Pella soccer

The Pella boys soccer team fell 2-1 to ADM in the state quarterfinals.

Boys soccer

No. 5 ADM 2, No. 4 Pella 1

DES MOINES — The Dutch saw their season come to a close on Tuesday in the state quarterfinals in Des Moines.

ADM struck early with an opening goal in the first five minutes of the game as Pella would bounce back to control possession for most of the first half but couldn’t net the tying goal.

They would get their tying goal early in the second half with Isaac Semini scoring his 20th goal of the season.

ADM retook the lead midway through the second half and the Tigers would hold off the Dutch attack to get the win.

Mason Holland had six saves in the loss while the Dutch had 10 shots, four on net.

Pella ends the season with a 15-5 record and will bid farewell to seniors Holland, Silas Vanderhoff, Geordie Laidlaw, Josh Warner and Will Rasmussen.

Girls soccer

No. 7 Des Moines Christian 5, Pella Christian 0

DES MOINES — Pella Christian saw their season end on Tuesday in the regional semifinals at Des Moines Christian.

The Lions led by two at the half before adding three more in the second as PC was outshot 39-1. Lydia Zylstra had a busy night in net for the Eagles, grabbing 19 saves in the contest.

Pella Christian finishes the season with a 7-10 record and will say farewell to seniors Tessa Brouwer, Elizabeth Brouwer and Katherine Wielard.

Girls golf

Knoxville’s Sullivan 23rd after day one

ADEL — Knoxville’s Amy Sullivan sits in 23rd among the 76 golfers at the Class 3A Girls Golf State Tournament after day one at River Valley Golf Course in Adel.

Sullivan shot a 94 on Tuesday with a 49 on the front and a 45 on the back nine with five pars.

She begins round two in Adel on Wednesday morning.


Pella 4, No. 1 Gilbert 2

GILBERT — The first big win of the baseball season is in the books as Pella snagged an upset win over No. 1 Gilbert on the road on Tuesday.

The Dutch proved to not be intimidated by the moment as they brought home three runs in the first two innings to hold a 3-1 lead early. They added one more run in the fourth before Gilbert got it back in the fifth before Pella shut the door for good.

Ryan Mace had a big night at the plate going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs while Keegan Hansen also had a pair of hits.

Pella also got a couple of great pitching performances with starter Jason Knox getting the win after going 4 2/3 innings giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Tate Weesner closed out the final 2 1/3 innings without allowing a baserunner while punching out two.

Pella (3-2) will get another tough test as they open conference play on the road at Norwalk (5-0) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Albia 4, Pella Christian 0

ALBIA — The Eagles were shutout on the road at Albia on Tuesday night.

The Blue Demons brought across three runs in the second and another in the third inning gain a 4-0 lead that they would hold for the final four innings.

PC were limited to five hits with Bennett Spronk going 1-for-3 with a double. Lincoln Vander Molen was strong and efficient on the mound for Eagles, pitching six innings while giving up four runs, one earned, on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Pella Christian (1-3) opens conference play on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with a doubleheader at home against Indianola (6-0).


Pella Christian 2, Albia 1

ALBIA — This one was tight until the end but it was the Eagles coming away with their third win on the early season.

The game was locked at zero until the fourth inning where Natalie Harrill would blast a two-out solo homer over the fence to give PC a 1-0 lead.

That score would hold until the seventh. Harrill would get it started with a leadoff double before eventually coming around to score on Trinity Vos’ RBI groundout.

Albia would make it interesting in the bottom of the seventh as they would pull within one with a solo home run. They were able to get the tying run to second with one out but PC would leave her stranded and get the win.

Alexa Dunsbergen got the start in the circle going all seven innings while allowing one run on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts. The Eagles got the win despite having just three hits, two of those hits came courtesy of Harrill who finished 2-for-3 with a double and a homer.

Pella Christian (4-1) will open conference play at home on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with a doubleheader against No. 4 (5A) Indianola (4-1).

Knoxville 4, Washington 1

Knoxville 16, Washington 3

WASHINGTON — The Panthers swept a doubleheader against Washington on Tuesday night.

Knoxville scored all four of their runs in the first four innings of their game one win. Olivia Maasdam went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Ashlyn Finarty also had two hits and a RBI. Emma Dunkin would also drive in a run.

Ciara Heffron pitched the complete game giving up one unearned run on five hits with six walks and five strikeouts.

The Panthers quickly erased an early 3-0 deficit in game two with four runs in the third, two in fourth and 10 more in the final two innings.

Emma Dunkin went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs while Brittany Bacorn was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs and Heffron went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Elaina Hamilton and Maasdam would both drive in two runs while Finarty and Melanie Sullivan both had one RBI and two walks.

Finarty got the win in relief pitching 5 1/3 innings of shutout softball while allowing just two hits and one walk with six strikeouts.

Knoxville (6-2, 0-1 SCC) returns to conference play on Thursday at 8 p.m. when they travel to No. 8 EBF (5-0).

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

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