Posts With Keyword ‘Pella Christian Boys Basketball’

Honors Continue to Roll in for Levi Jungling

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian superstar Levi Jungling has received another award, this time from the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association.

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Jungling Finishes Pella Christian Career as Eagles’ 2nd All-Time Leading Scorer

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian’s Levi Jungling wrapped up his career last weekend as the second all-time leading scorer in Eagles’ boys basketball history.

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Chase of Championship Continues to Drive Hessing, Van Wyk at Pella Christian

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 6:00 am

It’s a dubious way of earning “one for the thumb.”

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Despite Lack of Championships, Pella Christian Senior Class Among Best in School History

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 5:57 am

While the goal this summer was to claim state titles in football and basketball, the lack of first-place trophies coming to the Pella Christian trophy case does not reflect the incredible Class of 2017 athletes that finished their high school careers on Eagle Lane.

Pella Christian’s boys basketball team features eight athletes who made significant contributions not only on the hardwood, but on the gridiron and baseball diamond.

Beyond All-State stars Levi Jungling and David Kacmarynski, the remaining six seniors were key players on the 2nd place finishers in class 2A. 

Head Coach Larry Hessing says it’s rare to have a single class contribute what they did to the basketball team in 2017, especially from the type of bench they had.

Caleb Roose was second on the team with 20 three-pointers made, Jackson Flagel was second on the team with 32 offensive rebounds, and Scott Haveman was 15-of-32 from beyond the arc. 

Among the starters, Graham Howerzyl battled injuries in his career, but finished as the top perimeter defender for the Eagles; Alex Pringle finished with 6.6 points per game and was second on the team with 67 assists, and Kenden Veenstra was the rim defender, blocking 30 shots and collecting three rebounds per contest. 

Levi Jungling and David Kacmarynski finished as All-State basketball players, the third such honor for Jungling in his storied dual-sport career. 

Pella Christian finished 22-5 and 2nd place in Class 2A. 

Future Remains Bright Despite Big Senior Class for Pella Christian Boys

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 5:57 am

The 2017 Pella Christian Boys basketball team will go down as one of the program’s best after their 2nd place finish at state and three-year run in the top three of Class 2A.

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Van Wyk, Jungling, Kacmarynski Named All-State by I-N-A

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:00 am

A trio of local boys basketball players have been named to the all-state basketball teams by the Iowa Newspaper Association.

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Five Marion County Boys Earn Academic All-State

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Two Pella High boys, two from Pella Christian and one from Pleasantville earned academic all-state honors from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

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Chase for Championship Continues for Pella Christian’s Veteran Coaching Staff

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 5:57 am

The 2nd place finish for Pella Christian in the Class 2A state championship game had added sting and meaning to the careers of the Eagles future Hall of Fame coaching staff.

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Pella Christian’s “Dynamic Duo” Recognized for Tournament Efforts

Posted: Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 6:01 am

Despite falling just short of earning a championship, Pella Christian’s two best players were recognized for an incredible week in the Class 2A State Tournament.

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All-Little Hawkeye Conference Basketball Teams Released

Posted: Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Both Pella and Pella Christian are represented on the all-Little Hawkeye Conference basketball teams that were announced this weekend.

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Pella Christian Falls Short in Championship Bid to Wolfpack

Posted: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 6:01 am

The Pella Christian basketball team will have to wait another year for their fourth-ever championship after falling 62-50 to Western Christian in the Class 2A finals last night in Des Moines.

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Pella Christian Surges Past Kuemper to 2A Championship Round

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:02 am

Pella Christian is state championship-bound tonight after holding off Kuemper Catholic in the Class 2A state semifinals Thursday afternoon 64-61 in an instant classic heard live on KRLS.

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Pella Christian Aims to End Title Game Drought Against High-Octane Kuemper Catholic

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:01 am

It’s been eight years since the Pella Christian basketball team had a chance to win a state championship, and the senior-heavy Eagles are aiming to avoid the fate that stopped them in their tracks each of the past two seasons at Wells Fargo Arena today.

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Pella Christian Holds Off Van Meter in Overtime to Start 2017 State Tournament Run

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:02 am

The Pella Christian boys are advancing to the State basketball semifinals for the third straight season after surviving overtime with Van Meter 52-49 in a game heard live Tuesday on 92.1 KRLS.

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Pella Christian Set to Start Strong Against Van Meter at Wells Fargo Arena

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:01 am

One of the strongest teams Larry Hessing has ever sent to the state basketball tournament will hope to avoid an early exit against a team they’ve already defeated this season in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.

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Pella Christian Bench May be Key in Tournament Run

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:01 am

The depth of the Pella Christian boys basketball team may be the key in getting them closer to a 2A Championship this week.

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Pella Christian, Pella Boys Prepare for Opening Round Opponents

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 5:57 am

As the girls tournament pushes along this week, the Pella Christian and Pella boys’ teams are working for what they hope is a deep run in their respective classes at Wells Fargo Arena.

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Pella Christian, Pella Boys Learn State Tournament Opponents

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 5:57 am

In a first-of-its-kind selection show, the Pella Christian and Pella High boys basketball teams learned their draw for next week’s state tournament.

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For Kacmarynski, State Tournament Means Reclaiming Chance at Title Lost Last Year

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 5:57 am

Pella Christian’s sensational run to The Well has already made for a season to remember.

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Pella Christian Boys Await State Tournament Foe

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Typically, the Pella Christian boys basketball team would already be preparing for a specific opponent at next week’s state tournament. A change in the selection process means the Eagles, and all other qualifiers, must wait until tomorrow afternoon to see the bracket.

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