No. 11 Pella 9, Oskaloosa 0
OSKALOOSA — It’s been a tough season for the Oskaloosa girls soccer team and it was another tough night on Tuesday as No. 11 Pella came to town and left a 9-0 win.
Osky’s senior keeper Kyrsten DeWees has been busy in net all year for the Indians, and because of that and an outstanding effort to try and keep her team in it, she has been rewriting the Oskaloosa record books.
Monday night saw her tally a school-record 42 saves in the loss to add to her record 153 saves in a season, which is currently third in the state this season. She also owns the career record for saves in school history as she continues her reputation as a battler and competitor.
The Lady Dutch were coming in off a tough stretch of playing five ranked opponents in their last six games where they went 1-5. Pella was hungry to get back in the winning column after being shutout in their last two and they answered by scoring six in the first half and another three in the second half.
Abby Warner led the way for the girls in green with a six goal night to up her season total to 25 and put her in a tie for third in the state. Kaylee Van Polen had a goal and two assists, Jillian Wright had a goal and one assist and Tatum Carlstone netted the other Pella goal. Anna Vander Waal, Mia Warner and Anneka Stoltzfus would all get one assist on the night while Haley Van Houweling had one save on her way to the clean sheet.
Oskaloosa (0-9, 0-6 LHC) travels to Indianola (3-8, 0-3 LHC) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. while No. 11 (2A) Pella (6-5, 3-1 LHC) heads to No. 4 (1A) Nevada (7-4) on Thursday at 7 p.m.
No. 2 (2A) Dallas Center-Grimes 6, Pella Christian 0
GRIMES — The Eagles ran into the undefeated and highly-ranked Mustangs on Tuesday and fell 6-0.
DCG used four goals in the first half to jump ahead before adding two more in the last 40 minutes to complete the shutout win.
Lydia Zylstra ended with 19 saves for the Eagles in the loss.
Pella Christian (3-4, 1-3 LHC) will try to bounce back when they host Knoxville (5-5) on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Pella 4, Oskaloosa 3 (SO)
PELLA — This was a good one from start to finish as No. 10 Pella was eventually able to edge out Oskaloosa in a shootout.
The Indians came out and created the first dangerous opportunity and capitalized on it by netting the opening goal just nine minutes in to jump in front. Austin Bone would get it back for the Dutch 20 minutes later to tie it up at one going into halftime.
Just like they started the game, Oskaloosa came out aggressive in the early stages of the second half by getting the go-ahead goal a minute into the half. Then the lead would grow to 3-1 after a miscue on the Pella back end would end up in an own goal to make it a 3-1 Osky lead with 30 minutes to go.
Pella would get back to work and get a great header from Logan Solomon off a cross from Bone to pull within one. Then with 12 minutes left, freshman substitute Tyson Barnes would net the tying goal on a nice shot to send the game to overtime.
The Dutch had possession through the majority of the extra period but could not capitalize, sending the game to a shootout. The first five rounds saw both teams convert three PKs a piece before a Pella goal and save would clinch the game in the sixth round.
Carson Genskow finished with two goals and an assist for Oskaloosa while Teagan Davis and Aidan Mason also found the back of the net. Landon Briggs, who recently became the school’s all-time saves leader, added 17 saves to that total on Tuesday.
Oskaloosa (6-5, 1-3 LHC) play host to Chariton (3-4) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. while No. 10 Pella (10-1, 3-1 LHC) hosts the Dutch Invitational on Saturday.
No. 4 (2A) Dallas Center-Grimes 5, Pella Christian 0
PELLA — The Eagles battled a tough Mustang squad on Tuesday but were unable to get enough offense going as they would fall 5-0.
DCG found the back of the net twice in the first half to open up their lead before getting another three in the second half to clinch it.
PC finished with three shots on goal as keeper Keagan Fopma finished with 14 saves in net.
Pella Christian (2-5, 0-4 LHC) gets on the road to face Sigourney-Keota (1-6) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Track and Field
Pella sweeps titles at Grinnell
GRINNELL — It was a Pella sweep at the Grinnell Tiger Relays on Tuesday as the girls won with 122 points while the boys edged out DCG with 117 points.
The Lady Dutch were led by 20 season-best performances and seven first place finishes. In the individual events, Delanie Reynolds won the 200 at 27:02 while Jacie Trine won the 400 at 1:02.26 and Jasmine Namminga took the high jump after clearing 4-8.
