HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
In high school football on Friday
night, the Oskaloosa Indians were outmatched by a great Pella team, 61-6.
Pella entered the week among the top teams in Class 3A, and after their
dominant 3-0 start, the Little Dutch will likely be among the favorites to
win the state title along with Cedar Rapids Xavier, who shut out third
ranked Solon. Oskaloosa will look to bounce back against Saydel, who is
now 1-2 after a 52-26 loss to Chariton this past Friday. The Indians will
be looking for their first win of the season.
In other area football scores, North
Mahaska fell to Belle Plaine 36-16, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont got their
first win, 36-20 over West Marshall, Sigourney/Keota was outmatched by top
ranked Iowa City Regina, 49-6, Albia pulled away late from Pella Christian
48-20, Montezuma continued their great start, beating GMG 45-6, Twin
Cedars dropped their game to Melcher-Dallas 54-12, Tri-County fell to
English Valleys 50-8, Newton held on to beat Grinnell 21-14, Ottumwa
matched their 2013 win total, moving to 3-0 after a 22-16 win over
Marshalltown, and Fairfield knocked off Knoxville 20-7.
country teams hosted their annual home meet at Edmundson Park, and had a
very successful night. The varsity boys finished second behind Class
2A’s seventh ranked team, Williamsburg. Pekin finished third, Albia
finished fifth, and Ottumwa finished fifth. Skylar DeJong was the
individual champ this time, beating brother Spencer by 17 seconds. Spencer
still finished in second place.
On the girls
side, Williamsburg struck again, winning by a very slim margin over #1
ranked Pekin of Class 1A. Fairfield finished 3rd, Ottumwa
finished fourth, and Oskaloosa sat in fifth. The Indians were again led by
Sienna DeJong, who finished 2nd as an individual. Tori Palmer
was also in the top 20, finishing 17th. Edmundson Park is a
notoriously difficult course and with the high expectations for these
Oskaloosa teams, these are both results that will help catapult them into
the state picture.
Oskaloosa volleyball team kicked off the home portion of their schedule
with a match against Little Hawkeye Conference foe Pella Christian. Both
teams played very difficult tournaments in the early part of the season
and are going to be in the mix for the conference title. Last night,
however, it was the Eagles who came out on top, beat the Indians in
straight sets in a tightly contested matchup. The Osky netters will look
to bounce back at home against Grinnell next Tuesday in the Osky
It was just
another night at the office for the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
volleyball team. The Rockets took care of business against a winless
Clarke team to move 16-1 on the season. EBF only allowed 33 total points
in the match. It was a total team effort, but Karlie Taylor once again had
a headlining effort, with 8 kills, 9 aces, and 14 digs to her credit. It
will be a very busy weekend for this squad as they look to continue their
winning ways at the Ottumwa Tournament this Saturday, where they’ll
start off with Fairfield at 8:30 AM.
A historical win might just set the table for a memorable season as the
William Penn football team defeated #6 Saint Francis (Ind.) 28-27 in an
MSFA crossover game Saturday.
A youth movement propelled the Statesmen men’s golf team to a pair of
sub-300 rounds as it competed at the Central Methodist Open Monday and Tuesday.
The volleyball team for WPU went 0-4 at the Ashford Tournament this past weekend, and are now 2-13 on the season.
The WPU men's soccer team is now 4-2 after a 3-2 loss on the road against Northwestern. They will be back in action on Wednesday at home against Avila at 7 PM.
The women's soccer team for the Statesmen is now 3-4 after a 2-0 loss on the road against Bellevue. They will be back at it on Wednesday at home against Avila at 5 PM.