PELLA—No. 11-rated Nebraska Wesleyan University put on a torrid shooting displaying in overwhelming Central College’s injury-plagued men’s basketball squad 115-69 Saturday.

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The Pella Christian Eagles continue to show spirit as they fight and claw their way through varsity basketball play on the court.

The Pella Christian Eagles continue to show spirit as they fight and claw their way through varsity basketball play on the court.

The Knoxville Lady Panthers came into Monday night’s non-conference encounter at Pella Christian with only one loss and the host Pella Christian Eagles were without a win. On paper it appeared to be an easy win for Knoxville.

PELLA—In one of the season’s most complete team efforts, the Central College women’s basketball team notched its second straight win, outlasting Nebraska Wesleyan University 81-71 Saturday.

The Knoxville Panthers stepped out of the South Central Conference Monday, Jan. 13, to visit long time rival Pella Christian on Eagle Lane Monday night. The welcoming party was not any too kind to the Panthers as the Eagles used a tenacious defense and a strong inside game to post a 21-6 lea…

Several big runs helped the Pella High Lady Dutch knock off the Oskaloosa Indians in league play Monday, Jan. 13 at home 67-37.

Newton guards Noah Allen and Kyle Long combined for nine 3-point field goals in leading the Cardinals to a narrow 66-61 win over a short-handed Pella Christian boys’ team Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Newton.

Pella Christian dropped a pair of bowling matches to the Bondurant-Farrar Jays Jan. 16 at Great Escape Lanes in Pleasant Hill Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Pella High Little Dutch have hit stride and they currently are on a roll. Pella picked up their sixth win in a row with a solid performance against the Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs Jan. 14 in Grimes.

In the topsy turvy world of sports, especially in the highly competitive Little Hawkeye Conference boys’ basketball chase, the Pella High Little Dutch have improved to 7-2 overall with a home win over the Oskaloosa Indians Monday night.

After dropping 10 games in a row to start the season, the long wait is over the Pella Christian Eagles knocked off Oskaloosa in Little Hawkeye Conference play 51-35 Thursday, Jan. 16, at home.

The 1990 Pella Christian Eagle varsity basketball team received a standing ovation from the crowd gathered at the school Thursday, Jan. 16, to honor their State Championship efforts of 30 years ago.

INDIANOLA—Central College delivered a stout defensive effort but turnovers again foiled hopes for a women’s basketball upset in a 72-59 defeat at Simpson College Saturday.

INDIANOLA— Forward Caden Mauck had his 11th career double-double and eighth of the season but the shorthanded Central College men’s basketball team was outscored at Simpson College Saturday 92-71.

PELLA — A wealth of Central College wrestlers had top-three finishes Saturday at the Under Armour Invitational, but senior 141-pounder Daniel Radcliffe stood alone as an individual champion en route to Central’s fifth straight home invitational crown.

Pella got an edge on the Newton Cardinals in the first quarter and took off from there Tuesday, Jan. 7, at home.

It was all about defense when the Grinnell Tigers paid a visit to Eagle Lane Tuesday, Jan. 7. Both Pella Christian and Grinnell found points hard to come by as both teams played tough defense in a 57-44 Eagle win.

The Grinnell Tigers rode into the corral on Eagle Lane Tuesday, Jan. 7, with six-guns blazing and buried the Eagles under an avalanche of threes in a 76-36 win. The Tigers, ranked No. 15 in Class 4A, erupted for 10 three point goals in the first half and added five more in the second half as…

Pella Christian has some special plans set aside this week to celebrate the 1990 PC Eagle varsity boys’ basketball team.

It has been 30 years since the Pella Christian Eagles first took down the nets at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium to celebrate the first ever state title for the varsity boys’ basketball team in their first ever trip to State.

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PELLA — Central College put its five starters in double figures but couldn’t slow Coe College in an 86-76 men’s basketball setback Saturday.

PELLA—For the fourth consecutive year, the Central College women’s soccer team was awarded the United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award.

PELLA — Coe College put the clamps on the Central College women’s basketball team as the Dutch offense sputtered to a 59-47 defeat Saturday at home.

PELLA — Joyce Schipper, wife of Central College’s late College Football Hall of Fame coach Ron Schipper, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, in Holland, Michigan.

The 2019 portion of the Pella High Lady Dutch basketball season ended with a road loss to Norwalk 29-21 where points were hard to come by.

Indianola held a 42-33 lead over the Pella Christian Eagles at halftime of their Little Hawkeye Conference boys’ basketball game Dec. 20 in Indianola.

The lower weights carried the Pella High Little Dutch varsity wrestling team in a dual meet against the Newton Cardinals Dec. 17.

Defenses were in complete control when Pella travelled to Norwalk to face the Warriors in a Little Hawkeye Conference girls’ basketball game prior to Christmas.

Pella Christian knocked off the Norwalk Warriors Saturday, Dec. 21 at Excit-A-Bowl in Pella.

After suffering two Little Hawkeye Conference defeats to open the season in overtime, the Pella High Dutch travelled to Fairfield to right the ship Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Madison Naig came up big at the end of the Pella and Fairfield varsity girls’ basketball game played in Fairfield Tuesday, Dec. 17.

PELLA—His impact was in no need of further validation but nonetheless, iconic former Central College football coach Ron Schipper is included on a list of the 150 greatest coaches in 150 years of college football released by ESPN recently.

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Beverly J. Kucera died at eighty-eight in Bloomington, MN on January 1, 2020. She was born in Ivanhoe, MN. After completing a teaching degree, she moved to Hopkins, MN. There she met Allan, her husband of over forty-five years. They started raising a family in Illinois, then Missouri. Afterw…