Category: Sports

The Dutch at the Well

Pella High is no stranger to excellence on the basketball court; this year was no exception. The Dutch made it to the state quarterfinals before being outplayed by a very tall Sergeant Bluff-Luton team. Seniors Treyton Sturgeon and Logan Shetterly lead Pella to a 19-6 record while Shetterly passed 1,000 points in his high school […]

Super Bowl LIV

Seniors Blake, Drake, and Andrew cover the highlights and low points of each team competing in Super Bowl 54.

NCMP boys swim team gets a new head coach

The Newton Colfax-Mingo Pella (NCMP) boys are beginning their season of high school swimming, and this year they have a new coach. Replacing Coach Sarah Patterson, who had been the head coach of the team for the past three years, Coach Steve Jones begins his first season as the NCMP head coach. Jones has had […]

Student-Athletes plan their futures

Mason Huerter Q: Do you plan to continue playing football in college? A: I am pursuing playing football in college but have not officially decided yet. If I don’t play football, I will either attend UNI for construction management or go straight into the workforce and take online courses and get a 4-year degree that […]

The 2019 Lady Dutch Volleyball season

The Pella Dutch volleyball team has had a challenging season. According to senior leaders Courtney Thompson and Emma Pleima the Lady Dutch had highs and lows throughout the season.  “We had a lot of good games, we beat the #9 ranked Knoxville at our home tournament which was really good for us, and we also […]

2019 Pella Girls’ Cross Country: High Hopes

The Cross Country season is coming to an end, with only a few meets left.  Soon these girls will be done with their season. With five new freshman girls, the team size was increased and many new bonds were made.  “Cross Country this year has been the most enjoyable thing about highschool for me. I’ve […]

2019 shooting team update

Four high school students attended the Shooting National Championships in Marago, Ohio during the third week of July. Senior Grace Eisenbarth placed 2nd place in Varsity Ladies Double Skeet, and she was also part of the squad who placed 3rd in open skeet.  Junior Elizabeth Eisenbarth and sophomore Haley Starmer were also part of the […]

2019 Fall Sports Highlights

XC highlight- The 2019 cross country guys team, is full of newcomers and freshman. The freshman guys have a wide depth in talent. During the second meet at Pella, there was what cross country calls a pack. This is when multiple runners from the same team, finish very close together. The pack on our team […]

Pella Cheer Clinic

The Pella High Cheer team had a cheer clinic for little girls that are in 1st grade to 5th grade on October 9. The girls went to the clinic at Madison Elementary to learn a routine. Then they performed that routine Friday night, during the first quarter of the Pella vs. Osky football game. For […]

Aquagirls unite as a team

As this school year has begun, so have this year’s fall sports, including the girl’s high school swim team. The NCMP Aquagirls come from several towns in the area to swim at Newton as one team. Twelve members come from Pella, driving up each weekday after school and several Saturdays for swim practices. In addition, […]