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Indianola Takes Third At SE Polk Swimming Meet

Posted: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:54 am

Indianola placed third at the Southeast Polk Swimming Invitational yesterday. Knoxville’s Alex Purvis and Daniel Mallory were a part of the 400 yard free relay that placed third.

Team scores:
1. Waukee 449
2. CR Kennedy 246
3. Indianola 189
4. Boone 187
5. DSM East 83
6. DSM Hoover 80
7. SE Polk 40
8. Grinnell 28

Knoxville swimmers:
Alex Purvis/Daniel Mallory
200 yard free relay 6th 1:37.01
400 yard free relay 3rd 3:34.07

Daniel Mallory
200 yard medley relay 8th 1:52.62
100 yard free 5th :53.31

Alex Purvis
200 yard medley relay 5th 1:51.37
50 yard free 5th :23.56

Ian Daugherty
200 yard medley relay 2:07.32
200 yard free relay 1:55.31

PCM Fifth in ADM Invitational Wrestling Tournament

Posted: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Just edging out conference foe, Roland-Story, PCM took fifth in the ADM wrestling invitational on Saturday. Xavier Miller at 120 and Tristan Clark at 126 each took first place in their weight class. Clark, now 32 – 2, won by a 3 – 2 decision over Roland-Story’s Parker Witthuhn. Jakeb Fenton was fourth at 106, and Ronnie Marshall came away as runner-up at 170, getting pinned by Dallas Center – Grimes’ Logan Buck with 48 seconds to go in regulation. Full results can be found below.

106 – Jakeb Fenton (6-12) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Lucas Holloway (Ames) 6-18 won by decision over Jakeb Fenton (PCM) 6-12 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Jakeb Fenton (PCM) 6-12 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Jakeb Fenton (PCM) 6-12 won by fall over Carter Wilken (Clarke) 4-7 (Fall 4:20)
3rd Place Match – Lucas Holloway (Ames) 6-18 won by decision over Jakeb Fenton (PCM) 6-12 (Dec 7-1)

113 – Chace Palm (8-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Ian Showers (Clarke) 20-10 won by fall over Chace Palm (PCM) 8-11 (Fall 0:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Wayne Beard (Nevada) 3-2 won by fall over Chace Palm (PCM) 8-11 (Fall 0:38)

120 – Xavier Miller (27-2) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Xavier Miller (PCM) 27-2 won by fall over Jack Smith (Waukee) 11-9 (Fall 1:23)
Semifinal – Xavier Miller (PCM) 27-2 won by fall over Colby Sorensen (Atlantic) 15-15 (Fall 1:17)
1st Place Match – Xavier Miller (PCM) 27-2 won by decision over Bryce Murano (Dallas Center – Grimes) 17-12 (Dec 9-4)

126 – Tristan Clark (32-2) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Tristan Clark (PCM) 32-2 won by fall over Emilio Saldana (Nevada) 1-2 (Fall 3:39)
Semifinal – Tristan Clark (PCM) 32-2 won by fall over Conner Christensen (Ames) 14-12 (Fall 3:51)
1st Place Match – Tristan Clark (PCM) 32-2 won by decision over Parker Witthuhn (Roland Story) 25-2 (Dec 3-2)

160 – Skyler Koder (6-3) placed 5th and scored 7.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Skyler Koder (PCM) 6-3 won by decision over Alex Winter (Dallas Center – Grimes) 7-15 (Dec 4-3)
Semifinal – Zac Stork (Atlantic) 20-11 won by fall over Skyler Koder (PCM) 6-3 (Fall 3:40)
Cons. Semi – Hunter Stumpf (Waukee) 10-2 won by fall over Skyler Koder (PCM) 6-3 (Fall 3:32)
5th Place Match – Skyler Koder (PCM) 6-3 won by decision over Beard Hunter (Nevada) 1-3 (Dec 8-3)

170 – Ron Marshall (21-4) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Ron Marshall (PCM) 21-4 won by fall over Tanner Garrington (Waukee) 19-2 (Fall 3:02)
Semifinal – Ron Marshall (PCM) 21-4 won by fall over Drake Roller (Atlantic) 16-15 (Fall 0:44)
1st Place Match – Logan Buck (Dallas Center – Grimes) 19-6 won by fall over Ron Marshall (PCM) 21-4 (Fall 5:12)

