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Pickford club wrestlers place at annual meet

April 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON -Jakob McGowan took first place in the 152 lb. bracket at Saturday’s annual Mick Pickford Freestyle Tournament held at Fort Madison High School. McGowan’s top finish came with three wins including [Read More…]

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Hayes rolled with all the punches

February 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – The best stories are those that come with happy endings, but sometimes stories deserve to be written even when the end is met with heartbreak. Fort Madison’s Sam [Read More…]

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Hayes suffers injury, Settles will make podium

February 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – Fort Madison junior Danen Settles will step on the podium at Des Moines’ Wells-Fargo arena on Saturday in his second trip to the state wrestling tournament. But exactly [Read More…]

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Settles, Hayes get pins to move to Friday tourney action

February 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – Despite a disappointing first round of wrestling Thursday at the state wrestling tournament, Fort Madison will send two Bloodhounds after a spot on the podium Friday. Junior Danen [Read More…]

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Hounds geared up for district meet Saturday

February 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

3A DISTRICT WRESTLING PREVIEW – Settles, Cordray looking for return trips to state; 6th-ranked Hayes poised for run BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds have had an undulating regular [Read More…]

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Hayes returns to mat; leads Hounds to 3rd at Fairfield

January 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FAIRFIELD – Fort Madison took 3rd place at the Southern Iowa Classic Wrestling tournament in Fairfield. Senior Sam Hayes returned after several weeks for health reasons and continued right where he [Read More…]

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Little Hounds go 14-4 at home triangular

January 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Junior High Wrestling team wrestled in a home triangular meet Tuesday with Keokuk and Mt. Pleasant.  The Little Hounds went 14-4 for the night.  Joe Hartman, Emmett [Read More…]

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Hounds take back conference wrestling title

January 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – For the first time since 2013, the Fort Madison Bloodhounds will put some numbers on the wrestling conference champion banner hanging in the HoundDome. Despite taking advantage [Read More…]

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Lozano, Kruse and Cordray capture 2nds at J-Hawks Invite

January 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF CEDAR RAPIDS – Seniors Elton Kruse and Dayne Cordray, and junior Diego Lozano all captured second place finishes for the Fort Madison Bloodhound wrestlers at Saturday’s J-Hawk Invitational at Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The [Read More…]

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FM youth wrestlers take 7 firsts at WB/ND

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison Wrestling Club captured seven first-place finishes at the Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington Youth Wrestling Tournament on Friday. Those taking first place include Bo Brecount, Beau Wagner, Keelynd Ross, Clifford Stewart, [Read More…]

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Pennock, Sokolik get three wins at FMMS meet

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – FMMS hosted a quadrangular wrestling meet Monday with Keokuk, Washington, and Fairfield.  The Little Hounds won 16 matches against four losses. Aiden Pennock had three pins and Daniel Sokolik also [Read More…]

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Bloodhounds take 2nd at FM Invitational

December 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A title match at 195 lbs pitting the Nos. 3 and 5 wrestlers in the state highlighted the 17-team Fort Madison Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Bloodhounds’ senior [Read More…]

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Bloodhounds down Mt. Pleasant ahead of Invitational

December 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds downed Mt. Pleasant 45-31 Thursday night prior to Friday and Saturday’s Fort Madison Invitational Tournament at FMHS. Senior Sam Hayes down the Tigers’ Trevor Wellington in [Read More…]

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Little Hounds go 18-4 at own meet

December 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – FMMS hosted a triangular meet on Tuesday with Keokuk and Ottumwa. Fort Madison won 18 matches and lost only four.  Joe Hartman, Hayden Woolever, Tanner Settles, Christian Vincent, Teague Smith, [Read More…]

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Little Hounds win 20 at Tuesday quadrangular

December 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison Junior High wrestling team had a quadrangular meet Tuesday at Burlington. The four competing teams were Burlington, Fairfield, Mediapolis, and Fort Madison. The little Bloodhounds won 20 matches [Read More…]

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Hound matmen blow out Bulldogs

December 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF MEDIAPOLIS – FMHS wrestlers took advantage of nine forfeits enroute to a 78-6 dual win over Mediapolis on Thursday night. Fifth-ranked Sam Hayes won again pinning Daniel Hightower at 1:39. Junior Danen Settles [Read More…]

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5th-ranked Hayes takes 195lb title at Keen Invite

December 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF INDEPENDENCE – Fort Madison senior Sam Hayes rolled through a high-octane Cliff Keen Independence Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Independence. Hayes, rated 5th in the state at 195 in the most recent [Read More…]

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FMMS wrestlers go 22-5 at quadrangular

November 20, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Jr. High wrestled it’s first meet of the year in Burlington on Monday. Fort Madison, Washington, Mt. Pleasant, and Burlington participated in the quadrangular meet in [Read More…]

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Hounds say goodbye to senior grapplers

March 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – At Wednesday’s banquet for the Fort Madison Bloodhound wrestling team, the program said goodbye to four seniors including from left, Ryan Steffensmeier. Ryan was 1st team all-conference in the [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier to wrestle for state title Saturday

February 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DES MOINES – Bloodhound wrestling will add one more name to the list of grapplers who’ve wrestled for a state title. On Friday night, senior Harlan Steffensmeier, who wrestles for [Read More…]

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Bloodhound wrestlers win Southern Iowa Classic

January 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FAIRFIELD – FMHS senior wrestler Harlan Steffensmeier continues his record-breaking senior year. Steffensmeier took first place at the Southern Iowa Classic on Saturday at 152 lbs. Steffensmeier was also just the fourth [Read More…]

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