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New season, familiar result as Central football team rolls

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Not even a 16-month layoff could slow the Central College football offense Saturday. With returning American Rivers offensive player of the year Blaine Hawkins (senior, Ankeny) at quarterback, the Dutch bolted to a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 49-14 romp past Simpson College in the opening game of a brief 2021 spring season […]

Pitching earns Central a conference baseball split

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Behind solid pitching performances, the Central College baseball team picked up a split Friday afternoon by winning the nightcap 4-2 following a 3-2 loss in the opener against Luther College. Facing a Norse (9-5, 5-1 American Rivers Conference) squad averaging over six runs a game, The Dutch (5-9, 3-7 conference) held them to […]

Central unleashes small-ball rally to gain softball split

Central Dutch Athletics

DECORAH—It was only the fifth game of the season but it was textbook Central College softball Friday as the Dutch unleashed their running game for a three-run seventh-inning rally and an eventual split of a crucial American Rivers doubleheader at Luther College. After stealing a 4-2 victory in the opener, the Dutch (3-3 overall, 1-1 […]

Statesmen Snag First OT Win as Royal Nets Golden Goal

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa — After a pair of defeats on the road, William Penn women’s lacrosse returned to action at home against Missouri Valley. The Statesmen might have been down at halftime, but the team roared back to take a lead in the second frame. Despite the Vikings tying the game to force overtime, the squad rallied […]

WPU Torches Vikings 14-7

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa — After the upset of #9 Ottawa, William Penn men’s lacrosse had to keep their good form and avoid an upset by Missouri Valley at home. While the Vikings had a hot phase in the first and third quarters, the Statesmen outclassed MVC for the rest of the game. Taking the victory 14-7, the […]

William Penn Walks Off Twice Against Culver-Stockton

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen softball team had a flare for the dramatics Thursday as it used a pair of walk-off hits to sweep Culver-Stockton in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader Thursday. WPU (13-11, 7-5 Heart) won by scores of 1-0 (11 innings) and 9-6. The 11-inning marathon is the longest game in program history since […]

Statesmen to Battle in Addison

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn bowling teams will continue their traditions of seeking national supremacy as they have yet again earned bids to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Sectionals. The men and women, ranked #19 and #31 respectively in the USBC rankings (https://collegebowling.bowl.com/rankings), will head east to Addison, Ill. on April 17-18 for the event at Stardust Bowl. […]

Streit sets new personal best in discus throw

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA— On the first day of the Central Invitational, Central College women’s track and field thrower Gillian Streit (senior, Manilla, Harlan HS) set a new personal-best mark in the discus throw Thursday afternoon. Streit won the event with a toss of 149 feet, 3 inches. That was a four-foot improvement from her previous-best toss and […]

Schaben seals Central softball sweep

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Morgan Schaben (sophomore, Harlan) didn’t want to pitch another inning. With two out and two on in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 3-3 contest, Schaben took matters into her own hands, rocketing a ball past shortstop into left field, far enough for Lauren Birt (junior, Ankeny, Centennial HS) to scoot home as […]

Dutch triathlon squad captures win in first dual meet

Central Dutch Athletics

CEDAR RAPIDS— The Central College women’s triathlon team outdueled Coe College to win the program’s first dual Saturday in Cedar Rapids. The results were official Tuesday night after the final competitors from Coe recorded their times. Results are tabulated like cross country and Central had 15 points compared to 21 for Coe. The top four […]

         

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