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Wrestling’s New Vision

The wrestling team has a “New Vision” for the program this year. With a new coach, new wrestling room, and a new approach to the program, players and coaches are confident in the abilities of the wrestlers in Pella. “We’re basically a new team this year. A lot of us don’t know each other that


The 2017 volleyball season has started for Pella High School. The team had eight seniors graduate last year, but has many returning players. There are a total of four seniors and five juniors, all returning varsity players. “It always takes a while to build chemistry on the volleyball court. This team is really unified off

Cross Country Trip to Oregon

On July 28, a select few members from the girls’ cross country team travelled across the country to Tillamook, Oregon on their annual running trip. Over the course of eleven days, the team ran approximately 50 miles on the track, the beach, and the mountainside. “My favorite part was probably when we went swimming in

2017 State Track Meet

On May 18, 19, and 20, the Lady Dutch Track team received the honor of state runner up for the second year in a row. Twenty four members of the team competed. According to Coach Dak Rasmussen, the coaches worked hard to keep the girls on their toes for state. “We don’t wanna work them

Girls Tennis State

On May 18, the Girls’ Tennis Varsity Team competed at regionals to see who would advance to state. Juniors Bronwyn Metcalf and Cecily Johnson qualified for states in doubles. Junior Lily Roozeboom and sophomore Brooke Jorgenson qualified in singles for state. Individual state will be one June 1 and 2. The meet to qualify for

Athlete Interview: Tyson Wassenaar

What sports have you all played during your four years of high school? I have played basketball, football, and track all four years. I also played tennis as a freshman. Which sport have you enjoyed playing the most? I really enjoy track the most. It is really comforting to be in the ring by myself.

Assistant Soccer Coach

The 2017 soccer season had a rough start when the search for an assistant coach, which began last fall, was unsuccessful. Last season, Blaine Forsythe resigned which left the soccer team without an assistant coach, so the Athletic Director, Dale Otte, has stepped in and applied for the job. Otte coached at Valley for 6

Van Wyk and Vander Molen Eclipse 1,000 points

The third week of January 2017 was a historic one for both Pella High basketball programs as Ryan Van Wyk and Katie Vander Molen both scored their 1,000th point for each of their respective careers. Both Van Wyk and Vander Molen have been varsity players for all four years of high school and have been

Track Season 2017

Track season is quickly approaching; both the boys’ and the girls’ track teams started practices on February 13. Last year, the boys placed first at the 3A boys state track meet, and the girls placed second as runners up of the girls 3A state track meet. After that successful season, expectations are high for this

Wrestling – 100 Wins

The Pella Wrestling team had two athletes who have wrestled on varsity since their freshmen year. They have been some of the most successful wrestlers in the program. Seniors Ethan Speltz and Ashton Messer both surpassed the 100 win mark this season. They became only the 7th and 8th wrestlers in the Pella program to

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