In the relays, Pella won the 4x100 (Reynolds, Calla Kerndt, Marissa Hackman, Emily McMartin) at 50.45, 4x400 (Maddie Schmitz, Mara Schiebout, Abby Teagarden, Trine) at 4:19.42, 4x800 (Teagarden, Macy Schroeder, Abbey Bogaards, Raegan Snieder) at 10:09.21 and the sprint medley (McMartin, Kylie Tauke, Reynolds, Trine) with a time of 1:52.57.
“What's really exciting for the coaching staff is the variety we're seeing in this improvement,” Pella girls head coach Dak Rasmussen said. “We’ve got girls across all events and at the varsity and JV level that are making significant strides. This is the third meet in a row where we've seen double digit events show improvement, so hopefully we can maintain this effort through the end of the season.”
The Oskaloosa girls were also in action in Grinnell, finishing second with 98 points and six first place finishes. Faith DeRonde swept the throwing events with throws of 38-10 and 135-1 in the shot put and discus, respectively. Maleah Walker would win the long jump (16-0) and 100 (12.78) while Jordan Czerwinski ran to the 400 hurdles title with her time of 1:10.20.
The 4x200 relay of Macie Krier, Czerwinski, DeRonde and Walker ran a time of 1:48.14 to win the event and move into second place in the program’s top-10.
On the boys side, Pella would get the team title while winning seven events on the evening. Individual winners include Chase Lauman (800, 1:58.18), Nathan Vander Waal (3200, 10:03.29), Reece Thoreson (400 hurdles, 57.14) and Brandon Fischer (discus, 145-1).
In the relays, the Dutch would get wins in the 4x200 (Quinn Gruver, CJ Shetterly, Nolan Clayberg, Gage Huyser) with a time of 1:32.70, 4x400 (Jrake Van Hemert, Trey Van Hauen, Josiah Wittenberg, Lauman) at 3:33.59 and the distance medley (Blake Meyer, Cam Schulte, Karl Miller, Wittenberg) at 3:39.05.
Pella and Oskaloosa will be in action on Thursday night in Pella while a handful will also be at the Drake Relays that run from Thursday to Saturday.
1. Pella (122), 2. Oskaloosa (98), 3. Williamsburg (78), 4. Newton (63), 5. Grinnell (26)
1. Pella (117), 2. DCG (106), 3. Williamsburg (78), 4. Grinnell (64), 5. Newton (32)
Oskaloosa boys compete at Carlisle
CARLISLE — The Oskaloosa boys were in Carlisle on Tuesday night to face some tough competition and come away with 22 personal bests, two new season-best relays and three new event marks.
Patrick De Ronde would lead the charge for the Indians by winning the 800 and placing fourth in the 3200.
“We continue to remain focused on improving our best as this season rolls through with only two and a half weeks remaining to hit more new PR’s,” Oskaloosa boys track head coach Mike Sterner said.
Oskaloosa goes to Pella on Thursday night.
PC boys win title at EBF
INDIANOLA — The Pella Christian boys looked good on their way to the EBF title with 143 points on Tuesday.
Luke Nikkel won all four events he was in as they won the the long jump (19-8.5) and the 200 (24.41) before joining the sprint medley with Peyton Ritzert, Danny Andringa and Levi Schelhaas to win it with a time of 1:36.73. He would then get his fourth win as a part of the 4x100 with Drew Geetings, Andringa and Schelhaas who raced to a 44.78 time to win.
Trevor Veenstra picked up another sweep in the throws as his 49-0.5 throw won the shot put and his 136-3 throw won the discus. Ritzert would win the 400 at 53.68 and the quartet of Andringa, Ritzert, Cooper Spronk and Schelhaas raced to a 4x400 win with their time of 3:35.01.
Pella Christian goes across town for the Pella Invitational on Thursday.
1. Pella Christian (143), 2. East Marshall (107), 3. Knoxville (89), 4. EBF (81), 5. Davis County (78), 6. Colfax-Mingo (59), 7. PCM (31)
Newton 10, Oskaloosa 1
OSKALOOSA — Two teams searching for their first wins of the year saw Newton come away with the 10-1 win in Osky.
Jarrett Czerwinski won Osky’s lone match of the night out the No. 6 singles position as he picked up a 6-3, 6-2 straight set victory. Newton would win in straight sets in nine of the remaining 10 matches with Zach Fee falling 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) in a third-set tiebreaker after winning the first set.
