Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usSat, 25 Oct 2014 07:13:01 EDTSat, 25 Oct 2014 07:13:01 EDT denied in finale - For as proud as Matt Miller was of his team's resilience on Friday, the Fort Dodge football coach couldn't help but think about what might have been afterward.Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTPERFECTION Edmond's final playoff tuneup was never in doubt here Friday night.Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTBirnbaum to be inducted into Hall of Fame MOINES - Fort Dodge's Ed Birnbaum greeted the news of his National Wrestling Hall of Fame nomination with both reverence and humility. It still won't be the highlight of his career as an educator and a coach, though.Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTEleven Messenger-area teams reach playoffs Messenger-area teams advanced to the state playoffs. First round playoff action will be held on Wednesday night. In Class 3A Webster City and Humboldt advanced. Clarion-Goldfield advanced out of the Class 2A, District 2 field.Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTTritons face Ellsworth FALLS - For the Iowa Central football team, it all comes down to today. A win over long-time rival Ellsworth means a 15th bowl game for the Tritons (3-5 overall) in the last 17 seasons. Kickoff is set for 1 p..Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT