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

 DES MOINES - Carter Happel turned 17  years old today.He was going to make sure to visit his parents, Dawn and Dean, for a birthday gift. Unfortunately for them, it will pale in comparison to the present he provided to himself.Lisbon's top-ranked 132-pound sophomore scored a fall ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – The last time Cedar Rapids Jefferson won its home tournament Dick Briggs had much less gray hair and some of his staff hadn’t even wrestled a varsity match.Don’t forget the fact that his son, Kyle, and his J-Hawk teammates weren’t even alive.Jefferson ...

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

CLASS 3ALINN-MAR LIONS - High expectations accompany this season for Linn-Mar. The Lions are ranked 42nd nationally by InterMat after placing fifth at the 2013 state tournament and posting a 27-10 dual record. The Lions have 11 wrestlers back with starting experience and a ton ...

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: K.J. Pilcher | October 4, 2013 | No comments

The threat of possible severe weather has moved the Week 6 game between Iowa City Regina and Alburnett to 5:30 p.m.Alburnett Athletics Director Jeff Christopherson confirmed the Class 1A non-district game at Alburnett Stadium between the top-ranked Regals and host Pirates will kickoff two hours ...

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 ...

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