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March 24, 2019


Pella Boys Swimmer Profile: Carter Briggs

Pella High School has swimming as a winter sport just like basketball, bowling, and wrestling.  Senior Carter Briggs won districts and made it to state. Briggs was excited and proud that he got 1st place on the 100 breaststroke at the districts meet. He won with a time of 1:02.08, which is his best time.

Postseason Basketball Preview

As the regular season is winding down, both the Pella boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams are finishing strong. The girls have won seven out of eight including an impressive come from behind win against Dallas Center Grimes on Tuesday, February 5. The Lady Dutch’s postseason outlook looks great, sitting one game away from State.

Cheerleader Jackie Wieser goes to All-State

Senior Jackie Wieser was selected to be part of the All-State cheerleading squad after trying out in October.  The All-State Cheerleading team is an exclusive squad of only 32 cheerleaders selected from schools all across the state of Iowa. Over 200 girls tryout for the squad every year. After tryouts, the judges determine the top

Carter Briggs and Jacob Nedder on Pella Boys Swimming 2018-2019

The boys’ swim season has started, and Pella has two participants, senior Carter Briggs and junior Jacob Nedder. These boys take part in the NCMP (Newton, Colfax Mingo, and Pella) Boy’s Swim Team. Briggs has been swimming for six years, while his teammate Nedder has been swimming for eight.  According to Nedder and Briggs, swimming

Q and A with Lindsey Blommers

Q. What have been the high points of your season? A. Some high points from the season are that this is my senior year so it’s been fun to be a leader this year and have a team that looks up to me. This is the first year NCMP girls’ have beaten Linn-Mar ever in

Interview with Varsity Player on how season is going

The Pelladium met with senior Gabe Thomas before the final game of the regular season to talk about how he felt about the season so far. On Friday, October 19, Pella won the game against Grinnell 43-14. Next, they will be playing Xaxier in a playoff round on Friday, October 26.

Girls Cross Country pushes through their season

Even though the cross country team has put in a lot of effort through two-a-days in the summer and everyday practice, the season took a little longer to get started this year this fall. “We haven’t gotten as much racing experience lately with the weather,” said junior Ellie Roorda. With a couple rained out practices,

Emily Holterhaus on 2018 volleyball

Q: How does it feel to be one of the senior leaders? A: “I’m a captain for the varsity volleyball team.  The captains and I have to talk to officials before games. A responsibility of mine is to make sure the rest of the team knows where to be and what time. I have leadership

New Softball Coach

The Pella High School softball team has recruited a new coach for this season. Guidance Counselor Teresa Thompson will take on the task of coaching the team. Thompson played softball in high school and college, as well as being an assistant coach at Central College. “I love the sport, and I want to help the

Pella Shooting Team

Shooting season has started at Pella High, and the sky is getting cloudy from all the gun smoke. The team has received fifteen State Champion titles, and multiple students have achieved All-State titles. The Pella Shooting Club has three main events that shooters participate in. The events include skeet, trap, and sporting clays. The team

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