Lucas Heap

Pella's Lucas Heap picked up a pair of wins on Tuesday.

Boys tennis

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

GRINNELL — The Dutch battled a quality Grinnell squad and still left with an 11-0 shutout win.

Lucas Heap (6-0, 6-1), Vaughn Thompson (6-1, 6-2), Caleb Briggs (6-2, 6-0), Jack Briggs (6-1, 6-1) and Joshua Roozeboom (6-1, 6-0) all showed well in singles victories.

Jack Edwards was locked in a tough battle in his singles match after dropping the opening set 6-3. He would battle back to win the second set 6-1 and the super breaker 10-7 to secure the win.

Edwards was then joined by Thompson for a tough doubles matchup. They would win the first 6-3 before dropping a great battle in the second set 7-6 (7-5) to force a super tiebreaker. There Edwards and Thompson would win 10-4 to take the match.

Other doubles action saw Caleb Briggs/Heap (6-0, 6-2), Jack Briggs/Adam Schreur (6-1, 6-2), Roozeboom/Cameron Rowe (6-1, 6-0) and Chasen Thompson/Hayden Rozenboom (6-4, 6-1) all grabbing victories.

No. 2 (1A) Pella (4-0) travels to Oskaloosa (0-2) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Girls tennis

No. 7 (1A) Pella 7, Grinnell 4

PELLA — The depth of the Lady Dutch was able to come through in a tough, cold dual against Grinnell.

Grinnell’s top players proved to be a tough challenge for Pella as the Tigers picked up wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 (super tiebreaker win) spots. Emily Blom won a hard-fought battle 7-5, 6-3 in the No. 2 spot for Pella.

The depth picked up some big wins as Allie Singer edged out a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 1-0 (10-7) win in the super tiebreaker while Noelle Ruckman (6-0, 6-1) and Jade Chapman (6-1, 6-1) both cruised to victories.

In doubles play, Grinnell won the No. 1 match in a super tiebreaker while also taking the No. 2 match.

Pella responded with Ruckman/Willa Kelpe (6-0, 6-0), Chapman/Demrie Vander Leest (6-1, 6-1) and Maranda Verschuure/Mallory Westerkamp (6-0, 6-0) all getting convincing wins.

No. 7 (1A) Pella (4-0) hosts Oskaloosa (2-1) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Girls soccer

Norwalk 10, Oskaloosa 0

NORWALK — The Indians were on the road on Tuesday and took on a talented Norwalk squad.

The Warriors went for eight goals in the first half before ending it with two goals in the second half.

Jojo Bice had a hat trick for Norwalk while Reagan Teut and Marin Randall both had a pair of goals as well.

Krysten DeWees recorded 13 saves on the night for Osky.

Oskaloosa (1-4, 0-2 LHC) will go to Centerville (3-2) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Pella 2, Newton 1 (2OT)

NEWTON — The Lady Dutch improved to 4-0 on the road with their double overtime win over Newton.

Abby Warner opened the scoring in the first half and it looked like Pella would roll on for the shutout win but a late Newton goal in the final minutes forced overtime.

In the second overtime period, Roselande Vanderhoff would end the game with a golden goal for the Lady Dutch.

Pella controlled play for most of the night, outshooting Newton 28-10. Hailey Van Houweling recorded two saves for the Lady Dutch.

Pella (5-1, 1-1 LHC) will play host to North Polk (5-1) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Grinnell 3, Pella Christian 1

GRINNELL — The Eagles played their first conference match of the season in a cold road contest at Grinnell.

Katherine Willard scored her second goal of the season in the contest for PC but two second half goals pushed Grinnell to the win.

Pella Christian (2-3, 0-1 LHC) heads to Chariton (3-3) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Knoxville 2, Fairfield 0

FAIRFIELD — Don’t look now, after dropping their first three games of the season, Knoxville has now won three in a row, all shutouts.

Taylor Jones and Ava VanDonselaar both scored in the final 10 minutes of the second half to lead the Panthers to the victory.

Knoxville (3-3) heads back home to host Indianola (2-3) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

No. 8 (2A) Pella 2, Newton 0

PELLA — The Dutch picked up a conference shutout on the road on Tuesday at Newton.

The Dutch welcomed back several of their players after they were recovering from nagging injuries but Newton came out strong with some good attacks with speed at the wings.

Pella was able to strike 16 minutes into the game with Isaac Semini netting the score with assist from Teddy Apostolopoulos.

Apostolopoulos would later get in on the goal scoring in the second half when a long throw bounced around inside the box before he put it away for the 2-0 lead.

That lead would hold as Pella keeper Mason Holland made eight saves on the night for the clean sheet.

No. 8 (2A) Pella (7-2, 3-0 LHC) hosts Ottumwa (2-4) on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Grinnell 2, Pella Christian 0

PELLA — The Eagles were held off the board on Tuesday as one Grinnell goal in each half was enough to down PC.

Grace Kiphanzu had both Tiger goals while Kyle Dillon assisted on each of them.

Pella Christian (1-6, 0-2 LHC) will try to bounce back against Sigourney on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

*Pella Christian stats were not available at time of print

No. 14 (1A) Des Moines Christian 4, Knoxville 2

KNOXVILLE — A back and forth second half ultimately saw the Panthers lose a tough battle with the Lions.

Des Moines Christian scored the lone goal of the first half and set up a seesaw second.

Colby Sandholdt scored the equalizer for Knoxville early off a corner kick but DMC would retake the lead 10 minutes later.

Just five minutes later, Luka DeJong netted the pass from Emmett Schmidt to tie the game at two midway through the second half.

The Lions would crawl back in front with two goals in less than a minute to put the game away.

Knoxville (3-3, 1-1 SCC) plays host to Chariton (1-5, 0-4 SCC) on Friday at 7 p.m.

Boys golf

Knoxville win dual with Van Meter

WINTERSET — Knoxville picked up a nice 167-179 dual win over Van Meter on Tuesday at Lakeview Country Club in Winterset.

The Panthers had the medalist and runner-up as Evan Smith shot the low score of the day at 39. Beau Leisure and Jace Nichols tied for second, both carding 42’s.

Kail Arkema (44), Carson Uitermarkt (47) and Mason Hatch (57) rounded out the Knoxville lineup.

Knoxville will get a great challenge next week when they head to The Preserve for the Moravia Mohawk Invite on Thursday, April 29 at 10 a.m.

Girls golf

Pella takes third at home triangular

PELLA — The Lady Dutch played host to Norwalk and Dallas Center-Grimes for a Little Hawkeye Conference triangular at Pella Golf and Country Club.

Pella would take third with a score of 243.

Ellie Wogen’s 57 would lead the Lady Dutch while Ella Jahner (60), Reagan VanWyk (62), Olivia Hood (64), Maggie Leach (65) and Cecillia Masek (71) also played.

Pella gets some time off before hosting a dual against Indianola on May 4 at 4 p.m.

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

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