LOCAL SPORTS

Statesmen baseball lose home opener

William Penn’s baseball team let one get away Tuesday (3/26), as Clarke rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Statesmen 6-4 in Oskaloosa.  Clarke hit three home runs in the in…
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Osky boys track season starts

The Oskaloosa High boys’ track team opened its season Tuesday (3/26) with a new school record.  The Indians took on Albia, Centerville and Chariton at Statesmen Community Stadium.  Oskaloosa’s sprint medley relay team of Casey…
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No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State 69-60

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Missouri State has become a small-school outlier in an NCAA Tournament largely dominated by chalk. The Lady Bears are playing like they belong among the giants of the women’s game. Alexa…
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Spring high school sports seasons start

Tuesday (3/26) is the first big day of spring high school sports in the area.  Oskaloosa is hosting a boys’ track meet this afternoon at 4:30 at Statesmen Community Stadium, with Albia, Centerville and Chariton…
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Tennessee Blows 25-Point Lead, Beats Iowa 83-77 In OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. The rest…
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Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16. Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that…
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William Penn men eliminated at NAIA basketball nationals

For the second time this month, Lewis-Clark State has knocked William Penn out of the NAIA Division I basketball tournament.  Last week, it was the women; Friday afternoon (3/22), the Warriors men beat the Statesmen…
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HAWKEYES WIN NCAA TOURNEY OPENER 79-72

Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa’s closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes kept the Big Ten perfect at 6-0 in the NCAA Tournament by rallying for a 79-72…
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William Penn basketball

There are not one, but two All-Americans on William Penn’s women’s basketball team.  Senior Vashti Nwagbaraocha was named a first team All-American Thursday, while junior Kate Ylitalo received honorable mention.  For Nwagbaraocha, it’s her second…
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Statesmen win NAIA tournament opener

It’s on to round two.  William Penn University's men's basketball team defeated Vanguard of California 69-53 Wednesday night (3/20) in the opening round of the NAIA Division I tournament in Kansas City.  The Statesmen had…
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