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Wednesday, Feb. 3, proved to be an historic day at Pella High.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Cox, Wassenaar receive Central football honors
Posted: January 22, 2016

Pella's Jacob Wassenaar and Taylor Cox were honored for their contributions to the Central College football team this fall at the squad’s recent awards banquet.

Friday 12/04/2015
Clayberg is Gatorade's Iowa high school football player of the year
Posted: December 04, 2015

In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Noah Clayberg of Pella High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Iowa Football Player of the Year.

Admiraal earns Elite 90 award
Posted: December 04, 2015

Jon Admiraal, a sophomore at Calvin College, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2015 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship.

Thursday 12/03/2015
Three starters return from team that was 21-3
Posted: December 03, 2015

Pella was the highest scoring team in all of Class 3A a year ago as they posted a final record of 21-3.

Clayberg is captain of Class 3A INA all-state team
Posted: December 03, 2015

The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2015 All-State Football selections recently, naming honorary captains in classes A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 8-Man.

One starter returns for Lady Dutch
Posted: December 03, 2015

Three letter winners return to the Pella High Lady Dutch Basketball lineup this year.

Thursday 11/12/2015
Pella to face Norwalk in championship game
Posted: November 12, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch have made it to their second consecutive Class 3A football championship game, following a 45-26 victory in Cedar Falls tonight against West Delaware-Manchester. 

Hedrick commits to Nebraska
Posted: November 12, 2015

Samantha Hedrick of Pella signed a letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Judkins to pitch for the Hawkeyes
Posted: November 12, 2015

Grant Judkins, one of the best pitchers and all-around players in Iowa high school baseball in 2015, signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to attend the University of Iowa.

Saturday 11/07/2015
Pella to face West Delaware Thursday night
Posted: November 07, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch football team earned its way to the UNI-Dome Friday night, with a 49-28 win over Davenport Assumption on the road. 

Thursday 11/05/2015
Big week for Dutch athletics
Posted: November 05, 2015

It's been a good week for Pella athletics, as Pella High had a strong showing from boys and girls at state cross country, the football team advanced to the next round of the playoffs and the volleyball team made it to the state tournament. 

Thursday 10/29/2015
Eagles fly past Wilton, 42-24
Posted: October 29, 2015

It was a muddy mess in Wilton Wednesday, Oct. 28, for the first round of the Class 1A football playoffs between Pella Christian and the Wilton Beavers.

Video: Pella wins in first round
Posted: October 29, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch extended its winning streak, dating back to 2014, to 24, after a big 56-7 playoff win over the Fairfield Trojans at home on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Saturday 10/24/2015
Video: Dutch finish third perfect regular season
Posted: October 24, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch varsity football team completed its third consecutive perfect regular season Friday night with a 63-13 win over the Chariton Chargers. 

Pella Christian to battle Wilton in first round of playoffs
Posted: October 24, 2015

The Pella Christian Eagles will travel to Wilton Wednesday night for the first round of Class 1A football playoffs. 

Sunday 10/18/2015
Middle School runners do well
Posted: October 18, 2015

The Middle School Dutch Cross Country Team ran a strong race on Saturday with tough competition.

Sunday 10/11/2015
Lopsided homecoming victory for the Dutch
Posted: October 11, 2015

On a gorgeous Homecoming Saturday afternoon, Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium was overflowing with Central College alumni and fans, all of whom were treated to a victory almost as beautiful as the weather itself. 

Thursday 10/08/2015
Eagles plan to finish strong
Posted: October 08, 2015

The Pella Christian Eagle varsity football team is sitting at 4-2 as it goes into the last trimester of the regular season. On the Eagles' docket are Columbus Junction (2-4), West Marshall (2-4) and Iowa City-Regina (6-0). The Eagles will be on the road the next two weeks, before hosting the only undefeated team in the district. 

Dutch staying focused as season winds down
Posted: October 08, 2015

When you're 6-0 and on a 20-game winning streak, it might be difficult for a team to maintain its focus. The Pella High Little Dutch football team has defied those odds, thanks to strong senior leadership. 

Thursday 09/24/2015
Pella faces Knoxville Friday night
Posted: September 24, 2015

Friday night is the varsity football showdown between Pella (4-0) and Knoxville (3-1). The game will take place at Ken Locke Stadium in Knoxville, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 09/10/2015
Pella Christian Harriers run well at Central Invite
Posted: September 10, 2015

The Pella Christian High School Cross Country team had a good showing on a hot day at the Sept. 5 Central College invite. Coach Jocelyn Meinders is proud of her team.

Pella Christian-Albia could be game of the week
Posted: September 10, 2015

The Pella Christian Eagles football team is kicking off district play Friday night with the toughest of the bunch, the Albia Blue Demons. 

Big rivalry game for Pella Friday night
Posted: September 10, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch varsity football team is 2-0, after a big 37-7 road win over Dallas Center-Grimes last week. This week, Sept. 11, the Dutch will face rival Oskaloosa. 

Saturday 09/05/2015
More Pella athletes on Central teams
Posted: September 05, 2015

Several Pella High alumni have chosen to attend college close to home at Central, and continue their athletic careers with the Dutch. 

Thursday 09/03/2015
Pella High alumni on Central football team
Posted: September 03, 2015

Central College seniors Taylor Cox and Jacob Wassenaar are joined on the school's football squad this year by freshman Trevor Argo, giving hometown representation to the Division III, Iowa Conference powerhouse. 

