LOCAL SPORTS

Statesmen will play 9 game football season in 2020

The Heart of America Conference has approved a nine game football schedule for the upcoming season. The move comes after the NAIA moved to alter the length of fall sports seasons.  While William Penn and…
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Tri-County opens baseball season at Iowa Cubs' ballpark

Tri-County High School’s baseball team has changed its scheduled season opener.  Instead of playing Colfax-Mingo Monday night (6/15) in Thornburg, the game will be played Monday afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines.  Tri-County baseball…
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Races Rained Out at Southern Iowa Speedway

Mother Nature Wins! Tonight’s Race is Cancelled. Racing will resume next Wednesday, June 17th.
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High School baseball team coronavirus guidelines

High school baseball teams in Iowa are now less than a week away from starting their seasons.  Montezuma baseball coach Josh Anderson says there are plenty of coronavirus-based guidelines this season. "You can't have sunflower…
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New Osky boys coach talks basketball

Oskaloosa High’s new boys’ basketball coach says he’s expecting an easy transition from coaching college players to high schoolers.  Brandon Lenhart comes to Oskaloosa after one season as an assistant coach at Division 2 Minot…
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It’s free fishing weekend in Iowa

BY MATT KELLEY Plenty of Iowans are hooked on fishing during the pandemic as a record of nearly 200,000 fishing licenses have been sold statewide this spring, which is up 30- to 40-percent from a year…
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Osky softball has "Unfinished Business"

Last year, the Oskaloosa High softball team made it to the Class 4A State Tournament, but lost two one run games when they got there and went home early.  This year, the Indians’ theme is…
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Southern Iowa Speedway is off Tonight

Just a reminder there’s no racing tonight (6/3) at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.  The track’s original schedule had this as an off day and race officials decided to keep it that way, despite…
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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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