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ALTOONA– Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona. Over 650 guests witnessed over $250,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The Knoxville JV football team finished the year with a record of 2-6-1. Most of the games were shortened to two halves this year due to low numbers.

The Pleasantville Trojans posted a season record of 5 wins and 4 losses in 2019. The Trojans were 2-3 in Class 1A District 7 play falling to Pella Christian, Woodward-Granger and Interstate-35. The District victories came against Colfax-Mingo and Woodward Academy.

The Melcher-Dallas Saints won the Bluegrass Conference Eastern Division in volleyball with a perfect mark of 4-0.

The Knoxville Panther varsity volleyball team was ranked throughout much of the year. The squad finished the season at 25-8 overall and they captured their third straight South Central Conference Championship with an unblemished mark in the league at 6-0.

Katie Keitges officially signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at the University of Nebraska Omaha for the Mavericks.

Melcher-Dallas wrapped up a successful 2019 varsity volleyball season with a first round Class 1A Regional loss to the S.E. Warren Warhawks.

It is volleyball tournament time and the Pella Christian Eagles are feeling it. The Eagles made the trek across the river to visit Marion County neighbor, Pleasantville, Monday night and blew through the Pleasantville gym with the ferocity of a summer thunderstorm rolling through the county.

Melcher-Dallas junior J’Lyn Knutson battled a hip flexor injury throughout the 2019 cross country season.

Emery Sage represented the Melcher-Dallas Saints at the 2019 State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge. The senior was 23rd in the 1A field with a run of 17:12.

Twin Cedars finished the 2019 volleyball season with a mark of 7-15 overall. The Sabers dropped their final seven matches of the year.

It is volleyball tournament time and the Pella Christian Eagles are feeling it. The Eagles made the trek across the river to visit Marion County neighbor, Pleasantville, Monday night and blew through the Pleasantville gym with the ferocity of a summer thunderstorm rolling through the county.

Twin Cedars High School Principal Dave Roby stated, “Rylee (Dunkin) is not going to the state meet to get the other kids autographs, she is going to Fort Dodge to win.”

The Pleasantville Trojans saw their season come to a close at the 2019 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet in Williamsburg Thursday, Oct. 24.

Twin Cedars finished the 2019 varsity football season at 1-9 overall. The Sabers dropped their seventh straight game Friday to end the season.

The Knoxville Panther Walk, conducted by head football coach Eric Kellar takes place for every Friday night home football game.

Twin Cedars Cross Country Coach Trent Verwers stated, “Tough, tough, tough competition.”

Norah Pearson, Knoxville Panther freshman, was the star of the show for the cross country team Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Class 3A State Qualifying Meet in Pella.

The Knoxville Panthers had a top four finish at the Knoxville Volleyball Invite Saturday.

Pleasantville finished the 2019 portion of the regular season at 16-8 overall after playing alphabet soup.

The Knoxville Panther Middle School Cross Country boys’ team was second to Davis County. The Mustangs won the league title in Osceola Oct. 15 with 28 points. The Panthers totaled 53 points overall.

The Melcher-Dallas Saints came up on the short end of an 80-36 loss to the Meskwaki Warriors Friday night at home in 8-Man Football action.

When two good football teams collide the outcome is often determined by turnovers and such was the case Friday night when the Knoxville Panthers tangled with the Indians in Oskaloosa. On a blustery evening the turnovers were plentiful, five by Knoxville and four by the Indians.

The championship for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com came down to the last event!

It became a three-peat for the Knoxville Panther volleyball team as they swept past the Centerville Redettes 25-15, 25-7, 25-16.

The Melcher-Dallas Saints knocked off the Moulton-Udell Eagles 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 in Bluegrass Conference volleyball action Thursday, Oct. 10 in Melcher.

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