NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories as high school coaches and officials prepare for the return of prep softball and baseball on June 1

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NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories as high school coaches and officials prepare for the return of prep softball and baseball on June 1

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories as high school coaches and officials prepare for the return of prep softball and baseball on June 1

OTTUMWA — Just over two months ago, the coronavirus pandemic put all school activities on pause, eventually leading to the cancellation of all Iowa prep spring sports.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union posted updates on Monday concerning the status of the decision to move forward this summer with prep baseball and softball seasons.

OTTUMWA — Cherie Langland walked out of the Marshalltown YMCA back on Nov. 9 knowing it would be her final day as Ottumwa High School girls swimming coach.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Community School District has announced the tentative date for the sixth-annual A-Club golf tournament. The outing is scheduled to be held on Friday, Aug. 7.

OTTUMWA – Back on March 9, the Ottumwa boys track and field team worked out inside the high school’s wood gymnasium one day before heading to Cedar Falls for the Dickinson Relays.

The lights were turned at Schafer Stadium in Ottumwa as fans drove by honking horns on Friday night, becoming the latest school to take part in the national “Be the Light” movement. The Schafer Stadium lights will be lit from 8:20-8:40 p.m. every Friday night each week through May 22, the fi…

OTTUMWA – Jarrett Blunt knew months ago that he wouldn’t be picking up a baseball this season.

OTTUMWA — Opinions vary when it comes to the prospect of Iowa high school spring sports seasons taking place in 2020.

OTTUMWA – There is now officially a plan in place should the high school athletics throughout the state of Iowa resume.

NOTE: This is the fourth story in a series about the Ottumwa High School bowling program

OTTUMWA – Events for Iowa’s high school unified activities partners will remain prohibited through April 30 as Governor Kim Reynolds announced an extension of school closures through that date on Thursday afternoon.

OTTUMWA — Even two weeks ago, when the only event affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus was the Iowa State indoor track and field meet, Jim Nickerson had a feeling things were about to change.

Ottumwa High School bowler Garraty Richmond (seated middle) became the most recent member of the OHS bowling program to sign with William Penn University earlier this month, joining Bulldog teammates Jaxson Coble and Dawson Greene in joining the Statesmen men’s bowling program, represented b…

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School announced on Sunday night that all spring athletic activities, including high school boys and girls track and field, tennis, soccer and golf, have been canceled for the next four weeks beginning Monday.

DES MOINES — Members of both the Ottumwa Bulldog and Cardinal Comet archery teams competed at the Iowa NASP Archery State Bullseye and IBO 3-D Tournaments this past weekend in Des Moines.

AMES – The annual Iowa State High School Classic indoor track and field meet held at the Lied Recreation Center, Mar. 16-17 has been canceled.

CEDAR FALLS — The Ottumwa Bulldogs were one of three area boys track and field teams to open the indoor season on Tuesday, competing on the second day of the Dickinson Relays inside the UNI Dome. Ottumwa secured four top-10 finishes, including a medal-winning long jump from Gatlin Menninga.

OTTUMWA — The fifth annual Ottumwa High School Shark Club show will take place on Thursday, March 5. The show, featuring 60 Ottumwa students performing a variety of synchronized routines, will be held at the Mike McWilliams competition pool inside The Beach Ottumwa starting at 7 p.m.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa schools will host a celebration at The Beach Ottumwa for OHS swimmer Kevin Kretz on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m.

ELDON — With the Iowa State Archery tournament directly on the horizon, several area schools competed at the Michael Davis Memorial Tournament hosted by the Cardinal Shooting Comets. The tournament allowed Cardinal to honor a former coach who passed away this past year with funds from the to…

OTTUMWA — Doug Techel has guided the Ottumwa High School girls bowling team to state every year over the past two decades.

DES MOINES — By high noon on Saturday, 40 area athletes all had the opportunity to earn a ticket to the 2020 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament.

OTTUMWA — Trae Swartz scored a team-leading 24 points while Kie Glosser added 19 as the Ottumwa boys basketball team secured a winning record for the first time in 15 years with a tough 46-40 CIML Metro Conference road win at Des Moines Roosevelt on Friday.

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa boys and girls bowling teams will have to wait an extra week to compete for CIML Metro Conference tournament titles.

OTTUMWA — The last time the Ottumwa boys basketball team faced Des Moines East, the Bulldogs were desperate for a win.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Trapshooting team is hosting a sign-up meeting for middle and high school students on Monday, Feb. 10. The meeting will be held inside the Ottumwa High School cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m.

OTTUMWA — Several area archery teams had busy weekends competing at a pair of southern Iowa tournaments held just 15 miles apart. Ottumwa and Cardinal both competed at tournaments hosted by Albia and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.

CENTERVILLE — The Ottumwa wrestling made the most of their trip to Lakeview Gymnasium, knocking off third-ranked (2A) Centerville in a dual that went right down to the very final match.

OTTUMWA – While not as big of a wipe out, another round of winter weather has forced another round of postponements and cancellations for several events. Ottumwa High School has pulled out of several weekend tournaments as well as postponed Friday’s CIML Metro girls and boys basketball games…

DES MOINES – The Ottumwa wrestling team secured a second straight CIML Metro dual win on Thursday, returning to the mat for the first time in seven days to score a 43-21 win over Des Moines North-Hoover. The Bulldogs could not complete a sweep, however, falling in a non-conference dual 54-27…