Breana Engelhardt

Oskaloosa's Breana Engelhardt hits it out of the bunker at the Oskaloosa Invitational.

Girls golf

Girls compete at Oskaloosa Invite

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa, Pella and Knoxville girls all competed at Edmundson Golf Course on Thursday afternoon at the Oskaloosa Invite.

Oskaloosa didn’t record a team score as they only had three girls on the course. Audrey Stoneberg led the way with a 122 while Morgan Howard added a 134 and Breana Engelhardt rounded out with a 150.

Pella finished seventh on the day with a team score of 453. Reagan Van Wyk recorded the low score for the Lady Dutch with a 103. Olivia Hood and Ella Jahner scored a 114 and 115, respectively while Ellie Women (121), Maggie Leach (125) and Cecillia Masek (125) also golfed for Pella.

Knoxville took fourth with a 405 but was only two strokes from taking second. Faith Roozeboom had a nice day with a 92 while Amy Sullivan continued to play solid with a 97. Isabella Day-Suhr and Nikolle Kussatz both carded 108’s while Hayden Hudson finished with a 144.

Oskaloosa travels to Norwalk on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. while Pella goes to Grinnell on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Knoxville hosts Albia on Monday at 4 p.m.

Team standings

1. Washington (331), 2. Mount Pleasant (404), 3. Norwalk (404), 4. Knoxville (405), 5. Winterset (411), 6. Centerville (444), 7. Pella (453), 8. Ottumwa (470), 9. Albia (483)

Boys golf

Oskaloosa still holds lead at day two of LHC Tournament

GRIMES — Oskaloosa, Pella and Pella Christian competed in the second round of three of the Little Hawkeye Conference regular season on Thursday at Beaver Creek in Grimes.

Oskaloosa rebounded after a slow start and saw good improvement as the day went on, finishing second on the day with a score of 356.

Carter Parks led the way again, earning runner-up honors with an 83. Johnathon Terpstra had a career day out of the No. 5 spot with a career-low round of 86 to place eighth.

Rounding out the Indian lineup was Tucker DeJong (92), Joe Glasgow (95), Ryan Carriker (97) and Keaton Flaherty (99).

Pella made the big jump on the day and would win the meet by 15 strokes.

A huge part of that was thanks to a fantastic round by Will Simpson, who earned medalist honors by carding a 71 with five birdies.

Ayden Gordon also had a solid day with an 85 for the Dutch.

The rest of the Pella lineup was AJ Hoekstra (92), Clayton Henry (93), Thomas Tangen (106) and Sam Beaukelman (109).

Pella Christian was led by Gabs Huisken (95) and Kyle Gao (97). Isaiah Breems (100), Mason Westercamp (108), Aiden Stoltz (111) and Caleb Van Arendonk (112) also golfed for the Eagles.

Oskaloosa remains in first place overall but Pella has cut the deficit to four stokes. The final round will be at Bos Landen on May 4.

Team standings

1. Pella (341), 2. Oskaloosa (356), 3. Dallas Center-Grimes (357), 4. Grinnell (358), 5. Newton (364), 6. Pella Christian (400)

Team standings through two rounds

1. Oskaloosa (692), 2. Pella (696), 3. DCG (702), 4. Grinnell (716), 5. Newton (741), 6. Pella Christian (792)

Boys soccer

Oskaloosa 6, Centerville 0

CENTERVILLE — It was a big night and a big win for the Indians as they traveled to Centerville.

Three goals in the first half and another three in the second half pushed Oskaloosa to a shutout win.

Ethan Olivas collected four goals and one assist on the night while Dalton Plate had a goal and two assists and Carson Genskow had one goal and an assist. Elliot Nelson also got in on the fun with an assist.

Landon Briggs saved all four shots he faced to earn the clean sheet.

Oskaloosa (5-4, 0-3 LHC) plays host to No. 8 (2A) Pella (8-2, 3-0 LHC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

No. 8 (2A) Pella 3, Ottumwa 2

PELLA — The Dutch battled a fast and physical Ottumwa team and were able to hold on for the win.

Isaac Semini continued his scoring ways as he opened the scoring with a header off a corner kick. Pella had several chances to score off of corners but that was their only one on the night.

Just before halftime, Ottumwa was able to score on a free kick to tie up the game at one.

In the second half, Semini found an opening and fired one from deep that beat the Bulldog keeper for his 13th goal of the season.

The Dutch added an assurance goal a little later with Ike Held converting a penalty kick that he earned when he was fouled in the box.

That extra goal proved to be the difference as Ottumwa got one back before providing some drama down the stretch as the Dutch were able to hang on.

Teddy Apostolopoulos and Josh Warner tallied assists on the night while Mason Holland finished with five saves.

No. 8 (2A) Pella (8-2, 3-0 LHC) travels to Oskaloosa (5-4, 0-3 LHC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Oskaloosa 3, Centerville 2

CENTERVILLE — The Indians picked up their second win of the season in thrilling fashion on Thursday.

Centerville grabbed a 2-1 lead going into the break with Lindy Slocum getting the Indians on the board.

Oskaloosa trailed by that same score with only 15 minutes left but two quick goals by Slocum and Audree Cheney quickly reversed their fortunes as they left with the win.

