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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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HTC grads start stopwatch on the rest of their lives

May 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The keynote speaker at Sunday’s Holy Trinity Catholic’s graduation ceremony challenged the class to not procrastinate….the stopwatch has started. Matt Mohrfeld, a 1974 graduate of Marquette High School [Read More…]

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Central Lee 2nd at home invite

May 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON 3rd, Holy Trinity 4th at Green Acres in Donnellson Saturday BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – Jadon Hawk shot a 14-over 86 at Saturday’s Central Lee Invitational at Green Acres Golf Club in Donnellson [Read More…]

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HTC girls hand Mt. Pleasant first loss

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEST POINT – A strong second half pushed Holy Trinity Catholic to a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten Mt. Pleasant at South Park to highlight girls soccer action. Sophomore Claire Pothitakis continued her [Read More…]

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Crusader boys knock off Central Lee

April 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – Blake Crabtree recorded 19 saves in Holy Trinity Catholic’s 1-0 win over Central Lee in boys high school soccer action Tuesday night in Donnellson. Audrae Vincent found the net with just [Read More…]

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HTC girls cut Wapello match short by 10 goals

April 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Holy Trinity girls stayed unbeaten on the year with a 11-1 win over visiting Wapello to highlight girls soccer action Thursday night. Sophomore Claire Pothitakis scored her eight goal [Read More…]

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Box named MVP of hoops all-star game

April 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS – Holy Trinity Catholic senior Emily Box was named Most Valuable Player at the Iowa Girls Coaches Association’s Larry Niemeyer All-Star game this weekend in Cedar Rapids. Box scored 13 points and had [Read More…]

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Menke takes 3rd in 400 at Danville junior high meet

April 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DANVILLE – Holy Trinity’s Rachel Menke captured third place in the girls 400-meter dash Tuesday at the Danville Junior High Co-Ed Invitational. Menke’s time of 1:15.27 was eight seconds off the pace of New London’s [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity boys win 2-1 at BHS

April 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – Junior Blake Crabtree racked up seven saves in Holy Trinity Catholic’s 2-1 win over Burlington Saturday in Burlington. Head Coach Ryan Culbertson said Crabtree probably had his best game from the keeper position. [Read More…]

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HTC sends science, quiz bowl kids off to state

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic had a multiple program state send off on Wednesday. The schools Quiz Bowl team won the Southeast Iowa Superconference championship and headed to the State Quiz Bowl this weekend. [Read More…]

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