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…

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KEOSAUQUA — Landon Becker hit six of 12 shots from 3-point range, scoring a game-high 18 points to rally the Comets in the second half for a 57-39 Southeast Iowa Superconference South Division road win at Van Buren.

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…

DES MOINES — Trae Swartz scored 16 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, and led three players in double figures as the Ottumwa High School boys basketball team picked up its first win of 2020 in rolling past Des Moines East 82-53 in a CIML Metro contest Thursday.

DES MOINES — Kaylee Bix scored 11 points, and the Ottumwa High School girls basketball game won a low-scoring, hard-fought 41-30 CIML Metro contest against Des Moines East Thursday.

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa High School girls and boys bowling teams took their act on the road for one of the few times this season Thursday, but looked right at home against Des Moines North in a CIML Metro dual meet at Merle Hay Lanes.

EDDYVILLE – The difference between a huge upset and surviving a tough test in basketball can be the difference between a shot going right through the hoop or bouncing off the rim.

WEST BURLINGTON — Taryn Scheuermann’s triple-double of 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots were just enough for the seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Van Buren County High School girls basketball team, as the Warriors rallied late in regulation and posted a 71-68 win over No. 11 (3A) West Bu…

DES MOINES — The Des Moines Hoover High School boys basketball team allowed just 10 points to Ottumwa in the first half, then pulled away in the second half for a 48-30 CIML Metro victory Tuesday.

DES MOINES — Alli Bookin-Nosbisch scored 16 of her game-high 23 points in the first half, and the Ottumwa High School girls basketball team started quickly in a 65-50 CIML Metro road victory over Des Moines Hoover Tuesday.

MONTEZUMA - Blake Chance spoiled Montezuma's first day as the top-ranked team in Class 1A. The Albia junior sank a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left in overtime, lifting the Blue Demon boys basketball team to a 58-55 win over the Braves on Monday night.

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.

The first big weekend of inclement weather of the winter forced the postponements and cancellations of several events for both Friday and today. Below is a list of known events that have been pushed back, with makeup dates if available:

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa High School boys swim team picked up three victories during Thursday’s triangular against Williamsburg and Des Moines East at East High School.

CHARITON — The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School wrestling team scored a pair of commanding victories during Thursday’s South Central Conference quadrangular at the Charger Dome, as the Rockets rolled past both Albia and Chariton.

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.

The Ottumwa High School bowling teams have the dates circled on the calendar: Feb. 8, Feb. 13, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25-26.

OTTUMWA – Before Brooke Snider bashed a school-record 27 home runs for the Indian Hills softball team. Before Alexis Groet was becoming the first IHCC pitcher to ever strike out over 300 batters in a single season.

FORT MADISON — Griffin Griener scored 17 points to lead four Cardinal High School boys basketball players in double figures, and the Comets won their fifth consecutive game with a 63-61 overtime win over Holy Trinity in a SEI Superconference South Division game Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—Xavier Foster looked more than ready to return to the lineup for the Oskaloosa Indians boys varsity basketball lineup Tuesday night against Norwalk.

Every team offers a different challenge. Fairfield moves the ball well and isn’t afraid to let it fly. Centerville proved to be up for the challenge and were able to rattle off their fifth straight win with Monday’s 56-46 victory over the Trojans.

It’s hard to believe that this was just the third home game this season for the Big Reds after playing six of their first eight games on the road. Centerville welcomed in non-conference foe Fairfield but would come up short in a good battle that saw the Trojans come away with a 54-48 win.

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Indian Hills may not have matched the team’s highest-scoring effort in four years on Saturday night in a rematch with Missouri State-West Plains.

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.

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OTTUMWA [mdash]Phyllis Mae Woods, 78, of Ottumwa, passed at 5:30 p.m. January 15, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born May 20, 1941 in Bloomfield to Dick and Hilda Marie Zumwalt Saner. She married Richard Link on December 24, 1959, they later divorced and he prec…

OTTUMWA [mdash]Connie J. Solomon, 73, of Ottumwa, died January 15, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. She was born January 1, 1947 in Ottumwa to Eugene and Bernadine Walker Solomon. Connie completed the Airplane Mechanics course at Indian Hills Community College and retired as a hairsty…

AGENCY [mdash]Jack Brewer, 80, of Agency, died at 5:37 p.m. January 15, 2020 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born February 14, 1939 in Ottumwa to Harold "Jinks" and Viola M. "Judy" Christy Brewer. Jack married Kay Bird. A 1957 graduate of Agency High School, Jack was a mechanic all…