OTTUMWA — Brendan Bates threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to tight end Carson Williams, as the Marshalltown Bobcats overcame a disastrous start to spoil the first home football game in over 11 months for the Ottumwa Bulldogs.

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OTTUMWA — It's been over 11 months since Jose Yepez drilled a 26-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter, giving the Ottumwa football team a thrilling 37-34 win over Des Moines East on Senior Night 2019 at Schafer Stadium.

BURLINGTON — Back in Burlington for the first time since opening the season battling to an 18-hole draw with Nate Spear, Cale Leonard got the best of his Grayhound counterpart on Monday by the narrowest of margins.

MARSHALLTOWN — Cale Leonard birdied four holes at Elmwood Country Club to help offset five bogeys and a triple bogey on the 11th hole, finishing in seventh place with a three-over-par round of 73 to lead the Ottumwa High School boys golf team to an eighth-place finish at Marshalltown’s Joe A…

WINTERSET — Ottumwa hoped to take advantage of a game that was not originally on the 2020 high school football schedule.

FAIRFIELD — Several local cross-country teams were supposed to be on the course Thursday competing in a pair of different meets.

OTTUMWA — Just 12 days after taking three wins on a fun night to open the high school swimming season, the Ottumwa girls got down to business facing one of the top programs in the state.

OTTUMWA — No one can say the Ottumwa cross-country runners won’t be in great shape when they finally toe the starting line for the first time in 2020.

OTTUMWA — Heading into the second day of varsity qualifying for the Ottumwa High School boys golf team, Cale Leonard seemed to have control of earning the No. 1 position on the Bulldogs heading into the first meet of the season.

OTTUMWA — Moments after wrapping up the first night of practice for a sanctioned high school sports since the coronavirus pandemic began, Ottumwa head baseball coach John Jaeger had a simple message for his team.

OTTUMWA — The Central Iowa Metropolitan League has released its procedures for spectator admission to the CIML member school fall sports seasons, including the seasons for the Ottumwa High School athletic programs.

OTTUMWA — Like most events on the Ottumwa Community School District’s calendar, the sixth-annual A-Club golf outing was very much up in the air just a few months ago.

OTTUMWA — The sixth-annual Ottumwa A-Club golf tournament will be held on Friday at Fox Run Golf Course. All proceeds from the four-person, best-position event will directly benefit the athletic programs of Ottumwa Community Schools.

RIVERSIDE – Chris Naegel ran away with the 87th Iowa Open on Sunday, taking over the title won by Ottumwa native Matthew Walker last summer. Naegel carded five birdies in the final round to finish with a scorching three-round 19-under-par total of 197 with rounds of 63, 65 and 69 at Blue Top…

OTTUMWA — Former Ottumwa sports broadcaster and radio announcer Lance Renaud passed away Wednesday at UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown at the age of 73. The announcement was made by KFJB and KIX 101.1 radio, where Renaud had most recently been the station’s news and sports director, through…

ANKENY — Cale Leonard secured his second straight win this summer, rolling to the win at the Iowa PGA Junior Tour’s Mid-Summer Classic on Tuesday.

DES MOINES — Seven weeks of regular season play and the expansion of the postseason to include all teams around the state were the two major changes announced Friday by the Iowa High School Athletic Association for the upcoming high school football season.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School teammates Joe Hammer and Cale Leonard continued a successful summer on the links this week.

OTTUMWA — Two of Ottumwa’s top hitters have been honored as first-team all-district selections by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association, the program announced on Tuesday night.

OTTUMWA — Jesus Jaime wasn’t sure how many grand slams he had hit before Tuesday night’s CIML Metro conference doubleheader with Des Moines East.

ELDON — Lexi Jirak stepped to the plate and delivered a decisive home run for the Van Buren County softball team in a 4-3 postseason win on the road.

DES MOINES — Three extra base hits and a scoreless inning in relief from Dominick Delehoy were just part of the story for the Ottumwa baseball team on Monday night.

OTTUMWA — Jesus Jaime became just the fifth player in the state to hit his fourth home run of the high school baseball season Thursday.