182 – Jaret Maggard (22-13) placed 4th and scored 14.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jaret Maggard (PCM) 22-13 won by fall over Colin Bruce (Red Oak) 16-14 (Fall 2:35)
Semifinal – Hank Swalla (Ames) 10-0 won by tech fall over Jaret Maggard (PCM) 22-13 (TF-1.5 5:32 (18-3))
Cons. Semi – Jaret Maggard (PCM) 22-13 won by fall over Nathan McDonald (Waukee) 8-4 (Fall 0:28)
3rd Place Match – Nathan Bair (Clarke) 23-8 won by decision over Jaret Maggard (PCM) 22-13 (Dec 21-15)

195 – Clayton Welch (6-13) placed 6th and scored 4.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Keagan Hosfelt (Atlantic) 22-9 won by fall over Clayton Welch (PCM) 6-13 (Fall 0:43)
Cons. Round 1 – Clayton Welch (PCM) 6-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – William Hays (Ames) 9-8 won by fall over Clayton Welch (PCM) 6-13 (Fall 0:38)
5th Place Match – Andrew Seim (Dallas Center – Grimes) 15-10 won by fall over Clayton Welch (PCM) 6-13 (Fall 1:07)

220 – Leevi Telfer (12-18) placed 5th and scored 10.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Calvin Bright (Roland Story) 10-4 won by fall over Leevi Telfer (PCM) 12-18 (Fall 1:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Leevi Telfer (PCM) 12-18 won by fall over Sam Bown (Waukee) 0-2 (Fall 0:49)
Cons. Semi – Zach Ostendorf (Adel DeSoto Minburn) 13-15 won by fall over Leevi Telfer (PCM) 12-18 (Fall 0:46)
5th Place Match – Leevi Telfer (PCM) 12-18 won by fall over Calvin Bright (Roland Story) 10-4 (Fall 0:57)

285 – Trent Malone (18-18) placed 5th and scored 6.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Bryce Shutt (Dallas Center – Grimes) 17-10 won by fall over Trent Malone (PCM) 18-18 (Fall 0:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Trent Malone (PCM) 18-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Skyler Svoboda (Atlantic) 10-4 won by tech fall over Trent Malone (PCM) 18-18 (TF-1.5 3:39 (15-0))
5th Place Match – Trent Malone (PCM) 18-18 won by decision over Tamer Delati (Waukee) 7-11 (Dec 8-5)

Rebounding Woes Plague Central in Pair of Losses to Loras

Posted: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:50 am

Second-chance opportunities and rebounding were the Achilles heels for Central basketball on Saturday, as they were swept by Loras on the road in Dubuque, in a doubleheader that was live on 92.1 KRLS. Despite coming out of the gates firing, Central’s women fell behind by 13 at halftime, and were down by 19 early in the second, before storming back to within three in the closing moments. The Dutch missed some opportunities, and stumbled, 72 – 65. Central was out-rebounded, 44 – 26. Kenzie Vander Molen was a main reason for the comeback, scoring 17 of her 19 points in the second half. Tina Lane also threw in 14 for Central, who falls to 9 – 6 overall and 0 – 4 in the Iowa Conference. The men’s game appeared to be headed for a shootout, but the Duhawks pulled away for an 83 – 71 victory. Central’s men got out-worked on the boards, 41 – 25, and 15 – 5 on the offensive glass. Nile Eckermann scored a game and career-high 35 points, while Loras’ defense held Colby Taylor to just five. The men drop to 9 – 6, and 2 – 2 in the league. Central will try to bounce back and tackle Buena Vista at home on Wednesday.

Dutch Men Tenth in Matman Wrestling Invite

Posted: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:49 am

Abe Fernandez’s second place finish at 125 highlighted the day for the Central wrestling team’s performance in the Matman Invitational on Saturday. Fernandez’s only loss was to Jimmy Panozza of Augustana, in a 3 – 1 decision. CJ Pestano, also at 125, finished fourth. Iowa Conference foe, Wartburg, won the event. Central’s full results can be found down below. They are off until next Saturday for the Iowa Conference Duals.

