Coach Jan Haugen’s Pleasantville Trojans keep rolling along and knocking off teams along the way.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

KNOXVILLE– Brian Brown notched his 47th career win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. It was good timing, considering the World of Outlaws will be in town next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver bested Matt Juhl early in the non-stop event, and pulled away to the $4,000 win in …

A 3-0 win at home Friday, June 7, moved the Knoxville Panther softball team ahead of the .500 mark for the year.

The Hawks from Woodward-Granger took a pair of varsity baseball games from the Pleasantville Trojans in WCAC play June 6 in Woodward.

Back-to-back games for the Panthers June 6 and 7 saw the team drop games to Ankeny Centennial 15-5 and to Davis County 2-0.

One rivalry that remained for the Pleasantville Trojans when they switched to the West Central Activities Conference (WCAC) was Interstate-35, who made the switch with the Trojans.

Twin Cedars literally crushed four teams in the Bluegrass Conference last week in softball.

The Melcher-Dallas Saints entered the second full week of June with a record of 8-1 overall.

The Twin Cedars Sabers were 6-4 overall after dropping a game to the Moulton-Udell Eagles Thursday, June 6 in Bluegrass Conference baseball action at home.

The Pleasantville Trojans check in at 5-8 following action at the Colo-Nesco Baseball Tournament Saturday, June 8.

Haley Godfrey carried the big stick to the plate as the Melcher-Dallas Saints literally crushed a pair of teams in the Bluegrass Conference last week.

Knoxville fell to the Clarke Indians 7-2 Monday,  June 3, but bounced back to tear up the Chariton Chargers two days later in league play 13-3.

No Marion County teams qualified for the 2019 Girls’ State Golf Tournament.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA — NOS® Energy Drink will be the new title sponsor of sprint car racing’s most prestigious event. The NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store will be held at Knoxville Raceway August 7-10, 2019.

Melcher-Dallas varsity baseball coach Pat Ferguson has rebuilt the Saints’ program after the school dropped the sport due to lack of interest back in 2014. That was followed by a winless 2015 campaign.

It has been a rough start to the season for the Knoxville Panther varsity baseball team.

After a slew of rained out games the Melcher-Dallas Saints picked up its first win of the season Friday, May 31 against Orient-Macksburg.

The Twin Cedars baseball team checks in through early June with a record of 5-2 overall.

KNOXVILLE – Terry McCarl won his 59th career main event in the 410 class at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. It was worth $4,000 to the Altoona, Iowa driver aboard the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 machine. It puts the veteran who is in third place on the all-time wins list here just one…

All good things eventually come to an end. That was the case for the Knoxville Panther varsity girls’ soccer team that finished the best season ever in school history for the sport.

Melcher-Dallas tripled their pleasure at the two day Murray Softball Tournament held last Friday and Saturday.

Two-hit pitching by Grace Bailey and timely hitting allowed the Twin Cedars Sabers to cruise to a 10-0 shelling of Blue Grass Conference rival Seymour. Seymour’s Thayda Houser tried to match Bailey’s effort, but her defense allowed five costly errors behind her. Houser allowed only one earne…

Knoxville checks in with a record of 4-5 overall after they split a pair of games at the Oskaloosa Softball Tournament Saturday at Lacey Sports Park and lost to Clarke 7-2 Monday in Osceola.

The Pleasantville Trojans are 3-1 in the WCAC baseball title chase after splitting with Panorama winning 6-5 and falling 0-4 and sweeping West Central Valley 12-1, 10-0.

Twin Cedars is off to a quick 8-1 start for the 2019 season in softball.

The Pleasantville Trojans with their beefed up non-conference schedule faced No. 15 ranked Muscatine and No. 6 ranked Pleasant Valley at the Iowa City Tournament May 31.

Will Dembski had matters well in hand in the season opening varsity baseball game between the Pella Christian Eagles and the Pleasantville Trojans Monday, May 20.

WATERLOO–Coledon Vroegh has signed a letter of intent to join the RedTail Sports Shooting team at Hawkeye Community College for the 2019-2020 year.

On a nice evening, May 23, the Knoxville Shooting Team finished its regular season with the Marion County Competition held at the Marion County Sportsmens Club range.

The Pleasantville Trojans brought out the “Whuppin’ Sticks” Monday night, May 20, at Pella Christian and pounded out 11 hits in a three inning game shortened by the 12-run mercy rule.

The Knoxville Panthers looked strong as they took care of business by blanking the No. 5 ranked team in Class 2A boys’ soccer 3-0 Wednesday, May 22.

Pleasantville moved to 3-0 on the young season by sweeping a WCAC league doubleheader on the road Thursday, May 23 in Panora. The Trojans were making their debut in the new league in the sport of softball.

Anna Sanderson, Knoxville senior, will be attending college at Southeastern Community College in Burlington and play soccer for the Blackhawks.

Trailing 3-1 entering the fifth inning of play, the Knoxville Panthers strung together a bunch of hits to erupt for five runs en route to a 6-3 win on the road over the Eddyville-Blakesburg Rockets in league play Friday, May 24.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Charles Lee Laird was born in Knoxville, Iowa on October 3, 1942, to Marvin and Fonda Robuck Laird. He passed away at his home in Emporia , Kansas on June 9, 2019. He was 76 years old. Charles grew up on farms near Knoxville: he graduated from Attica High School in 1960. In January 1962 he m…