Pella Christian girls

Pella Christian's Faith Kacmarynski (center) high fives Claire Vander Molen (right) during a game earlier this season

Girls basketball

No. 13 Mediapolis 58, Pella Christian 48

MEDIAPOLIS — Just as they were a year ago, Pella Christian was looking to upset their regional quarterfinal opponent in their home gym. The Eagles would show great fight but would come up just short in the fourth quarter to ultimately see their season come to an end.

PC had trouble finding their offense right off the tip as they trailed 12-5 after the first and eventually found themselves down double digits at 34-23 at the half.

The Eagles would come racing back in the third quarter as they outscored Mediapolis 16-9 in the period to pull within four entering the fourth. But the Bulldogs would hold off PC in the final minutes of the game with good free throw shooting (14-of-16 on the night) and would close out the win to advance.

Hallie Mohr would lead Mediapolis with 23 points and nine rebounds while Hanna Wagenbach had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The young Eagles will have a chance to return everyone from this year as they did not have any seniors on the team this year. They finish the year with a 4-19 record and were 1-13 in Little Hawkeye Conference play.

*Pella Christian stats were unavailable at time of print


Pella Christian, Knoxville compete at state qualifiers

PELLA — The Pella Christian and Knoxville bowling squads saw their seasons come to an end on Tuesday as the Eagles were host to a 1A state qualifying meet with the top team in both boys and girls and the top four individuals punching their tickets to state.

The PC boys team finished third while the girls ended up in fourth. The Knoxville girls finished second but were 312 pins behind Vinton-Shellsburg for the top spot while the Panther boys took fourth.

For PC, the boys were led by good bowls by Austin Moorman and Jack Zula. Moorman had a three-game series of 545 while Zula was close behind with a 540. Both would just miss out on the final state spot with Moorman finishing 17 pins back of fourth place.

The Eagle girls were paced by Alexa Klaasen’s 13th place finish with a 396 series while Dani Roose followed up in 14th with a 392.

Knoxville was led by Donovan Binns, who finished seventh for the boys with a 539 series and 23 pins off a trip to state. The Panther girls saw Paige Ludington just miss out on a spot at state as she finished fifth, 25 pins off of fourth and an automatic bid.

Boys standings

1. Vinton-Shellsburg (2796), 2. Monticello (2710), 3. Pella Christian (2342), 4. Knoxville (2318), 5. West Central Valley (1626), 6. Nodaway Valley (1610)

Girls standings

1. Vinton-Shellsburg (2389), 2. Knoxville (2077), 3. Monticello (2006), 4. Pella Christian (1735), 5. West Central Valley (1399), 6. Nodaway Valley (1205)

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

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