Matman Wrestling Invite 125 – Jacob Hergott’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Hergott (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jacob Hergott (Central) won by fall over Jake Gotto (Coe College) (Fall 2:49)
Quarterfinal – Rob Murray (Stevens Institute of Technology) won by decision over Jacob Hergott (Central) (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 4 – Johnny Nguyen (Grand View (Unattached)) won by major decision over Jacob Hergott (Central) (Maj 14-4)

Matman Wrestling Invite 125 – Abe Fernandez’s place is 2nd and has scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Abe Fernandez (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Abe Fernandez (Central) won by major decision over Angelo San Juan (Luther College) (Maj 13-2)
Quarterfinal – Abe Fernandez (Central) won by decision over Robert Boesch (Wartburg College) (Dec 5-3)
Semifinal – Abe Fernandez (Central) won by decision over Rob Murray (Stevens Institute of Technology) (Dec 9-5)
1st Place Match – Jimmy Panozza (Augustana College) won by decision over Abe Fernandez (Central) (Dec 3-1)

Matman Wrestling Invite 125 – Cj Pestano’s place is 4th and has scored 13.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cj Pestano (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Cj Pestano (Central) won by decision over Trevor Murano (Grand View (Unattached)) (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal – Scott Smith (Cornell College) won by decision over Cj Pestano (Central) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 4 – Cj Pestano (Central) won by major decision over Cody Hanson (Luther College) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Cj Pestano (Central) won by fall over Trevor Murano (Grand View (Unattached)) (Fall 3:32)
Cons. Semi – Cj Pestano (Central) won by decision over Rob Murray (Stevens Institute of Technology) (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match – Robert Boesch (Wartburg College) won by decision over Cj Pestano (Central) (Dec 8-7)

Matman Wrestling Invite 133 – Mitch Knock’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mitch Knock (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Anthony Geiger (Stevens Institute of Technology) won by major decision over Mitch Knock (Central) (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Mitch Knock (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Steven Nogardi (Wartburg College) won by fall over Mitch Knock (Central) (Fall 1:50)

Matman Wrestling Invite 133 – Gabe Cobb’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Cobb (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ernesto Escobar (Grand View (Unattached)) won by fall over Gabe Cobb (Central) (Fall 2:50)
Cons. Round 2 – Gabe Cobb (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Zach Johnston (Simpson) won by fall over Gabe Cobb (Central) (Fall 0:50)

Matman Wrestling Invite 133 – Jake Challen’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Challen (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kirk Anderson (Augsburg) won by decision over Jake Challen (Central) (Dec 13-11)
Cons. Round 2 – Jake Challen (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Hunter Genco (Grand View (Unattached)) won by major decision over Jake Challen (Central) (Maj 11-3)

Matman Wrestling Invite 141 – Preston Adams’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jd Sliger (Luther College) won by decision over Preston Adams (Central) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Preston Adams (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Samuel Chalkley (Cornell College) won by decision over Preston Adams (Central) (Dec 4-0)

Matman Wrestling Invite 141 – Jahleel Vester’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jahleel Vester (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jahleel Vester (Central) won by major decision over Samuel Chalkley (Cornell College) (Maj 9-1)
Quarterfinal – Nathaniel Behnke (UW Eau Claire) won by major decision over Jahleel Vester (Central) (Maj 17-8)
Cons. Round 4 – Mitchell Kennedy (Luther College) won by fall over Jahleel Vester (Central) (Fall 5:37)

Matman Wrestling Invite 141 – Elden Esterly’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mitchell Kennedy (Luther College) won by fall over Elden Esterly (Central) (Fall 5:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Elden Esterly (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Levi Azinger (Coe College) won by tech fall over Elden Esterly (Central) (TF 17-2)

Matman Wrestling Invite 149 – Garrett Blythe’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kylian Lally (Loras College) won by fall over Garrett Blythe (Central) (Fall 2:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Garrett Blythe (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Brian Warren (Grand View (Unattached)) won by tech fall over Garrett Blythe (Central) (TF 16-0)

