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Dutch Women’s Soccer Earns Another Thrilling Victory, Men Shutout by Luther

Posted: Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5:49 am

Late goals have become the most recent trend for the Central soccer teams, this time it was the women, and they did it with an 82′ strike from Abby Hillmer, which gave the Dutch a 3 – 2 win over Luther on Saturday. Brittany Hinton and Kalee Findlay had the other two goals for Central, who improves to 9 – 4 – 3 overall and an impressive 4 – 1 – 1 in the conference. Central’s men unfortunately did not fare as well as the women, getting shutout by the Norse, 3 – 0. Central’s men are now 5 – 11 overall and 2 – 4 in league play. Both Central squads have one last regular season conference game to go, on Tuesday against Simpson, before the Iowa Conference tournament next Saturday.

Plenty Of Area Playoff Action Wednesday Night On KNIA/KRLS

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:31 am

All seven KNIA/KRLS area teams have made the postseason in football. Here’s a list of area pairings for the first round of the playoffs to be played Wednesday night:

Fairfield @ Pella
Knoxville @ Dallas Center-Grimes
PCM, Monroe @ Williamsburg
Central Decatur, Leon @ Pella Christian
Pleasantville @ Montezuma
Colo-Nesco @ Melcher-Dallas
Twin Cedars, Bussey @ Don Bosco, Gilbertville

All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7pm. Pregame will begin at 6:30pm on AM 1320, FM 95.3 KNIA, FM 92.1 KRLS, and right here on our website.

Full List of 2014 IHSAA Football Playoff Pairings – Round 1

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:09 am

First round pairings for the 2014 IHSAA Football Playoffs:


Ames @ Urbandale
Ankeny Centennial vs Johnston at 8:00 – Ankeny Stadium
Ankeny vs Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln at 5:30 – Ankeny Stadium
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson @ Bettendorf
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy @ Muscatine
Clinton @ Cedar Rapids, Washington
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln @ Lewis Central
Davenport, Central @ Linn-Mar, Marion
Des Moines, East @ Valley, West Des Moines
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines vs Indianola at Williams Stadium
Dubuque, Hempstead @ North Scott, Eldridge
Dubuque, Senior @ Cedar Falls
Fort Dodge @ Southeast Polk
Ottumwa @ Iowa City, West
Prairie, Cedar Rapids @ Pleasant Valley
Sioux City, East @ Waukee


ADM, Adel @ Carroll
Assumption, Davenport @ Solon
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Charles City @ Xavier, Cedar Rapids
Epworth, Western Dubuque @ Waverly-Shell Rock
Fairfield @ Pella
Gilbert @ Humboldt
Greene County @ Creston
Independence @ Washington
Knoxville @ Dallas Center-Grimes
Newton @ Clear Creek-Amana
Norwalk @ Bondurant-Farrar
Spencer @ Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City
Wahlert, Dubuque @ West Delaware, Manchester
Webster City @ Ballard
Winterset @ Carlisle


Aplington-Parkersburg @ Beckman Catholic, Dyersville
Center Point-Urbana @ Union, La Porte City
Central Lyon/George Little Rock @ Sioux Center
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows @ East Sac County
Estherville Lincoln Central @ Clear Lake
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll @ Clarinda
MOC-Floyd Valley @ Spirit Lake
Mid-Prairie, Wellman @ Albia
Monticello @ North Fayette Valley
Mount Vernon @ Mediapolis
New Hampton @ Anamosa
North Polk, Alleman @ South Tama County, Tama
PCM, Monroe @ Williamsburg
South Hardin @ Collins-Maxwell/Baxter
Southeast Valley @ Hampton-Dumont
West Burlington @ Cascade, Western Dubuque


Alburnett @ Regina, Iowa City
Bellevue @ Dike-New Hartford
Central Decatur, Leon @ Pella Christian
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont @ Panorama, Panora
Hudson @ North Cedar, Stanwood
Lake Mills @ South Winneshiek, Calmar
Madrid @ IKM-Manning
OA-BCIG @ Hinton
Ogden @ AHSTW, Avoca
Pocahontas Area @ South Central Calhoun
Sibley-Ocheyedan @ West Lyon, Inwood
Sigourney/Keota @ West Branch
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ Saint Ansgar
Underwood @ Van Meter
Western Christian, Hull @ Emmetsburg
Woodward-Granger @ St. Edmond, Fort Dodge


