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PCM Runs By Knoxville Boys

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am

The P-C-M Boys basketball Squad raced out to a 23-10 first quarter led over Knoxville Saturday night, and methodically built on the lead to win over the Panthers 69-38. The Mustangs Trey Lindsay and Logan Gilman combined for 42 of P-C-M’s 69 points as the Mustangs limited the Panthers 35% shooting while shooting 46% from the field. P-C-M Coach Fred Lorensen was happy how his players were able to match up against an athletic Knoxville. Meanwhile, Knoxville Coach Jeff Larson told KNIA/KRLS Sports his guys started to rely a little too much on outside shooting. Lindsay led all scorers with 25 points while Chase Larson led Knoxville with 13 points. Knoxville is now 5-2 on the season while P-C-M is 6-2.

Speltz Second Place in Van Horn Invitational

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:59 am

Pella High had one second place finish and one third place finish at Saturday’s Bill Van Horn Wrestling Invitational in the Tulip City. Jake Speltz finished second in the 170 pound weight bracket with a loss to Cody Jones of Oskaloosa in the championship match. Chase Petty finished third with a win in the consolation bracket at 132 pounds. Ashton Messer was fifth, Aaron Born, Jacob Diehl, and James Van Gorp all came in sixth. The Little Dutch are off for the holiday break and will get back to the mats on January 8 for a dual with Norwalk.

Knoxville Pins Down Team Title At Lynnville-Sully Duals

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville Wrestling Squad took the championship at the Lynnville-Sully duals Saturday. The Panthers went 5-0 in winning over Cardinal 42-30, Lynnville-Sully 45-33, North Mahaska 59-12, Van Meter 51-22, and defeated Ogden for the team title 39-36. The Panthers are now 8-3 in dual meets and will be off until January eighth when they hit the mats for a quad at home against Eddyville-Blakeburg-Fremont, Albia, and Chariton.

Eagles’ Goal to ‘Stay in Touch’ with Good Teams

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:57 am

It didn’t take long for the Pella High boys’ basketball team to start pulling away in the first half against Pella Christian on Friday. The teams traded leads at least five times in the first quarter, and the Little Dutch had a double digit advantage at various times in the second period. Eagles’ coach, Larry Hessing, says his team has a certain mindset when they deal with difficult teams this year. Pella Christian was able to whittle down Pella High’s lead to five points at one point in the third quarter before the Little Dutch went on a big run to secure the victory. The 5 – 1 Eagles are off until January 5 when they head to Albia for a non-conference girls’-boys’ doubleheader.

Knoxville Bowlers Get 1st And 2nd Place Finishes

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:56 am

The Knoxville Girls Bowling Squad again dominated the competition at the Norwalk Invitational Saturday as the Panthers won by over 500 pins beating Norwalk and Pella Christian. Jordan Beaver was high scorer for Knoxville with a 387. The boys were runners-up falling to Norwalk by 176 pins. Tanner Mason rolled a 385 to lead Knoxville.

Mustangs’ Clark Continues Early Surge on the Wrestling Mats

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:52 am

At 126 pounds, Tristan Clark of the PCM wrestling team is off to a great start to the 2014-15 season. The Mustang grappler improved his record to 17 – 0 on the season with a pair of pin fall victories on his way to a championship at 126 pounds at Saturday’s Comet Invitational tournament at North Polk. Jaret Maggard at 182 pounds finished fourth, and both Mike Fagg and Trent Malone came in sixth. PCM is next in action in 2015 on January 3 at Solon for dual action.

Trojans Fifth Overall in Conference Wrestling Tournament

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:52 am

Pleasantville’s grapplers were fifth in points overall at Saturday’s Pride of Iowa Conference tournament. The Trojans had one weight class champion, and that was Sawyer Phillips at 145 pounds. Six other Pleasantville wrestlers finished in the top four of their weight class. Griffin McBride was runner-up at 132, Joe Kauffman was also second at 195, and James Haberling finished second at the heavyweight (285). Chaz Clark came in third, and Will Anthony and Hunter Tyree each came away with fourth place finishes. Pleasantville is done for 2014 and they’ll wrestle in a quad at PCM on January 8.

