Today’s Local Sports

Central Women Wins Steinkamp’s Debut, Dutch Wrestlers Fall in Ranked Battle with Coe

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:50 am

Joe Steinkamp is 1-0 as Central College’s women’s basketball coach after the Dutch beat Grinnell 99-82 last night at Kuyper Gym in their season opener. Meanwhile, the 15th-ranked Central wrestling team fell to #13 Coe 23-15 in their IIAC debut.

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Pella, Xavier Battle for Class 3A Football Championship Tonight

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 6:01 am

For the fourth straight year, the Pella High football team is playing on championship Thursday night, and tonight, the three-time defending class 3A champs will put it on the line against number one Cedar Rapids Xavier.

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Coaches vs. Cancer Gearing Up For The January Event

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville Coaches vs. Cancer event will be January 20th with the home game against Chariton.

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Eagles Girls’ Basketball Team Returns Talent, Experience

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

A wealth of experience and talent is returning for the Pella Christian girls basketball team this winter season.

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Pleasantville Girls Basketball Looking to Improve Three Point Shooting

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:52 am

After graduating two of their top three point shooters, the Pleasantville Trojan girls basketball team will look to improve in that area coming up this season.

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Melcher-Dallas Has High Expectations This Season

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:52 am

For the first time in several years, there are expectations for the Melcher-Dallas Girls Basketball Squad.

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Central Men Drop Basketball Opener

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:50 am

The Central College men’s basketball team dropped its season opener last night at UW-River Falls, 85-73.

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Pella’s Offensive Formula: Ground Game + Big Plays = Points

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

The offensive formula that has worked to get the Pella High football team to its fourth straight championship game is the one they hope will help them hoist the trophy again tomorrow night.

The Little Dutch have used a four-headed rushing attack led by seniors Reece Schnell and Avery Van Zee, and also featuring juniors Sam Warner and Gabe Thomas. That ground game has racked up over 2,600 yards at a nearly 6-yard-per-carry average this season.

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Pella Christian Girls Soccer Team Teams up with Local Car Dealership for Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Pella Christian girls soccer team has teamed up with Pella Motors for a fundraiser for the program.

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Conference Title Again A Goal For Knoxville Girls Basketball

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:57 am

The top goal each year for the Knoxville Girls Basketball Program is to win the South Central Conference.

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New Roles, New Coach Highlight Twin Cedars Girls Basketball

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:53 am

With several new faces in new roles for the Twin Cedars Girls Basketball Squad this season, plus a new coach at the helm, the Sabers are taking things slow and being very patient with putting the offense in.

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PCM Boys Basketball Will Have Senior Leadership to Rely On

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:52 am

After having just one senior on their 11-12 squad from 2016-17, the 2017-18 version of the PCM Mustang boys basketball team will have upperclassman to work with as the majority of their team returns.

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Trio of Dutch Women Headline All-Conference Soccer Squad

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:50 am

Central College women’s soccer midfielder Olivia Denham, forward Erin Manion and defender Rachel Verhun were recognized by the Iowa Conference as all-league selections.

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Pella Defense will be Tested by Dynamic Xavier Signal Caller

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:01 am

As a sophomore last year, Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Quinn Schulte was posterized by Pella’s Ryan Van Wyk with “The Catch”. This year, as a junior, Schulte is the Saints most dangerous weapon as they look to knock off the three-time champs in Thursday’s title game.

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Knoxville Girls Basketball Hopes Shooting Improvement Along With Defensive Changes Show Better Results

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 5:58 am

Three areas of improvement for the Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad this season is to improve shooting all the way around.

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Jungling Scores 5 TDs as Dordt Finishes Season Victorious

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

Pella Christian alum Levi Jungling scored five touchdowns Saturday as the Dordt College football team finished the 2017 season with 58-37 win over Briar Cliff.

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Young Players Getting Plenty Of Varsity Time In Other Sports For Melcher-Dallas

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 5:52 am

It will be an extremely young team for Melcher-Dallas this season.

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PCM Girls Basketball Sees First Action at Lynnville-Sully Jamboree

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 5:52 am

Preparing for their first regular season game at Newton this coming Friday, the PCM Mustang girls basketball team competed with a host of teams at the Lynnville-Sully Jamboree last night.

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Pina Back on All-Conference Soccer Squad

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 5:50 am

Central College men’s soccer forward Miguel Pina was chosen to the all-Iowa Conference team for the second consecutive year.

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Pella Christian Football Season Ends in Another Heart-Wrenching Loss to Regina

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

Photo by Dan Branderhorst, Pella Christian AD


Despite a hard-charging comeback, the Pella Christian football team’s season ended for the second straight year with a gut-wrenching loss to Regina.

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