Matman Wrestling Invite 165 – Cory McCleary’s place is unknown and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cory McCleary (Central) won by fall over Dalton Escobedo (Luther College) (Fall 1:14)
Champ. Round 2 – Brian Haynes (Simpson) won by decision over Cory McCleary (Central) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Cory McCleary (Central) won by fall over Hans Holkesvik (Luther College) (Fall 4:40)
Cons. Round 3 – Cory McCleary (Central) won by fall over Danny Klema (Cornell College) (Fall 6:51)
Cons. Round 4 – Daniel Ball (Cornell College) won by decision over Cory McCleary (Central) (Dec 7-5)

Matman Wrestling Invite 165 – Dillon Anderson’s place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dillon Anderson (Central) won by fall over Hans Holkesvik (Luther College) (Fall 4:07)
Champ. Round 2 – Mitchell Fucile (Lakeland College) won by decision over Dillon Anderson (Central) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Dillon Anderson (Central) won by fall over Dalton Escobedo (Luther College) (Fall 2:36)
Cons. Round 3 – Clark Doyle (UW La Crosse) won by major decision over Dillon Anderson (Central) (Maj 9-0)

Matman Wrestling Invite 174 – Josh Johnson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Johnson (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Brian Cristion (Cornell College) won by fall over Josh Johnson (Central) (Fall 4:18)
Cons. Round 2 – Zachary Bass (Stevens Institute of Technology) won by major decision over Josh Johnson (Central) (Maj 12-0)

Matman Wrestling Invite 174 – Zach Moss’s place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Moss (Central) won by decision over Garrett Kelson (Coe College) (Dec 4-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Brent Hamm (Cornell College) won by decision over Zach Moss (Central) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Zach Moss (Central) won by decision over Matt Koch (UW Eau Claire) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Zach Moss (Central) won by decision over David Kramer (Luther College) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 4 – Zach Moss (Central) won by decision over Connor Cummings (Augustana College) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Brett Roberts (Simpson) won by major decision over Zach Moss (Central) (Maj 12-3)

Matman Wrestling Invite 184 – Dustin Thiebault’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dustin Thiebault (Central) won by fall over James Garrett (Cornell College) (Fall 2:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Thomas Reyhons (Augustana College) won by fall over Dustin Thiebault (Central) (Fall 3:46)
Cons. Round 2 – Eric Quador (Simpson) won by decision over Dustin Thiebault (Central) (Dec 5-4)

Matman Wrestling Invite 184 – Trent Baker’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Matt Rieckhoff (UW Eau Claire) won by major decision over Trent Baker (Central) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Trent Baker (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Tom Teigen (Augsburg) won by fall over Trent Baker (Central) (Fall 4:42)

Matman Wrestling Invite 197 – Ben Melisi’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ben Melisi (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Steven Klemenakis (Wartburg College) won by decision over Ben Melisi (Central) (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Ben Melisi (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Andrew Holladay (Coe College) won by fall over Ben Melisi (Central) (Fall 4:57)

Matman Wrestling Invite 285 – Jaime Miranda’s place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jaime Miranda (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Lance Evans (Wartburg College) won by major decision over Jaime Miranda (Central) (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Jaime Miranda (Central) won by fall over Jordan Reisinger (Augsburg) (Fall 6:16)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Maher (Stevens Institute of Technology) won by decision over Jaime Miranda (Central) (Dec 7-3)

Matman Wrestling Invite 285 – Jay Pike’s place is unknown and has scored 1.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – John Schraidt (Augustana College) won by fall over Jay Pike (Central) (Fall 3:15)
Cons. Round 1 – Jay Pike (Central) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jay Pike (Central) won by decision over Clayton Jennings (Luther College) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Jay Pike (Central) won by decision over Kaleb Staack (Wartburg College) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Lance Evans (Wartburg College) won by fall over Jay Pike (Central) (Fall 1:08)

Rico Abreu Takes Chili Bowl Nationals Title

Posted: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 5:48 am

Rico Abreu can scratch another race off his list of accomplishments. The California driver who had an incredible 2014 started off 2015 in style by winning the 29th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last night. Abreu took the lead early on in the race and was never really challenged. Kevin Swindell finished second with Damien Gardner completing the podium.

