7-27 a year ago (0-13 Heart), has been selected to finish 14th in the 14-team conference. The navy and gold, who […]

Tim Shaffer Tops Night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Jamie Ball Leading the Points by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2017) – Tim Shaffer led wire to wire to capture night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver was paid $3,000 for his win aboard […]

Repeat Winners Race to Cure on Juvenile Diabetes Night

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (August 2nd, 2017) – Wednesday Night at Southern Iowa Speedway was Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Night sponsored by Middlekoop Seed Corn of Packwood, Iowa. The youngsters got to have some fun at intermission with a Nickel and Toy Scramble thanks to Middlekoop and State Bank of Bussey, five lucky youngsters would […]

William Penn Athletics #1 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The top individual performers get the spotlight once more as the #1 story of the 2016-2017 year is about our Statesmen All-Americans. Jamal Boma became the first All-American of the year, and the first ever for cross country (either team), as he concluded his record-breaking season with a big effort. Boma, who won three individual […]

Central adds Graewin to men’s golf staff

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Previously serving as an intern with the sports information department at Central College, Kris Graewin will be adding assistant men’s golf coach to his duties in 2017-18. Graewin, a 2016 graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, played for the V-Hawks for four years. He helped Viterbo to a runner-up finish at […]

Former Dutch decathlon star in international competition

Central Dutch Athletics

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — In the 24th edition of the Thorpe Cup, Central College alum Kurtis Brondyke ’11 earned a top-five finish with 7,595 points in the international decathlon competition. The Thorpe Cup is an annual competition between the United States and Germany in the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon. Seven men and women from […]

William Penn Athletics #2 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–National-tournament runs by both William Penn basketball teams garner the runner-up spot on this year’s list. The men have cemented their case as one of the best programs in the NAIA, while the women proved their national stock is rising as well. The men went 33-4 overall, including a 23-3 record in the Heart of […]

Local Youth Earns the Eagle Scout Award

On Thursday, July 27, Soren Richard Pearce of Oskaloosa was awarded the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 71, chartered by the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, Pearce is one of approximately 6 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain […]


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