The Ottumwa Courier


October 17, 2013

This Week's Fearless Forecast

2013 Cumulative Total 126 of 180 (70%)

The Ottumwa Courier staff makes its picks

MATT BRINDLEY, Courier writer

LAST WEEK: 6 of 10

2013 Record: 75%


Ankeny Centennial 31, Ottumwa 28

Sigourney-Keota 28, Cardinal 27

Centerville 24, Fairfield 21

Pella 31, Oskaloosa 27


Ohio State 31, Iowa 27

Baylor 38, Iowa State 31

Florida 28, Missouri 27


Chicago 33, Washington 21

Kansas City 31, Houston 17

N.Y. Giants 23, Minnesota 17

COMMENT: I've overheard Scott and Andy forming an alliance against me. Great, the Keystone Cops are forming an alliance. Oh, I like this idea.

SCOTT JACKSON, Courier senior sports writer

LAST WEEK: 6 of 10

2013 Record: 68%


Ankeny Centennial 30, Ottumwa 23

Sigourney-Keota 34, Cardinal 20

Fairfield 31, Centerville 24

Pella 35, Oskaloosa 27


Ohio State 38, Iowa 14

Baylor 59, Iowa State 20

Missouri 27, Florida 20


Chicago 31, Washington 29

Kansas City 22, Houston 10

N.Y. Giants 27, Minnesota 16

COMMENT: 'We're not done here! You're not leaving!'

ANDY HEINTZ, Courier sports writer

LAST WEEK: 5 of 10

2013 Record: 67%

This Week’s Picks


Ankeny Centennial 27, Ottumwa 24

Sigourney-Keota 24, Cardinal 17

Fairfield 20, Centerville 17

Pella 35, Oskaloosa 32


Ohio State 17, Iowa 14

Baylor 35, Iowa State 24

Florida 24, Missouri 21


Chicago 21, Washington 10

Kansas City 28, Houston 7

N.Y. Giants 17, Minnesota 14

COMMENT: I'm breaking good this week!

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    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

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    July 30, 2014

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    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Bill Huisman photo Huisman wraps up successful 38-year career at Centerville FAIRFIELD — Sometime later this summer, Bill Huisman will look back on his 38 seasons as Centerville head baseball coach with a big smile. In the immediate aftermath of what proved to be his final game as Big Reds head coach, however, all Huisman wan

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Ottumwa Little League photo Ottumwa Little League team ends terrific season OTTUMWA — Chris Becker doesn't think it's sunk in yet. Becker, the coach of the Ottumwa 9-10 Midwest All Stars, said his players have yet to fully grasp the depths of what they've accomplished this season. With time, however, he thinks they will und

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Thursday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Semifinals Twin Cedars vs. LeMars Gehlen at Des Moines (Principal Park), 2 p.m.

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