Eagles Go Down to the Wire, Drop Two to D-C-G

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian basketball gave their fans who made the trek to Grimes, and the home fans, for that matter, their money’s worth yesterday, in two games with Dallas Center-Grimes that came down to the final minutes. The Eagles’ girls fell to the Fillies, 38 – 28, in a defensive struggle. The two teams were tied at six after one period, and deadlocked at 13 at the half. Pella Christian fell down by 11 at one point, but battled back and got to within four in the final frame before D-C-G sank free throws down the stretch to ice it. Brooke Mitrisin and Autumn Vos led all scorers with eight points, and Vos also grabbed eight rebounds. Levi Jungling for the Eagles’ boys had two chances to tie their game with the Mustangs in the closing seconds, but both came up a tad short, and Pella Christian fell 61 – 58. The Eagles held a lead after three periods, but couldn’t get the offense to click to begin the fourth quarter. Mitch Fopma came off the bench and scored a team-high 14 points. Pella Christian’s girls fall to 7 – 4 on the season while the boys are now 6 – 4. Each team is back in action tonight at home against rival Des Moines Christian.

Knoxville Blows Out Clarke In Double Header Sweep

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville Basketball Squads wanted to go in and dominate Clarke last night…mission accomplished as the girls found their way through a slow start to win 59-26. Meredith Cunningham had a career high 26 points and Ashley Hawkshead poured in 15 points. The Panthers are now 11-0 on the season and 8-0 in the South Central Conference and will host class 4A number four ranked Carlisle this afternoon. The boys jumped on top of Clarke by 20 points after one quarter of play and coasted to a 75-44 win over the Indians. The Panthers began the game bombing three point shots, then went inside to Nathan Winters who led the Panthers with 17 points. Coach Jeff Larson told KNIA/KRLS he was glad his team came out and started the way they did. Knoxville is now 8-3 on the season and 7-1 in the conference. The Knoxville boys are off until Tuesday when they host Oskaloosa.

Little Dutch Cruise to Doubleheader Sweep of Oskaloosa

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:58 am

The Pella Little Dutch took care of business in Oskaloosa in their six consecutive conference doubleheader sweep in a pair of games heard live on KNIAKRLS.com. The Pella Lady Dutch were led by a three-headed machine in Mackenzie Gustafson, who scored 16, and Jessica Holterhaus and Katie Vander Molen, who each scored 13 in their 60-34 win. On the boys side, all the players that showed up wearing jerseys scored points in a 79-35 defeat of the Indians. Senior Garret Jansen says it was great to see his teammates see the floor for extended periods of time. The 8-2 boys and 9-2 girls hit the floor later today against PCM, with tip set for 1 p.m.

Trojans Split Over in Corning

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Four Pleasantville boys achieved double figures in the scoring column, and the Trojans took a step back above .500 after beating Southwest Valley yesterday on the hardwood, 73 – 54. Trever Zoss scored 20 and Brady Elder chipped in 16 of his own for the now 6 – 5 Pleasantville boys. The Trojan girls fell 62 – 40 in their contest. They fell down 16 points and fought back to within eight in the third before eventually getting too far out of reach. Kennedy Core put in 12 points to lead the way, and Pleasantville’s girls are now 1 – 11 on the year, and both teams are off to rest until Tuesday when they head to Wayne.

Mustangs Stampede Hawks on the Road in Doubleheader Sweep

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:52 am

The PCM girls’ basketball team got out to 15-0 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back downing South Hamilton 69-17 on the road Friday night. Courtney VanHouweling led the way for the Mustangs with 19 points and Rachel Freland added 16 points. PCM moves to 9-3 on the year with the victory. The PCM boys picked up their eighth straight victory on Friday night, cruising to a 69-32 win against South Hamilton. Trey Lindsay led the way offensively for the Mustangs with 16 points and Logan Gilman added 15 points. PCM boys’ head coach Fred Lorensen explains what has been successful during their eight game winning streak. The victory moved the Mustangs to 9-2 on the year, as both games were heard on kniakrls.com. Both teams will be back in action this afternoon on the road against Pella.

