2022 CHAPY Magazine

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Athletic Performers of the Year THE OTTUMWA COURIER AND OSKALOOSA HERALD PRESENT: COURIER & HERALD CHAPY Awards 2021-2022

2 CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 INDEX CHAPY Awards 2021-2022 FOOTBALL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE YEAR VOLLEYBALL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR BOYS ATHLETESBOYSOFWRESTLINGATHLETESGIRLSATHLETESGIRLSATHLETESBASKETBALLOFTHEYEARCROSSCOUNTRYOFTHEYEARBASKETBALLOFTHEYEARATHLETESTHEYEARSWIMMINGOFTHEYEAR GIRLS ATHLETESSOCCEROFTHE YEAR GIRLS ATHLETESSWIMMINGOFTHE YEAR BOYS ATHLETESGOLFOF THE YEAR BOYS ATHLETESBOWLINGOFTHE YEAR GIRLS ATHLETESGOLFOF THE YEAR GIRLS ATHLETESBOWLINGOFTHE YEAR BOYS ATHLETESTENNISOF THE YEAR BOYS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE YEAR GIRLS ATHLETESTENNISOF THE YEAR BASEBALL ATHLETES OF THE ATHLETESFEMALEATHLETESMALEOFSOFTBALLYEARATHLETESTHEYEAROFTHEYEAROFTHEYEAR 105481114615 23 16 24 17 25 18 26 20 27 GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE YEAR2130 BOYS ATHLETESSOCCEROFTHE YEAR22313233 Publisher Ron Gutierrez Editor Kyle Ocker Writers Scott Jackson Colin Peters Advertising Account Executives Ashley Conye Tylor JodiLizTylerMadelineDurbinCrileGoodellTechelGerman Magazine Design Axel Vazquez We proudly present to you our first edition highlighting the athletic performances of our student-athletes in communities covered by the Ottumwa Courier and Oskaloosa Herald. Our sports writers at the Courier and Herald met to discuss and select each award. Local student-athletes from multiple area school districts were considered, including Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Pella, Pella Christian, Knoxville, Centerville, Cardinal, Davis County, Van Buren, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Moravia, Pekin, Sigourney, Twin Cedars, Fairfield, North Mahaska, Moulton-Udell and Albia. The awards are based on the 2021-22 high school sports season. We present to you the Courier and Herald Athletic Performers of the Year (CHAPY)! SCHOOL PROGRAMATHLETICOFTHE YEAR 34

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4 CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 FOOTBALL NOMINEES FOOTBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CARDINAL•Greinerwas named Class 1A, District 6’s top defensive player after col lecting a team-leading 89 tackles • Collected 67 Solo stops • Greiner also earned first-team allstate honors as a receiver, catching 39 passes for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns

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PELLA CHRISTIAN One of two quarterbacks in 1A to pass for over 1,000 yards and rush for over 900 yards finished ninth in 1A with 1,586 passing yards and 20 touchdowns against nine interceptions while completing 59.3% of his passes Also led the Eagles in tackles with 57

Molyneux earned first-team all-state honors at running back while being named the offen sive MVP in Class 1ASecond-team Lead rushing in 1A with 1,990 Yards on 294 Carries and 23 rushing touchdowns Lead his team to a 10-1 season and a state quarterfinals apperance career with 15, while his 21 tackles for loss led 1A

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CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY NOMINEES BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR PELLA•Wittenberg helped the Dutch to a second straight fourth place finish as a team at state • Finished 17th at state with a time of 16:39 • Commited to run at Dordt University DAVIS COUNTY • Sixth as a sophomore in 16:40 at state • Eighth as a junior in 17:11 at state • Three time state qualifier • Became a three-time state qualifier • Finished 16th at state with a time of 16:36 • Commited to run at Central College CARSON SHIVELYJOSIAHPATRICKWITTENBERG DE RONDE OSKALOOSA HIGH SCHOOL 5CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

6 CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY NOMINEES GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR PELLA•Competed in her first state meet with Pella this fall as a freshman • Finished Sixth with a time of 19:27 • Earned all state honors PELLA CHRISTIAN • Qualified for state meet her first season as a junior • Ranked 26th going into state championship JOSLYN TERPSTRARAEGAN SNIEDER RYLEE DUNKIN • Earned a third state medal with a 12th-place finish in the Class 1A girls state race • Has won three state medals in three years running cross-country • “The goal is to win four state medals,” DunkinTWINsaid CEDARS HIGH SCHOOL

