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Pella Boys Basketball Games Cancelled Following Death of Student

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:02 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

The death of a student from Pella High School has prompted the school to cancel tonight’s boys basketball games at Centerville. Pella High Athletic Director Dale Otte tells KNIA/KRLS Sports that the JV and Varsity games are being called off in respect for the family of the student and to allow peers time to grieve.

The boys basketball team will not resume play until next week, when they host Carlisle in the opening round of the Class 3A District Tournament. KNIA/KRLS News had previously reported that 16-year-old Blake Van Vark had been killed in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening on the east edge of Pella.