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Dutch track athletes enter final qualifying marks

Central Dutch Athletics

NAPERVILLE, ILL.— Competing with partial squads at the Gregory Invitational and Augustana Twilight Qualifier Thursday, the Central College track and field team entered its final qualifying meets prior to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships next weekend. Gregory Invitational Freshman Jeremy Fopma (Marion) placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, entering the top-30 […]

Central’s Coppess advances in NCAA women’s golf tourney

Central Dutch Athletics

HOUSTON, TEXAS—Central College’s Brittany Coppess (senior, Clinton) advanced to Friday’s final round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship. But the Dutch couldn’t muster the late charge they needed Thursday to move on as a team. Needing to crack the top 15 to make the cut for Friday’s final round, Central posted its highest […]

William Penn Makes Cut, Moves Up to 15th

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oklahoma City, Okla.–The Statesmen women’s golf team improved six strokes and slipped inside the cutline as it continued at the NAIA National Championships Wednesday. WPU posted a score of 309 and improved two positions to 15th with an overall mark of 624 (315-309) at the par-72 Lincoln Park Golf Club (West Course). […]

Indians Compete At Pella With Eye On State Competition

by Coach Bryan Kime The girls tennis was in Pella for the Individual/Doubles qualifying for state Wednesday. In singles, we had a couple of young girls playing to get some experience for next year. They had some tough draws but played well and showed a lot of growth this year! Our Senior Doubles team of […]

Central eyes NCAA women’s golf cut line

Central Dutch Athletics

HOUSTON, TEXAS—A pivotal third round looms ahead for the Central College women’s golf team at the NCAA Division III Championship. The back nine was not kind to the Dutch in Wednesday’s second round at the 5,889-yard, par-72 Bay Oaks Country Club. After a strong opening nine, Central slipped two spots to 19th in the elite […]

Central lands five on all-region softball squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College’s American Rivers champion softball team landed five players on the NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region squad. Pitcher Mariah Fritz (senior, Tama, East Marshall HS), second baseman Kaitlyn Andresen (junior, Davenport, Assumption HS) and shortstop Daria Parchert (sophomore, Illinois City, Ill., Rockridge HS) were second-team honorees while center fielder Sara Tallman (junior, Pella) and […]

Three Central baseball players tabbed all-conference

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Three Central College senior baseball players were named to the All-American Rivers Conference second team on Wednesday afternoon. Shortstop Garrett Saunders (Bonaparte, Van Buren HS) is a repeat selection while Coy Moore (Hamilton, Twin Cedars HS) was picked as an outfielder and Tanner Wood (Pella) was cited as a utility player. Junior starting […]

Statesmen Tied for 17th After First Day of Nationals

by Wade Steinlage Oklahoma City, Okla.–A strong front nine put the William Penn women’s golf team in contention, but it fell off the pace on the back side as it opened up the NAIA National Championships Tuesday. WPU is tied for 17th out of 30 teams with a score of 315 at the par-72 Lincoln […]

OHS Girls Golf Dodge Hail In Hosting Dual Meet

by Coach Dennis Parks Oskaloosa hosted Centerville in a dual meet at Oskaloosa Public Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. Scores on both teams were higher than their averages for the season due to the weather. At one time the players were dodging pea size hail. This was a great opportunity to play 18 holes in a […]

Central’s Coppess in contention at NCAA women’s golf tourney

Central Dutch Athletics

HOUSTON, TEXAS—Central College’s Brittany Coppess (senior, Clinton) and Emily Opsal (junior, Verona, Wis.) surged into the top 25 after the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship Tuesday. Competing at the 5,889-yard, par-72 Bay Oaks Country Club, Coppess fired a 75 to share sixth place and Opsal followed with 77 and is […]


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