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 — Running on the big blue oval at Drake Stadium has been a yearly goal for Conner Riley going back to his days as an Ottumwa Bulldog.

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 — Even if there’s one more chance to run together with their Ottumwa High School teammates, Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch are up for it.

OTTUMWA — It’s been over two months since Ottumwa High School students out onto a court, a field, a mat, a course or a track for athletic competition.

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.

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 — 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 — 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.

WAVERLY — The last time Carollin Mellin, Meghan Coulter, Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch lined up to compete in a 4x800 relay, the teammates made Ottumwa girls track and field history.

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.

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

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.

OTTUMWA — As one of the top bowlers for one of the top high school programs in the state, it seemed like a mere formality that Anna Wetrich would eventually be signing a letter of intent to bowl for a college program.

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…

OTTUMWA – Andy Maw, who has been served as the president of the Ottumwa Soccer club growing the sport locally on the youth level, is set to take over the reins as the head coach of the Ottumwa High School boys soccer team.

OTTUMWA – Almost on cue, a verbal thud could be heard throughout the renovated weight room at Ottumwa High School just as athletic director Scott Maas was describing the benefits of the improvements.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Schools will host an Open House to give the Ottumwa community an opportunity to see the updated Ottumwa High School weight room on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 4-5 p.m. in the OHS weight room.

OTTUMWA — The weight room at Ottumwa High School has received a facelift thanks to support from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation and the Ottumwa Athletic Club.

OTTUMWA – Smiles are a given for student athletes when signing a National Letter of Intent. Saige Knight was no exception as the Ottumwa High School senior officially signed her letter to swim at Iowa Central Community College on Friday.

OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery team held the program’s first home tournament of the 2019-20 season. The highlight of the day was a first-place finish by the Liberty Elementary archers in 3D target competition.