The Indians’ girls track team finished second at the Fairfield Relays Tuesday (4/6). Sophia Dykstra won the discus with a meet record throw of 142 feet, three inches. Other first place finishes for Osky were Faith DeRonde in the shot put, Maleah Walker in the 400 meters, the 4 by 100 meter relay team of Macie Krier, Addison Beane, Allison Arellano and Faith DeRonde, the 4 by 400 meter relay team of Maleah Walker, Sage Adam, Aby Thompson and Jordan Czerwinski and the distance medley relay team of Maddy Moorman, Allison Arrellano, Lydia Van Veldhuizen and Sage Adam.
Meanwhile, the Indians boys’ track team was 12th at the Williamsburg Invitational, led by Patrick DeRonde, who was second in the 800 and third in the 3200. Both Indians track teams will have their only home meet of the season on Saturday (4/10) with the Oskaloosa Relays at Statesmen Community Stadium. Field events will start at 9:30am with running events at 10:15.
Oskaloosa’s girls’ tennis team won its season opener Tuesday, beating South Tama 8-1 in Oskaloosa. The Indians got singles victories from Aubree Blanco, Makenna Schaffner, Amanda Fay, Linette Ramirez and Autumn DeRonde…..as well as doubles wins from the teams of Jillian Jennings and Makenna Schaffner, Aubree Blanco and Amanda Fay and Lucy Roach and Presley Blommers. The Indians girls are back on the court Monday (4/12) against Albia.
The Indians boys’ golf team had its first meet of the season Tuesday at Jester Park in Granger. They finished second behind Des Moines Christian and ahead of Madrid. Tucker DeJong of Osky tied for medalist honors with a nine hole score of 42. Carter Parks tied for third, one shot back. Osky’s boys’ golfers compete again Monday (4/12) at Pella Christian.
Switching to soccer, Oskaloosa’s boys lost 6-0 at Dallas Center-Grimes Tuesday. The 0-2 Indians travel to Newton next Tuesday (4/13).