Messenger News Columnsen-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 16:18:14 EDTSun, 23 Oct 2016 16:18:14 EDT end of the innocence sports fans are sequential critics these days. It's a very unattractive result of our instant-gratification, social media-driven society.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTHard work has turned FDSH into a contender impressive new 8-by-21 foot panel listing all of the Fort Dodge swim program's school records now conspicuously sits high above the Dodger pool. Maybe the athletic department should have invested in a dry erase board instea.Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTA sizeable problem are typically a number of variables on the football field that ultimately determine whether this will be a Hawkeye or Cyclone state in any given year. Home-field advantage. Quarterback play. Special teams. Turnovers. Red-zone efficienc.Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSeasoned by the seasons me preface this by saying I am in no way, shape or form marginalizing the efforts and accomplishments of high school students who participate in just one sport. I don't want to turn this into an ''us vs. them'' column.Fri, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTHome-field advantage the 47th consecutive season, state softball champions will be crowned in Fort Dodge at the end of this week. The five days of tournament action at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex always seem to go by in a flash.Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT