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Bluegill, bass, channel cats all biting this week

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SOUTHEAST IOWA – The following is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources fishing report for the week ending Sept. 25, 2019 for southeast Iowa. Big Hollow LakeWater temperature is in the mid-70’s. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are [Read More…]

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Little Hounds move to 2-0

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s junior high football teams stayed perfect on the season with 7th and 8th grade wins over West Burlington on Tuesday night. Teague Smith had two touchdown runs [Read More…]

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Crusaders find heart in win over BND

September 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – “These girls are better than they think they are,” said Holy Trinity Catholic girls volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier Tuesday night. Freesmeier was all kinds of fired up after [Read More…]

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Wagner takes 305 Sprint feature at Pepsi Speedway

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN NEALPepsi Lee County Speedway DONNELLSON – After three weeks since the 2019 regular season points ended, the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa returned to action on a rare Saturday in September. [Read More…]

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Tigers send No. 5 HTC home in four sets

September 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS NEW LONDON — Hit after hit was sailing out of bounds, and Holy Trinity volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier felt helpless. The Crusaders’ four-game loss to New London on Thursday night was [Read More…]

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PCC releases new livestream/podcast show

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Pen City Current is going live…at least they’re trying. Monday marked the first edition of a new afternoon sports talk program that features Fox Sports Radio Kansas City host [Read More…]

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Hellige 2nd at Van Buren Invite

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY PCC STAFF VAN BUREN – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Matt Hellige ran a 17:18.78 5K Tuesday night for second place overall at the Van Buren Invitational Tuesday evening. Hellige was the Class A champion all [Read More…]

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Hound 8th graders down Fairfield

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison eighth graders downed Fairfield 8-0 Tuesday afternoon on the road. Teague Smith scored from five yards out on the ground for the game’s only touchdown. Smith [Read More…]

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Little Hounds open season with win

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The 7th grade football team opened the season with a home win Tuesday against Fairfield.  The Little Hounds won 28-8.  Brody Cashman scored two touchdowns along with Logan Pennock and [Read More…]

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Fort Madison girls fall to BHS

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls volleyball team dropped it’s second straight conference match Tuesday night on the road to Burlington, 17-25, 16-25, 21-25. Head Coach Kent Bailey said the [Read More…]

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Wholly smokes – Hounds start year 2-0 again

September 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – “Wholly smokes”. Those were the words of Fort Madison Bloodhound head coach Derek Doherty after Friday night’s 26-14 win over West Burlington on the road. Not because the [Read More…]

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Central Lee gives up 82 on road at Mepo

September 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPen City Current Sports MEDIAPOLIS — Central Lee’s two fourth-quarter touchdowns changed the zero on the Hawks’ side of the scoreboard. But coach Nick Ehret pointed out the reality after Friday’s 82-14 loss [Read More…]

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Hounds win Keokuk boys XC meet

September 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dennis, Kester, and McVey finished 2-4 in girls run BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – Anthony Barnes captured eighth place at the Keokuk Cross Country meet on Thursday, but it was a pack of Hounds [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds drop first conference match

September 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FAIRFIELD – Fort Madison took the first set off perennial foe Fairfield Tuesday night, but couldn’t hold off the 13th-ranked Lady Trojans in the final three sets dropping the conference opener [Read More…]

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HTC girls go 4-2 at Bondurant-Farrar

September 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF BONDURANT – The Holy Trinity Crusaders won four of six matches at Saturday’s Bondurant-Farrar tourney with one of the losses coming to Class 4As 7th-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock. The Crusader’s, ranked 6th in [Read More…]

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Baxter’s youth football registration extended

August 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Baxter Sports Complex, in conjunction with Fort Madison Football, Inc., has extended the registration for this fall’s flag football program. The program is coordinated with the football coaching staff at Fort Madison [Read More…]

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HTC shakes off early serve woes to sweep Danville

August 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After shaking off the typical first game jitters, the 6th-ranked Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders glided to a sweep of visiting Danville in the season opening volleyball action at [Read More…]

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Hawks, Hounds ready for week 1 clash

August 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON- Heading into the fourth-consecutive season of the Lee County rivalry between the Hounds and the Hawks, Central Lee has a chance to even the series between the two programs [Read More…]

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6th-ranked Crusaders look for next group to roll in

August 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With a 2018 Class 1A state-runner up volleyball banner on the wall at Shottenkirk Gymnasium, Holy Trinity Catholic is reloading for another run at at state. The Crusaders [Read More…]

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Baxter Sports Complex offers flag football program

August 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – In conjunction with Fort Madison Football, Inc. , Baxter Sports Complex is proud to offer the youth flag football league once again. Working closely with the football coaching staff at [Read More…]

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Dale gets first win of year Pepsi Speedway

August 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fullenkamp comes from 9th to take runner-up in Compact feature BY BRIAN NEALPepsi Lee County Speedway DONNELLSON – After taking a scheduled week off, the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa returned to action [Read More…]

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Gus Macker this weekend on riverfront in Burlington

July 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – On Saturday morning August 3, 148 teams from all over the region will converge on the downtown Burlington riverfront for the 2nd Annual Burlington, Iowa Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.  Almost 600 players, comprised [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds’ Powers, Williams named first-team all-conference

July 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Golowach, Dennis make second team with Keokuk’s Arrowood and Thompson BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – The Southeast Conference all-conference selections for softball were released today with either a Fort Madison or Keokuk player [Read More…]

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Bass fishing has brighter outlook in latest reports

July 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is the weekly Iowa Department of Natural Resources weekly fishing report for the week ending Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for southeast Iowa. Iowa River (Columbus Junction to Mississippi River)The Iowa River is rising [Read More…]

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Reichelt named to 1st team All-SEC baseball squad

July 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Bloodhounds Cordray, Vasin Thurman, and Chiefs Dalton Boecker selected for 2nd team BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS The 2019 Southeast Conference all-conference teams have been released and Fort Madison and Keokuk were well represented across the [Read More…]

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Hawks knock off top-ranked Wilton for Class 2A state berth

July 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Hawks dismantle Wilton pitching as Weirather tosses shutout to head to state baseball tournament Monday. BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS WASHINGTON- Coming into Tuesday night’s Class 2A Substate championship game, Central Lee knew it was going [Read More…]

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