Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/category.detail/nav/5295/Sports Columnsen-usSat, 24 Sep 2016 19:53:28 EDTSat, 24 Sep 2016 19:53:28 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHard work has turned FDSH into a contenderhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611823.htmlAn 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 problemhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611613.htmlThere 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 seasonshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/610421.htmlLet 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 advantagehttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/599840.htmlFor 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 EDTCollective soulshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/599627.htmlThe Fort Dodge softball program often recites the mantra, ''team beats talent when talent isn't a tea.Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT