LOCAL SPORTS

Statesmen Basketball Honors

Oskaloosa--Three Statesmen cagers were honored for tremendous seasons as the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-America teams were announced Thursday. Dexter Hood (Sr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.) was selected for the 10-person first team, while Kevion Blaylock (Jr., Houston, Texas, Information…
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On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

By EDDIE PELLS, STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down…
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Highcock Resigns from William Penn Soccer Post

Jamee Highcock has resigned as Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach at William Penn University.  Wade Steinlage, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications for the University, released the following statement last evening: William Penn Athletics Director…
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Foster, Shearer, Stout named first team All-State

Oskaloosa’s Xavier Foster has been named to the Class 3A All-State boys’ basketball team, courtesy of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.  The senior averaged 23.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots a game…
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Holterhaus attends US volleyball open tryout

Former Pella High volleyball player Emily Holterhaus attended an open tryout for the US National Team last month.  Holterhaus, who is a freshman at Northern Iowa, attended the tryout with two UNI teammates.   She talks…
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NAIA Cancels Spring Season

The NAIA, the national governing body for small colleges including William Penn, announced Monday (3/16) that it was cancelling its spring sports seasons, effective immediately. That covers baseball, softball, track and field and lacrosse.  In…
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IHSAA limiting attendance at Boys Basketball State Tournament

If you have a ticket to Friday’s (3/13) Iowa Boys State High School Basketball Tournament, you might not be able to get in.  The IHSAA, which governs boys’ high school sports in Iowa, is restricting…
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NAIA cancels national tournament

William Penn’s basketball teams won’t be playing in the NAIA nationals after all.  Like many other sports organizations, the NAIA announced Thursday (3/12) that it is cancelling all remaining winter championship events, including those that…
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Braves place third in 1A State Basketball

Montezuma’s boys’ basketball team placed third in the State 1A tournament.  The Braves defeated West Fork 78-72 Thursday morning (3/12) in the 1A consolation game.  Junior guard Trey Shearer scored 27 points and classmate Cole…
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Little Hawkeye Conference indoor track meet cancelled

Thursday’s (3/12) scheduled Little Hawkeye Conference indoor track meet at Grinnell has been cancelled.  Grinnell College, the site for the event, has closed its facilities to all outside groups because of coronavirus concerns.
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