Today’s Local Sports

Non-Conference Games Just as Important as Conference Affairs for Central Women’s Basketball

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 5:50 am

A 2013-14 schedule that saw them take on the likes of the eventual-NCAA Division III women’s basketball champs, Fairleigh-Dickinson, the Central women’s basketball team will hope for a just-as-challenging non-conference slate for this coming season.

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Preparation Is Key For Knoxville Baseball

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am

With this week to prepare for its first round class 3A district opponent Keokuk…the Knoxville Baseball Squad will try to put together a three game winning streak starting this Friday.

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Furious Seventh Inning Eagles’ Comeback Falls One Foot Short

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:59 am

Down 11 – 4 with three outs away from their season being over, the Pella Christian softball team gave it all they had, but came up just short in an 11 – 10 loss to number-one ranked Highland in the Class 2A regional final last night.

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Perry Uses Three-Run Sixth to Top Pella Baseball

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:57 am

Pella High baseball had their four-game winning streak come to an end yesterday with a 6 – 5 loss to Perry.

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Lady Dutch Fall in Their Fourth Showdown with Oskaloosa

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:55 am

The Pella Lady Dutch softball team had their fourth crack at trying to beat Oskaloosa this season in the Class 4A regional semifinal showdown.

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PCM Starts Postseason Tonight with Albia

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

Hopefully putting a pair of frustrating losses to Pella and Pella Christian behind them to finish their regular season last week, the PCM baseball team takes on Albia this evening in the Class 2A district semifinals.

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Pleasantville, Twin Cedars Baseball Start March Towards Des Moines

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

Two very, very good baseball teams in our area begin district tournament play tonight at two different sites.

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Mustangs’ Girls Defeated in Regional Final

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

PCM’s softball team came up empty in their bid for a state tournament berth last night, losing to West Burlington – Notre Dame 6 – 4 in the Class 3A regional final.

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Dutch Football Accomplished a Lot in ‘Spring Training’

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:50 am

Fresh off of a 6 – 4 campaign, the Central football team has been busy at work trying to improve in areas that need to be shored up before their season begins in September.

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Outlaw Carts Last Night At Knoxville

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:48 am

The Knoxville Raceway hosted Outlaw Carts last night.

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Pella Christian Baseball Season Ends in Washout Due to State Rule

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am

In a game where two teams battled back and forth, it was Mother Nature herself that ended the Pella Christian Baseball team’s season.

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Carlisle Ends Knoxville’s Softball Season

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:59 am

The Carlisle Wildcats proved against the Knoxville Panthers on Saturday night in the Class 4A Regional Semi-Finals

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Eagles’ Softball Prepares for Stiff Regional Final Task

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:58 am

Slaying their first two opponents, the Pella Christian softball team is just one win away from their first trip to the Class 2A state tournament since 1990.

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Weather Delaying Things a Bit, Pella and Oskaloosa Set for Round Four

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:56 am

After getting rained out on Saturday night, Pella High and Oskaloosa are finally, we hope, set to do battle in the Class 4A regional semifinal on Monday night.

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Mustangs Win Away From State, Must Topple Ranked Foe

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The PCM softball team has proven this season that you don’t have to be ranked to be a dangerous squad to face.

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Douma Happy, Disappointed With How 2013 Ended

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:50 am

The Central men’s basketball team had a magical run in the 2014 postseason, going all the way from being picked to finish last in the conference, to the round of 32 in the NCAA national tournament.

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Sudden Rain Washes Out Another Knoxville Race Night

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:49 am

Mother Nature is having quite a season at the Knoxville Raceway in 2014. She has won five of the last seven race nights at the half mile, but will never be on the official winner’s list anytime soon. The problem is she does not drive a sprint car, she drives the weather. Rain, again forced cancellation of Saturday night’s racing after a sudden downpour drenched the facility with nearly two inches of rain in a little over an hour. They will try to break the streak next week with a regular triple header of sprint car racing.

Carlisle Ends Knoxville’s Softball Season

Posted: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Carlisle Wildcats proved against the Knoxville Panthers on Saturday night in the Class 4A Regional

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Heavy Rain Washes Out Knoxville…Again

Posted: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 5:48 am

Mother Nature is having quite a season at the Knoxville Raceway in 2014.

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Dominant Pitching Leads Eagle Girls to Regional Finals

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Nicole Kelderman and Natalie Vos combined to throw a three-hitter, and the Pella Christian softball team’s offense did the rest in a 6 – 1 defeat of Jesup in last night’s Class 2A regional semifinal.

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