Pella Christian’s Hayden Vroom has been selected as the Class 1A recipient of the Ed Thomas Award – Each year, the Iowa Football Coaches Association recognizes one young man from each football playing classification with the Ed Thomas Award. Coach Thomas was tragically taken from our coaching ranks in 2009. He was a man of character and integrity. He worked just as hard to teach his players how to be great young men as he did to be great football players. Applicants are selected on the basis of the three things that were the most important to Coach Thomas: FAITH, FAMILY, and FOOTBALL.
Despite a hot and sunny first day at the 2018 State Track and Field Meet many area athletes were not phased and generated numerous top finishes. Pella’s Emily Vos had herself a day qualifying for the finals in both the 100m and 200m dashes with a pair of top three finishe, including a new school record in the 200m; Teammate Annika Pingel was right behind in the 200m placing second. For a squad that is looking for a team championship, the Lady Dutch got a big boost in points from the 4x800m relay team placing fifth when they had the 10th fastest time coming into the day. Pella Christian’s Allison Van Gorp has a promising future ahead, as the freshman placed sixth in the shot put. A notable finish for Knoxville yesterday was Abbey Jackson placing eighth in the 400m dash. PCM’s Noah Anderson also had a big day as he finished first in the preliminary round in the 200m and third in the 100m. Teammate Preston Van Wyk also qualified in both events including cracking the top eight in the 200m dash by .02 seconds.