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FD girls earn runner-up honors

February 25, 2015 DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls came up just shy of capturing a state championship on Tuesday. The Dodgers (2,807) finished 164 pins behind champion Keokuk (2,971) in the Class 2A team race. more »»

Indians edge St. Edmond in double overtime to advance

February 25, 2015 Tanner Youngberg had the chance to end Tuesday night’s marathon Class 2A district final against St. Edmond in the first overtime. His step-back jumper bounced off the rim. more »»

It takes a village

February 24, 2015 DES MOINES — They technically count as individual accomplishments, but the wrestling championships earned by Fort Dodge’s Sam Cook and Brody Teske on Saturday night weren’t won alone. Far from it. more »»


February 24, 2015 For Dave Birks, getting the opportunity coach his daughter at the girls state basketball tournament last season was a blessing. more »»

FDSH boys move on

February 24, 2015 URBANDALE – Sometimes cliches become cliches because they are true. Records in the postseason don’t matter. Defense wins championships. Teams that make their free throws win close games. more »»

Dodger teams head to state with high hopes

February 24, 2015 DES MOINES — Dreams of winning a Class 2A state title can become a reality here today for both the Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams. Action begins at 10 a.m. inside Plaza Lanes. more »»

Gaels back in action

February 24, 2015 Revenge will be on the minds of the St. Edmond boys when they face Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon in a Class 2A, District 3 final here this evening. Tip is set for 7 p.m. more »»

Newell-Fonda back at state

February 24, 2015 CLARION — The seventh-ranked Newell-Fonda girls are headed back to Des Moines. Punching their 11th state ticket in program history, the Mustangs (20-4 overall) earned a 57-46 victory over No. more »»

Jaeschke invited to combine

February 24, 2015 Cole Jaeschke’s dream of playing professional football took a giant step forward recently, as the former Prairie Valley standout was invited to the NFL’s Super Regional Combine in Marc. more »»

FD boys tip off postseason play

February 23, 2015 URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge boys basketball team gets a second chance to make a better impression against Des Moines North here Monday, and this is the one that matters most. more »»

Rivals MNW, SCC meet for girls state bid

February 23, 2015 Another trip to Des Moines is on the line for the No. 6 South Central Calhoun and eighth-ranked Manson Northwest Webster girls basketball teams here tonight. more »»


February 22, 2015 DES MOINES — The 1980s are often looked at as the gold standard for Fort Dodge wrestling, so when people started comparing this year’s Dodgers to their championship-level forefathers, the potential... more »»

Triton women fall to DMACC

February 22, 2015 The Iowa Central women were unable to capitalize on an emotional moment for a second straight weekend, dropping an 83-77 decision to Des Moines Area here Saturday afternoo. more »»

Triton men can’t top Bears

February 22, 2015 The Iowa Central men faced an uphill climb from the start here Saturday afternoon against second-ranked (NJCAA, Div. II) Des Moines Area Community Colleg. more »»

Three medals for Szalat

February 22, 2015 DES MOINES — Ryan Szalat ended his St. Edmond wrestling career in unchartered territory here Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. more »»

Area wrestlers shine

February 22, 2015 DES MOINES — Consolation action featured 10 area medalists here Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Among the highlights were three 4ths and a 5th. more »»

Triple threat

February 22, 2015 DES MOINES — Clarion-Goldfield/Dows’ trio of wrestlers rose to the occasion here Saturday night. more »»

Looking at nature through a lens

February 22, 2015 One of the questions nature photographer Gary Winch, of Fort Dodge, is frequently asked when people look at his photographs of grizzly bears and wolves is whether or not he’s afraid of them. He’s not. more »»

Indians state tourney bound

February 22, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Elle Ruffridge sat on the bench and dreamed the last time the Pocahontas Area girls’ basketball team suited up and took the floor at the state tournament. more »»

Generation next

February 21, 2015 DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge wrestling program continued to emerge as an upcoming contender Friday at Wells Fargo Arena. more »»



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