Pella’s boys’ basketball team is ranked second in the new Associated Press Class 3A rankings. The only team in front of the Dutch is Little Hawkeye Conference foe Dallas Center-Grimes. Those two will square off Friday, January 8 in Pella. Knoxville’s boys received votes in that 3A poll. Elsewhere, Pella Christian received votes in Class 2A. And Keota is ranked ninth in the new Class 1A rankings, with Montezuma and North Mahaska receiving votes.
Checking the latest girls’ rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Grinnell is ranked tenth in Class 4A, and in Class 1A, Montezuma is ranked ninth and North Mahaska 14th.