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Recently Completed Pella Wrestling Season the Best in Two Decades

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:58 am

As fans, coaches and athletes are reflecting back on the recently completed winter sports season, one program celebrating success is the Pella High wrestling team.

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Pleasantville Girls Track Hoping Young Talent Steps Up in Jumps

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:52 am

Last season, the Pleasantville Trojan Girls Track and Field Team saw a lot of inconsistency in the field events, specifically the high jump and the long jump.

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PCM Girls Soccer Plans on Switching Up Positions to Gain Perspective

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:52 am

While their positions on game day will most likely be set, the PCM Mustang Girls Soccer team has plans to gain new perspective and earn some team chemistry through switching up some positions during the early spring practices.

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Central’s Wilson, Saunders Tabbed for IIAC Honors

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:51 am

Central College softball player Emily Wilson has been named the Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week, while baseball player Garrett Saunders has been named the league’s Male Athlete of the Week.

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Knoxville Boys Track And Field Filled With Young Prospects

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Knoxville Boys Track and Field Squad looks to be ready to start the season next week.

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Six Top Three Finishes for Lady Dutch Track at Central Indoor

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Competing against some of the biggest schools in the state, the Pella High girls track and field team had six top three individual finishes Friday night at the Central College Indoor Meet.

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Central Softball Team Finishes Tucson Trip 13-3

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 5:53 am

For the second straight day, the Central College softball team lost to Wisconsin-La Crosse, then rebounded with a win over Hamline. The split wraps up a 16-game flurry of action in Tucson, Arizona in which the Dutch went 13-3.

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PCM Boys Track Looking for Strong Field Events

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 5:52 am

One of the areas that should be strong for the PCM Mustang Boys Track and Field Team this upcoming spring season should be is in the field events.

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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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Knoxville Boys Track Filled With Young Prospects

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville Boys Track and Field Squad looks to be ready to start the season next week.

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Central Rebounds After Softball Streak Snapped

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:53 am

Central College’s 11-game softball win streak ended with a thud in a 10-4 setback against Wisconsin-La Crosse before the Dutch rebounded with a 6-2 victory over Hamline University yesterday.

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Carey Deals in Dutch Baseball Doubleheader Split

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:51 am

Central College pitcher Adam Carey of Pella pitched a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over Franklin & Marshall College in game one of a doubleheader, however the team fell in game two 12-5 Saturday.

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Recent Action At ISU Indoor Has Knoxville Girls Track Looking Forward To The Outdoor Season

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Girls Track and Field Squad has been preparing for the season.

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Two-Thirds of Pella Boys Basketball Team is Lost to Graduation

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Ten of the fifteen members of this year’s Pella High boys basketball team are graduating this spring, leaving a lot of open spots and opportunities for playing time.

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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. 

Central Softball Stretches Win Streak to 11

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 5:53 am

Since a season opening loss, the Central College softball team has now ripped off 11 wins in a row. The Dutch knocked off Hamline of Minnesota 8-0 in five innings yesterday morning in Tucson before holding on for a 5-4 win over Trinity of Texas.

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PCM Boys Track to Keep Building Winning Tradition

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 5:52 am

Last season, the PCM Boys Track team emerged victorious for the first time under head coach Colin Harrison’s tenure. With a lot of returning competitors on this years squad, the Mustangs are looking to continue building that winning tradition.

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Dutch Split Baseball Doubleheader

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 5:51 am

The Central College baseball team earned a split in a doubleheader with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, winning 12-0 before dropping game two 5-4 Friday.

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Future is Bright for Pella Christian Girls Basketball Team

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 6:00 am

With only two seniors lost to graduation, the future is bright for an up-and-coming Pella Christian girls basketball team.

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Two From Pleasantville Will Help Out Knoxville Boys Soccer This Season

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Two members of the Knoxville Boys Soccer squad will make the drive from Pleasantville every day to play for the Panthers.

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