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Pella Christian, Knoxville Football Scrimmage a Special Affair for Kacmarynski, Kellar

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Tomorrow and Saturday, the real countdown begins for many of the state’s high school football teams, as they will be scrimmaging other schools as their final preparations are being made for the 2015 season.

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Cutler Letting Returning Runners Control Their Offseason Work

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 5:57 am

Much of how successful a team is in one particular season, or for many seasons, is boiled down to what happens on one particular day, instead of looking at the whole picture.

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Pleasantville Football offense poised for success

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville Trojan Football team is bringing back a lot of talent and experience from last years 5-5 squad in the running game.

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Central Women’s Basketball Recruiting Just as Much About Character as it is Abilities

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 5:50 am

Coach Chelsea Petersen is very excited for her returners and her new recruits to get on campus to begin the 2015-16 school year, and eventually, the Central women’s basketball season.

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Clayberg Appears Ready to Go for Little Dutch Football

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

It was no secret that after a grueling 14-game high school football season where his team went undefeated and captured their first ever state championship in the sport, Pella High QB Noah Clayberg was in a bit of pain after the adrenaline wore off from an exhilarating run.

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Knoxville Boys Cross Country Looking For Big Things In 2015

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

The boy’s side of the Knoxville Cross Country Program has a core group coming back from last season that should give the Panthers a boost this fall.

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Nikkel Wants to See More Confidence from her Eagles this Season

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Communication has been a big focus of discussion in the early going for Pella Christian’s volleyball team. The ability to talk with your teammates and be loud enough to tell them where the ball is, what to do with it, where you are, etc. are huge qualities that Coach Cindy Nikkel and her staff will be looking for this fall.

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Offense Looks to Lead Mustangs in 2015

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

The PCM football team lost a handful of seniors from last season, where they went 4-6 and made the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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Unique Iowa Scheduling Benefits College Baseball Coaches

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

With the state of Iowa being the only state in the country that does their baseball and softball seasons at the high school level during the summer, it presents positive opportunities for college coaches in and out of the state when it comes to recruiting. Trying to maintain the success the program has seen over the past half-decade, Central baseball skipper, Matt Schirm, has been able to take advantage of the unique scheduling and go out and see teams from all over The Hawkeye State. Schirm adds that he’s also been able to go out of state to see some camps where kids come and do one-day workouts as coaches gather names of potential prospects. The Dutch finished 22 – 21 overall this year and third place in the Iowa Conference.

Knoxville Girls Cross Country Hopes Young Talent Will Give Panthers A Boost

Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 6:00 am

While young, the Knoxville Girls Cross Country Squad will be experienced.

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Many Positives for ‘Smaller’ Pella Cross Country Contingent

Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Pella High’s cross country program will be dealing with something they haven’t in quite a few years: “smaller” numbers.

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With Experience Gone, Eagles’ Girls a Bit of a Mystery in 2015

Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 5:57 am

Losing some talented runners, the excitement for the Pella Christian girls’ cross country team will all be about discovery this season.

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‘Central Club’ Accepting Registrations

Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 5:50 am

The “Central Club,” which has served the Dutch’s student-athletes for over a half-century, can now be purchased via the web.

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It’s Schatz For The 9th Time In 10 Years At The Knoxville Nationals

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 6:01 am

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Donny Schatz led all 50 laps and took home his ninth Knoxville Nationals championship in the last ten years last night.

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2015 Pella High Football About Putting Last Year in the Past

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Out of sight and out of mind, mostly.

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Eagles’ Netters Strong Virtually Everywhere

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:58 am

Graduating height and skill on the court from a year ago, the Pella Christian volleyball team returns and welcomes no shortage of talent in just about every position.

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Dutch Volleyball Looking at One Position to Grow Quickly

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:50 am

With a dynamic new offense now into its third year of being in place, the Central volleyball team, with their returners and incoming freshmen alike, look to cause a ruckus for their opponents this fall.

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It’s Schatz For The 9th Time In 10 Years At The Knoxville Nationals

Posted: Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 6:01 am

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Donny Schatz led all 50 laps and took home his ninth Knoxville Nationals championship in the last ten years last night.

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PCM Volleyball Looks for Experience to Lead the Way in 2015

Posted: Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 5:52 am

The PCM volleyball team went 9-25 last season, but only graduated three players from last year’s team and also bring back a ton of experience for the 2015 season.

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Clauson And 4 Others Earn A-Main Spots

Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 6:01 am

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Bryan Clauson has been long known as a midget and non-wing driver.

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