OTTUMWA — You can’t blame Lindsay Diehl if she can’t help but tear up when talking about the 2020 Indian Hills softball season.

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OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Little League baseball will have to wait a few more weeks before, hopefully, getting the 2020 season underway.

With so much uncertainty still in the air in the sports world due to the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus, a couple of local coaches have started a petition to consider alternate options instead of canceling spring and summer sports.

OTTUMWA — The upcoming American Legion baseball season for all teams in Iowa, including Ottumwa’s O.B. Nelson Post No. 3, has been canceled.

Centerville’s Cacá Oliveira recently signed her letter of intent to continue her education and wrestling career at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville.

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.

DES MOINES — Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22–25 at Drake Stadium.

Ottumwa High School bowler Garraty Richmond (seated middle) became the most recent member of the OHS bowling program to sign with William Penn University earlier this month, joining Bulldog teammates Jaxson Coble and Dawson Greene in joining the Statesmen men’s bowling program, represented b…

DES MOINES — Ottumwa High School’s Trae Swartz and Albia’s Blake Chance were each honored for their strong seasons by earning all-state honors by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Saturday.

Before the lineups were introduced, Ottumwa High School boys basketball coach Neil Hartz looked into the stands opposite the bench and pointed to the crowd.

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.

BOONE — In what proved to be the final activity for an Indian Hills athletic program until April, the IHCC baseball team secured a split at DMACC on Friday. Nick Marshall tossed a complete-game six-hit shutout on the mound in game one, helping the Falcons earn a 4-0 win over the Bears to ope…

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Indian Hills had All-American performances in three events from the men’s team and three program record in the 2020 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, with the Warrior women setting program records in three more events at the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Cha…

OTTUMWA — One day after making the announcement that the Division I and II men’s and women’s national basketball tournaments will be postponed until April 20, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced on Friday that all spring competitions will be suspended until April 3. Th…

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Little League Baseball board announced on Friday that all league activities have been suspended until April 6. The decision was made by Little League International with all league activities across the country suspended in the wake of the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pa…

JACKSON, TN — The Indian Hills golf team opened, and closed, the spring portion of the season with a second-place finish at The Grover Page Classic earlier this month. The Warriors edged Green Bay by a single shot, trailing only the host school, UT-Martin, after the 54-hole event by 23 shots.

FAIRFIELD — Any time Landon Kooiker speaks in front of a class or does a lot of research, the subject matter usually focuses on the high jump. He also likes physics, which is a big part of the high jump.

PEORIA, ILL — The Indian Hills Falcons could not hold to a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, dropping a 7-6 decision in 10 innings to Parkland on Wednesday. Camden Nisenson’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th plated Hogan McIntosh with the winning run.

Ottumwa High School boys basketball player Trae Swartz was a unanimous selection for the all-CIML Metro team, one of five players to earn that honor as the area conferences released their all-conference teams recently.

OTTUMWA — It was business as usual in both the Hellyer Student Life Center and Penn Gymnasium on Wednesday for the Indian Hills and William Penn men’s basketball teams.

WAVERLY — Anna Dunlap, Danielle Breen, Kiya Robertson and Sophie Wallerich brought home the best finish among the Fairfield girls track and field athletes as the Trojans opened the indoor season at the Wartburg High School Invitational meet on Tuesday.

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.

CEDAR FALLS — The Ottumwa Bulldogs were one of three area boys track and field teams to open the indoor season on Tuesday, competing on the second day of the Dickinson Relays inside the UNI Dome. Ottumwa secured four top-10 finishes, including a medal-winning long jump from Gatlin Menninga.

DES MOINES — Van Buren County High School girls basketball players Taryn Scheuermann and Isabel Manning were among an area trio selected to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s all-state teams Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — The William Penn men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half, avoiding the upset bid of eighth-seeded Evangel on Thursday at Penn Gymnasium. The Statesmen scored 51 points in the second half to clinch a 90-75 victory in the Heart of American Athletic Conference tournamen…

Ottumwa High School's Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch earned all-CIML Metro honors by the league coaches as area conferences released their postseason girls basketball teams.

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 — Just three years ago, Ottumwa Christian School started an archery team with borrowed equipment. That first year, the new program had four state qualifiers.