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BUILDING MOMENTUM

The St. Edmond boys opened their second run through the North Central Conference here Tuesday night with a 68-51 victory over Hampton-Dumont. Andrew Gibb scored a game-high 36 points to lead the Gaels (7-6 overall, 5-3 in NCC), who have now won three in a row and five of their last six ...

Bulldogs pull away from Gaels

St. Edmond head girls coach Steve Neuberger knows his team is getting better. Now, Neuberger just wants to see the wins start to appear. The Gaels were unable to avenge a previous loss to Hampton-Dumont this year, falling Tuesday night, 56-45. Back in December, St. Edmond (2-11 overall, ...

SE’s Lawler participates in combine

SAN ANTONIO — Nick Lawler found himself on the very same field that the Iowa State football team competed on last month during the Alamo Bowl. Lawler, a senior-to-be at St. Edmond, was selected to compete in the National Combine hosted by Football University. The event drew players from the ...

Alameda shares her passion at local clinics

Lonni Alameda has been around softball her entire life. Her passion for the game drives her to inspire everyone who has the same love and devotion. Alameda, who enters her 11th season as the head coach at Florida State this year, made a return trip to Fort Dodge on Saturday during a coaches ...

Rising sun

PHOENIX — For the select few of the college basketball world, finding a spot in the NBA is the ultimate goal. Hudson Spedding, a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster, followed that path — just in a different profession. Spedding landed with the Phoenix Suns upon completing his degree in ...

Williamson pursues her dream

A path which perfectly aligned all of Allix Williamson’s passions led her to Buies Creek, North Carolina and Campbell University. It was a case of both proactive networking and impeccable timing. The 2013 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate became the Campbell wrestling program’s director of ...

Triton men post 65-55 home win over Panthers

The Iowa Central men made just enough plays to get in the win column here Saturday for the first time in 2019. Kemryn Jenkins scored a game-high 14 points, with Royshawn Webb and Collin Shannon adding 11 each to lead the Tritons to a 65-55 victory over Ellsworth inside Hodges ...

Women roll to 25-point victory behind West’s 28

Brittany West has found her shooting touch again for the Iowa Central women. West, a sophomore, knocked down seven 3-pointers and tied her career-high with 28 points as the Tritons claimed a 77-50 victory Ellsworth here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. After three consecutive games where ...

FD wrestlers take title in Geneseo

GENESEO, Ill. — The sixth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team spent over eight hours on the road and trekked 600 miles round-trip this weekend. The defending state champion Dodgers made it all worth their while. Head coach Bobby Thompson’s squad secured the title at the Geneseo ...

HOME STRETCH

Sioux City’s swim team feels right at home in the Fort Dodge pool. That attitude starts at the top. Sioux City head coach Eric Hoak swam at Sioux City North in high school, and said he loved coming here for meets. Assistant coach Nick McBride was a Dodger swimmer and a state qualifier ...

Dodger boys fight off J-Hawks

After a frustrating loss against Mason City the night before, Fort Dodge was able to grind out a victory over Urbandale and get back on track here on Saturday afternoon. The Dodgers (4-10 overall) used an efficient start and a solid finish to turn back the J-Hawks, 46-39, and finish a busy ...

E-Hawks take TLC mat title

STORM LAKE — The Emmetsburg wrestling team claimed the Twin Lakes Conference title here Saturday, holding off Graettinger-Terril/R-A. The E-Hawks finished with 212.5 points, as the Titans were right behind with 212. Southeast Valley finished third and South Central Calhoun was ...

Own worst enemy

The psychology of missing free throws snowballed into an ugly apex for the Fort Dodge boys basketball team on Friday against arch rival Mason City. In head coach Tom Daniel’s eyes, all of the missed foul shots at crunch time were emblematic of the mental inconsistency his Dodgers struggle ...

No. 3 Mohawk girls back on track

The third-ranked (Class 4A) Mason City girls snapped out of a mini-slump in a big way against Fort Dodge on Friday. University of Iowa recruit Megan Meyer scored 22 points as the Mohawks posted a 73-21 victory over the Dodgers in the FDSH gym. Mason City (9-3 overall), which had dropped ...

Dodgers lead in Illinois

GENESEO, Ill. — The fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team made the most of Friday’s long trip here to the Geneseo Invitational, taking a first day lead and advancing six into the semifinals. The Dodgers enter action Saturday with a lead in the team standings over fellow Iowa ...

Iowa Central basketball preview

THE TIP: Action begins in this ICCAC doubleheader with the women’s contest at 1 p.m. inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Men will tip at 3 p.m. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (9-6 overall, 0-2 in ICCAC): Kira Ward, soph., 5.5; Shariah Smith, soph., 7.7; Avery Terwilliger, soph., 10.9; Brittany ...

Gael boys rally for win

IOWA FALLS — With Nick Collison watching on, the St. Edmond boys scored a come-from-behind victory over Iowa Falls-Alden here Friday night, 56-49. “In the second quarter, we weren’t playing very well,’’ said St. Edmond head coach Adolph Kochendorfer. “We kept scrapping and getting ...

Gael girls lose to Cadets

IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond girls dropped a 51-31 decision here Friday night to ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets jumped out to a 26-14 lead at the half and never looked back, as three players reached double figures. For the Gaels, Macey Mason had six points, with ...

Iowa Central competes at UNI

CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa Central swim team faced off against Loras and Northern Iowa here Friday night. The Tritons swept Loras, with the women falling to the Panthers. Emilie Andrin was the lone swimmer to score a victory over UNI, as she won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.18. Eve Berg ...

Gaining steam

Bobby Thompson couldn’t help but acknowledge the importance of Thursday night’s dual win by his Fort Dodge wrestling team over Waukee. The sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Dodgers won eight matches, including six in a row at one point, to claim a 33-25 victory over the No. 3 Warriors. Triston ...