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Power surge

July 11, 2015 Jaci Stumpf admitted that her top-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond softball team was given a wake-up call earlier this week to open postseason play. more »»

Dodgers deck No. 6 East

July 11, 2015 Blake Utley’s Fort Dodge baseball team is rounding into form with the postseason just a handful of innings away. The Dodgers easily defeated another ranked opponent here Friday, drubbing N. more »»

Dodgers host Spencer in 4A opener

July 11, 2015 Plenty of unfinished business lies ahead for the sixth-ranked Fort Dodge softball team. Andi Adams’ Dodgers (23-16 overall) will host Spencer (11-15) in a Class 4A, Region 1 semifinal here tonight. more »»

City tourney tees off today

July 11, 2015 A strong field of contestants are on the course beginning Saturday morning for the 35th annual Messenger city golf tournament, sponsored by Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota. more »»

Steady senior influence

July 10, 2015 Drew Hansen has found a way to overcome adversity in his senior year for the Fort Dodge baseball team. more »»

Gaels escape

July 9, 2015 The top-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond softball team was able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after Wednesday night’s postseason opener at Rogers Park. more »»

St. Edmond's Shanks earns career win No. 500

July 9, 2015 CLEAR LAKE — It was a milestone night for St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks here Wednesda. more »»

City golf sign-up period continues

July 9, 2015 Registration continues for this weekend’s 35th annual Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota City Golf Tournament, presented by The Messenger. The two-day event begins on Saturday. more »»

Dodgers sweep No. 7 Rams

July 9, 2015 PLEASANT HILL — Building some late-season momentum, the Fort Dodge baseball team swept a doubleheader from No. 7 (Class 4A) and defending state champion Southeast Polk here Wednesda. more »»

FD softball splits ranked clash

July 9, 2015 ANKENY — The sixth-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge softball team ended their regular season with a split against No. 8 (5A) Ankeny Centennial here Wednesday. more »»


July 8, 2015 Career win No. 500 will have to wait at least one more game for St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks. more »»

Dodgers bringing light to their home field

July 8, 2015 In its own symbolic way, the Fort Dodge baseball community is about to capture a moment similar to what the Chicago Cubs and their fans experienced 27 years ago. more »»

Dodgers roll in road sweep

July 8, 2015 AMES — The sixth-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge softball team returned to action here Tuesday night with a sweep of Ames. Scores were 5-0 and 8-3. more »»

No. 1 Gaels meet Titans in opener

July 8, 2015 The St. Edmond softball team enters postseason play this evening where they are hoping to finish it. more »»

Leading by example

July 6, 2015 During his time at St. Edmond, Ryan Szalat has served as a role model both on and off the playing field. more »»

A special experience

July 3, 2015 Lani Van Zyl wasn’t looking for attention or even closure when she took the field for Fort Dodge’s Senior Night on Wednesday. more »»

Gaels defeat North Union

July 3, 2015 Some coaches might be upset about a close victory right before postseason play. Not Paul Hunt. Hunt’s fifth-ranked (Class 2A) St. more »»

Gaels defeat Garrigan

July 3, 2015 ALGONA — Snapping a mini-two game losing streak, the St. Edmond baseball team downed Bishop Garrigan by a 6-3 final here Thursday night. more »»

Undisputed champs

July 2, 2015 The fifth-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond softball team can scratch off one of their season-long goals. more »»

Valley takes two from FD baseball team

July 2, 2015 Any momentum built by the Fort Dodge baseball team recently came to at least a temporary halt against West Des Moines Valley here Wednesda. more »»



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