Sabers Sweep, Saints Swept in Road Hoops Tests

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:51 am

Twin Cedars had a successful evening of basketball against Orient-Macksburg, prevailing in both the girls’ and boys’ contests. The Saber girls wound up with a 49 – 44 victory, thanks to some big numbers from key players. Shelby DenBurger scored 12 points, Shyanne DenBurger had 16 points and ten rebounds, Liz Rowley scored 11, while Allie Utterback grabbed 11 boards. Twin Cedars’ girls are now 4 – 9. On the boys’ side, it was a 69 – 45 final that went the Sabers’ way. Otis Roby had another monumental effort, with 22 points and 18 rebounds, Cam Arkema had 21 points, and Trenton Bacus put up 16 on the board, and Twin Cedars improves to 6 – 7 on the season. The two schools get back down to it on Tuesday against Moravia. The Saints girls fell in a nail-biter, 50 – 47 to Moulton-Udell; Melcher-Dallas scored 27 of their 47 points in the fourth quarter to give them a fighting chance. Jenny Petersen scored 16 points, had nine rebounds and seven blocks in the loss. The Saints’ boys fell 71 – 45. Melcher-Dallas heads to Ankeny Christian Academy for a doubleheader next on Tuesday.

Central Basketball Heads Back to Dubuque to Tackle Duhawks

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:50 am

Loras is next up on Central basketball’s schedule this afternoon. The Dutch men and women will be making the road trip up to Dubuque, with one team looking for their first win in the Iowa Conference this season, and the other trying to stay at least tied for first. The Duhawks’ women are 8 – 6 entering play, and have knocked off some ranked foes in their non-conference schedule, thanks to a balanced offense which features four players averaging double figures through 14 contests. Central’s gals are still anticipated to be without several key players, including Rachel Evans, who is the team’s leading scorer and a big part of the defense. The Loras men just picked up their first conference win of the year over Simpson on Wednesday, but have struggled this season to a 6 – 8 mark. The Dutch are in the midst of a five-way tie for the league lead at 2 – 1 and are led by Colby Taylor, who is averaging 18 points and almost 11 rebounds per game. Today’s games can be heard live on 92.1 KRLS and KNIAKRLS.com with Cory Houser and Jacob Dreyer on the call. Pre-game coverage is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. with tip-off at 2:00.

Marion County Scoreboard 1-16-15

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Girls Basketball:

Pella: 60 Oskaloosa: 34 F

Pella Christian: 28 Dallas Center-Grimes: 38 F

Knoxville: 59 Clarke: 26 F

PCM: 69 South Hamilton: 17 F

Boys Basketball:

Pella: 79 Oskaloosa: 35 F

Pella Christian: 58 Dallas Center-Grimes: 61 F

Knoxville: 75 Clarke: 44 F

PCM: 69 South Hamilton: 32 F

Area Basketball Teams, Wrestlers Making Statement in State Rankings

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 7:46 am

Girls’ basketball is thriving in the area with both the Knoxville and Pella high school teams ranked in the Top 15 in Class 4A.

Pella is currently 8-2 on the season and ranked 12th in the state while Knoxville’s 10-0 start has them now ranked 15th.

Knoxville’s 10 wins already match last season’s total.

The Lady Panthers will look to keep their unbeaten season alive with a road match-up against Clarke-Osceola tonight, a game which can be heard on 1320AM and 95.3FM KNIA beginning at 6pm. Meanwhile, the Lady Dutch try to continue their six-game winning streak as they travel to Oskaloosa, a game which will be streaming on KRLS2, also beginning at 6pm.

Area wrestlers are also doing well in the state rankings. In Class 3A, Pella senior Chase Petty is ranked 8th in the 132lb weight class while in Class 2A, Knoxville freshman Joe Hollinrake is 9th in the 126lb weight class and junior Travis Poffenbarger is 10th in the 195lb weight class.

Roby Signs On to Southeastern Baseball

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 6:01 am

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Senior Otis Roby, member of the 2014 Class 1A state baseball champion Twin Cedars Sabers, signed his letter of intent yesterday to play baseball at Southeastern Community College.

