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PERSEVERANCE

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MARSHALL, Minn. — Tyler Vaughn’s biography page reads like the success story of a typical 23-year-old. Decorated high school athlete. Accomplished junior college and Division II pitcher. Current graduate school student and assistant coach. The former Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa ...

FDSH icon Wilde dies

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Jackie Wilde, who led the Fort Dodge volleyball team to a pair of state championships during her legendary Hall of Fame career, passed away on Wednesday in Arizona. Wilde was a coach and teacher at FDSH for 22 years, winning 519 matches and guiding the Dodgers to an unprecedented 19 ...

Dodgers, area athletes prepare for Drake Relays

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DES MOINES — While the spring weather has been far from nice to athletes around the state, that hasn’t put a damper on those looking to make a statement at the Drake Relays this week. A handful of Messenger-area qualifiers will attempt to do just that inside Drake Stadium when they compete ...

Two titles for Tritons

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Iowa Central crowned two more national champions recently at the 43rd National Collegiate Taekwondo Association championships at American University in Washington DC. Female red belt heavyweight champion Maria Cortes repeated her feat of two years ago. Male blue belt heavyweight Laurent Hill ...

BG, Arndorfer runner-ups at CYO

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The St. Edmond boys golf team placed third here Wednesday afternoon at the CYO, as Andrew Gibb finished seventh overall. Carroll Kuemper took home top team honors, with Bishop Garrigan finishing second. Nate Mertz and Jared Tigges of Kuemper, along with Andrew Arndorfer from Bishop Garrigan, ...

Golden Bears 2nd; SE’s Kinney 10th

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Carroll Kuemper’s Katie Schweers and McKenna Ludwig finished first and third overall here Wednesday afternoon to lead the Knights to the girls CYO golf title at Lakeside Golf Course. Schweers fired an 85 to win the individual title over Bishop Garrigan’s Lexi Berte by six strokes, while ...

Ex-Dowling champion takes St. Edmond post

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Matt Dillon has been hired as the new head football coach at St. Edmond. Dillon, who directed West Des Moines Dowling to back-to-back Class 4A state championships in 2000 and ‘01, will replace Jon Borer, who is returning to Nebraska after one season on the sidelines with the Gaels. “We ...

TITANS REIGN

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MANSON — The South Central Calhoun boys won seven events and claimed the team championship at the Mike Jepson Invitational Tuesday in Manson. The Titans had 130 points, while Pocahontas Area was second with 101. Southeast Valley (77) was fourth, followed by St. Edmond (71), Manson Northwest ...

Tritons sweep Ellsworth

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The Iowa Central softball team scored a doubleheader sweep over Ellsworth here Tuesday afternoon at Rogers Park. Scores were 17-0 in five innings and 8-7. The Tritons (28-23 overall, 8-8 in the ICCAC) finished off the two wins in dramatic fashion, as Destiny Perry recorded a two-RBI walkoff ...

Dodger girls blank Marshalltown, 2-0

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls soccer team rebounded from an overtime loss to Des Moines Roosevelt by blanking Marshalltown here Tuesday night, 2-0. Raeya Love knocked in both goals in the first half for the Dodgers (3-1 overall), who also pitched a shutout vs. Des Moines East in their ...

Fort Dodge girls fall to Ankeny, 7-4

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge girls tennis team dropped a 7-4 decision to Ankeny here Tuesday. Beth Murman and Kathryn Cochrane each had singles victories for the Dodgers, with the two also pairing up for a win in doubles. The other victory for FDSH came from the doubles team of Emma Bloom and ...

Gael boys win again

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HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys tennis team stayed unbeaten on the young season, knocking off Hampton-Dumont 6-3. The Gaels (2-0 overall) swept the doubles matches and won three singles matches. Nelson Cook picked up a 10-5 victory at No. 1 singles and Elijah Litwiller was a 10-3 winner at ...

DEFENDING THEIR TURF

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt girls track team claimed their own title here on Monday evening, holding off North Central Conference rival Algona. The Wildcats scored 147 points, 15 ahead of the Bulldogs. Southeast Valley was third followed by Webster City, Estherville-LC, Pocahontas Area, ...

Dodger boys win Mohawk Relays title

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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge boys track team came away with the Mohawk Relays championship on Monday in Mason City. The Dodgers won six events and outscored Mason City, Waterloo East and Waterloo West. “It’s not a huge meet (in terms of number of schools), but it was a chance to run ...

Humboldt’s Arndt, SE’s Gibb at the top

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The St. Edmond boys golf team finally had the chance to play nine holes here on Monday. With the weather improving, the Gaels hosted a triangular at Lakeside. Humboldt won the meet with a 171. South Hamilton (180) was second, and the Gaels (184) were third. Saydel (204) finished ...

Triton baseball team drops two to NIACC

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The Iowa Central baseball team just couldn’t get past NIACC for the second straight day, dropping a doubleheader on Sunday at Ed Barbour Field. The Tritons (20-23 overall, 9-11 ICCAC) lost 4-0 and 7-3, their fourth straight loss to NIACC (24-17-1, 13-6-1). In the second game, the Tritons ...

Tritons fall to No. 1 DMACC

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Central softball team dropped a doubleheader to top ranked DMACC on Sunday in Des Moines. The Tritons (26-23 overall, 6-8) couldn’t shake the No.1 team in the nation, losing 6-1 and 9-1. Iowa Central recorded an earned run against DMACC (34-0, 10-0) pitcher ...

Montalto, Tritons set for spring scrimmage

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While many college football teams around the country have been forced to scrap plans for a spring scrimmage, Iowa Central’s remains on track. The new-look Tritons will show off their revamped offense and defense in a controlled scrimmage next Saturday inside Dodger Stadium. Gates open at ...

Tritons can’t shake NIACC

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The Iowa Central baseball squad was well on its way to a split against ICCAC rival North Iowa here on Saturday, but a rough ninth-inning in the nightcap allowed the Trojans to escape town with a sweep. The Tritons (20-21 overall, 9-9 in the league) fell, 5-2 and 10-7. Head coach Justin ...

Tritons win twice

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NORFOLK, Neb. — The Iowa Central softball team took a pair of games from Northeast (Neb.) here on Saturday. Scores were 4-2 and 8-6 in favor of the Tritons. Head coach Rick Sandquist’s squad had only four hits in the opener, but they were timely. Kennedy Newell, Cheyenne Andersen and ...