Today’s Local Sports

Four From Marion County Run In IATC Senior All-Star Meet

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 5:58 am

Four cross country runners from Marion County were a part of the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Senior All-Star Event on Saturday.

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Pella Christian Volleyball Needs Better Regular Season to Make Postseason Road Easier

Posted: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 6:00 am

With the state volleyball tournament taking place this week in Cedar Rapids, Pella Christian is on the outside looking in in class 2A.

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Marion County Swimmers Finish Season In The State Meet Pool

Posted: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Three Marion County girls were able to swim at the State Swimming Meet yesterday in Marshalltown.

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Four From Marion County Run In Senior All-Star Meet

Posted: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Four cross country runners from Marion County were a part of the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Senior All-Star Event on Saturday.

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Central Holds on to Win Back-and-Forth Football Game at Luther

Posted: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:50 am

Luther’s Cory Wirth missed a 21-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Central College football team a 23-21 win Saturday in a game heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

It was a back-and-forth affair, with the teams trading scores on the blue turf at Carlson Stadium in Decorah.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Dutch broke the ice with a school-record tying 13th field goal of the season by freshman Jon Alberts, only to see the Norse drive for a touchdown and take a 7-3 lead into halftime.

The Dutch got an 11-yard touchdown run by quarterback Blaine Hawkins to start the third quarter, then added a Hawkins 30-yard toss to P.J. Norem, but trailed 21-17 midway through the fourth quarter.

Alberts had a field goal blocked, his first miss of the year, then Central stopped the Norse and drove the field for a 3-yard touchdown pass from Hawkins to Donny Groezinger, with Alberts having his extra point blocked.

That gave Luther a chance to drive for a game winning field goal. They converted on four fourth down conversions on the drive, including a near interception that was tipped for an improbable reception. With the clock under three seconds, Cory Wirth was brought in for the 21-yard chip shot, which he missed wide right for the Central win.

On a tough day for the Central offense, Hawkins led the way with 16 carries for 87 yards rushing, and he was 15-of-30 passing for 230 yards. Tyler Olson had 20 tackles.

The Dutch improve to 6-3 on the season and sit alone in second place in the Iowa Conference at 5-2. They’ll close the year next Saturday at home against Dubuque.

Simpson Football Falls in Season Finale at Nebraska Wesleyan

Posted: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:50 am

The Prairie Wolves offense was too much for the Storm defense to handle on Saturday, as Nebraska Wesleyan took down Simpson in their season finale 42-35.

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Pella Avenges Loss to DC-G, Heads to the Dome for 4th Straight Year

Posted: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 6:01 am

An early third quarter barrage was the difference as Pella rallied to beat Dallas Center-Grimes last night 35-18 in the class 3A quarterfinals in Grimes in a game heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

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Dome Bound! Eagles Taking First-Ever Trip to Cedar Falls After Blowout of Pleasantville

Posted: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 6:01 am

For the first time in program history, the Pella Christian football team is heading to the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls after blowing past Pleasantville 44-6, as heard live on KNIA and kniakrls.com.

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Three From Marion County Swimming At Girls State Meet

Posted: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 5:57 am

The State Girls Swimming Meet is today at Marshalltown and three Marion County swimmers will be in the pool today.

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Simpson Makes First Trip to Nebraska Wesleyan for Season Finale

Posted: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 5:52 am

With a chance to go over .500 both overall and in conference play on the season, the Simpson Storm football team will travel to Nebraska Wesleyan for their season finale.

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Central Football Team Makes Final Road Trip of 2017 Today

Posted: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 5:50 am

Second place in the Iowa Conference is on the line today as the Central College football team heads to Decorah to battle Luther on the blue turf at Carlson Stadium.

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High School Football Scores

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Pella 35
Dallas Center-Grimes 18
Will play Harlan in the 3A semi-finals Thursday at 5:36pm

Pleasantville 6
Pella Chr. 44
Pella Christian plays Iowa City Regina next Saturday at 10:06am

Football Friday Night Coaches’ Playbook – Eagles Kickoff – Quarterfinals

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Verlan Nikkel breaks down the Pella Christian kickoff unit.

Football Friday Night Profile – The Playmakers of Marion County – Quarterfinals

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The two players responsible for the most of our highlights every week on KNIA/KRLS are converging on Eagle Lane for the chance to lift their team to the UNI Dome.

Andrew Schneider and Andrew Swadner feature Marion County’s two biggest human highlight reels in our player profile…

Football Friday Night Feature – Rematch Week – Quarterfinals

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We break down two pivotal matchups for local teams looking to go to Cedar Falls.

Little Dutch Get Chance to Avenge Early Season Football Loss Tonight

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 am

Only one team has beaten Pella in football over the past four seasons. That team, Dallas Center-Grimes, is the only team standing between the Little Dutch and their fourth straight trip to the UNI-Dome.

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District Rivalry Spills Over into Playoffs as Pleasantville Travels to Pella Christian

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:58 am

After a close week seven contest where the Eagles claimed victory, Two Marion County rivals will switch venues and play for a chance at the UNI Dome as Pleasantville travels to Eagle Lane to take on Pella Christian.

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Playing Through Adversity Was All About Knoxville Football In 2017

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:57 am

Midway in the season for the Knoxville Football Squad…it was as tough as any team could have experienced.

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Twin Cedars Line Improved All Season

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:53 am

Twin Cedars knew it would be a different season this year on the football field.

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Two Area Runners Earn Academic All-State Honors

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:52 am

Two area cross country runners have received academic all-state honors, Josh Pulse of Pleasantville High School and Baylee Smith of PCM High School.

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