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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Alburnett's Hunter Washburn was denied a shot at four state titles.It eventually led to him missing out on a third medal as well.Washburn was injured during a quarterfinal loss to Lisbon's top-ranked Carter Happel, hindering him in an 11-2 lost to Audubon's Jake Mulford ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

One just isn't enough for Alburnett’s wrestling program.The Pirates aren’t content with winning last year’s state duals. They won’t even be satisfied with only one gold trophy this year.Greed for golden bounty is acceptable in this case. Top-ranked Alburnett will attempt to match last year’s ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 27, 2013 | No comments

ALBURNETT - Kane Thompson faced a dilemma.As he prepared the Alburnett wrestling room the day before the start of official practice, he debated about displaying a large poster commemorating last year's state championship finish that was donated by a group from The Marines. He was grateful for the gift ...

Author: Grant Burkhardt | January 21, 2013 | No comments

Alburnett head wrestling coach Kane Thompson joined the set of KCRG-TV9's "On Iowa Live" along with reporter K.J. Pilcher and former Hawkeye Mark Ironside to talk prep wrestling on Monday night.

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - The pillow will feel a little softer, the bed cozier and the dreams more pleasant.They are a reward for a job well done, and Alburnett senior Grant Henderson earned it.Henderson scored three unanswered points to avenge a loss to West Delaware's Jake ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 3, 2013 | No comments

ALBURNETT - The Alburnett wrestling team has the firepower, so the Pirates took it upon themselves to promote it.Class 1A top-ranked Alburnett wanted to display it for fans, inviting members of the community to "Pack The Gym" for a "White Out" for one of its few ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 4, 2012 | 2 comments

 WINTHROP — One team. One family. One mission.The saying sprawled on the back of Alburnett wrestling sweatshirts provides a blunt message of the Pirates goal to be No. 1 in the state.Alburnett took its first step in trying to improve two straight third-place finishes in Des ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 26, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Alburnett was one of five schools making its debut at the Iowa High School Athletic Association State Duals tournament Saturday.The fourth-seeded Pirates topped that by becoming the only one of those teams to post a victory, topping Manson-Northwest Webster, 46-24, in the Class ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 25, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Saturday will mark a first for the Alburnett and Williamsburg wrestling programs.Both will make their debut in the Iowa High School Athletic Association State Duals wrestling tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center, beginning at 10 a.m. The Pirates are seeded fourth int ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 15, 2011 | No comments

Different weights, different classes but the same goals.The wrestling careers of Alburnett's Christopher Halblom and Williamsburg's Austin Blythe have run parallel, but both are hoping they intersect. If that happens, they will join a select group of Iowa high school wrestlers.Halblom and Blythe will attempt to ...

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