In his four seasons since being an incoming freshman at Twin Cedars, Roby has done well on the field, on the mound, and at the plate. Through four campaigns, the senior has amassed a .435 batting average, 29 doubles, three homers and 125 RBI’s, to go along with a 0.90 ERA pitching, a 33 – 3 record, 127 hits allowed in over 225 innings pitched, and 344 strikeouts. Coach Schulte of Southeastern tells KNIA/KRLS Sports it was an easy pick to get Roby, as he reminds him of a “classic” baseball player, in the sense that Otis does everything well and shows good character off the diamond. The Senior Saber still has a basketball season in front of him, though, and he’ll try to lead his team to their sixth win of the season this evening against Orient-Macksburg.

Knoxville Wrestlers Sweep In Bloomfield

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Wrestling Squad took two matches last night at Davis County. The Panthers blasted Centerville 54-21 then beat Davis County 51-24. Knoxville also has two wrestlers ranked in the top ten of their respective weight classes by iawrestle.com Joe Hollinrake is ninth at 126 pounds and Travis Poffenbarger is tenth this week at 195 pounds. The Panthers are now 12-3 in dual meets and finish second in the South Central Conference.

KNOXVILLE 54
CENTERVILLE 21
106 Tiger Terpstra (Centerville) won by forfeit
113 Ethan Wagner (Centerville) over Ben Wooldridge (Knoxville) (Dec 8-2)
120 Michael Cope (Centerville) won by forfeit
126 Joe Hollinrake (Knoxville) over Noah Coatney (Centerville) (Dec 6-3)
132 Bradley Irwin (Centerville) won by forfeit
138 CodyRay Smith (Knoxville) over Josh Morgan (Centerville) (Fall 0:49)
145 Riley Spaur (Knoxville) over Josh Morgan (Centerville) (Dec 8-4)
152 Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) won by forfeit
160 Mansel Johnston (Knoxville) over Kade Warren (Centerville) (Fall 1:56)
170 Cameron Brown (Knoxville) won by forfeit
182 Jac Agan (Knoxville) won by forfeit
195 Travis Poffenbarger (Knoxville) won by forfeit
220 Jordan Beal (Knoxville) over Wyatt Dollins-Ewoldt (Centerville) (Fall 4:12)
285 Brock Caviness (Knoxville) won by forfeit

KNOXVILLE 51
DAVIS CO. 24
152 Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) over Noah Ogden (Davis County) (Fall 1:33)
160 Dylan Henderson (Davis County) over Mansel Johnston (Knoxville) (Fall 1:48)
170 Cameron Brown (Knoxville) over Bradly Johnson (Davis County) (Fall 3:10)
182 Jac Agan (Knoxville) over Hunter Smoot (Davis County) (Fall 2:51)
195 Travis Poffenbarger (Knoxville) over Colton Harry (Davis County) (Fall 0:45)
220 Jordan Beal (Knoxville) over Ryan Winters (Davis County) (Fall 0:29)
285 Brock Caviness (Knoxville) over Ben Kincart (Davis County) (Dec 4-3)
106 Double Forfeit (no points awarded)
113 Ben Wooldridge (Knoxville) won by forfeit
120 Sully Holman (Davis County) won by forfeit
126 Joe Hollinrake (Knoxville) won by forfeit
132 Walker Henderson (Davis County) won by forfeit
138 CodyRay Smith (Knoxville) over Michael Miller (Davis County) (Fall 0:10)
145 Kale Baird (Davis County) over Riley Spaur (Knoxville) (Fall 3:14)

Little Dutch Sweep in North Polk Wrestling Triangular

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Pella High wrestling picked up a confidence-boosting pair of wins in a North Polk triangular meet on Thursday night. The Little Dutch recorded a win over the host Comets, 43 – 33. Chase Petty got a fall, as did Ashton Messer, and Carter Terpstra and Keegan Poole both recorded wins via decision. Woodward-Granger also fell to Pella, 39 – 36. Jake and Ethan Speltz each had wins, Petty pinned his opponent, and Stoyn Kirby at 182 also grabbed a pin. Full results can be found below. The Little Dutch will be wrestling in the Centerville invitational tomorrow morning.