Dutch win home opener, on to DC-G
Posted: September 03, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch football team showed it has not missed a step following last year's undefeated championship season, in its 42-24 win over Washington. Statistics show that Quarterback Noah Clayberg has come back strong from his broken ankle, as he racked up over 200 yards on the ground and in the air. 

Wednesday 09/02/2015
Football scoreboard
Posted: September 02, 2015

This Week’s Games

PC volleyball looking for first win
Posted: September 02, 2015

After opening the season with a three set loss to Marshalltown on the road, the Pella Christian Eagles ventured to Ames Saturday to play in the Ames Volleyball Tournament.

Friday 08/28/2015
Eagles ready for a good season
Posted: August 28, 2015

Pella Christian Varsity Football Coach Rich Kacmarynksi says his team is ready to have a great season. The Eagles' season begins tonight at home versus PCM. 

Dutch football still building team
Posted: August 28, 2015

The Pella Dutch varsity football team opens its season tonight (Friday, Aug. 28) at home against Washington. The Dutch are coming off an undefeated season, capped by the school's first-ever Class 3A State Championship. 

Friday 08/21/2015
Pella Christian football to host PCM next week
Posted: August 21, 2015

The Pella Christian football team will host PCM in its regular season opener on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. The Eagles will be in action in a scrimmage against Knoxville tonight (Friday, Aug. 21) at 7 p.m. 

Pella Christian volleyball opens season Monday
Posted: August 21, 2015

The Pella Christian volleyball team will open its season Monday, Aug. 24, at Marshalltown. The Eagles' full schedule is below.

Pella Christian Cross Country schedule
Posted: August 21, 2015

Pella Christian cross country will begin its season Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m., at Central College. 

Thursday 08/20/2015
Pella High Volleyball aschedules
Posted: August 20, 2015

The Pella High Lady Dutch volleyball team will kick off its season Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Ballard. The full schedules for the ninth grade, junior varsity and varsity are below. Be sure to pick up the Chronicle each week to follow how the team is doing.  

Pella High Cross Country schedule
Posted: August 20, 2015

Pella High's Cross Country season kicks off Saturday, Aug. 29, in Des Moines. The boys and girls have both earned preseason rankings of number four in class 3A in the State. Be sure to check out the Chronicle each week to see how the Dutch do. 

Pella High School football schedules
Posted: August 20, 2015

Athletic Association releases new rules, memo
Posted: August 20, 2015

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released some new rules and information regarding high school football this season. The full memo is attached to this story. 

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Dutch win 2-1 with a walk-off hit
Posted: July 29, 2015

Peyton Shull may have been in a slump, but he broke it at just the right moment. 

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Pella playoff baseball game postponed
Posted: July 28, 2015

Pella High Little Dutch's State baseball game tonight (Tuesday, July 28) has been postponed until Wednesday morning, due to rain. 

Friday 07/24/2015
Pella makes it to State, draws DCG in the first round
Posted: July 24, 2015

A familiar foe of the Pella High Little Dutch baseball team was vanquished for the team to earn its trip to the State Tournament and it will face another in the first round in Des Moines.

Thursday 07/02/2015
Dutch split pair of thrillers with Newton
Posted: July 02, 2015

The top-ranked Pella High Little Dutch baseball team headed north Wednesday night to take on Little Hawkeye Conference foe, the Newton Cardinals in a double header. Baseball fans were treated to two classics, with the Dutch taking one of the two. 

Friday 06/05/2015
Dutch down Chariton 6-1
Posted: June 05, 2015

The Pella Dutch varsity baseball team continued its undefeated streak Thursday night at home by defeating the Chariton Chargers 6-1.

Wednesday 06/03/2015
Fyfe earns varsity letter
Posted: June 03, 2015

Abby Fyfe of Pella was among those receiving postseason honors for the Central College women’s track and field team this spring. The PHS alumnus earned her first varsity letter.

Sunday 03/08/2015
Pella baseball players on Central team
Posted: March 08, 2015

Pella high alumnus Adam Carey (freshman, left handed pitcher) will compete for the Central College baseball team this spring. Also returning to the Dutch squad this season is two-time letter winner and Pella Christian alum Zach Zylstra. Zylstra is a senior outfielder who batted .339 during the 2014 campaign, with 38 hits, 15 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, 17 RBIs and two stolen bases in 33 games played.

Thursday 03/05/2015
PC, Pella boys play in first round of State Tournament on Tuesday
Posted: March 05, 2015

The Pella High Little Dutch and the Pella Christian Eagles have both made it to the boys' state basketball tournament. Both are also scheduled to play Tuesday, March 10, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 

Pella Youth Basketball to play in State Championship
Posted: March 05, 2015

The 7th and 9th grade boys’ basketball teams from Pella will play in the Iowa Youth Basketball State Championship in Ankeny on Saturday, March 21.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Carpooling advised for Saturday Pella High events
Posted: February 19, 2015

The Pella Lady Dutch will host the Knoxville Panthers in a regional girls' basketball playoff Saturday night. Pella High will also host a show choir event on Saturday, which could create traffic issues.

Thursday 01/29/2015
Pella alumni receive Central honors
Posted: January 29, 2015

Three Central Dutch football players and Pella Community High alumni were honored for their contributions to the Central College football team this fall at the squad’s awards banquet Sunday afternoon.

Monday 12/15/2014
Pella eighth grade defeats Knoxville
Posted: December 15, 2014

The Pella Middle School eighth grade team crossed the river to take on rival Knoxville last Thursday, with the Dutch winning, 34-31.