Akron-Westfield @ Woodbury Central, Moville
Belle Plaine @ Van Buren Community
Belmond-Klemme @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Bishop Garrigan, Algona @ AGWSR, Ackley
Colfax-Mingo @ Mount Ayr
Denver @ West Hancock, Britt
Earlham @ Bedford
Edgewood-Colesburg @ B-G-M, Brooklyn
Griswold @ Logan-Magnolia
Lone Tree @ Lisbon
North-Linn, Troy Mills @ Pekin
Pleasantville @ Montezuma
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank @ Nashua-Plainfield
West Sioux, Hawarden @ South O’Brien, Paullina
Westwood, Sloan @ Audubon
Winfield-Mt. Union @ Maquoketa Valley, Delhi


Ar-We-Va, Westside @ Glidden-Ralston
Clarksville @ Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction
Colo-Nesco @ Melcher-Dallas
East Union, Afton @ Fremont-Mills, Tabor
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton @ Sidney
Graettinger-Terril @ Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
Guthrie Center @ Newell-Fonda
Harris-Lake Park @ Boyer Valley, Dunlap
Kee, Lansing @ Janesville
Lenox @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Meskwaki Settlement School @ Central, Elkader
North Iowa, Buffalo Center @ West Bend-Mallard
Stanton @ Lamoni
Twin Cedars, Bussey @ Don Bosco, Gilbertville
Wayne, Corydon @ H-L-V, Victor
West Central, Maynard @ Northwood-Kensett

Little Dutch Roll Over Chariton to Earn Undefeated Regular Season

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Another week, another Little Dutch rout, as Pella beat Chariton, 54 – 0 and finished their perfect regular season 9-0 in a game heard on Noah Clayberg scored four total touchdowns and Will Warner had two of Pella’s five interceptions, including one for a 35-yard score. Pella Head Coach Jay McKinstrey says it special for his team to be undefeated entering postseason play, and that it should only help them moving forward. The Little Dutch will host Fairfield in the opening round playoffs on Wednesday night.

Knoxville Left in Fog After 52-36 Loss At Norwalk, Plays Dallas Center-Grimes Wednesday

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:59 am

Dense fog made a wild second half barely visible as the Knoxville Panthers wrapped their regular season with a 52-36 loss at district rival Norwalk Friday night. The loss means Knoxville will own a 4-seed and have a Wednesday match-up against Dallas Center-Grimes in the first round of th 2014 IHSAA Playoffs. The Warriors led 17 to 7 at the half but the action picked up as the fog rolled in with the two teams combining for 9 second half touchdowns. Senior Tanner Dunkin scored three more touchdowns and accounted of 158 yards total offense, including 111 rushing yards. The 4-5 Panthers will now play their first playoff game in 24 years on the road Wednesday night as they take on 8-1 Dallas Center-Grimes beginning at 7pm. Coverage will begin at 6:30pm with the Kevin Wadle CPA Pregame Show on AM 1320 and FM 95.3 KNIA.

Regina Flexes Muscles, Routs Pella Christian

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:58 am

Seven first half touchdowns by Iowa City Regina quarterback, Doug Cook, were more than enough to bury Pella Christian last night for the Class 1A District 6 championship, 63 – 14. Both of Pella Christian’s scores were long strikes from signal-caller, David Kacmarynski downfield; a 66-yard strike to Levi Jungling, and then another in the second quarter that bounced off of Jungling and directly into the hands of Dillon Bruxvoort for their second and final score. Assistant coach, Darryl DeRuiter, says that there were many positives to take away from last night’s loss. The Eagles had no turnovers in the loss, which drops them to 6 – 3 on the season, and they end up with the number two seed out of their district. Pella Christian will host Central Decatur in first a round playoff game next on Wednesday.

Mustangs Come Up Short on the Road

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The PCM football team came up short on Friday night to close out the 2014 regular season, as they fell to North Polk 42-20, the game was heard on The PCM offense started off the game with a 17-0 lead, but North Polk answered with 21 straight points to take a 21-20 lead into half. The Comets scored three more touchdowns in the second half to seal the win. Ronnie Marshall scored on the ground for the Mustangs and went over 1,000 yards rushing on the year. Head coach Greg Bonnett touched on his plans for a short week of practice. The PCM football team finished the regular season at 4-5 and 3-3 in Class 2A District 7, as they will play as the four seed in the 2014 playoffs on Wednesday night at Williamsburg.

Pleasantville Advances to the Playoffs with Win over Clarinda Academy

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville football team took down the Eagles of Clarinda Academy, 71-6, to advance to the postseason for the first time since 2007 as heard on Quarterback Zeb Adreon passed for 150 yards on the night while the Trojans were able to roll up 232 yards on the ground. The Trojan defense also came up big, holding the Eagles to only 34 yards of total offense and three first downs. With the Trojans locked into the postseason for the first time in seven years, head coach Gabe Bakker knows how important Wednesday night’s game is to the community. Pleasantville finishes the regular season 5-4 and 4-3 in Class A District 8 and will travel to Montezuma in the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday.