Oskaloosa (0-6) will head to Norwalk (1-4) on Friday at 4:15 p.m.
No. 2 Pella 10, Norwalk 1
PELLA — It was another dominating night of tennis for the Dutch boys as they rolled to another win over Norwalk on Tuesday.
In singles play, Pella would outscore Norwalk 72-8 in terms of games won. Caleb Briggs (6-1, 6-0), Jack Briggs (6-0, 6-0), Joshua Roozeboom (6-1, 6-0), Cameron Rowe (6-1, 6-1), Beau Bush (6-3, 6-0) and Cashen Thompson (6-1, 6-0) all won in straight sets.
In doubles play, the Dutch won their top four matches as the Briggs boys and Roozeboom/Rowe rolled to 6-0, 6-0 wins while Ben Van Gorp/Bush (6-1, 6-2) and Hayden Rozenboom/Thompson (6-3, 6-1) both had solid wins.
No. 2 Pella (7-0) host Indianola (8-3) for senior night on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Pella Christian 7, Chariton 2
PELLA — Make it four straight wins for the Pella Christian boys as they took down Chariton on Tuesday.
The Eagles took four of the six singles matches with Alejo Marcon, Alejandro Murdoch, Shaun Oosterheert and Aaron Meinders all getting wins before doubles closed it out.
Pella Christian (4-2) will hit the road to face another hot team as they go to Centerville (6-0) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Oskaloosa 6, Newton 5
NEWTON — Oskaloosa was able to get a tough win over Newton on Tuesday.
The two teams would split singles play with Presley Blommers (6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2)) and Haruna Mori (7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)) both edging out big third-set tiebreaker wins while Autumn DeRonde claimed the other Osky win at 6-3, 6-1.
Oskaloosa would switch up the partners for doubles play and would get some pretty good results as Lucy Roach and Aubree Blanco both bounced back from singles losses to win their doubles match 6-3, 6-0. Mori and DeRonde would the team up at No. 2 doubles to win their match 6-3, 6-3. Oskaloosa would then clinch it with their No. 5 team of Ava Ridenour and Jenna DeBoef. The two came out hot with 6-1 win of the first set but would fall behind 5-2 in the second set before roaring back to win it 7-5.
Oskaloosa (4-3) returns home to face North Polk (1-5) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
No. 5 Pella 10, Norwalk 1
NORWALK — The Lady Dutch continued their winning ways with another Little Hawkeye Conference win on Tuesday.
It was hard-fought against the previously unbeaten Warriors but Pella was able to get it done as they swept singles play with Emily Blom (6-2, 6-0), Alloree Else (6-4, 6-4), Amelia Poe (6-3, 6-0), Allie Singer (7-5, 7-5), Claire Smock (6-3, 6-3) and Lily VanDusseldorp (6-2, 7-5) all getting wins.
The Lady Dutch would then close it out with wins in four of the five doubles matches as Blom/Else (6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)), VanDusseldorp/Smock (6-4, 6-4), Demrie Vander Leest/Willa Kelpe (7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 1-0 (10-2)) and Mallory Westerkamp/Kennedy Van Vark (6-0, 6-4) all getting tough wins.
No. 5 Pella (7-0) look to stay undefeated as they go to Indianola (8-2) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Indianola 7, No. 9 Pella Christian 4
INDIANOLA — Dropped their second straight close LHC dual on Tuesday at Indianola.
The Eagles fell behind after dropping four of the six singles matches as Claire Vander Molen (7-5, 7-5) and Sydney Van Arendonk (6-3, 6-2) both got wins while Katy Roose fell in a tough 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) match at No. 1 singles.
PC would need a big turnaround in doubles but would only get wins from their top two doubles with Roose/Vander Molen (6-4, 6-3) and Van Arendonk/Tessa Breems (6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)) getting wins for the Eagles.
No. 9 Pella Christian (4-2) will try to bounce back at home on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. when they take on Norwalk (3-1).
Pella tops Grinnell in dual
PELLA — Pella played host for a nine-hole dual meet against Grinnell at Pella Country Club on Tuesday.
The Lady Dutch shot a season-best team score of 201 to win the dual by 47 strokes. Reagan VanWyk earned medalist honors after shooting a 48 while Karsyn Lyons carded a personal-best 49 to earn runner-up. Olivia Hood (51), Ellie Wogen (53) and Aubrey VandeNoord (54) rounded out the scoring.
Pella goes to Fairfield on Thursday.