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8 CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 VOLLEYBALL NOMINEES VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR EDDYVILLE-BLASKESBURG-FREMONT•Earnedfirst-teamall-statehonorsasafreshman•Leadthestateinkillswith581•Served338-376toaccomplishaservingpercentageof89.9% PELLA•Tallied over 1000 careers passes • Second team all state selection with 348 kills, 298 digs, and 28 blocks • Commited to play at Northwestern College BAILEY VAN VOORSTMOLLY SHAFER DERONDEFAITH • Selected to the Elite All-State team (features the best girls from all five classes) • Class 4A Player of the Year • Lead Oskaloosa to their first state appearance since 2006 OSKALOOSA HIGH SCHOOL

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10 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BOYS BASKETBALL NOMINEES BOYS PLAYERBASKETBALLOFTHEYEAR PELLA•Firstteam All-State • Averaged 15.6 ppg with 48.4% from the field and 37.3% from beyond the three • Contributed 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game DAVIS COUNTY • Became the all time leading scorer in the Davis County baskerball program • Lead the South Central Conference in scoring with 22.8 points per game • “It’s an amazing feeling to own this record, I can’t wait to come back here and soak it in with my kids and my grandkids,” Reeves said DALTON REEVESKARL MILLER ERIC MULDER • First team All-State • Nearly averaged a double double with 11.6 points 9.7 rebounds on 65.2% shooting • Signed to Purdue University PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS BASKETBALL NOMINEES GIRLS PLAYERBASKETBALLOFTHEYEAR CENTERVILLE•Finishedthird in the SCC averaging 13.9 points per game • Lead the Redettes to an 18-5 record and a second straigh SCC champi onship • Managed triple figures acoss the board with rebounding (101), as sists(113), and steals(108) PELLA•Firstteam all-conference honors • Averaged 9.5 points on 43.7% shooting from the field and 37.9% from three • Also contributed 3 rebounds, 3.2 assits, and 1.9 steals per game ANNA VANDER WAALMICKEY STEPHENSWHITNEY KLYN • Earned All-South Central Conference and 3A All-Southeast District honors • Averaged 13.5 points and complied 181 total rebounds, 119 total assists, and 75 blocks to finish second in defense in the SCC • Lead Rockets to a program win record of 18EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG-FREMONTwins HIGH SCHOOL 11CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

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14 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 WRESTLING NOMINEES ATHLETEWRESTLINGOFTHE YEAR DAVIS COUNTY • Placed fourth at the state tourna ment in the 106 weight class • Finished with a record of 49-4 • “The goal has to be to get even higher up that podium over the next three years,” Newton said OTTUMWA•Finishedat the state championship in the 195 weight class • Finished his senior season with a record of 43-4 • Missied all time Ottumwa career wins record by 6 wins TREVOR SUMMERSEMMITT CARTERNEWTONANDERSON • Won a silver medal in his fourth and final state championship trip • Racked up 178 wins in 194 matches, including 9 wins out of 16 at the state tournament • Won 7 of his last 10 state matches ALBIA HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 BOYS SWIMMINGATHLETEBOYSNOMINEESSWIMMINGOFTHEYEAR OTTUMWA•Anchoredthe 200 Medley relay to a 21st place finish with a time of 22.23. That time is less then a second off both Ottumwa’s school (21.64) and pool (21.89) records OTTUMWA•Postedacareer-best time of 1:01.64 putting the Bulldog freshman 2.29 seconds behind the school record time of 59.35 • Finished 24th in the state • Swam a 28.84-second leg of Ot tumwa’s state-qualifying 200 med ley relay ASHTON GEVOCKCAMERON MANARY LUIS GARCIA • Finished 20th overall at the state champion ship in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.51 • 23.88-second split in the third leg of the 200 medley at state championship • Won four CIML Metro conference titles OTTUMWA HIGH SCHOOL 15CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

16 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 GIRLS SWIMMING NOMINEES GIRLS ATHLETESWIMMINGOFTHEYEAR FAIRFIELD•Madeher finals debut in the 100-yard backstroke this season breaking her own school record with a swim of 59.22 • Finished 16th overall in the state cham pionship race •OTTUMWAPartoftwo record-setting relays •Tied the school record in the 200-free •Postedrelay a 50-yard swim time split of 24.76 in the 200 free relay at state MAC PAYNEWILLOW LARSEN LEAH CHELGREN • Became the first Ottumwa female swimmer to qualify for an individual event since 2005 • Part of two school-record swims in the 200 medley relay (1:53.66) and the 200 free relay (1:43.26) • Qualified for nine events over three years FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 BOYS BOWLINGATHLETEBOYSNOMINEESBOWLINGOFTHEYEAR OTTUMWA•Finished13th in the state championship • Went for three-game series of 637 winding up 35 pins shy of three con secutive 200 games and 35 pins shy of cracking the top eight for bracket play. SIGNOURNEY-KEOTA•1Astaterunnerup•Bowledfiveconsecutive 200-plus games • “The higher the competition level is, the higher you bowl,” Alderson said BROCK ALDERSONREILEY FREEMANTREY VANWYK • Bowled a 300 in the state qualifier • Helped Oskaloosa to their first trophy in pro gram history with a second place finish in the team tournament • Went for 13 straight strikes in the state tournamentOSKALOOSA HIGH SCHOOL 17CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

