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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

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We will have full coverage of everything in the area, especially Oskaloosa High School, William Penn University, and the University of Iowa, all of which can be heard LIVE for every game this season on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

The Oskaloosa High School reserved football season tickets are ready to be picked up in the High School Activities Office.  Hours are 8-12 and 1 to 4.  Tickets must be paid and picked up by Aug 27th.  If you were a season ticket holder and no longer want to buy them or if you wish to purchase new seats, please call 673-4421 to notify the Activities office. 

 

The Old Shoe Game will be played at Lacey Recreational Complex on Friday, August 22, with freshmen starting at 4:30 PM, and will be followed by junior varsity and varsity.

 

WILLIAM PENN SPORTS  

Women’s Soccer Picked Sixth

Oskaloosa--The Statesmen women’s soccer team will look to turn some heads as the Midwest Collegiate Conference preseason coaches' poll was released today.

William Penn, which was 6-13 last year (1-5 MCC), received 15 points to sit in sixth place in the seven-team league.

Defending regular season and tournament winner St. Ambrose is a big favorite to again finish at the top, collecting 48 points and six first-place votes.  Viterbo received the final first-place selection as it claimed 43 points. 

Grand View is third with 35 points, while AIB (27) and Clarke (22) are also ahead of the Statesmen.   Mount Mercy wraps up the poll with seven points.

WPU opens 2014 on August 26 by hosting Central Methodist (Mo.).  The Statesmen play their first MCC contest at home against Grand View on October 1.

2014 Midwest Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll
School Points (First Place Votes)

1. St. Ambrose              48 (6)
2. Viterbo                      43 (1)
3. Grand View               35
4. AIB                           27
5. Clarke                       22
6. William Penn            15
7. Mount Mercy             7

 

Fifth Place Predicted for Men's Soccer

Oskaloosa--For the third year in a row, the William Penn men’s soccer team is picked to finish fifth in a very competitive Midwest Collegiate Conference as the preseason coaches' poll was released today.

The Statesmen, who were 10-8-2 last year (1-4-1 MCC), received 26 points and are just nine points behind second place AIB (one first-place vote) and St. Ambrose.

Defending regular season and tournament winner Grand View is a near unanimous choice to again defend its crown.  The Vikings, who were ranked #1 in the NAIA at the end of the year (eliminated at nationals in the round of 16), earned 48 points with six first-place votes.

AIB and St. Ambrose earned 35 points each, while Mount Mercy is fourth with 27 points.  Viterbo (14) and Clarke (11) round out the poll.

WPU begins the fall slate on August 23 by traveling to Munster, Ind. to face Purdue-Calumet.  The Statesmen play their first MCC contest at home against Grand View on October 1.

2014 Midwest Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll
School Points (First Place Votes)

1. Grand View               48 (6)
2. AIB                           35 (1) 
2. St. Ambrose              35
4. Mount Mercy             27
5. William Penn            26
6. Viterbo                      14
7. Clarke                       11

 

2014 MCC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll Released

Oskaloosa--The usual suspects head the class as the 2014 Midwest Collegiate Conference volleyball preseason coaches’ poll was released today.

Grand View is picked to defend its regular season and tournament crowns from last fall as the Vikings earned 48 points with six first-place votes.  GVU advanced to the national quarterfinals before being ousted.  It is the second year in a row that an MCC program has reached the ‘Elite 8’.

Viterbo will be nipping at Grand View’s proverbial heels, though, holding the #2 position with 43 points and the final first-place vote.

Clarke, with 34 points, and St. Ambrose, with 28 points, also figure to vie for the title.  Mount Mercy and William Penn are tied for fifth with 18 points each, while AIB completes the poll with seven points. 

Viterbo hits the court much earlier than any other squad, opening up with a road matchup against Waldorf today.  The V-Hawks then travel to California later this week for a trio of contests.  The MCC schedule starts with a bang on September 24 as Grand View goes to Viterbo.  William Penn also travels to Mount Mercy that night, while Clarke goes to St. Ambrose.

2014 MCC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)
1. Grand View               48 (6)
2. Viterbo                      43 (1)
3. Clarke                       34
4. St. Ambrose              28
5. Mount Mercy             18
5. William Penn            18
7. AIB                           7