Category Archives: Sports

Spring sports athletes encouraged to (creatively) stay active

                April is typically the time of year when track and golf teams are really getting into their seasons with plenty of opportunities to face area competition. That’s not the case this year, however, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines in place.

                All IHSAA and IGHSAU sports are now in a...

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Basketball banquets celebrate highlights from 2019-20 season

Above: L-S girls basketball team members at the girls’ banquet on Mar. 12 are, from left, front: Ellyse Merten, Reagan McFarland, Korinne Jansen, Janelle Rozendaal, Brittney Hansen, Caitlin Alberts; back: Assistant coach Jeff Corbett, Meleisha Vos, Natalie Nikkel, Haylei Routier, Cally Gibbs, Krystal Van Dyke, Mallory Loftus, and head coach Jerry Hulsing.

Lynnville-Sully’s Maxwell Mintle is crowned AA State Champ 130 pounds Division C

Lynnville-Sully eighth-grader Maxwell Mintle, son of Brent Mintle and April Mintle, can add AAU 130-pound state champion to his long list of wrestling accolades. Saturday, Feb. 29, Mintle wrestled his way through a 32-man bracket to guarantee a spot on the podium at the Iowa AAU Kids State wrestling tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. One day later, he...
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Pella Christian Boys Basketball Is On To State

  The Pella Christian boys basketball team made great use of 2020’s extra day and wrapped it up in memorable fashion. On Leap Day – Saturday, Feb. 29 – the Eagles punched their ticket to the Class 2A state basketball tournament after defeating South Hamilton 52-30 at the Roundhouse in Marshalltown. This will mark the 15th time...
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Baarda places seventh at state, helps SEP earn championship title

Camden Baarda kisses the Class 3A Dual Team Wrestling State Champion trophy he helped win for Southeast Polk on Feb. 19. Individually, he placed seventh in the Class 3A 152-pound bracket.   Camden Baarda, Southeast Polk senior, wrapped up his high school wrestling career in memorable fashion, winning his last high school match, at the Iowa High...
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