18 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 GIRLS BOWLINGATHLETEGIRLSNOMINEESBOWLINGOFTHEYEAR OTTUMWA•Finishedfor the bulldogs in the regional tournament with a three game series total of 581 • Earned First team all CIML Metro Conference honors • Qualified for state for both individuals and team FAIRFIELD•Finished25th at the state championship • Posted a three game of 475 at state tournament • “I finally found my marks in that second or at least got close to one that I could hit a head pin and leave an easier spare,” Ehret said KAREN EHRETBROOKLYNMAKENZIEWELCH FISCHER • Contributor to two state championship winning teams • Qualified to state for both indiviudals and team • Won three individual medals in four years OTTUMWA HIGH SCHOOL

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20 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BOYS TRACK ATHLETENOMINEESBOYSTRACKOFTHEYEAR PELLA•Coming off two ACL tears in high school career, Thoreson finished with three medals at state • Part of the shuttle hurdle team that would win the title with a school record time of 59.45 • Also take second in the 4x400 (3:26.35) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (55.27) PELLA•Secured four medals at the state championship • Finished second indiviually in the 400(49.48) and the 4x400(3:26.35) • Took fourth in the 4x800(8:09.16) and the sprint medley(1:34.99) KARL MILLERREECE THORESON GAGE HUYSER • Anchored State winning shuttle hurdle with a school record time of 59.45 • Secured four medals at the state championship • Commited to run at Central College PELLA HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS TRACK ATHLETENOMINEESGIRLSTRACKOFTHEYEAR PELLA•Won three medals at state champion ship • Finished 6th in the 400 with a time of 58.62 • Anchored Pella’s 4x200 and Sprint Medley into seventh place finishes OSKALOOSA•Wonthreemedals at state championship • Finished 6th in the 200 with a time of 25.95 • Coupled two eight place finished in the 100(12.63) and the long jump(16-10.5) MALEAH WALKERJACIE TRINE KELSEY PACHA • Won four medals in four events at the state championship • “I just went out and ran in that final race. The less stress I put on myself, the better I run, It was my last race. I just went out and gave it all I could” Pacha Said • Finished 4th in the 400 hurdles(1:05.5) FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 21CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

22 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BOYS SOCCER NOMINEES BOYS PLAYERSOCCEROFTHE YEAR OSKALOOSA•Earnedasecond team All-State selec tion • Lead Oskaloosa with with 15 goals and 6 assists OSKALOOSA•Earnedfirstteam All-Conference selection • Finished with 152 saves with an 84.4% save percentage LANDON BRIGGSCARSON GENSKOW ISAAC SEMINI • Led Pella to state championship final • First team All-State • Scored 14 goals and 7 assists PELLA HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS SOCCER NOMINEES GIRLS PLAYERSOCCEROFTHEYEAR CENTERVILLE•All-timeleading goal scorer in Centerville history • Scored 26 goals over her senior season • Centerville has gone from a team that managed three consecutive one-win seasons to a team that has now won 27 of 51 matches over the past three seasons PELLA•Earned first team All-State selection • Collected 183 saves on an 86.3% save percentage HALEY VAN HOUWELINGMICKEY STEPHENS ABBY WARNER • First team All-State • Finished 11th in 2A with 34 goals PELLA HIGH SCHOOL 23CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

