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The silent majority

September 19, 2014 The NFL needs an image reboot now more than ever. The stories of Charles Tillman and Devon Still are a good place to start. more »»

The moments when character truly counts

July 25, 2014 Sometimes a loss can be inspiring to witness. Sounds crazy, I know, but bear with me. This time of year brings ultimate levels of success and failure to the forefront at a rapid-fire pace. more »»

Better with age

July 21, 2014 The familiar feel of state tournament softball returns to Fort Dodge this week, with nearly 700 players and an expected 17,000 fans calling Rogers Sports Complex home for the next five days. more »»

Paying respects

June 21, 2014 With that vintage gleam in his eye and a quivering voice overcome by emotion, Dutch Huseman thanked the Fort Dodge Senior High family from the bottom of his heart at the inaugural Dodger induction... more »»

Vote of confidence

June 10, 2014 In a day and age often short on commitment, there is something very reassuring about the state softball tournament staying in Fort Dodge through the partnership’s golden anniversary. more »»

Mr. Reliable

May 7, 2014 It’s easy — and trendy — to be cynical about the NBA these days. There are plenty of reasons to pile on the criticism, especially in the wake of the Donald Sterling fiasco. more »»

Parable of a princess

April 29, 2014 The disease is far from unique, and the courageous stories of struggle and perseverance have been told before. more »»

More March magic?

April 29, 2014 We all know by now that the Big Dance can be — and typically is — a full-court free-for-all. There are no guarantees anymore. Not even in round one. Parity, for better or worse, is here to stay. more »»

Lasting impression

April 29, 2014 If there’s anything I’ve learned in 20 years of covering high school athletics, it’s the value of patience, persistence and perspective in sports. Almost always in that order. more »»

Quiet contenders

April 29, 2014 The St. Edmond girls basketball program has carved quite a niche for itself in the North Central Conference. more »»

Desert uprising

April 29, 2014 Before Fred Hoiberg became ‘‘The Mayor,’’ a different sharp-shooting guard was leading the Iowa State men’s basketball team to prominence. more »»

Still grinding that axe

April 29, 2014 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Plan B? These days, a good Internet rant and tell-all book threat seems to do the trick. more »»

Momentous occasion

April 29, 2014 Not so long ago, this game, this week and the season in general couldn’t get over fast enough for Iowa and Iowa State hoop fan. more »»

New heights

April 29, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — I’ve always found the end of a state tournament journey to be the best time for reflection and appreciation. I am disappointed for kids who are disappointed in themselves. more »»

At long last

April 29, 2014 It took Dick Tighe 60 seasons and 576 games to get here. The St. Edmond football program’s wait was nearly as long: 59 years, 531 trips to the field. more »»

Hawks, Cyclones fail to assuage

April 29, 2014 AMES — The answers never really came and plenty of doubt remained after Iowa’s tidy-turned-tenuous 27-21 victory over Iowa State here Saturday night. more »»

Something's gotta give

April 29, 2014 Conventional wisdom has pegged Saturday’s ‘‘Big Game’’ to be anything but big and not much of a game. more »»

Comfort zone

April 29, 2014 The state softball tournament arrived on Fort Dodge’s doorstep 43 years ago as a one-class, eight-team event. more »»

Picture perfect

April 29, 2014 Babe Ruth at Twin Lakes. The White Sox and Cubs christening the Dodger Stadium baseball field. Frank Gotch. Dick Tighe. Duane Twait. Dallas Clark. Lisa Kol. more »»

Action at the Am

April 29, 2014 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Colin Pearson became just the third player in Fort Dodge Amateur history to limbo the 200 barrier for the 54-hole event this past weeken. more »»



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