Today’s Local Sports

Pella Uses Depth and Speed to Frustrate Wildcats and Advance to Substate

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:01 am

The Pella Little Dutch find themselves back in the substate round for the third straight time after defeating Carlisle 79-60 in the final home basketball contest of the season, as heard live on KRLS.

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Cold 2nd Half Shooting Does In Knoxville Boys Against Oskaloosa

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad had a great first half, but struggled to get things going in the second half and fell to Oskaloosa in the class 3A District last night 64-56.

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3 Knoxville Girls Earn South Central Conference Recognition

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5:58 am

Three Knoxville girls basketball players received all-South Central Conference recognition for this season.

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Pella Christian Boys Trusting the Process

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5:57 am

For the eight seniors on the Pella Christian boys basketball team, their entire hoops careers have been pointing towards the next two weeks.

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Tough Tests Prepare PCM Girls Basketball for State Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5:52 am

When the PCM Girls Basketball team plays in the state tournament this coming Tuesday, they will play against the wire-to-wire #1 ranked team Sioux Center who is 24-0 on the season.

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Dutch Men’s Basketball Team Headed to Iowa Conference Championship

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5:51 am

The story is starting to sound familiar. The fifth seeded Central College men’s basketball team advanced to the Iowa Conference Championship after defeating top-seeded Nebraska Wesleyan 85-63 last night.

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Marion County Postseason Basketball Scoreboard 2-23-17

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Boys Basketball

Pella 79
Carlisle 60
Final

Knoxville 56
Oskaloosa 64
Final

Pella Boys to Close Out Home Gym in District Final Against Carlisle

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:59 am

The Pella Little Dutch will play the final basketball game at Pella High School for the 2017 season when they host Carlisle in the 3A District 13 Finals tonight.

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Knoxville Boys Looking To Avenge Oskaloosa Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad will head into their third district final appearance in the last four seasons tonight when the Panthers travel to Oskaloosa to take on the host Indians.

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Pella, Pella Christian Bowlers Named All-Conference

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:58 am

Several members of the Pella and Pella Christian bowling teams have been named to the all-Little Hawkeye Conference team.

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PCM Boys Basketball Says Goodbye to One Do-It-All Senior

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:52 am

A year with just one senior meant a lot of growing up for many members of the PCM Boys Basketball team this season, as they went 11-12 on the season and were ousted in the second round of district play against East Marshall.

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Central Men Look to Keep IIAC Tournament Winning Streak Alive

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:52 am

One year ago, the Central College men became the first team in Iowa Conference history to win the league’s basketball tournament with three road victories. Tuesday night, the Dutch started down that path again with a win over Simpson in the quarterfinals.

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Pella Girls Secure Trip to State by Smothering Bombers

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 am

Photo by Mike Buchheit

Using suffocating defense and a scoring barrage in the first half, Pella’s No. 4 girls are heading to the Class 4A State Tournament for the second straight year after defeating Ballard 50-32 in a game heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

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Steals, Easy Baskets Propel Pella Christian Boys to District Title

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:57 am

The Pella Christian boys basketball team forced 28 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont turnovers and rolled to a 69-43 class 2-A district championship victory in a game heard live last night on KNIA.

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Message Simple For Panther Boys In Postseason

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:55 am

One of the tougher assignments for any basketball team is to play an opponent in back-to-back games.

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Top Ranked Indianola Girls Head Back to State

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:55 am

The 5A top ranked Indianola girls earned a trip to Wells Fargo Arena for the third straight season and became the third Little Hawkeye Conference team to qualify for state with a 71-36 win over Sioux City East in their Class 5A Regional Final last night as heard live on the KNIA2 stream.

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Pella’s Ruth Struggles at State Bowling

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:55 am

Less than a week after posting a two-game series of 480 to qualify for the class 2-A boys state bowling tournament, Pella junior Jaden Ruth struggled to a 279 yesterday at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines.

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Senior Grappler Xavier Miller Leaves Mark on Mustang Program

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:52 am

After being the eldest of a quartet of wrestlers headed to the state tournament in 2016, and then repeating that feat for a trio of grapplers in 2017, senior 145lb wrestler for PCM Xavier Miller left his mark on the Mustang program.

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Pleasantville Boys Basketball Says Goodbye to 1000 point scorer

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville Trojan Boys Basketball Team will have some scoring to replace on next year’s team, as 1000-point scorer Brady Elder is being lost to graduation.

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Two Big Runs, Intense Defense Push Central Men’s Basketball to League Semifinals

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:52 am

As the old saying goes, the fifth time’s a charm. After dropping four straight to their rival Simpson, the Central men’s basketball team ended the Storm’s season on Tuesday, beating them 76 – 66 in the first round of the Iowa Conference tournament.

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