Edleman Earns Another All-American Honor

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 5:50 am

After being named to the AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team recently, Central football free safety, Jacob Edleman, was named to the Associated Press Little All-America second team. The honor is given to players from NCAA Division II, Division III, and NAIA schools. Edleman’s season was highlighted by a three interception performance in a 41 – 14 win over Loras in mid-October. The senior is the ninth AP All-American in school history, and the first one in 20 years since offensive tackle, Jeff Helle won the award in back-to-back years in 1993 and 1994.

PCM Blitzes By Knoxville In Boys Basketball

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 5:59 am

The P-C-M Boys basketball Squad raced out to a 23-10 first quarter lead over Knoxville last night, and methodically built on the lead to win over the Panthers 69-38. The Mustangs Trey Lindsay and Logan Gilman combined for 42 of P-C-M’s points as the Mustangs limited the Panthers 35% shooting while shooting 46% from the field. Lindsay led all scorers with 25 points while Chase Larson led Knoxville with 13 points. Knoxville is now 5-2 on the season while P-C-M is 6-2.

Knoxville Pins Down Lynnville-Sully Wrestling Title

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 5:57 am

The Knoxville Wrestling Squad took the championship at the Lynnville-Sully duals yesterday. The Panthers went 5-0 in winning over Cardinal 42-30, Lynnville-Sully 45-33, North Mahaska 59-12, Van Meter 51-22, and defeated Ogden for the team title 39-36. The Panthers are now 8-3 in dual meets and will be off until January eighth when they hit the mats for a quad at home against Eddyville-Blakeburg-Fremont, Albia, and Chariton.

Knoxville Bowlers Get 1st And 2nd Place In Norwalk

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 5:55 am

The Knoxville Girls Bowling Squad again dominated the competition at the Norwalk Invitational yesterday as the Panthers won by over 500 pins beating Norwalk and Pella Christian. Jordan Beaver was high scorer for Knoxville with a 387. The boys were runners-up falling to Norwalk by 176 pins. Tanner Mason rolled a 385 to lead Knoxville.

Knoxville Sweeps Eddyville In Twin Blowouts

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 47-27 last night in a game that saw the Panthers outscore the Rockets 30-9 from the free throw line. The game heard on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA was close at the half with Knoxville leading 19-16, but Knoxville outscored the Rockets 27-11 in the second half. Coach Jim Uitermarkt was very happy with his team’s free throw shooting. Of their 27 second half points, the Panthers scored 23 from the line. Knoxville is now 7-0 on the season and have sole possession of first place in the South Central Conference with a 5-0 record. The boys pulled away in the second half of their game against the Rockets to win 68-41. The Panthers led at the half 37-31 but limited the Rockets to just ten points in the final 16 minutes of play. Trent Davis led the Panthers with 20 points. Knoxville is now 5-1 on the season and 4-1 in the conference. The Panthers play at P-C-M tonight.

Pella High Boys, Girls End 2014 with Sweep of Pella Christian

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 5:59 am

It was the road team that prevailed at Pella Christian High School last night in the first of two acts of the Tulip City Rivalry between the Eagles and Pella High. Both games were live on 92.1 KRLS. The Lady Dutch got out to a 24 – 7 first quarter advantage and cruised to a 59 – 39 win. Katie Vander Molen scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the first half, while Autumn Vos led the Eagles in scoring with 12. Lady Dutch head coach, Jerod Garland, says that it was a great way to finish before the extended break. Pella High’s girls are now 6 – 2 overall and a perfect 3 – 0 in the conference, while Pella Christian drops to 5 – 2 and 1 – 2, respectively. The boys’ game was expected to be an NBA-style shootout, and did not disappoint, as the Little Dutch grabbed the lead midway through the first period and never trailed the rest of the way, winning 87 – 74. Isaac Naaktgeboren was unstoppable once again, scoring 25 points, 19 in the first half, and pulled down nine rebounds. Eagles’ coach, Larry Hessing, says his team just wasn’t able to slow down Pella when they needed to. David Kacmarynski lead the Eagles with 20 points and ten boards. Pella’s boys are now 5 – 2 and 1 – 2 in league play. Pella Christian drops to 5 – 1 and 2 – 1. The teams are off for the holiday break until January 5.

