Pella girls wrestling

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BALLARD — Pella girls wrestling is officially underway as the Lady Dutch traveled to Ballard on Thursday for their first ever competition in program history as they left with several first wins on the night.

“Overall we coaches are really pleased with the performance by our girls,” Pella head coach Adam Hale said. “We told them going in that our expectations for today were to have high effort, try technique we've practiced and stay positive. Our team did a great job of meeting those goals and we even picked up some wins to boot!”

In a night filled with firsts, it was Isabella Smith getting the first official takedown and escape in the new program’s history while Andie Branson secured the first official win with her pin in her first match of the night. Branson and Emmalee Spurgeon highlighted the night by both going 2-0 with pins.

“It was a night with a lot of nerves and a lot of excitement, but it was really nice to get some real competition in,” Hale said. “Ballard ran a great tournament. Our girls continue to prove their willingness to work hard and stay positive. Wrestling in a meet is a step up in intensity and we were really impressed to how our girls responded to it.”

The Pella girls are back in action on Tuesday when they go to Norwalk.

Pella results

Berklie McKay

Macie Silvius (Norwalk) won by fall over Berklie McKay (Pella) (Fall 0:46)

Allison Metschke (Ames) won by fall over Berklie McKay (Pella) (Fall 0:36)

Emmalee Spurgeon

Emmalee Spurgeon (Pella) won by fall over Ella Dollman (Ankeny) (Fall 3:00)

Emmalee Spurgeon (Pella) won by fall over Zariel Samuels (Clarke, Osceola/Murray) (Fall 5:17)

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas (Pella) won by fall over Liberty Boettger (Ballard) (Fall 0:47)

Julie Maylum (Perry) won by fall over Elizabeth Thomas (Pella) (Fall 1:21)

Jasey Olson

Clara Sapienza (Southwest Iowa) won by fall over Jasey Olson (Pella) (Fall 5:21)

Summer Wolff (Indianola) won by fall over Jasey Olson (Pella) (Fall 1:20)

Andie Branson

Andie Branson (Pella) won by fall over Tatiana Orozco (Southwest Iowa) (Fall 0:48)

Andie Branson (Pella) won by fall over Janell Salinas (Clarke, Osceola/Murray) (Fall 2:38)

Isabella Smith

Emma Ites (Iowa Falls-Alden) won by decision over Isabella Smith (Pella) (Dec 7-5)

Brooklyn Greenlee (Ames) won by fall over Isabella Smith (Pella) (Fall 0:47)

Lorin Mart

Marley Crooks (Indianola) won by fall over Lorin Mart (Pella) (Fall 1:40)

Campbell Crabb (Southeast Polk) won by tech fall over Lorin Mart (Pella) (TF 22-6)

Serenity Turner

Lily Webster (Colfax-Mingo) won by fall over Serenity Turner (Pella) (Fall 1:43)

Hailey Mackey

Emry Rayman (Martensdale-St Marys) won by fall over Hailey Mackey (Pella) (Fall 0:45)

Lily Webster (Colfax-Mingo) won by fall over Hailey Mackey (Pella) (Fall 0:30)

Alysse Ivanovich (Norwalk) won by fall over Hailey Mackey (Pella) (Fall 1:30)

Lissbeth Rosenstein

Lissbeth Rosenstein (Pella) won by fall over Madeline Benge (Norwalk) (Fall 2:25)

Melanie Martinez (Ankeny) won by fall over Lissbeth Rosenstein (Pella) (Fall 1:01)

Meav Swank

Melanie Martinez (Ankeny) won by fall over Meav Swank (Pella) (Fall 3:31)

Ciera Hutton-Spieker (Interstate 35) won by fall over Meav Swank (Pella) (Fall 1:04)

Elaine Babcock

Joslyn Dawson (Colfax-Mingo) won by fall over Elaine Babcock (Pella) (Fall 4:39)

Elaine Babcock (Pella) won by fall over Aowyn Schrader (Ankeny) (Fall 4:39)

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

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