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The Pella High Little Dutch pursued the century mark in their season opener Tuesday, Dec. 3.

PELLA—In a scrappy battle of undersized lineups, the Central College men’s basketball team held off Bethany Lutheran College (Minn.) 90-89 Saturday as forward Caden Mauck and guard Adam Flinn each rattled home 28 points.

Only 6’9” senior center Josh Van Gorp managed to reach double digits for the Pella Christian Eagles on opening night.

Coach Jay Pike’s Pella Little Dutch wrestling team beat Nevada 66-9 and Knoxville 43-28 Thursday in a double dual in Knoxville.

PELLA—For the second straight year, Central College’s Jon Alberts (senior, Huntley, Ill.) is a finalist for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place Kicker Award.

PELLA—The United Soccer Coaches released its Division III All-America squads recently and Central College men’s soccer senior defender Taylor Petkovich (Littleton, Colo., Heritage HS) became the program’s first-ever All-American honoree.

Pella Christian and Pella High battled to the very end in the front end of the Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader hosted by Pella Friday night.

Very seldom are games called classics early in the season, but that was the case Friday night when the Pella High Little Dutch hosted cross-town Little Hawkeye Conference rival Pella Christian.

Kiara Bradley scored a career high 36 points in William Jewell’s 87-72 win over Lincoln University Nov. 24. Bradley is a former Pella High graduate. It was the most points for the Cardinals in the NCAA era of basketball, passing the previous mark of 34 set in 2013. Bradley is a junior at Wil…

ALTOONA– Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona. Over 650 guests witnessed over $250,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

PELLA— After a slow start, the Central College men’s basketball was forced to play from behind again but were able to complete the comeback in an 89-79 overtime victory against Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) Saturday night.

PELLA— Notching 54 points in two games last week, Central College men’s basketball guard Adam Flinn (junior, St. Louis, Mo., Lafayette HS) was named the American Rivers Conference player of the week Monday afternoon.

WHEATON, ILL.— It was a November to remember that ended with a rainy Saturday that wasn’t as No. 3-ranked Wheaton College (Ill.) decisively brought an end to Central College’s NCAA Division III football playoff road 49-13.

PELLA — Left out of the preseason poll, the Central College wrestling team is now No. 19 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III rankings.

Round one of the Tulip City Showdown between Pella High and Pella Christian on the basketball court is slated for Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Pella High.

It was opening night for the Pella Christian Lady Eagles and the Van Meter Bulldogs were their guests. The Eagles started well with a 12-7 lead after one quarter, but the Bulldogs grabbed the bone in the second period and wouldn’t give it back.

The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced their all-state football squads Tuesday.

PELLA—Topping the century mark for the first time in nearly eight years, the Central College women’s basketball team raced past Iowa Wesleyan University 101-68 Saturday.

A total of 15 boys and six girls have reported to the lanes to compete for the Pella High bowling teams this season under the direction of head coach Mike Norman.

Pella Christian Coach Rod Blunck has been in charge of the bowling program since the start of the 2001-2002 season.

The NCMP (Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella) Swim Team consists of 20 young men this year for Coach Steven Jones’ squad.

Coach Derek Schulte starts his third season in charge of the Pella High Little Dutch varsity basketball program after serving as 11 years as the head man at Montezuma.

PELLA—A young lineup made youthful mistakes down the stretch as the Central College women’s basketball team surrendered a 10-0 closing run in tumbling to Knox College (Ill.) 81-72 Saturday.

Not a single high school basketball game has hit the court this year for teams in Marion County.

DECORAH— Roaring back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Central College men’s soccer team lost on a heart-breaking goal in the game’s final minutes in a 3-2 defeat against the University of Wisconsin – Superior in the opening of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday night.

JACKSONVILLE, ILL.—With a scorching 60% effort from beyond the 3-point line, the Central College men’s basketball team broke into the win column in dominating fashion, 102-67 over Lincoln Christian University (Ill.) Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE, ILL.— Despite making some defensive strides, the Central College men’s basketball team was hampered by an inefficient offense in a 73-62 loss to unbeaten Carroll University (Wis.) Friday.

ADRIAN, MICH. — The Central College wrestling team grinded out four victories at the Adrian College duals Saturday, including a 21-20 win over No. 12 Alma College (Mich.)

CEDAR RAPIDS—A share of a record 31st conference championship was among the most elusive at times, but the Central College football team withstood another second-half comeback bid to nail it down Saturday, 31-21 at Coe College.

The Pella High Little Dutch were rewarded for a solid 2019 football season. Pella won the Class 3A District 7 Championship with an unbeaten mark of 5-0.

Hannah Nedder, one of three Pella High swimmers who actually got in the pool at the state meet in Marshalltown this past weekend, placed 14th for the NCMP (Newton, Colfax-Mingo, Pella) Aquagirls squad in the 100 yard butterfly.

The Central College men’s soccer team was officially announced as an at-large selection for the NCAA Division III men’s soccer championships Monday afternoon.

PELLA—It didn’t take long for Central College to receive notice for its frenzied 57-56 overtime victory over previously unbeaten Wartburg College as the Dutch have cracked the D3football.com Top 25.

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Down seven with just a minute remaining, the Central College men’s basketball team got a good look at a last-second game-winner before dropping a 96-94 season-opening decision to Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) Friday night.

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