Oskaloosa’s volleyball team suffered its first Little Hawkeye Conference loss of the season Tuesday (9/21) as 11th ranked Pella defeated the fourth-ranked Indians three sets to one in Pella. Oskaloosa won the opening set 25-19, then Pella took the next three by scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-20. Unofficially, Faith DeRonde had 18 kills for the Indians, with Aubree Blanco recording six blocks. Pella’s Bailey Van Voorst had a team high 14 kills. Oskaloosa and Pella are both 3-1 in Conference play. Osky’s next game is Monday night (9/27) at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.
Switching to cross country, Oskaloosa’s boys and girls both finished second at a race in Mount Pleasant Tuesday. Sage Adam led the Indians’ girls with a second place overall finish. And in the boys’ race, Patrick DeRonde finished second overall. The Indians next meet is next Tuesday at Knoxville.