Pleasantville Fights Tough in Split with Bedford

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 5:52 am

Registering some tough losses over the past couple of weeks, the Pleasantville girls’ basketball team gave a Top-Five ranked Bedford squad all they could handle in a 66 – 52 loss. Kennedy Core dropped in 26 points, and came up with five rebounds while doling out five assists. Trojans’ boys coach, Tom Wilkins, tells KNIA/KRLS Sports that his team turned in their best performance so far this season yesterday, winning the nightcap, 81 – 62. Four players reached double figures, led by Trever Zoss’ 27, Josh Luna had 15, and Zeb Adreon and Brady Elder each put in 14. Pleasantville’s girls fall to 1 – 6 and the boys now sit at 4 – 2. Pleasantville is off for vacation and will return to action on January 6 against Central Decatur.

PCM Sweeps on Saydel on Friday Night

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The PCM girls basketball team picked up a big win on Friday night taking momentum into the holiday break with a 60-43 victory over number 13 Saydel. The Lady Mustangs were in a physical see-saw battle all night and eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter. Rachel Freland led the way for PCM with 18 points and Rachel Gulling finished with 14 points. PCM head coach, Bret Grier was pleased with how his team rose to the occasion in a big conference match-up. The PCM boys basketball team picked up their fourth straight win on Friday night at home against Saydel 54-38, both games were heard on kniakrls.com. PCM’s Logan Gilman led all scorers with 22 points and Ricky Reeve chipped in 14 points. Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday, January 6th at home against Nevada.

Saints, Sabers Swept at Home

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 5:51 am

Our local Bluegrass Conference schools did not enjoy their Friday evening basketball games on the final week of the 2014 part of the season. Melcher-Dallas was swept by Murray; the girls fell 48 – 17, and the boys stumbled, 76 – 42. Sydney Suntken led her team with five points, and Jenny Petersen swatted five blocks. The Sabers came up empty against Ankeny Christian Academy. The girls lost a heartbreaker, 55 – 53. Liz Rowley scored a team-high 16, Shyanne Denburger scored 15, and Allie Utterback dumped in another 11. The Saber boys couldn’t get anything going in a 69 – 34 loss to a solid Eagles team. Otis Roby led all Saber scorers with 14. Twin Cedars’ girls tumble to 2 – 6, the boys are now 4 – 4; both schools will resume their seasons after the calendar turns to 2015.

Central Splits Down in St. Louis

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 5:50 am

Central’s women’s basketball team shot nearly 46% from the field, the defense thrived in the first half, and the Dutch beat Webster in St. Louis yesterday, 79 – 60. The Gorloks scored only 21 in the first 20 minutes, and Central got out to an 18-point halftime lead. Central got 45 points from their bench, including 18 apiece from Rachel Evans and Kaitlin Stump. Mariah Swartzentruber led all Central starters with 15. The Dutch are now 7 – 2. The men’s shooting woes continued against Webster, as they dropped their second straight, 70 – 65. Central shot just 32% from the field for the game. Colby Taylor dropped in a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Central’s men are now 6 – 3 on the season. Both Central basketball teams are off until after Christmas.

Marion County Scoreboard 12-19-14

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Girls Basketball:

Pella: 59 Pella Christian: 39 F

Knoxville: 47 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont:27 F

PCM: 60 Saydel:43 F

Boys Basketball:

Pella: 87 Pella Christian: 74 F

Knoxville: 68 Eddyville-Blakesbug-Freemont: 41 F

PCM: 54 Saydel: 38 F

Pella, Pella Christian End Year with a Bang Tonight

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s the final game of the 2014 portion of the basketball schedule for Pella High and Pella Christian’s squads tonight. The two schools do battle inside of the Eagles’ gym for the first of two conference meet-ups this season. The Eagles’ gals are 1 – 1 in the conference and 5 – 1 overall and the Lady Dutch have only losses to ranked Carlisle and Ballard up to this point, but have won three straight, including two big league wins over Grinnell and Dallas Center-Grimes. Eagles’ coach, Kevin Van Maanen says if his girls can execute, anything can happen. Pella coach, Jerod Garland, was at PC’s game on Monday against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, and says he noticed the intensity of the players on the court. The boys’ game should not disappoint; two high-powered offenses take to the hardwood with some big things up for grabs on both sides. The Little Dutch are in danger to fall to 0 – 3 in the Little Hawkeye Conference if they aren’t able to solve the Eagles, while Pella Christian has a chance to improve to 3 – 0 in a deep league. We could be in for an NBA-style shootout, as Pella High is averaging 75 points per game thus far, and Pella Christian is throwing up 69. Both teams are averaging at least 50% shooting from the field in the early going. You can hear tonight’s “Tulip City Rivalry” live on 92.1 KRLS and streamed live at KNIAKRLS.com with Cory Houser and Wynne Veenstra on the play-by-play. Pre-game coverage starts at around 5:45 p.m. with tip-off of the girls’ game at six.

