DES MOINES — The Ottumwa boys and girls both secured their first CIML Metro conference wins of 2021 on Thursday. The Bulldogs boys posted their best team score of the season, rolling a 3,162 at Air Lanes to beat Des Moines Roosevelt by 575 pins.

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DES MOINES – The first weather-related postponements of 2021 impacted the Ottumwa High School bowling and boys swimming teams on Thursday.

DES MOINES – Laphina Campbell scored 23 points while dishing out six assists, leading Des Moines North to a season-opening win over Ottumwa in the first CIML Metro conference contest of the season, preventing the Bulldogs from earning their first win of the season.

FAIRFIELD – With a huge South Central Conference showdown looming, Centerville had one more non-conference hurdle to clear.

OTTUMWA – Losses are a part of sports on all levels.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa girls basketball team doesn't have to look far to see how quickly the fortunes can turn around for a program.

OTTUMWA — The plan as always this season is to compete against the best high school bowlers in the state this February.

OTTUMWA — Anne Guest could have chosen a easier path, one that would have virtually guaranteed her a spot as the top jumper as a freshman on a college track and field team next year.

MARSHALLTOWN — Fans may not be able to be there on Saturday to root for the Ottumwa swimmers at the girls state meet.

OTTUMWA — After over a decade without producing a state swimming qualifier, Ottumwa considered it a victory just to send four girls to compete in a pair of relay races last year.

Ottumwa freshman Ava Johnson looks on from her lane during action for the Bulldog girls swimming team.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa High School Athletic Association will conduct this week’s high school football semifinals and next week’s finals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as planned using precautions established in consultation with the University of Northern Iowa and Black Hawk County Health Department.

WEST DES MOINES — It wasn't exactly a repeat performance for Leah Chelgren, Libby Moses and Mac Payne on Saturday in Iowa High School girls state swimming qualifying meet.

SIGOURNEY — Sigourney-Keota nearly made every winning play last season.

OTTUMWA – The last time Isabelle Mellin and Alexia McClure were teammates, they were suiting up as sixth grader to play on the Ottumwa Storm traveling youth basketball team.

Ottumwa High School senior Isabelle Mellin is joined by her family as she signs her letter of intent to attend college and run cross-country at Indian Hills Community College on Thursday at the Hellyer Student Life Center in Ottumwa.

FORT DODGE — Meghan Coulter has run against some of the best athletes in the state at some of the biggest meets of the season this month.

OTTUMWA — Two miles into last week's Class 4A state qualifying race, Meghan Coulter still needed to make up a lot of ground in order to make it to Fort Dodge.

DES MOINES — The Central Iowa Metropolitan League, based upon guidance received from Governor’s Office of the State of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, and the Iowa High School Athletic Association, has r…

BURLINGTON – It was considering a signature win for the Ottumwa High School volleyball team earlier this season when the Bulldogs beat Southeast Polk in four games at Evans Middle School Gymnasium.

OTTUMWA – One week after current members of the Ottumwa High School volleyball team pulled out vintage Bulldog uniforms, Mallary Simmer went searching for a uniform from the past.

JOHNSTON — Ottumwa state swimming hopefuls Leah Chelgren, Libby Moses and Mac Payne continued testing themselves against the best competition in the state over the weekend as the Bulldog girls swimming team competed in the Johnston Invitational.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School volleyball team would have been content with Thursday night being the final night to step on the court together for a match this season at Evans Middle School Gymnasium.

OTTUMWA — In the end, it looked just like another night of Ottumwa High School volleyball.

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