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Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 11:25 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 11:40 a.m. CDT
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Regional Track Officials of the Year honored at the Dec. 8 banquet in Ames are, from left, Mark Tigges of Clive (Central), Tim Thomas of Holstein (Northwest) and Gary O'Daniels of Creston (Southwest).

Track award

Gary O’Daniels of Creston has been named 2012 Southwest Region Track Official of the Year by the Iowa Association of Track Officials.

O’Daniels, a longtime track official and assistant cross country coach at Creston High School, was honored at the IATO and Iowa Association of Track Coaches Association (IATC) annual conference and banquet held Dec. 7-8 in Ames.

Evans plays

OSKALOOSA — The William Penn women’s basketball team held off Viterbo Wednesday to claim a 71-65 Midwest Collegiate Conference win.

Senior Morgan Evans of Creston scored six points for the Lady Statesmen.

The Lady Statesmen (12-7, 3-1 MCC), have now won three in a row for the third time this year.

Gold game

ORIENT — “Be Bold, Go Gold” is an upcoming childhood cancer awareness event at Orient-Macksburg.

The O-M boys and girls basketball teams will play Adair-Casey on Jan. 29 at the O-M gymnasium. “Be Bold, Go Gold” T-shirts are being sold for $15 each and bracelets are available for $3 each or two for $5.

Proceeds will be directed to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. The event starts with junior class serving a meal at 5 p.m., girls game at 6:15 p.m., boys to follow. Several performances are planned at halftime and between games. There is also a raffle for several donated items.

For more information Katie Geidel, O-M TAG teacher by email at katie.geidel@o-Mschools.org or Gabby Jenkins at gabrielle_jenkins@o-mschools.org.

Harlan coach

HARLAN — Harlan Community High School has hired Megan Hoch to be its new head softball coach.

Hoch is married to former Harlan and University of Missouri football player Dan Hoch, who is teaching and coaching at Harlan.

A Wright City (Mo.) High School graduate, the former Megan Christopher was a four-year starter and two-time All-Big 12 catcher at Missouri, leading the Tigers to three Women’s College World Series appearances.

Hoch replaces Toshia Klinkefus, who resigned last fall.

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