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Pleasantville Basketball Splits Road Trip To Mount Ayr

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 5:52 am

Despite a sloppy first half in which the high flying Trojan boys only scored 24 points, the Pleasantville Trojan Boys Basketball squad would celebrate a victory over conference rival Mount Ayr last night 56-52. The girls would fall 68-39 to the Raiderettes.

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PCM Swept At Home By Nevada

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 5:52 am

Both PCM Basketball squads would fall to the Cubs of Nevada last night in a home doubleheader.

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Pleasantville Wrestling With Big Test At Sectional Today

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 5:51 am

The postseason is finally here for the Trojan wrestling squad.

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Central, Simpson Do Battle in Big Late-Season Conference Test

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 5:50 am

Swept on their home court over a week ago, Central basketball will try and return the favor tonight in Indianola against Simpson.

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Marion County Area Scoreboard 2-5-16

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Girls Basketball:

Knoxville: 51 Pella Christian: 50 Final

Pella: 63 Norwalk: 51 Final in OT

Pleasantville: 34 Mount Ayr: 68 Final

Boys Basketball:

Knoxville: 60 Pella Christan: 58 Final

Pella: 67 Norwalk: 57 Final

Pleasantville: 56 Mount Ayr: 52 Final

Little Dutch Grapplers Nab First Conference Dual Win

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 6:00 am

Thanks to a good chunk of open weights by Oskaloosa and some key wins by the Little Dutch, Pella High emerged victorious in their dual meet with the Indians yesterday, 42 – 29.

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Knoxville Boys Run Albia Ragged

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad was hotter than the core of the sun last night against Albia as the Panthers shot 56% overall and 66% from three point range to run the Blue Demons out of town in a 79-60 victory.

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Eagles Boys Hoping to Snap Skid; Girls Look to Find Momentum Against Knoxville

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:58 am

The Pella Christian basketball teams are hoping to smooth out a rough 2016 by taking a trip outside of the Little Hawkeye Conference against Knoxville for homecoming tonight.

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Pella High Goes for Pair of Win No. 16s Tonight

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:56 am

A share of, and an outright conference title are up for grabs inside of the Pella High gymnasium when the Lady and Little Dutch host Norwalk for some Friday night hoops.

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Trojans Run Off Cliff, Fall to Roadrunners

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:52 am

A rescheduled against the Roadrunners of I-35 was not kind to the Pleasantville Trojans last night, as both Trojan Girls and Boys Basketball Squads would drop 64-38 and 75-70 respectively.

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PCM Basketball Squads Complete Doubleheader, Season Sweep Over Saydel

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:52 am

Clearly over their overtime loss to North Polk last Friday night, the PCM Mustang girls basketball squad would get right back on track with a 45-36 win over the Saydel Eagles last night.

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Dutch Wrestlers Stumble in Decorah

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:49 am

A senior-laden squad was too much for the Central wrestling to overcome in Decorah last night.

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

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 6:01 am

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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.”

Knoxville Boys Get Really Busy With Games Galore

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad is about to embark on their version of an N-B-A schedule as the Panthers will play four games in the next six nights starting tonight with Albia to finish off the South Central Conference portion of the schedule.

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Bench Players Starting to Thrive for Eagles’ Boys

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:59 am

Depth a little bit of an issue at the beginning of the season for the Pella Christian boys’ basketball team, the Eagles have since seen growth in quite a few of their varsity athletes.

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Tough But Winnable Games Remain for Trojan Girls Basketball

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

With only four games remaining on the schedule, the Trojan Girls Basketball team has remained positive that it will end the season strong. They have a chance at revenge in a winnable with Southeast Warren and a chance at a season sweep of Wayne in a makeup game next Monday.

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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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