Today’s Local Sports

McKinstrey Says Returning Players in Key Positions Critical to Season’s Success

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:00 am

Fresh off of a fourth straight state championship game appearance, the Pella football team will have their work cut out for themselves to meet increasingly lofty expectations this fall.

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Meet The Panthers Night Is This Friday

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:59 am

Knoxville High School will host the annual Meet The Panthers Night this Friday at Ken Locke Stadium.

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New Pella Christian Cross Country Coach Looks to Take Page from Crosstown Program

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:58 am

A new era has dawned for Pella Christian cross country as Mike Buchheit takes over the program this fall.

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Pleasantville and PCM Volleyball Battle in Scrimmage

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:52 am

Fans got their first peek at the 2018 season for the Pleasantville and PCM volleyball teams last night, as they met up in Pleasantville for a scrimmage.

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Trojan Softball Celebrates Season with Banquet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville softball team will put a bow on the 2018 campaign tonight when they host their annual end of the season banquet.

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Twin Cedars Getting Ready For Week 0 Game This Friday

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:51 am

A new era has begun for Twin Cedars Football.

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ARC Coaches Tab Central Women’s Soccer for Third

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:50 am

Central College’s women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the American Rivers Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

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Pella Cross Country Girls Bring Depth to Team Pursuing Program’s First State Title

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:00 pm

After three straight second place finishes, the No. 2 ranked Pella girls cross country team has their eyes on working to claim gold at state in 2018.

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Junior High Football Camp This Saturday At Knoxville

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:00 am

There will be a football camp for all incoming seventh and eighth graders in Knoxville planning to play football.

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Deep Eagles Volleyball Team Highlighted by Competitive Practices This Summer

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:59 am

Depth is the biggest key for Pella Christian volleyball this fall.

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Lack of Experience is Not a Lack of Success for New Look Trojans

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:52 am

When the Pleasantville football team hits the gridiron for the first time on August 24th against Lynnville-Sully, many players will be getting their first taste of varsity ball. While the young 2018 Trojans have a lack of experience, that doesn’t mean they have had a lack of success in the past.

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PCM Football to Be Tested Early

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:52 am

High expectations surround the PCM football team in 2018 with a lot of key players returning from last year’s 7-2 squad. Those expectations will be tested early, as the Mustangs did not shy away from a tough non-district schedule.

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Parker One Of TC Coaches In New Places This Fall

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:52 am

One of the new coaches at Twin Cedars will start this fall as the new football coach.

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Sturman Enjoyed Preview of Life at Central

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:50 am

First year Central College track and field coach Brandon Sturman got a one-year preview of life on campus prior to taking the job this summer.

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Brad Sweet Wins Knoxville Nationals By A Nose

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:03 am

Brad Sweet had the best car, best team, and the best all-around everything for the last week at the Knoxville Raceway. His week began last Sunday by dominating the Capitani Classic, then blowing away the field in his preliminary of the 58th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals on Thursday, and finally winning the finale of the Nationals. Sweet led 48 of the 50 laps, and held off Donny Schatz by .13 after a green/white/checkered finish. Sweet said afterwards it was hard to believe he actually won the biggest event of the year. Kyle Larson came home third, with Aaron Reutzel in fourth and Tim Kaeding in fifth. 16 year old Gio Scelzi was named Rookie of the Nationals with his 14th place finish.

A Main (started), 50 Laps, NT:
1. Brad Sweet (1)
2. Donny Schatz (4)
3. Kyle Larson (3)
4. Aaron Reutzel (5)
5. Tim Kaeding (10)
6. Carson Macedo (8)
7. Chad Kemenah (2)
8. Logan Schuchart (17)
9. Shane Stewart (15)
10. David Gravel (23)
11. Ian Madsen (11)
12. Tim Shaffer (7)
13. Jacob Allen (12)
14. Gio Scelzi (9)
15. Greg Hodnett (14)
16. Dominic Scelzi (25)
17. Daryn Pittman (22)
18. Parker Price-Miller (21)
19. Brock Zearfoss (24)
20. Matt Juhl (20)
21. Paul McMahan (19)
22. Kerry Madsen (6)
23. Terry McCarl (16)
24. Rico Abreu (13)
25. Brian Brown (18)
Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-27, Larson 28-29, Sweet 30-50. Hard-charger: Gravel.

Pella Christian Football Hosts Media Day

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 5:57 am

The Pella Christian football team held their unofficial kickoff to the 2018 season with their annual media day Saturday.

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Pella Volleyball Highlights Touted Seniors

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 5:56 am

A highly-touted senior class leads the way for the Pella volleyball team in the upcoming fall season.

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Holes to Fill for Trojan Volleyball

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville volleyball team will need to rely on some new faces to step up in 2018, as they lost seven players to graduation.

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PCM Volleyball Seeks Breakout Year

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The PCM volleyball team saw improvements in the program a year ago and will look to keep the momentum going in 2018.

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Brad Sweet Wins The Knoxville Nationals By A Nose

Posted: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 6:02 am

Brad Sweet had the best car, best team, and the best all-around everything for the last week at the Knoxville Raceway. His week began last Sunday by dominating the Capitani Classic, then blowing away the field in his preliminary of the 58th Annual Five Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals on Thursday, and finally winning the finale of the Nationals. Sweet led 48 of the 50 laps, and held off Donny Schatz by .13 after a green/white/checkered finish. Sweet said afterwards it was hard to believe he actually won the biggest event of the year. Kyle Larson came home third, with Aaron Reutzel in fourth and Tim Kaeding in fifth. 16 year old Gio Scelzi was named Rookie of the Nationals with his 14th place finish.

A Main (started), 50 Laps, NT:
1. Brad Sweet (1)
2. Donny Schatz (4)
3. Kyle Larson (3)
4. Aaron Reutzel (5)
5. Tim Kaeding (10)
6. Carson Macedo (8)
7. Chad Kemenah (2)
8. Logan Schuchart (17)
9. Shane Stewart (15)
10. David Gravel (23)
11. Ian Madsen (11)
12. Tim Shaffer (7)
13. Jacob Allen (12)
14. Gio Scelzi (9)
15. Greg Hodnett (14)
16. Dominic Scelzi (25)
17. Daryn Pittman (22)
18. Parker Price-Miller (21)
19. Brock Zearfoss (24)
20. Matt Juhl (20)
21. Paul McMahan (19)
22. Kerry Madsen (6)
23. Terry McCarl (16)
24. Rico Abreu (13)
25. Brian Brown (18)
Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-27, Larson 28-29, Sweet 30-50. Hard-charger: Gravel.