LOCAL SPORTS

Osky girls swimming preview

Oskaloosa High has a new girls’ swimming coach this season.  Makenzie Kauffman says she has 18 girls out for the team this year and she’s excited to see how the season unfolds. "I think we're…
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Ottumwa golfers win three team meet

Ottumwa’s boys’ golf team won a triangular meet with Des Moines North and Des Moines Hoover Tuesday (8/20) at Grand View Golf Club in Des Moines.  The Bulldogs shot a 140…well ahead of runners-up Des…
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3 Statesmen picked for NAIA Senior Classic

By: Joe Lancello Three William Penn football players will take part in the first ever NAIA Senior Classic at the end of the season.  Defensive lineman Resean Coleman, linebacker Jaidin Fletcher and offensive lineman Haydn…
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William Penn adding women's wrestling

By: Joe Lancello William Penn University is adding another sport.  Starting next winter, the Statesmen will have a women’s wrestling team.  William Penn athletic director Nik Rule says the “current status of women’s wrestling fits…
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Statesmen volleyball prepare for season opener

By:  Joe Lancello William Penn University’s volleyball team is getting ready to open their season this weekend.  A year ago, the Statesmen finished 19-15 overall, the most wins for the team since 2012.  Statesmen Coach…
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Statesmen men's soccer ranked

For the first time ever, William Penn’s men’s soccer team is in the NAIA preseason rankings.  The Statesmen received votes....missing out on a spot in the top 25.  To show how tough the Statesmen’s Heart…
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Osky football practice begins

By Joe Lancello "It's that fun time of the year again.  It's hot and it's August and we're getting the ball rolling." Oskaloosa High football coach Jake Jenkins is glad to be back on the…
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William Penn football practice

William Penn University’s football team put on the pads for the first time Wednesday (8/14) and hosted a scrimmage with Ellsworth Community College.  Statesmen Coach Todd Hafner talks about the scrimmage. "I thought it was…
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VanderBeek fourth in USMTS race

In auto racing, Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon had a productive night Wednesday (8/14) at the US Modified Touring System race in Winston, Missouri.  VanderBeek won a heat race and then finished fourth in the 40…
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Osky begins football practice

The Oskaloosa High football team has started practicing.  Coach Jake Jenkins talks about the turnout. "Right now we have 53, that's grades 10, 11, 12, which is pretty good.  The senior class, they've always been…
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