Local Sports

Dodger boys stun No. 8 DM Hoover

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys basketball squad never lost faith during their early-season struggles against one of the top schedules in the state. Their patience and resilience paid off on Tuesday, as the Dodgers scored a 47-39 road upset against eighth-ranked (Class 4A) and previously ...

Dodger bowlers sweep Valley

The Fort Dodge bowling teams picked up victories over West Des Moines Valley here Tuesday afternoon at Ridgewood Lanes. The Dodger boys downed the Tigers, 2979-2600, with the FDSH girls picking up a 2571-2334 triumph. “I’m happy with the way both teams performed,” Fort Dodge head ...

ANOTHER MILESTONE

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Kris Huffman has experienced a level of success on the hardwood like few before her. Earlier this month, Huffman — a former Fort Dodge Senior High standout and graduate — recorded her 600th career coaching win at DePauw University. It took Huffman just 722 games to ...

Davidson scores 37, hits game-winner for PAC

POCAHONTAS — Senior Jace Davidson hit a game-winning three-pointer as time expired here Tuesday night, giving the Pocahontas Area boys a 64-61 victory over East Sac County. Davidson — a Morningside College recruit — finished with 37 points, setting a new career-high. Nathan Aljets added ...

Algona edges Gael boys in OT

ALGONA — After falling in a 10-point halftime hole, the St. Edmond boys rallied here Tuesday night, forcing overtime before falling to Algona, 68-62. Wyatt Wegener scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs, with Spencer Nelson and Jason Cecil each chipping in 13. For the Gaels (2-3 overall, ...

Dodger girls fall at the buzzer, 40-39

DES MOINES — Daja Bates nailed a bucket as time expired here Tuesday night, giving Des Moines Hoover a 40-39 victory over the Fort Dodge girls. The Huskies were led by Lorelle Dean’s 15 points, with Bates adding seven. Dean entered the night averaging just five points per game. For the ...

Algona stays unbeaten with win over Gaels

ALGONA — The St. Edmond girls battled back from a 15-point deficit to make a run at No. 6 (Class 3A) Algona here Tuesday night. The Bulldogs, though, were able to remain unbeaten, posting a 57-45 victory. Abbey Holmes led Algona (5-0 overall, 3-0 in NCC) with 15 points, while Molly ...

Fort Dodge’s Long honored by IATO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...