Melcher-Dallas, Twin Cedars Help One Another, Blowout Opponents

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:51 am

As expected, Twin Cedars’ football team on senior night took care of business with Harmony, blowing them out 70 – 6 last night. All the Sabers had to do was win by 13 points, and they scored 54 in the first quarter alone. Twin Cedars also needed rival Melcher-Dallas to win by max points over Mormon Trail, and they accomplished that, dominating in a 72 – 34 victory. Jacob Hoch had three touchdowns and over 150 yards on the ground for the Saints. Both teams advance to the postseason on Wednesday with Melcher-Dallas hosting Colo-NESCO and Twin Cedars traveling to Don Bosco.

Central Football Rolls Into Cedar Rapids

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:50 am

Dominating over the last two weeks, the Central football team looks to continue their winning ways tonight as they make their way to Cedar Rapids to play Coe. The Kohawks aren’t a run-or-pass-centric team, as they do both equally well. The Dutch are on their first winning streak of the season, having beaten run-oriented Luther and pass-oriented Loras in back-to-back weeks. Coach Jeff McMartin says that today is a bit like a final exam. Central’s offense is second in scoring while the defense is second in points allowed, and the Dutch have put up impressive numbers through three conference games so far. You can hear today’s game live on 92.1 KRLS and with Trevor Castle and Cory Houser on the play-by-play. Pregame coverage starts at 12:40 p.m. with kick-off at one.

2014 High School Playoffs Pairings

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:19 am

Class 3-A

Pella vs. Fairfield

Knoxville @ Dallas Center-Grimes

Class 2-A

PCM @ Williamsburg

Class 1-A

Pella Christian vs Central Decatur

Class A

Pleasantville @ Montezuma


Melcher-Dallas vs Colo-Nesco

Twin Cedars @ Don Bosco

Football Friday Night Highlights – Week 9

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Here are the Football Friday Night Highlights from KNIA, KRLS, and

High School Football Scores

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Week 9 High School Football Scores

Knoxville 36
Norwalk 52

Pella 54
Chariton 0

Pella Christian 14
Iowa City Regina 63

Clarinda Academy 6
Pleasantville 71

Melcher-Dallas 72
Mormon Trail 34

Harmony 6
Twin Cedars 70

PCM 20
North Polk 42

Knoxville Concludes Cross Country Season

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Boys Cross Country Squad placed tenth at the Class 3A State Qualifying meet yesterday.The Panthers had 268 points and were led by Chase Larson with a 26th place finish in a time of 18:14. The girls were 12th overall with a point total of 313. Carrie Chambers led the Panthers across the line in 54th place in a time of 19:38.

26 Chase Larson 18:14.25
54 Blake Lee 19:16.44
57 Cade McNeill 19:21.91
64 Jack McDonald 19:35.27
67 Mitchell Hollingshead 19:43.98
70 Colton Rinehart 20:10.66
77 Daniel Mallory 21:07.05

54 Carrie Chambers 19:38.11
55 Sydney Washington 19:38.31
58 Lucy Olson 19:43.66
71 Dawn Stewart 20:41.96
75 Kaeline Schuenke 21:31.62

Pella High Boys, Girls Cross Country Reach State

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:59 am

Doing it in front of their home crowd, the Pella High girls’ and boys’ cross country teams each advanced to the state meet in Fort Dodge after placing in the top three in the standings at yesterday’s Class 3A state qualifying meet at Central College. The Little Dutch were first as a team, blowing out second place Grinnell by 32 with a score of 46. Ben Warner was the fastest finisher for the Dutch, placing fourth at a time of 16:46. The Lady Dutch came in second, getting beat by Ballard for the regional title, 43 – 48. Tess Roorda and Ciara Buchheit were third and fourth overall, respectively, for Pella. Full results are below. Pella will run at the state meet in Fort Dodge on November 1.

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girls 4k run cc class 3a

Knoxville Football Still Playing For Postseason Seeding

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:58 am

A chance to improve its playoff seeding is in front of the Knoxville Football Squad tonight as the Panthers travel to Norwalk for week nine action.The Panthers clinched a playoff spot last week in class 3A for the first time since 1990 with their 49-13 win over Oskaloosa. Tonight’s opponent provides a challenge through the air. The Warriors have a potent passing game which leads District seven. Panthers Coach Eric Kellar tells KNIA/KRLS Sports Norwalk’s passing game provides several challenges. The Panthers with a win would have the third seed out of District seven, while a loss would place the Panthers in the fourth seed. You can hear the play-by-play on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA starting with the pre-game at seven.

