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Astor to head athletics, activities

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When it comes to athletics and activities, Kevin Astor has been a participant, an assistant, a head coach, a volunteer, a parent — and always an advocate. Astor’s sense of perspective comes from experiencing every corner of the high school spectrum on a personal basis. The 1984 Fort Dodge ...

SPECIAL REUNION

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When Miranda Treep saw her daughter, Anne, face-to-face for the first time in over nine months, her emotions quickly got the best of her. Anne, a foreign exchange student from Beemster, Netherlands, is a junior at Fort Dodge Senior High. When her mom, Miranda, made the 4,300-mile trip from ...

Drake Relays up next for area athletes

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DES MOINES — Chase McAlister is no stranger to competing inside Drake Stadium. But the South Central Calhoun senior and future Iowa State University runner will experience a “surreal feeling” this week when he runs on the famed blue oval at the Drake Relays. McAlister has qualified in ...

Tritons set school home run record

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The Iowa Central softball team established a new program record for home runs in just their 42nd game of the season during a doubleheader against Iowa Lakes on Wednesday. For good measure, the 13th-ranked (NJCAA, Div. II) Tritons capped a sweep of the Lakers with — fittingly — one last ...

DODGER GIRLS WIN AT THE NETS

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The Fort Dodge girls tennis squad picked up a 7-4 home victory over Des Moines North on Tuesday. Junior Kathryn Cochrane, freshman Ellie White, senior Brooke Erickson and senior Lizzie Baker were straight-set winners in both singles and doubles competition for the Dodgers. Cochrane, White and ...

Titan boys earn title in Manson

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MANSON — The South Central Calhoun boys edged Pocahontas Area at the finish line for the Manson Northwest Webster Cougar Relays title on Tuesday. The Titans finished with 148 points — six clear of the Indians (142). St. Edmond (75) clipped Southeast Valley (72) for fourth place. Spencer ...

Johnson wins again for Tritons

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Southeast Valley graduate Nolan Johnson earned another victory as the Iowa Central baseball squad defeated Indian Hills at Ed Barbour Field on Tuesday, 6-2. Johnson (2-0) worked six innings, scattering five hits and striking out a pair. The freshman surrendered only two earned runs for the ...

Dodger boys blank North

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys tennis team defeated Des Moines North 11-0 on Tuesday night. Chriss Hatton won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Nathan Blocker followed with a 6-4, 6-2 win. Dan Leigh and Lucas Buie combined to give up only one point winning 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 ...

Gaels roll past Bulldogs

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The St. Edmond boys tennis squad cruised to an 8-1 win over Hampton-Dumont on Tuesday. Gage Johnson (10-0 victory), Elijah Litwiller (10-6), Matt Kornder (10-6), Jonah Hindt (10-3) and Cooper Fleming (10-8) all came out on top in singles action for the Gaels. Johnson and Litwiller (10-6), ...

‘A NEW WAY TO COMPETE’

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The sport requires physical and mental toughness, resilience, and a special level of trust between teammates. The town is known for producing athletes who adhere to these principles. It seemed like only a matter of time before the youth of Fort Dodge would find their way to rugby — a game ...

NINE LIVES

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt girls track team flexed their muscle here Monday night, running away with the title at the Wildcat Relays. Behind nine event champions, Humboldt scored 190 points. North Central Conference rival Algona was second with 125.5 followed by Hampton-Dumont, Webster City, ...

Iowa Central cruises to Upper Midwest 7s crown

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COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. — The Iowa Central rugby team dominated their way to a spot at the upcoming Div. II 7s National Championships by winning the Upper Midwest 7s title here Saturday at the Madison United Rugby and Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex. The Tritons scored wins in pool play over ...

Wilbourn hired as CMU coach

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FAYETTE, Mo. — Central Methodist University decided earlier this year to begin a wrestling program for both men and women starting in the fall. Now, they have a head coach. Former Iowa Central national champion Terrel Wilbourn was introduced as the head men’s coach by the school ...

Lard will enter NBA Draft

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AMES — Cam Lard has elected to enter the upcoming NBA Draft, the now-former Iowa State Cyclone announced on Monday. “After meeting with my mother and consulting with Coach (Steve) Prohm and his staff, I have decided to enter the NBA Draft with an agent, with the goal of pursuing my dream ...

Dodgers win eight events

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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge boys track team placed third here Monday at the Mohawk Invitational hosted by Mason City. The Mohawks were crowned team champions with 207 points. Decorah was second with 163 and the Dodgers scored 154. Fort Dodge captured three individual events and five ...

Gollob, sprint medley second for FD girls

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls track team competed here Monday night at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Marshalltown. Fort Dodge’s sprint medley relay of Tristin Doster, Martyne Lowrey, Tory Bennett and Aleaha Pommer placed second, with Kacee Gollob claiming silver in the shot put ...

Gibb second for Gaels at South Hamilton

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JEWELL — The St. Edmond boys golf team overcame tough conditions to top South Hamilton and Saydel here Monday in a triangular. The Gaels finished with a 186, six strokes ahead of South Hamilton. Saydel placed third with a 201. Andrew Gibb was runner-up after carding a 43, with Drew ...

Kinney cards a 46 for St. Edmond girls

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The St. Edmond girls golf team dropped a dual to South Hamilton here Monday at Lakeside Golf Course, 194-223. Rylee Kinney paced the Gaels with a 46, with South Hamilton’s Krista Swenson claiming medalist honors with a 40. Amanda Richman carded a 54, Clare Condon a 61 and Chloe Lewison a ...

Treep finishes 5th for Dodgers

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AMES — Anne Treep continued her strong spring golf season with a Top-5 finish here Monday at the Turk Bowman Invitational hosted by Ames at Veenker Golf Course. Waukee was crowned the team champion with a 356, with Ames placing second (389) and Atlantic (390) third. Fort Dodge was 10th ...

PERFECT TIMING

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FOREST CITY — Michaela Graffunder found herself the perfection situation to expand both her athletic career and life at Waldorf College. And the school benefited from the former South Central Calhoun and Iowa Central standout competing for the basketball team. Graffunder, a senior, was ...