LOCAL SPORTS

College football outlook

It’s probably too early to think about college football.  Even so, magazines predicting the outcome of the 2020 season are now on newsstands.  One of them, Street and Smith’s, believes Central College of Pella will…
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Osky fans reminded to follow distancing guidelines when games begin

Oskaloosa High School  officials are emphasizing the need for fans to follow social distancing guidelines when baseball and softball games begin June 15.  In a statement released Thursday, fans are reminded that Iowa’s summer sports…
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VanDusseldorp Breaks 16 year Drought With SIS Win

By Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: With rain showers blanketing Southern Iowa on Wednesday the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to dodge the rain long enough to get racing action in. Night number two of the…
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Knoxville Raceway welcomes fans for June 6 opener

In a May 26 post on Twitter, Knoxville Raceway announced that it will welcome fans back to its famed half-mile dirt track for it's June 6 opener. The raceway emphasized that it will adhere to…
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Lenhart hired as Indians boys basketball coach

Oskaloosa High has a new boys’ basketball coach.  Brandon Lenhart’s hiring was approved at Tuesday night’s (5/26) Oskaloosa School Board meeting.  Ryan Parker, Osky’s Activities Director and former boys’ basketball coach, talks about Lenhart. "He…
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Heart of America to sponsor women's wrestling

The Heart of America Athletic Conference will sponsor a women’s wrestling competition starting this fall.  Five teams: William Penn, Grand View, Baker, Central Methodist and Missouri Valley, have or will start women’s grappling programs.  The…
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VanderBeek wins twice in Webster City

The US Racing Association held an event Thursday night (5/21) in Webster City where some local drivers took part.  In the B-Mods division, Carter VanDenBerg of Oskaloosa finished second in his heat and went on…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Sees First Racing Action of 2020

By Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: One month following the scheduled racing season opener, the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to run races still under the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines. Following Governor Reynolds restrictions, races were allowed…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Set to Open Tonight

The Southern Iowa Speedway is set to open the 2020 Racing season on the ½ mile dirt track located on the Mahaska County Fairgrounds. The first racing action of the season will be held featuring…
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Governor hasn’t closed the door on high school baseball, softball

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Governor Kim Reynolds is allowing more Iowa businesses to reopen, but her latest pandemic-related proclamation still prohibits sports gatherings of 10 or more until midnight on Wednesday, May 27th. Reynolds was asked…
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