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January 16, 2019


Cheerleader Jackie Wieser goes to All-State

Senior Jackie Wieser was selected to be part of the All-State cheerleading squad.  The All-State Cheerleading team is a selected squad of only 32 cheerleaders from schools that are all across the state. Over 200 girls tryout for the squad every year. The tryouts are in October. After tryouts, the judges determine who the 32

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

Freshman Ryan Hancock Qualifies for State Wrestling

Freshman Ryan Hancock qualified for state by winning his districts bracket. He was the first person to do this since Levi Azinger in 2014. Hancock was pinned in 2:34 during his first match by Nick Miller of Wauke. In Hancock’s second match, he was pinned in 3:16 by Kaden Kams of Waterloo West. Watch the

Bowling Q/A with Matthew Dejong

Q.Have you enjoyed your season so far? A. I’ve enjoyed the season and the success of bowling this year. I loved working with the team and coaches this year as well. Q.When did you first become interested in bowling? A. I first became interested in bowling after I got diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which meant

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