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Area NCC players honored

July 28, 2015 Humboldt’s Brenden Schnell, Connor Vitzthum and Austin Zylstra each earned unanimous all-North Central Conference first team baseball honors, the league announced recently. more »»

Local softball quintet recognized

July 28, 2015 Five Fort Dodge and St. Edmond softball players made all-district teams, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced recently. more »»

Gaels capture 3rd in state finale

July 25, 2015 Friday’s Class 2A third-place game marked a fitting finale for the St. Edmond softball team, and in particular, their four outgoing seniors. more »»

Area players in Shrine Bowl

July 25, 2015 CEDAR FALLS — Five Messenger-area football players will show their talents in the annual Iowa Shrine Bowl Saturday. more »»

Gaels stopped short

July 24, 2015 For St. Edmond to claim its first-ever state softball championship game berth, Paul Hunt knew three things needed to happen throughout the year. more »»

Rogers Park upgrades a rousing hit

July 24, 2015 Fans and media members are watching the state softball tournament from a new point of view this year, and the response to the latest round of renovations at Rogers Sports Complex has been... more »»

As good as it gets

July 23, 2015 There is just enough scandal and dysfunction in sports to summon the cynic in all of us. more »»

Finish up strong

July 23, 2015 The roller coaster ride that was the Fort Dodge softball season ended on a high note as the Dodgers claimed seventh place in the Class 4A state field with a 10-0 rout of Waverly-Shell Rock at the... more »»

Gaels play for finals berth

July 23, 2015 The top-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond softball team will be in a familiar — yet unfamiliar — position Thursday at the state tournament. The Gaels face N. more »»

Michalik settling in at FDSH

July 23, 2015 Julius Michalik’s first summer as the Fort Dodge girls basketball coach has been an exercise in patience — both for the Dodger players and the former Iowa State star himself. more »»

Gaels return to semis

July 22, 2015 An experienced St. Edmond softball team took care of business here Tuesday afternoon at Rogers Park. more »»

Rams do it again

July 22, 2015 BY TROY BANNING For the Messenger Efficient in the field and at the plate, fourth-ranked Greene County comfortably sailed into the state semifinals for the second straight year Tuesday evening on... more »»

Hogan does it again for Clear Lake

July 22, 2015 ALGONA — Postseason magic helped the St. Edmond baseball team reach a Class 2A substate final, but on Tuesday, the tables were turned in an improbable way. more »»

Fairfield stings Dodgers

July 22, 2015 This certainly isn’t the experience Fort Dodge had in mind when the state softball tournament began. more »»

Late twist of fate

July 21, 2015 When everything appears to be going as planned in softball, it can all change in the blink of an eye. more »»

Gaels target state baseball tournament

July 21, 2015 ALGONA — Nothing to lose and everything to gain. That’s the approach the St. Edmond baseball team (18-12 overall) is taking entering tonight’s Class 2A, Substate 2 final with No. 6 Clear Lake. more »»

The next level

July 20, 2015 Two years ago, the St. Edmond softball team hit the state tournament field with their eyes wide open. Many of those players are back now as the top-ranked (Class 2A) Gaels take aim at state gold. S. more »»

Together again

July 20, 2015 Opening day of the state softball tournament comes with an added twist this summer. more »»

Full circle

July 19, 2015 The Fort Dodge softball team recently sent Andi Adams a very simple message that brought a moment of clarity to five complicated seasons on the diamond together. more »»

Gaels storm back to clip SE Valley, win district title

July 19, 2015 POCAHONTAS — For a second straight tournament game, the St. Edmond baseball team proved it’s never over until it’s over. more »»



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