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PCM vs Saydel Attempt Number Two Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:52 am

With the PCM vs Saydel basketball doubleheader canceled due to weather Tuesday night, the teams will attempt a second try in Monroe tonight. Both Mustang squads would emerge victorious in their trip to play the Eagles earlier in the season, and both teams are looking to gain momentum heading into playoffs.

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Melcher-Dallas Hosts Seymour Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:52 am

The Melcher-Dallas basketball squads will host Seymour tonight in a makeup game from Tuesday night.

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Taylor’s Big Night Helps Central Men Capture Season Sweep of Luther

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:50 am

Behind 33 points and 12 rebounds from Colby Taylor, Central men’s basketball grabbed an 84 – 71 win over Luther at home yesterday evening.

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Simpson Basketball Swept by Wartburg

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:49 am

Despite traveling to Wartburg last week and coming away with a win, the Simpson Storm Men’s Basketball Team fell at home to Wartburg 95-87.

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Three Pella Athletes Sign to Play Division I Football on National Signing Day

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 4:53 pm

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Three members of the back-to-back Class 3A State Football Championship teams at Pella High will continue their careers at the highest level.

Seniors Noah Clayberg and Austin Schulte have signed their National Letters of Intent to become Iowa Hawkeyes on scholarship offers, and Will Warner will be a Drake Bulldog.

The two-way standout Warner has been contemplating his sports future, whether it be basketball, soccer, or football. He chose the gridiron and Drake blue at first because he liked the educational opportunities, but it was then a matter of which sport to play.

“What one of the coaches said to me was that when I’m older, when I’m 30 or 40, I can still play pickup soccer and pickup basketball, but these are kind of the last years I will ever be able to play football again, and that’s really what just kind of drove it home for me,” Warner says.

Warner hopes to make an immediate impact.

“In the first few weeks, I’m just hoping to prove myself to the coaches that I can even play my freshman year,” he tells KNIA/KRLS. “I know most guys don’t play freshman year–most redshirt, but I just want to play as soon as possible.”

Schulte missed the 2015 campaign due to a knee injury, but recorded four sacks on the 2014 championship team. Schulte, who will likely be redshirted in his first year, tells KNIA/KRLS Sports his rehab has been successful thus far, and he’s anxious to make the jump.

“Training has gone really well…I’m leaving for Iowa on the 13th of June, actually, to spend the summer there, to take some classes and to start on the strength program, and they will do an evaluation of me there just to see how everything is going.”

The Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year, Clayberg demolished defenses in his three varsity years as a quarterback, but Noah will transition to the defense full-time after receiving a grayshirt offer from Iowa. Clayberg says Iowa coaches told him to be patient, and he jumped on board as soon as the opportunity presented itself.

“Iowa makes a great fit for me because it’s close to home, they’re going to have a great football tradition, and when I visited there, you just get the feeling that it’s the right place,” he says.

Clayberg says with now three Pella Dutch players on the Iowa roster, he’s hoping for a reunion sometime in their black-and-gold future in Iowa City.

“I would say the ultimate goal right now, is to get Garrett, Austin, and I all on the defense at the same time — have three Pella guys all starting for the Hawkeyes’ defense.”

Lady Dutch Road to State Won’t Stray Very Far From Home

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 6:00 am

Released on Monday, the Pella High girls’ basketball team won’t even have to leave the comforts of their own gymnasium to reach Des Moines and the state tournament.

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Knoxville To Face Norwalk In 4A Regional Match Up

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:59 am

While they did not play last night due to the snow, the Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad has now learned their postseason destination in class 4A.

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Eagles’ Boys Must Go Long Way to Reach the Well

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:58 am

The parity of the Little Hawkeye Conference did not do the Pella Christian boys any favors.

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Albia Sectional May Have Toughest Road To State Wrestling

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:57 am

Saturday will mark the beginning of the road to Wells Fargo Arena for our area class 1A and 2A wrestlers.

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PCM Boys Basketball Has Tough Stretch Before Postseason

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:52 am

With Tuesday nights game against Saydel postponed to Thursday, the PCM Mustang Boys Basketball squad will have a tough schedule to overcome before postseason starts.

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Pleasantville Wrestling Looks Forward to Sectionals

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:52 am

With the regular season now wrapped up, the Pleasantville Wrestling team is proud of their effort on the mats this season. With postseason looming this weekend, the Trojans have high hopes and high expectations going in.

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Norse – Dutch: Round Two in P.H. Kuyper Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 5:50 am

On the heels of their first Iowa Conference victory in their last four tries, the Central men’s basketball team will try to topple Luther for the second time this season tonight inside of P.H. Kuyper Gym.

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Snow, Snow Go Away: Little Dutch, Panthers Wanna Play Hoops Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:59 am

In the nightcap in the Tulip City, Pella High and Knoxville’s boys are also hoping to get a game in tonight.

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Knoxville Girls Look To Get A Road Win Against Rival Pella Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad will face their county rivals Pella tonight.

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PC Girls Overcome Slow Start, Boys Can’t Versus Norwalk

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:57 am

In a much different venue than they both were used to, Pella Christian and Norwalk split their conference doubleheader on the elementary school hardwood on Monday night.

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PCM Wrestling Future is Bright, Underclassmen Dominate

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:52 am

Wrapping up their regular season, the PCM Mustang Wrestling squad can hold their heads high with a successful regular season.

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Pleasantville Basketball Faces Tough Test in I-35

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:52 am

The competitive Roadrunners of I-35 will host the Trojans in a girl/boy doubleheader of basketball tonight weather pending.

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Twin Cedars And Melcher-Dallas Restart Regular Season After BGC Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:52 am

Following a long layoff after the Bluegrass Conference Tournament both Twin Cedars and Melcher-Dallas basketball Squads are back on the court tonight.

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Kriegel Impressing Fans, Coaching Staff

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:49 am

Admittedly not doing a lot of things that necessarily show up in the box scores, the play and skills of sophomore, Jackie Kriegel, are opening the eyes of her Central women’s basketball teammates and their opponents.

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Poole Conference Champ, Messer Runner-Up on Wrestling Mats

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 6:00 am

Pella High’s Keegan Poole was victorious in the heavyweight division at Saturday’s Little Hawkeye Conference wrestling meet.

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