Pella has never lost the Little Hawkeye Conference Bill Van Horn All-Sport Championship since its induction.

The 2018-19 standings were about as close as it gets, but the Dutch came out on top again by the narrowest of margins.

Pella tallied 93 points for the team championship with Indianola nipping on their heels in second with 91.75 points.

Next came Dallas Center-Grimes with 87.5 points, Norwalk with 87, Grinnell 68.25, Oskaloosa 54.25, Newton 43.5 and Pella Christian with 39.75 points.

Pella had two team titles in sports where all eight teams in the league participated. Those sport championships for the Dutch came in boys and girls track.

Pella also had the most points given out for boys and girls tennis regular season as well as the conference tournaments for those two sports.

The Dutch were also particularly strong in girls soccer and volleyball, where they settled for second place overall in the LHC.

The Pella Christian Eagles were hurt in their team calculations by not fielding a varsity team in wrestling, boys tennis and girls golf.

The Eagles top performances in 2018-19 were earned by the volleyball team and the girls basketball squads, each finishing fourth in league play.

The Eagle baseball team was fifth in the LHC as was the boys basketball squad.

Indianola claimed four league titles, volleyball, boys cross country, baseball and softball.

The Bill Van Horn All-Sports Trophy was announced at the Friday home football game against the Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs.

The all-sports trophy is named after the late Bill Van Horn, who was a teacher, coach and former athletic director at the school at Pella High.

Perry Bell can be reached at or by calling the Knoxville newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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