24 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BOYS GOLF NOMINEESBOYS GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR PELLA•After earning a medal as an individ ual last year, Simpson helped lead Pella to a fourth place finish as a team at state • Individual state runner-up • Signed to play at Troy University PELLA•Contributed to fourth place finish at state championship for Pella • Finished 16th individually • Finished third overall in the Little Hawkeye Conference AYDEN GORDONWILL SIMPSON CALE LEONARD • Class 4A state champion • Became the first Ottumwa high school state champion since 2014 • “I tried to just stick to my game plan, do what I do best and whatever happens would hap pen,” LeonardOTTUMWAsaid HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS GOLF NOMINEES GIRLS PLAYERGOLFOFTHE YEAR PELLA•Shotan even split of 45 on both nines for a season low of 90 and a state qualifier • Finished T28th in the state FAIRFIELD•Finishedfifth at regionals • Finished 54th at state champion ship • “My confidence got so much bet ter, especially at the (Southeast) conference tournament. It was like I flipped a switch and everything changed for me,” Twohill said MYAH TWOHILLKARSYN MADELYNNLYONS HORNBACK • Class 1A state championship runner up • Commited to continue playing at Mount Mercy SIGOURNEYUniversityHIGH SCHOOL 25CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

26 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BOYS TENNISPLAYERNOMINEESBOYSTENNISOFTHEYEAR PELLA•Lead Pella to their second straight second place finish at the state tournament • Beat the individual champion in the team championship match • Finished second in the individuals tournament PELLA CHRISTIAN • Won the Little Hawkeye Conference singles title • Finished 5th at state championship singles ALEJO MARCONJACK BRIGGSCALEB BRIGGS • Lead Pella to their second straight second place finish at the state tournament • Beat the individual champion in the team championship match • Finished second in the individuals tournament PELLA HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 GIRLS TENNISPLAYERNOMINEESGIRLSTENNISOFTHEYEAR ALBIA•Region 8 tournament runner up • “It’s always good to compete at a high level. I’m looking forward to the chal lenge,” Thiravong said FAIRFIELD•Madeitto state championship quarterfinals • Region 7 runner up TESS PATONTANAE THIRAVONG EMILY BLOM Finished 6th at the singles state championshp Lead the lady Dutch to a team state championship quarterfinals appearance PELLA HIGH SCHOOL 27CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

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After 11 seasons as head coach of the program and several seasons previ ously spent as an assistant coach under his father, Zach Dunkin became a state championship-winning coach this past summer guiding the Sa bers to a somewhat surprising run to the 1A softball title achieving a ca reer milestone in a 6-3 win over Southeast Warren in the state finals.

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 29CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 COACH OF THE YEAR ZACH DUNKIN

OSKALOOSA•Coachedthe Oskaloosa Indians bowl ing team to the state torunament finals where they won their first ever trophy in program history.

PELLA•Coached the Pella Dutch golf team to a stellar 19-3 record as well as a thrilling apperance at the state championship MARK SOLOMONTONY WITT

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The victory was Dunkin’s 200th of his head-coaching career, bringing a historic season to a close as Twin Cedars finished 29-3, returning to state for the first time since 1978 before winning the program’s first state championship and second-overall state title in school history.

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“We’ve played enough big games over the last five years that they’re not scared,” Dunkin said of his team during the 1A state softball tournament. “They were relaxed coming in. They were not going to be scared of anybody.”

30 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 BASEBALLPLAYERNOMINEESBASEBALLOFTHEYEAR PELLA•Leadin batting average (.421), onbase percentage (.545) • Also tallied remarkable stats such as: walks (28), doubles (11), home runs (4) and was tied for second in RBIs with 27 SIGOURNEY-KEOTA•Molyneuxpacedthe Savages to a 19win season posting the seventh-high est batting average in the entire state with a .541 average while starting all 25 games • Drove in 41 runs while connecting on 40 hits, scoring 34 times while picking up 11 extra-base hits including four home runs CADE MOLYNEUXISIAH KETTLER JASON KNOX Helped propel the Dutch to their fourth state tournament appearance in school history Posted a 9-4 record with a 2.38 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings of work Had a .298 batting average with seven dou bles, one home run and 27 RBIs PELLA HIGH SCHOOL

CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022 SOFTBALLPLAYERNOMINEESSOFTBALLOFTHEYEAR PELLA CHRISTIAN • Batted .573 with a .614 on-base and 1.049 slugging percentage • Also tallied 13 doubles, nine triples, six home runs and 20 RBIs DAVIS COUNTY • Pitched a stat line of 1.40 ERA and 271 strikeouts over 180.1 innings to become a top 5 winnigest pitcher in 3A • Also lead hitting with 35 hits, including six home runs, and 24 scored runs. MADELINE BARKEREMRI AGRE GRACE BAILEY • Lead the Sabers to the school’s first-ever 1A state softball championship both in the pitching circle and at the plate • Recorded a 21-3 pitching record with a 1.20 ERA over 122 ⅓ innings, striking out 110 batters over 25 starts and 27 pitching appearances • Signed to play at Des Moines Area CommunityCollegeTWIN CEDARS HIGH SCHOOL 31CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

