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Freesmeier to receive IGHSAU’s Golden Plaque

November 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier is the 2019 volleyball recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction. Freesmeier will be honored before the start of [Read More…]

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Schiller holding local exhibit for Nepalese art works

November 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST POINT – Donnellson resident, and founder of Rebuild Nepal Education Foundation, Ernie Schiller is putting together an art exhibit to display and sell art work from Nepalese children. Schiller has made [Read More…]

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HTC 8th graders roll in opener

November 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC SPORTSWINFIELD MT. UNION – Holy Trinity girls junior high basketball team split in it’s season opener The 8th grade girls won 40-18 behind 16 points from Natalie Randolph. Mary Kate Bendlage had 13. [Read More…]

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Crusaders one match from return to Cedar Rapids

October 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOSAUQUA – It’s was about 48 minutes of volleyball and suddenly Seymour’s season was over. The Lady Warriors put up very little struggle as the 8th-ranked Holy Trinity Crusaders rolled to [Read More…]

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HTC hitting October stride with sweep of Nikes

October 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC STAFF FORT MADISON – There is a different level, even with inexperience, for Holy Trinity’s volleyball team once it gets into the postseason.It showed in Monday’s 25-12, 25-19, 25-20 win over Notre [Read More…]

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Fort Madison struggles at Mepo quadrangular

October 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF MEDIAPOLIS – The Lady Hounds struggled with some stiff competition at Thursday’s quadrangular at Mediapolis. The girls fell to Class 2A’s second-ranked Mediapolis 12-25, 11-25 and then lost to Class 1A No. [Read More…]

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Hellige takes 3rd at Superconference meet

October 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FAIRFIELD – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Matt Hellige was 19 seconds off the pace at the Southeast Iowa Superconference meet Monday at Fairfield’s Waterworks Park. The senior, who’s ranked 16th in Class 1A, as of the [Read More…]

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Hellige 5th at Hillcrest Academy Invite

October 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

IOWA CITY – Holy Trinity senior Matt Hellige was just 13 seconds off the pace at the Hillcrest Academy Invitational held at Iowa City Regina Monday night. The Invitational features some of the area’s bigger [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity girls sweep WACO

October 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic’s girls volleyball team moved to 18-7 overall and 5-2 in the Superconference with a sweep of WACO on Thursday night at home. The Crusaders are ranked [Read More…]

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HTC takes 3rd, Central Lee 4th at Superconference tourney

October 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC SPORTS BURLINGTON – The Holy Trinity Crusaders just missed taking Class 2A’s 4th-ranked Van Buren Warriors to a tiebreaker at the Southeast Iowa Superconference volleyball tournament Saturday at SCC. The Crusaders, ranked [Read More…]

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Hellige 37th at loaded Steve Johnson Invite

September 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WAVERLY – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Matt Hellige continues his stellar final high school cross-country year at the Wartburg College Steve Johnson Invitational Saturday. The 28-team, 186-runner event featured some of the [Read More…]

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HTC girls avenge loss to NL in conference pool win

September 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – The journey Holy Trinity’s volleyball team takes in the next few weeks may have had the path determined by the final points of Thursday’s SEI Superconference Tournament play. [Read More…]

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Lady Hawks take HTC Classic title

September 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It’s an odd feeling for a Fort Madison volleyball team to not be on the floor for the championship match of the annual Holy Trinity Classic. But that’s [Read More…]

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Lady Hawks, HTC girls both go 3-1 at Keokuk tourney

September 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Knoxville proved to a be thorn in the side of Lee County schools at the Keokuk Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. Holy Trinity Catholic advanced to the championship match against the [Read More…]

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HTC students named in National Merit program

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Jason Woodley, principal of Holy Trinity Catholic High School announced today that Wyatt Hellman and Samantha Pothitakis have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A [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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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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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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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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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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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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Hoyer producing a life behind the scenes

August 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KNOXVILLE, Tenn, – Her dream job would be to host a travel show on television simply because, well….she loves television and loves to travel. That makes perfect sense, but a lofty [Read More…]

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HTC transitions to new leadership structure

July 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – “This is the greatest show.” The affable HTC Elementary Principal Michael Sheerin compares Holy Trinity Catholic’s transition to split leadership at the HTC High School and brand-new elementary [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity releases final honor rolls

July 16, 2019 Kelsey Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its fourth quarter and second semester honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our advertisers and readers in congratulating these students on [Read More…]

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Slater airs concerns with shared baseball program

June 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison school official has expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the district’s shared baseball program with Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Fort Madison Superintendent Dr. Erin [Read More…]

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Shared program creating a buzz on the bases for Hounds

June 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – As the numbers of students playing organized sports appears to be shrinking, open enrollment taking it’s toll on almost every school, and school budgets get squeezed, shared programs [Read More…]

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HTC gets storm-shortened win over Mid-Prairie

May 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST POINT – Lightning struck, figuratively, with six minutes left in the first half of 9th-ranked Holy Trinity Catholic’s girls regional soccer game when senior Taylor Boeding blistered in a shot [Read More…]

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HTC bows out with 4-0 loss to physical West Liberty

May 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS MEDIAPOLIS – Holy Trinity Catholic boy’s soccer team was held scoreless in just four games over the course of the regular season. Meanwhile, the Crusaders’ second-round substate opponent in West Liberty [Read More…]

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