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Ross sidelined by ankle injury

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IOWA CITY — Brady Ross would have every right to feel sorry for himself. Iowa’s junior fullback suffered an injury during the team’s recent victory at Indiana, and the former Humboldt High School all-stater confirmed on Tuesday he will be sidelined for at least three weeks by a high ...

FORWARD MARCH

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Josie Huss knew the St. Edmond volleyball team needed to come out clicking here Tuesday night to begin postseason play. And that is exactly what the Gaels did. Behind a 10-kill, six-ace performance by Huss, St. Edmond swept past Belmond-Klemme inside the SEHS gym in a Class 2A, Region 2 ...

SCOTT MAKING IT COUNT

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Devyn Scott understands that the connections she’s made over the years through athletics are what will make her senior season at St. Edmond so special. Scott, a four-sport athlete for the Gaels, is currently looking to help the SEHS volleyball program advance through regional play, which ...

RODEO WUNDERKIND

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When she was five years old, Morgan Nelson saddled up for her first horse ride. Since then, it would be hard not to find Nelson taking the reins of competition companions like “Buddy” and “Blueberry.” The Fort Dodge resident started taking lessons in Badger as a youngster, and a ...

No regrets: Girard returns to the field

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MANSON — The smell of the grass on the field — the crisp fall air on a Friday Night — is something Devin Girard never thought he would be able to enjoy. After a long period away from the game that he loved — with a lot of recovery and reflection, and although for a brief period of ...

Record-setting day for Tritons

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By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net Justin Blake took advantage of the opportunity presented to him Saturday by Iowa Central head football coach Jesse Montalto. With starting quarterback Blake Dever sidelined by injury, Blake set several school records as the Tritons rolled to a 58-7 ...

Dodgers dismantle SC West

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge football team isn't leaving anything to chance with so much on the line during these last two weeks of the regular season. The Dodgers scored more touchdowns than Sioux City West had total yards in the first half of their 68-13 rout here Friday — a victory that ...

Warriors top Gaels

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Not much went right for the St. Edmond football team in the first half of their return to Dodger Stadium here Friday night. Alta/Aurelia’s Anthony Krier returned the opening kickoff 77 yards as the Warriors built a commanding 30-0 lead before halftime. While Alta/Aurelia left with a 50-22 ...

Iowa Central hosts Dodge City

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The Iowa Central football team settles in for two consecutive home games beginning this Saturday as they host Dodge City for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for noon inside Dodger Stadium. The Tritons (2-4 overall) are coming off a 44-14 loss to third-ranked Garden City on the road. Justin Blake ...

Area prep football roundup

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Fisher tops the charts GOWRIE —For the third consecutive week Kyler Fisher has broke the 200-yard plataeu and ran to the top of the school’s all-time rushing charts. With a 28-6 victory over Estherville-Lincoln Central, the Jaguars (6-2 overall, 4-0 district) will play for a district ...

Gaels come up short

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It was an emotional night for Dee Huss and the St. Edmond volleyball team here Thursday night as they honored seniors Macey Mason, Devyn Scott, Jacque Oberg and Chloe Lewison. While the end result was a North Central Conference victory for Clear Lake, Huss couldn’t help but feel pride in ...

Two weeks left to make district title push

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For Algona the last two weeks of the season may be the toughest. The third-ranked Bulldogs (7-0 overall, 3-0 district) will face rated teams in the final season. This week Algona will host No. 8 Spirit Lake (6-1, 2-1). In the last week of the season they will travel to face 10th-ranked ...

Wildcats sweep NCC titles

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IOWA FALLS — The Humboldt cross country program scored three of the four top finishes here Thursday at the North Central Conference Invitational. Bryce Gidel and the Wildcat girls swept the podium, with the Humboldt boys also claiming top team honors. Gidel held off Iowa Falls-Alden’s ...

DRAMATIC FLAIR

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Sara Horn had one word to describe the difference in sophomore outside hitter Libby Zorn’s play between her freshman and sophomore seasons with Iowa Central volleyball. “Fearless,” Horn said. “The girls use it a lot to describe one another and I thought Libby just went out there and ...

Running Wild

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Garret Bruce takes a relentless — yet selfless — approach to football, which has resulted in one of the area’s best overall seasons to date on the gridiron. The East Sac County senior running back has been a stalwart for the Raiders on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for ...

Dodgers hit the road

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SIOUX CITY — The high school football playoffs officially kick off later this month. For all intents and purposes, Fort Dodge's postseason run needs to start now. The Dodgers (5-2 overall, 2-1 in Class 4A, District 2) head to Elwood Olsen Stadium for a game against Sioux City West (2-5, ...

Gaels host Alta/Aurelia

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It’s been almost three full weeks since the St. Edmond football team stepped inside Dodger Stadium. After back-to-back road losses at Sioux Central and Ridge View, the Gaels welcome Alta/Aurelia for a Class A, District 2 contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. St. Edmond (2-5, 0-3) saw ...

GRIDIRON STAPLE

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ALGONA — Marty Wadle and Bishop Garrigan are in a familiar position heading down the stretch of the season, but in his 26th year at the helm, Wadle has been around long enough to know nothing can be assumed in football. “We knew with a lot of kids coming back that this would all have to ...

Smooth transition

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LAKE CITY — Martha Mericle stepped into a tradition-rich volleyball program at South Central Calhoun this season as head coach and delivered a perfect run through the Twin Lakes Conference. Now, the Titans are hoping to secure their first state tournament appearance since 2014 under ...

TLC volleyball tourney gets under way

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The opening rounds in the Twin Lakes Conference volleyball tournament will take place Tuesday night at four different locations, with the top two teams from each location advancing to Thursday’s semifinals and championship matches. In Lake City, regular season league champion South Central ...