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When things got tough for Morgan Lawson on Friday during the season opening Region XI Time Trials, the surroundings of the first cross-country meet hosted by Indian Hills Community College gave the Warrior sophomore runner some comfort.

After opening each of the past two seasons at Cobra Field in Sigourney, Pekin head coach Brent Blakely was looking forward to finally hosting the Backyard Brawl at Tom Stone Field.

DES MOINES — Not knowing if it was going to play and with little time to prepare, the Ottumwa High School boys golf team still managed to claim victory in a hard-fought CIML Metro dual against Des Moines Lincoln Wednesday at Blank Golf Course.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School volleyball team is hosting a Meet The Bulldogs night on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Evans Middle School. The public is invited to meet the players for the upcoming year and watch some six-on-six drill work and an inter-squad scrimmage.

DES MOINES — Steven Langland fired a 1-under par 33, and the Ottumwa High School boys golf team followed up its first meet of the season with its first victory of the season in a CIML Metro triangular against Des Moines Hoover and Des Moines North Tuesday at Grandview Golf Club.

Gabriel Sodre runs down a pass during practice for the Indian Hills men’s soccer team on Monday at the IHCC north campus soccer field in Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA — There wasn’t a big blue roadblock waiting on the Indian Hills volleyball team at the end of the 2018 season.

From left, Cale Leonard, Joe Hammer and Steven Langland all earned medals after placing in the top 10 on Monday in the season-opening Ankeny Centennial tournament at Briarwood Country Club for the Ottumwa High School boys golf team.

OTTUMWA — Sign-ups for the 2019 Ottumwa Youth Football League will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Schafer Stadium fieldhouse from 1-3 p.m. Players will receive equipment at that time.

OTTUMWA — Seven members of the Indian Hills 2019 recruiting class were named to the All-State softball teams released by the Iowa Girls Coaching Association.

OTTUMWA — Playing the best in the country throughout the course of the season gave Indian Hills a second opportunity to play with the best teams in the country at the national tournament last season.

OTTUMWA — Former Indian Hills basketball All-American Dwight Buycks recently finished off a solid performance in this summer's The Basketball Tournament, leading his team, the Marquette Golden Eagles, to the championship game of the annual event.

OTTUMWA — Brian Goodvin just wanted to give Ottumwa youth football players a taste of what it feels like to play under the lights at Schafer Stadium.

OTTUMWA — Less a week had passed since Frank Huston made the emotional announcement that he had coached his last softball game when the only man to guide the Ottumwa High School softball program returned to the facility that bears his name.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School tennis program will be hosting an inaugural tournament that honors hall-of-fame coach Dan Staggs. The tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the Ottumwa Country Club courts with boys tennis champions in both 14-and-under and 18-and-under age divisions.

OTTUMWA — One of the legendary figures in Iowa’s athletic history will be coming to Ottumwa this fall to be the featured speaker for the 38th annual Indian Hills Community College Celebrity Night.

OTTUMWA — Area high school basketball players are invited to attend a one-day camp at Indian Hills Community College on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Several local high school baseball players were named to their respective all-conference teams, as leagues ended their postseason runs recently.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School archer Jeff Shauman and Evans Middle School archer Kiley Bankson participated at the State Games of America in Virginia this past weekend.

DES MOINES — A trio of baseball players were named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association teams, as the teams were released today after voting by a statewide panel of writers Saturday at Principal Park in Des Moines.

ALBIA — On a cool night in late March, local athletes left the track at Albia High School following the Early Bird Invitational track and field meet hosted by the Blue Demons and Lady Dees.

OTTUMWA — Local archers representing both Cardinal and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont competed this past weekend at the World Archery Tournament in Nashville. EBF senior Alex Brittain posted just the third perfect score of 300 in the history of the championship, shooting in 3D competition, to …

EDDYVILLE — Kalen Walker spent this past May proving to be one of the fastest male athletes in Class 2A.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School girls will be hosting a cross-country camp next week. The camp will be held Aug. 5-9 and will include various running workouts, nutrition information, a night glow run along with other fun games and activities.

Six local players were named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association first-team all-district teams, which were released Wednesday.

DES MOINES — Last year, Centerville blew out Wilton in the semifinals on their way to a 2A championship. Unfortunately for the sixth-seeded Big Reds, this year they were on the wrong end of a 11-1 blowout in five innings as they saw their season come to an end at the hands of third-seeded Ce…