PCM Gets Two to Fort Dodge, Pella Christian Races Hard in 2A Meet

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:57 am

Rachel Peter and Blaise Winegardner will each make the trip to Fort Dodge and the Class 2A state cross country meet after being in the Top 15 individually at the state qualifying meet yesterday at Central College. Blaise was sixth overall while the team finished 11th. Pella Christian’s top finisher on the boys’ side was Samuel Dahm, who came in 40th. Rachel Peter was fourth individually for the 2A girls, while Rachel Stafford was 18th. Andrea Carballo crossed first for the Eagles in 25th place. The Mustangs’ girls as a team were seventh, and Pella Christian was ninth. Full results are attached below.

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girls 4k run cc class 2a

Knoxville’s Clingman; Purvis Help Indianola To 3rd Place In CIML

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:56 am

Knoxville swimmer Lauren Clingman won two C-I-M-L championships for Indianola last night at the conference meet.She got first place in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle…while her and Taylor Purvis was second in the 400 freestyle relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay. Purvis also took second in the 100 freestyle and backstroke. As a team…Indianola placed third behind winner Des Moines Roosevelt and Des Moines Lincoln.

Varsity Results
DSM Roosevelt – 484 pts
DSM Lincoln – 329 pts
Indianola – 305 pts
Ottumwa – 239 pts
DM East – 200 pts
DSM North – 176 pts
DSM Hoover – 164 pts

Lauren Clingman
200 Freestyle – 1st place, 2:04.23
500 Freestyle – 1st place, 5:34.32
200 Freestyle Relay – 3rd place, 1:48.51, with Taylor Purvis
400 Freestyle Relay – 2nd place, 3:55.96, with Taylor Purvis

Taylor Purvis
100 Freestyle – 2nd place 57.62
100 Backstroke – 2nd place, 1:05.90
200 Freestyle Relay – 3rd place, 1:48.51, with Lauren Clingman
400 Freestyle Relay – 2nd place, 3:55.96, with Lauren Clingman

JV Results –
DSM Roosevelt – 372 pts
Indianola – 250 pts
DM East – 176 pts
Ottumwa – 158 pts
DM Lincoln – 131 pts
Hoover – 69 pts

Hanah Hefner
200 Medley Relay – 12th place 2:40.04
200 Freestyle – 4th place 2:41.06
200 Freestyle Relay – 8th place 2:07.62
400 Freestyle Relay – 7th place 4:56.63

Ashley Cumpton
200 Medley Relay – 8th place 2:25.22
50 Freestyle – 2nd place 29.33
200 Freestyle Relay – 4th place 1:59.22
400 Freestyle Relay – 7th place, 4:56.63

Autumn Wright
50 Freestyle – 43rd, 42.03
200 Freestyle Relay – 15th 2:25.64

Eagles, Regals Meet for District Championship

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:55 am

It’s the biggest game of Pella Christian’s football season so far, as the Eagles head out east to face number-one ranked Iowa City Regina, for the Class 1A District 6 championship. The Regals have lost just one game, and that was in overtime in Week One to Class 3A Solon. In district play, Regina has defeated everyone by an average difference of just over 41 points per game. Drew Cook leads their passing attack, with a 63% completion percentage and 1,225 yards through the air. The Regals are also dangerous on the ground, having gained almost 1,900 yards. Coach Rich Kacmarynski says that if his guys play to their potential, they should be right there with Regina. The Eagles’ fight for a district title will be live on 92.1 KRLS tonight with Cory Houser and Larry Hessing on the play-by-play. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at seven.

Little Dutch Look to Complete Second Straight Undefeated Regular Season

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:53 am

Knowing where they are going but not who they will be playing this Wednesday in the first round of the 2014 State Football Playoffs, Pella High still has business to attend to tonight on the road against Chariton. The Chargers started the year hot, with a 4 – 1 record in the first five games, but have lost their last three and have been bumped out of the playoffs by Knoxville. The Little Dutch are looking to stop quarterback Quin Storm and running back Dillon Sanders, who have combined for a majority of their offense this season. Another big thing on the checklist this week is for Pella to come out of Week Nine healthy on the injury front as they head into the postseason. Coach Jay McKinstrey says there are still many important things to play for tonight. Andrew Schneider and Randy Sikkema make the road trip tonight and have the call streamed live at, with pre-game coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. with kick-off at 7:30. We’ll have a delayed broadcast of Pella football on 92.1 KRLS immediately following the Stravers Cellular Football Friday Night Radio Scoreboard Show.