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Bendlage named 1st Team All-State

FORT MADISON - Holy Trinity junior Mary Kate Bendlage was a first-team selection on the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 1A all-state volleyball teams announced Tuesday. Teammate Presley …

Rebels end Crusaders' year in state quarterfinals

CORALVILLE — The crucible of the state volleyball tournament magnifies every little error, and every big hit. Holy Trinity’s 25-20, 14-25, 25-14, 25-22 loss to Gladbrook-Reinbeck in …

Freesmeier: HTC girls need to believe

FORT MADISON - New site, but basically the same Crusaders Holy Trinity is back at the Class 1A state volleyball tournament, a year after making it to the semifinals. Almost all of the key players …

Third time's a charm

BURLINGTON — The final point of the biggest match of Holy Trinity’s volleyball season fell softly to the Johannsen Gym court, and a season’s worth of frustration — heck, two …

Crusaders regroup to down WACO

The Crusaders now take on Burlington Notre Dame for the Class 1A Region 8 championship and a state tournament berth. The game is Wednesday night at Burlington High School at 7 p.m.

FORT MADISON - The difference for Holy Trinity in Monday’s Class 1A regional semifinal against WACO was the game the Crusaders lost. The 25-6, 23-25, 28-26, 25-17 win for the Crusaders was built on …
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Crusaders sweep through field at Mepo quadrangular

MEDIAPOLIS - Holy Trinity Catholic swept through the field at the year-end Mediapolis Quadrangular Thursday night dropping just one set on the night. The Crusaders started slow with a 16-25 loss …

Rump wins X-Country conference meet

FAIRFIELD - Avery Rump and Washington's Iris Dahl have run 1-2 at 5Ks across southeast Iowa this year in girls high school cross country action. That trend continued as the Fort Madison freshman …

Crusaders finding balance at the right time

DANVILLE — October has a different feel, and Holy Trinity’s volleyball team knows it.Postseason is approaching, and the No. 10 (Class 1A) Crusaders are playing their best volleyball at …

Crusaders hold Central Lee at bay

Central Lee has been a team that has tested Holy Trinity in volleyball the last two seasons.The Hawks have won the last two SEI Superconference South Division regular-season matches against the …

Crusaders breeze past Van Buren County

FORT MADISON - It was a night for aces.Holy Trinity’s 25-9, 25-19, 25-14 win over Van Buren in Tuesday’s SEI Superconference South Division match at Shottenkirk Gym was all about the …