It was quite a senior season for Molyneux, starting with a successful fall on the football field earning first-team all-state honors for Sigourney-Keota finishing as the top rusher in Class 1A with 1,990 yards gained on a 1A-leading 294 carries and 23 touchdowns scored for the 10-1 Cobras. Molyneux then moved to the mat, winning 45 matches while finishing sixth in the Class 1A state wrestling tourna ment competing at 160 pounds as S-K finished with a 23-1 dualFinally,record.the Sigourney outfielder started all 25 games for the Savages finishing seventh in the state with a .541 batting average while connecting on a team-high 40 hits, four home runs and 41 runs driven in as Sigourney finished 19-6, advancing to the Class 1A district finals for the second straight year.

32 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CADE MOLYNEUX SIGOURNEY-KEOTA HIGH SCHOOL MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES PELLA•Basketball, Track OTTUMWA•Golf,Basketball

CALE LEONARDKARL MILLER

33 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Four-sport athletes are certainly not uncommon among high school athletics in the state of Iowa. Five-sport athletes, however, are certainly very rare.

RYLEE DUNKIN TWIN CEDARS HIGH SCHOOL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES OSKALOOSA•Volleyball,track, softball EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG-FREMONT•Volleyball,basketball,track MOLLY SHAFERFAITH DERONDE 33CHAPY Awards | 2021-2022

Dunkin also started in all 24 games for the Twin Cedars girls bas ketball team, averaging 10.6 points per game and a team-leading 49 assists and qualified in the state track and field meet for the 1A girls 1,500-meter run and 1A girls long jump.

Finally, the Saber junior capped her busy and successful year earn ing Class 1A all-district and all-tournament honors as the starting catcher and lead-off hitter for the first state championship-win ning softball team that Twin Cedars has ever produced scoring a team-leading 46 runs and stealing a team-best 33 bases.

Dunkin was able to participate in both cross-country and vol leyball for the Sabers during the fall, ultimately earning her third state medal in the 1A state cross-country meet, while also earning all-conference accolades for the Twin Cedars volleyball team start ing in 21 of 25 matches for the Sabers leading the team with 295 assists and 159 digs.

34 CHAPYAwards | 2021-2022 SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR PELLA PELLA HIGH SCHOOL • Boys Cross Country (4th at state meet) • Girls Cross Country (two state qualifiers, Raegan Snieder finished 6th) • Wrestling (Jackson Van Kley was a state qualifier) • Boys Bowling (Jayden Divelbiss qualified for state as an individual) • Boys Track and Field (2nd at state as a team, shuttle hurdle won state title) • Girls Track and Field (Qualified 14 events at state) • Boys Soccer (2nd place at state) • Boys Tennis (2nd place as a team at state, Briggs brothers 2nd place doubles team at state) • Girls Tennis (State quarterfinalist, Emily Blom 6th place at individual state) • Boys Golf (4th place at state as a team, Will Simpson 2nd place individual) • Girls Golf (Karsyn Lyons qualifies for individual state) • Baseball (State tournament quarterfinalist) Pella’s Jackson Van Kley celebrates after qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. The Pella girls tennis team qualified for state as well as sent onetournament this year.

Pella freshman Raegan Snieder raced to a sixth place finish at the state cross country meet.

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The Pella girls basketball team finished with a 13-10 record and a trip to the regional semifinals. Pella boys cross country team grabbed a fourth place finish at state thisseason.

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Pella’s Catrina Dixson celebrates after making a juggling catch. one to the individual state

Members of the Pella boys shuttle hurdle state title celebrate a Class 3A title during the Iowa High School State Track and Field championship meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

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The Oskaloosa Indians volleyball team went 31-5 and earned their first trip to the state tournament since 2006. Oskaloosa boys bowling earned their first trip to the state tournament and came back homewith a second place trophy.

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Oskaloosa’s Patrick De Ronde races down the final stretch at the state cross country meet.

Oskaloosa’s Maleah Walker competes in the long jump at state.

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Ottumwa’s Linda Newland was among athletes at the state track and field meet. Ashton Grace competed at the State Wrestling Tournament for Ottumwa.

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The Ottumwa Bulldogs baseball team won the program’s first outright conference title in four years, and advanced to the Substate 7 quarterfinals.

Ottumwa softball players celebrated earlier this season after walking off with an extra-inning winover Burlington at Frank Huston Field. They’d go on to claim an outright CIML title.

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