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Fort Dodge’s Long honored by IATO

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Fran Long was flattered, of course, when he first heard the 2018 John Lowry Distinguished Service Award would be presented to him by the Iowa Association of Track Officials. “I joked, though, that this is the kind of thing they give you when they hope you’re finally hang it up for good ...

Lynx hold off Gaels

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Henry Hoversten scored a career-high 31 points, Dylan Steen had a pair of big buckets in the fourth, and the Webster City boys held on for a 59-56 victory over St. Edmond here Friday night. Hoversten, who came into the night with 22 points over two games, hit on 15 of 17 from the field and ...

FD’s Ayala digs deep to earn CB Classic title

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Drake Ayala’s run to a second Council Bluffs Classic title was met with some adversity here Saturday evening. Ayala showed a flair for the dramatic, though, overcoming two third period deficits to defeat Totino-Grace’s Joey Thompson in the 113-pound championship, 5-4, ...

DOUBLE TROUBLE

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Nicole Muhlenbruch knows that opposing teams will focus on taking Taylor McKinney away as the season progresses. But Muhlenbruch is very confident in the others around McKinney stepping up on those nights. Friday, it was Grace Hoversten and Zoey Woodle, as the two combined for 23 points to ...

ICCC women rout Tigers, 68-39

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The Iowa Central women used a balanced attack and a strong inside presence to post a convincing 68-39 victory over Marshalltown here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Shariah Smith flirted with a triple-double, scoring a game-high 18 points with 10 rebounds ...

Unbeaten Warriors take down FD boys

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For nearly an entire half, Fort Dodge stood toe-to-toe with a Waukee squad that will almost certainly be perched at or near the top of Monday’s first Associated Press boys basketball rankings. The Warriors did pull away and dispatch the Dodgers, 73-39, in the CIML Iowa Conference opener for ...

Emmetsburg earns own invite crown

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EMMETSBURG — Behind four individual champions, host Emmetsburg was able to just get past Lake Mills for team gold here Saturday at the Bob Roethler Invitational. The E-Hawks scored 239.5 points, with Lake Mills placing second at 239. Storm Lake was third, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock ...

No. 4 Waukee too much for FD girls

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The Fort Dodge girls basketball team could use fourth-ranked Waukee as the blueprint for where their program hopes to be someday. Not necessarily from a depth or even a talent point of view, given the size differential between the two schools. More the pinpoint execution and relentless hustle ...

Two Webster City wrestlers unbeaten at Kennedy Duals

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WEBSTER CITY — Southeast Polk had no trouble flexing its wrestling muscle here Saturday, going a perfect 3-0 to claim the 10th annual Dick Kennedy Duals. Clear Lake was 2-1, with host Webster City going 1-2. Woodward-Granger rounded out the field at 0-3. Both Drake Doolittle and Camron ...

Ayala, Taylor, Smith unbeaten in CB

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — After the first day of the Council Bluffs Classic, top-ranked Drake Ayala, third-ranked Carson Taylor and fifth-ranked Kaden Smith are the remaining unbeaten Dodgers. Ayala (12-0) picked up three falls and a technical fall at 113 pounds and Taylor (12-1) had four falls at ...

St. Edmond wrestling preview

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VARSITY LINEUP 106 — Ryan Duckett, so.; 113 — Elly Berry, fr.; 132 — Clay Kelly, fr.; 160 — Grant Webster, fr.; 170 — Nathan Russell, so. DATE/TIME: Action begins at 9:30 a.m. for the Bob Roethler Invitational. LOCATION: Emmetsburg. MATCH NOTES: This is St. Edmond’s first ...

Home opener for SE wrestlers

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Eugene Carlson has been an assistant coach at St. Edmond for 17 years. For the time being, Carlson is completely comfortable with keeping Vinnie Harvey’s seat warm matside. Harvey, a St. Edmond graduate and former standout Gael wrestler, was named the program’s next head coach after ...

No. 4 Dodgers sweep

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DES MOINES — The fourth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team did what they needed to do to pick up two road victories on Thursday night. The Dodgers (2-1 overall) defeated Newton, 45-32, and Des Moines North/Hoover, 66-16. “Our young guys made a lot of mistakes, but we’re getting ...

No. 4 Eagles hang on vs. ICCC men

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Fourth-ranked Kirkwood flexed its might in the second half here Wednesday night, opening up a 26-point lead on Iowa Central. But just when it seemed as if the Eagles were going to coast to a victory in the ICCAC opener for both programs, the Tritons found a rhythm. Kirkwood did make enough ...

Kirkwood tops Triton women

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For stretches at a time Wednesday night, the Iowa Central women played point-for-point with No. 13 Kirkwood. The Eagles, though, used their depth to post a 64-46 victory here inside Hodges Fieldhouse in the ICCAC opener for both teams. Ashley Tull led three Kirkwood (6-4 overall, 1-0 in ...

Tritons secure bronze finish at national tournament

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Iowa Central rugby team didn’t bring home a national championship for the second consecutive season, but the Tritons did secure next best thing at the Div. II final four. The Tritons bounced back from a semifinal loss to eventual titlist North Carolina State with a ...

Lohrmann named All-American

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For the fifth consecutive season, the Iowa Central volleyball team produced a Div. II All-American player, as Abby Lohrmann was named to the second team recently. Lohrmann, a sophomore, follows in the footsteps of Gabby Sullivan, Hayli Dorfmeyer, Ali Grein and Mattie Gray as being ...

Jaguars catch Gael girls

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GOWRIE — Southeast Valley finally gained some distance in a close contest with St. Edmond on Tuesday, as the Jaguar girls put together a strong fourth quarter to earn a 37-33 victory. SV (3-1 overall) and the Gaels (0-3) were tied at 14-14 at halftime, and the Gaels clung to a 24-23 lead ...

Lincoln sweeps FDSH bowlers

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling squads dropped decisions to Des Moines Lincoln here on Tuesday. The Dodger boys fell, 3,070 to 2,862. The girls were defeated, 2,854-2,347. Sophomore Kaleb Anderson fired a 246-219—465 to take individual runner-up honors. Senior Jared ...

Rial to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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DES MOINES — Former Fort Dodge Senior High state wrestling champion Mark Rial will receive another honor at the 2019 state tournament. Rial, a four-time state qualifier and three-time finalist, will be part of a seven-member group inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association ...