Knoxville Goes 2-1 At Clarke Wrestling Quad

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 5:59 am

Knoxville went two-and-one at the Clarke Quad Wrestling Meet last night. The Panthers beat Central Decatur 39-38, Clarke 39-31, the Panthers however lost to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 51-24. The Panthers are now 3-3 in dual meets this season. Knoxville is in action Saturday at the Lynnville-Sully Invitational.

Knoxville 39
Central Decatur 38

106 Wyatt Dale (Central Decatur) FOR
113 Keane Wasson (Central Decatur) FOR
120 Ben Wooldridge (Knoxville) over Gunner Graham (Central Decatur) (Fall 3:39)
126 Joe Hollinrake (Knoxville) FOR
132 Luke Jones (Central Decatur) FOR
138 CodyRay Smith (Knoxville) over Camron Barnes (Central Decatur) (Fall 3:39)
145 Kade Kelso (Central Decatur) over Michael Ullestad (Knoxville) (MD 14-2)
152 Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) over Clayton Dale (Central Decatur) (Dec 4-2)
160 Colton Ranney (Central Decatur) over Mansel Johnston (Knoxville) (Fall 0:52)
170 Garrett Clark (Central Decatur) over Cameron Brown (Knoxville) (MD 13-1)
182 Jac Agan (Knoxville) FOR
195 Chase Bellon (Knoxville) FOR
220 Trace Carson (Central Decatur) over Jordan Beal (Knoxville) (Fall 1:37)
285 Brock Caviness (Knoxville) FOR

Knoxville 39
Clarke 31

138 Jr. Morales (Clarke) over CodyRay Smith (Knoxville) (Dec 8-3)
145 Michael Ullestad (Knoxville) over John Cutshall (Clarke) (Fall 3:31)
152 Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) over Francisco Pedro (Clarke) (Fall 0:49)
160 Gable Reece (Clarke) over Mansel Johnston (Knoxville) (MD 14-6)
170 Cameron Brown (Knoxville) over Sam Crees (Clarke) (Fall 0:43)
182 Jac Agan (Knoxville) over Nathan Bair (Clarke) (Dec 16-9)
195 Isaac Lewis (Clarke) over Travis Poffenbarger (Knoxville) (Fall 4:00)
220 Jordan Beal (Knoxville) over Jake Burk (Clarke) (Fall 3:38)
285 Brock Caviness (Knoxville) over Weston Brokaw (Clarke) (Fall 0:14)
106 Double FOR
113 Ian Showers` (Clarke) over Ben Wooldridge (Knoxville) (Fall 3:59)
120 Parker Hardy (Clarke) FOR
126 Joe Hollinrake (Knoxville) over Landen Spurgin (Clarke) (Fall 0:44)

Knoxville 24
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 51

138 Jeren Glosser (EBF) over CodyRay Smith (Knoxville) (Fall 0:40)
145 Blake Marolf (EBF) over Michael Ullestad (Knoxville) (Fall 0:27)
152 Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) over Unknown (MD 12-4)
160 Treg VanDorin (EBF) over Mansel Johnston (Knoxville) (Fall 0:10)
170 Bret Wursta (EBF) over Cameron Brown (Knoxville) (Fall 2:27)
182 Jac Agan (Knoxville) over Austin Angle (EBF) (Fall 1:42)
195 Hunter Johnston (EBF) over Travis Poffenbarger (Knoxville) (Fall 3:52)
220 Jayce Riley (EBF) over Jordan Beal (Knoxville) (Dec 4-1)
285 Brock Caviness (Knoxville) over Luke Welch (EBF) (Dec 6-3)
106 Tanner Rea (EBF) FOR
120 Andrew Hart (EBF) FOR
120 Ben Wooldridge (Knoxville) FOR
126 Joe Hollinrake (Knoxville) over Andrew Hart (EBF) (TF 15-0 3:49)
132 Cody Brown (EBF) FOR