Varsity:

North Polk 33

Pella 43

106: Broc Davidson (NP) won by forfeit

113: Chase Erickson (NP) won by forfeit

120: Ethan Speltz (P) lost by fall 1:07 vs Austin Smith (NP)

126: Andrew Whitten (P) lost by fall 0:39 to Sully Harsook (NP)

132: Dalton Champman (P) won by forfeit

138: Chase Petty (P) won by fall in 0:35 vs Cody Meiners (NP)

145: Jacob Diehl (P) won by forfeit

152: Austin Bragg (P) won by forfeit

160: Jake Speltz (P) won by forfeit

170: Ashton Messer (P) won by fall 0:26 vs Mason Russell (NP)

182: Stoyn Kirby (P) lost by regular decision 7-9 vs. Luke Jacobs (NP)

220: Carter Terpstra (P) won by major decision 8-0 against Josh Kaehbell (NP)

285: Keegan Poole (P) won by regular decision 5-2 against Nate Craft (NP)

Woodward-Granger 36

Pella 39

106: Hunter Pierce (WG) won by forfeit

113: Ruan Munoz (WG) won by forfeit

120: Ethan Speltz (P) won by fall in 4:53 vs Cole Carman (WG)

126: Andrew Whitten (P) lost by fall in 2:12 vs Kaleb Noel (WG)

132: Chase Petty (P) won by fall in 3:16 vs Josh Saak (WG)

138: Sam Fredrickson (P) won by fall in 2:57 vs Travis Schietz (WG)

145: Jacob Diehl (P) lost by fall in :51 vs Austin Scharlay (WG)

152: Austin Bragg (P) lost by regular decision 5-8 vs Race Brant (WG)

160: Jake Speltz (P) won by fall in 1:09 vs Collin Gibbons (WG)

170: Ashton Messer (P) lost by regular decision 4-11 vs Tanner Vermaas (WG)

182: Stoyn Kirby (P) won by fall 1:28 vs Thomas Govig (WG)

220: Carter Terpstra (P) of Pella won by forfeit

285: Keegan Poole (P) won by regular decision 5-2 vs Ryan Hodges (WG)

Indianola Swimmers Blow By Ottumwa

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 5:58 am

It was senior night for the Indianola Boys Swimmers last night and the Indians sent them out in style with a 122-48 sinking of Ottumwa. Knoxville’s Daniel Mallory came up with three first place finishes including the 50-yard free and was a part of the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams that finished first. Alex Purvis also had a good night in the pool with a second place behind Mallory the 50-yard free.

Indianola 122; Ottumwa 48

Daniel Mallory:
200 yard medley relay 1st (1:51.21)
50 yard free 1st (:23.73)
500 yard free 3rd (5:56.00)
400 yard free relay 1st (3:41.14)

Alex Purvis:
50 yard free 2nd (:23.76)

Ian Daugherty
200 yard free relay 5th (1:53.67)
100 yard breaststroke 1st (1:24.03) JV
400 yard free relay 4th (4:25.09)

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 5:57 am

The Pella Christian Eagles continue their road trip in need of conference victories against Dallas Center-Grimes tonight. The 7-3 girls will have to do so without senior point puard Tessa Howerzyl, who is out with an ankle injury. Girls’ Head Coach Kevin Van Maanen says the Eagles will have to find ways to score more points without her, because DCG is a very athletic squad that’s won five games in a row. Boys head coach Larry Hessing says his 6-3 squad also needs to find a way to make some baskets to keep up with the 9-2 Mustangs, a problem that has no easy solution. Our coverage of the game begins with the Midtown Tire Team Radio Pre-game Show at 6 p.m., with first tip at 6:15 on 92.1 KRLS with Cory Houser and Wynne Veenstra on the call.

Knoxville Heads To Clarke Tonight

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 5:56 am

On paper, tonight games involving Knoxville and Clarke look to be easy wins for the Panthers. However, Panthers girls coach Jim Uitermarkt says just stepping on the floor does not guarantee his team victory tonight. Coupled with that, the Panthers found out they now appear in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union weekly 4A rankings at #15 this week. Knoxville is 10-0 while Clarke is at the opposite end of the spectrum at 0-12. Knoxville outscored its opponents the last two games a combined 133-78, while Clarke has been outscored 118-49 in that span. Uitermarkt tells KNIA/KRLS Sports his girls have found different ways to win all season. The boys also come in with momentum after reclaiming first place in the South Central Conference last Friday in a win over Albia. You can hear the play-by-play on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA, and streamed live at kniakrls.com starting at six.