“With a small team, we are looking at taking each practice and each game and looking for things we can improve upon,” Oskaloosa head coach Jodi Steinlage said. “The girls have come together and truly are a team that never gives up and is always looking to support each other.”

Oskaloosa (2-4, 0-2 LHC) face a tough test on Tuesday at 6 p.m. when they go to No. 6 (2A) Pella (5-2, 1-1 LHC).

No. 4 (2A) North Polk 1, No. 6 (2A) Pella 0

PELLA — A top-10 matchup in 2A went the distance and more but it was North Polk leaving with a shootout win.

Hailey Van Houweling had several big saves on the night to keep the Lady Dutch in the game.

But as the contest went to a shootout, Pella was unable to convert on their three tries as the Comets picked up the hard-earned win.

No. 6 (2A) Pella (5-2, 1-1) will look to bounce back against Oskaloosa (2-4, 0-2 LHC) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Pella Christian 7, Chariton 0

CHARITON — The Eagles picked up a big shutout win on the road at Chariton on Thursday.

Five goals in the first half and another two in second propelled PC to the win.

Joslyn Terpstra tallied four goals on the night with Carly Huyser finding the back of the net twice and Jenna Edel scoring once. Hattie Fancher, Sarah Gritters and Elizabeth Brouwer all picked up assists for PC. Lydia Zylstra grabbed a clean sheet with only one save on the evening.

Pella Christian (3-3, 0-1 LHC) will get set to host No. 2 (2A) Dallas Center-Grimes (4-2, 2-0 LHC) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Indianola 2, Knoxville 0

KNOXVILLE — Indianola used one goal in each half on their way to shutting out the Panthers.

Knoxville saw their three-game shutout streak snapped but have a good chance to grab a handful more wins as they start the second half of their schedule with four of their next five games at home.

Knoxville (3-4) starts conference play on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. as they host Centerville (3-3, 2-0 SCC).

Boys tennis

No. 2 (1A) Pella 11, Oskaloosa 0

OSKALOOSA — The Dutch gave their top four guys the night off and still left Osky with an 11-0 sweep to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Geordie Laidlaw, Jack Briggs, Adam Schreur, Joshua Roozeboom, Cameron Rowe and Cashen Thompson all picked up wins for the Dutch.

These two will see each other again on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Pella’s home invitational.

*Knoxville vs Davis County stats were not available at time of print

Girls tennis

No. 7 (1A) Pella 9, Oskaloosa 2

PELLA — Pella picked up the win over Oskaloosa on Thursday.

In singles play, Pella’s Alloree Else defeated Oskaloosa’s Jillian Jennings 6-1, 6-1. Emily Blom picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win for the Lady Dutch over Aubree Blanco. Pella’s Amelia Poe won a tough first set 7-5 before closing out the win over MaKenna Schaffner with a 6-2 second set.

In the bottom three, Pella’s Allie Singer topped Oskaloosa’s Amanda Fay 6-1, 6-1 while Noelle Ruckman downed Osky’s Presley Blommers 6-0, 6-2.

Oskaloosa’s lone singles win came from Lucy Roach, who won her first varsity singles match over Pella’s Jade Chapman in a thrilling match, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5).

The Lady Dutch came up big with matches on the line in the top two doubles matches. Jennings/Schaffner won the first set over Else/Blom 6-3 before the latter came back to win the second set 6-2 and the super tiebreaker 10-2. Blanco/Fay bounced back from a 6-2 first set loss to Poe/Singer to force a tiebreaker in the second set that they eventually lost 7-6 (7-5).

The Indian’s doubles team of Blommers/Roach remained undefeated on the year as they picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ruckman/Willa Kelpe.

The Lady Dutch rounded out the day with Chapman/Demrie Vander Leest getting a 6-0, 6-1 win over Linette Ramirez/Autumn DeRonde and Maranda Verschuire/Jenna nabbing a 6-3, 6-0 win over Samara Shilling/Caitleen Potot.

Oskaloosa (2-3) hosts Chariton (0-4) on Monday at 4:15 p.m. while No. 7 (1A) Pella (5-0) hosts Norwalk (3-1) on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Davis County 8, Knoxville 1

KNOXVILLE — It was a nice day for tennis but Knoxville ran into one of the top teams in the conference in Davis County.

The Panthers got top player Olivia Masdaam back for the first time in a week as she’s been battling illness. But Knoxville still wasn’t at full strength as they were without their No. 2 Josalin McKeever, who is currently sidelined in concussion protocol.

Masdaam looked good early and picked up a 3-2 lead in the first set but would lose some gas and fall 6-3, 6-1.

Alyssa Vaske had Knoxville’s only victory of the day as she battled back from dropping a close first set 7-5 to mount a big rally in the second set. She was down to her last game trailing 5-2 but would win five straight games to win 7-5 and eventually went on to win the tie-breaker 10-4.

“I knew coming in that Davis County was one of the top teams in the conference, so anytime you have to move the girls up one position it makes things even a little tougher,” Knoxville head coach Nick DeMoss said. “In doubles, we had everyone playing with a new partner for the first time and that is always tough. I was impressed with how well the girls played given the circumstances.”

Knoxville (2-3) hosts their invitational on Friday at 4 p.m.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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