Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


October 21, 2012

Video: Panthers finish the season at 4-5

Oskaloosa —  

The record books will show that the Knoxville Panther football team finished its season with a losing record, but if you ask Coach Troy Rider, the growth he has seen in his players, on and off the field, indicates the strength and maturity of winning young men. 

The Panthers wrapped their 2012 campaign on the road with a 19-13 loss to the Oskaloosa Indians. On what threatened to be a cold, windy and drizzly night, the weather cleared for Oskaloosa's Senior Night and the varsity game. 

Oskaloosa's opening drive did not go very far and were forced to punt. The Panthers took over on their own 45 and drove down to the Oskaloosa 20. Tanner Dunkin missed the field goal attempt. 

The offenses for both teams struggled for much of the first quarter. Mistakes by the Panther defense and special teams, in the form of penalties, assisted the Indians' late in the first to set them up with a first and goal on the five to start the second. 

It did not take long for Nate Van Veldhuizen, the sophomore running back for Oskaloosa, to take it in for the first score of the night. Following the extra point, Oskaloosa's advantage over the Panthers was 7-0. 

On the ensuing kickoff, Knoxville's Ryan Douglas took off for one of many fine kick returns he had on the night, taking the ball down to the 35. Unfortunately, the Panthers could not get the ball downfield and were forced to punt. 

The Indians' offense did not have much success either, compliments of a tough Panther defense. Oskaloosa got it together, late in the quarter once again, to reach the end zone on the legs of Mason Wisse. The Panthers blocked the extra point attempt, leaving the score at 13-0 with 22 seconds left in the half. 

Knoxville came out fighting after halftime. Douglas got the drive started with a nice kickoff return. He ended it by catching a touchdown pass from Gerritt Davis to put the Panthers on the board. The PAT was missed, but the Panthers were on the board, 13-6. 

Text Only
  • DougWolfgangRobbyWolfgang Doug Wolfgang 'Members Only' Bobblehead The nonprofit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun pre-selling limited-edition bobblehead collectibles, with the first one being of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Doug Wolfgang of Si

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • AustinDavis Panther track led by Dunkin The Knoxville Panther varsity track team hopes to pick up where they left off a year ago. Last May the Panthers finished second in the Class 3A State Track Meet, just 1 point behind 2013 State Champion Pella High. The Little Dutch had 46 state points

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • EricaFee KHS coach focuses on conditioning, Chambers credited with good opener The Knoxville Panthers competed at the Little Hawkeye Conference Indoor Track Meet in Grinnell last Friday evening. It was an early season test for the coaches to look at their lineups and decide what stepts to take next in gearing up for the outdoor

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • DrewCarlson Signs Carlson inks deal with Southwest Iowa Late last month Twin Cedars senior Drew Carlson signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Southwest Iowa Community College. Carlson will graduate from Twin Cedars in May. He will have one last season with his Saber teammates before he heads to C

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Future looks bright for KHS wrestling A look ahead for the Knoxville Panther varsity wrestling team looks bright according to head coach Ron Peterson. Top records during this past year include Kieran Robuck senior at 138 pounds with a mark of 37-8. He was conference, sectional and distri

    March 13, 2014

  • KnoxvilleSwim Team Knoxville prepares for state swim meet The 2014 Knoxville Swim Team has over 30 children qualified to compete in the State Meet in Marshalltown March 15. The children are pictured above and they ranged in ages from 8 to 14 years. The team is coached by Taylor Evans and Sara Finnegan. The

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • KieranRobuck3 Robuck and Caviness finish at State Meet |The Knoxville Panthers had two wrestlers compete at the 2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines last weekend. Kieran Robuck, a senior, won his weight class (138 pounds) at the district meet to advance to state. Brock Caviness

    February 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Basketball-full ct District Basketball News |The poor weather conditions forced Thursday evening postponements for Marion County sports teams. Class 2A Starting in Class 2A, the Pella Christian vs. PCM (Mustangs) District Boys’ contest has been moved to Friday night at 6:30 p.m. in Albia. Cl

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Live: State wrestling tournament

    Here's the live blog from the state wrestling tournament tracking results for local wrestlers.

    February 20, 2014

  • Blizzard could complicate state wrestling tournament

    DES MOINES — Heading to the state wrestling meet Thursday? Be prepared for what could be a major winter storm. A blizzard watch will be in effect for much of central Iowa, including Des Moines, from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

    February 18, 2014

AP Video
Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
     View Results