The Ottumwa Courier


May 5, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Hello race fans and welcome to The Pit Stop.

First of all, I want to send out Happy Mother’s Day wishes to all of the mothers, grandmothers and everyone else that falls into that category. Don’t forget to thank those moms for everything they do.

The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa kicks the week of racing off tomorrow night where the night of racing is being sponsored by Van Wal Equipment, Bank Iowa and Vital Men. They've had a couple of Wednesday night rain outs in a row, so the sponsors are being bunched up for tomorrow night. All of their weekly divisions of cars are on the card of racing and the IMCA Late Models come to town for night number one of the season.

Eddyville Raceway Park starts their two days of racing on Friday night with a fun night of open test and tune action followed by the first night of Midnight Madness racing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Saturday action will see a non-points bracket race.

The Bloomfield Speedway has Mountain Dew Mother’s Day racing scheduled for Saturday night after they were forced to cancel the races last week due to the continued rainfall. All four weekly classes of racing will be on the card for action. It is also their first night of track points for those classes. The Hobby Stocks will be racing for a $400 top prize, so there will probably be some out-of-town racers in attendance to try to take home the high-dollar payout.

The Knoxville Raceway has Bryant Iowa Heating and Cooling night Saturday night. The 305 Sprint Cars and Dirt Trucks have been added to the card of racing along with the 360 and 410 Sprint Cars.

The Figure 8 racers will take to the track at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer Saturday night. It will be the first race of 2014 at the track.

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  • State Softball Tournament Monday Class 4A Quarterfinals No. 4 Carlisle 7, No. 13 Oskaloosa 2 Tuesday Class 2A Quarterfinals No. 5 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (24-5) vs. No. 15 Alburnett (26-12), 3:30 p.m. (96.7 FM KIIC, 104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 22, 2014

  • Area Prep Baseball Scores Saturday Class 2A, District 13 Finals Albia 6, Davis County 0 Class 1A, District 10 Finals Burlington-Notre Dame 7, No. 3 Van Buren 6 Class 1A, District 11 Finals North Mahaska 5, Pekin 0 Class 1A, District 12 Finals No. 1 Twin Cedars 2, Pleasantvill

    July 22, 2014

  • 2014 Iowa High School State Softball Tournament Monday, July 21 Class 3A Quarterfinals No. 2 East Marshall 4, Mid-Prairie 3 No. 9 Bondurant-Farrar 9, No. 13 West Burlington/Notre Dame 4 No. 3 Clarke 13, Spirit Lake 0 (3) Greene County 2, No. 6 Center Point-Urbana 0 Class 4A Quarterfinals No. 1 Dal

    July 21, 2014

  • Fifth-ranked Trojans walk off with district title FAIRFIELD — Kooper Dahlstrom’s sharp ground ball to short got past the Oskaloosa defense, allowing Mason Ellis to score his third run of the night as the fifth-ranked Fairfield baseball team survived a wild Class 3A, District 11 final on Monday, 5-4,

    July 21, 2014

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    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ottumwa Midwest beats Mahaska Co. at Little League State Tourney BOONE — The Ottumwa Midwest Allstars and Mahaska County American little league baseball teams exchanged the lead five times on Sunday, but Ottumwa ended up on top with a 7-6 win in six innings at the 9-10 Year-Old Little League State Baseball Tournam

    July 21, 2014

  • Grandview, Johnston jump to 2-0 start CENTERVILLE — Grandview and Johnston American are the only teams left undefeated after two days of the Iowa Little League State Baseball Tournament are in the books. Johnston American began the tournament with a 5-4 win over Appanoose County and beat

    July 21, 2014

  • Monroe County Little League softball gets first regional win INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Three first-inning runs helped the Monroe County Softball Little League team earn its first victory in Central Region play on Monday as the southern Iowa squad won 5-3 over Nebraska's Keystone Little League at Ferguson Field o

    July 21, 2014

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    OTTUMWA — A plethora of softball players in the area were named to Iowa Girls Coaches Association's All-District teams. Ashlyn Thompson and Kassidi Henderson were both named to the Class 5A West All-District team. Thompson had an exemplary season sta

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

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